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When the iPhone first came out, one of its breakthrough features was Visual Voicemail. Which lets you see a list of all your voicemail messages, and then just tap the one you want to listen to. So you don't have to navigate through a series of audio menus like you had to with the voice mail systems on other phones. To get to your voicemail, open the Phone app, and tap Voicemail. Messages you haven't listened to yet have a blue dot next to them, and they'll play as soon as you tap them. >> Sure you took the message that the meeting was moved from Thursday to Friday at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions give me a call back, thanks.
>> Now I suggest turning on the speaker phone like I did here by tapping Speaker, unless you're someplace where you're concerned about other people hearing your voicemails. It's just much easier to browse and listen to your voicemails over the iPhone's built in speaker than it is to bring the phone to your ear. You can listen to any message again, by tapping the Play button. While it's playing, you can tap the Play button again to pause it. And you can pick up where you left off at any time. >> It's that the meeting was moved from Thursday to Friday at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions. >> And probably most importantly, you can drag the Progress bar to the right and left to quickly jump back and forth in the voicemail.
>> Sure you get the message that the meeting was moved from Thursday to Friday at 4:00. This is perfect for those times when someone leaves a long-winded message, but doesn't leave his call back number until the very end. With the iPhone, you don't have to sit and listen through the entire message again. Just drag to the end of the message. But of course, since this is Visual Voicemail, you probably won't need to listen for the callers call back number. Since you can simply tap the Call Back button, to instantly call back the number of the person who left you the voicemail. You can tap the blue i button to see the Address Book Card for the caller. And from here you can call back, text, or even start a FaceTime video call.
Back on the main Voicemail screen here, you can also tap the Delete button to delete the message. Notice you don't get any confirmation notice. The selected message just disappears. Now if you tap Delete by accident, notice that a Deleted Messages folder has now appeared. And in here you will find all of your recently deleted voicemails. You can play deleted voicemails from here, or you can select it and tap Undelete, to put the message back in your voicemail box. Deleted messages stay in the Deleted Messages folder for 30 days. So, you have plenty of time to go back and retrieve them.
Or if you really need to delete a message before then. First tap Delete, then go into Deleted Messages, and you can either tap Clear All to delete all the messages in here, or swipe across to the left to clear specific messages. Here on the main Voicemail screen is also where you can tap Greeting to record your voicemail message. This is what people will hear when they call your phone and you don't answer. If you want to record your own greeting, tap Custom and then all you need to do is make sure you're in a relatively quiet area, and then tap the Record button to record your message. This is Garick. Please leave a message.
Stop the recording and then tap the Play button to listen to it. This is Garrick, please leave a message. If you're happy with the recording you're all set. If you want to try again, tap the Record button once more and repeat your message. Otherwise just tap Save. And that's how you work with Visual Voicemail on your iPhone.
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