An icon will flash on the screen whenever you flip the switch from on to off or back. Thank you for all your suggestions!! After contacting the store, I found that I would have to leave the phone there. Marjorie Hi Cindy, The problem with your calls routing straight to your iPhone voice mail may not be exactly the same issue this fix resolves, if you have been using the Do Not Disturb option before without problem. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. However, it is not uncommon to come across users looking for a fix to the problem of Calls Going Straight to Voicemail on iPhone. Want to know why your call goes straight to voicemail without ringing? I don't to access and hear what is on their voicemail, I want to call their number and leave a message on their voicemail directly so they can pick it up later.
Tap the down volume button until you see the icon indicating vibration but no sound. Down below are more reason why your calls are going straight to voicemail. Straight to Voicemail Call Concerns Telemarketers have used services to call people and have their messages go directly to voicemail, and if you use such features either socially or professionally, recipients might find it creepy or off-putting. Hopefully after all of these steps, your incoming and outgoing calls should have stopped going into voicemail. Touch to toggle this feature. . If however, you are not lucky with the fix, please leave a comment below and let us know if any other resolution has worked for you.
If the switch is enabled, turn it off. Voicemail Alternatives If you want to send someone a message without calling them, there may be better alternatives to voicemail, which can take time to listen to and can sometimes be hard to understand if you're not in a quiet place. Have you checked that you do not have Call Forwarding enabled on your iPhone? I have an iPhone 6. Even though a friend who calls you can hear the phone ringing on his or her end, but you are still not allowed. However, I digress… Of course, there is email and texting, but sometimes there is no replacement for the emotion, inflection, and sincerity of your voice. This is going to clear your phone settings, so it is likely to stop your iPhone from going straight into voicemail.
Wilhelm Schnotz has worked as a freelance writer since 1998, covering arts and entertainment, culture and financial stories for a variety of consumer publications. Hope that will work for some. Hi Margaret, Thank you so much for the feedback. Thank you very much for this! I have had 4 iPhone 6 phones since January 2015. At the prompt, dial the person you want to reach. Solution 2: Do Not Disturb If you have the problem that iPhone goes straight to voicemail when screen is locked, then it may be caused by Do Not Disturb.
If you want to avoid marketing calls, you can just block them instead. I also deleted all my voicemails on my phone. Though that will probably go away as the initial wave of publicity passes. Jeff Thanks a million for this. Hi Cindy, I just checked my iPhone settings and I am able to check and uncheck both options. The Do Not Disturb icon locates on the left side of the battery icon and it looks like a crescent moon. Contact us if you have any difficulty that iPhone goes straight to voicemail.
I am happy you were able to restore your calls by unblocking a number previously block. I turned off the Call Forwarding and I am receiving calls again!! Check For Software Updates From Carrier Calls can go straight to Voicemail; in case your iPhone is having problems connecting to your carriers network due to outdated carrier settings. In some cases, the recipient's phone may ring briefly before the voicemail is left. I would also recommend resetting network settings on your phone. Once your device is on, go back into the phone app and see if you can make calls again. Thus, you need to check your surroundings first. That is my personal suspicion that I have not been able to prove.
This simple fix has the potential to fix minor software glitches and stuck processes on your iPhone. Check Cellular Data Settings It is possible that you may have accidentally disabled Cellular Data on your iPhone or you had previously disabled on your iPhone in an effort to reduce cellular data usage on your iPhone. Even the very important ones, like another person said, that I had phone in hand waiting for the call! This will hopefully fix your problem. Later, you can ask somebody to make a new phone call to see whether iPhone goes straight to voicemail or not. I can basically bypass the call, but even though it said the msg was sent. Regards Jeff Jeff I think you have saved my marriage! Not sure why blocking one number would keep me from getting calls from unblocked numbers and also I was getting calls after I blocked this number…stopped getting calls the day after.
I have not switched my business service to Boost Mobile because of this problem. After that, they can point you the correct solution to fix the problem that iPhone doesn't ring and goes to voicemail directly. Sara I went through all the suggested fixes to no avail. The first call went straight to voicemail with no ring or record of the call and the second a few minutes later came through. Hi Caryl, If you have tried all suggested solutions and your carrier has not come up with a fix for calls going straight to voice mail on your iPhone, perhaps it is time to bite the bullet and reset your iPhone to factory default and set it up again with your Apple id. Free accounts are available but they require you to listen to an ad before making your call.
You may end up missing important calls, in case incoming calls are going directly to Voicemail on your iPhone, instead of making your iPhone ring or vibrate to alert you about incoming calls. It is compatible with the Android, iPhone and iPod Touch. Thanks to Tommo for sharing this fix that worked for him. Is your phone a company iPhone? When I called it the recording said this was not a valid number so I hung up and tried to call my phone and it rang. Many cellphones also offer speech-to-text messaging features that let you dictate a message to send someone even if you're not able to use your hands to type it, such as when you're cooking or driving a car.