How to Use FaceTime Voicemail on iOS 17


During the WWDC event 2023, Apple introduced several new and fantastic features for iOS 17, the next software version. Facetime Voicemail was one of the functions that caught my interest. Apple has most likely gone to considerable lengths to introduce the Facetime Voicemail function, which allows users to leave video voicemails using FaceTime. When your FaceTime calls go unanswered, it will improve the user experience by giving a smooth means to interact. Let’s see how to use Facetime voicemail on iOS 17.

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What is Facetime Voicemail on iOS 17?

FaceTime voicemail is a new feature that will debut with iOS 17. Users can utilise FaceTime to leave video voicemails. If you try to FaceTime a friend and they don’t pick up, but you still want to leave a message, this function makes the user experience more smooth.

When a user is unable to answer a FaceTime call, FaceTime voicemail on iOS 17 allows them to record and send video voicemails to their contacts. Users can leave a video message instead of ending a call, comparable to leaving a voicemail on a standard phone call.

How to Use FaceTime Voicemail on iOS 17?

To use the Facetime voicemail feature on iOS 17, follow these simple steps:

  1. Launch FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Choose the contact you want to connect using FaceTime.
  3. If the person does not respond, a “Leave a Message” button will appear on the screen. To begin recording video voicemail, press this button.
  4. Press and hold the record button to begin recording your video message. Deliver your message in a clear and straightforward manner.
  5. When you’re finished, use the “Stop” button to end the recording.
  6. After checking your video message, touch the “Send” button to send it to the intended recipient.
  7. The video voicemail will be transmitted to their device, where they can view it at their leisure.

In addition to facetime voicemails, Apple is offering live transcription, which allows for real-time transcription of voicemails. This transcription, like other capabilities on Google devices, appears on your home screen, letting you to read and even pick up in the middle of a voicemail.

What is live voicemail feature on iOS 17?

Live Voicemail is a new feature in iOS 17 that allows users to see a real-time transcript of voicemails left. This function is intended to assist users in deciding whether or not to answer the call. If you’ve decided to send a call directly to voicemail, it immediately transcribes the voice message as the caller speaks it and displays the text on the incoming call screen.

This feature is very useful if you are busy and cannot listen to your voicemail immediately away. You can listen to the voicemail without picking up the phone. The Live Voicemail service is done fully on-device and is completely private. Calls flagged as spam by carriers will not be displayed as live voicemail.

How to use the Live Transcription Feature?

iOS 17 introduces an impressive live transcription feature for voicemails. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Simply wait for someone to leave a voicemail for you.
  2. The live transcription feature will immediately activate whenever you receive a voicemail. You do not need to take any extra measures.
  3. The transcription will appear in real time on your home screen.
  4. Once the voicemail begins to play, the live transcription will appear on the home screen of your device, allowing you to read the message as it progresses.
  5. This real-time transcribing ensures that no vital information is missed.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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