Turn OFF transcribed voice mail messages

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by StarShot, May 16, 2018.

  1. StarShot macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    Is there a way to turn off transcribed voice mail messages? I get a call, can't get to the phone quick enough, then see a note saying I have a voice mail EXCEPT there is no way to open it because it's being transcribed somewhere in a tent in Timbuktu or maybe on the dark side of the moon. All I want to do is hear the message in a reasonable time.

    I should note I have an X with the latest software. My wife has an 8 and her transcribed message come up immediately.
  2. az431 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    You can listen to a voicemail before it is transcribed.
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    iOS is transcribing the message. You didn’t think an actual human was that bad at transcriptions did you? A beta human. Lol

    I heard changing Siri language (accent) might stop it with a “can’t transcribe” message.
  4. StarShot thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    So, what the time sequence on that? As soon as the red dot appears. And where do you tap to hear a message, on the phone number? I notice most of my Voice Mails several minutes after they're recorded and in sometime over an hour. Then I usually tap here and there before a message appears.

    I know these are stupid questions, but I find the transcribed messages very annoying
  5. bradbomb macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    You can listen to the voicemail as soon as the audio downloads from your carrier. If that isn't even quick enough for you, you can do the old fashion way still and call in to hear your voicemails.

  6. StarShot thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    Didn't know there was a callback number with iPhone service to hear messages. Have to look into that.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's generally for voicemail though the carrier that you are using and have your phone number with.
  8. Banglazed macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    If the visual voicemail transcription is preventing you from listening your voicemail, you can always dial your phone number to access your voicemail and enter your voicemail password.

    There is no feature to turn off transcription at all and most of the time the transcription isn't 100% accurate.
  9. fastbagger macrumors member


    May 13, 2015
    How about using Google Voice? Works great and takes seconds to transcribe messages. Can also listen to them online.

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