Carrier AT&T iPhone 5c... How to send Declined calls to Voicemail instead of Busy Signal?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by koesherbacon, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. koesherbacon macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
    I just got a new iPhone 5c and have noticed a little annoyance.

    Before, with my old Android phone, when I clicked "Decline" it would sent the call directly to my Google Voice voicemail.

    Now, when I click "Decline' it just plays a busy signal.

    Is there a way to set up the iPhone to automatically send Declined calls to my Google Voice VM instead of playing the busy signal? I loved being able to this on my Android phone, but I can't figure out how to do this on this new phone.

    Any thoughts you have will really help me out!

    Thanks a lot!
  2. koesherbacon thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
    Please disregard the above.

    I figured it out.

    If anyone else wants to learn how to do this, follow these steps:

    Before you do that, though, you should follow the bottom steps and deactivate the phone first. Simply dial ##004#.

    Then go to and click on settings. Then on deactivate phone. Then reactivate your phone. Google Voice will call you, and you'll have to respond with a numeric code.

    After you've got that, it'll show you another number to call that will look something like this: *004*555-555-5555#. Just follow the steps there and you should be in business.

    Worked like a charm for me!

    Instead of getting a busy signal, now the declined calls go directly to Google Voice.

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