How to know if someone blocked your number on iPhone

You’re trying to call someone and your call doesn’t seem to go through or they don’t seem to pick up.

Worse yet, you send them a message, but you’re also not sure if they received it – because there’s no response.

There are several possible reasons why that happens:

If you suspect that person has blocked your number, we’ll show you different things you can try on your iPhone to confirm if it’s true.

How to know if someone blocked your number on iPhone

When someone blocks your number, they will no longer receive calls or text messages from you.

You won’t get any warning or official notification if they block your number. However, if you call and it rings once, or doesn’t ring and goes straight to voicemail, you may have been blocked.

There is no simple process to know if someone has blocked you. However, you can try a few different ways to check if you’re blocked.

Block button on iPhone
  • Call from another number and see if they pick up. If you don’t have enough airtime, learn how to use WiFi to make cell phone calls. If you call and receive an automated message like “customer not available” or a similar response within a few days, it could mean their phone is off or in Do Not Disturb mode. .
  • Send the person a message via SMS/MMS. If you send a text and it doesn’t show a Read or Sent message, you’ll see anything but a space below your text. In iMessage, the Sent badge will stop appearing below your messages. This could mean you’ve been blocked – especially if it’s been a few days since you sent the message.
  • Launch a conference call and see if you can connect.

Hide Caller ID

If you don’t want to use a different line, you can enter *67 followed by the person’s phone number to cover your number. If the phone rings normally more than a few times, it almost certainly means that they blocked your unmasked number.

Alternatively, you can hide your caller ID and call the person who blocked your number. Your iPhone has a hidden caller ID feature, which masks your number so other people’s phones don’t see it.

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    Try calling the person who blocked your number and see if they pick up.

    Note: If this doesn’t work, it’s possible that your carrier has disabled it, in which case you can try calling from another iPhone.

    Send messages via chat

    If you still can’t reach the other person, you can try sending messages or chatting through messaging apps like WhatsApp.

    Check if you can call or text them on WhatsApp. If they don’t pick up your calls, they’re probably offline or they’ve blocked you.

    Someone is texting on iPhone

    To make sure they blocked your number on WhatsApp, send a text message and see if it succeeds. If you see two blue check marks or two gray check marks, you are still connected. If it’s just one check that lasts for a few days, that’s a sign that you might have been blocked.

    You can also try adding that person to a WhatsApp group and see if you can add that person. If you can’t add them and you get Unable to add contacts error message, it means they blocked you.

    Check the number of rings before voicemail

    If you call someone and hear the usual number of rings before your call goes to voicemail, don’t worry – you’re still connected to them.

    Sometimes you may hear an unusual ringing pattern. This can mean a number of things: the person’s phone is off, they have another call, or they have all their calls redirected to voicemail.

    Someone is calling someone else on iPhone

    However, if you only hear one ring before your call is diverted to voicemail and the pattern continues, you may have been blocked.

    It could be something else

    There could be a simple reason why your calls or text messages are not going through in most cases. Don’t jump to the conclusion that they blocked you. Maybe they’re having a network challenge or they’re not paying their bills on time. Or they may have Airplane Mode or Do Not Disturb enabled.

    Before jumping to conclusions, you should give the person some time. If you see each other often, you can ask them about it. You can also try reaching out through a family member or mutual friend.

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