Communication can be easier than ever in today’s technology-driven world. However, it can also be used to stop people from communicating with you with the touch of a button or two. You may wonder if it has happened to you if you text someone and do not receive a response. How can you tell if someone has blocked your phone number or texts? Let us explore the ways and get in details of how to know if someone blocked your number or text. This article will help iPhone users as well as android users to figure out the problem.
Guide for iPhone Users
Use Simple Text
Sending a message and checking the response is probably the easiest way to determine if someone blocked your iPhone number. You might want to give this tip a try to get rid of the mystery.
Select the conversation thread in the Apple Messages app on your iPhone -> type a short courteous message and send it.
You won’t be blocked if you see the “Delivered” alert under the sent message. It is likely that the recipient is trying to ignore you.
However, if you receive an alert that says “Not Delivered” or if you do not see any notifications, your number may have been blocked.
Type *67 before dialing
When you call the other person and disable the caller ID, you will find out if your number was blocked on iOS.
You should add *67 to the phone number before calling. For example, *6786********4. There is a good chance that your number has been blocked if your call rings normally or if the person answers.
If you want to know the codes to disable caller ID in your country, you can check the caller ID Wikipedia page. Some countries may not allow caller ID to be disabled.
Furthermore, iOS also lets you hide your caller ID. Turn off Show My Caller ID by going into the Settings app on your iPhone -> Phone -> Show My Caller ID.
Guide for Android Users
Android users can use WhatsApp to find out if someone has blocked their number:
In terms of instant messaging apps, WhatsApp is at the top of the list. It is used mostly by smartphone users worldwide and has a huge following.
It is also possible to check if a blocked feature is also being used for your phone number through WhatsApp.
Here’s how it works:
Using your Android, open the last chat you had with the contact you considered blocking you.
Text that contact or person a messages. Once you send the message, a tick mark will appear. The second tick will appear once the message has been delivered. Blue double ticks indicate that a person has seen the message.
If you only get one tick for a long time, it is most likely that the person has blocked your number. Therefore, you can conclude that the person has blocked the phone number on Android as well.
However, keep in mind that one tick also appears if someone uninstalled Whatsapp or stopped using it.
Turn off Caller ID before making a call
Try to call the contact after switching off the caller ID on your Android phone by following the steps below.
In this instance, the idea is to hide the number from the contacts and see whether they pick up.
- Go to your phone app.
- Next, tap on more at the top right of the screen.
- Select settings from the menu that appears.
- Then tap on More settings.
- Select Show My Caller ID from the menu that appears.
- To exit the Caller ID menu, you need to tap on hide number and then cancel from the pop-up menu.
You should try calling with a hidden caller ID and see what happens.
As a result, the contact will no longer be able to see your phone number and you should be able to observe if your number has been blocked. In this case, it is logical to assume that the contact has blocked your phone number.