Why am i still getting texts from a blocked number? Explained

Last Updated on September 13, 2022 by Kennedy

Wondering why you’re still getting texts from a blocked number on your android phone or iPhone, I will explain that to you but first, I would like you to know that this often happens especially if you’re using an android phone.

By default, once a contact or a phone number is blocked on a given phone, the number will no longer be able to send a text message to the other person, but it can be quite confusing when reverse is the case. 

This brings about the question of the day. 

why am i still getting texts from a blocked number

Why am i still getting texts from a blocked number? 

This will occur if you switch your number to another phone or only blocked the contact on the phone app. 

Again, a bug in the phone app will also make your phone to receive text messages from blocked phone numbers.


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Now let me explain one after the other the reason why you are still getting messages from a blocked number on your iPhone or android phone.

1. Switching sim number to another phone

One of the reasons for still getting messages from a blocked number is because of switching sim numbers to another phone.

Let me explain this to you. 

If you block someone on your phone, kindly note that this is not applied to your cellular network service, sim card or the sim number but rather your phone only. 

If you block Contact A on your phone, and later on switch your sim card to another phone, blocked Contact A will be able to send a text message to you because you have switched your sim card from the phone which you used to block Contact A to another phone.

If you also block Contact A on the other phone, Contact A will no longer be able to send a text message to your phone. I’m saying this to let you know that blocking a contact will only occur in the phone and the sim number or the carrier network.


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2. The contact was blocked only on phone app 

This is applied to android phones especially if you’re using a Samsung phone. If you block someone or probably a contact on your samsung galaxy phone or call app, the contact won’t be blocked on the message app.

However, this is very much different on iPhone because on iPhone, if you block someone on the phone you have automatically block the person from sending text messages and even facetime calls as well. 

But that is different on android phone especially on samsung. If you only block someone on the phone app but didn’t block the person on the message app, the person will still be able to send text messages to your phone. 

Again, if you block someone on the message app but didn’t block the person on the phone app, bear in mind that the person can still call your number. This means that to block someone entirely on your android phone, you will have to block the number on your message app and the phone app as well.

If you’re using an android phone, this may be the reason why you’re still getting texts from a blocked number on your android phone.

3. Software issue

Software issue can make you receive text messages from a blocked number and this is quite common on iPhones. To fix this problem you simply need to upgrade your phone or factory reset your phone. 

On iPhone, I find out that there is an occasion whereby you blocked a contact on your iPhone but truly the contact is not blocked. All you have to do is unblock the contact and block the contact once again on your iPhone. 

This time the contact will be blocked and will not be able to send text messages to your phone. 

Why am I still getting Imessages from a blocked number iPhone?

This is caused by an issue or an iMessage bug making blocked contact to be able to send iMessages to your iPhone. 

You don’t need to reset your iPhone but rather locate the blocked contact and unblock the contact on your iPhone. After you have unblocked the contact, go ahead and block the contact for the second time. 

This time the contact will be blocked on your iPhone and won’t be able to send iMessages to you.

Why am I still getting text messages from a blocked number Samsung?

On Samsung, you have to block a contact on both the phone app and the message app in order to prevent contact from sending a text messages to your phone. 

Once you block someone on your message app there’s no way the person will be able to send text messages to your Samsung phone. If after you block someone on both the message app and the phone still the blocked contact send text messages to your samsung phone, kindly clear data  and cache on the message app.

why am i still getting texts from a blocked number

Do blocked numbers know they are blocked?

The answer is yes. Blocked numbers will know that they have been blocked if a sent text message never showed delivered especially on multiple occasions.

One of the ways to know you have been blocked by a recipient is when a text message never showed delivered and this is applied to android and iPhone. Even though there are others ways but this is the first and foremost especially on different and multiple occasions. 

So definitely a blocked number will find out that a recipient has blocked his number on android or iPhone.

If someone blocked me will they still get my texts? 

If someone blocked you they won’t be able to receive your texts until they unblock you on their phone. 

Lastly before I go, why am i still getting texts from a blocked number? This will occur if you switch your number to another phone or only blocked the contact on the phone app.  

 

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