Accidents happen all the time, hence aptly named ‘accident,’ meaning non-intentional. You may accidentally drop your steaming cup of coffee, bump into someone, or, just like the topic says, block an unknown person on your iPhone.
Now, there are two ways how this story can move forward.
The first way, on a lighter note, is you block someone because you don’t know the person, haven’t met them in person, or their contact is not saved on your iPhone, only to later find out that it was a friend of yours who changed their contact number and were pranking you by sending freaky text messages.
On a serious note, the second way is to block someone because the other person is crossing the privacy line, sending creepy texts, blackmailing you, demanding illegal money, and more such criminal acts.
Solving the first issue is straightforward. Unblock the contact, and you are back in connection with your old buddy. But, for the second issue, you will need to unblock them for evidence/proof of cybercrime.
But the question is, how to unblock?
Not to worry, when I’m here. The unblocking process is easy to understand and easier to implement.
So, go through the steps once, and then follow them in the same order as given. The FAQs at the end will help you with any doubts you have.
How to See Blocked Messages On iPhone
Before we actually get into the nit and grit of how to see blocked messages on the iPhone, I would like to clear one misconception you may have.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but whether intentional or unintentional, once you block a contact and during the blocked period, if the contact sends any type of message, your phone will not receive it; meaning there is no chance whatsoever to view or retrieve those messages in the blocked time frame.
The only way to regain contact and receive text messages is only once you have unblocked the contact. After that, regular sending and receiving of text messages can be carried out.
Thus, the steps below are for the unblocking procedure and are unrelated to the impossible to see messages from blocked contact(s).
Step 1: You must be familiar with the ‘settings’ options on your iPhone. So please visit it.
Step 2: Among the many familiar icons, you will notice a green-colored phone icon labeled ‘phone.’ Click on that.
Step 3: On clicking the phone icon, the screen will display options under it. Select the ‘call blocking and identification’ option.
Step 4: A contact list will appear showing all the contacts you have blocked up until then.
Now, two ways to go ahead with the unblocking.
One. on the top right corner of your screen, an ‘edit’ option is available. Tap it, and a red-colored box displaying ‘unblock’ will appear beside each of the contacts.
Two. Swipe left on the contact you wish to unblock. A red-colored box displaying ‘unblock’ will appear beside each of the contacts.
Continuation of one. Click on the individual or multiple contacts (s) you wish to unblock, and the contact(s) will be added back to your original contact list for text messaging.
Continuation of two. Click on the ‘unblock,’ and the contact will be added back to your original contact list for text messaging.
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The only step back for option two is, multiple unblocking can be time-consuming since you will have to swipe each contact, which is not the case in the edit selecting method. If you have a lot of time on your hands and there is no hurry, then you may choose the second option without any hesitation.
Like I mentioned earlier, accidents are bound to happen. Intentional or not, what has happened has happened.
So do not be disheartened that there is no method invented yet on how to see messages from blocked numbers on iPhone or how to see previously blocked text messages on iPhone.
Technology is a vast field, and each day we get closer to the impossible. Hopefully, the advancements in tech development will get you the answers you are looking for shortly.