How to know if someone has blocked you on iMessage (Tricks for 2021)

Am I blocked on iMessage? A question that pops into your head when your friend or an acquaintance hasn’t replied to your messages. Of course, there are chances that the receiver 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. Let’s explore these tricks one by one.

  1. Check iMessage bubble color on iPhone
  2. Check iMessage delivery status
  3. Call or FaceTime the person who blocked you
  4. Turn off caller ID on iPhone and call the blocker
  5. Double-check with WhatsApp messages

1. Check iMessage bubble color on iPhone

Even if you are blocked on iMessage, the message will be sent as usual. This is why it is difficult to deduce whether you are blocked or not.

Apple uses a blue text bubble to signify iMessage and the green one 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 Bubble Color on iPhone

However, this might also happen due to network issues at the other end. So let’s move on to the next step for further clarity.

2. Check iMessage delivery status

Whether using an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook, iMessage shows read receipt or delivered notification for the recently sent messages. But if you can’t see any such status, here’s the second strike.

Check iMessage Delivery Status on iPhone

Again, this might also happen when the receiver’s Do Not Disturb mode is turned on. As and when the DND is off, you get the delivery notification. So, if the status isn’t updated even after a while, you might be on the blocked list.

3. Call or FaceTime the person who blocked you

If someone blocks you, you can’t send an iMessage, call or FaceTime them. And 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 diverted to voicemail or gets cut. As for FaceTime, it will seem that the receiver has rejected the call.

This can also happen due to network issues, DND mode, and if the receiver manually cuts your phone. To know the real status, you might have to call the person again with some time gap.

If you are blocked, the same thing will repeat every single time you make a call.

4. 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 call them.

To disable Caller ID: 

  1. Open Settings app → Scroll down and tap on Phone.
  2. Tap on Show My Caller ID and toggle it off to disable.How to Turn Off Caller ID on iPhone

If the person responds to this call, the unfortunate result is quite clear. Please note that the feature is not available in all countries, so you could not employ this method.

5. Double-check with WhatsApp messages

The sassiest trick of all. Usually, when someone blocks you from one platform, they do the same on other communication or social media 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.

Did you find out who blocked you on iMessage?

Getting blocked off by someone can really hurt, but it’s wiser to let others make their decision. So, I will advise that you find out whether you are blocked by someone on iMessage or not and then leave them alone.

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