How to Set the Number of Rings Before Your iPhone Goes to Voicemail

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These are instructions on how to set the number of rings before your iPhone goes to Voicemail. You can increase or decrease the amount of time your iPhone rings by following the simple steps below.

Step One
Press the Phone icon in your iPhone's dock.

Step Two
Press to select Keypad from the tabs at the bottom of the screen. Then enter *#61# and press the Call button.

Step Three
An information screen will appear. Take note of the Voice Call Forwarding number. It should say something like
Voice Call Forwarding
When Unanswered
Forwards to +16478396148

Press the Dismiss button to return to the Keypad.

Step Four
Enter *61*, followed by the Voice Call Forwarding number we retrieved above, followed by *11, followed by *s# (replace s with the number of seconds your iPhone should ring before going to Voicemail)

Example: *61*+16478396148*11*20#

NOTE*: You can enter a + by holding down 0. The default ring time before going to Voicemail is usually 20 seconds.

Press the Call button.

Step Five
Your iPhone will inform you that
Setting Activation Succeeded
Voice Call Forwarding
When Unanswered

Press the Dismiss button to return to the Keypad. The next time someone calls your iPhone it will ring for your specified amount of seconds before going to Voicemail.

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Pamela Bartram - July 13, 2014 at 2:26pm
So far so good, just waiting for someone to call me now. But what a clear tutorial. Thanks so much.
Suzy Q - July 13, 2014 at 8:42am
Fabulous! It has been driving me mad! Phone goes to voice mail mid third ring. It now rings 6 times which is a result! Delighted. Thanks. :)
M Harding - July 4, 2014 at 5:11pm
didn't work at all on my iPhone 4 why is it so complicated to change for heaven's sake!!
M Harding - July 4, 2014 at 5:08pm
didn't work at all on my iPhone 4 why is it so complicated to change for heaven's sake!!
Ria - July 1, 2014 at 8:14pm
The number that us coming up begins with 44 so won't accept the number. I have tried replacing this with 0 but this won't accept it either. My phone only rings three times and I am unable to change this... Help
Stephanie Hazen - July 1, 2014 at 8:39pm
You can call your carrier and they can change it for you if this procedure doesn't work.
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