How to Recover Blocked Messages on iPhone

How to retrieve blocked messages from iPhone? This post will tell you with details. Check it to see the easy way of recovering iPhone message, whatever have a backup or not.

By Thea Lewis | Posted on: Nov. 28, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 11, 2019

A user from Apple communities asked a question “How do you retrieve blocked texts on an iPhone 5?” He or She is not the first and the last to ask such a question. Lots of iPhone users looking for a method to recover blocked messages on iPhone after they regret blocking someone or just wonder what kind of messages the blocked one might send them. Then, how to retrieve blocked messages from iPhone?

Part 1. Is It Possible to Retrieve Blocked Messages

First of all, let’s talk about the possibility to retrieve blocked text messages on iPhone. The answer is NOT. Why? Once you block someone, you won’t receive any messages and phone calls from this number. Unlike some Android phones, there wasn’t a so-called blocked folder existed on your iPhone to data recovery. Just like another user commented that “Obviously they don’t a very good job of blocking texts if you still receive them.”

So, some data recovery software advocating they can help you get back blocked messages from iPhone, that is just a tempting chance but indeed useless. It’s a pity that there is no way to retrieve blocked messages on iPhone. But, if you want to retrieve deleted text message from someone before they are blocked, then Part 3 can help you make it.

Part 2. How to Unlock Someone on Your Contact List

If you want to receive messages from a blocked number, you can unblock it from your contact list. Here is how to do:

Step 1 Go to Settings. Scroll down and find Phone icon.

Unlock Text Messages on iPhone - Step 1

Unlock Text Messages on iPhone – Step 1

Step 2 Select Call Blocking & Identification. Then you’ll see a list of the blocked contact list.

Unlock Text Messages on iPhone - Step 2

Unlock Text Messages on iPhone – Step 2

Step 3 Tap on Edit or just swipe to left, unblock it. After that, you can receive messages from that number again.

Unlock Text Messages on iPhone - Step 3

Unlock Text Messages on iPhone – Step 3

Part 3. How to Retrieve Deleted Messages on iPhone

If you want to retrieve deleted text message before blocking, or just want to retrieve deleted text messages, iMessage or WhatsApp messages, you can make use of some best iPhone data recovery software to make it with ease, even without any backup. Below are some tutorials tell you how to retrieve deleted messages on iPhone, you can choose one to follow based on your conditions:

1. Pretty sure have made a backup before and the backup contains the deleted text messages. Plus, there is no worry about data loss and iPhone reset. Then, you can follow:

Recover Deleted Messages/iMessage from iTunes Backup >

Recover Deleted Messages/iMessage from iCloud Backup >

2. Have a backup but don’t want to replace existing iPhone content, or just want to recover only specific messages from backup. Meanwhile, if you’re not sure whether the backup contains the deleted data or not, you can follow:

Recover Only Wanted Messages from iTunes Backup without Data Loss >

Recover Only Wanted Messages from iCloud Backup without Resetting >

3. Didn’t make a backup before, then you can follow:

How to Retrieve Deleted Messages from iPhone without Backup >

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The Bottom Line

In a word, there is no way to retrieve blocked messages from iPhone. If you don’t want to miss some messages, you don’t have to block them. If you just don’t want to see someone’s texts for a while, you can ignore it. Hope this post is helpful to you. If you really miss the person, then I suggest you that you can ask the person to allow you to check those messages on his or her phone, it’s silly, but it does work.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.