Am I blocked on iMessage? A question that pops into your head when your friend or acquaintance takes particularly long to reply…Of course, it’s possible the recipient is busy or facing network issues. But how could you know for sure?
While there is no specific way to discover the truth, there are some signs or hacks to know if someone has blocked you on iMessage. In this tutorial, TheGhanaTech.com will explore these tricks one by one.
5 ways to know if someone has blocked you on iMessage
- Check iMessage bubble color on iPhone
Even if you’re blocked on iMessage, the message will appear to be sent as usual; this is why it’s so difficult to figure out if you’re blocked or not. Apple uses a blue text bubble to signify iMessage and a green bubble for SMS. When iMessages can’t go through, and the send as SMS setting is enabled, the iPhone re-sends the message via cellular. So, if your chat history suddenly sports green text bubbles and a ‘Send as Text Message’ under the message instead of blue, it’s a hint.
- Check iMessage delivery status
Whether using an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook, iMessage shows read receipts or delivered notifications of recently sent messages if they have it enabled for your contact, that is. But if you can’t see any such status, here’s the second possible strike.
- Call or FaceTime the person who blocked you
If someone blocks you, you can’t send an iMessage, call, or FaceTime them. The next step to test if your number is blocked is to place a call. Interestingly, when you call the blocker, the phone rings just once and then diverts to voicemail or gets cut off. As for FaceTime, it will seem as though the receiver has instantly rejected the call.
- Turn off Caller ID on iPhone and call the blocker
Desperate times call for desperate measures! Either call the person from an alternative number or disable your caller ID and send a call their way. If the person responds to this call, the unfortunate result is quite clear.
Note: This feature is not available in all countries, so you may not be able to employ this method.
- Double-check with WhatsApp messages
The cheekiest trick of them all. Usually, when someone blocks you from one platform, they do the same on other social media or communication platforms as well. Send a WhatsApp message and use these tricks to know if you have been blocked. The method offers a win-win solution. You will either discover that you are blocked or could directly ask the friend why they are not replying to you on iMessage.