How to setup Live Voicemail in iOS 17

iOS 17 introduces a new Live Voicemail that shows transcription of the voicemail in real-time.

As the feature allows users to see the transcription of the message as it is being recorded, they can decide to answer a call if it is very important. Live Voicemail transcription is done on-device and remains private.

Live voicemail - iOS 17

Users don’t even have to worry about receiving spam calls because the calls identified as spam by the carrier will be declined and will not appear as Live Voicemail. In addition, Live Voicemail also features a block button to take care of the spam calls which make it through.

iOS 17 will be available on compatible devices in Fall. As iOS 17 is currently in beta, we were able to set up and test the new Live Voicemail feature. Here is how you will be able to turn on Live Voicemail on your devices when it will out later this year.

How to turn on Live Voicemail to see real-time transcriptions in iOS 17

iOS 17 will be compatible with iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone SE (2nd generation or later), iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR. 

The Live Voicemail feature will be enabled by default in iOS 17. Here is how it will work:

  1. When you send or let a call go to voicemail, a phone and recording icon will appear on top of your iPhone or in the Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Live voicemail - iOS 17
  2. Tap on the phone icon to open Live Voicemail transcription as the message is recorded. 
  3. The transcription also appears with Message and Accept options to either let the recording go to messages and answer the call. For new numbers, the transcription appears with Block and Pick Up options to either answer or block a spam caller. 

How to turn off Live Voicemail in iOS 17

You will manually have to turn it off if you do not want to view transcriptions of your voicemail in real time.

  1. Make sure your device is updated to iOS 17 or later.
  2. Open the Settings app and tap on the Phone option.
  3. Select the Live Voicemail option and tap on the toggle to turn off the feature. 

Live voicemail - iOS 17

Whenever you want to turn on the feature, follow the same steps listed above and tap on the toggle to turn it green and enable Live Voicemail. 

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