How to Turn Off Message Blocking on iPhone

Alicia Santos

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Are you tired of receiving the “Message Blocking Active” error on your iPhone? This error message can be frustrating, especially if you’re trying to send important text messages.

Luckily, there’s a simple solution. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to turn off message blocking on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

First, locate and tap the Settings app on your iPhone’s home screen to open it.

Step 2: Select Messages

In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on Messages. This is where you’ll find all the settings related to your iPhone’s messaging features.

Step 3: Disable iMessage

To turn off message blocking, you need to disable iMessage temporarily. Find the iMessage option in the Messages settings and toggle it off by tapping on the switch next to it. The switch should no longer be green when it’s turned off.

Step 4: Enable Send as SMS

With iMessage turned off, find the Send as SMS option in Messages settings. Enable this option by tapping on its switch. When enabled, this feature allows your iPhone to automatically send messages as SMS when iMessage is unavailable or disabled.

Step 5: Check Your Carrier Settings

If you’re still experiencing message blocking after following the previous steps, it’s possible that your carrier has implemented additional message blocking settings. To resolve this, contact your carrier’s customer support or check their website for any specific instructions related to message blocking on their network.


  • If you’re using an iPhone with dual SIM capability, make sure to repeat these steps for both SIM cards if necessary.
  • Remember to turn iMessage back on after resolving the message blocking issue, if you prefer using iMessage for communication.

By following these steps, you should be able to turn off message blocking on your iPhone and start sending text messages without any interruptions. Remember to check your carrier’s settings if the issue persists. Enjoy uninterrupted messaging!

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