Are you facing some kind of trouble reaching out to your phone contact through text message or a call again and again? If your answer is yes, then there is a possibility that you have been blocked. Perhaps, it is an old friend who no longer wants to stay in touch or an ex who’s simply not interested in getting back with you.
Of course, one shouldn’t conclude too quickly. There can be many reasons why an individual hasn’t responded to your right away.
If you are getting a message saying “sorry, the number you are calling is busy” or “message not delivered”, that means the person is either busy on another call or they have blocked you.
If you keep getting the same message every time you dial their number, chances are they have blocked you from you sending text messages and calls. In such cases, all your calls will go to their voicemails and messages can’t be delivered.
This is something that has happened to all of us.
We know that we have the right phone number, but for some reason, the call isn’t ever answered and the texts are being ignored.
There is also a possibility that their phone battery is dead, they are on vacation or a place with no signal. Just as you are not able to reach somebody, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are blocked.
But is there some way to get to know that?
The most straightforward and accurate way of knowing that you have been blocked is by asking that person directly, but that may not be the most appropriate approach. At the same time, calling someone is not the best option since they may still have your number saved on their mobile and they will know you were calling them.
Also, there is no direct way that will let you know if you have been blocked. However, with a little detective work, it’s possible to know if someone might have blocked your phone number.
In this post, iStaunch will show you the steps to know if you are blocked by someone without having to call them.
Keep reading to learn more.
Is it Possible to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number without Calling?
There is no direct way to know if someone blocked your number without calling. Also, you can’t receive any notification or a message when your number gets blocked. But a few hints such as the “one-tick” for delivered messages and “the number is busy” message when you call them are the indicators that you are blocked.
If someone has blocked your number by mistake, you can ask them to unblock your number through Whatsapp texting. Send them a message on Whatsapp asking the user to unblock your number or connect with them through social media.
How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number without Calling
Method 1: Look at the Phone’s Contact App
We have a special trick that works for almost everyone trying to find out if they are blocked or not.
Here’s how you can:
- Open the Contacts app on your phone.
- Tap on the number that you suspect has blocked you.
- Click on three vertical dots at the top and select “Delete” to remove the number.
- Open the Contacts app one more time.
- Tap on your phone’s search bar and type the name of that person.
- In case you can see the name of the deleted contact being suggested, there’s a high probability that you haven’t been blocked.
- If you can’t see that name being suggested, there is a possibility that you are blocked.
Keep in mind that if you know now that you are not blocked, you re-enter your friend’s contact information and save it.
Some interesting methods can help you to know if you have been blocked. These steps have been discussed here and can be tried if you are an iPhone user.
Observe the texting app that is likely iMessage. It’s most likely that when you send a text, it will show a ‘delivered’ confirmation. Therefore when you see the sent message to the person you believe might have blocked you, search for the confirmation. There should be a delivered status of the message that you last sent.
In case you see that the ‘delivered’ notification isn’t visible, this can mean that you are blocked by that contact.
Method 2: Text The User
If you are using the iPhone, you must have the iMessage app for sending texts. Even though the main texting apps are rarely used these days, they are a great way to know if someone has your number saved or not.
When you send a message to a user on your iPhone, you get a small “delivered” mark. This mark appears when the message is delivered to the person.
Now, if the user has blocked you on their mobile, you don’t get the “delivered” message. This clearly means that the person you are trying to connect with has put you on their block list.
Method 3: Mask Your Number
The whole point of blocking someone is that they don’t call or bother you ever again. So, of course, you will not receive anything from them as long as your number is on their block list. Neither can you send them anything. The worst part is that you will not ever know if you are blocked from their contact list.
‘What if we told you it’s possible to call the user to know if you are blocked without getting your number disclosed? In simple words, you can call the person without revealing your number. So, they will never know you called them, but you will get an idea of whether your number is blocked or not.
We need to say here, that there isn’t a definitive way through which you can surely say that you have been blocked. Of course, the methods that we suggested above will give you an answer as close as possible. These are clues and hints that you have to keep a key eye on in case you want to see if someone has blocked your number when you don’t want to call them!
We live in a technologically sound world that has made communication so easy. But there is also a possibility where you are blocked for some personal or professional reason, and these are the only ways by which you can find that out.