How can set the number of rings on my iPhone before voicemail picks up?

How can set the number of rings on my iPhone before voicemail picks up?

You can set the iPhone to wait longer or shorter than the default 20 seconds before it goes to voicemail when receiving an incoming call. This will result in a different number of rings before the voice messaging system picks up the line and plays your outgoing message. To change the amount of time the iPhone will ring follow these steps:

1. Open the phone app and dial *#61# on the Keypad. Press the Call button.

2. Locate this text on the screen: "Setting Interrogation Succeeded, Voice Call Forwarding, When Unanswered, Forwards to +" and record the 11-digit number after the + symbol.

3. Touch the Dismiss button. Now enter this code on the Keypad: *61*+ followed by the 11-digit Forwards to number recorded in step 2, followed by *11 and *ringtime#. Ringtime is the number of seconds you want your iPhone to ring before voicemail picks up. Your finished code should look something like this:

*61*+18555513466*11*30#

In the example above the ring time is set to 30 seconds. Press the Call button.

4. You should receive the message: Setting Activation Succeeded. Press Dismiss and next time you receive a call it will ring for the new amount of time before going to voicemail.

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Well I have an iPhone 6 Plus and tried *#61# and it dialed Verizon . Nothing comes up on the screen

Doesn't work. I have tried every combination suggested.
Grr!!!!

Tried as instructions said
Error performing request unknown do you put the I before the 11 digit number as this makes it 12 digits or if u put + it asks if u want to make a new contract. I have tried several times now phone won't take incoming calls.It is urgent that I fix this.Thank you Gai Brewer

Tried as instructions said
Error performing request unknown do you put the I before the 11 digit number as this makes it 12 digits or if u put + it asks if u want to make a new contract. I have tried several times now phone won't take incoming calls.It is urgent that I fix this.Thank you Gai Brewer

I also had a 12 digit number - not 11 - so put this in preceeded by + and omitting the 00. Worked perfectly.

I cannot get my phone to increase rings despite following directions.

How can I change ring time? Need updated answer because search instructions do not work.

Has anyone noticed how absurd this process is, just to increase the number of rings before pickup? It should be a setting in the phone settings!

It worked for me. Just leave out the + sign as there isn't one on the phone keypad.

A lot of users are having trouble insetting the + signal. The work around was to enter the series of numbers as a new contact, where I was able to access the + sign. It worked!

Hi
I have 4s with IOS 6 upgrade and when I dial #61# I don't get any 11 digit number. I get the message "Setting Deactivation Succeeded Voice Call Forwarding When Unanswered."
but I can't go any further. Anyone got any ideas??

Hi I tried this but also didn't read it properly its *#61# then the 11 digit number comes up.Check the number at least twice before you send it as mistakes will result in a voice message saying the call can't be connected. I found that on successfully activation a message appears telling you this. I did find I had to turn on my voice mail again 150 4 2 1 to set it up but it works fine. I'm
on iPhone 4 iOS 6
Many thanks

Hi I tried this but also didn't read it properly its *#61# then the 11 digit number comes up.Check the number at least twice before you send it as mistakes will result in a voice message saying the call can't be connected. I found that on successfully activation a message appears telling you this. I did find I had to turn on my voice mail again 150 4 2 1 to set it up but it works fine. I'm
on iPhone 4 iOS 6
Many thanks

I still get the disabled message even after typing in the right code. I have Iphone 4s IOS 6 as well.

You forgot the *

Worked like a friggin' charm.

I tried it and also got "invalid code" message and it hung up. Wonder if it has anything to do with your carrier? I'm with Virgin Mobile. I also read that you can contact your carrier to have this done. I contacted VM and the reply was that it is set to a default from the factory and cannot be changed. Sure would love to add like another 10 seconds of ringing!

You are---- what's.. the word I'm looking for---- A GENIUS! Thanks so very much for the step-by-step instructions - I followed them to the letter--- now my phone rings and gives me enough time to get to it before going into voicemail---- been waitin' on a fix for this for a long time--- EXCELLENCE!!!

Steve Jobs would be proud :)

Carolyn----

nice one worked a treat

Hi, I followed all the instructions and i get this to work!! I'm so happy now because I can hear my ringtones longer before head the call to the voicemail! THANK U A TONS OF TIME! Gretting from Puerto Rico! THANKS

Worked perfect...Thanks

I tried this and 1/2 hour later six Domino pizza's showed up at my door...for free!! Do you have a code for Chinese food?

OK, this time I did try it and it worked like a charm. Called my cell phone from my land line and the cell rang for 30 seconds. Much better. Thanks for posting!!

The information about not using the "+" worked. However, I discovered that you cannot set the ring time longer than 30. I tried 35 and 40 and kept getting an error that it didn't work. When I put in 30, and without the +, it worked great. Just a little more information for everyone.

I kept trying to get it to go past 30 but that made it work. Thanks for the info!!!

Yep, this is the one. Can't go over 30 seconds, and don't use the + .

I found with the Iphone5 that the + is also the 0 sign so I ended up with a string of numbers that repeated the Australian 61 number twice at the front and it wasn't able to connect. So instead of putting in the 11 digit number that includes the 61 area code at the front, I just put in 61 0 (which is also the +) and then 10 digit mobile number (leaving out the repetitious 61). It then worked fine.

What the $*# @ are you talking about? This does nothing. iphone 5... or 4? (Can't make out the fucking Captcha gibberish either, and I'm obviously not a robot.)

Its a 12 digit code that you have to enter not an 11.

I noticed the code it gave me had 12 digits so just assumed the original post was wrong. Follow the rest of the instructions and it works fine.

iPhone 4s

Thank you so much for this. I can't for the life of me understand why this feature isn't a concrete part of the iPhone settings. Good think people like you are around!

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