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Red message light is blinking on my Uniden phone and voice mail icon appears on screen when I have no messages. How do I get rid of the blinking light and the VM icon?

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  • SailorBlue Sep 20, 2016

    Lots of good solutions on this thread. Read mine located below too.

  • Laraine Lanaghan
    Laraine Lanaghan Dec 09, 2016

    Menu>Global Settings> select VMWI reset. Yes

  • Ian Warren
    Ian Warren Aug 11, 2017

    awesome advice fixed it in a "flash" bad pun!!!

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Hold down the "find handset" button on the phone base until the beeping stops. This will reset the message indicator. I just had this problem and downloaded the manual from uniden.com.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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    Maddy Sep 03, 2017

    Totally worked!! No more blinking red lights on either of my Uniden handsets! Thank you!!

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Our just started to do the same thing. Drove us crazy because there were no messages. I couldn't find the manual so I looked up the manual on their website. Here's how to fix it....IT WORKS! With the phone in "stand by", open the menu and select Global Setup.Select VMWI reset. Then select yes.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012

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  • Uncle Wylie Jul 09, 2012

    That worked and sved me from looking it up. Thanks

  • LeRoi Cynthia Dabney
    LeRoi Cynthia Dabney Oct 02, 2012

    it works for us thank you

  • laydeejan200
    laydeejan200 Apr 21, 2013

    Thanks, holding down the button worked for me...

  • Dorothy Smith
    Dorothy Smith Jul 16, 2014

    Thank you this was driving us crazy too, and your advice works

  • hymie kideckel
    hymie kideckel Aug 14, 2014

    No more flashing light or envelope icon!!! Thanks so much. I should have looked you up 2 weeks ago when I bought the thing.

  • mbrown Jun 18, 2015

    Too simple, I owe you a cup of coffee.

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2015

    Thank you so much it worked :) woohoo!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2016

    Thank you!

  • Rosina Sharma
    Rosina Sharma Oct 02, 2016

    YESSSSSS, thanks a ton

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2016

    VMWI reset didn't work for me. Any other suggestions? Am I doing it wrong?

  • Linda Malditha
    Linda Malditha Aug 15, 2017

    Brilliant thanks finally someone knows the correct way! All fixed

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Thank you ScorpionQwn! You are my hero! That blinking light was driving me bonkers.

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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My uniden phone red light is blinking and it shows an envelope and there is no message it says empty. How can I fix this?

Posted on Feb 08, 2013

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The menu/ Global Setup. Select VMWI reset. Then select yes,,,worked for me, but then within hours the red light returns! Why? Nothing has happened, no new phone calls, no new messages, nothing. Yet the red light blinks and blinks and blinks. I reset, then the same thing happens again. Wonder what's going on?

Posted on Jun 21, 2012

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  • SailorBlue Feb 13, 2013

    Make sure all voice mail messages are cleared from your phone company's mailbox. Check with your provider on how to do this if you can't figure it out. Basically it's usually, you call your own number and get into the mailbox that way. Clear all stored or especially unheard messages, that will make the little blinking light on your phone go away and all icons saying you have a message but you don't on your home answering machine.

    That should do it~!

  • Tracey Bokor-Moore
    Tracey Bokor-Moore Jul 14, 2015

    Yes you are a hero. Thank you. Not in manual that i could find

  • SailorBlue Sep 20, 2016

    Yeah these sort of things can drive you batty! Especially when it blinks all night long in your eyes while sleeping. There's always the black tape fix! LOL

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Holding down the "find handset" button worked for me. Thanks!

Posted on Apr 09, 2012

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The light will also blink on the handset if there is a message on the base unit... look there to see if there are messages.

Posted on Apr 04, 2012

My 2 year old was playing around with the phones, and he must of pressed it. It has been driving me CRAZY, finally it is fixed. I held down the FLASH button for 5 seconds, and it shut off.

Posted on Apr 11, 2012

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    Beverlyshephard Nov 23, 2014

    Thank you Phillip!! It worked!! We moved and couldn't find my manual, was driving me crazy every time I passed and saw the blinking red light! Thanks!

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I unplugged mine and immediately plugged it back up and it worked for me!

Posted on Aug 06, 2014

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    Miriam Kotsonis May 27, 2017

    I had tried all the fancy solutions without success. This one (should have thought of it but didn't) worked like a charm. Thanks so much!

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I had no problem for a year. A month ago, it started. That insipid flashing red light. I have tried every answer on this post. The VMI reset lasted 10 minutes. The find button did nothing. emptying the already empty message envelope did zip. I pulle the batteries and waited 30 seconds. No effect. So finally, and don\'t ;laugh, I cut a small piece of electrical tape and covered the damn light. Now I don;t see it flashing out the corner of my eye. Peace at last, peace at last!

Posted on Aug 28, 2014

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    Nelda Sep 12, 2017

    I am like you I have tried all the hints above none worked I have 7 phones and they all blink whan i have no message I am expecting important messages but i never know if I truly have one or not cause it blinks all the time.

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Phone is blinking the number 88 what is the problem

Posted on May 19, 2014

  • Helen weden May 10, 2015

    On the yellow cordless waterproof uniden I set the mailbox to "direct link". I think I messed around with the settings a year ago. It has stopped blinking now.

  • Helen weden May 10, 2015

    I replied to Susan by mistake. My solution is for flashing red light. Thanks

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