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What happens when you unblock someone on iMessage?

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With a budding increase in security and privacy in the minds of people around the world, we end up blocking contact numbers or messages from anyone we don’t remotely recognise. To avoid doing this, social media and messaging apps provide us with the option of unblocking a previously blocked contact. iPhone assures your safety and security is up to date and you can easily block spam messages or unknown numbers on your iPhone.

In this article, we will delve into what happens when you unblock someone on iMessage as well as how to block and unblock someone on iMessage.

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Consequences of unblocking someone on iMessage

One can block messages on iMessage when one wants to filter out unwanted messages from unknown senders and block spam or junk messages. However, if you were to unblock someone on iMessage then they will be able to face the following results:

  • You will receive text messages from your previously blocked contact on iMessage. If their contact name is not saved currently, then you can filter unknown senders and you will not be notified when they message you.
  • If the previously blocked person is not on your contact list then you will receive a Report Junk link under their message. If you tap on this link then Apple will receive information about the sender from iMessages. However, this will not stop the stream of junk messages unless you block them again.
  • You will be able to listen to their voice messages, even those sent by them when they were blocked. When blocked, any voice message sent by the blocked contact will appear as blocked messages without any notification.
  • New messages will be delivered after unblocking however, any message sent or received during the period of blocking will not be delivered or received after unblocking the contact.
  • The blocked contact will not be notified about their blocked or unblocked status.

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Blocking someone on iMessage

If you are not sure about how to block someone on iMessage then head to the Phone app on your iPhone and follow the steps given below:

How to block calls on iPhone and how to find blocked numbers?
  • Open the Phone app and tap on the number with the person present in your Recents or Contacts that you want to block.
  • Scroll down and tap on Block this Caller.
  • Tap on Block Contact to confirm.

You can block spam or junk messages in a similar manner.

Unblocking someone on iMessage

The iMessage app on an iPhone does not have a direct blocking option so if you want to unblock someone on iMessage, then head to your Phone app and follow the steps given as follows:

  • Tap on the contact name of the person that you want to unblock.
  • Tap on the Info button, if present, otherwise scroll down and tap on Unblock this Caller.

The contact will be automatically unblocked.

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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