What happens when you block a number and they text you Android?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

When you block a number on your Android device and the blocked number tries to text you, several things happen. Let’s dive into the details.

1. No notification or indication: After you block a number, you won’t receive any notification or indication that a text message has been received from the blocked number. Your phone won’t ring, vibrate, or show any pop-up notification for the blocked text.

2. Text message not delivered: The text message sent by the blocked number will not be delivered to your device. It will simply disappear into the void. The blocked text won’t show up in your messaging app, and you won’t be able to access it.

3. No storage of blocked texts: Android devices do not store blocked text messages. Unlike some other platforms that may store blocked messages in a separate folder, Android simply discards them. This means that you can’t retrieve or view any blocked texts later on.

4. Blocked contact status: The blocked number will continue to appear in your contacts list, but it will be marked as blocked or have some sort of indication to remind you that it is a blocked contact. This helps you easily identify and manage your blocked contacts in the future.

5. No response from your end: Since you don’t receive the blocked text, you won’t be able to respond to it. The sender will not receive any indication that their text was blocked or that you didn’t receive it. It will appear as if the text was simply ignored.

6. Exceptions: It’s important to note that some Android devices or messaging apps may have slight variations in how they handle blocked texts. For example, some devices may have a separate blocked message folder where blocked texts are stored temporarily. However, the general behavior is that blocked texts are not delivered or stored.

Now, let’s talk about personal experiences and situations. Personally, I have blocked a few numbers on my Android phone in the past. One of the situations where blocking a number and ignoring their texts was necessary was when I received persistent unwanted messages from a telemarketing company. By blocking their number, I was able to put an end to the constant disturbance without having to engage with them or be bothered by their texts.

When you block a number on your Android device and they text you, the text message will not be delivered, stored, or notified to you in any way. It’s as if the text message never existed. Blocking a number provides you with peace of mind and allows you to effectively avoid unwanted communication from specific contacts.