It is not uncommon to come across cases of people being blocked on iPhone, intentionally and also accidentally. You will find below the steps to find if Someone Has Blocked Your Phone Number on iPhone.
Find if Someone Has Blocked Your Number on iPhone
When Someone blocks your Number on iPhone, you will not get a Message from Apple informing that someone has blocked your Phone Number.
However, there are definitely certain signs that can indicate whether or not Someone has blocked your Number on their iPhone.
You will find below a number of methods to find if someone has blocked your Phone Number on iPhone.
1. Send An iMessage to the Person
One way to find if someone has blocked your number on iPhone is to send an iMessage to the person that you believe has blocked you.
2.1. Open the Messages App on your iPhone and send a short Message to the person that you believe has blocked your Number and also request the person to provide a short reply to your message.
2.2. After sending the iMessage, take a look at the Read Receipts.
Do you see “Delivered” on the Read receipt? As you can guess, seeing “Delivered” is a good sign which does indicate that your Contact has not really blocked your Phone Number.
In case you do not see “Delivered” or any other read receipt, it does provide an indication of your Phone Number being blocked.
However, this can also happen in case your Contact has blocked “Read Receipts”, his/her phone is dead or not connected to Data/WiFi.
2. Call the Person That You Believe Has Blocked Your Number on iPhone
Make a Call to the person that you believe has blocked your Number and carefully observe what happens during the Call.
2.1. Did the Phone ring as it normally does when you Call this person or did the Phone ring just once and your call was abruptly diverted to the Voice Mail?
If the Phone rang more than once before being diverted to voicemail, your Contact is most likely busy and has not blocked your Phone Number.
However, if the Phone rang just once, it is an indication of your phone number being blocked.
Note: You need to be aware that similar signs are also noticed when a person has switched off the Phone, is on another call, is in an area with low cellular connectivity or has set Calls to Auto Divert to Voice Mail.
Hence, try calling this person a few more times at different times of the day and observe whether the Calls are always being diverted to the Voice Mail.
If the Calls are always being diverted to the voice mail, it provides a strong indication of your number being blocked by this person.
Note: In case someone has blocked your Number on iPhone, that person will not be notified about your Calls, even if you leave Voice Messages.
3. Switch Off Caller ID and Make a Call
Switch OFF the Caller ID on your iPhone and try Calling the person that you believe has blocked your Number.
The idea behind this method is to see whether the Phone rings more than once, with the Caller ID turned OFF.
3.1. Open Settings > tap on the Phone option.
3.2. Next, tap on Show My Caller ID option > on the next screen, toggle OFF the option for Show My Caller ID.
3.3. After hiding your Caller ID, Call the person that you believe has blocked your Number and observe what happens to your Call.
This time the person that has blocked your Number won’t be able to see who is calling and also his/her iPhone won’t be able to block the Call (Due to Caller ID being hidden).
In case this person has indeed blocked your Number, you should be able to observe the following.
- The Phone will ring as normal and won’t immediately transfer to Voice Mail after the first ring.
- The person may answer the call or cut you off as he/she is unable to see who is Calling.
If the phone rings as normal, it confirms that this person has indeed blocked your number.
If the person immediately answers the call or cuts it off after a few rings, it also confirms that your number has been blocked.
However, if the phone rings once and gets transferred to voice mail (even with caller ID hidden), it is possible that there is something wrong with the Phone or Phone Number of your Contact.
4. Bypass Do Not Disturb Mode
Another possibility is that the Contact that you are trying to Call may have placed his/her Phone on Do Not Disturb Mode, with the intention of blocking Calls on iPhone for a temporary period of time.
Also, it is not uncommon for people to forget to Disable the Do Not Disturb Mode on their iPhone, long after they are done using it.
If this appears to be the case and you know the person very well, you can refer this article: How to Call Someone Who is Using Do Not Disturb Mode on iPhone
Signs That Your Number Has Been Blocked On iPhone
Your Number has most likely been blocked, in case you are unable to reach the person either by making a Phone Call or by sending a Text Message and you also notice the following signs.
- Your Calls are getting diverted to the Voice Mail immediately or after 1 ring.
- You hear a busy Tone and your Call gets cut OFF (happens with some carriers).
- You do not get any response to your Text Messages and do not see “Delivered” on the Read Receipts.
- You are able to reach the person with Hidden Caller ID