When I listen to voicemails, it feels more natural and convenient to have them playing on the iPhone’s speakers. Sometimes I’m so busy answering the phone that I don’t notice how those around me are able to hear every detail of the sometimes sensitive voicemails meant for me, not prying eyes.
I have a solution that helps me keep my private voicemail messages private. iPhone users can use this trick, but many don’t know it. It allows you to skip listening to your voicemail-filled inbox entirely.
If I don’t listen to my voicemail, how will I know what the message is?
This iPhone feature has been around for a long time, but many people don’t even realize it exists.along with visual voicemail feature, every voicemail left in your inbox comes with Audio transcription.
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When someone leaves a voicemail for you, your iPhone automatically transcribes their message so you can still know what they said without spending time listening to the message.
You’ll also always know when you have new voicemails, as the visual voicemail feature will show blue dot Next to any voicemails that haven’t been opened.
How do I view voicemail transcriptions?
- open your Telephone application
- click Voicemail Label
- Click on one of the messages you left inbox
- If your voicemail transcription is turned on, you should see transcription message of your choice
It is important that your iPhone must have at least iOS10 or later and must be a model 6s and later to use this feature.
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Why are there spaces or incorrect words in my transcription?
Sometimes when reading voicemail audio transcriptions, you’ll notice that there are some words that don’t make sense or some spaces with no words at all.
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This is because although Voicemail Transcription does its best to accurately transcribe messages, it cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. If the person who left your message is slurred, has poor cell service, or speaks a language your phone doesn’t understand, some words may be incorrect or missing.
Even though some parts are sometimes misunderstood, I usually have no trouble piecing together the whole message. You should also be able to get a general idea of the message without listening to the whole thing.
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