Imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings? Here’s why

It can be a lot confusing when imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings, but you shouldn’t think so much as I will explain why this is happening.

First, you shouldn’t conclude that the recipient has automatically blocked your number as it isn’t the case why this is happening. You are not alone and whereas this isn’t new but rather common, and this is why this is happening.

Why imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings?

Imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings simply because the imessage wasn’t available and this is caused when there is no active internet connection or the recipient disabled imessage on it’s iphone.

imessage doesn't say delivered but phone rings

From the above explanation you should see that one of the main reason why imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings is because there is no internet connection in the recipient phone.

Aside from that, there are other reasons and I will explain all of them to you. But you shouldn’t conclude that the recipient blocked your ID on it’s message app.

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Why would an iMessage not be delivered?

There are reasons why an imessage will not be delivered and they include the followings;

1. When imessage is unavailable

This is the number one reason why imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings or imessage will not be delivered because it is not available.

Then you have to ask yourself why imessage is not available in the recipient phone.

Please bear in mind that for the fact that the recipient is using an iphone doesn’t entirely mean the recipient is using Imessage because I’ve seen quite a number of iphone users that disabled imessage on their iphones.

Imessage not available can be caused by these;

Imessage is disabled: The recipient disabled imessage on it’s iPhone will automatically make the imessage to be unavailable, and if you send iMessage to the recipient it will never be delivered because the imessage is unavailable.

In most cases the message will be sent as sms text message.

No active internet connection: The recipient has no active internet connection and this prevents the imessage from being delivered.

Imessage being an instant messaging service requires internet connection to send and receive iMessages, and without an active internet connection imessage will never be sent or delivered. So both the sender and the recipient must have an active internet connection in order to use the imessage.

You should bear this in mind asking why imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings because it is likely thar the recipient doesn’t have an active internet connection or the imessage is disabled in the recipient iphone.

Imessage bug: This is quite rare though it does happen, when imessage start to misbehave imessages will not be delivered. Mostly this is caused by software update and clearing cache from the imessage fix this type of imessage error.

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2. Active Do not disturb mode

If do not disturb mode is enabled on a mobile phone, both calls and messages will not go through but there are cases where the user exempted calls or a particular contact from do not disturb mode.

In this type of scenario, calls will go through but messages will not.

I know that this is weird but it does happen especially when you want to receive a call from a particular contact. So if imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings, maybe the recipient added imessage to do not disturb mode.

3. You are indeed blocked

This is something that we wouldn’t want to hear but it is likely to be the problem especially if imessage will never get delivered for a particular contact even after several days and several imessages sent.

This is a strong indication that the recipient has blocked your account.

Someone can block you on it’s imessage or message app but you can still call the call using the cellular network service. But first you must confirm thar indeed the recipient has blocked your account.

To do so you have to use another apple ID to send an imessage to the recipient and check if it will be delivered. If it does then be rest assured that the recipient blocked you on it’s message app and that’s why imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings.

Am I blocked if my iMessage doesn’t say delivered?

You are not necessarily blocked if the imessage doesn’t say delivered because no active internet connection will make the imessage not be delivered or when the imessage is unavailable.

You shouldn’t be so bothered if you sent imessage doesn’t say delivered because the recipient imessage may not be available.

Where the problem lies if this continues after several days and still imessages can’t be delivered then it is a strong indication that the recipient has blocked you. But I always recommend you to confirm before coming to a conclusion that you have been blocked and that’s why your iMessages isn’t delivering.

You can use your friends apple ID to send an imessage to the recipient. If still it didn’t get delivered then the recipient imessage is not available but if it get delivered, I’m sorry the recipient indeed blocked you.

Will iPhone still ring if blocked?

Iphone will never ring if the caller is blocked, instead the caller will be redirected to voicemail or the call ends abruptly if the recipient doesn’t have a voicemail.

Please don’t expect a call ti ring if blocked on iphone and this is also applied to other mobile phones like Samsung phones, Google pixel phones, etc.

On samsung, calls will never ring instead what the caller will be seeing is number busy and this will confuse the caller into thinking the recipient is busy with other calls or on another call. But the truth is the caller is blocked by the recipient.

On iphone, if the recipient iphone has an active voicemail the caller will be redirected to the voicemail but if not, the call will end abruptly.

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Conclusion

If imessage doesn’t say delivered but phone rings you should bear in mind that the reason may be caused by the fact that the recipient imessage is unavailable, or maybe the recipient blocked you on it’s message app.

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