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

Daveoc64

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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.
 

TH55

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No one has acknowledged how ridiculous this issue is
 

libertysat

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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...
 

QuarterSwede

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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.
 

scaredpoet

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No one has acknowledged how ridiculous this issue is
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.



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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SurferMan

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No one has acknowledged how ridiculous this issue is
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:
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.
yup, and basically how it works in youmail (visual) on my GSII. Have no idea what this guy is talking about.
 

TH55

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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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Obviously I'm not talking about the big red delete button
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."
 

scaredpoet

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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.
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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