Vodafone Calls Going Straight To Voicemail

Vodafone Calls Going Straight To Voicemail: Solved

Are you using Vodafone service but facing an issue where all calls are going straight to voicemail on your iPhone or Android phone without ringing once?

In this article, we’ll explain why this glitch occurs on your iPhone or Android phone without even hearing a ringtone. We’ll also explain how to troubleshoot this issue to help you never miss important calls from friends, family, and professional colleagues.

Why are my Vodafone calls going straight to voicemail?

  • Vodafone coverage is unavailable, or network signals are poor.
  • Do Not Disturb mode is active on your phone.
  • The ring time is set too low, or the ringer is silent.
  • Incorrect divert settings.
  • Vodafone Immediate Voicemail service is active on your iPhone or Android phone.

How do I stop my Vodafone calls going straight to voicemail?

1. Resolve Network Coverage

If you stay in an area or use your iPhone or Android phone in a location with poor Vodafone coverage, this can cause unexpected errors while using the service.

In this case, you’ll see a 2G or less connection on the display screen. When this happens, you may not receive incoming calls, and all of them automatically go to voicemail. So, the only solution here is to use your iPhone in an area with better Vodafone signals.

2. Cancel Diverts and Change Immediate Voicemail Configuration

If you have set up multiple diverts on Vodafone, it can cause an error in the system and result in calls going straight to voicemail. It is also possible that you’ve set up Immediate voicemail on your iPhone or Android phone but forgot to switch it to Standard voicemail, resulting in the issue.

To fix this, you’ll first need to cancel multiple diverts and then set up the Standard voicemail again. Here’s how:

  • Open phone dialer.
  • Type ##002# and press the green phone dialer.
  • This will cancel multiple diverts linked to Vodafone, including voicemail.

Now set up your Vodafone voicemail from Immediate to Standard with these easy steps.

  • Dial 1213 on your phone dialer to deactivate Immediate voicemail.
  • Now, dial 1211 on your phone to activate Standard voicemail, and this should resolve calls going straight to voicemail.

Note: You can also switch between Immediate and Standard voicemail configurations. For this, dial 121 on your iPhone, type in 1 to access the main menu, press 4 to navigate to voicemail settings, and press 4 again to switch between the two configurations.

3. Check Ringer Time Settings

You may have set the ringer time on your phone too low, causing it to ring momentarily and go straight to voicemail. To fix this, increase the ring time with these steps:


  • Open phone dialer.
  • Dial *#61#.
  • Record the complete Vodafone number after the + symbol.
  • Tap “Dismiss” and type *61*+, the number you recorded in the above step, *11, and the seconds you want your phone to ring ending with #. it will show something like *61*+11555513466*11*25#
  • Now the phone ring time is set to 25 seconds; tap the call dialer and wait for the “Setting Activation Succeeded” message.
  • Tap “Dismiss,” and that’s about it.


  • Open the Phone app.
  • Type **61*101**[Mention number of seconds here].
  • Press the “Call” icon.
  • Wait for the “Call Forwarding Successful” message to confirm the setting, and now your Android phone will ring for the specified time before it goes to voicemail.

4. Deactivate Do Not Disturb Mode

The Do Not Disturb setting in your iPhone or Android phone is similar to muting it from all notifications. When active, this feature won’t let you know about incoming calls on Vodafone and will divert them straight to voicemail.

So to receive incoming calls, deactivate the Do Not Disturb mode on your phone with these steps.


  • Swipe down from one of the Home screens to access the “Control Center.”
  • Tap “Focus.”
  • Tap “Do Not Disturb” to turn off the mode on your iPhone.


  • Swipe down from the home screen to access the Notification Panel and further swipe down.
  • Tap “Do Not Disturb” to turn off the mode on your Android phone.


In this article, we’ve discussed the issue of Vodafone calls going straight to voicemail on an iPhone or Android phone.

We hope you now know the reasons for this problem and have enough information to tackle it. Ensure your phone is not on silent mode, as you may not hear the ringtone, and the calls automatically go to voicemail afterward.