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.


  • Mah says:
    14 November 2012 at 21:40

    Tested works with galaxy nexus .tnx

  • Keven Duperron says:
    1 February 2013 at 13:43

    or leave yourself a message then delete it

  • Sori Fierce says:
    10 February 2013 at 14:33

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

  • Sori Fierce says:
    10 February 2013 at 14:34

    Clearing the data actually fixed that. Nevermind.

  • Rich says:
    28 February 2013 at 09:28

    Worked prefect on my Rooted Verizon S3 with 4.1.2

  • Michaeljc70 says:
    2 March 2013 at 08:50

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

  • Ygor Simoes says:
    7 March 2013 at 19:23


  • Tuan Tu Nguyen says:
    28 March 2013 at 18:51

    Thanks, it totally worked on my galaxy s2.

  • Unknown says:
    6 April 2013 at 11:40

    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

  • Shauna says:
    11 May 2013 at 20:31

    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.

  • Jens says:
    29 May 2013 at 11:25

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

  • missmeowmix says:
    1 June 2013 at 20:20

    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.

  • Rose Marie Miller Thomas says:
    5 June 2013 at 08:43

    Thanks. It worked on my galaxy note 2

  • le-baron khan says:
    11 June 2013 at 01:38

    Thanks its work on my S3

  • Elliot MacLeod-Michael says:
    30 June 2013 at 15:07

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

  • sabeer sas says:
    1 July 2013 at 03:33

    @Elliot MacLeod-Michael
    Restart device

  • Archana Shankar says:
    5 July 2013 at 00:48

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

  • Bruce Noonan says:
    5 July 2013 at 10:14

    Thanks it worked

  • MrAjq999 says:
    10 July 2013 at 10:28

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

  • A. Fuller says:
    11 July 2013 at 07:07

    It didnt wrk :( neither of those methods..

  • sabeer sas says:
    11 July 2013 at 09:03

    to see all apps swipe left..

  • Prakhar Verma says:
    25 July 2013 at 09:03

    Thank you...!!
    It worked...

  • Rocker Venegas says:
    25 July 2013 at 10:57

    Works like a charm on a Nexus 4 with 4.2.2

  • xCapri xCameron says:
    26 July 2013 at 22:13

    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!

  • Muhammad Habibie says:
    6 August 2013 at 16:51

    Thanks, works on my zte n986

  • Leo Love says:
    20 August 2013 at 05:30

    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!

  • [S]Hoppette says:
    14 September 2013 at 19:27

    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!

  • specialistrecon says:
    25 September 2013 at 12:43

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

  • PAZI says:
    26 October 2013 at 08:55

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

  • sabeer sas says:
    26 October 2013 at 11:31

    try switching the sim...or remove and reinsert the sim.

  • ton kita says:
    8 November 2013 at 09:57

    worked on galaxy s4 boost mobile!

  • ton kita says:
    8 November 2013 at 09:57

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

  • Diana Moore says:
    14 November 2013 at 23:27

    Didn't work.

  • Crystal Walker says:
    27 November 2013 at 00:29

    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!!!!!!

  • Crystal Walker says:
    27 November 2013 at 00:30

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

  • Joanne says:
    11 December 2013 at 13:33

    IT WORKED!!! IT WORKED!!! IT WORKED!!! Thank you so much!

  • Vicente Liao says:
    5 January 2014 at 09:01

    it worked. thanks for the tip.

  • John Girgenti says:
    20 January 2014 at 18:42

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

  • Dustin Boyd says:
    26 January 2014 at 15:43

    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.

  • sean says:
    29 January 2014 at 00:50

    Worked just fine for me thanks

  • Melvin Bragg says:
    31 January 2014 at 07:33

    Yep worked on my Orange San Diego 4.0.4 ICS.

  • Cat says:
    4 March 2014 at 11:56

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

  • Someone Knows Thank god its you says:
    26 April 2014 at 07:02

    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

  • Nataly says:
    7 May 2014 at 22:11

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

  • Jeferson says:
    27 June 2014 at 20:40

    Thank you very much. It worked :D

  • will rr says:
    11 July 2014 at 03:13

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

  • sabeer sas says:
    13 July 2014 at 05:40

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

  • nene iah says:
    20 July 2014 at 16:50

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

  • marco says:
    19 October 2014 at 00:46

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

  • Rob Stow says:
    2 January 2015 at 17:18

    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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