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How to Transcribe Voicemail to Text on Your Android Phone

Voicemail can be tricky if you’re getting a ton of messages every day. You don’t always have time to sort through a bunch of spam before you get to the important ones. By transcribing your voicemails to text you can quickly skip to the most important part of every message.

In order to transcribe your voicemail to text, you’ll need to use an app that can do it for you. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to easily transcribe voicemail on your Android phone.

How to Transcribe Voicemail to Text on Android

The stock visual voicemail app is included with most newer Android phones. It can convert voicemails into text messages that you can then read at your convenience. 

You’ll be able to scroll through all of your voicemails and pull out important information. You won't even have to listen to them. 

I prefer to read my voicemail instead of calling it. Sometimes I’ll listen to 5 spam messages before I get to the important ones.

There are also third-party apps that you can get. They will work for those that do not have the stock visual voicemail app included with their phone. The best visual voicemail apps are:

  • YouMail

  • Google Voice

  • Vxt

  • Voxist

  • InstaVoice

  • HulloMail

These voicemail-to-text apps have come a long way over time, but they don’t work well for certain people. Their transcription is sometimes highly inaccurate. It may be very confusing when you try to read your messages and key details are not transcribed properly.

Fortunately, there is another option available for transcription services.

How to Transcribe Voicemails With Notta Web Online

Here we’ll go over how to use Notta to transcribe your voicemails. You can use the internal microphone built-in on your computer or laptop. If you do not have one you will need to have an external mic plugged into your computer.

Step 1: Log in to your Notta account on your computer. On the right side of the screen click ‘Start Recording’.

A red arrow points the Start Recording option on Notta web.

Step 2: It may ask permission to use your microphone. Click ‘Allow’.

ask permission to use your microphone

Step 3: Click ‘Pause’ at the bottom of the screen.

A red arrow points to the Pause button.

Step 4: On your Android device, call your voicemail. Put it on speakerphone. 

Step 5: Go back to Notta on your computer. Place your phone close to your laptop or microphone. When the voicemail you want to transcribe is about to start, click ‘Play’.

A red arrow points to the Play button.

Step 6: When the voicemail ends, click ‘Stop’.

A red arrow points to the Stop button.

Great! Now your voicemail is transcribed.

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How to Transcribe Voicemails With the Notta Android App

Here’s how to use the Notta app for Android to transcribe your voicemails.

Step 1: Open the Notta app and log in.

Step 2: Click the ‘Plus’ at the bottom.

A red arrow points to the plus icon on Notta Android app.

Step 3: Click ‘Record Now’.

A red arrow points to Record Now on Notta Android app.

Step 4: Click ‘OK’.

A red arrow points to the Ok button on the popup window.

Step 5: Switch apps and go to your Voicemail. Put it on speakerphone.

The voicemail page.

Step 6: Switch back to Notta and watch as it transcribes your voicemail in real-time.

Check transcript on Notta

Step 7: When it is done press ‘Stop’.

A red arrow points to the Stop button on Notta Android.

Step 8: Name your recording and click ‘Done’.

A red arrow points to Done button on the pop up window.

Awesome! Now you have a transcript of your voicemail that you can access from Notta at any time.

Recording list on Notta Android app.


Can a Voicemail be Converted to Text on Android?

Yes, you can use a visual voicemail app to convert a voicemail to text on Android. Alternatively, you can use Notta. Notta is a free voicemail to text app that will listen to your messages and transcribe them in real-time.

How Do I Turn on Visual Voicemail on Android?

Most newer Android phones will come with a visual voicemail app. This depends on the carrier. If it does, you can find it by searching your apps for “visual voicemail”. If nothing comes up you’ll need to download a third-party app such as YouMail.

What is the Difference Between Voicemail and Visual Voicemail?

Voicemail is a service that forwards your calls to a voicemail box if you are unavailable. The caller can then records a voice message. You can then call this number to listen to the recording. Visual voicemail is a cloud-based service. 

It provides users with a visual representation of their messages in a single place. The biggest advantage here is accessibility. Since everything is contained in one app, you can review your messages from anywhere.

Most visual voicemail apps offer transcription services (converting speech to text). You also have quick access to even more information about your message than before.

Final Thoughts

Voicemail transcription is a great leap in technology, especially for those who don’t have time to listen to hundreds of messages per day. We are fortunate in these modern times to have a service that can transform your voicemail into text.

With Notta, you can do just that. Notta will transcribe your voicemails accurately. Now you can read them anywhere and anytime.

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