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Outgoing calls go straight to voicemail (Causes & Solution)

Last Updated on October 16, 2021 by Kennedy

What can be so annoying and frustrating than dialing a number and it goes straight to the voicemail. There are several reasons for this especially if this happens to almost all the contacts in your mobile phone.

You need to find out the causes and how you can resolve the issue and that which I have explained in this article.

What causes outgoing calls go straight to voicemail?

Calls going to voicemail maybe caused by a network problem in a mobile phone, or the recipient you’re calling enabled do not disturb mode on it’s mobile phone and which redirects your call to the voicemail. 

When do no disturb mode is enabled on a mobile phone and he android or the iPhone, call will be redirected to the voicemail more especially on iphones.

On android, calls will come in but it won’t ring out or aloud. All in all if the recipient has enabled a voicemail on it’s mobile phone, you may be having this problem of outgoing calls go straight to voicemail if the phone is on do not disturb mode.

Why I’m saying this is because if the problem you’re having is just on one contact in your phone contact list list, this may be the case. He or she enabled do no disturb mode on it’s mobile phone and that’s the reason your calls are redirected to the voicemail.

If the problem is on all the contact in your phone contact list, then be rest assured that the problem is from your phone settings.

For this tutorial on the causes and fixes of call goes directly to voicemail, I will be using the iPhone because this problem seem be more popular on iphone than on android phones.


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Let’s continue.

Outgoing calls go straight to voicemail?

This is majorly caused when a recipient enabled do no disturb mode on it’s mobile phone, calls will be redirected to the voicemail. This is the case when you have a particular number that sends you to the voicemail.

outgoing calls go straight to voicemail

To solve outgoing calls go straight to voicemail on iPhone, you should try to turn off silence unknown callers as it does help to resolve the problem.

Also check that the very number that is going to the voicemail isn’t blocked in your iPhone because once you blocked a number, calls will move straight to the voicemail.

There are other solutions to this problem and they are as follows;

1. Turn off silence unknown callers

This solution is very much helpful as number of persons confirmed that this helped to resolve the problem outgoing calls go straight to voicemail on their iPhones.

What you have to do is to open the settings app and scroll down to phone. Scroll a bit and you will see silence unknown callers, if it is enabled on your iPhone kindly toggle on the button to turn it off.

After you have done that make a call on your iPhone and check if it has resolved the problem.

2. Allow calls for all contact

This is quit helpful and you should give a try. Open the settings app and tap on do not disturb.

Make sure that you didn’t enable the do no disturb mode on your iPhone, and scroll down to allow calls from. Open it and select all contacts and this should prevent the problem of outgoing calls go straight to voicemail from occurring in your iPhone.

3. Turn off Wi-Fi calling

Having Wi-Fi calling enabled on your iPhone tends to redirect your cellular calls to the voicemail, so if you have the wifi calling enabled on your iPhone kindly turn it off.

To do that kindly open the settings app and scroll down to phone, tap to open.

Scroll down and tap on Wi-Fi calling, if Wi-Fi calling is enabled on your iPhone please turn it off immediately because it causes outgoing calls go straight to voicemail on iphone.

4. Reset your phone network settings

This works superbly fine for both android phones and iphones, to solve the problem of call goes directly to voicemail on your mobile phone, you have to reset your phone network settings.

I only recommend this if you’re having a hard time calling the numbers on your mobile phone and not just a particular phone number.

To reset your network settings on your iPhone, get started by opening the settings app and scroll down to general.

Kindly to open general.

In general scroll down and you will see reset, tap on reset and select reset network settings and enter the pass code of your iphone.

Tap on the reset network settings button, and that’s it.

To reset network settings on android, open the settings app and scroll down to about phone. Scroll down and you will see reset.

Tap to open reset followed by reset network settings. Tap on the reset settings button and you’re good to go.

This really helps to fix the problem of outgoing calls go straight to voicemail on iphone and android.

5. Check for software update

This is the last solution I know that helps to resolve the problem of outgoing calls go straight to voicemail on iphone and equally on android.

Check to see if there’s an available software update which made calls difficult for you on your mobile phone. If there’s a software update available on your mobile phone, don’t hesitate to update your phone.

Quite number of persons have found this very helpful.

The last which is very common is when a mobile phone is switched off. If you call a phone that is switched off or offline, the call will go straight to the voicemail. 

Having a problem of outgoing call goes straight to voicemail without ringing, you should check your phone settings as it may be the number one causes of this problem or the recipient is on do not disturb mode.


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One contact goes straight to voicemail iPhone

This is usually caused when a recipient phone is on the do not disturb mode, all incoming calls will be redirected to the voicemail.

However, if the problem persist after two to three days kindly note that the recipient may have blocked your number.

In this situation I recommend you to use another phone number to call the person and see if it will go through or use the imessage to send a message instead of calling.

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In general when a call goes directly to voicemail it is usually caused by the recipient enabling do not disturb mode on it’s mobile phone, or you may have been blocked by the recipient.

This is where I wrap it on outgoing calls go straight to voicemail on iphone and android. If the problem persist, you can go ahead and factory reset your mobile phone.