How to Check If A Text Message Was Delivered On Mobile?

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We’ve all been there: You sent a text message but never received a response. It can be incredibly frustrating, especially if it’s something important. So, how do you know if a text message was delivered?

Thanks to modern technology, it’s now easier than ever to tell whether or not a text message was delivered. Most phones have a feature called “Read Receipts” or “Send Read Receipts,” which will let you know when someone has received your text message. However, it may be up to the other person whether or not they enable this feature.

To use this feature on an iPhone, go to the Messages app and navigate to Settings. You should see an option for reading Receipts. If you toggle this switch on, your contacts will be able to tell when you’ve read their messages. Conversely, if you turn off this switch, your contacts won’t receive any notifications about when you’ve read their messages.

On Android devices, the feature may be labeled as “Send Read Receipts” or “Request Receipt.” To enable it on an Android device, go into your Messages app and look for one of these options in the settings menu. Once enabled, your contacts will be able to tell when you have read their messages.

Once enabled, you should see a “delivered” notification under each of your sent messages that have been received by the recipient. If you don’t see that “delivered” notification under one of your texts then it could mean that person has blocked you or is not connected to a network at the time of sending the message.

It’s important to remember that even though you can tell if someone has received and read your texts using these features, they might still choose not to reply back for whatever reason they might have – so don’t take it personally! Texting can be tricky at times but understanding how these features work can help make texting a bit less stressful for everyone involved!

Determining If a Text Has Been Received and Read

Once you have enabled Read Receipts or Request Receipts, you can tell if a text has been received and read by the other person. Generally, when a text message is sent to someone, a small checkmark icon appears next to the message in your conversation view. When the other person reads the message, two checkmarks will appear instead of one. If your phone does not have this feature enabled, then you will not be able to tell if the message has been read.

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Does a Text Message Say ‘Deliver’ if Blocked?

No, if a person has blocked you, then you will not receive a “delivered” notification for any text messages that you send. This is because the message does not actually reach the other person’s phone. If it had been delivered successfully, then you would have seen the “delivered” status under the message.

Determining If a Text Message Has Been Read on an iPhone

To tell if your text was read on your iPhone, go to Settings > Messages and turn on the Send Read Receipts switch. With this feature enabled, a small Read note will appear in the other person’s text when you view it, indicating the time you read the message. If the Read note doesn’t appear, then your message has not yet been viewed by the other person.

Signs That Someone Has Not Read Your Text

If someone has not read your text, you will not be able to tell unless they have enabled read receipts. Read receipts are a feature that allows you to see when someone has read your message. However, this feature must be supported by both the messaging app and your carrier in order for it to work. If they do not have read receipts enabled, then you will not be able to tell if they have read your message or not.

What Does a Text Message Look Like When Someone Has Blocked You?

When someone has blocked you, your text messages will appear to them as a green bubble. This means that the message was sent through SMS instead of iMessage. The sender will not receive any notifications, and the message won’t be delivered to the recipient. The recipient might still see the sender’s name and phone number, but they won’t be able to access the message itself. If you’re trying to contact someone who has blocked you, they won’t receive your message and it won’t even appear in their conversation list.


In conclusion, text messages can be a great way to stay in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. However, it is important to remember that there are read receipts and other features that may let you know if someone has blocked you or is not responding to your messages. It is important to be mindful of these features when sending text messages so that you can maintain open communication with the people you care about.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.