If You Unblock a Number on iPhone What Happens?

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If You Unblock a Number on iPhone What Happens

There are many times when blocking a number on your phone might be necessary for whatever reason. Blocking a phone number can cause various things to happen when that particular phone number is trying to contact you.

From not receiving any text messages to having any phone calls from that number sent directly to voicemail, several restrictions take place after you block a phone number on your device.

But you might also be wondering what happens when you do the opposite and unblock a number on an iPhone. Read the following article to find out what happens when you unblock a number on your iPhone.

If You Unblock a Number on iPhone, What Happens?

1. They’ll Be Able to Call and Text You Now

You may have noticed that when you do block a phone number on your device, you do not receive any kind of call or text message from them. When someone tries to call you and is blocked on your device, their calls will automatically be sent to your voicemail.

So because of this, they will not know that you have blocked them since they are simply being sent over to voicemail. So once you decide to unblock a phone number currently blocked on your device, these kinds of restrictions will go away.

This means that when the person that was once blocked becomes unblocked on your device, all of their calls and text messages will go through now, and you will be able to see them. Moving forward, this person should be able to call and text you now.

2. Their Calls Won’t Be Going to Voicemail When They Call You

Similar to what was said before regarding the unblocked number being able to call and send you text messages, you will realize that when they try to call you, instead of your calls going over to your voicemail, they will go through and you will be able to answer the calls.

Now that you know that their calls will not be going to voicemail anymore, you should be expecting their calls to come through without any issues.

If You Unblock A Number on iPhone Will, They Know?

There is no way for someone who was previously blocked on your device to know that they have been unblocked.

As was said before, when someone is blocked by any kind of device, they do not receive a notification or alert that tells them directly that they have been blocked.

The only thing that will happen is that on your end, you will not be receiving any kind of communication from this number that you have blocked, including phone calls and text messages.

There is a similar process that happens when someone is unblocked on any device as well. When you go ahead and unblock a phone number on your device, once you do this, the number that you are unblocking will not get a notification that they have been unblocked either.

So no, to answer the question of whether a number you had previously blocked has been unblocked will be notified that they have been unblocked, they will not be notified.

How to Tell If Someone Unblocked Your Number

If you find yourself on the other side of the coin and you might suspect that you have been blocked and then have been recently unblocked, there are certain ways in which you can figure out that your number has been unblocked.

As mentioned before, when a number is blocked on a device, there are certain things that will happen, such as your calls being sent over to voicemail directly once you call them or noticing that the text bubbles on your text message chats are green instead of blue, taking this into consideration when trying to decipher whether you have been unblocked.

The following are ways in which you can tell that you have been unblocked by another user.

1. When You Call Them, It Rings, and It Doesn’t Go to Voicemail

One of the first signs that your phone number has been unblocked on any other device that you are trying to contact is that when you do give them a call, your calls will not go directly to voicemail and will go through and get answered by the person you are trying to contact.

You may have noticed that when you were previously blocked, your calls that were made to the person who had blocked you would just automatically go to voicemail.

Now, if the other person has unblocked you on their device, whenever you give them a call, your call will go through instead of being sent to voicemail.

So if your call goes through instead of going straight through voicemail, this can be taken as a sign that your number has been unblocked.

2. When You Text Them, The Text is Blue Rather Than Green

Another sign that your phone number has been unblocked on someone else’s device is that when you do text them, you will notice that the text bubbles in your chats with them will turn from green to blue.

Blue chat bubbles are the standard when it comes to any kind of text conversation, and if you ever notice that when you are texting someone who has an iPhone has turned green, then this is something that can be taken as a sign that you have been blocked by the other user.

So now that you have been unblocked, the opposite should be happening. Go ahead and check your text message conversations with that person.

If when you text them, the text chat bubble is blue rather than green, then this means you have been unblocked by the other person.

3. You Can FaceTime Them

Facetiming is a very popular feature that many iPhone users take advantage of when it comes to communicating with other users that also have iPhones.

However, whenever someone ends up blocking you, the ability to Facetime they are no longer available, and you will not be able to Facetime them until the other person unblocks you.

Having this mentioned, if you had previously believed that you were blocked by another person because you could not get through to communicating with them via Facetime, if all of a sudden you find that you can Facetime them, then this might be a good sign that they have unblocked you on their device.

Check your Facetime app and try to see if you can start a Facetime call with this person. If you can get through and Facetime them, then you have been unblocked by them and can proceed with giving them a Facetime call.

4. Ask Them

The last method that you can try in order to verify that you have been unblocked by another person is the direct method of asking the other person if you have been unblocked in the first place.

This is a very direct way of checking if you have been unblocked, but it will get you a quick answer as to whether you have actually been unblocked or not.

Remember that when you do this, you will want to make sure that you feel confident in asking the other person to see if they have blocked you in the first place and have only recently unblocked you.

If You Unblock Someone on iPhone, Do You Get Their Texts?

Once you go ahead and unblock someone else’s number on your device, you should be able to start receiving their text messages as soon as you confirm that they have been unblocked on your device.

This might not be something that will happen right away because that person might not send you a text message right away, so you might want to try and get the other person to text you so you can verify that you start receiving their text messages.

You also want to remember that any of the texts that they sent you when their number was still blocked on your device will not be sent to you, nor will you be able to see them.

So take this into consideration when you unblock them, so you do not have an expectation that you will be able to see the old text messages that they have sent you.

After you have unblocked the phone number, though, you will be able to receive and see any kind of text messages that they send you moving forward.

If You Unblock a Number Will, You Receive Old Texts?

Now that you have unblocked the phone number on your device, you will want to know if you will be able to see the old text messages that the phone number sent you back when they were blocked.

Unfortunately, once you unblock the other phone number on your device, you will not have any kind of access to the old texts that were sent to your phone number while the other one was blocked by you.

Despite you not being able to look back at text messages that they have sent to you in the past when their phone number was blocked by you, you might be able to get access to the text messages that they had sent to you.

In order to do this, you will want to try and ask them to send you the text messages that they had sent to you during a certain time frame.

You might even want to ask them to send you screenshots of the text messages from a specific time period if you really want to have access to those messages.

So take this into consideration when you unblock them, so you do not have an expectation that you will be able to see the old text messages that they have sent you.

After you have unblocked the phone number, though, you will be able to receive and see any kind of text messages that they send you moving forward.

But once again, we have to reiterate that you will not be able to see any kind of old text messages that were part of the conversation prior to unblocking the other user’s phone number on your device.

Now that you know what happens and how you can tell when someone has unblocked you on their phone, you might want to look out for the signs that tell you that you have been unblocked by any user on an iPhone.

There are certain things that will happen, such as your calls being sent over to voicemail directly once you call them or noticing that the text bubbles on your text message chats are green instead of blue.

Take this into consideration when trying to decipher whether you have been unblocked. One of the first signs that your phone number has been unblocked on any other device that you are trying to contact is that when you do give them a call, your calls will not go directly to voicemail and will go through and get answered by the person you are trying to contact.

Secondly, another sign that your phone number has been unblocked on someone else’s device is that when you do text them, you will notice that the text bubbles in your chats with them will turn from green to blue.

Another thing that will happen is that if you had previously believed that you were blocked by another person because you could not get through to communicating with them via Facetime, if all of a sudden you find that you can Facetime them, then this might be a good sign that they have unblocked you on their device.

The last thing you can do to check if you have been unblocked by another user on their iPhone is to ask the other person if you have been unblocked in the first place.

It is also super important to remember that although after you unblock a phone number on your device, you will be able to receive a text message in the future, you will not be able to see any of the text messages from when the user was blocked.

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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