Did you receive a notification on your phone saying “Message Blocking Is Active” while trying to send a text? If so, then you are not alone. Multiple people all around the world have been getting this notification on their phones, but no one has really figured out why. This article aims to provide some insight into what message blocking is and how it works, in order to help users fix the problem if they so desire.
- 1 What Does Message Blocking Is Active Mean?
- 2 Is Messaging Services Enabled On Your Account?
- 3 Do You Have A Old Phone?
- 4 How Do I Know If Someone Blocked Me From Text Messaging On Their Phone?
- 5 What Do You Do If Someone Blocked You From Text Messaging On Your Phone?
- 6 Check If The Number Or Email Address Is Correct
- 7 Check If Coverage Is Available In Your Area
- 8 Confirm That Your Phone Number Is Active
- 9 Try To Send Plain Text Instead
- 10 Try Calling The Number In Question
- 11 Is Messaging Services Enabled On Your Account?
- 12 Confirm The Country Code For International Texts
- 13 Power Cycle Or Soft Reset Your Phone And Remove The SIM Card
- 14 Final Verdict:
What Does Message Blocking Is Active Mean?
“message blocking is active” means that you’ve opted out of text message forwarding, meaning that only people who are saved into your phone as contacts (and not blocked) can send you texts.
Basic troubleshooting steps:
– First and most important, check your phone and see if the person who is currently having trouble sending you texts is blocked. If they are blocked, unblock them and then attempt to send a text message again.
– Second, check to see if the person sending you texts is saved into your phone as a contact. If they are not saved as a contact, have them send you a text from their phone and then save that number as a contact on your phone. Then attempt to send a text again.
– Third, if this message blocking issue is persistent and you cannot seem to get rid of the notification, it’s possible that there is an issue with your phone carrier. You should contact them for more precise instructions on how to fix the problem.
Is Messaging Services Enabled On Your Account?
Another common reason people get a notification saying “Message Blocking Is Active” is because their phone carrier has enabled messaging services on their account. Messaging services mean that to send texts, you have to have enough credit in your account. If this happens, there isn’t much you can do from your end other than adding more credit or change carriers. However, if the problem persists even after adding more credit to your account, contact your carrier for further assistance.
Do You Have A Old Phone?
If all else fails and you cannot seem to figure out why you’re getting a notification saying “Message Blocking Is Active” when trying to text someone, it’s possible that you currently have a very old phone model. This is because the “Message Blocking Is Active” notification only occurs on a version of Android older than 4.2, Jellybean. If this is your current phone model, you can upgrade your software to Lollipop (5.0) and the message blocking issue will be resolved!
How Do I Know If Someone Blocked Me From Text Messaging On Their Phone?
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to find out if someone blocked you from their phone. If you have been blocked by a contact, your only option will be to call them or try sending an email.
What Do You Do If Someone Blocked You From Text Messaging On Your Phone?
If this happens and you cannot seem to figure out why simply change your number because it’s a dead-end trying to figure out why people are blocking you. If the person who blocked you shared a lot of personal information with you that would cause trouble for them if they shared it with others, then don’t share that information publicly as well. Respect the privacy of others and move on!
Check If The Number Or Email Address Is Correct
If you get a notification saying “Message Blocking Is Active”, check the number or email address that is being blocked. Sometimes it’s not your number that’s being blocked, but an old number that someone had associated with you. If the person who is supposed to be blocking you has a new phone but still uses the same carrier and email address, then this is a similar case where the wrong email address or phone number will be blocked. If this happens, contact them directly to find out if they have changed their number or email address so you can correctly communicate again!
Check If Coverage Is Available In Your Area
If you’re in a location with bad reception (for example, an area where the ground is surrounded by mountains and there’s no cell tower nearby), your texts may be blocked because of it. To ensure that this is not the case, try sending a text when you are in a different location to see if the message goes through correctly.
Confirm That Your Phone Number Is Active
If you’ve just changed your phone number, it’s possible that the new number hasn’t been activated on your account yet. You can check to see if this is the case by going to your messaging settings and seeing if there is a new “Message Blocking” option. If so, contact your carrier for assistance with activating the new number.
Try To Send Plain Text Instead
If you are trying to send an image or other type of file as an attachment to another user, your texts may be blocked. Try sending a pure text message without any attached files in order to see if this resolves the issue.
Try Calling The Number In Question
If you still cannot seem to send a text message to someone on your contact list, try calling the number first and seeing if it goes through. This way, you can confirm that the phone number is active and clear any issues with voice messages on your end. If the phone call fails as well, then there may be an issue with their carrier – try calling them back on a different phone.
Is Messaging Services Enabled On Your Account?
If you’re trying to send a message to someone via SMS and they do not appear in your contact list, then it’s possible that messaging services (also known as “SMS Forwarding”) are not enabled on your account. Contact your carrier to check and turn on this option if it isn’t already.
Confirm The Country Code For International Texts
Check to see if the number you’re trying to send a text message to is using the correct international country code for where they are located. For example, if someone calls or texts from Canada but their number does not have “1” as an identifier before it, then there might be some confusion as to what number you should send a text to.
Power Cycle Or Soft Reset Your Phone And Remove The SIM Card
If you are still unable to send a text after trying all of the other alternatives, try restarting your phone and removing the SIM card. This will effectively “power cycle” your phone so that it can refresh any software or hardware issues that may be preventing you from sending texts.
There could be a few different reasons why you might not be able to send text messages, and it’s important to try each one because they all require separate solutions. By following the steps in this article, you should be able to successfully send texts again!
Thank you for reading! What do you think? Have any of these solutions worked for you? Let us know in the comments.