Will The Phone Ring If You’re Blocked?

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The best way to check if someone has blocked your number is by calling them numerous amount of times and checking if the call rings. If you do this for a week straight and it always goes to voicemail, they have blocked you. But how many times does the phone ring when they block you? It’s known that phone calls go to voicemail when someone has blocked you but the key to finding out is to listen to how many times the call rings before it goes to voicemail.

How Many Times Will Your Phone Ring If You’re Blocked?

If you’ve been blocked, your phone will ring once then go straight to voicemail. Any call you make to someone that continues to ring, chances are you haven’t been blocked. But if you notice that every time you call them it rings once then goes to voicemail, you’ve been blocked. To be sure of this, do this over the period of 1 week to see if every time you call them it goes to voicemail. If you notice that it does, then you know that you’ve been blocked.

If your phone rings more than once, it likely means that they’re busy or they’re just choosing not to answer your phone number. Also if they have an iPhone and you call them once then it goes straight to voicemail, chances are they have their phone set to Do Not Disturb. But if you call multiple times over a long period of time, then chances are that you’ve been blocked.

Other Signs That You’ve Been Blocked

Rather than checking how many times it rings when you call someone that you suspect may have blocked you, you should use some other sure-fire ways to know if someone has blocked your phone number.

Call with a Masked Number

You can use a masked number to double-check the status of another person’s phone. Here’s how you do it:

1. Dial ‘67’ before your contacts phone number

2. Tap the green call button, doing so will start a call without your contact information appearing to the recipient

3. Listen to the way the call is received

many people avoid answering calls from blocked numbers but if you hear the call going through like a normal call should, you may have been blocked.

if the call goes directly to voicemail after one ring your contacts phone may be dead.

Call From Another Number

One of the best ways that you can check if someone has blocked your number is by calling them from a number that they haven’t blocked. This will let you know instantly whether they’ve blocked your number or not because as soon as you call them from a number that they couldn’t have possibly blocked, then you’ll hear it ring multiple times and the call will go through.

Call the Subject on FaceTime

Another way you can check if you’ve been blocked is to use FaceTime. This would only work if the suspect has an iPhone. FaceTime helps you a lot in this case because FaceTime would continually ring for a long time even if the subject has blocked you.

Use can only use this to check if they haven’t blocked you rather than if they have blocked you. Since calls continually ring even if you have been blocked, if the subject picks up, you haven’t been blocked.

If the person you think has blocked you doesn’t answer, this could also be an indication that you haven’t been blocked. However, if the subject doesn’t answer, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have blocked you.

You’d need to test this out over the course of a week to increase your certainty.

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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