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How to Cancel a Voicemail Before It’s Too Late

How to Cancel a Voicemail Before It’s Too Late

Have you ever left a voicemail on an office or cell phone that you wish you could delete? If your answer is yes to the above question, just read on for a quick and easy solution.

This article will show you how to cancel a voicemail in a few simple steps with no step skipped.

Can You Cancel A Voicemail?

No, you cannot cancel a voicemail that you have already sent.

The fact is that after you leave a voicemail and hang up, it will not be possible to cancel it.

In this case, you will need to access the recipient’s phone and have the voicemail pin to access the menu, delete it, or re-record it afresh.

How to Erase or Re-record Voicemail

Stay on the line without hanging up even after you have made the voicemail message, or else, you won’t be able to change anything.

Step 1: Access Recipient’s Menu

By staying on the line after recording your voicemail, you might be able to delete or re-record your message.

You must enter the recipient's voicemail menu to delete or rerecord your voicemail.

So on your keypad, type * or # on to access the menu. This trick will work on landlines and mobile phones unless the recipient has altered the options.

Step 2: Listen to the Menu

Each carrier will have a different process, so ensure you pay attention. If you cannot access the options through the menu, you can try the following for common carriers:



Community Phone

Dial “1”, Press “Call,” Enter Passcode


Dial *P


Dial #, followed by 3P


Dial * or #, then punch in 3P


Dial *P

Step 3: Look for the 'Delete' or 'Record' option

Pay close attention to the voicemail menu and be on the look out for an option to erase or re-record. Take necessary precautions before sending the voicemail.

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How to Delete Sent Voicemail on Your Android or iPhone

It is common these days to find yourself recording a voicemail that you may regret making a short while later.

Almost all of us are often guilty of such situations. Sometimes, we imagine how to delete the sent voicemail or even start to re-record another one.

In this part of the article, we will share with you the various steps to follow to delete your sent voicemail on both android and iOS phones.

Steps to Delete Voicemail on Android Phone

Caveat: This step is permanent and can’t be reversed once completed. So be aware before you proceed.

  1. Launch the voicemail app on your android phone.
  2. Press Voicemail at the bottom
  3. Select a voicemail, then click the three-dotted menu.
  4. Press Delete
  5. To delete more than one voicemail, press and hold the first voicemail message, then More items.
  6. Select “Delete” then check the “I understand” box > “Delete.”

Steps to Delete Voicemail on iPhone

These steps will guide you to delete voicemail messages from your Apple iPhone

  1. From the Home screen, select the Phone app.

If an app isn't found on your Home screen, swipe left to access the App Library.

  1. Tap the Voicemail icon.
  2. Click the desired message, then tap the Trashcan icon.

For devices running iOS 12.4 or lower, tap Delete.

  1. Press Deleted Messages.
  2. Select Clear All (upper-right).
  3. From the prompt, tap Clear All to confirm.

Read More here: How to Delete All Voicemails on Landline

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Community phone has stunning features that meet all your communication needs.

Here are some of the voicemail features:

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1. Voicemail Capacity and Limitations

Community Phones has a voicemail storage capacity of 30 minutes with a message duration of 3 minutes. We offer competitive storage limits to our users.

Read More here: How Many Voicemails Before Full?

2. Voicemail Forwarding

Voicemail forwarding allows you to forward mail received on your device to another user's device. This feature is available on Community Phone and makes it convenient for users to share voicemail messages among themselves.

3. Voicemail to text

Voicemail to text, also known as voicemail texting, is a function in Community Phone that transcribes the audio message of a voicemail to text. So if you don’t want to listen to the audio message all the time, it’s easier to transcribe to text and read it anytime you like.

4. Voicemail to Email

Voicemail to Email feature records a voicemail as an audio file, e.g., mp3 format, and sends it to an email address. The recipient can then download the file from the email and play with a media player application.

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Community phone has functionalities that make it valuable for both home and office. You can talk to our team to order a custom phone plan that suits your business needs and requirements. Community Phones is a proud customer-centric organization. We put your interest before ours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you hear the voicemails you sent?

No, you cannot listen to the voicemail you sent. Whiles still connected, you can have a chance to listen, edit or possibly delete the message. But you won't be able to hear or do anything to it after sending it.

How to know if you left a voicemail?

That will require some extra effort. You can call your voicemail service to check your messages and view a list of your voicemails in your Phone app. Open the Phone app. At the bottom, tap Dialpad. Touch and hold 1.

What to press after leaving a voicemail?

No need to press anything. Although some people are in the habit of pressing the pound key after all. You don’t have to key anything to enable your recorded message to go. Start recording after you hear the beep sound, and after the recording, that is it.


So long as we keep using the voicemail facility on our phones, chances are that one day we may come face to face with the need to know how to cancel a voicemail we leave erroneously. Sometimes we may be in a hurry, or it may be due to lack of concentration, or as a result of multitasking or just any other reason, we may just record and send a wrong message. This article has provided all the details you need to know to be able to cancel a voicemail. Follow the simple steps, and if anything, you can leave your comment below, and we will do well to get back as soon as possible.

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