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Find Out If Someone Blocked Your Number

After we have explained in detail, how you can block calls from your contacts and unknown callers, we want to show you the other way around. With a little trick you can find out, if someone blocked your number.

Blocked Number or “Do Not Disturb”?

The “symptoms” of the Do Not Disturb mode are very similar to the blocked caller and can be mixed up easily. So before you try this trick, you should read another trick to find out, if a contact has activated the Do Not Disturb mode. Read more…

Find Out If Someone Blocked Your Number

If the method of the link above did not help at all, you can continue here.

In order to find out, if someone blocked your number, we have to take a look at the “symptoms” of a blocked call first:

Call: If you call someone, it rings only once and then it goes straight to the mailbox. This can actually be a clue, that this person blocked your number. If you leave a message in the mailbox, the contact won’t even get a notification. The person can listen to your message though, when he/she calls the mailbox. However, the one-time ring and redirection to mailbox can also be a sign for the Do Not Disturb mode.

Messages: If the contact has blocked your number and you want to send this person a message, you will not get an error note. It’s even worse. If you are sending an iMessage, it will be marked as sent, but the contact will never get your message. In contrast to the Do Not Disturb mode, where the contact gets a notification after deactivating the mode, the person that blocked your number will not be notified at all.

So if you still believe, that someone blocked your number, you can try the following trick.

Hide caller ID & call

You can hide your caller ID and call the person again in order to find out, if you got blocked or not. Go to the Settings of your iPhone, tap Phone and then Show My Caller ID. Deactivate this option by tapping the slide button, so that it turns grey.

Now try to call the same contact again. If the call goes through and it rings normally (more than once), you can be sure that the contact has blocked your number.

This trick is not an instruction to unlawful behavior, but a way to gain certainty! If someone blocked your number, you should accept it! Don’t harass the person by bypassing the blocked caller feature. Such a behavior can be criminal and punishable at times.

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