1. Liz Blake's Avatar
    The length of time the phone rings, before diverting to voicemail, is only only 15 seconds, which is much shorter than the 30 seconds I had on my BlackBerry.

    Is there any way to extend the amount of time it rings before it diverts? I've searched settings and sounds, but not found anything yet
    10-08-2014 04:17 AM
  2. Stwutter's Avatar
    The length of time the phone rings, before diverting to voice-mail, is only only 15 seconds, which is much shorter than the 30 seconds I had on my BlackBerry.

    Is there any way to extend the amount of time it rings before it diverts? I've searched settings and sounds, but not found anything yet
    As far as I'm aware, how long your phone rings before going to VM or being diverted elsewhere is carrier related. Did you change carrier when you went from BB to your LG?

    It might be worth calling up your VM and seeing if there's anything in the options there, or even speaking to your carrier. I had the BBZ30 before the G3, and I'm fairly sure I never came across a setting on the actual handset that could change it (altho' I was happy with the length of time it rang, so never really looked).
    10-08-2014 05:35 AM
  3. Liz Blake's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer Stwutter. I'm with the same carrier, so there's been no changes in that respect. I'll check the VM options.
    10-08-2014 05:47 AM
  4. Stwutter's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer Stwutter. I'm with the same carrier, so there's been no changes in that respect. I'll check the VM options.
    I don't know about recently, but my old carrier used to have options (20 or 30 seconds I think), but as you get a new SIM when you get a new handset, it can sometimes set to the default if their are options available.

    Be interested to know what they say.
    10-08-2014 06:12 AM
  5. legalkill's Avatar
    You can call your carrier cs and they can adjust the time. I did that for my boss.

    Sent from my VS985 4G using Tapatalk
    10-08-2014 07:47 AM
  6. joesf's Avatar
    Have a look at this,
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...voicemail.html

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    10-08-2014 07:58 AM
  7. Liz Blake's Avatar
    Thank you joesf - that has solved my problem completely!

    In case anyone else is interested, the following was posted by chaplain in September 2011 and I've just followed the instructions which has increased the ring length time from 15 to 30 seconds.

    On most Droids, and most carriers:

    1. Dial *#61# and click Send. You will see your VM access number and the current ring delay time.
    2. Write down the phone number displayed (including +1).
    3. Dial **61*+1xxxyyyzzzz*11*30# and hit Send. +1xxxyyyzzzz is the number you wrote down previously, 30 is the delay in seconds. The delay can be set in 5 second increments, 30 is maximum.
    4. Dial *#61# to verify that the new settings are active.


    I had looked for relevant threads, but not back that far, so many thanks for finding it for me
    10-08-2014 08:14 AM
  8. joesf's Avatar
    No problem:-). Had to do this for someone recently, so had the thread in my bookmarks;-).
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    10-08-2014 08:53 AM
  9. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    *#61# doesn't appear to work on Sprint.
    10-08-2014 04:53 PM
  10. The_New_Flesh's Avatar
    Sorry to bump this thread, but this is a great tip, and a top Google search result.

    Thanks, Liz! Worked on WIND in Canada
    09-05-2015 12:35 PM
  11. Andree Desorcy's Avatar
    Strange...when I tried entering the exact code/numbers, it did not work. I tried several times. I figured I'd try using *61*+1xxxyyyzzzz*11*30# instead of **61.... and voila, it worked for me. One star before 61 instead of 2...not sure why though. Big thank you as the short ring duration was driving me crazy! Appreciate the tip!
    09-27-2015 10:08 AM
  12. Brownie56's Avatar
    On my year old Galaxy S5 it's: **61*121*10*30# which gives 30 seconds ring time before going onto answerphone (or change the last figure to 20# for 20 seconds).. I know this is correct 'cos I've just done it!
    11-11-2015 07:21 AM
  13. rk2016's Avatar
    Thanks
    12-03-2015 08:22 PM
  14. TeamTwister's Avatar
    Thank you for this. The short ring time has been driving me crazy.

    It works fine so long as you use the copied number exactly as given ..... the +1 prefix refers to the USA, for me in the UK it's +44.
    12-31-2015 08:17 AM
  15. Tom Doody's Avatar
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    03-03-2016 06:10 PM
  16. anon(9467178)'s Avatar
    I have AT&T. I just did this and on my Galaxy Note 3 this worked great. On my LG V10 it messed up the voicemail so when people called they would get a generic AT&T Voicemail message that asked them to input the number of the person in which they wanted to leave the message for, instead of my personal greeting. I had to call AT&T and get an advanced tech support person to reset my voicemail and add extra time to my ring. The V10 ring is really long now and works great.

    My advice is do this only on phones from 2014 which is when this post was originated. If you have a later phone just call your carrier and have them do it. While I was on the line with AT&T the guy said that he maxed out the Note 3 ring but when I tried it again it was short like before I did the dial codes. So on that phone you have to do the dial codes and AT&T can't help you. On other phones, especially later ones, just call your carrier.
    03-16-2016 04:02 PM
  17. David Nuttall1's Avatar
    On my year old Galaxy S5 it's: **61*121*10*30# which gives 30 seconds ring time before going onto answerphone (or change the last figure to 20# for 20 seconds).. I know this is correct 'cos I've just done it!
    You can also use **61*905*11*30# for 905 voicemail box numbers.
    04-15-2016 05:12 PM
  18. Cats Fan1's Avatar
    Thanks so much, this was the best way ever. Other ways were so complicated I couldn't follow Your way worked instantly. xx
    07-30-2016 02:08 AM
  19. Michael4397's Avatar
    Just as a practical matter, even if you can set your phone to ring for 30 seconds before going to voicemail, most people will hang up in less time than that. Yes, studies have been done confirming this.

    Granted, traditional rules of telephone courtesy may have called for one to let the phone ring 10 times before hanging up. But in the real world, circa 2016, few people will call, then let the phone ring that long before hanging up.

    The chief exceptions being for calling someone known to be elderly or having physical difficulty getting to the phone. Hey, if you call a 90 year old, or someone with two broken legs, you're an ***** if you only give her 4-5 rings to answer the phone.

    I'm not saying one should hang up so soon. This isn't me talking about "should," at all. This is me noting what actually is.

    With a 30 second delay time before a call goes to voicemail, many callers will hang up before the 30 seconds are up. So you'll wind up with fewer voicemails, and more "call from this number, no message left" experiences. Which, frankly, some people may not mind. But there you have it.

    And this is why so many carriers have, as a default, no more than 15 seconds - sometimes even less than that - before a call goes to voicemail.
    07-30-2016 06:42 AM
  20. NanGD's Avatar
    thanks, joesf for the link, and Liz Blake for detailing the steps. I have AT&T, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Android 6.0.1, and this method worked perfectly!! I had previously called AT&T about lengthening the ring-time, and support told me it couldn't be done.

    As far as anyone hanging up before 30 seconds, that's fine with me. If I don't know the number and they can't wait to leave a vm, I ignore the call.
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    10-20-2016 10:14 AM
  21. GFoss's Avatar
    Thank you 'Joesf' !! Followed instructions on link you posted & my ring time was increased!! Awesome!!

    Awesome!! Thank you for your post!! Just increased my ring time from 20 seconds to 30 before voicemail!!
    09-05-2017 01:01 PM
  22. Coralrover j's Avatar
    Thank you Liz, it worked 100% on my Galaxy Core Prime in Germany, on the Aldi network. Only thing I can add (which was also noted by another) is that you need to change the
    " +1 " in your description, to whatever your country code is. +1 was the USA, and did not work, but when I changed it to +49 for Germany it worked great.

    The number of times I've broken my neck running for my phone, only to get to it and find it had gone to voicemail was driving me nuts. Now it rings for 30 seconds
    11-23-2017 07:53 AM
  23. Ralph Blakely's Avatar
    thank you joesf - that has solved my problem completely!

    In case anyone else is interested, the following was posted by chaplain in september 2011 and i've just followed the instructions which has increased the ring length time from 15 to 30 seconds.

    on most droids, and most carriers:

    1. Dial *#61# and click send. You will see your vm access number and the current ring delay time.
    2. Write down the phone number displayed (including +1).
    3. Dial **61*+1xxxyyyzzzz*11*30# and hit send. +1xxxyyyzzzz is the number you wrote down previously, 30 is the delay in seconds. The delay can be set in 5 second increments, 30 is maximum.
    4. Dial *#61# to verify that the new settings are active.


    i had looked for relevant threads, but not back that far, so many thanks for finding it for me

    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!:d:d:d:d
    05-13-2019 07:46 PM

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