How to Set Up Voicemail on Android Running 5.0 or Higher Versions

Voicemail is something which needs no introduction. It has been on our phones since ages.

But time and again you might find yourself in a situation where you need help in setting up voicemail on your Android device. So, if right now you are in a similar situation then you are on the right page as here I’ll show how you can easily set up Voicemail on your Android Smartphone.

Before I begin, let me make it clear that this method is only for Android devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or any other higher version.

Let’s get started.

How to Set Up Voicemail on Android

The below method is very simple, easy and won’t take more than a few seconds. You just need to follow these quick steps:

1st StepOpen the Dialer on your Smartphone.

2nd StepTap on the three-dots which can be found in the top-right corner of your phone.

how to set up voicemail on android

From the drop-down menu, tap on Settings.

how to set up voicemail on android

3rd StepOnce you are on the Settings page, tap on Speed Dial Settings. It can also be called as Call Settings or Voicemail Settings depending on your phone.

Since in my case it is Speed Dial Settings, so I’ll tap on Speed Dial Settings.

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Note that if your phone has an option called Call Settings, tap on it and look for Voicemail Number or Voicemail Settings.

4th StepNeedless to say but still. The Number 1 will always be your voicemail. So tap on 1 Voicemail. On the next screen, tap on Setup.

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5th StepNow, tap on Voicemail Number. A small dialog box will pop-up, feed the phone number which you want to set up as the voicemail number. Tap on OK.

how to set up voicemail on android

Remember: Once you tap on OK and set a particular number as your Voicemail Number, you can’t undo it. By that I mean, you’ll always have to keep a number as your Voicemail Number. You just won’t be able to leave the ‘Voicemail Number’ field blank.

You can set any of your saved contacts as your Voicemail Number by tapping on the small ‘Person’ icon.

Depending on your country and carrier, you may see a few more options under Setup.

In case you want to change the Voicemail Number, the steps are the same.

How to Call Voicemail Number

Well, calling is something which is too basic. But anyways, here are two ways by which you can quickly call the Voicemail Number:

#1: By opening up the dialer and holding down ‘1‘ for a few seconds.

#2: Call Voicemail Number hands-free with the help of Google Assistant.

If you have Google Assistant on your phone, just open Google Assistant and say ‘Call Voicemail’.

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Google Assistant will make the call straight away, without any fuss.

So, there you have it guys, a short guide on how to set up voicemail on Android devices.

If you are facing any issue with setting up Voicemail Number on your Android phone, do let me know in the comments. I might come of some help.

And don’t forget to share this article with your friends and colleagues on your Social Networks.

Ankit Nawlakha is a smartphone enthusiast who loves to dig into the ever-increasing world of smartphone technology.
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