Live voicemail: Apple dropped the most amazing iOS 17 feature! Know how to use it

Live voicemail will help you see the real-time transcription of the voice message someone is leaving for you during a call courtesy iOS 17.

| Updated on: Sep 24 2023, 14:41 IST
Finally! iOS 17 lets users hyperlink text in iPhone mail app
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1/7 Apple is expected to officially introduce the new operating system of the iPhone, iOS 17 along with iPhone 15 series at the Apple event happening on September 12, 2023. Apple already gave a sneak peek of the iOS 17 at WWDC 2023 and some of its features include Contact Posters, Live Voicemail, and more. (Unsplash)
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2/7 The iOS 17 is now in the beta testing phase, where the company is constantly exploring and testing new features. The testing will ensure that there are no problems in the upcoming operating system.  (Unsplash)
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3/7 According to a shared post by Federico Viticci, iPhone’s Mail app will now enable users to hyperlink any word while drafting the mail. However, users will get this update after the official launch and they will have to download the update on their iPhones. (AP)
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4/7 Apple has introduced several updates, but somehow it never enabled users to hyperlink anything in the iPhone mail app. Now, with this Mail app's new features, users can avoid sharing long URLs separately. (Apple)
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5/7 To hyperlink a text, first copy the URL you want to add to the email. Then while creating an email you have to first write the message that you want the recipient to get. After drafting, long press the selected word you want to hyperlink. (Apple)
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6/7 A floating pop-up tab will appear on your iPhone screen. There, you’ll see a new “Add Link” option. Tap and paste the link. However, note that this feature will only be available after your iPhone gets updated with iOS 17.  (Unsplash)
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7/7 Note that the above-mentioned Mail app feature is based on a rumour and has not been confirmed by Apple yet. The actual feature will be discovered after the actual release and when it will be rolled out to the public.  (Apple)
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Once you've received voicemail messages through Live Voicemail, you can easily access the transcriptions for reference. (Apple)

Just after the grand ‘Wonderlust event' Apple rolled out its most awaited iOS 17 on September 18 for most iPhone users. It has brought some amazing features with its final upgrade. iOS 17 was announced in June and since then only beta updates have been available. Now that it is finally here, the interminable gap between the announcement and the actual rollout, is much more acceptable simply because of the huge changes and benefits made available to all by Apple. Users are quite excited now that it is finally here. One of the many mind-blowing features of iOS 17 is Live Voicemail. This is a revolutionary feature that can save you from a lot of unwanted calls that usually end up wasting time or leaving you stressed and frustrated. Know what this iOS 17 feature is all about.

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There are times when you don't want to pick up a call or are not in a position to do so. Live voicemail by iOS 17 will help you understand the urgency of the call. As explained by Apple, Live Voicemail will help you see real-time transcription of the voice message someone is leaving for you during the call. This will give you the context of the call. If it seems important, you can even pick up the call while the other user is still on the line.

How to use Live voicemail?

In order to use live voicemail, you will have to enable it on your iPhone.

Activating Live Voicemail:

1-Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

2-Scroll down and tap on "Phone."

3-Locate and tap on "Live Voicemail."

4-Toggle the switch to turn Live Voicemail on or off.

It's worth noting that in iOS 17 and later, Live Voicemail is enabled by default. However, if you ever need to disable it, you can easily do so through the same settings menu.

Using Live Voicemail:

1-When you receive an incoming call, you'll see a "Voicemail" button on the call screen.

2-Tap the "Voicemail" button if you wish to send the call to Live Voicemail.

If you don't answer the call, it will automatically be directed to Live Voicemail.

With Live Voicemail enabled, your iPhone will capture the caller's voicemail and transcribe it in real-time. It's important to note that neither you nor the caller can hear each other during this process unless you decide to answer the call.

Accessing Live Voicemail Transcriptions:

Once you've received voicemail messages through Live Voicemail, you can easily access the transcriptions for reference. Follow these steps to find your Live Voicemail transcriptions:

1-Open the Phone app on your iPhone.

2-Navigate to the "Voicemail" tab within the app.

Here, you'll find a list of voicemails captured by your phone using Live Voicemail. These transcriptions will remain available for viewing as long as you keep the voicemail messages in your inbox.

This exclusive feature is available only in English in the United States and Canada. However, it excludes the regions like Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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First Published Date: 24 Sep, 06:21 IST