How to Tell if Someone Blocked You on iMessage

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Nothing hurt more than sending a series of iMessage texts to your loved ones but not receiving any response from them. This situation can be a confusing and frustrating experience, especially when you’re not sure whether the person has deliberately cut off communication with you. Here are a some secrets to help you tell if someone has indeed blocked you on iMessage.

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You’re likely only blocked if you encounter all the listed scenarios. If you see only one or two signs, it’s probably due to other reasons, not because you’re blocked, which we’ll also explain below.

1. Check iMessage Status

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The most direct way to check if someone has blocked you on iMessage is by observing the behavior of iMessage itself. Here’s what to look for:

  • Message Sent as Text Message: Normally, iMessages are sent over the internet. If your message turns green instead of the usual blue, it indicates that the message was sent as a text message, likely because iMessage is unavailable (which could happen if someone has blocked you).
  • No Delivery Receipt: iMessage usually shows a delivery receipt (a small “Delivered” message under your sent message) when the message is successfully delivered to the recipient’s device. If you don’t see this, it might mean that you’ve been blocked.
  • No Read Receipt: If you previously had read receipts enabled for this contact and now you don’t see them, this could be another sign that you’ve been blocked. However, the absence of read receipts alone isn’t always conclusive, as the recipient might have turned off read receipts in their settings.

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How to Tell if Someone Blocked You on iMessage

Being blocked on iMessage can be a confusing and frustrating experience, especially when you’re unsure whether someone has intentionally cut off communication or if there’s another reason for the lack of response. Here’s a guide to help you determine if someone has indeed blocked you on iMessage:

1. Check iMessage Status

The most direct way to check if someone has blocked you on iMessage is by observing the behavior of iMessage itself. Here’s what to look for:

  • Message Sent as Text Message: Normally, iMessages are sent over the internet. If your message turns green instead of the usual blue, it indicates that the message was sent as a text message, likely because iMessage is unavailable (which could happen if someone has blocked you).
  • No Delivery Receipt: iMessage usually shows a delivery receipt (a small “Delivered” message under your sent message) when the message is successfully delivered to the recipient’s device. If you don’t see this, it might mean that you’ve been blocked.
  • No Read Receipt: If you previously had read receipts enabled for this contact and now you don’t see them, this could be another sign that you’ve been blocked. However, the absence of read receipts alone isn’t always conclusive, as the recipient might have turned off read receipts in their settings.

2. Try Calling the Person

If someone blocked you on iMessage, it might affect FaceTime and phone calls as well. It’s impossible for users to block a person on iMessage while still allowing phone calls from them. If your calls seem to go straight to voicemail every time you try, this could be a sign that you’ve been blocked. Keep in mind, though, that a busy signal or repeated voicemail pickups might indicate other reasons for non-response.

3. Send a Message Through Another Platform

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If you suspect someone has blocked you, try sending a message through another messaging platform or social media apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger. If the person responds on these other platforms but not on iMessage, it could be an indication that they’ve blocked you specifically on iMessage. If you’re unable to call them and can no longer see their profile pictures on social media platforms, unfortunately, they’ve blocked you everywhere to prevent you from reaching out to them.

4. Create a Group Chat

Creating a group chat with the suspected blocker and another contact can sometimes reveal if you’ve been blocked. If iMessage allows you to create the group, but you see that the person you suspect of blocking you isn’t receiving any messages, it may confirm your suspicions.

5. Check the Contact’s Profile Picture and Status

If you’re still able to see the person’s profile picture and status updates in your contacts list but can’t reach them via iMessage, it could suggest that they’ve either blocked you or changed their privacy settings.

6. Observe Social Media Activity

Sometimes, people who block you on one platform might still be active on other platforms. Checking their social media activity can sometimes provide clues about their availability and communication status.

7. Ask Mutual Contacts

If you have mutual friends or acquaintances, discreetly ask if they’ve been in contact with the person recently. They might be able to provide insight into whether the person is intentionally avoiding your messages.

8. Consider Other Explanations

Before concluding that you’ve been blocked, consider other possible explanations such as technical issues, changes in the person’s phone number, or simply being busy. Sometimes, communication disruptions are not intentional.

If you’re facing all the issues we listed in this article, it’s now clear to accept that your contact has been blocked on iMessage. Otherwise, it may be simply that the other person is caught up with work and simply need some time to themselves.

You can send a follow-up text if you haven’t heard from them but avoid double or triple texting incessantly. Then, simply wait for them to reach out to you instead.

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