If I Block Someone on WhatsApp Can They Still Call Me

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If I Block Someone on WhatsApp Can They Still Call Me on My Phone

When someone becomes annoying or you no longer want to have communication with that person, the first thing that usually comes to mind is blocking them. Blocking has been a feature for ages and it allows you to have nothing to do with a contact.

When you block someone on your Android or iPhone, so via the phone app, their caller id is hidden on your call history and it stops calls from connecting.

It’s impossible to literally block numbers on the carrier side which is why there’s no way for them to tell if you’ve been blocked which makes it less of a hassle for you.

Unfortunately on WhatsApp, they can tell that you’ve blocked them which is why it makes sense to only block their phone number and leave them on WhatsApp.

When you block someone on WhatsApp, they’ll know you’ve blocked them because they can no longer see a contact’s last seen or online in the chat window.

They do not see updates to your profile photo. Any messages that are sent to them will always show one check mark (message sent), and never show a second check mark (message delivered).

If I Block Someone on WhatsApp, Can They Still Call Me

If you’ve blocked someone on your phone via the phone app, they can still WhatsApp you because they haven’t been Blocked on Whatsapp.

The Phone app and WhatsApp are two different apps and someone has to be blocked on both apps in order for them to have no chance of contacting you. If you’ve only blocked them on the phone app, they can still message you on WhatsApp like normal.

Because blocking someone on the phone app only hides their caller id on your call history and sends their calls to voicemail every time they call you, it means that they’re not blocked by the carrier side.

Put it like this, when you block someone on your phone, you’re not actually blocking them, this is why they’re still able to do things like call and message you but you don’t just see it or receive it because your phone is hiding it from you.

This is why they’re still able to message you on WhatsApp because nothing has been blocked on the WhatsApp side.

Whatsapp is a social media platform that uses the internet; unlike other platforms, it uses your phone number, meaning the person has your phone number. Therefore, they will not be able to call you through WhatsApp or send you texts, but they can call you directly using your phone number.

So, if you do not want to talk to them at all, you would have to block them even on your phone.

If You Block Someone on Whatsapp, Can They Still Call You on iPhone?

 

Once you block a person, they will not be able to call you on WhatsApp on your iPhone. Likewise, when you block a person on WhatsApp, no matter the phone they are using, WhatsApp will block them from texting or calling you.

Since WhatsApp allows WhatsApp calls, they cannot call you.

However, note that the said person will still have your number. This will allow you to call you directly through your number. Even with iPhones, they will be able to make direct calls. So, unless you block their number on your iPhone, expect this.

If I Block Someone on WhatsApp, Can They Still Text Me

No. They can send you a text, but it will not be delivered. This means that you will not get the text. Whatsapp prevents blocked users from delivering texts to people who have blocked them.

So, if you do not want any communication with the said person on WhatsApp, you will be good.

When they try to text you, they will get one tick on their text. One tick means that the text sending has been initiated. They will not get a second text to show that the text has been delivered. Definitely, they will not get the blue ticks that show you have read the message.

They will not know if you have blocked them or are just offline by getting one tick. When you are offline, WhatsApp shows just one tick until you come back online, and the text is delivered to mark two ticks.

If I Block Someone on WhatsApp, Can They Still Text Me on iPhone?

No. When you block someone on WhatsApp, they will not be able to text you even when using your iPhone. This means that WhatsApp will not allow their messages to be delivered to you. So even when using iPhone, you do not have to worry about that.

However, when it comes to direct messages through your number, they will be able to send you texts. So their texts will be delivered, and you will receive them if they do it directly.

Does Blocking on WhatsApp Block Normal Calls

No. Someone has become stubborn and annoying, and you have decided to block them on WhatsApp. However, that will not be able to block them on normal calls. This is because normal calls are separate from WhatsApp. There is no relationship between your normal calls and WhatsApp calls.

Although WhatsApp uses your phone number to register, their channel of sending messages or calls is different. One of them uses a local network, and the other one uses the internet. As a result, when you block a person on WhatsApp, you restrict them from contacting you through the application.

However, that does not automatically block them from making normal calls. They will still be able to call you on normal calls. So, if you do not want to talk to that annoying person at all, and you know they can reach out directly, better block them on normal calls as well to be okay.

Can You Message Someone on WhatsApp If They Blocked Your Number

Yes. When someone blocks you on WhatsApp, it does not prevent you from sending messages. So you are still in a position to send text messages. However, the messages will not be delivered to them.

They will never the messages.

You will see the messages are sent but not deleted on your side. So you will get a single tick, but not two ticks showing the delivered message.

If you keep doing this for a long time, it may indicate you have been blocking, or they are offline.

The only way to be sure they have blocked you on WhatsApp is by texting them with a different number. Then, if the message is delivered, then you will know they have blocked you.

However, this does not mean you cannot contact them. You can use the number to send them normal direct messages or call them.

How to Stop Someone From Calling or Text If You Block Them on WhatsApp

If you have blocked a person on WhatsApp, they will not be able to call or text you on WhatsApp. However, they can call or text directly through your number.

As a result, the only way to stop this is by blocking them from direct calls and texts also. So block their number on your phone.

Here is how to block a contact on android:

1. Open the phone and go to “Contacts.

2. Scroll to identify the contact to block, tap and open it.

3. You will get to view the contact and a menu and click three dots on the menu screen.

4. Then, click on “Block numbers.”

5. You will be provided with an option to report the number as spam or not. Check the box to report.

6. Now click on “Block.”

How to block a contact/number on iPhone

1. Start by opening your phone apps.

2. Click on the “Phone App”

3. Once the app opens, scroll and identify the app you would like to block.

4. Click an “i” icon next to the number or contact you would like to block.

5. You will get a menu; scroll through the menu to the bottom until you reach the “Block this Caller” option.

Can Someone You Have Blocked on WhatsApp See Your Statuses?

No. Once you block a person on WhatsApp, they will not be able to view your status. Whatsapp blocks them from accessing and seeing any statuses from you.

At the same time, the profile picture will be hidden from them. So when they view your profile picture, they will just see a blank section.

Another effect of blocking a person is that they will not be able to see the last seen information. You will also not be able to see the last scene of the people you have blocked.

However, the contact of the person you have blocked will remain on your WhatsApp. Therefore, if you change your mind and decide to unblock and contact them in the future, you will be able to do so.

If I Block Someone on Whatsapp, Will They See the Old Messages?

Yes. Once you block someone on WhatsApp, they will still be able to see the old messages on your conversation. This is because Whatsapp does not delete the conversation history for both of you. It just blocks communication between the two parties.

So, you can still go through your previous messages if you need to check something.

How to Block Someone On WhatsApp

You may be worried about them finding out that they’ve been blocked on Whatsapp which is why you’ve only blocked them on the phone app. But if you want to make sure that they can’t contact you on WhatsApp, you need to block them on there too.

Blocking A Specific Contact

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. When you launch the app, you will be in the Chats section of it. Here, you will see all of the contacts that you have sent messages to. If you are not in the Chats section, you will need to look at the tabs at the top of the screen and navigate to the Chats tab.

3. Tap the thread of the contact that you want to block. If there is no conversation with the person whose calls you want to block, you will need to tap the green New Chat circle at the bottom right of the screen.

4. After you enter the thread of the contact you want to block, you will see all the past messages that you have sent to them. Tap the person’s name in the top left of the message thread.

5. A new menu with options will appear. You will need to scroll down and select Block Contact.

You can undo the block in this same section.

Conclusion

There are many cases where people become a nuisance, and you feel the need to block them on WhatsApp. Once you do this, note that they will not be able to send you any messages, call you, view your status, or your profile.

However, they will be able to contact you directly on your phone. They will also have access to your old chats. You can choose to block them from normal calls and texts. Their contact will, however, remain on your phone

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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