How to Transfer a Call Directly to Voicemail on a Samsung

By Maya Walker

Ignoring calls is an option when you cannot converse.
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When you can't answer your Samsung phone because you are in a meeting or it's simply not convenient, you can transfer your incoming calls directly to voice mail. Depending on the option you select, calls may be transferred without even ringing. You also can selectively choose which calls you want to answer or ignore. No matter how you configure your Samsung phone, the caller won’t be notified that you elected to ignore the call.

Step 1

Touch “Decline” or “Ignore” when your Samsung phone receives an incoming call. The call is forwarded to your voice mailbox and the caller is prompted to leave a message.

Step 2

Turn off the Samsung phone. All calls you receive are automatically sent to voice mail without ringing.

Step 3

Open the contact details of any caller that you want to send directly to voice mail on your Samsung Android phone. Touch “Menu,” and then tap “Edit Contact.” Tap “Send Calls Directly to Voicemail” to redirect calls from that contact to voice mail without your phone ringing.

Step 4

Edit your security settings to send all incoming calls to voice mail. Press “Menu” and click “Settings.” Click “Restrict and Lock” and tap “Voice.” Enter your phone's four-digit security code. Click “Restrict” and select “Incoming Call.” Click “Special # Only." All calls from people who are not on your special numbers list will be sent directly to voice mail.