If you’ve ever received an unwanted text message from a friend or family member, you’re probably familiar with what happens next: They don’t hear from you again. Blocking a number on your cell phone is an easy way to stop these annoying messages before they happen. However, if you’ve never blocked a number before and someone else has it listed on their phone as unblocked, then things can get complicated. That’s because when someone who has your blocked number tries texting you, the message will go to the person who listed it as unblocked rather than to you directly. If this happens, the other person might see it and start wondering why they have your number or think that you want to talk to them again. Or they might see that the person they texted previously doesn’t know how to reply so they will try messaging them again in hopes of getting a different result.
What Happens When You Text A Blocked Number?
When you text a blocked number, the message will not be delivered to the recipient. Depending on your device and mobile service provider, you may receive a notification that the message could not be sent or the delivery of your text may appear to hang until it eventually times out. The blocked person will never receive any indication that you attempted to send them a message.
Why Does Someone Else Have My Blocked Number?
1. You have been blocked by the other person:
The most common reason someone has your blocked number is that the other person has blocked you. This can be due to a variety of reasons, such as not wanting to receive calls or texts from you.
2. Your number is similar to another’s:
Another possible explanation for why someone else may have your blocked number is that it could be similar to another people. This can happen if you have changed your phone number recently and not told the other person or if someone else has a phone number that is very close to yours.
3. You are on a blacklist:
You may also be blocked because you are on a blacklist, meaning someone has put your number on a list of numbers that they do not want to receive calls or text messages from. This could be due to past interactions with them, and they may have blocked you without you realizing it.
4. The other person is using a call-blocking app:
Lastly, the other person may be using a third-party app to block your number. This could be a service like Hiya or Truecaller, which can allow users to block numbers that they do not want to receive calls or texts from.
5. You are being scammed:
It’s also possible that someone else has your blocked number because they are trying to scam you. If this is the case, you should report it to the appropriate authorities.
6. Your number is being used for spam:
Lastly, your number could be blocked because it’s being used to send out unsolicited texts or calls. This can happen if someone has taken your phone number and sold it to a third-party. If this is the case, you should contact your cell phone provider and have them investigate the issue.
How To Block A Number On Your Cell Phone
Turn on phone blocking
First, turn on phone blocking on your cell phone. You can find this option in the settings of your phone. Depending on your phone model, it might be called something different. You can also find the blocking option by going into your voicemail settings, or your call log. Next, enable the Do Not Disturb setting and make sure it is turned on. You can find this option in the settings of your phone. Depending on your phone model, it might be called something different. You can also find the setting by going into your voicemail settings, or your call log. Third, change your voicemail greeting. When people leave voicemails for you, they hear your outgoing voicemail greeting. It’s the first thing they hear after leaving you a message. That’s why it’s so important to change that greeting. You can change this greeting in your voicemail settings. Depending on your phone model, it might be called something different. You can also change your voicemail settings by going into your voicemail settings, or your call log.
Set up Do Not Disturb
Next, set up Do Not Disturb on your cell phone. This is a setting that lets you block calls from specific numbers or specific people for a certain amount of time. If you have a family member who you know will be calling you constantly, you can use this setting to set up a block on their phone number. To set up Do Not Disturb, go into your phone settings and find the Do Not Disturb option. Depending on your phone model, it might be called something different. You can also find this option by going into your voicemail settings, or your call log.
Change your voicemail greeting.
Next, change your voicemail greeting. This is what people will hear when they leave a message for you. If you want people to hear a different greeting than what’s already on your phone, you can change this greeting. You can change your voicemail greeting in your voicemail settings. Depending on your phone model, it might be called something different. You can also change your voicemail settings by going into your voicemail settings, or your call log.
Create a text message block
If you know someone who likes to leave inappropriate messages on your phone, you can create a text message block. This allows you to block messages sent to your phone with specific text keywords. For example, if you know someone who constantly sends you explicit images, you can block messages with words like “porn” or “sex.” This will allow you to see these messages, but prevent others from leaving them on your phone. To create a text message block, go into your settings and find the text message block option. Depending on your phone model, it might be called something different. You can also find this option by going into your voicemail settings, or your call log.
Use call blocking apps
If you know someone who likes to call you constantly and you don’t know how to block them, you can use call blocking apps. These apps allow you to create a blacklist of numbers or specific phone numbers you want to block. Once you’ve added these numbers to your blacklist, they will be blocked from calling your phone. There are a variety of call blocking apps available. Some of the most popular ones include: -CallBlock – This is one of the most popular call blocking apps and it’s used by over 25 million people worldwide. It allows you to create blacklists of numbers and send notifications when they call. -Capsule – This app allows you to block specific numbers and send you a notification when they call. It has an easy to use interface and it also works with most major carriers. -SpoofMe – This app does exactly what it sounds like, it blocks callers by disguising your number as a different one. It has an easy to use interface and you can also set it up to auto-block numbers. -AnswerBlock – This app allows you to block calls, create whitelists of numbers, and send you notifications when they call. It also has an easy to use interface.
Use email blocking services
If you know someone who constantly sends you emails, you can block them with an email blocking service. These services allow you to create a blacklisted email address on your account and automatically block those emails. Some of the most popular email blocking services include: -SpamBlocker – This is one of the most popular email blocking services. It allows you to create a blacklisted email address and automatically blocks emails that go to that address. -SenderBase – This is another popular email blocking service. It allows you to create a blacklisted email address and then you can automatically block emails sent to that address. -BlockOutSight – This is a social media blocking service that allows you to create a blacklisted email address and block any emails sent to that address. -Unroll.Me – This is a service that allows you to automatically delete emails from your inbox so you don’t have to worry about deleting them. You can also create a blacklisted email address to save yourself from spam.
Rule out unblocking options
If you do all of these things, you will most likely be able to block a number on your cell phone. However, you may come across a number that is unblocked. This could happen if you accidentally blocked the number or if the person you blocked is using a different phone number. In this case, you will have to unblock the person and then block them again. There are a few ways you can rule out the unblocking options. The first is to try calling the number that you think is unblocked and see if it works. If it does, then the person that you think is unblocked is most likely using a different phone number. However, if the call doesn’t go through, then you can rule out the unblocking option. The second way is to try finding the person’s information online and see if you can find out the number they are using now. This could be a good way to rule out the unblocking option. If you decide to do this, make sure you do it safely and with permission.
When you block someone on your phone, they can still call you and text you as long as they have your number on their phone. But they won’t be able to call out or text you if you have the number blocked in your phone. If you block someone but they have your number on their phone, they’ll be able to call you and text you. However, you won’t be able to call them out or text them unless you unblock their number. Blocking someone on your phone will stop them from calling or texting you, but it doesn’t mean they won’t be able to reach you in any other way.