How to Listen to Voicemail from Apple Watch

May 10, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Apple Watch Series 9

As an Apple Watch owner, you likely have noticed that phone calls from your iPhone will ring on your Apple Watch, where you can answer and reject those calls as you wish. If you reject or mute the call from the Watch, the caller will have the option to leave a voice message on the iPhone voicemail as usual. And if you have iPhone or Apple Watch in Do Not Disturb mode, you may notice voicemails in your notifications when you check them.

Those functions may be reasonably well known by Apple Watch users, but lesser known is that you can also listen to voicemail directly from Apple Watch, that was left on the paired iPhone. Let’s learn how this works, so that you can check your voicemail at any time from Apple Watch, even if your iPhone is not in your hands.

How to Check Voicemail from Apple Watch

You can easily check the paired iPhone voicemail from Apple Watch by doing either of the following methods:

  • If the caller leaves a voicemail, and you have notifications enabled on Apple Watch, you can tap on the Phone Voicemail notification and then tap on the play button to listen to the voicemail
  • Alternatively, you can open the Phone app on Apple Watch, then tap on “Voicemail”, then tap the voicemail you wish to listen to, selecting the Play button to listen to that voicemail

Additional Voicemail Features on Apple Watch

If you choose the secondary approach of going through the Phone app on Apple Watch to listen to voicemails, you’ll also be able to see a transcription of the voicemail, adjust the volume using the rotating side dial button (they call this the Digital Crown), start and stop the voicemail, delete the voicemail, and call back as well.

Remember, You Can Also Make & Return Calls from Apple Watch

You can also always make phone calls directly from Apple Watch if you want to, entirely from your wrist, which is quite convenient. Just remember the tiny speakers are not particularly loud, so be prepared to hold the Apple Watch up to your head if you’re in anything other than a silent space.

Do you use the phone call and voicemail features of Apple Watch? Or do you reserve that for your iPhone? Let us know your thoughts, experiences, and perspectives in the comments.


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Posted by: Jamie Cuevas in Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks

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