Learn 6 Effective And Proven Solutions To Fix iPhone Rings Twice And Goes Straight To Voicemail!
Many iPhone users are reporting that their phone rings twice and then goes straight to voicemail. This issue irritates the users very much. But now, it will not irritate you anymore as below I have mentioned some solutions that will help you to solve this issue. Here I have also mentioned why you are facing this issue and how to fix iPhone goes to voicemail after 2 rings.
Let us first look at some real user practical scenarios.
Practical Scenario 1: A User Can Call When The Other Person Is Near The User But When The Other Person Is Away Then The Call Rings Twice And Go Straight To Voicemail
Just recently, when I called my mom it would ring twice and go straight to voicemail. At first I thought she put her phone on do not distrub. But then I spoke to her and she said it wasn’t. I tried calling her when she was right beside be, which worked, but then when I was away it would ring twice and go straight to voicemail but she could call me. I could call her with facetime audio but not the regular call.
Source: Apple Support Community
Practical Scenario 2: A iPhone User Is Facing iPhone Rings Twice And Goes To Voicemail After Update
What can I do to not have my phone go to voicemail in 2 rings?
Source: Apple Support Community
These were 2 practical scenarios, like these there are many iPhone users who are going through the same issue due to various reasons.
So, before you learn the methods to fix this issue it is better to first know why does your iPhone rings twice and go to voicemail.
Why Is Your iPhone Going To Voicemail After 2 Rings?
There are different factors that can cause this issue. Some of them are listed below.
- If you have enabled forwarded calls to apps such as Google Voice, Wi-Fi Calling, or Hangouts to receive calls then it may try to forward to receive calls to these apps and cause this problem.
- When the network settings are not set correctly.
- If the iPhone firmware gets corrupted.
- If your network provider has set to forward call t voice after numbers of rings such as after 2 rings or after a specific time like 6 seconds your calls will be going to voicemail after 2 rings.
- On some iPhones, Airplane Mode make voicemail after two rings.
- The person whom you are calling is already taking someone’s call or in a conference call.
- The owner has changed the settings to send all calls to voicemail after two rings. He/she can do this when they have a very busy schedule.
- It can also happen if the owner is very busy or he/she doesn’t want to talk with you therefore he/she rejected the call to voicemail.
- When there is any problem with the other person’s phone and due to this your call goes to voicemail after 2 rings.
Now, we will move to the solutions to fix phone rings twice/once then goes to voicemail on iPhone.
Note: All the solutions that I have discussed below will be applicable for all models of iPhone such as iPhone 12/11/13/XR/X/XS/XS/9/8/7/6, and all other iPhone models.
Solution 1: Soft Reset Your iPhone
If there is any software bug or glitches on your iPhone then due to this your iPhone goes to voicemail after 2 rings. You can soft reset your iPhone but ensure that the problematic contacts are not blocked on your device.
Follow the below steps to soft reset your iPhone.
Step 1: First, you need to press and hold both Power and Home keys unless you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Step 2: Now, leave the keys and enter passcode to unlock your phone.
Step 3: Now, check if your iPhone and working fine and iPhone rings completely.
Solution 2: Disable Do Not Disturb Feature
If “Do Not Disturb” mode is enabled on your iPhone then this will convert the call into voicemail. Hence you should check that this feature is not enabled on your phone.
If it is enabled then disable it. You can disable it using 2 ways.
So, follow the below steps to disable “Do Not Disturb” mode.
Steps To Disable “Do Not Disturb” Mode Using Control Center
Step 1: Launch Control Center on your iPhone by swiping your finger up from the bottom of the screen (for iPhone X or latest models, you need to swipe the upper-right corner of the phone’s screen).
Step 2: The hit on crescent moon like icon that is Do Not Disturb icon.
Step 3: If this icon is white then it means this feature is enabled, to disable it tap on it and it will be grayed out.
Steps To Disable “Do Not Disturb” Mode Using Settings App
Step 1: Run the Settings app.
Step 2: Now, scroll down to “Do Not Disturb” option and hit on it to open.
Step 3: Now, toggle it off to disable this feature. When this feature is disabled then it will be grayed.
Solution 3: Turn Off Wi-Fi Calling Feature Of iPhone
If you have configured Wi-Fi calling or another Wi-Fi based app like Hangout then it will try to take up the call to voicemail after 2 rings. In this situation, you need to disable the Wi-Fi calling to fix the issue.
Below, follow the steps to disable Wi-Fi calling feature on iPhone.
Step 1: On your iPhone, open the Settings and tap on Phone app.
Step 2: Then hit on Connections/Phone.
Step 3: Now, toggle the switch to off position beside “Wi-Fi calling on this position” and see the issue is solved.
If not, then open Quick Settings and hit on Wi-Fi to turn it off.
Solution 4: Increase Ringing Time
Some network providers control the ringing time whereas some of the networks providers such as Xfinity allow their users a portal to manage the settings. There are some other providers with their USSD codes to manage the settings.
Here, I have discussed the steps for Vodafone USSD codes.
So, follow the below steps to do the same.
Step 1: On your iPhone open Phone’s dailar and then enter this code **61*121*11* but you don’t need to dial it because it may differ as per the location.
Step 2: After that, enter the value of the time in seconds to increase the ring time before the calls go to voicemail (e.g. 30) just like this **61*121*11*30#
Now, check the problem is fixed or not.
If not, then disable the voice and then check this works or not.
Solution 5: Reset Network Settings
Your iPhone rings twice and goes to voicemail due to incorrect network settings. Therefore, you should reset the network settings to check if this solves the issue.
Note: Remember that this will reset all the network settings of your device including network/VPNs details. So, you can make of note of the details.
Now, follow the below steps to reset the network settings of your iPhone.
Step 1: Open Settings app and then hit on General.
Step 2: After that, choose Reset and tap on Reset Network Settings.
Now, make a call to another person and check the issue is solved or not.
If not, then find the signal inferences such as a signal booster and remove them. This can fix the issue on your iPhone.
Solution 6: Factory Reset Your iPhone
Last but not the least, to fix iPhone goes to voicemail after 2 rings is by doing a factory reset.
Note: Before you factory reset your iPhone, make sure you have backup of all important data as this will erase everything from your phone.
Now, follow the below steps to factory reset your iPhone.
Step 1: On your iPhone, launch the Settings app and then hit on General.
Step 2: After this, tap on Reset and then on Erase All Contents and Settings.
Step 3: Then, hit on Erase Everything and wait until the reset process gets completed.
Now, setup your iPhone and hopefully the issue will be solved.
So, whenever your iPhone goes to voicemail after 2 rings then you can apply the above-mentioned solutions to fix the issue.
But when the above solutions get failed then you can contact your network provider or iPhone manufacturer. They will surely help you to fix the issue.
Max Field is a founder of recoveriphone-data.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.