How to Access Your Messages on Android Voicemail

Check messages on your phone, computer and more

There are a couple of different ways you can check your Android's Voicemail, and some of the options available will depend on the carrier you have.

How to Check Voicemail on Android by Calling In

The most common way to check your voicemail even on your Android device is by calling into your mailbox. Most Android devices allow you to accomplish this using the Quick dial functionality.

  1. Launch the Phone app.

  2. At the bottom, tap Dialpad.

  3. Touch and hold 1.

  4. If prompted, enter your voicemail password.

  5. Proceed to listen and manage your voicemails.

Access Your Voicemail Using Visual Voicemail

Another simple way to access and manage your voicemail is by using Visual Voicemail.

Android devices using Android 6.0 can have Visual Voicemail enabled as long as the carrier supports it. Unfortunately, not all carriers provide Visual Voicemail.

  1. Launch the Phone app.

  2. Tap the Voicemail icon. If you don't see it, make sure Visual Voicemail is enabled.

  3. Proceed to listen and manage your voicemails.

How to Enable Visual Voicemail on Android

If your carrier supports Visual Voicemail, you can enable it to start taking advantage of it.

There might be some carriers that charge you an extra fee for getting access to it.

  1. Launch the Phone app.

  2. Tap the Settings menu, then tap the Voicemail option.

  3. Tap the toggle next to Visual voicemail to enable it. The toggle should turn blue.

  4. Enjoy and easily manage your voicemail via Visual voicemail.

How to Check Your Voicemail From a Computer

If your carrier doesn't support Visual Voicemail, you can always use a third-party application to use Visual Voicemail. Depending on the application you use, the app can provide access to your voicemail via the web, meaning you can manage it from any computer or laptop. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will use YouMail.

  1. If you already have a YouMail account, please proceed to step 2. Otherwise, sign up for a YouMail account.

  2. Open your favorite browser and navigate to YouMail, then select the Sign In link on the top right corner.

  3. Enter your credentials, then select the Sign In button.

  4. You will see all your new voicemails under Recent Messages; select the Play icon next to the voicemail you want to listen to them or navigate to the Inbox menu.

  5. Under your Inbox, select the desired message and you will be able to forward it, delete it, save it, play or replay it, block the source number, or add notes to it.

  6. Enjoy your voicemail from any device that supports YouMail!