How to Delete Voicemail on Android : Easy Steps

How to Erase All of Your Voicemail Messages on Your Android

Deleting the voicemail on android is quite an easy task. All you need is to either use the voicemail app or you can simply use the default voicemail app on your android device.

 

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How to Delete Voicemails on Android?

This article on fixyourandroid teaches you two easy methods to delete the voicemail from your android device. The process will erase all the existing voicemails including old and new voicemails and employ the voicemail box completely.

The process may vary from carrier to carrier provider. Basically, you can empty the voicemail box by simply calling the voicemail number as well.

Here are methods you can use to delete the voicemail from android and empty the voicemail box.

Delete Voicemail using Default Voicemail app

This process requires the default voicemail number. You can obtain the voicemail number by calling the carrier provider. Once you have the voicemail for your carrier provider, you can simply call on the number and follow the IVR instruction to delete the existing voicemail numbers.

Delete Voicemail using Voicemail app

To delete a voicemail or multiple voicemails on your phone:

  1. Launch the voicemail app.
  2. From the bottom, click on “Voicemail.
    Select a voicemail, then the three-dotted menu.
  3. Select “Delete”.
  4. To delete multiple voicemails, press and hold the first voicemail message, then “More items.”
    Select “Delete” then check the “I understand” box > “Delete.”

How to Delete Multiple Voicemails?

Sadly, it is not possible to delete multiple voicemail messages at once using default voicemail. Still, you can use visual voicemail to delete multiple voicemail messages at once.

Follow the steps below to delete all the voicemail messages at once using visual voicemail.

  1. Open the Visual Voicemail app.
  2. Tap on the Trash icon on the app.
  3. Select messages using the check box you want to delete.
  4. Now, tap on the trash icon or delete button to delete the selected mesages.

You can follow the steps here to access visual voicemail on your device.

How to Access Voicemail on Android?

The easiest method to access the voicemail on android is to call the voicemail number or dial your own number.

  1. Open the dialer app on Android.
  2. Press and hold “1” to initiate the call.
  3. Enter the voicemail password if prompted.
  4. Follow the IVR instruction to access, manage, and delete voicemail messages.

How Do I Turn Off Voicemail on Android?

Voicemail is an add-on service on your android provided by the carrier providers. YOu can use it as an automatic answering machine. Most of the carrier providers let you use the service for free. You can disable the voicemail anytime if you find it useless.

  1. Dial the carrier customer service number from your android.
    AT&T/T-Mobile: Dial 611.
    Sprint: Dial *2.
    Verizon: Dial 1-800-922-0204
  2. Follow the IVR instruction to delete, retrieve or disable the voicemail on the device.
  3. The options may defer from carrier to carrier.

How Do I Block Voicemail on Android?

Voicemail also allows you to block a number or group of numbers you want to prevent from sending a voicemail on your number. This is quite similar to blocking an incoming call on android.

To block a number from sending voicemail

  1. Launch the voice app.
  2.  Select “Voicemail” at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the voicemail message for the contact you wish to block.
  4. Select “Block” option and click on the eclipse menu(three-dotted menu).
  5.  Select “Block (number)” then “Block.”

To unblock the previously blocked number on the voicemail

  1. Launch the voice app.
  2.  Select “Voicemail” at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the voicemail message for the contact you wish to block.
  4. Select “Unblock” option and click on the eclipse menu(three-dotted menu).
  5.  Select “unblock (number)” then “Unblock.”

FAQ

How Do I Empty My Voicemail?

You can either use the default voicemail app or the visual voicemail app to empty your voicemail inbox. A visual voicemail app also allows you to delete the messages without even opening them.

Can You Recover a Deleted Voicemail?

Yes, you can retrieve old or deleted voicemail messages by dialing the voicemail number and flow the IVR instruction. All the deleted voicemail usually stays there for 30 days after deleting from the inbox. You can access or retrieve the deleted voicemail within 30 days before it’s deleted permanently.

What Number Do You Press to Delete a Voicemail?

Press and hold 1 on your default dialer app to dial the voicemail and follow the IVR instruction to access or delete the voicemail. The option may defer from one carrier provider to another.

Where are voicemails stored on Android?

It can be in the internal storage or the SD card storage(SMVVM Folder). You can also store this voice message in cloud storage like Google Drive or Dropbox for backup.

Final Words

Voicemail has a limited amount of memory and you may run out of it if you receive several voicemails. However, the size limit pretty much depends on the carrier provider and also the old messages are replaced with the newly received voicemail messages. But, you can also delete the voicemail on Android manually as well. The best method to delete the voicemail messages is to dial the voicemail number and follow the IVR instructions. You can select the option to delete the voicemail messages at once or one by one. Using a visual voicemail is also a better idea to manage, access or delete voicemail messages.