Can You Text Someone You Blocked on iPhone?

Yes, you can text someone you blocked on your iPhone. But if they reply to your text, you won’t receive their message unless you unblock them. To unblock a contact, open “Settings,” go to “Messages,” “Blocked Contacts,” swipe left on any contact you want to unblock, and tap the “Unblock” button.

Hi, I’m Devansh. I once blocked a friend by mistake on my iPhone and later realized that I could still text them, but their replies wouldn’t reach me. Then, I unblocked them so we could talk. In this article, I’ll show you the steps to unblock a contact and answer other questions about the blocking feature.

If you’ve blocked someone on your iPhone and want to know if you can still send them messages, keep reading!

2 Ways to Unblock a Contact on Your iPhone

As noted above, blocking only affects incoming calls or texts; it doesn’t stop outgoing communications. So, you can text a person you’ve blocked on your iPhone, but they can’t message you back if they’re still blocked.

If you want to receive their messages, you must unblock them. To do this, launch the Messages app. In it, open the conversation for the contact or number you’ve blocked and tap the name or number at the top. Next, tap Info and Unblock this Caller.

If you’ve deleted the conversation, open Settings, go to Messages, and Blocked Contacts. Here, you can remove numbers from your blocked contacts list by swiping left of them and tapping Unblock.

That’s it! Now, you can receive messages from previously blocked contacts.


Here are some related questions about texting blocked contacts on your iPhone.

Are the Texts From a Blocked Contact Delivered When You Unblock Them?

No. In a test I conducted with a friend, the messages he sent me when I blocked him didn’t get delivered when I unblocked him. But once I unblocked him, I received all the new texts he sent.

Can You Call a Blocked Contact on Your iPhone?

Yes! But they can’t call you back and can only leave a voicemail unless you unblock them. When they leave a voicemail, you don’t get a notification. Check this article to learn more about blocking contacts on your iPhone.

Are There Any Alternatives to Blocking Someone on Your iPhone?

You can use Hide Alerts to mute them. By muting them, you’ll still receive their messages but won’t get notifications. You can also set up Do Not Disturb. To avoid unknown numbers, you can also enable Silence Unknown Callers.


Yes, you can text a contact or number you blocked on your iPhone, but you won’t receive their replies if you don’t unblock them. There are two ways to unblock contacts.

In the Messages app, open the conversation for the person you’ve blocked and tap the name or number at the top. Next, tap Info and Unblock this Caller. Alternatively, you can manage your blocked contacts list in the Settings app.

I hope this article helped you understand the blocking feature on your iPhone and answered all your related queries.

Do you have further questions about texting blocked contacts on your iPhone? Let me know in the comments!

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