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

Posted January 25, 2009 at 5:54pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 570637 views
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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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Ariel Peeri - July 29, 2015 at 9:04pm
It works with minimum 10s. Tried for 5s got error.
David Bell - June 30, 2015 at 6:24pm
Does not work with Verizon.
adrea - July 6, 2015 at 1:12am
Re: Verizon service iphone 6 How does one set the number of rings for voicemail to pick up the call? Thanks,
SteveH - June 17, 2015 at 5:55pm
if your on o2 dial **61*901*11* then the number of seconds from 0 to 30 in multiples of 5. so it would read **61*901*11*15# would be 15 seconds ringing before divert.
sharonbriggs - June 16, 2015 at 5:48pm
Sharon - your instructions could not be more clear and easy. I have an Iphone6 and your instructions were perfect.
Debbie 43 - June 1, 2015 at 7:49am
Easy to follow insructions with screen dhots too. Thanks. It would be easier to do it from the phone settings
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