How To Delete Voicemails On Android

How To Delete Voicemails On Android

Deleting voicemails on an Android device is quick and easy through the voicemail application. The days of calling your voicemail are long gone. The factory voicemail app stores recent messages and even has upgrade options that allow for reading of voicemails. If you don’t delete your voicemail messages, your inbox will fill, and receiving new voicemails will no longer be an option. Deleting old messages becomes necessary to free up space for new voicemails. Alternatively, you can purchase a larger inbox and store bulk messages if desired.

Accessing Voicemails

Three methods are available to access your voicemails. If you have a recent voicemail, check your top notification bar and select the recent voicemail. You can listen to this individual voicemail and save or delete the message. The second method is to go through your recent calls list. Select the list, and you will see the voicemail icon attached to the individual calls with active voicemails saved in the inbox. Select the icons individually to access the voicemails and the associated settings. Lastly, access the voicemail app icon on your app screen to access the inbox as a whole. If the app is hidden or not visible, you must navigate to the phone settings and the app manager to reach your inbox and set a new access icon on your Android apps screen.

Android Voicemail App

Within the voicemail app, you’ll see a list of voicemails with the phone number or contact name for each individual message. If you select a message, it will open a screen for that individual message from which you can listen to, call the contact or delete the individual message. You cannot, however, manage bulk messages here. To delete messages in bulk, select the menu bar in the top-right corner (represented by three vertical dots). Choose “Edit” and tap each individual voicemail that you wish to delete. The screen also includes a bulk select application for bulk deletion. Select “Delete” in the top right-hand corner to remove all selected voicemails at the same time. The voicemails will be permanently and immediately removed.

Independent Apps

Third-party voicemail apps may change the way your phone stores and manages voicemails. Possibilities include visual voicemails, service provider-specific voicemail apps, call blocker and voicemail combination apps, and voicemail-to-text message converting apps. The settings and options for deleting messages on third-party apps vary and require investigating the settings of each individual application. In most cases, the process remains simple as the apps don’t want you to store bulk messages.


What Number Do You Press to Delete a Voicemail?

The number you press to delete a voicemail depends on your mobile carrier. To confirm the number, access the voicemail and listen to the automated message. Most carriers require dialing ‘1’ and hitting the call button.

How Do I Empty My Voicemail?

To delete all your voicemails from your Android phone: 1. Launch your voice app. 2. From the bottom, select “Voicemail.” 3. Select the three-dotted menu. 4. To delete multiple voicemails, select and hold the first voicemail, then click on “More items.” 5. Select “Delete,” then check the “I understand” box > “Delete.”

Why Can’t I Delete Voicemails?

As with most technology and applications, experiencing glitches at times is normal. We may not be able to pinpoint the cause of why you are not able to delete your voicemail messages, but here are three things you could try via your Android phone to solve the problem: Try Rebooting Your Phone All sorts of funny issues can occur when your phone hasn’t had a reboot in a while. Rebooting allows your phone to clear out and fix any problems. So try switching it off for at least five minutes, then see if the problem is resolved. Try Cleaning the Voicemail Applications The cause may be down to the phone or the voicemail application. To clear the phone’s app data: 1. From the home screen, navigate to “Settings.” 2. Select “General” > “Apps.” 3. Locate and select your voicemail app. 4. Select “Storage” > “Clear cache” then “Clear data.” Confirm to delete everything for both options. 5. Navigate back to the voicemail app. · Since all the data has been removed, the next time you launch the app, you’ll notice it displays screens and options as if being accessed for the first time. 6. Now try deleting your voicemails again. If, at this point, the issue is still present: Try Factory Resetting Your Phone The problem could result from a virus or software bug on your phone. Before resetting your phone to its factory settings, back up all of the information stored on it to another device so that you can put it back onto your phone after the reset. If the problem is with your phone, the factory reset has a good chance of solving it. If not, contact your mobile service provider to carry out some troubleshooting to help resolve the problem from their end.

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