Texting through iMessages has become a popular way for iPhone users to stay connected without the need for face-to-face meetings. However, if someone blocks you on their iPhone after a misunderstanding, you might find yourself unable to communicate with them through iMessage. But don’t worry, there are a few simple tricks you can use to bypass this issue and still reach out to them.
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Can You Text Someone Who’s Blocked You on iMessage?
Unfortunately, if someone has blocked you on iMessage, there is no direct way to bypass the block because the platform prevents your messages from reaching the recipient. However, there is a workaround that allows you to send a text to someone who has blocked you on an iPhone. By changing your caller ID, you can still communicate with them. Follow these steps to do so:
- Open the Settings on your iPhone.
- Go to iMessages.
- Click on “Send and Receive.”
- Find the “You can be reached by iMessage at” option and select it.
- Click on “Add another email” and enter your new email address.
- Confirm your email address as soon as possible.
- Click on “Start New Conversations” after confirming your new email address.
How to Determine if You’ve Been Blocked on an iPhone
Before attempting to message someone who has potentially blocked you on your iPhone, it’s important to find out if you’ve actually been blocked. Unfortunately, iPhone users are not notified when someone blocks them. Here are a few ways to check if you’ve been blocked:
Look for an Automated Response
If you’ve sent a text to someone and received an automated response, don’t worry, you haven’t been blocked. Automated responses are only generated for numbers that haven’t been blocked on the recipient’s iPhone. However, if you don’t receive any response at all, it could mean that the person has enabled the Do Not Disturb mode.
Check for Message Delivery
One way to determine if you’ve been blocked is by checking if your message has been delivered. If you don’t see the “Delivered” status below the text bubble after sending a message, it’s possible that the recipient has blocked you. Additionally, you won’t be able to see the “Read Receipts” in your message thread. Keep in mind that the delivery notice may be switched off by default, so make sure to check if the small grey “Delivered” notification is visible.
Look for the “iMessage Not Delivered” Error
If you receive an “iMessage Not Delivered” error below your text bubble, it’s another indication that you’ve been blocked. In this case, you can try enabling SMS texts on your iPhone, which will prompt your device to use cellular data to send the text message. Alternatively, you can attempt to manually send the text instead of using iMessage. If the message still can’t be sent, it’s a clear sign that you’ve been blocked.
In today’s digitally-driven world, communication is easier than ever. However, it’s also possible to restrict certain individuals from contacting you through their iPhones with just a few clicks. When someone blocks you, it may feel impossible to reach out to them. But now that you’ve read this guide, you have a helpful trick to bypass the block and still send them a message using your iPhone. You’re also aware of the signs to look out for to determine if someone has indeed blocked you on their iPhone.