How to Know if Someone Has Blocked You on iMessage [2020 Updated]


July 09, 2019 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

iMessage is a built-in instant messaging service, which Apple Inc. released to let you send and receive text, image, videos, document, location, etc. with Apple users. And you can use it to make the payment from this year on.

It might be the most frequent app you use on iPhone in daily life.

how to know if someone has blocked you in iMessage


How can you use iMessage app? You might need an iMessage ultimate guide. Now let's move to how to know if someone has blocked you on iPhone.

Part 1. How to Know If Someone Has Blocked You on iPhone

There are different methods to confirm whether you have been blocked or not.

Option 1. Check the iMessage Color You Sent

If you have sent iMessage with other Apple users before, you should know about that there are two colors for Messages. iMessages are in color blue, SMS texts are green.

It is not definite that you have been blocked by a simple color sign, as you know, there are different reasons to cause sending SMS texts instead of iMessage.

For example, the network of iPhone doesn’t work, then the iMessage you sent will be revert back as a green text message directly.

color of iMessage

There is a method you can try to confirm if you have been blocked by someone.

Please confirm that your network of iPhone is work and the receiver is using iPhone or other Apple devices.

Send an iMessage out, and observe whether that color of iMessage will be changed from blue to green or not.

As you might probably know, there is a piece of small status information under the iMessage you sent. It also can be a sign you can know if others have blocked you.

Option 2. Check the iMessage Status You Sent

There is a setting in Message app for iMessage, which is called Send Read Receipts, to notify people when you have read their messages.

status of iMessage

If the iMessages have been sent to the receivers but they have not read them, the Delivered sign will be shown under the iMessages.

As the default setting of the Send Read Receipts is ON, so you usually can see a Read word under the iMessage you sent once the receiver read it. In some cases, you can not get the Read status might because they have turned off the option.

Well, What happens if the receiver has blocked you?

Although there is a small percent that he/she turned off the Send Read Receipts function, you might have been blocked if the iMessage you sent stays blue saying Delivered but never turns to Read.

Option 3. Check the iMessage Status on MacBook

There are some tips you can try to use if you have a MacBook. Send an iMessage on neither iPhone or MacBook, and then check the status. On iPhone, it always shows a Delivered under the message, while it shows nothing if you have been blocked.

macbook iMessage

Part 2. How to Recover iMessage on iPhone

There will be many iMessages are stored on iPhone if you like iMessage app. It is no doubt that you don’t want to encounter data loss during the process of sending and receiving iMessage on iPhone.

The best bet to ensure data safe is backing up iPhone data regularly. So that you can restore iPhone data from backup file easily.


What should do you don’t have a backup file at all?

Actually, the lost data will be stored on iPhone but invisible for users. You should stop using device immediately. You need FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery, which can help you get the lost data back from device directly.

Below is a systematic tutorial.

Download and install the software on the computer, and then it will be launched automatically.

Connect your device to the computer, tap Trust on your device home screen if it pops up on your computer. The program will begin to scan your device data once it detects your device.

Your data will be displayed on the interface, tick the content you want to get back.

Click Recover.

There are different options you can choose to recover iPhone data, I am sure that FoneLab will be the best choice for you.

Why not download and have a try now!

Part 3. How to Activate iMessage for iPhone

Most of the iPhone beginners are not familiar with iMessage app, so that they have no idea how to start to use it.

Some of them have trouble to send iMessage instead of SMS. Therefore, we will introduce how to set up iMessage on iPhone.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

Tap on Messages.

Turn iMessage On and wait.

activate iMessage

iMessage will be sent as a text on iPhone without a network connection. Someone will wonder how to send SMS rather than iMessage after settings.

Actually, you can just disconnect the network connection or follow above-mentioned step to deactivate the iMessage app on iPhone Settings app easily.

Related topic:

  1. How to Fix iMessage Doesn’t Say Delivered
  2. How to Fix iMessage Activation Error
  3. iPhone Won’t Send Picture Messages? Fix it Now
  4. How to Send Text Message Instead Of iMessage on iPhone
  5. iMessage Not Working? How to Fix iMessage Not Working on iPhone
  6. How to Recover Deleted iMessage on iPhone 8/7/6/6S/Plus/SE/5/4

Part 4. How to Send iMessage on iPhone

Sending iMessage is the same as a text message on iPhone after enabling the feature through Settings.

send iMessage

Launch the Messages app.

Tap Edit icon in the upper-right corner.

Enter a number who using iPhone or other iOS devices.

Type the content you want to send, and then tap the send icon on the right side.

This iMessage feature also allows you to send and receive text and multimedia information and use stickers, emoji, animations with other Apple users who are using iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, etc.

Part 5. How to Block iMessage on iPhone

Got sick of receiving iMessage from the sender?

You can bock someone via the Message on iPhone.

Open Message on your computer.

Go to conversation > info icon.

Tap the name on the top, and then scroll down to find Block this Caller.

Tap Block Contact on the pop-up options.

how to know if someone has blocked you in iMessage

If you change your mind in the near future, you can also repeat the same steps to unblock the contact within a few taps.

That's all. If you have more questions about iMessages or others, please leave comments or send emails for further information.

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