Do Blocked Messages Get Delivered When Unblocked

What Happens When You Unblock Someone on iMessage? Answered

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When you block someone on your iPhone, you’re blocking someone from messaging you on Messages and calling your phone number. While you can’t retrieve any messages sent while a user is blocked, you can find blocked voicemails if the blocked user leaves any. If you choose to unblock someone, you’ll see their notifications again. This wikiHow will answer all your questions about blocking and unblocking someone on iMessage on your iPhone.

Things You Should Know

  • Blocked users won’t be notified that they are unblocked.
  • Unblocked users may see "Delivered" on sent messages, and calls can ring without going straight to voicemail.
  • You won’t be able to retrieve blocked messages, but you can find blocked voicemails.

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If I unblock someone on Messages, what happens?

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The user will be able to message and call you again. Blocking a user prevents them from contacting you via Messages or Phone. When you unblock a number, these features will be accessible again. You can still ignore any received messages or calls, but you’ll see every notification. [1] X Research source

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Will I receive old texts sent while they were blocked?

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  • However, if the blocked person calls and leaves you a voicemail, you can check it. It can be found in the Blocked Messages section of the Phone app.
  • To find it: open the Phone app. Tap Voicemail → scroll down to the bottom → Blocked Messages.
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Will someone know if I unblock them?

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  • If you want to unblock someone but want to avoid seeing their notifications, consider using Do Not Disturb.


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