How to Listen to Blocked Voicemails on iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide


Michael Collins

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve missed an important voicemail because your iPhone has blocked the number? Fret not, because there is a way to listen to blocked voicemails on your iPhone.

Step by Step Tutorial on How to Listen to Blocked Voicemails on iPhone

Before we dive into the steps, let’s understand what we’re trying to achieve here. Blocked numbers can still leave voicemails, but they won’t show up in the regular voicemail list. We’ll be accessing a hidden section of the voicemail system to retrieve these messages.

Step 1: Open the Phone App

Open the Phone app on your iPhone.

The Phone app is usually located on the bottom dock of the home screen. It’s the one with the green icon and a white phone handset.

Step 2: Tap on Voicemail

Tap on the Voicemail tab located at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Once you’re in the Voicemail section, you’ll usually see a list of voicemails from numbers that are not blocked.

Step 3: Scroll to the Bottom

Scroll to the bottom of the voicemail list.

At the bottom, you may see a section labeled "Blocked Messages" which is where you’ll find voicemails from numbers that you’ve blocked.

Step 4: Tap on Blocked Messages

Tap on the "Blocked Messages" tab to access the blocked voicemails.

Here, you can listen to any voicemails that were left by blocked numbers.

After completing these steps, you should be able to listen to any voicemails that were left by numbers you have previously blocked on your iPhone.

Tips for Listening to Blocked Voicemails on iPhone

  • Make sure your iPhone is updated to the latest iOS version to ensure all features are functioning correctly.
  • If you don’t see the "Blocked Messages" section, try restarting your phone and checking again.
  • Remember that voicemails from blocked numbers will not give you a notification, so check the Blocked Messages section periodically.
  • If you decide to unblock the number, the voicemails will move to your regular voicemail list.
  • You can delete blocked voicemails if you don’t want them taking up space in your voicemail box.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get notifications for blocked voicemails?

No, blocked voicemails do not trigger notifications. You will need to manually check the Blocked Messages section.

Will the blocked caller know I listened to their voicemail?

No, the caller will not be notified if you listen to their voicemail.

How can I block a number from leaving voicemails?

To prevent a number from leaving voicemails, you need to block the number on your iPhone.

Can I unblock a number and still keep the voicemails?

Yes, if you unblock the number, the voicemails will remain in the Blocked Messages section until you delete them.

Is there a limit to how many blocked voicemails I can have?

There is no specific limit to the number of blocked voicemails, but your voicemail box does have a storage limit.


  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap on the Voicemail tab.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list.
  4. Tap on Blocked Messages.


Listening to blocked voicemails on an iPhone may seem tricky, but it’s quite a straightforward process once you know where to look. Whether it’s a number you’ve blocked by mistake or you’re curious about a voicemail left by a blocked contact, following the steps outlined in this article will get you access to those hidden messages. Just remember to check the Blocked Messages section periodically, as you won’t receive notifications for these voicemails. With these tips and the FAQ section, you should be well-equipped to manage your voicemails effectively. Happy listening, and don’t let those blocked numbers keep you from staying informed!