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Use Google Voice From an iPhone [How-To]

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Using Google Voice from the iPhone is a very simple process thanks to Google’s vision of moving all applications to the Web.  This is good news since Apple decided to block the Google Voice App from the Apple App Store.   Whatever their reasons…  Thanks to Google and the Google Voice Mobile Site/Client, we won’t need to wait for Google and Apple to battle it out in court in order to start using Google Voice on the iPhone immediately.  So, with that said, let’s get right to the How-To and product tour!


How-To Use Google Voice From an iPhone Step-by-Step


1.   From your iPhone, Open the Safari browser and Goto


2.   Type in your Google/GMAIL  Account Name and Password.  For convenience, Click Remember me and Click Sign in

Google Voice Mobile Logon Page


3.   After login, you will be taken to your Google Voice Inbox will be the main screen.  Here you will see new Voicemails (and their transcription if enabled), SMS TXT messages as well as all the Options and Settings found in the full browser based Google Voice App.

Google Voice Mobile Inbox


 Google Voice Mobile Quick Call

4.   To make a Phone Call, simply Click in the Quick Call box and Type in the Phone Number and Click Call OR, Click Contacts


Using the Contacts screen is the easiest way to make calls since you don’t need to fumble around with entering in the phone numbers.  The Contacts are synchronized with your GMAIL account so that makes it even easier.  

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5.   Click the Contacts Link and Click the contact you wish to call or send an SMS TXT

Google Voice Mobile Contact list


6.   The Contact will be displayed and you can either Click Call or SMS

Google Voice Mobile Make a Call or Send SMS Txt Message

If you call the contact, Google Voice will first call you at the number specified in settings (your mobile usually) and then they will make an attempt to call the Contact.  All in all, VERY GROOVY.


Using the SMS features of Google Voice are equally as simple.  TXT messages can be typed and sent to contacts through the Google-Voice Mobile Client and responses will be delivered back to your inbox as shown below.

Google Voice Mobile SMS TXT Message Reply

 Google Voice Mobile Settings

In addition to making Phone calls and sending SMS TXT Messages, you can also Click Settings to adjust all your Google Voice Settings including:



  • Voicemail Notifications Email Address
  • Call Screening Settings
  • Default Voicemail Greeting
  • Call Presentation On or Off
  • Caller ID Settings



  • Default Forwarding Settings


You can also set the Do Not Disturb setting and configure which Phone your currently at by Clicking on the My Mobile Number Link.


All in call, the Google-Voice Mobile Client / Web Page is very groovy full featured alternative to the Google Voice iPhone App that Apple may or may not release.  While we all wait…  I believe Google has provided a working alternative which is very useable.

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3 Responses to Use Google Voice From an iPhone [How-To]

  1. BondJamesBond September 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm #

    didn’t know you could do that! now I just need to get a microphone and try this on my ipod touch. verizon needs to hurry up and release an unlimited data plan for their mifi thing.

  2. shockersh September 10, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    blah – Google already has all my search and gmail data. I don’t need them to have my Phone call history and voicemails as well!!!

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