This service is provided by a mobile carrier. To listen to the voice messages your familiars have left, you have to dial a special number or use an application on the Samsung phone called visual voicemail.
Why do I need it?
Such a useful tool helps you to stay in touch with your family, friends, and colleagues in such a busy life. If you are not in contact and have no internet, your mates can leave you a message. So, you will never miss any important call.
What will I learn after reading?
However, the voicemail may be not activated and customized properly. In that case, you have to take a few simple steps.
This article helps set up voicemail on a smartphone, choose the best phone app settings for the most comfortable using the tool, and fix the voicemail if it doesn’t work for any reason.
How do I know if I have a voicemail on my Samsung A51?
First, you can find out if the voicemail phone number has been set up. Clarify it by doing the following steps:
- Choose the phone icon on the main screen.
- Tap the three dots. They are located in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Select Settings, then tap Voicemail. Finally, choose Voicemail settings. If you see a phone number, all is fine.
How to set up voicemail (about voicemail settings)
So, the phone number is not shown, or the voicemail doesn’t work while you are trying it for the first time. That means you have to set up voicemail first. Do the following steps:
- Go to the main screen and select the telephone icon.
- Press the Keypad tab if it has not appeared. Then hold the 1 button on the keypad.
- Choose the Add number button. It allows you to add a number. You can get it from your mobile carrier by visiting its official site, for example.
- Confirm the changes in your Android phone app.
The other way to set up voicemail
You can also use another method:
- On the main screen, select the telephone icon.
- Press the three dots (in the upper right corner).
- Open Settings.
- Choose Voicemail.
- Press the Voicemail number and insert the number you have got from your mobile carrier.
How do I turn on voicemail on my Samsung Galaxy?
For listening to the messages on the voicemail, open the keypad by selecting the keypad tab. It is located on the main screen. The next action is pressing the 1 button and holding it for a while. There will be dialing the special number.
If there are no voice messages, you will be informed about that. If there is any message, you can listen to it. Use the keypad to manage the process according to the system’s interactive voice tips.
Visual voicemail icon
The Samsung phone also has a useful phone app to browse and listen to messages. It is called a visual voicemail. The user doesn’t need to dial the number. You have to select the visual voicemail icon and access voicemail by entering your voicemail password. Choose the message you need and listen to it right on the smartphone.
How do I activate my voicemail?
First, you need to open the Android phone settings. After that, do the next actions:
- Select the Call settings button.
- Tap on Voicemail.
- If you don’t see the Voicemail button, use the search box.
- Select the mobile carrier. The box you need is located under Voicemail Service.
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to do if my voicemail doesn’t work?
Most likely, the reason is not in the voicemail. Make sure that you have no problem with WiFi connection, data connection, and other apps which can conflict with your voicemail application.
How do I record my greeting?
You have to launch the Google Voice application. When the app is opened, go to the settings, select Voicemail, and choose the greeting tab. Record your speech and confirm all the changes.
What should I do if the visual tool doesn’t work?
Most likely, the Samsung phone doesn’t have a mobile data connection. Turn off the WiFi while the testing is going on.
Do I have to pay for Visual Voicemail?
You don’t have to. At the same time, Visual Voicemail doesn’t work if you have got a prepaid account.
Voicemail is a useful tool that helps you to be in contact with your friends and colleagues all the time.
If you want to listen to the voicemail message you have got, dial a special voicemail number. You can get it from your mobile carrier.
Set up voicemail by holding the 1 button on the keypad of your smartphone. You can find it by pressing the telephone icon on the home screen.
For fast dialing, open Settings, then select Voicemail, tap Voicemail settings, and insert the phone number you have got from your career.