How to Forward Voice Mail Messages on an iPhone

by Daniel Hatter

Whether you've received a voice mail intended for a family member, or just want to give someone a copy of one of your voice mails, you can forward the voice mail using the forwarding feature on any version of the iPhone. The process for doing this is slightly different depending on your iPhone carrier.

Verizon

1

Open the "Phone" app on your iPhone, press "*86" on the keypad, and then press "Send."

2

Enter your voice mail password when prompted. Press "1" to listen to your voice mail messages.

3

Press "#" to skip voice mail messages. When you reach the message you'd like to forward, wait for it to finish, and then press "6". Follow the prompts and, when prompted, enter the number you want to send it to.

AT&T

1

Open the "Phone" app on your iPhone, and then press and hold the "1" key on the keypad.

2

Enter your voice mail password when prompted, and then press "1" to listen to your voice mail messages.

3

Press "7" to delete a message or "9" to save it for later. When you reach the message you'd like to forward, wait for it to finish, and then press "0". Press "6" to forward the message; enter the recipient's number when prompted.

Sprint

1

Open the "Phone" app on your iPhone, and then press and hold the "1" key on the keypad.

2

Enter your voice mail password when prompted, and then listen to your voice mail messages.

3

Follow the voice prompts after listening to a message to delete or save it. When you reach the desired message, wait for it to finish, and then press "6". Enter the number you'd like to forward it to, and then follow the prompts to forward the message.

Tip

  • check Most carriers only allow voice mail forwarding to other numbers using their service.

Warning

  • close Information in this article applies to the iPhone 5 on the Verizon, AT&T; and Sprint networks. It may vary slightly or significantly with other iPhone versions or carrier networks.

About the Author

Daniel Hatter began writing professionally in 2008. His writing focuses on topics in computers, Web design, software development and technology. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in media and game development and information technology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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