Top 8 Ways to Fix iPhone Voicemail Not Working

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-07-30 / Update for  iPhone Fix

"Voicemail on XR does not work. When I try to make a greeting, it says 'operation couldn't be completed. (com.apple.mobilephone error 1035)'. When I try to change password for voicemail, after entering new password twice, it says 'voicemail unavailable try again later'."

It's been quite a long time since we have been enjoying visual voicemail feature on our iPhone. But after iOS 14 beta/13.6/12 update, or for bad network issues, a lot of iPhone users have been facing iPhone voicemail not working issue, this article can help you out. You will get the best 8 solutions to fix iPhone 11/XR/8/7/6 voicemail problems.

Common iPhone Voicemail Not Working Problems

  • iPhone not showing or downloading voicemails
  • The Phone app on your iPhone isn't working correctly
  • Visual voicemail not working after iOS Update
  • No voicemails alerts/notifications on iPhone
  • Voicemail is currently unavailable/cannot access voicemail
  • Unable to hear or listen to a voicemail message
  • Voicemail won't play on iPhone 6

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  • Download, install and launch the software on your PC and connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable. Now click on "Fix All iOS Stuck" when your device is detected. From the main interface, click on "Fix Now" to proceed.

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Way 1: Close and Re-run the Phone App

The first way to solve the visual voicemail not working issue on your iPhone, or even iPhone 5 voicemail not working is by closing and reopening the phone app. Sometimes the easiest solution can solve bigger problems in no time. So at first close your voicemail app and reopen it again to see if your problem exists or not. If you are still facing the problem then proceed to the next way.

Way 2: Reboot your iPhone

If visual voicemail is currently unavailable in your iPhone, you can try solving this issue by restarting it. Here is how to do it.

If you use iPhone 6s or older, you need to press and hole the "Home" button and the "Volume Down" button (Power button when you use iPhone 6) until the Apple logo appears on your screen.

If you use iPhone 7/7Plus, press and hold the Power (On/Off) button and Volume Down button to restart your device.

If you are having an iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/XS/XS Max/XR, then you will need to press the volume up and down button. Then, long press the side button till the Apple logo appears and the device restarts.

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Way 3: See If You Have Set up Voicemail Properly

Sometimes an update can change your handset configuration. So you need to check if voicemail was set up properly so that you can fix iPhone visual voicemail not working issue. Here is how to do it.

  • Go to your phone app and choose Voicemail.

  • Tap on "Set Up Now".

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  • Create a new voicemail password and confirm it by tapping "Done".

  • You can either choose default greeting or set a custom greeting by recording it yourself.

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  • Finally tap "Done" to save it.

Way 4: Put Your Phone on Airplane Mode And Turn Off

Some users have been able to solve voicemail not showing up on iPhone by simply turning their Airplane mode on and off. All you need to do is go to "Settings" and then go to Airplane mode option. Now turn the Airplane mode on and after 30 seconds, turn it off.

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Way 5: Reset The Password of Voicemail

You can try solving your voicemail not working issue by resetting the voicemail password. Here is how to do it.

  • First, log in to the carrier's website or contact their customer service.

  • Then, navigate to your Voicemail tab from the Phone app.

  • Finally, you will get a new pop up screen will appear and tell you to set up the voicemail.

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Way 6: Update the Carrier Settings

Your carrier sometime might push an update for the cellular service. You can try updating the carrier settings to solve this issue.

  • Go to the "Settings" option, choose "General" and then choose "About".

  • If any update is available for installing, it will appear.

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Way 7: Toggle Cellular Service

You may also find a solution of visual voicemail not working issue by toggling the cellular service. Here is how to do it

  • First you need to go to the "Settings" option and then choose "Cellular".

  • Now go to "Cellular Data" and tap on it to turn it off.

  • After waiting for a few seconds then tap on the switch to make the cellular data turn on again.

  • Finally you can reboot your iPhone and check if visual voicemail is working or not.

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Qustion: Why is My Voicemail Unavailable on My iPhone?

So many iOS users recently have run into such problem, no matter what you have with old version like iPhone 5 or the newest version iPhone 11. We listed some possible reasons that could cause the problem manay people have reported in the Apple community.

    1. The first reason comes to the settings on the iPhone itself.

    2. Your carrier probably restricts your voicemail boxes.

    3. Your voicemail box is probably full.

    4. The software glitches on your iPhone after new iOS update.

  Updated on 2020-07-30 / Update for  iPhone Fix

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