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Question: If you have been blocked on iMessage and you send a message,will it say "delivered"?

I have been texting someone and it says "delivered" but I haven't received any reply yet.

Does that mean I am blocked?

iPhone 7, 12

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 6:35 AM

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Jan 31, 2019 9:50 AM in response to chris35467879 In response to chris35467879

Well, again, this is a user to user support forum, so no one from Apple is here to provide an "official word". Sounds like you have tested this and you are seeing a different result. Frankly, I'm surprised that it didn't show delivered for the first message because the sender is not supposed to know that they are blocked, and that would seem like a bit of a tip-off.


However, I also just tested this by blocking myself on my husband's phone, and you are correct - it did not show as "delivered", but the next message sent moments later after I had unblocked myself. What I haven't been able to test yet is whether it behaves the same way when you are sending an SMS/MMS message. If I can test that, I will post back.


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GB

Jan 31, 2019 9:50 AM

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Jan 31, 2019 10:59 AM in response to chris35467879 In response to chris35467879

Oh, good to know. I just confirmed on an earlier post by my buddy IdrisSeabright, that you are correct. The "delivered" tag only shows for iMessages.


So, now we know. Seems a bit counterintuitive. But, since the message actually isn't delivered, it is accurate, even if it does kind of give away the "blocker"....


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GB

Jan 31, 2019 10:59 AM

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Jan 31, 2019 8:50 AM in response to KiltedTim In response to KiltedTim

Yeah but shouldn't APPLE have a definite answer on whether it says "delivered" or not if blocked?I mean sometimes it says "delivered" when blocked and some others it doesn't?I've tried searching on so many different websites and I can't find a clear answer from anybody about this.I mean shouldn't it be a standard answer?

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Jan 31, 2019 8:53 AM in response to chris35467879 In response to chris35467879

Well, APPLE is not here. This is a user to user technical support forum. However, you have received the answer from KiltedTim. The person who is blocked won't know they are blocked. That would defeat the purpose, wouldn't it? So, as KiltedTim told you, it will indicate to you that it is "delivered".


GB

Jan 31, 2019 8:53 AM

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Jan 31, 2019 9:02 AM in response to gail from maine In response to gail from maine

I thought someone might have an official answer from APPLE here.

I tried it with a friend's phone too.

I blocked my number on a friend's iPhone and sent an imessage and it was blue but never said delivered.

I then unblocked my number,sent another one and it said delivered.

Jan 31, 2019 9:02 AM

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Jan 31, 2019 9:50 AM in response to chris35467879 In response to chris35467879

Well, again, this is a user to user support forum, so no one from Apple is here to provide an "official word". Sounds like you have tested this and you are seeing a different result. Frankly, I'm surprised that it didn't show delivered for the first message because the sender is not supposed to know that they are blocked, and that would seem like a bit of a tip-off.


However, I also just tested this by blocking myself on my husband's phone, and you are correct - it did not show as "delivered", but the next message sent moments later after I had unblocked myself. What I haven't been able to test yet is whether it behaves the same way when you are sending an SMS/MMS message. If I can test that, I will post back.


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GB

Jan 31, 2019 9:50 AM

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Jan 31, 2019 10:23 AM in response to gail from maine In response to gail from maine

I just tested the thing you said about SMS out of curiosity.

I blocked my number on my friend's phone and sent an SMS and it sent as green and didn't say anything underneath.My friend never received it though.Then I sent another SMS without me being blocked and it sent as green again,didn't say anything underneath and they received it.

Jan 31, 2019 10:23 AM

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Jan 31, 2019 10:59 AM in response to chris35467879 In response to chris35467879

Oh, good to know. I just confirmed on an earlier post by my buddy IdrisSeabright, that you are correct. The "delivered" tag only shows for iMessages.


So, now we know. Seems a bit counterintuitive. But, since the message actually isn't delivered, it is accurate, even if it does kind of give away the "blocker"....


Best,


GB

Jan 31, 2019 10:59 AM

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Question: If you have been blocked on iMessage and you send a message,will it say "delivered"?