General Voicemail icon won't go away

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tonynmi, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. tonynmi

    tonynmi New Member
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    I've tried to find this before posting but all suggestions have not worked for the LG Marquee. The voicemail indicator will not disappear from the status bar. I've tried rebooting, removing the battery all to no avail. Has anyone else encountered this before?
     

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  2. tombob

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    Call yourself from another phone and leave yourself a short message. Then go into your voicemail and listen to and delete the message you left yourself and the problem will be resolved. Good luck.
     
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  3. Lordvincent 90

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    I can confirm this will work. :thumbup: The key is waiting until the notification clears after you delete the voice mail (before you hang up)

    If you delete the vm, then hang up immediately, the phone doesn't receive the signal that you have no voicemail. Then when you call back to try and clear it, there isn't a voicemail to delete, so it can't send the signal to dismiss the notification.
     
  4. mdamm

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    I use google voice, but somehow this has slipped into verizons voicemail. I went into google voice and turned it off. *73 send. Then I called my # from another phone and left a message. Now the indicator said I had 2. I then called *86 and deleted both messages.

    Problem solved. I then re-activated my google voice voicemail.

    Thanks a lot for the simple solution.
     
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  5. bfldworker

    bfldworker Well-Known Member
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    Any advice for someone who has the same problem. But the phone is turned off due to moving to a better carrier?
     
  6. kevindroid

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    Try a hard reset
     
  7. Jwill1983

    Jwill1983 New Member
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    This worked perfectly.
     
  8. pequeajim

    pequeajim Well-Known Member
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    You can just send yourself a voicemail from your own phone that works too.
     
  9. James_Bond

    James_Bond Well-Known Member
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    Some pretty good advice on how to remove the voicemail icon on Android. If leaving yourself a voicemail message and then power cycling doesn
     
  10. Jackson98

    Jackson98 New Member
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    same prob with Moto E - tried all sorts of solutions - can only fix the problem until there is another VM, then the stubborn icon returns permanently. Why don't Android tekkies just fix it for keeps?
     
  11. MissyToby

    MissyToby New Member
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    Thank you so much for the useful explanation, I won't make that mistake again :)
     
  12. MissyToby

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    Thank you so much @Lordvincent 90 for the explanation! I won't make that mistake again :)
     
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  13. Hostile_Rain

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    Try updating the PRL.......it fixed my voicemail notification problem
     
  14. hamza shaikh

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    did you try force stoping it?
     
  15. orbatrin

    orbatrin New Member
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    Solution I discovered: Go to your settings -- > Apps -- > Click the more icon at the very top right corner (the 3 dots) -- > select "Show System" -- > find and select "Phone Services" -- > click "Force Stop".

    Please be advised this was successful on my Nexus 5X. calling myself and leaving a voicemail and deleting it didnt work for me. Hope my method works. thanks.
     
  16. joanne82

    joanne82 New Member
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    I had the same problem, I called my mobile from the home phone and left myself a voice message, went onto voicemail and deleted it then the icon disappeared! Worth a try!
     
  17. achornes

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    If you have a Samsung Galaxy s3, this worked for me:

    To fix message waiting indicator, access voice mail and select option 4, personal options. From that menu, select option 1, message waiting indicator to toggle message waiting indicator on or off. When you toggle it off and leave the phone message system, the message waiting indicator should be gone. Go back into voice mail, again select option 4 and submenu option 1 to toggle message waiting indicator back on again.
     
  18. achornes

    achornes New Member
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    Sorry for the confusion. When I say "access voice mail", I mean you literally call up your voice mail via your telephone. Hope that makes things clearer!
     
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