6 Solutions to Fix iPhone Goes Straight to Voicemail without Ringing


How to troubleshoot your Android when incoming calls go straight to voicemail

Here are five things to troubleshoot when your calls go straight to voicemail — and the one thing you should do when nothing else works. 

Turn off your Android’s Do Not Disturb mode

If your phone is set to “Do Not Disturb,” most or all of your phone calls will go directly to voicemail. So it’s worth checking to see if the phone has been accidentally put in that mode. 

1. Pull down your phone’s Control Center by swiping down from the top of the screen. 

2. Check that the Do Not Disturb icon is not enabled. 

Make sure Do Not Disturb isn’t enabled.
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For more information, read our article “How to turn on and customize Do Not Disturb settings on your Android phone.”

Remove a number from your blocked numbers list on Android

Are you using your phone’s call blocking feature? It can come in handy to stop telemarketers and other unwanted calls, but you might be accidentally blocking phone numbers that you want to ring through. You can turn this off in your Android Phone app. 

1. Start the Phone app. 

2. Tap the three dots at the top of the screen. 

3. In the drop-down menu, choose “Settings.” 

4. Select “Block numbers.” 

5. Remove any phone numbers from the list you don’t want to send to voicemail immediately. 

Blocked phone numbers go straight to voicemail.
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For more details, read our article “How to block a number on any Android phone to stop receiving unwanted calls.”

Disable any call forwarding features

Not all Android phones support call forwarding, and it depends on your cellular provider, but you may be forwarding your calls directly to your voicemail or another number. Disabling any of your Android device’s call forwarding features may resolve the issue. 

1. Start the Phone app.

2. Tap the three dots in the top left of the screen. 

3. Select “Settings” or “Call Settings.”

4. Choose “Calls.”

5. Tap “Call forwarding.” 

6. Turn off any of the four listed options: “Always forward,” “Forward when busy,” “Forward when unanswered,” and “Forward when unreached.”

Turn your Bluetooth connection off 

Sometimes, your phone’s Bluetooth connection can get confused and think it’s connected to a device when, in fact, it’s not. You might have experienced this when you turn off Bluetooth earbuds, and audio does not switch to the phone’s speaker. Instead, all you hear is silence. Luckily, the remedy is simple. 

1. Pull down the Control Center by swiping down from the top of the screen. 

2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to turn it off completely. 

3. Wait a moment and then tap it again to turn it back on. 

Toggle your Bluetooth connection to see if that solves the problem.
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Replace your Android phone’s SIM card

Sometimes, a faulty or damaged SIM card can cause weird problems, and it’s more likely to be the culprit if you remove and replace the SIM card often. In other words, the more you handle it, the more likely it’s a problem. 

You can attempt to remove, reseat, and insert the SIM card to address the issue. But to be 100 percent sure it’s the reason your calls are going straight to voicemail, you should contact your cellular provider and replace the card with a new version. You can request a new SIM card without changing your phone number or making any changes to your service. 

A woman putting the sim card from her phone on a table.
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Check your coverage and talk to your cellular provider

If none of those simple fixes solved your problem, it’s more likely that the problem is not with your Android handset but with your cellular service. 

Try looking at a coverage map from your provider to see if you have reliable service or test your service with another phone. If your coverage is very weak, incoming calls can go straight to voicemail. You can also try calling your cellular provider’s customer service for additional troubleshooting support. 

Check a coverage map to see if your home or office is in a dead zone.
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Part 4. Stop iPhone Goes Directly to Voicemail via Use Announce Calls

In the recent iOS version, that offers a new Announce Calls feature. The users can set how often and when the iPhone should announce calls. Among the feature, there are four options: Always, Headphones and Car, Headphones Only, Never. When your phone going straight to voicemail when someone calls, setting the Announce Calls to Always that may help you overcome it. Doing as following:

Step 1. Launch the Settings App.

Step 2. Select Phone feature.

Step 3. Pitch on Announce Calls.

Step 4. Choose Always option.

Since you change the option in your iPhone, reboot the device then try to see if it is back to normal. If not, going on the next solution.

Why is my phone not ringing when someone calls me?

Here’s The Fix: Turn Off Do Not Disturb! Most of the time, the reason an iPhone won’t ring for incoming calls is that the user has accidentally turned on the Do Not Disturb feature in Settings. Do Not Disturb silences calls, alerts, and notifications on your iPhone.

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How do I stop my Android phone from going straight to voicemail?


  • Start your PHONE app.
  • Click MORE (or three dots icon) in the top right corner of the screen (or the OPTIONS/MENU button on older devices)
  • Click SETTINGS.
  • Click VOICE CALL.
  • Click ALWAYS FORWARD and then DISABLE.

2. Volume setting

It is possible that the ringer volume is too low. It may seem that your phone is not ringing. You may need to adjust your ring volume. This is easy too. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics. Under the Ringer and Alerts section, drag the slider to the desired volume level, try to increase it. Make sure that the volume is high enough to hear. If this slider is dimmed, it is possible that your speaker is damaged and you may want to contact Apple Support.

See also: How to Make the iPhone Alarm Volume Louder

6. Unknown callers

If you are using iOS 13 or later, there is a new anti-spam call feature called Silence Unknown Callers. If this feature is enabled, calls from people whom you have never been in contact with will be silenced and will be sent your voicemail. If you get calls from people in your contacts, recent calls, or mentioned in a text or email, these calls will not directly be sent to your voicemail, these calls will ring first. To change this setting, go to Settings > Phone and scroll down and find the Call Silencing And Blocked Contacts section.

Furthermore, if you are using a third-party app to detect spam calls, check the app’s settings so that you are not blocking calls.

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Part 2. Fix iPhone Calls Going to Voicemail by Turn Off Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb (DND) is one of the iPhone function. When you need a quiet space, it keeps you away from the calls or messages disturb you. Then iPhone calls go right straight to voicemail without ringing. Look at your status bar, if you can see a crescent moon icon nearby the battery icon, that means the Do Not Disturb function is turning on. You can turn it off in the Control Center and Settings.

In the Control Center: Swiping up from the iPhone bottom to open the Control Center, locate the Do Not Disturb (a crescent moon icon), turn it off.

In the Settings: Tap Settings, find the Do Not Disturb function, turn the toggle off.

In iOS 11, there is a relevant function – Do Not Disturb While Driving. When the iPhone detected you are driving a car, the Do Not Disturb While Driving will activate automatically. During this period, iPhone not receiving calls going to voicemail. It is necessary that ensure this function is turned off in the Settings.

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