You just blocked a number from texting you on your iPhone, but they’re still sending you messages! Why is this happening, and how can you stop them?
Too many people have asked this question lately, and we have the answer. This blog post will explain why blocked numbers sometimes still text you and how to make sure they stop.
If you’ve blocked a number on your iPhone, it only prevents the number from calling or texting you. It doesn’t block the number from being able to see your messages.
So if the blocked number tries to text you, they will still be able to see your messages, but they will not be able to reply.
How to Stop Blocked Numbers from Texting You?
If blocked messages are received on iMessage only then, you may need to disable iMessage on your device. To do this, go to Settings -> Messages and toggle the switch next to iMessage.
After turning off iMessage, blocked texts will be sent as SMS messages. To completely get rid of the person, you will need to block them again using their phone number.
To do this, go to Settings >> Phone >> Blocked Contacts. Now, you will see a list of all the contacts that you have blocked on your iPhone.
If the blocked number is still texting you, then it is likely because they are sending text messages through an app like WhatsApp or Viber.
In this case, you can go to Settings -> Messages and turn off Allow Messages from Apps. This will stop all messages from apps from coming through to your iPhone.
So, if none of these steps works, then it’s also possible that the person has spoofed their caller ID, making it look like they are calling from a blocked number.
In this case, the best thing to do is to ignore the texts and not respond to them. If you do respond, then they will know that their spoofed number is working and will continue to text you.
So, if you’re still receiving texts from a blocked number on your iPhone, try one of these methods to stop the messages from coming through.
Check Whether You Have Disabled Notifications for Blocked Numbers
If the steps above does not work, then first check whether or not you’ve enabled notifications for the blocked number.To check go to Settings -> Notifications -> Messages.
Here, you will see a list of all the blocked numbers that you have notifications enabled for. If you see the blocked number on this list, then tap on it and turn off the Allow Notifications switch.
This will stop any notifications from coming through for that number.
Make Sure that the Blocked Number is Not Saved Into Your Contacts List
If blocked numbers are still texting on your iPhone, it’s likely that the blocked number has been added to your contact list. To remove the number from your contact list:
- Open the Phone app and tap Contacts.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the list and locate the blocked number.
- Click on Edit in the top right corner and then tap Delete.
Try Adding Different Variations of their Number
Try adding different variations of their number to your blocked list to make sure they can’t contact you at all. This means adding their number with the international code and then without the international code.
This will ensure that they can’t contact you in any way, shape, or form. Hopefully, this will solve the problem for you!
Try Updating Your Carrier Settings
If you are still receiving texts from blocked numbers, then your best bet is to update your carrier settings. To do this, go to Settings -> General -> About and then scroll down to Carrier.
Tap on Carrier, and you will see a list of the carrier settings that are currently installed on your device. If any new update is available, it will be listed here.
Tap on update and follow the instructions to install the update. After the update has been installed, restart your iPhone and try again.
Contact Your Carrier
If you’re still receiving texts from a blocked number on your iPhone, your best course of action is to contact your carrier. They may be able to help you block the number at the source, which will stop the texts from coming through altogether.
Try Using a Third-Party Blocker App
Try using a third-party blocker app like Text Blocker Pro that can help block texts and calls without having to go through Settings -> Phone -> Blocked Contacts every time.
This way, blocked numbers won’t be able to contact you at all.
So, in conclusion, First, check to see if you’ve enabled notifications for the blocked number. If you have, then disable them. Next, remove the blocked number from your contact list.
Finally, try adding different variations of their number to your blocked list. If everything else fails, contact your carrier, and they may be able to help you block the number at the source.
I hope this article resolved your issue! If not, then feel free to ask any questions in the comments section. Thanks for reading.