How to Setup Voicemail on Android

Here’s a popular question we get:  How do I setup voicemail on my Android phone and change my greeting? That’s easy! We’ll walk you through it!

Setting up voicemail on a phone running Android KitKat only take a few quick steps (*note: this only works if your voicemail is totally cleared out and empty):

  1. Open your phone dialer.
  2. Press and hold the “1” button.
  3. Press “1” again to record a greeting.
  4. Press “3” to change your password.

That’s it! You’re all set!

how_do_i_change_voicemail_on_androidOn a phone running Android Lollipop, the above steps work, or you can also change voicemail settings this way:

  1. Open your phone dialer.
  2. Tap the three dots in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
  3. Tap “settings”.
  4. Tap “calls”.
  5. Tap “voicemail”.
  6. Tap “setup”.
  7. And from there you can change your voicemail number.
  8. Follow the tips up in the KitKat section to customize your greeting, etc.

This is one more of those moments when our engineers get to shine too. Beyond the standard Android voicemail settings, they made it super simple to change your voicemail and create a custom greeting right from the Republic app (I do a mean Christopher Walken impression if anyone would like to fool their friends).

For detailed instructions on how to setup voicemail using the RW app, checkout our Community documents for both KitKat and Lollipop.


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  • Jamie King

    Eventually, Kitkat is going to be obsolete when all of the Gen 1 phones get updated to Lollipop.

  • EvanBourne

    I dont see three dots at the top right im on version 4.4.4