How to check if someone has blocked your iPhone number in a few different ways – Pulse Nigeria

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An iPhone or other device that’s been set to Do Not Disturb mode, has been switched off, or has run out of battery might reject your call or text as if you were blocked, even if you haven’t been. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . Knowing your phone number is blocked is, if nothing else, a good way to know where you stand with someone. While it’s likely not OK to go ahead and contact someone who blocked you without their consent, there are a few ways you could try to check if you’re blocked. Finding out if you’re blocked on an iPhone isn’t a clean cut-and-dried process, though. There’s no definitive way to know if you’ve been blocked aside from the blocker telling you outright. But to get a sense of whether you’re blocked, you could try several different things and cross-reference your results. How to check if someone has blocked you on an on iPhone If you suspect you have indeed been blocked, first try to send a courteous text of some kind. If you get the “Delivered” notification underneath it, you weren’t blocked. If you get a notification like “Message Not Delivered” or you get no notification at all, that’s a sign of a potential block. Steven John/Business Insider IMG_4326 Next, you could try calling the person. If the call goes right to voicemail or rings once (or a half ring) then goes to voicemail, that’s further evidence you may have been blocked. Hang up, and then call again, but this time dialing *67 before you type in the phone number. If it rings through normally with this masked phone number (or if the person answers), then that almost definitely means your number was blocked. Potential false positive signs that you’ve being blocked If you try to call someone and it goes right to voicemail, you might have been blocked. But on the other hand, the person’s phone might be turned off or have a drained battery, or they might simply be in Airplane Mode or Do Not Disturb mode. Steven John/Business Insider IMG_4325.PNG Otherwise, they might have immediately sent you to voicemail because they were on another call, in class, or just didn’t want to talk at the moment. Likewise, a text message that isn’t delivered might be a result of poor cell service or occasional glitches in iMessage, not a fracture in your relationship. Wait a few hours, or even a day, and try to call or text again and see how it goes. Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech : How to block a phone number on your iPhone How to set up call forwarding on an iPhone through any major phone carrier How to stop robocalls and other spam calls from reaching your iPhone How to hide messages and message notifications on your iPhone, so only you can read them NOW WATCH: This startup turns 100 non-recyclable plastic bags into a high-end Bluetooth speaker See Also: How to change the language on your iPhone, and separately change the language that Siri speaks and understands How to deactivate your Twitter account on an iPhone, and delete the app How to download Netflix movies and shows onto your phone or tablet to watch when you’re without internet SEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget