Erase and replace voicemail recording on iPhone

How to Delete a Voicemail Recording You’re Not Happy With

Have you ever called someone, left them a voicemail and then regretted the way you said something, or just wished you could delete or redo the recording for whatever reason?

If it’s a good friend it’s no big deal if you stumble over your words, but with certain people you might care more about leaving a good impression.

I had one of those moments today but then remembered a little trick I learned on how to erase — or rerecord — a voicemail that you’re not satisfied with.

This trick is not iPhone-specific, but it works on AT&T enabled phones at least.

If you realize you’re unsatisfied with a voicemail you’ve just recorded, don’t hang up!

How to delete or re-do a voicemail recording:

  • 1) Without hanging up, go to your iPhone’s keypad.
  • 2) Tap star (*)

Your message will be erased and you’ll be given the option to either rerecord it or hang up. That’s it. No more embarrassing voicemails.

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Annette Johnson

What if you already hung up on your landlord? And left that embarrassing message.

carolyn holloday

how can i erase an embarrassing message sent


I have T-Mobile and tried this trick. It said something like “message canceled. Thank you for using T-Mobile voicemail. Good-bye.” So i guess it kind of works on T-Mobile


This is awesome! Thanks for the tip.