Suspecting that someone is voluntarily ignoring your calls? And, if he or she has blocked your number? If yes, then this post is specially written for you. Here, I will explain how to tell if someone has blocked your number on Android and iPhone.
This will help you to figure out if someone wants to stay away from you. So, you no longer have to waste your time and efforts trying to contact them. I’ll share some very simple tricks that will help you to be sure if your number is blocked or not.
Is it possible to tell if someone has blocked your number?
Ever since the Novel Coronavirus forced us to stay locked in our homes, the value of calls and messages has risen significantly. They are now the only source to stay connected with our loved ones, friends, relatives, and acquaintances. We get used to talking on the phone so much and then one day, all of a sudden, they change.
We don’t realize it instantly. Instead, we receive different voicemails, one ringtone, and unanswered calls. Through all of this, we suspect that the other person has blocked our number. However, our carrier never sends a notification like “this person has blocked your number.” This makes things really tough to figure out.
Fortunately, it is possible to tell if someone has blocked your number. There are some mixed and clear indicators that will help you find out if you have been blocked. Using these, you can conclude if they have been ignoring you all this time.
How to know if someone has blocked your number?
As I’ve already mentioned that there is no sure shot to find out if your number is blocked or not. However, there are certain things that work as the indicator to help find out if someone has blocked your number on their phone. A few examples are unusual messages, the short span in which your call transfers to voicemail, etc.
There are different signs and symptoms for Android and iOS users. Compiling those, I have created separate guides for Android smartphones and iPhones. So, you don’t have to waste your time reading the complete article. You can quickly jump to the tricks that work for your device, and use them.
Find out if your number is blocked on Android
Finding out if your number is blocked is a bit complicated on Android than on iPhone. Still, it has enough signs that you can use to conclude that you have been blocked. Here are the things that you need to check when you are suspecting that someone has blocked your number.
1. Count the number of rings when you call
When you call them, count the number of rings that you hear before it goes to the regular “This number is busy” or a similar message, or even a voicemail. If you only hear a single bell, and then the automated message or voicemail comes, then it is a clear indication that your number is blocked.
2. Try calling them with an alternate mobile number
The next thing you can do is to try calling them with an alternate number. You can use your mother’s, sibling’s or even your friend’s mobile to call them, and if the call goes like normal and also picked up, then you can be sure that they have blocked your number. It also means that they do not want to talk to you.
3. Check if your call is diverted to another number/voicemail
When you call them and your call is immediately diverted to another number or a voicemail, then it is another sign. You may hear automated messages like “This number is temporarily out of service,” “This person is currently not available,” etc. However, this may also happen when the other person is facing a poor network connectivity issue.
4. Check if you can find them on WhatsApp/Telegram
You can also try finding the person on instant messaging apps like WhatsApp or Telegram. If you can find them online there, then it means they are voluntarily ignoring your calls. They might have also blocked your number. You can also politely message them here and ask.
5. No answer to Calls & Texts for days
If you have been calling and messaging for days but haven’t received a single reply, then it is the clearest indication that the other person is not interested in talking to you. You should also move on and let them stay at peace.
Find out if your number is blocked on iPhone
iPhone makes it easier to find out if someone has blocked your number. However, mixed signals exist here as well. You can only conclude if you have been blocked using iMessage, calls, etc. But, you can’t be sure that you are blocked because the same things may happen when the other person’s iPhone is turned off. Still, you can try these.
1. Use iMessage to find out if your number is blocked
When you message an iPhone user via iMessage, you will receive the “Delivered” receipt when your message reaches the other person and the “Read” receipt when the open it. However, when the other person has blocked your number, your messages will stop receiving these receipts and your messages won’t reach the other person.
2. Call them to check if they have blocked your number
You can also call them to check if they have blocked your number. When you will call them, your call will be instantly redirected to a voicemail. It will never be answered. This is another very clear indication. However, this may also happen when a phone number goes out of service.
3. Try calling them with another number
You can also call them using another mobile, and if the call goes like normal and is picked, you can conclude that they have blocked your number. If you wish, you can also ask them via this call that why have they blocked your number.
So that’s how you can tell if someone has cut ties with you. And, if someone has done that, you should respect that person’s decision and don’t try disturbing them. I agree that it feels miserable to be blocked without even knowing why, but you’ll only stress yourself much trying to find the reason. If they don’t want to stay connected with you, just let them be.
You will find many more people to call, text, and hang out with. There’s no point trying to water a dead flower. That’s all for this post. I hope it helps you enough.