Can a blocked number still call you on iPhone & Android?

Last Updated on September 13, 2022 by Kennedy

It can be quite confusing when you block someone on your phone but the number still call your line on your phone.

What could be the problem?

How is a blocked number still calling me on my iPhone or android phone, this is the question that will pop into your head.

I will explain why this is happening and the question of the day, can a blocked number still call you on iPhone and Android phone.

Let’s continue.

can a blocked number still call you

Can a blocked number still call you?

By default, blocked numbers can’t call you but if they hide their caller ID they will be able to call you and be it on an android phone or iPhone.

Normally, when you block someone on your android phone or iPhone, there’s no possibility of the person calling your number. But if you happen to switch your sim card to another phone, the person will be able to call you, and also if the person hides his caller ID.

Below is what you should know when it comes to blocking someone on your android phone or iPhone. 


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Blocking someone on iPhone or android phone

When it comes to blocking someone on your android phone or iPhone, you should know that it doesn’t involve the cellular network service but rather your cellphone. 

What it means is that if you have a Samsung galaxy phone and blocked a particular number or contact on your phone, you haven’t blocked the number on your sim card.

Now what this means is that if you remove your sim card from your Samsung galaxy phone to another phone be it an android phone, iPhone, or even another Samsung galaxy phone, the blocked number will be able to call you. 

If you switch the sim card back to your Samsung Galaxy phone, the blocked number won’t be able to call you.

I’m saying this to let you know that blocking a number only works on the phone on which you blocked the number. Once you remove your sim card from the phone and insert it into another phone, the blocked number will be able to call you. In this type of situation, you have to keep on blocking the person if you’re switching your sim card to another phone.

This also applies to iPhones.

If you block someone on your iPhone 13 pro max and afterward switch your sim card to iPhone 14 pro max, kindly note that the blocked person will be able to call you until you block the number on the iPhone 14 pro max.

Generally, when you block someone on your phone, know that it only involves the phone and not the sim card or the cellular network service. Once you switch your sim card to another phone, the blocked number will be able to call you.

All you have to do is to keep on blocking the number if you’re fond of switching sim cards.

So asking how is a blocked number still calling me on iPhone, it is because you switched your sim card to another iPhone or the blocked number uses the no caller id feature.


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No Caller ID

This is another method that blocked numbers use to call someone that blocked them, by simply hiding their caller ID. 

When you hide your caller ID, you can call someone that blocked you on your iPhone or android phone. This is one of the tricks of calling someone that blocked you on an android phone or iPhone. 

However, if the person enabled silence unknown callers on iPhone, then you won’t be able to call someone that blocked you on iPhone.

Let me show you how to enable No Caller ID on iPhone. 

Open the Settings App on your iPhone and scroll Phone.

how is a blocked number still calling me iphone

Tap to open Phone and look towards the bottom and you will see Show My Caller ID, go ahead and open it.

Show my caller id

By default, it will be enabled on your iPhone, but you can go ahead and turn it off. Once you do that, when you call someone on your iPhone it will show No caller ID on the recipient’s phone.

For the recipient, if you don’t want to receive calls from no caller ID and unknown callers on your iPhone, you should kindly turn on silent unknown callers on your iPhone. 

To do so;

Open the settings app and scroll down to phone and open it. Look towards the bottom and you will see Silence Unknown Callers as shown in the picture below.

can a blocked number still call you

Tap to open Silence Unknown Callers and turn on the button. Once you have done that, blocked numbers will never call you on your iPhone even if they hide their caller id, and also you won’t receive spam calls.

Please, if you don’t care about receiving calls from no caller id on your iPhone, you can turn on the silence unknown caller on your iPhone. However, if you care so much about receiving calls from no caller id then you shouldn’t enable the silence unknown caller on your iPhone.

Enable No Caller ID On Android

To enable no caller ID on android, simply open the Phone App and tap on the hamburger menu option.

Right there select SETTINGS followed by tapping on Supplementary Services. 

On the next page, you will see Show Caller ID.

can a blocked number still call you

Tap to open it and you will be presented with three options which are;

  • Network default
  • Hide number
  • Show number 

Now you have to select Hide Number. And once you have done that, you can go ahead to call someone that blocked you on an android phone or even on iPhone. 

So far, on iPhone, there is no silence unknown callers features on android and maybe later in the future, there will be silence unknown caller features on android. 

Talking about can a blocked number still call you on iPhone or Android phone, the answer is yes but only if the caller hides his caller ID or you switched your sim card to another phone. 

Can you call a number you blocked on iPhone?

The straight answer is yes. You can call someone you blocked on iPhone and the call will be received on the recipient’s phone.

Also, you can send a text message to someone you blocked on iPhone and the sent text message will be delivered to the blocked recipient.

However, you should note that if someone finds out that you have blocked him or her on your iPhone, the person will still do the same. Don’t expect to block someone on your iPhone and keep on calling the blocked number and send text messages.

Bear in mind that the blocked person will also reciprocate what you did. Nevertheless, you can call someone you blocked on your iPhone and even send text messages like SMS or iMessages.

What happens when you block someone’s number and they call you?

If you block someone’s number and they call you, the call will be redirected straight to voicemail if applicable or show user busy and ends right away.

If you have an active voicemail on your phone and someone you blocked calls your number, the blocked person’s call will be redirected straight to voicemail. Now if you don’t have an active voicemail on your phone, the call might ring once and show user busy after which it will end right away as shown below.

Blocked number

The above picture shows a typical example of what you will see when someone blocks you on iPhone. If the person has no active voicemail on the phone, it will show user busy as shown in the above picture and the call will end right away. 

Even if you go ahead to call the number all over again and on multiple occasions, the call still won’t go through unless you use another phone number or hide your caller ID.

Also on Samsung phone, if someone you blocked calls you, the call will be redirected to voicemail if applicable or show user busy.

Blocked number

Can a blocked number still call you on no caller ID? 

On the android phone and iPhone, a blocked number can call you on no caller ID because no caller ID hide the caller’s identity.

If a blocked number decides to hide its caller ID on an android phone or iPhone, the blocked number will be able to call you irrespective of the fact that you blocked the number on your phone. This I answered based on the question of the day, can a blocked number still call you on iPhone and android phones? 

But you can restrict or prevent that from happening especially if you have or using an iPhone. All you need to do is to turn on Silence Unknown Callers on your iPhone and the blocked number won’t be able to call you by hiding his caller id.

Kindly scroll up and see how to enable Silence Unknown Callers on iPhone in order to prevent no caller ID and spam calls.

What will a person hear if I block their number? 

The person will hear one ring after which the call will be redirected to voicemail or ends right away.

But sometimes the blocked number won’t hear anything as the call will be immediately redirected to voicemail if applicable on the recipient’s phone. If there’s no voicemail, the blocked number might hear one or two rings and the call will show user busy and ends right away.

And that’s all I have on the question of the day, can a blocked number still call you and how is a blocked number still calling me on my iPhone? 

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