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I can not delete my voice mails.

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I can not delete my voice mails.

I have a Galaxy S6 and use the default Voicemail app, I noticed today [April 2, 2018] that I can not delete any voicemails in the app, usually there is a trashcan icon in each voicemail, except now its not there. If I touch and hold on any particular voice mail it does not give any options to delete. if I click in the upper left corner, the only options that appear are "inbox" "sent" "archive" and trash" if I click on trash, there is nothing in the folder. I have went inside the application settings and tried turning things off and on to see if that helps but it doesn't. I do not want to clear all data because there are messages from my mom who passed last year and I don't want to lose them. Any help is appreciated

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I solved the issue. I am surprised that 2 Sprint Service personnel posted here and didn't know the solution, and one of them suggested I move files to SD card [Galaxy S6 does not have a slot for SD cards] 

 

I was at an event tonight, I asked a friend of mine who is an iPhone guy if he knows anything about Sprint Androids, he said "no" on both accounts but asked my situation, I opened my Sprint Voicemail app and showed him there is no longer a trashcan icon to delete voicemail messages, he touched  a message I want to delete and swiped left, which briefly shows the trash icon and if you keep moving left it deletes the message. Viola ! Problem solved!

 

I can now delete messages but cant share the audio file via email or text like I could before.

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freykr,

Hi! I would like to assist you with this. Can you please provide me with screenshots of what you see on the app?


Kryshna
Sprint Social Care
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see attached screenshots...Screenshot_sprint_1.jpgScreenshot_sprint_2.jpgScreenshot_sprint_3.jpg

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The only this that comes to my mind is that we can move your mom's messages to a microSD card and then clear the data on the app, put the MicroSD card back on the device and move your mom's messages back to your inbox. What do you think?


Jeffrey
Sprint Social Care
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OK.. How do we proceed to do that? Then moving forward, how will I delete voicemail message from the app?

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By the way, it's been years since this phone was activated, I do not know any passwords if I need one for my voicemail?

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out of curiosity have you checked the play store to see if there are any updates for the voicemail app? it might be so far behind that its lacking some options.

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To move Voicemail to the SD card:

1.Select the Voicemail icon to start voicemail.
2.Press the Menu button.
3.Select Move to SD.
4.Select messages to move to the SD card.
5.Press the Move to SD button.
6.Press Cancel to get out of the message select mode.
7.Press the Voicemail selector bar at the top of the screen to show messages on the SD card.

 

You can then remove the SD card, clear the data of the app and then use the steps below to move the messages of your mom back to the inbox or you can just leave them in the SD card.


Steps to Move Visual Voicemail messages back from MicroSD card to Inbox


1.Click the Voicemail icon to start voicemail.
2.Press Voicemail selector bar at the top of the screen.
3.Select SD card radio button.
4.Click Menu.
5.Click Move to Inbox.
6.Select messages to move back to the Inbox.
7.Click Move to Inbox.
8.Click Cancel to get out of the message select mode.
9.Click the Voicemail selector bar at the top of the screen to return to the Inbox.


Jeffrey
Sprint Social Care
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the Sprint default Voicemail app is not in the Playstore, it is downloadable from Sprint, I don't know if it is up to date? I have version T.9.0.0.26 

 

I wonder if I uninstall updates? If I do is there a way to reinstall.

 

One of my concerns is that if I have to re-set up my voicemail I do not know my password

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 Sprint_Jeffrey  wrote...

"To move Voicemail to the SD card:"

"1.Select the Voicemail icon to start voicemail." 

OK check


"2.Press the Menu button."

I think here in lies the problem.  When I open my voicemail app it opens to my inbox, I see a list of contacts or numbers from people who left me a voicemail message. In the upper left corner of the screen of my inbox is the icon with 3 horizontal lines, I click it, there is no option move to SD, just folder names..."Inbox" "Sent" "Archive" "Trash" as per the picture attached here. Also,  if I click on a particular message from a contact, there is no button or icon to do anything like move or delete the message, just an arrow which takes me back to my inbox.  (see photos) 

 

Screenshot_sprint_vm_2.jpgScreenshot_sprint_VM1.png



 

 

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long press on one of the messages that are NOT from your mom and see if it gives the option then..before that though..hate to ask...but do you have an SD card in the phone? i usually try to not ask this but there are times people confuse the sim card with the SD card.

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