How to Turn off Voicemail Transcription in iOS 13/12.4

Want to turn off the voicemail transcription feature on your iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6s/6? In this post, we’ll show you a little trick to turn voicemail transcribing into not functioning.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 14, 2020

I need to turn voicemail transcription feature off on my iPhone X! Since updated to iOS 13, I have to hit the voicemail 3 or 4 times to open a voicemail, and the transcription is never correct! After I read it, I have to hit the delete multiple times before it is removed and there is no clear way to close it and move onto the next voicemail. Then I updated my iPhone to iOS 13, but this problem still remains. Can anybody help? Thanks!

For those iPhone users who have updated their iPhone to iOS 13/12.4, the voicemail transcription feature is kind of annoying. The voicemail transcription may jam up voicemail screen and make it hard to move on to the next voicemail. Sometimes, the transcribing is so far off from what it actually means due to low transcribing accuracy. Therefore, many people prefer to simply see the list of voice messages and want to turn off voicemail transcription on iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6s.

Some iPhone users had reported the voicemail transcription feature was not as inspiring as it advertised. It always went wrong and deleted their messages in mistake. Luckily, after checking the requirements of voicemail transcription feature, we find an easy trick to turn off voicemail transcription on iOS 13 and iOS 12.4.

iPhone Voicemail Transcription Turn off

iPhone Voicemail Transcription Turn off

As transcription is in U.S English or Canadian English only, you can change Siri language to disable the voicemail transcription service on your iPhone.

Step 1. Go to Settings > Siri > Language.

Step 2. Change Siri language to Australian English or Indian English (if it doesn’t work, choose Japanese or other languages that don’t sound like English).

After changing Siri’s language, voicemail transcription will not be able to transcribe your voicemails on iPhone. Instead, it will just show “Transcription Unavailable”.

The Bottom Line

Although new iOS 13 solves some bugs its old versions woned and comes with performance and security improvements, there are still some issues need to be fixed. You can send your feedback to Apple to let them know. Besides, we’ve also collected some common iOS 13 problems and solutions that may help you. If you still have some issues bother you so much, you can also tell us in the comments part.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.