Are you having the problem of 10 seconds of silence then voicemail during an outgoing call, I will explain the reason why such is happening.
However, I want you to bear in mind that it may not necessarily be from your end, but rather caused by the recipient or the recipient network service provider.
So let me explain the major causes of 10 seconds of silence then voicemail, and how you can go about it.
Reasons for 10 seconds of silence then voicemail
Below are the reasons for such 10 seconds of silence then voicemail;
- Do not disturb
- Being blocked
- Network issue
- Engaged in another call
- The phone is switched off
These are the reasons why you’re having the problem of being redirected to voicemail after 10 seconds of silence.
Let me explain them one after the other.
1. Do not disturb
Many a time I realize that do not disturb is usually the culprit for this type of issue, the recipient phone being on do not disturb mode.
Do not disturb mode block calls and silences text messages or notifications on a given phone. Once someone set DND on his phone, all calls will be blocked by DND.
If the recipient has an active voicemail, the blocked calls will be redirected to voicemail.
But in the case of do not disturb mode, the person can decide to exempt your number from the feature, and your calls will be received on the recipient phone.
But as long as the recipient didn’t add your phone number to exempt or allow call, you will be redirected to voicemail.
The call will be silenced for five or more seconds, and it will be redirected straight to voicemail.
But in this type of situation, I will advise you to try send a text message or iMessage to the recipient and see if the message will get delivered.
If the message gets delivered to the recipient, then it may likely be do no disturb is causing the issue.
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2. Being blocked
The second reason for such issue is when you’re blocked by the recipient.
Definitely if you’re blocked by the recipient, the call won’t go through and you will be redirected to voicemail if the recipient has an active voicemail.
Now, what I will advise you to do is to try send a message and see if the message will say delivered.
If it didn’t say delivered, you may be blocked by the recipient unless the recipient phone is switched.
But I will advise you to use another number to contact the recipient and see if you will be redirected to voicemail once again.
If the call went through, then bear in mind that the recipient blocked your other number.
3. Network issue
Talking about 10 seconds of silence then voicemail, it may be due to network issues at your end or the recipient end.
It may not necessarily be the case of being blocked by the recipient or do no disturb mode, but rather caused by network service issue.
4. Engaged in another call
The recipient you’re calling may be engaged in another call though this option is not common especially if it occurs very often.
5. The phone is switched off
Off all these reasons, the reason for 10 seconds of silence then voicemail maybe caused by the recipient phone being switched off.
For example, if both text messages and calls are not going through, even after trying with a different number, the recipient phone may likely be switched off.
Remember, if a recipient phone is on do not disturb mode, switched off or not available, or you’re blocked by the recipient, as long as the recipient has an active voicemail, all calls will be redirected straight to voicemail.
Does silent mode go to voicemail?
No, silent mode doesn’t go to voicemail as silent mode don’t block calls.
If someone set their phone to silent mode, all calls and text messages will be received but they will be silenced.
The recipient will not hear any ringtone as the phone is on silent mode. So here, what you will get from the recipient is Ignored Call.
Your calls will be ignored as the phone is on silent mode.
But for silent mode blocking a call, no it doesn’t happen at all.
Can someone call you on silent mode?
Yes, someone can call you on silent mode and the call will definitely go through as it doesn’t block calls.
This is both applied to android and iPhone.
Let me explain a little bit on Silent mode and how it works.
Silent mode on a device like a phone or tablet disables any audible notifications, including calls, messages, and app alerts just like do not disturb, though it doesn’t block calls like DND.
The feature allows you to use your device without making any noise.
Keep in mind that some devices might still vibrate in silent mode, depending on your settings. You can usually toggle silent mode on or off through your device’s settings or a dedicated physical switch or button.
If you don’t want to be disturbance, but don’t want to block your calls as well, silent mode is the best option available for you.
Silent mode is useful in situations where noise may be disruptive or inappropriate, such as in meetings, theaters, libraries, or at night while sleeping.
And the feature allows users to maintain their privacy and avoid causing disturbances in public spaces.
It’s worth noting that while silent mode suppresses audible alerts, it may not affect other types of notifications, such as visual alerts on the screen or vibrations.
Some devices also allow exceptions for specific contacts or apps, ensuring that important notifications can still get through even in silent mode.
Overall, silent mode provides a versatile tool for managing notifications and maintaining a peaceful environment in various settings.
I use it a lot especially when I’m in a meeting or in a private session. But kindly note that silent mode is not the reason for 10 seconds of silence then voicemail. And this is where I wrap it up in today’s question of the day.