How to Forward Voicemail Messages from Your iPhone

By Jessica RegheliniUpdated on June 25, 2018

Have you ever wanted to share a voicemail message you received with someone else, but not sure if it’s even possible? If so, you’re in the right place! In this blog post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about forwarding voicemails from your iPhone, including:

Let’s start out by answering the most pressing question.

Can you forward voicemails on iPhone?

Yes, it’s possible to forward voicemails from your iPhone; you can send the audio files through a text message or email. If you have other messaging apps on your phone, they may be compatible with voicemail forwarding as well. This way, you can share voicemails with anyone you wish to.

Now that we know it’s possible to do, let’s go over the instructions for forwarding voicemails.

How to forward a voicemail from iPhone

1. On your device’s home screen, tap Phone.

Tap the Phone icon wherever it is located on your device’s home screen to launch your phone calling app.

iOS Phone app icon

2. From the bottom menu bar, tap Voicemail.

In the bottom right corner of your screen, tap the Voicemail icon.

Voicemail menu option

3. Locate the voicemail message you’d like to forward.

Scroll through your list of voicemails and find the one you’d like to forward. Tap it once to open it.

Select voicemail message

4. Tap the Share button to forward the message.

After opening the voicemail message you want to forward, tap Share to forward it.

Share voicemail message icon

5. Select how you’d like to send it.

You can choose to forward the voicemail through text message or email. Depending on which forwarding method you want to use, tap the appropriate icon.

Select method for sharing

6. Send it off to your intended recipient.

Send your forwarded voicemail message to the person you would like to share it with. Enter their contact information and send off your text message or email like you normally would.

Recipient address field

That’s all you have to do to forward a voicemail message from your iPhone. Now we’re going to cover some important information for you to remember when forwarding voicemails.

Notes on forwarding iPhone voicemails

1. This method will only forward the audio file, not a text transcription.

Some mobile carriers will provide you with a text transcription of your voicemail messages in your voicemail inbox along with the audio recording. However, using this method to forward voicemails only allows you to forward the audio files, not the corresponding transcriptions.

2. Only forward voicemails to people you trust.

Once you forward a voicemail message to someone, they are essentially free to do whatever they want with the file. Because of this, you should be cautious about who you choose to forward voicemails to. Be sure that the person you’re sending them to is someone you know, and that you trust them not to share the message with others.

3. Before forwarding, listen to the voicemail to ensure it’s the correct message.

After selecting the voicemail message you would like to forward, we’d recommend listening to the message to make sure that it’s the right one before sending it off to someone else. This way, you can save yourself from accidentally sending the wrong message and having your private messages exposed.

4. You can forward voicemails to anyone on any kind of device.

When you forward a voicemail recording to someone through a text message or email attachment, it can be received on all kinds of devices. Just because you’re sending the voicemail message from your iPhone doesn’t mean that the recipient has to have one as well. They could also have an Android, Mac, PC, or any other kind of device that can receive emails or text messages. We love this method because it’s so flexible in terms of who you can forward voicemails to.

5. Use this method to keep a record of voicemails.

If you want to export and save your voicemail messages to another device, forwarding your messages through email or text message is a quick and easy way to transfer them.

That’s everything you need to know about forwarding voicemail messages from your Apple smart phone. If you’ve tried this method before, let us know how it worked out for you in the comments below. Head over to our course on iPhone voicemail and calling if you’re interested in other tutorials.