Will a text message say delivered if blocked? Explained
One of the most annoying aspect of sending a text message is when it doesn’t get delivered to the recipient especially on different occasion and multiple times.
This is an indication of someone being blocked by the recipient.
But, does a text message say delivered if the recipient blocked the sender?
This is the question we’ll be treating today and which includes Android and the iPhone.
Will a text message say delivered if blocked?
By default, a text message will never say delivered if the message is blocked by the recipient.
Once you’re blocked by the recipient, sending a text message to this very recipient will be in vain simply because the texts will never get delivered to the recipient until the person unblock your number.
But the case is quite different on iPhone. Kindly read through to understand more on this very topic.
When it comes to blocking someone, kindly note that it will only occur in the phone or device and not the network you’re using.
If you block someone on your iPhone 13 pro max, the blocked contact will not be able to send a text message or iMessage to your phone.
Also the blocked number will not be able to call your number on cellular calls and facetime calls.
However, if you switch your sim card or probably switch to iPhone 14 pro max, the blocked number will be able to send both sms text messages and iMessages, be able to call you on cellular calls and facetime until you block the person on your new iPhone 14 pro max.
Why I’m saying this is because you may block someone on your phone, switch over to a brand new phone and expect the block number to remain blocked on your new phone.
That will never happen.
You will still have to block the person on your new phone else the person will still be able to contact you.
In this question of will a text message say delivered if blocked, the blocked number will be able to send text messages which will in turn say delivered until you block the person on your new phone.
Now let me explain this based on how blocking someone works on both iPhone and android phone.
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Will text messages say delivered if you are blocked on Android?
On android, a text message will never say delivered if blocked by the recipient.
For a text message to say delivered, the recipient must not block the sender m his android phone or tablet.
When blocked on android, be it on a Samsung phone, Google pixel, Xiaomi phone, Oppo phone, etc, the sent text message will never say delivered.
Blocking someone on android phone is quite different on iPhone in the sense that if you block someone in the message app, the blocked person will still be able to call you.
If you block the contact in the phone app, the blocked number will still be able to send a text message to you and which will get delivered as long as you didn’t block the person in the message app.
This means that you have to block someone on both the message app and the phone app to completely block the person from reaching out to you on your android phone through sms text messages and phone calls.
Remember, if you’re using Samsung Galaxy s21 ultra and blocked Contact A on your galaxy s21 ultra, when you switch over to galaxy s22 ultra contact A will no longer be blocked and which contact A can send sms text messages to your galaxy s22 ultra.
So when switching over to a new phone, you will have to block the person on your new phone as well.
Will SMS be delivered if blocked on iPhone?
The answer is no. SMS text messages will never get delivered if blocked by the recipient on iPhone.
However, a blocked message will get delivered to the recipient after unblocking only if the message was sent as iMessages which will later change to sms text messages and get delivered to the recipient.
But this will occur only if the sender had Send as SMS turned on or enabled on his or her iPhone.
For sms text message to get delivered, the sender’s phone number must not be blocked by the recipient else the sent text message will never get delivered.
Kindly note that if you block someone on iPhone messaging app, you have automatically block the person on both sms text message and iMessage.
When blocking someone on iPhone, you also have to block the person on your new iPhone incase you’re switching phones.
If you block someone’s apple id or phone number on your iPhone 12 Pro Max, you will still have to block the person’s apple id and phone number on your new iPhone 14 pro max in case you’re making a switch.
In general, a text message will never say delivered if blocked by the recipient.
A text message will only say delivered if not blocked by the recipient and which the recipient phone is active.
As long as the recipient’s phone is active, the text message will say delivered.
Please bear in mind that if a sent text message never say delivered doesn’t neccesarily mean blocked by the recipient, but rather the recipient phone may be switched off or offline.
Will text messages deliver after unblocking?
The answer is no. By default, a text messages will never get delivered after unblocking the person on your iPhone or android phone.
But it differs on iPhones.
If you block someone on your iPhone or android phone, the blocked person happens to send a text message to you, the sent text messages will never get delivered to your phone.
But, if someone send iMessages to you and which were blocked, once you unblocked the person on your iPhone you will receive the blocked iMessages as sms text messages but only if the sender has Send as sms enabled on his phone, and as well as texting plan or airtime.
Now if you happen to unblock the number on your phone, still the blocked messages will never get delivered to you as well.
Here, the only option you have is to request for the blocked messages to be resent to your phone.
Can you tell if someone blocked your texts?
You can easily tell if someone is blocking your text messages as long as they don’t get delivered especially on different and multiple occasions.
One of the ways to know if a recipient truly received a text message is when a sent text message says delivered.
If a sent text message never showed delivered even after several days and so many attempts, it is a strong indication that you may have been blocked by the recipient.
On iPhone, green text messages never show delivered as it doesn’t have a delivery report like on android sms text messages.
It is quite difficult to know if a green text message was truly delivered on iPhone. But the case is different when using iMessage as iMessage do have a delivery report and read receipts.
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On iPhone, you can easily tell if someone blocked your texts as both sms and iMessages will never get delivered, and also cellular calls and facetime which indicates being blocked by the recipient.
Like I said earlier, when you’re blocked by the recipient on iPhone, sms and iMessage will never get delivered, cellular calls and facetime calls will never go through and which indicates blocked unless the recipient phone is switched off or offline.
Will iMessage say delivered if blocked?
iMessage will never say delivered if blocked by the recipient on iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple watch.
Once you are blocked on iMessage or iPhone, that’s the final and don’t expect your texts to get delivered.
Even if the recipient unblocks you on the iPhone message app, the blocked iMessages will never get delivered.
For iMessage to say delivered, the recipient’s iPhone must be active with an active internet connection, iMessage is enabled and active on the recipient’s iPhone, and the recipient didn’t block the sender on his iPhone.
Do blocked messages get delivered when unblocked on iMessage?
By default, blocked messages never get delivered when unblocked on iMessage but in some occasion, they will get delivered as sms text messages.
Please bear in mind this is only applied to phone numbers linked with or activated with iMessage.
If you block someone on your iPhone or iMessage, and the blocked person happens to have Send as SMS enabled on his or her iPhone, immediately you unblocked the person all the blocked iMessages will be delivered to your phone as sms text messages.
But this will occur only if the sender has a texting plan or an airtime.
In the case of a direct sms text messages or any other type of messages, don’t expect it to get delivered to your phone after unblocking.
Once a text message is blocks by the recipient, it will never get delivered when unblocked unless the sender will have to resend the messages especially after a long period of time.
Asking do messages deliver when blocked, kindly note that messages might get delivered in terms of iMessages getting blocked and later changing to sms text message and getting delivered to the recipient phone.
But for any other type of messaging, that is not possible at all. It is quite annoying especially if you give a damn about the recipient.
And with this I come to the conclusion of today’s question of the day, will a text message say delivered if blocked on android or iPhone.
Lastly before I go, a blocked text messages will never say delivered even when unblocked by the recipient it still won’t show delivered unless the sender resent the the blocked messages.