How To Clear Voicemails On iPhone?


An ordinary telephone can be used to exchange voice messages, select and deliver voice information, and process transactions related to individuals, organizations, products, and services via a voicemail system (also known as a voice message or voice bank).

It can also refer to methods used to deliver voice messages over a phone network, including answering machines.

The majority of cell phone service providers offer voicemail as a basic feature; many corporate private branch exchanges include internal voice-messaging services, and 98 service code subscriptions are offered to most individuals and small businesses (in the United States). So In this article, we discuss” how to clear voicemail on iPhone?”

How Does The Voicemail Feature Work?

Callers can record audio messages and have them sent to a recipient via voicemail systems. Messages are managed by a user interface, which comprises an interface for selecting, playing, and managing messages, a method of getting messages to the user played or delivered; and a notification system that notifies the user of an upcoming message. For all these functions, most systems rely on cellular and landline telephone networks.

A system may employ multiple telecommunication techniques, allowing recipients and callers to receive messages via PC, PDAs, cell phones, or smartphones.

Touch-tones are used as an interface in simple voicemail systems. They act as remote answering machines. A more complicated system might also use computer interfaces or voice input devices. Messages can be delivered via email or text message, message forwarding, and multiple mailboxes with more sophisticated voicemail systems. Simpler voicemail systems might use the phone to play the message while more advanced ones may use alternative delivery methods such as email or text message delivery.

Most modern voicemail systems store their messages digitally.  Various methods of notification are used for voicemail messages. There are also messages that provide an indicator that they are awaiting, as well as situations in which no notification is provided.

Oftentimes, companies will integrate their PABX with their call center ACD for automatic call distribution, with mobile phones and paging systems for message alerts, and with computer systems or databases to deliver information or process orders. Digital information from a corporate database can be used by Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems to pick out pre-recorded words and phrases stored in voicemail vocabulary to form sentences for delivery to the caller.

Today, many people simply text rather than leave a voicemail, as voicemail is a rather antiquated form of communication. 

It is important to know “how to clear  Voicemail on iPhone?” in bulk, however, if your phone is flooded with voicemails. It’s simple: Why would someone want to use their phone’s internal storage space for voicemail?

Here are the steps you need to follow in order to remove all voicemails from your iPhone.

How To Clear Voicemail On iPhone?

  1. In the bottom-right corner of your Phone app, tap the Voicemail icon. Swipe left on each voicemail and tap “Delete” to delete it individually.
  2. In the top-right corner, select “Edit” to remove all your voicemails at once.
  3. You can delete your voicemail by tapping the circles beside each message in the inbox you wish to remove.

  1. Hit “Clear All” at the top right after selecting “Deleted Messages” at the bottom of the screen.

It appears that all voicemails have now been deleted.

The voicemail files can be exported and saved elsewhere if you do not want to lose your content as a result of deleting them.

Tap on a message and then tap the Share button and you can save the audio as an email or text message.

How To Clear Voicemail Permanently From Your iPhone?

Every now and then, iPhone users receive voicemails, but normally they are not aware of how much storage they can use due to these voicemails.

Having too little storage space on your iPhone can cause many problems. Other issues include slowness or sluggishness of your device. Moreover, you may also want to remove these iPhone voicemails in order to prevent information leaks, which in some cases can prove to be incredibly damaging for you.

Voicemails on your iPhone can be deleted in two ways. On the one hand, they can be deleted directly on your iPhone. When you do this, you may either delete each individual voicemail or delete multiple voicemails all at once. These methods are shown below.

Recoverable Method Of Clearing Voicemail On iPhone

Here are the 2 methods for clearing the voicemails from your iPhone either individually or with just one click.

1. Voicemails can be deleted individually on iPhone

Tap the “voicemail” tab in your iPhone app.

You can now delete your voicemail message by tapping the red “Delete” button when it appears on the screen.

 2. All Voicemails can be deleted in one go on iPhone

  1. Go to the “Voicemail” tab in the phone app.
  2. Tap “Edit” on the next screen. While tapping the red “Delete” button, simultaneously tap the multiple red minus buttons.

What happens if you have a full mailbox, but there are no voicemails?

Since the introduction of iPhones, this has become a common problem. In this situation, the caller gets the Mailbox Full message when you check your Deleted Messages folder but they don’t get the message when they call.

When you have deleted your voicemail and it has returned, contact the service provider or use the Airplane Mode to clear it. Once you have put your phone in Airplane Mode, all of your voicemails can be deleted.

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The Feature Writer at Healthy Talks, Khadija, has written hundreds of how-to and troubleshooting pieces on a variety of topics. She is a former Associate Editor for Healthly Talks magazine and has previously written for the Iowa Source and educational marketing websites. Khadija holds a bachelor's degree in science and an associate's degree in education with a concentration on curriculum development.


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