Why won't Apple let you delete your own voicemails?

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    Pretty retarded
     
  2. Blaine, May 29, 2012
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    Blaine

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    Huh? :confused:
     
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    huh?? Never had a problem deleting voicemails
     
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    so they can feed them as snacks to the siri monster at apple HQ.
     
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    nefan65

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    You can't figure out how to delete a VM, and the system is retarded?

    RTFM
     
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    cms2

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    bwahahahah! I assumed this was so.
     
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    As the user guide notes, with "Visual Voicemail", the carrier has some control over whether messages are deleted instantly or if they go into the "Deleted Items" section.
     
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    No one has acknowledged how ridiculous this issue is
     
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    No one knows what you are talking about. (At least I don't.) :confused:
     
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    I delete voicemails everyday...
     
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    I have on a couple of occasions deleted a vm only to have it pop back up in a moment or two
    Been months now since last time it happened

    I would have maybe 10 vm I wanted to delete and after a few successful deletes, no more would go away
    Next time I looked, all the vm I tried to delete were gone

    I figured it was a verizon thing and didn't let it get me down...
     
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    What are you going on about? Tap the MASSIVE delete button or swipe to the right in a message and tap delete. Then if you truly want it gone go to the bottom and tap Deleted Messages then tap the MASSIVE Clear All button or swipe to the right on individual messages and tap delete.

    This is how Visual Voicemail works on at&t at least.
     
  14. scaredpoet, May 30, 2012
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    The only issue that's ridiculous is that you seem to have missed the big honking' red DELETE button on your iPhone's voicemail interface.

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    Yeah, there's an extra step there, but it's to dumb proof the process, and help make sure you don't accidentally delete an important message forever. In any case, you CAN delete voicemails.
     
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    Sneaky little buggers aren't they? ;)
     
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    Dang, my IQ just dropped a couple of points. Can't afford to have it go any lower.... :(
     
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    Technarchy

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    Did your parents have lead paint in the house?
     
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    AlphaVictor87

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    the crib was coated in the stuff probably
     
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    Jordan921

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    Never had an issue with deleting my voicemails.
     
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    Hmmm, I use google voice.

    Anyone else?
     
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    sviato

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    Nope, no one else uses Google Voice.
     
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    We have acknowledged it, we've acknowledged that you don't know how to use your phone and hit the bright red "delete" button that's right there on the screen in VM :rolleyes:
    yup, and basically how it works in youmail (visual) on my GSII. Have no idea what this guy is talking about.
     
  23. TH55, May 31, 2012
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    Obviously I'm not talking about the big red delete button, once you've deleted one it doesn't let you hit "clear all" to actually delete it right away. The "clear all" button has to be highlighted in red for you to press it, and most of the time it is greyed out at first. Very stupid.
     
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    Small White Car

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    Well, no, had you explained this in the first post that would have been obvious. Expecting us to guess what you mean is never a great strategy.

    Also, "Why do I have to wait 5 seconds for the button to turn red" would have been a better title as most of us don't understand that a 5 second delay equals "won't let you" in your mind.

    But all in all we still probably would have turned on you for calling a short delay "retarted."
     
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    scaredpoet

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    How, in any language, does the above translate to "Apple won't let you delete voicemails, and that's pretty retarded."?

    That's right. It doesn't. At all.

    The couple=second delay is a product of the voicemail system at your carrier needing an update to know that the message has been moved into deleted messages first. That's not Apple... that's the nature of telephone systems and cellular networks.

    But since this is clearly crossed into trolling territory, I'm sure this post means nothing to you anyway.
     

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