Here you will learn how to recover deleted Verizon voicemail and manage everything about it.
We know how frustrating it is to accidentally delete your voicemail. Luckily, there is more than one way to recover deleted voicemail on both Android and iOS.
Moreover, there is a way to recover even permanently deleted voicemail so keep reading to learn how!
You can recover your deleted Verizon voicemail by reaching into the voicemail menu. Either dial 1 and way until you are in the menu or press the voicemail icon. Next, the automated voice message should provide you with the opportunity to recover/listen to your deleted Verizon voicemail.
This is how to get a deleted Verizon voicemail back and if you’re looking forward to learning how to save it or prevent accidental erase, keep reading as we continue to discuss helpful things.
About Verizon Voicemail?
We know that it is possible that you may end up erasing some of your important voice messages and knowing how to recover them is a must.
There are a few things that you should be aware of first, so you don’t be confused if you are unable to recover anything.
It is important to understand that Verizon voicemail messages stay in your inbox for 30 days after they have been received.
In order to prevent them from deleting automatically, users need to save them which will make them last 30 more days (need to save each month). Messages that were not opened/listened will be deleted in 14 days.
Erased messages are available for recovery within 24-hours of deletion. Later you will learn how to extend or entirely remove this period.
How Do I Retrieve Deleted Verizon Voicemail?
Here we will introduce a step-by-step guide to retrieve deleted Verizon voice mail on both Android and iOS devices.
Keep in mind that this method will NOT work if your voicemail has been deleted prior to the last 24 hours.
How To Recover Voicemail on Android?
If you are using an Android-operated device, then the steps below should help you recover your lost Verizon voicemail.
- Open phone application (where you dial).
- Type 1 and dial. Verizon automated voice message will start.
- To listen to your deleted voicemail press 9 (Check Erased Messages).
- Listen to your voicemail and press 9 for each message you want to recover.
This is how to recover deleted voicemail Verizon on Android devices. If your deleted messages were erased in the last 24 hours they should be still there at your disposal.
Restore Permanently Deleted Verizon Voicemail (Android)
You can restore permanently deleted voicemail by navigating in your Android menu and select Android Central.
From there choose Backup (make sure to select Google Drive) and if you have a backup from before your voicemail got permanently deleted you can restore your entire device as it was then.
Following the logic, your permanently deleted Verizon voicemail should be there.
How To Recover Deleted Verizon Voicemail On iPhone?
For the ones of you using Apple devices, let’s take a look at how you can restore deleted Verizon voicemail.
- Open the phone application (where you dial).
- On the bottom right you should be able to see the Voicemail icon. Tap on it.
- Scroll down to the bottom to find Deleted Messages and tap on it.
- Select any message to listen to.
- Tap on the blue examination mark on the right of the desired message.
- Select Undelete to bring this particular message back to your inbox.
Once ready go back to your inbox and the message should be successfully restored.
Even if your messages were permanently deleted and non-existing anymore for iPhone users there is a pretty nifty way to get them back.
Restore Permanently Deleted Verizon Voicemail (iPhone)
You can use iCloud to recover permanently deleted voicemail by restoring from a backup or using iTunes to restore from local backup.
Simply connect your iPhone to iTunes and press the Restore Backup option. If there is a backup select it and once your iPhone is restored your missing voicemail should be there.
The other way around would be to use a backup from your iCould from a date that your voicemail was still in your inbox.
How To Prevent Permanent Verizon Voicemail Deletion?
Now when you know how to recover deleted Verizon voicemail, you should know the few possibilities in which your voicemail can get lost.
Let’s take a look at these possibilities so you can prevent such an occurrence in the future:
Device factory reset – Resetting your device to its default settings will definitely wipe out your Verizon voicemail messages.
Firmware update – It is certain that if your software fails to update, there is a high chance for some of your data (including voicemail) to get corrupted.
Residential erase – Navigating through the voicemail menu could be challenging sometimes and with the insertion of a wrong number, you could delete some important voice messages.
How To Extend Voicemail Deletion Period?
To prevent the possibility of losing any data even in one of the above-listed cases you would need to contact Verizon customer service.
You can confidently ask to get your 24-hour pending deletion period extended or entirely removed.
This way you don’t need to worry about losing important messages irreversibly as they will be stored in a purgatory space where you can recover them anytime with a simple click.
How To Find Missing Verizon Voice Messages?
So, if you are struggling to find a Verizon voice message that you are certain you should have received, it might be sent from a blocked number.
Regardless of the device model, you are using, go to your blocklist and check if the number you are missing a voice message from is blocked.
Another irreversible possibility in which your voicemail would be missing is that it was not opened for 14 days and then it was placed in deletion pending period.
If it was there for 30 days, the message is now gone and there is no real way to get it back.
We hope that now you know how to retrieve deleted Verizon voicemail and most importantly how to manage it efficiently.
Make sure to check how to prevent permanent voicemail deletion so you don’t have to worry about it in the future.
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Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.