While checking your voicemail on your smartphone is a simple process, you’d be surprised how much more you can do with your Android smartphone. One of the nice features of using an Android device is Google’s “Live Transcribe” service, which automatically generates transcripts upon hearing a sound. You can also use this service to transcribe your voicemails. In this article, we bring you the top 5 ways to check your voicemail messages on your Android phone.
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Access your voicemail through the dialer
The easiest way to check your voicemail on an Android phone is through the dialer in the Phone app. Here’s how.
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Step 1: Launch the Phone app on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Tap the dialer icon. Some phones have a ‘keypad’ tab at the bottom to access the dialer.
Step 3: Press and hold ‘1’ to call your voicemail.
You can now listen to all your pending voicemails.
Tap the notification
Every time you receive a new voicemail, you will receive a notification on your smartphone. Just swipe down from the status bar and tap the notification to listen to the voicemail. If you accidentally cleared the notification, you’ll need to use other methods on this list to listen to your voicemails. If you don’t receive new incoming voicemail notifications, go to Phone>Settings>Voicemail>Notifications and make sure notification alerts are turned on.
Use visual voicemail
This feature is only available with certain network providers. Additionally, some native Phone apps may not have a Visual Voicemail section, in which case you’ll need to download a third-party app. The Visual Voicemail tab in the Phone app has a voicemail icon. Once you tap that tab, you’ll see all your pending voicemails. You can save or delete them individually.
View voicemail transcripts
Google’s transcription service works surprisingly well for voicemails. Also, this feature is only available for certain network providers like Verizon, O2, T-Mobile and some others. Here’s how to enable voicemail transcriptions.
Step 1: Launch the Phone app.
Step 2: Go to Settings and select Voicemail.
Step 3: Enable voicemail transcription.
You will receive a transcript of all your voicemails, old and new, once you enable this feature. As of now, transcripts are only available in English and Spanish. You can easily share the transcript with anyone you want.
Use a third-party app
There are several third-party apps for Android that make it incredibly easy to access your voicemails, even when you don’t have your phone with you. YouMail is one of the most popular third-party apps for organizing, managing, and accessing your voicemails remotely. You can log in to your YouMail account on another device to listen to your voicemails. YouMail also allows you to set custom greetings for specific callers.
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Here are the top 5 ways to check your voicemail messages on an Android phone. While checking your voicemail works just fine, third-party apps offer additional useful features such as spam filters, management tools, and custom personalized greetings. You can even choose to have your unchecked voicemails automatically forwarded to your partner or spouse, just in case you don’t want to ignore important messages.
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