Does imessage turn green when blocked? Explained
Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Kennedy
Sending a text message to someone on your iPhone especially to a contact that is using iMessage and instead of the text to be blue in color which means iMessage, it suddenly turns green.
What could be the problem?
And what comes to your mind is, does imessage turn green when blocked?
The straight answer is no. iMessage will never turn green when blocked but instead it won’t show delivered.
Please bear in mind that if iMessage is unavailable on the recipient phone, it will turn to green but there are more you should know as to the reason why iMessage turns green when sending a text to a particular recipient.
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If you’re sending a text message to someone or a particular contact on your iPhone and the text turns green, then the issue is not from your side.
However, if you’re sending texts to all contacts or a number of contacts on your iPhone and the texts turned green, then bear in mind that the issue is caused from your phone and you should fix the problem.
Asking does imessage turn green when blocked, let me explain what green text message and the blue text message mean on iPhone, and why you shouldn’t think that green text message means blocked on iPhone.
The green text message on iPhone
The green text message on iPhone simply means the default text message or the sms text message which uses the cellular network service in sending and receiving texts.
Prior to instant messaging apps and services, what we have as a means of sending text messages ie the green or sms text message and which requires both the sender and the recipient to have a sim card in their phones.
On iPhone, the green text message is green in color and will appear if the phone number you’re sending a text message on your iPhone is not activated with iMessage.
For example, if you’re sending a text message to an android phone user, the text will be green in color simply because iMessage does not exist in android phones.
If you’re sending a text message to someone using a feature phone, the text message will be green in color because the recipient using a feature will never have iMessage as iMessage is only available on iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple watch.
If you’re sending a message to someone using an iPhone and the text message turns green, you have not been blocked by the recipient but rather the iMessage is not active on the recipient’s phone, or the recipient’s phone number is not activated with iMessage.
Once a phone number is not activated with iMessage, the text will turn green instead of blue text which means iMessage.
Green text message doesn’t show delivery report or even when a recipient opens and read the sent text message, but the case is different on android as the sms text message on android offers a delivery report.
- You must have a sim card or eSim in your iPhone.
- You must have a cellular network service in your phone.
- You must have a texting plan or an airtime unless your network offer free sms text messages.
Remember that for you to be able to send a green text message on your iPhone, it simply means that you have a texting plan or an airtime and also an active sim card or the eSim.
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The blue text message on iPhone
The blue text message on iPhone is the iMessage which is an instant messaging service like whatsapp, Skype, Facebook messenger, telegram, etc.
iMessage doesn’t neccesarily require a sim card as long as your apple id is still functioning and active even though I prefer to use a phone number for iMessage.
Being an instant messaging service, it uses the internet like Wi-Fi or cellular data in sending and receiving text messages. And one good advantage of using iMessage is that you will know when a text message is delivered and read by the recipient.
This is unavailable on the sms green text message on iPhone.
iMessage offers the option to send large files like photos, videos, documents, and other file extensions which is not available on sms text message. So far the maximum file you can send through iMessage is 100mb but I believe that Apple will increase it since whatsapp has increased their maximum file limit from 25mb to 2GB.
Does imessage turn green when blocked?
The answer is no. iMessage doesn’t turn green when blocked but rather will turn green if iMessage is unavailable on recipient’s phone or the recipient’s phone number is not activated with iMessage.
If you are blocked by the recipient on iMessage, sending a text message will be sent but won’t show delivered.
Also note that if you’re blocked on iMessage, you’re also blocked on the the green text message or the message app entirely, and generally you will be blocked on the iPhone because calls and facetime will not go through.
For example, a recipient blocked you on iMessage. If you send an iMessage to the recipient it won’t go through, and also if you send sms green text message to the recipient, it won’t go through. Not only that, if you call the recipient on FaceTime or normal cellular call, it won’t go through as well.
This is because once you block someone on any of these, you have entirely blocked the person on your iPhone.
This is quite different on android.
On android, if you block someone on the message app the person will still be able to call you using the default phone app. You need to block someone both on the phone app and the message app to prevent someone from reaching you on your android phone.
So you shouldn’t worry if sending a text message to someone on your iPhone turns green because it doesn’t neccesarily mean blocked but rather iMessage is not active on the recipient phone.
When it happens in all your contacts
Where the problem occurs if the problem of sending green text messages occurs on all contacts on your iPhone, it simply means the problem is caused from your iPhone.
It simply means that your phone number is no longer activated with iMessage or probably iMessage is no longer functioning on your iPhone. You need to check your messages app settings to be sure that iMessage is not disabled in your iPhone.
To get started
Open the settings app on your iPhone.
As you opened the settings app on your iPhone, scroll down to Messages and open it.
On the next page you will see iMessage, please make sure it is turned on. Also check Send & Receive and make sure that you have your phone number and Apple ID right there.
Open Send & Receive and select your phone number as your means of sending and receiving iMessages on your iPhone.
Note that if iMessage is not active on your iPhone, you won’t see Send & Receive as shown on the above picture. Kindly turn off iMessage and turn it on once again on your iPhone and make sure you have an active internet connection on your iPhone.
Definitely within three to ten minutes, iMessage will active on your iPhone.
Afterwards you can be able to send iMessages on your iPhone instead of the green sms text message to your recipients using iMessage.
How do you know if someone blocked you on iMessage?
If a sent iMessage doesn’t show delivered, along with facetime calls and cellular calls, then it means that you may have been blocked by the recipient on iMessage and iPhone.
Likr I said earlier, if you block someone on iMessage, it will automatically and entirely block the person on your iPhone. This means that facetime calls and cellular calls won’t go through.
So one of the ways to know if you have been blocked by the recipient on iPhone is by calling the person on FaceTime and cellular calls on different occasions and in multiple times. If all to no avail, then it may be that you have been blocked by the recipient.
But to confirm it, use another phone number to send call the the person or hide your number to call the person and see if it will go through. Once it goes through, then it simply means that the recipient has indeed blocked your number on his iPhone.
Asking are you blocked if imessage turns green, kindly note that iMessage will turn green if it is unavailable on the recipient phone or the recipient phone number is joy linked with iMessage.
Lastly before I go, does imessage turn green when blocked? The answer is no. iMessage doesn’t turn green when blocked but rather will turn green if iMessage is unavailable on recipient’s phone or the recipient’s phone number is not activated with iMessage.