How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number on Android & iPhone

Know if Someone Blocked Your Number: At least in recent years, the great thing about Android and iPhone is that you can easily block nuisance contact and prevent them from sending messages and calls. If you keep getting those annoying calls or messages, simply go to the call log and block that contact.

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That’s it, you don’t have to bother or worry about it anymore.

But what if it happens in reverse? What if you are on the other side of the equation?

In this situation, how do you know if someone has blocked your number?

In this guide, you’ll learn how to know if someone blocked your number without calling them.

In fact,

These are the same strategies you can use to know if someone blocked your number on WhatsApp.

Sounds good? Let’s get started.

How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number Android & iPhone

There are a couple of methods to tell if someone blocked your number including getting a weird message when you call, busy signal and number of rings before your call goes to voicemail.

Also, keep in mind that there is no any direct option to check if you’ve been blocked. You must need to relay on above mentioned methods to determine if you are blocked or you can ask the person directly.

Let’s discuss each method in more detail.

1. Call the Person to See if You Have Been Blocked

By sending a message, you can’t able to determine whether a person has blocked your number or not.

So you must need to call them!

While calling the person who has blocked your number, the observation is quite interesting.

To test what actually happens to blocked calls, we have blocked a number. While calling we found that you hear either one ring or no rings at all and then the caller is informed that the recipient isn’t available and you’re diverted to voicemail (if the voicemail service is set up by the person you are calling).

Sometimes your call is automatically diverted to voicemail even if your number is unblocked and the line is clear.

To confirm that try to call that number a few times and if you repeatedly hear a single ring and hear a message like a recipient isn’t available then you can suspect that your number has been blocked.

Also, keep in mind that the message varies by the carrier but the messages are very similar to the following.

  • Number you are calling is unavailable.
  • Person you are calling is out of service.
  • Person you are calling is not accepting calls right now.

2. Call After Hiding the Caller ID

There are two ways to hide the caller id, you can hide it right from your Android and iPhone device settings.

Also, in many countries, you can use some special code in front of your number to disable the caller id. You can find those codes on Wikipedia.

If you are using an Android device then open Phone app > More or Settings > Advanced Settings > Caller Id and tap on the Hide number option.

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If you are using iPhone or iPad then open Settings > Phone > Show My Caller Id > disable the option.

After hiding the id, call the person and if they answer the call or the phone is ringing normally without getting redirected to a voicemail that means your number is blocked.

3. Send an iMessage

If you are an iPhone or iPad user then you can easily find out by sending an iMessage.

Simply send a message to the person and if the SMS status stays in the Delivered status and never changes to the Read then it is possible that they blocked your number.

Video Guide: How to Find Out if Someone Has Blocked Your Phone Number

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iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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