Disable Visual Voicemail on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Visual voicemail is a feature provided by mobile carriers that allows users to check their voicemail without dialing their voicemail number. Once a call goes to voicemail, the user receives a notification in the form of a text message. Visual voicemail has its own inbox where you can view, delete and archive new messages, like your SMS messages. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to set this up, and, if you don't want to use it, turn it off as well.

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Setting up Visual Voicemail

  1. 1
    On the home screen, tap on "Apps".
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  2. 2
    Go to Voicemail and tap on "Personalize now".
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  3. 3
    This will automatically dial your voicemail.
    Follow the prompts to set up your voicemail. Enter your password, record your name and greeting, and once the instructions are done, hang up. If you are subscribed to Visual Voicemail or have the application installed on your phone, you will now be given the notifications via a text message when a new voicemail comes in.
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Accessing Visual voicemail

  1. 1
    From the Home screen, tap on "Apps" and go to the "Visual voicemail" icon.
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    You will see your voicemail messages.
    On the top right of the screen, tap on the folder you want to go to.
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    Tap on the message you want to listen to.
    From there, you have an option to delete or call the person back.
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Turning off Visual Voicemail

  1. 1
    From the Home screen, tap on "Apps" and go to the "Visual voicemail" icon.
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    Tap on the "Menu" key.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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  4. 4
    Tap the switch on Visual Voicemail to turn it OFF.
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Disabling Visual Voicemail using the Application Manager

You can disable Visual Voicemail using your Application Manager. You may want to use this procedure when you think you won't be using Visual Voicemail for a while. Disabling applications using the Application Manager will remove them from the Application menu. Thus, you will not be able to open and access this app unless you enable it and put it back on the menu. Follow these procedures to disable your Visual Voicemail.

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  1. 1
    Go to your Home screen.
    You can get to Galaxy S4's Home screen by pressing on the Home button once, or tapping on the Back key a few times.
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  2. 2
    From the Home screen, tap on the Menu key (lower-left soft button) to view Home screen options.
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    From the list of options, tap on Settings to get to your device's settings menu.
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    From Settings, tap on "More" tab and tap on Application manager under System Manager.
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    On Application Manager, scroll your way to "ALL" tab.
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    On ALL tabs, scroll your way down to Visual Voicemail and tap on it to open application info.
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    On the application info for Visual Voicemail, tap on the "Disable" button on the upper right.
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    The application is now disabled.
    It cannot be accessed through the application menu now. Should you want to access it again, you need to enable it by doing the same procedures.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Reminder: Visual voicemail may cost you extra, depending on your mobile carrier. You can either subscribe to the service with them or download it as an extra application. It is advisable to contact your mobile provider for the best advice.

Questions and Answers

Could not find a screen that says "Personalize now".

Visual Voicemail is an application offered by a network provider, so different providers have different user interfaces. Usually, you can personalize any application in the Settings, which can be accessed through tapping on the Menu key.

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Some mobile carriers require an activation before you can use Visual Voicemail. If this is the case, call your customer service representative to ask for the right settings.

You can personalize your voicemail by performing the following steps:

1. Go to voicemail.

2. Tap on the menu button.

3. Tap on settings.

4. Tap on Personalize Voicemail to personalize your voicemail effectively.

When I pull it up on application manager it does not have the option to disable, only force stop. What can I do?

How to disable visual voicemail on the S4

You can do the following to disable Visual Voicemail on your Samsung Galaxy S4:

  • Tap Voicemail app.
  • Tap Menu button.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Notifications.
  • Choose how you will be notified.

If you wish to completely remove notifications or voice mail, you will need to contact your carrier.

You can also watch this how-to video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHPNqeIqCeA

Voicemail messages no longer routing to Visual Voicemail?

I have a Samsung power core and somehow the voice mail is being routed to a different voicemail. It is in Spanish, how to fix it so my visual voicemail gets my messages again

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How do I turn voicemail back on?

I want to re-enable the app. How do I turn voicemail back on?

Remember, a voice mail feature always depends on your plan and on your carrier. Make sure you have the access to do this. To turn your voice mail on, you will just need to press and hold "1" on your dialer app. If dialing one does not turn it on, you better contact your carrier to find out the number to dial to enable your voice mail.

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Hello and Thank you. When I go to voicemail it says checking subscription status. How do I remove that?

I want to remove this from my phone

You would have to resolve this with your service provider. That usually comes out when your phone service does not include a provision for voicemail. In most cases, voicemail should not change your phone plan, but there are still some service providers who may charge extra for this service.

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Voicemail notifications do not show up on my Samsung 4S (T-Mobile)?

How do I get the voice mail notification icon to show on my Tmobile Samsung 4S?

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I would like to disable Visual Voicemail on my S6 Edge.

I would like to disable Visual Voicemail on my S6 Edge. The process described here does not work as the disable key is grayed out and not active.

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Cannot delete incomplete voice mail?

I received a voice mail from a telemarketer. Somehow, it did not complete and restarts. I cannot access the rest of my voice mail nor can I delete this one.

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Verizon - no voicemail notifications.

I have Verizon wireless Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and there is no way to disable visual voicemail. I set up my voicemail but I get no notifications that I have a voicemail. I have tried calling my voicemail to change my settings but there is no option to change anything except for personal greeting, message and language.

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It is not a Galaxy 4, it is a Galaxy S6 Edge plus, once the T-Mobile visual mail trial all notifications for VM stop?

Voicemail... Galaxy S6 Edge plus, notification stopped after trial of visual voicemail ended. I don't want visual voicemail, I just want something to visually notify me of VM

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My phone does not notify me of any voicemails.

I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone has visual voicemail. Every time someone leaves me a voicemail, I receive no notifications. I have to manually call my voicemail to check. I have tried updating the software, profile, uninstalling voicemail and reinstalling. I do not have Google voice installed on my phone or any 3rd party apps. Skype, WhatsApp and Viber are the only things I can think of that would interfere, but the messaging icon is default to the messaging app. Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

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I don't know how to get rid of the avatar on my Note3.

I don't want it anymore, does it matter that I changed carriers?

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Actually, I have a Galaxy Blaze; can you help with that?

Trying to disable visual voicemail.

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I thought I was turning it off, but I can't find it any longer.

Visual Voicemail is gone. I would like to turn it back on if that is possible it does not appear in apps any longer

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My mum has a Samsung Galaxy Mini S4. She wants to set off the voicemail setting in her phone; I am trying to help her, but I don't understand how. I have Samsung Galaxy S3; it is a bit different in settings than hers.

Every time there is a phone call for her, it is cut by the voicemail very quickly before she can pick it up, and then she got this message stating that she has one message in voicemail. She uses Vodafone at the moment. It is her first use of a smartphone, so it is a bit annoying her, really. Would you help me here? Many thanks!

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If you want to disable the Voicemail feature, then dial 1210. Dial 1211 to enable it. To change the amount of seconds before the Voicemail is activated, dial **61*121*11*30#, where "30" is the maximum allowed amount of seconds. You can choose from 5 to 30 with increments of 5.

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I want to record a new message on my mobile like 'Hi, this is Fiona I am not available please leave the message', how can I do it?

Hi, I have a Samsung mini S4, I used the same number that I had 10 years ago with the other phone my problem is I recorded a message as 'Hi, I am not available please leave the message after the beep', but now I want to delete this message and record a new one but I can't. How can I solve my problem? Thanks. I have tried: I can't find any apps or on setting of voicemail or anything that could help me.. I think it was caused by: I haven't any clue.

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