Tuesday, 13 November 2012

How To Clear Voicemail Notification Icon in Android ?

The Notification bar in android provides notifications such as new missed call, new message and any notification generated by a system or installed apps. It is one of the good feature of android. We can simply clear these notifications by clicking on the corresponding notification or by clicking the clear button depends by the ROM you are using. Even though Notification is a good feature it feels annoying if we can't clear the notification and the the icon remains forever.

In some android devices Voicemail notification icon remains and we can't  clear it by clicking on the notification or by the clear button. It may be because of the network provider issue or the Android ( I don't know the actual reason ).

If you are facing the issue with voice mail notification and want to get rid off it,then here are the steps to clear Voicemail notification icon from the Android notification bar.

Method 1
1. Long Click on the New voicemail notification in the notification bar.
2. Now it will drop a App info menu...Click on it.



3. It will navigate to Phone app info page.
4. Click Force stop.



Method 2
1. Go to Settings -> Apps -> ALL -> Phone.
2. Click Force stop.

That's it ...Done...Now it will clear the voicemail notification icon from clear bar.

I am tested it with Android 4.0.4 and 4.1.2 and worked successfully. Please check in your phone and do reply to help others.

50 comments:

  1. Tested works with galaxy nexus .tnx

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  2. or leave yourself a message then delete it

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  3. When I do this, it clears the notification only for a moment, then reappears.

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  4. Clearing the data actually fixed that. Nevermind.

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  5. Worked prefect on my Rooted Verizon S3 with 4.1.2

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  6. The notification comes back when I restart my phone using this method.

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  7. Thanks, it totally worked on my galaxy s2.

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  8. Thank you so much! I was looking at all these other suggestions and they seemed like! way too much. This was so simple and it worked

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  9. Awesome, thanks! I got this problem on my Galaxy S4. Getting a new message and deleting it didn't fix the problem (as so many others suggest elsewhere), but your solution worked.

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  10. If I force stop the app, it comes back. If I instead clear data it stays off until I reboot.

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  11. Oh my God this is amazing. I was about ready to chuck my T-Mobile Galaxy S3 at the wall. Trick worked like a charm.

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  12. Thanks. It worked on my galaxy note 2

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  13. I force stopped the app and then had someone call me and leave a voicemail and no icon showed up

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  14. @Elliot MacLeod-Michael
    Restart device

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  15. Clear the phone defaults and cache info it will solve the problem. No need to click force stop :)

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  16. Didnt work for my lg optimus black
    The u.i didnt let me long clic. On notification or see all apps. Plz help

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  17. It didnt wrk :( neither of those methods..

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  18. @MrAjq999
    to see all apps swipe left..

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  19. Works like a charm on a Nexus 4 with 4.2.2

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  20. For those of you who don't see the "Phone" app listed in your apps, or are running Gingerbread.ff27. Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>All>(Find the phone icon. In my case, it's listed as Dialer)>Select 'Clear Data'>Select Ok and you're done my friend. Happy surfing!

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  21. Worked on my rooted Kyocera Hydro and since it's doesn't have service I just put it on airplane mode so the voicemail notification service won't refresh!

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  22. The force stop didn't do a thing for me, icon reappeared after restart - but "clear all data" worked like a charm and fixed the issue for good, it seems, even after a new message was left and deleted. I'm on Samsung Galaxy Ace II.

    Yay, thanks, people of the Internetz!

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  23. worked with sony Xperia L and Xperia P : D thanks alot

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  24. nt working in my galaxy grand wahat 2 do...plzzz help...

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  25. @PAZI
    try switching the sim...or remove and reinsert the sim.

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  26. worked on galaxy s4 boost mobile!

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  27. worked on s3 boost mobile ,,,, thank you!

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  28. I was so frustrated it kept saying I had a voicemail n didn't so I told my phone to do a search this is the only place that helped me and it is now gone. Worked great. I dont know what it is but the voicemail icon drives me crazy I dont even like getting voicemails. So when it was stuck I reset my phone n everything n lost a lot n then it turned out to be this simple. Lol very happy!!!!!!

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  29. Worked great after factory data reaet n everything else didnt this was an easy quick fix...

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  30. IT WORKED!!! IT WORKED!!! IT WORKED!!! Thank you so much!

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  31. Worked on my S4 Jelly Bean. Verizon's solution was to factory reset - Thank you!

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  32. For my Sprint Galaxy Nexus, all I needed to do was hit the menu button in the Phone app and choose "Show Voicemails Only" or something like that. I had deleted all of my voicemail messages before doing that, and the icon seemed like it suddenly realized there wasn't an actual voicemail and went away.

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  33. Worked just fine for me thanks

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  34. Yep worked on my Orange San Diego 4.0.4 ICS.
    Thanks.

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  35. Been driving me mad. This worked just fine. Thank you so much.

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  36. Thanks so much I called my phone carrier and asked them this and they had no answer. I have a samsung g4 I'm so happy thanks so much

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  37. Thanks a lot! So relieved! Samsung S4 Mini - Android version 4.2.2

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  38. Thank you very much. It worked :D

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  39. I can't see "Phone" in the list
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc - Android 2.3.4

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  40. @will rr
    It may be because your phone dialer may has a different name ... what's your dialer app name ?

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  41. it works.. clearing data on phone apps. thanks!

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  42. Thanks worked a treat......been bugging me for ages

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  43. Tried it with Android 5.01 on a Nexus 5. The notification went away for half a minute then my phone beeped to let me know it was back.

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