iPhone Voicemail Constantly Making Me Reclick To View or Listen To... So Fed Up!!!


rachelsgoldens

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Ummmmmm they made a thread about it and many people stated how annoying it was..... You call that what you want.
I call it a forum where you got to see if anyone else is having the same problem. Isn't that what these are for?
 

zachlegomaniac

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It happens on the iPhone issued to me by work. Sometimes it takes many, many tries to retrieve a VM from a client or prospective client. Super annoying.
 

mpavilion

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Happens to me too (on T-Mobile).

Another issue: sometimes it takes a long time for a voicemail to show up when a caller leaves one. I'll see the missed call notification in the Phone app, but no vm... "Guess they didn't leave a message." Then, 15 or 20 mins. later, the vm notification appears. I've been wondering whether this is a phone issue or a network (TMO) issue.
 

willmtaylor

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Happens to me too (on T-Mobile).

Another issue: sometimes it takes a long time for a voicemail to show up when a caller leaves one. I'll see the missed call notification in the Phone app, but no vm... "Guess they didn't leave a message." Then, 15 or 20 mins. later, the vm notification appears. I've been wondering whether this is a phone issue or a network (TMO) issue.
I've never had that issue (that I can recall).
 

1080p

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Happens to me too (on T-Mobile).

Another issue: sometimes it takes a long time for a voicemail to show up when a caller leaves one. I'll see the missed call notification in the Phone app, but no vm... "Guess they didn't leave a message." Then, 15 or 20 mins. later, the vm notification appears. I've been wondering whether this is a phone issue or a network (TMO) issue.
This has happened to me on T-Mobile... but worse... I won't get the notification badge that I got a VM. Luckily I ported over to Verizon this week and have had no issues.
 

Böhme417

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None of my voicemail messages are accurately transcribed. And as you noted, the feature interferes with basic voicemail performance. I pleaded with Apple not to release the feature—even as a beta—until it works, but I imagine the AI behind it needs exposure to real world recordings to learn. Personally, I'll bet transcripts won’t be of much use to most people. Surprised Apple suspects otherwise.
I remember this being one of the main reasons people would get a google voice number, so transcriptions are clearly important enough for some.
 

AFDoc

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Actually it's well more than a few seconds. And when someone has a family member in the hospital who is not in good condition, the anticipation is awful. If you don't have 5 hours to attempt to open up and keep the voicemail message open to listen to it but also can't call them back in a situation like that (because of being at work), then yeah I guess I live a sad freaking life.

Just because you have no family or friends that are in the hospital and can't call back or talk on the phone right away, doesn't mean everyone else doesn't. Voice mail messages help keep me up to date. Y...M...M...V.

Next time you want to pass judgment without knowing what's going on, don't say anything.
Lol 5 hours? Lol ok.
 

Joobs333

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It is unbelievable that they don't let you disable this feature, my voicemail is incredibly buggy now and near unusable. I am not exagerrating when I say I have to click my voicemails about 10 times before they start playing. Ridiculous! Not only does it make my voicemail buggy, but being as I receive voicemails from multiple languages, the transcriptions tend to be terrible. Poorly thought out implementation from apple. I'm on AT&T.
 
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JT2002TJ

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Tuning back in to respond to the follow up question about carrier. I have AT&T, it happens with every voicemail I get (not occasionally). Sometimes it works on the second re-touch, but more often I have to wait a few minutes with several re-"clicks" before it works.

It is annoying... I will say, once the kinks are worked out, it will be a nice feature. But for now, I personally would turn it off if there was a way (or I knew how).
 
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Joobs333

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Tuning back in to respond to the follow up question about carrier. I have AT&T, it happens with every voicemail I get (not occasionally). Sometimes it works on the second re-touch, but more often I have to wait a few minutes with several re-"clicks" before it works.

It is annoying... I will say, once the kinks are worked out, it will be a nice feature. But for now, I personally would turn it off if there was a way (or I knew how).

I have the exact same voicemail behavior, for every voicemail I have to tap it several times for it to start playing. A huge problem for someone that receives voicemails constantly.
 
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willmtaylor

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Everyone try it once you update to 10.2.1.

After updating and restarting it doesn't seem to have the same issues. Interested to see if it seems to resolve it for others.
 

Joobs333

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Everyone try it once you update to 10.2.1.

After updating and restarting it doesn't seem to have the same issues. Interested to see if it seems to resolve it for others.
I just updated, still buggy for me. Apple shouldn't be forcing beta software on people that are paying a premium to have a rock solid OS. They did a great job with Sierra but this is nonsense.
 

willmtaylor

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I just updated, still buggy for me. Apple shouldn't be forcing beta software on people that are paying a premium to have a rock solid OS. They did a great job with Sierra but this is nonsense.
I'm not a fan of hyperbole, but I agree that anything "Beta" should be opt-in only.
 

Joobs333

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I'm not a fan of hyperbole, but I agree that anything "Beta" should be opt-in only.
I'm not sure what hyperbole you are referring to; I think not being able to access your voicemails quickly when ur business depends on it is a pretty big deal. The transcription software is supposed to make checking ur voicemail more efficient and it does the complete opposite for me.
 

JT2002TJ

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OR maybe click it one time... and if it does it wait a bit before doing it again. Then it will take 2 clicks.
It's all a matter of perspective.
I've tried this, it didn't work for me. There are times it took up to 5 minutes to allow me to play (clicking once and waiting, and/or clicking multiple times).

It is silly that this feature is holding people back from listening, the feature should allow the user to listen immediately while it is interpreting the file.