Signs That You’ve Been Blocked
If you suspect that you’ve been blocked by someone on your iPhone, there are several signs that you can look out for to confirm your suspicion. Here are some common signs that may indicate that you’ve been blocked:
- You can’t make phone calls to the person who blocked you.
- Your calls go straight to voicemail, even after multiple attempts.
- You can’t send text messages to the person who blocked you.
- You can’t see the person’s online status or profile picture on social media platforms.
- Your messages and calls are marked as delivered on iMessage, but they are not read or answered.
- You are unable to add the person to a group chat.
- You can’t see any updates or changes made by the person on their social media platforms or contact list.
If you experience any of these signs, it’s likely that you’ve been blocked by the person on your iPhone. However, keep in mind that some of these signs could also be caused by other issues, such as poor network connectivity or the person simply being busy. To confirm whether or not you’ve been blocked, you’ll need to follow some additional steps.
How to Check if You’ve Been Blocked on iPhone
If you’ve noticed some of the signs mentioned in the previous section and suspect that you’ve been blocked on your iPhone, there are a few steps you can take to confirm your suspicion:
Call the person: If you’ve been blocked, your calls will go straight to voicemail. However, if the person is busy or has their phone turned off, your calls will also go straight to voicemail. So, try calling the person from another phone or asking someone else to call them to see if they answer.
Send a text message: If you’ve been blocked, your text messages will not be delivered. However, if the person has poor network connectivity or has turned off their phone, your text messages will also not be delivered. So, try sending a text message to the person from another phone or using a messaging app like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger to see if your messages are delivered.
Check your iMessage: If you use iMessage to communicate with the person, your messages will be marked as delivered but not read. However, this could also happen if the person has turned off their read receipts or is simply busy. So, try sending an iMessage to the person and see if it gets delivered and marked as read.
Check social media: If you are friends with the person on social media, check their profile to see if they have unfriended or blocked you. If you can’t find their profile or see their updates, it’s likely that you’ve been blocked.
If you’ve tried all of these steps and still suspect that you’ve been blocked, it’s best to assume that you have been and respect the person’s decision to block you.
What to Do if You’ve Been Blocked on iPhone
If you’ve confirmed that you’ve been blocked by someone on your iPhone, there are a few things you can do:
Respect their decision: If someone has blocked you, it’s important to respect their decision and not try to contact them through other means. It’s their right to choose who they communicate with and they may have valid reasons for blocking you.
Reflect on your behavior: If you’ve been blocked, it may be a good time to reflect on your behavior and see if there’s anything you can do to improve your relationships with others. Consider reaching out to the person in the future to apologize and make amends.
Move on: If the person has made it clear that they do not want to communicate with you, it’s important to move on and focus on other relationships in your life. Dwelling on the situation can only cause more stress and negativity.
Avoid being blocked in the future: To avoid being blocked in the future, it’s important to communicate clearly and respectfully with others. If someone expresses that they don’t want to communicate with you, respect their wishes and don’t try to force a conversation.
Remember, being blocked is not the end of the world and there are plenty of other people who would be happy to communicate with you. Focus on building positive relationships with those who are open to communication and respect others’ decisions to block you if it happens.
How to Unblock Someone on iPhone
If you’ve previously blocked someone on your iPhone and want to unblock them, you can do so by following these steps:
Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Scroll down and tap on “Phone” (or “Messages” if you want to unblock someone from iMessage).
Tap on “Blocked Contacts”.
You’ll see a list of people that you’ve blocked. Find the person that you want to unblock and swipe left on their name.
Tap on “Unblock” to confirm that you want to unblock them.
Once you’ve unblocked someone, they’ll be able to contact you again through phone calls, text messages, or iMessage (depending on how you previously blocked them). Keep in mind that unblocking someone doesn’t mean that your relationship will automatically go back to how it was before you blocked them. It’s important to communicate clearly and respectfully with the person to address any issues that may have led to the blocking in the first place.
How to Avoid Being Blocked on iPhone
To avoid being blocked by someone on your iPhone, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Communicate clearly: When communicating with others, make sure that your intentions are clear and that you’re respecting their boundaries. If someone expresses that they don’t want to communicate with you, respect their wishes.
Don’t harass or bully others: Harassing or bullying others through phone calls, text messages, or social media is never acceptable and can lead to being blocked.
Avoid spamming: Avoid sending multiple messages or making repeated phone calls if the person hasn’t responded. This can come across as desperate or annoying and may lead to being blocked.
Take a break from communication: If you’re in a heated argument with someone, it may be best to take a break from communication and come back to it later when emotions have cooled down.
Be mindful of your social media presence: Be mindful of what you post on social media and how it may be perceived by others. Posting inappropriate or offensive content can lead to being blocked or unfriended.
By following these tips and being respectful of others, you can avoid being blocked on your iPhone and maintain positive relationships with those around you.