I recently blocked someone, but I wanted to see if they were contacting me. I did some digging and found out that this was not possible.
I have described everything I learned and additional information regarding call blocking and getting missed calls from blocked numbers on iPhone.
How to See Missed Calls From Blocked Numbers On iPhone?
As mentioned, you can’t see missed calls from blocked contacts. Once you block them, Apple makes sure that you never see or hear from them again.
There’s no news of Apple undoing this and releasing a feature to see missed phone calls from blocked contacts any time soon.
The only thing you can do is to unblock the contact, and wait for their calls to come in. You will be able to talk to them. You can then block them once you’re done.
Or, you can unblock them and enable Do Not Disturb Mode or put your phone on silent, so it’ll be like they’re blocked, but you’ll still see their missed call history.
How Do You Unblock Numbers On Your iPhone?
To view missed calls again:
- Tap the Phone app from the home screen
- Click on the Contact list button at the bottom
- Tap the blocked contact you want to unblacklist
- Click on the info icon next to the number
- Click on the Unblock This Caller option on the new screen
- Select the Unblock Contact button to confirm the change
Here’s another method:
- Open the Settings app
- Tap Phone
- Scroll down and tap Blocked Contacts
- Swipe left on the contact that you want to unblock
Once you’re done, tap Recents on the Phone app to find out whether you got any missed calls from the particular contact/blocked number.
How to Enable Do Not Disturb Mode
Do Not Disturb Mode is useful, as you can completely mute your phone and avoid unwanted calls. It will be like blocking the person you’re having trouble with, as you won’t see incoming calls from them. That is, until you check the call history/call log.
To switch DND on:
- Open the Settings menu from the home screen
- Click on Focus
- Click on the Do Not Disturb Mode option
- Toggle the feature on
- Click on the Allow Calls From button
- Choose any numbers you want to add to your white list (you’ll still be able to receive calls from them and be notified)
How to Put Your Phone on Silent
Similar to enabling Do Not Disturb Mode, you can also put your phone on Silent. It will vibrate when notifications come in, and you’ll be able to see them on your lock screen.
You don’t have to open the Settings app, swipe left, or configure any settings to switch the feature on. You only have to move the Ring switch so that it’s orange.
What Happens When a Blocked User Tries to Call You?
When blocked callers try to contact you, they will hear one ring and immediately be sent to voicemail. However, if you’re talking about Facetime calls, things are a bit different. The user who is trying to call you will hear their phone ring – and it will keep going until it automatically gets cut.
Most people have no idea that they’ve been blocked when they try to Facetime call. It seems like the call has gone through, but the recipient didn’t answer it.
If they try to send blocked messages, their text messages will be left on Delivered on iMessage.
Answered below are some popular questions.
Can I Call Someone I Blocked?
Although a blocked contact won’t be able to get through to you, you can still call and text message them. This works for Facetiming too.
You can’t see the call log for blocked calls. Apple makes sure that you don’t know other user exists – so SMS messages, Facetimes, and regular calls from them won’t come through.
The only way to see the missed calls from a blocked caller ID would be to unblock them.
Rather than fully blocking a user, there are a few workarounds you can try, like turning DND from the Settings app on, or putting your iPhone on silent. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to ignore specific numbers. So it’ll be like they’ve been blocked when they’re not. However, you’ll still be able to see missed calls.
Hopefully you found all the points mentioned useful.