Your iPhone may sometimes notify you the voice mailbox is full when it’s not. You may still get these alerts even if you delete all of your messages. The main problem is that callers often receive the same alert and can’t leave you any voice messages. If you’ve had this problem recently, follow the troubleshooting steps below to get rid of the alert.
What to Do if iPhone Says Voicemail Is Full When It’s Not
Enable Airplane Mode and Delete Voicemail
If you have duplicate messages, you’ll run out of storage space pretty quickly. Or maybe someone mistakenly called you several times and left lengthy messages that clogged up the voicemail.
To bypass this issue, switch your iPhone to Airplane Mode, delete the problematic messages and then disable Airplane Mode. If you remove duplicate voicemails without enabling Airplane Mode first, those annoying messages may return after a few seconds.
Change Voicemail Password and Check Messages
Try changing your voicemail password, and then call your voicemail service to check your mailbox.
- Navigate to Settings, and select Phone.
- Tap Change Voicemail Password.
- Then enter your new PIN twice.
- Go back to the Home screen, and call your voicemail.
- When prompted for your voicemail PIN, simply hang up. Don’t enter the code.
- Check if the issue persists.
Some users said they had to enter their new password to access the voicemail. After entering the password, the service will alert you that Voicemail is full. Simply hang up, wait for thirty seconds and dial back. Enter your new password again and check if Voicemail is still full. Try both options and see which one works best for you.
Permanently Remove Deleted Voice Messages
Even if you press the Delete button, your iPhone doesn’t remove your Voicemail messages right away. The device continues to store them just in case you accidentally deleted the respective messages.
- Open Phone, go to Voicemail, and scroll down to Deleted messages.
- Tap Clear All to permanently remove the messages you previously deleted.
- Then go to Blocked Messages and delete them all.
Contact Your Carrier
Voicemail is a carrier feature. If you’re still experiencing the same problem, call your carrier’s support service and have them reset your voicemail. We’re sure they’ll find the right solution to your problem.
If your iPhone keeps saying your Voicemail is full when you know it’s not, enable Airplane Mode and delete all the messages. Additionally, permanently remove deleted and blocked messages. If the issue persists, change your Voicemail password, check your voice mailbox again, and contact your carrier.
Which of these solutions worked for you? Did you find other ways to fix this problem? Share your feedback and ideas in the comments below.