How to check your iPhone voicemail using Siri on iOS 7

How to check your iPhone voicemail using Siri on iOS 7

With iOS 7, several new features have been added to Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri. One of the most convenient is the ability to check your voicemail for you. So now, if you miss a call, rather than tapping your way through the Phone app, you can simply ask Siri.

How to have Siri check your voicemail

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your iPhone to activate Siri.
  2. Say something like Check my voicemail or Do I have any voicemails?
  3. Siri will then tell you if you have any messages in your Visual Voicemail. If so, you can tap on any one of them in order to play them. You may be asked to enter your passcode if you have one.

How to check your iPhone voicemail using Siri on iOS 7

That's all there is to it. While Siri can't play voicemails for you, she can certainly help you get to them just a little faster!

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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Dman238 says:

God, I love these. Thanks soooo much Ally. :)

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asuperstarr says:

Thanks for the tips!

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Andrew Wedlake says:

Actually, if you say "Play Voicemails", Siri will actually play your voicemail. Siri will then ask if you want to call back or not. You can answer Siri's question without pressing any screen buttons, such as saying "yes", or "play next message". Cool eh?

Randy b says:

This is BS she only plays Visual Voicemail not voicemail u should change the tittle to Visual Voicemail and y should u have to pay the phone company to use Visual Voicemail this should be standard in iOS

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pappy53 says:

I believe that Visual Voicemail IS standard in iOS. Also, try some punctuation! :)

Master Jedi Alejandro says:

Not over here in the UK, it's not, and I assume it's the same in other countires too. Only 3 providers currantly offer it. O2 have had it from the start, or near the start, but that is probably because for long enough you could only get the iPhone with them.

EE got it about a year ago and orange got it a few months ago. The best part? EE owns orange and said it would be a few weeks till it came to them after they lunched it on EE. It was about a year! And no sign (as far as I'm aware) of T-Mobile getting it, even though they are also owned by EE.

iDisturbia says:

See? This is what we need. All technical, hints & tips articles. This is what tech based magazines / web site used to do years ago. Nothing about what google and their crappy android market share is or will be!

Thanks Allyson. :)

MsLoveTech says:

Whattt omg I diden even know this thanks iMore you guys alway teaching me

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zdn1042 says:

Thank you for the tips! Happy holidays everyone!!

Wlctttrue says:

Thanks for the tips Ally.

vinny jr says:

Just tried it, works fantastic.
Thanks for the great tips,
Vinny
PS Any idea when the 5S jail break will be updated? (Cydia)