Have you ever wondered whether someone had forbidden your phone number from contacting or messaging them? On the iPhone, blocking calls, texts, and contacts may be a common practice. However, have you ever questioned whether YOUR number or messages have been blocked? There are a few methods you may try to find out if someone has blocked your number on an iPhone, even though Apple makes the blocking function for texts and calls very quiet, and blocked calls can even still leave voicemails.
How to Know if Someone Blocked Your Number on iPhone
You may be able to find out whether an iPhone user has blocked your phone number through a few different methods. We’ll outline some methods for you to use to solve the problem. Please take note that the recipient’s iPhone has blocked you; as a result, the recipient’s iPhone won’t ring or otherwise indicate that you have phoned, texted, or left a voicemail. Their iPhone is unaffected by an inbound blocked call and remains silent from the end that is performing the blocking.
1. Check for Call Block by Calling the iPhone
Calling the iPhone results in one ring, or no ring at all, before hearing a generic message informing you that the individual is not accessible if they have blocked you. The call is then routed to voicemail if the recipient’s iPhone is set up for voicemail. (And yes, blocked callers can still leave voicemails; follow these procedures to check blocked caller voicemails on your iPhone.) The likelihood that your call and number have not been blocked is high if you get numerous rings before reaching voicemail.
Keep in mind that when you contact someone, being put to voicemail rapidly does not always indicate that call your number or iPhone has been blocked. It might also indicate a variety of other things, such as:
- The recipient is currently connected to another call or the line is otherwise busy.
- The addressee resides in a location where there is little to no mobile service.
- The recipient’s phone is either off or restarting at the moment.
- There is a network issue, or the recipient’s iPhone doesn’t have cellular service.
- There is an issue with the cellular network or anything like that.
2. Sending Text or iMessage to the iPhone Number to Check for Block
By sending them a message, you may also test to see whether their number has been blacklisted. You could have been blocked, although not always, if the iMessage never displays a “Delivered” or “Read” message and remains blue. You haven’t been blocked if the iMessage passes through and displays a “Read” receipt. Remember that Read Receipts can be fully disabled, enabled generally, enabled per contact, or any combination of these. However, unless you have directly addressed this with the receiver or checked their don’t disturb on iPhone settings, there is no way to know which is the situation (or iPad).
Keep in mind that when messages appear green instead of blue, the phone is attempting to send a standard SMS text message rather than an iMessage. Additionally, keep in mind that if you’ve been blocked, your text messages and iMessage app will never reach their intended destination. This contrasts with blocked voicemails, which are sent to a distinct “blocked” inbox.
3. Call the number with the caller ID hiding prefix to check for being blocked on iPhone
By masking your caller ID and then phoning the person’s phone number, you may also find out whether you have been blocked. By dialing a person’s phone number and adding the *67 prefixes, you may prevent caller ID from appearing. It is fair to infer that the receiver has blocked your number if you dial *67 and the phone rings as usual, or if they answer when you call normally but the call goes directly to voicemail.
How can I find out exactly what happens if someone blocks my number on an iPhone?
Although setting up a test for yourself is the next best thing, there is no ideal method or certain way to determine if someone has blocked your Apple iPhone without actually viewing your blocked contact list. As long as you have a friend or family member with another iPhone, doing a fast test is rather simple. Simply phone it and text or iMessage it after blocking your iPhone’s number from their system. You’ll find that either you’re put on voicemail or the messages just seem to be lost. You truly reach the person you tested this out with later, be sure to unblock the number when you are through with the test.