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How do I increase my ring timer in 8x8 Admin Console
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How do I increase my ring timer in 8x8 Admin Console


Note: To increase your ring timer as an end user in Work for Desktop or as an account admin in Account Manager, the legacy version of 8x8 Admin Console, click here.


Increase the ring timer from the default to the desired number.

Applies To

  • 8x8 Admin Console
  • Voicemail


Note: Using Cellular Voice as your inbound Call Mode in Work for Mobile? Your smartphone's default ring duration may take precedence over these settings if it is shorter.
  1. Log in to 8x8 Admin Console.
  2. Click Users.
  3. Click Edit (pencil icon) to the right of the user you wish to select to edit.
  4. Click Call forwarding rules.
  5. Check the box to enable forwarding for When User Does Not Answer the CallNote: Ensure that you have not selected Forward all Calls so that you can choose forwarding options based on status.
  6. Click Edit (pencil) to the right of When User Does Not Answer the Call.
  7. Select one of the forwarding options below for Forward Calls to:
    • Voicemail
    • No One and Play Busy
    • Selected Users or External Numbers: Type in the name or number associated with an extension or enter an external number.
  8. Edit the time the call will ring before it will be routed to voicemail or the selected forwarding destination for your user. 
  9. Click Save.
  10. Save the user.

Additional Information 

Call Forwarding needs to be set up for the extension prior to extending the default ring timer. 

By default, an extension is set to ring for 15 seconds before calls are sent to voicemail. There are two ways to increase how long your phone rings before a call is sent to voicemail: by an end user in the Work for Desktop application settings, or by an account admin within the user's extension settings in 8x8 Admin Console.

Changing these settings will affect ring duration across all your 8x8 work softphone applications (desktop, online, and mobile) and your desk phone.