Google Voice

Google Voice

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-11-16
  • Current Version: 2.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 76.43 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 17,442 Ratings


Google Voice gives you a free phone number for calling, text messaging, and voicemail. It works on smartphones and computers, and syncs across your devices so you can use the app while on the go or at home. You’re in control Forward calls, text messages, and voicemail to any of your devices, and get spam filtered automatically. Block numbers you don’t want to hear from. Backed up and searchable Calls, text messages, and voicemails are stored and backed up to make it easy for you to search your history. Chat in groups, with photos Send group texts and share photos instantly. Your voicemail, transcribed Google Voice provides free voicemail transcriptions that you can read in the app or have sent to your email. Cheap international calling Make international calls at competitive rates without using your mobile data. Keep in mind: • Google Voice is currently only available in the US • All calls made using Google Voice for iPhone use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan • Calls are placed through a US-based Google Voice access number, which may incur costs (e.g. when traveling internationally)



  • The bad reviews...

    By downgrad3r
    ...are unjustified in my opinion. I needed a second number for my small business and got one for no charge. It came with unlimited domestic calls and messaging—now much easier to manage!—and voicemail transcriptions that forward to my email account. And that's just part of the experience. Did you know that you can schedule hours during which your business/alternative number sends calls directly to voicemail as opposed to ringing? You sure can. Only want business calls from 0900 to 1700 during weekdays? Done. They need to ensure that access to these features online is easier than having to choose “legacy” view, which many new users will not know about. Google Voice is an exceptional service that has become a vital component of my business. I love the iOS app, which has benefitted greatly from the 2017 updates, and hope that Google Voice is here for the long haul. And thanks for finally bringing suggested numbers back to the dial pad. (iPhone 7+, iOS 11.x)
  • New version crashes after opening

    By Gene X.
    Within 1-2 minutes after opening this new version, Google Voice crashes/closes. Makes it very difficult to use.
  • New UI is refreshing

    By JuergenWest
    New UI is refreshing. App icon could use an update. Search function bogs down and gets stuck. Way too slow. Fix that and back up to 5 stars! Current version seems to crash incessantly if composing a message for more than a few seconds. Have to compose in notes then cut and paste as a work around.
  • One Simple Request

    By kmjansenNCSU
    CallKit Google! Did you guys seriously just refresh your app for the first time in years and leave out what you know would be the single most convenient line of code in your app for iPhone users? I want my phone to ring when using a phone it would on a it would on an it would if you enabled CallKit. Of course I’m only so frustrated bc your app is great otherwise and you’re getting all my information anyways; so stop leaving out small but important features for your apps’ iOS counterparts because I’m not getting an Android.
  • Android App is Better

    By The Zosar
    This app doesn’t allow for me to quickly differentiate between my device number and the Google voice number when making a call. The app requires a call to be originated through it directly instead of through the standard call function of the phone and selecting which number to dial out from. On android I can call and then select which number I’m using to call out from. Additionally, this app does not integrate the Contacts on the iPhone. Unless the contacts are in the corresponding Gmail account it doesn’t populate the numbers to the names. The iPhone app for Google Voice is garbage.
  • No video option👎🏾

    By Karaoke girl 5
    I wish we could send video. That’s my only complaint so far. Get back to you later if I find something else not up to present standards.
  • Gvoice

    By Billobaseki
    Its easy to use
  • Buggy, unreliable, crashes constantly with messages

    By neal_fan
    Version 2.8 crashes constantly, completely unusable for more than one message before it crashes — losing the message being composed as a result of the crash ========= Version 2.7 is more unstable: crashes constantly, losing partially composed text messages; dialing phone numbers is still glacially SLOOOOW, sometimes crashing Lowering rating to one star. Updated for version 2.5 in June 2017 — The GV app may have improved internally, but bugs remain: the keypad is unusable for tapping out a phone number; performance is GLACIALLY SLOW throughout, from refreshing messages in text conversations to updating contact names in calls and conversations. Very disappointing, Google! Updated for version 2.1 in early 2017 — Finally, Google gives some love to this old, old, old app! Pros: streamlined interface, iPad version, now send and view photos in messages Cons: SLOW, SLOW, so slow it seems like the app has crashed sometimes; user interface for calling and messages is cumbersome and confusing Overall, a mixed bag: welcome catch-up improvements; frustrating performance; confusing user interface elements; rating unchanged at 3 stars ========== Updated for version 1.6 in 2015 — OBVIOUSLY no longer a priority. Evidence #1 — the app icon changed in v1.6, but the App Store icon is the OLD one, not the new one Evidence #2 — bugs! example: when composing a text message, iOS 8’s QuickType suggestions cause the Send button to overlay the character count. Sad . . . ========= Once upon a time, this was a great app. Once upon a time… Now, in 2013 it's obviously no longer a priority for Google. Key features are missing and only available from the web site. Among the most important IMHO, is the ability to block a caller. The only way to block a SPAM caller is to go to the web site — what could be a simple setting for the app is just missing in action. Google is definitely neglecting Voice…
  • Love Google Voice, app crashes

    By stevoca03
    Love Google Voice! However, with the most recent update the app crashes 100% of the time I open it. Please fix.Thanks!
  • Crashes on iPhone

    By Reh Dogg
    I never had any issues until recently. The app doesn’t allow me to send text messages without crashing. The support suggestions is worthless.