Android smartphones have become ubiquitous in today’s digital landscape, revolutionizing the way we communicate, work, and stay entertained. Many aspects associated with the Android smartphone industry compete with its rival tech giant such as Apple, which runs its operating system known as iOS. But, for now, I am about to shed light on the aspect of how anyone could know on their iPhones that someone from their Android device has blocked them. Let us find out!
How to know if an Android Smartphone blocked you on your iPhone?
It is not straightforward to determine if someone has blocked you on their Android phone from your iPhone. Unlike some messaging apps that provide notifications or indications when you have been blocked, standard SMS and phone call blocking on Android do not typically send notifications to the blocked party. There, it is not shown or identified as a straight/direct approach. However, there are a few signs that might suggest you have been blocked. These are:
- Phone Call:
- Straight to Voicemail: When you call the person, it might go straight to voicemail after one ring. This does not necessarily mean that you are blocked, as the person might have enabled “Do Not Disturb” mode or have a poor network connection. Therefore, no one must directly assume that he/she is blocked after going to voicemail.
- Text Messages:
- Delivered Status: If your text messages show a “Delivered” status but never change to “Read” (with read receipts enabled), it could mean that the person has blocked you. However, they might also have turned off read receipts, or their phone could be off.
- No Delivery Status: If your messages don’t show a “Delivered” status (no delivery confirmation), it might indicate that you’re blocked. However, network issues or the person’s phone being off could also cause this.
- Social Media:
- Check Social Media Apps: If you have the person as a friend on social media, and they suddenly disappear, or their activity is no longer visible to you, they might have blocked you. Keep in mind that they might have changed their privacy settings or deactivated their account.
- Check WhatsApp Profile Picture and Last Seen: If you use WhatsApp, you can check the person’s profile picture and last seen status. If you see a generic photo and can’t see its last seen status, it might indicate that you’ve been blocked.
Note to consider:
“If you suspect you have been blocked, it is usually best to reach out to the person through other means to clarify the situation or to respect their privacy if they choose not to respond.”
Some other aspects help you understand if you are being blocked by the Android Smartphone on your iPhone. There are:
Use a Mutual Friend:
- Ask a mutual friend to check if they can contact the person or see their updates. If your friend can, and you cannot, it may suggest you have been blocked.
Create a New Account:
- As a last resort, you can create a new account on the same messaging app or social media platform and try to search for the person. If you can find them with the new account but not with your original one, it might indicate a block.
In conclusion, it is not as straightforward to recognize if you are being blocked by someone from their Android phone as discussed in the article mentioned above. It is important to note that these indicators are not foolproof, and there could be other reasons for the observed behavior. People may not respond or be active for various reasons unrelated to blocking. Additionally, privacy settings on different platforms can affect your ability to see someone’s activity.