A friend assumed that another friend had blocked her when she realized that her Facetime calls weren’t going through, but she couldn’t tell for sure. I explained everything she needed to know about blocked Facetime calls. I hope these tips help you find out the answer too.
Can You Facetime Someone Who Blocked You?
When you try to Facetime someone that has blocked you, your call will go through and ring from your end. However, the person on the other end won’t know that you’re trying to reach them, and their phone won’t register the call.
You might assume that you’ve been blocked if your Facetime calls don’t get answered. However, this isn’t always the case. Your friend’s phone may not have a stable internet connection, or they may simply be away. They should see a missed call notification and be able to call you back.
On the contrary, there won’t be a missed call notification when you try to Facetime call another iOS device when you’re blocked.
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How Can You Tell If Someone Has Blocked Your Number?
There are a couple of signs to look out for, like your Facetime not getting answered, iMessages being left on Delivered, and normal phone calls only registering one ring before they are sent to voicemail.
Overall, it’s hard to know for sure if your mobile number has been blocked. However, you can make things easier by asking a friend to contact the person you think has blacklisted your number. They won’t face any of the above problems, while you would.
How Do You Know if Someone is Ignoring Your Facetimes?
What do you mean when you say that someone is ignoring your Facetime calls? If you want to know whether they cut the line, the moment they decline, the operator will say they’re unavailable.
However, if you think they purposely let your calls ring and don’t answer, it gets trickier. Just like checking whether you have been blocked, a good test would be to ask a friend or family member to try and get through.
What Does the “Facetime Unavailable” Error Message Mean?
The unavailable error message used to mean that the caller ID you were trying to reach didn’t support Facetime. Until 2021, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users couldn’t FaceTime Androids.
However, this is no longer an issue, as Androids are now supported. So if you’re seeing the error, you probably don’t have a reliable network connection. Switch from your WiFi to cellular data and see if this helps.
Also, double-check whether the Facetime feature is switched on. You may have had it disabled all this time and weren’t aware.
Here’s what you do:
- Open the Settings app from the home screen
- Go to FaceTime
- Tap on the Use With Apple ID option
- Sign in with your Apple ID, and check whether you have luck calling now
Can You Be Blocked Just On FaceTime?
No, you can’t be blocked just on Facetime. Whenever someone blocks you, you also get blocked on normal calls, text messages, and iMessage.
However, you can still get through to them on third-party apps, like Discord. That is unless they have your contact blocked too.
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What Happens When You Block a Number On Your iPhone?
The moment you block a number, this will prevent you from seeing the texts they’ve sent, and any call history. You won’t be able to receive calls or texts from them either.
If they try to Facetime you, they won’t know that they’ve been blocked. The call will keep ringing until the blocked caller stops and quits attempting to get in touch.
The only way you can speak to them would be by unblocking them, or by using a third-party app like Discord or Facebook Messenger.
Even if you’re a blocked caller, your Facetime calls will ring. However, the person you’re trying to contact won’t hear your Facetime ring and answer it – the call won’t go through from their end.
You can tell whether you’re using a blocked number if your Facetime rings a number of times, your iMessages are left on delivered, and you go to voicemail after one ring when you call normally.
You might assume you’ve been blocked if your Facetime calls ring non-stop, but this could also mean that the other person has a bad network situation. This would also explain all the blocked text signs.