It’s heartbreaking when you want to send a text message and see “message blocking is active” or “free msg unable to send message “message blocking is active” on your device. A lot of people prefer to send a message than putting a call through to convey important messages when they are in the midst of an assignment or where they can’t talk, or there is a restriction to talk.
Free msg unable to send message “message blocking is active” is mostly recorded on T-mobile. And from what we have seen so far, T-mobile users are the main complainant follow bu some iPhone users. However, this isn’t common on Android. But, it does occur on Android sometimes.
However, to reduce the gap between the T-mobile user and the”Message blocking is active” on T-mobile, we compiled this guide on what to do to fix the constant error.
We will state all the steps that must be followed to get rid of “free msg unable to send message “message blocking is active” on T-mobile carrier. iPhone users are not left out. A similar attempt can be taken to fix the “blocking message is active” on your iPhone.
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What Does Message Blocking is Active Mean?
Message blocking is active means that the recipient has been blocked on your phone from receiving messages from you, or your contact has been blocked on the other phone so that your messages will be rejected bu the network carrier.
You will remain blocked from sending messages or receiving messages from your carrier if the contact is blocked on your phone or on the sender’s phone carrier.
To unlock yourself from this career, you must contact the recipient from the other end to unblock yourself since there is no way to maneuver your way into unblocking yourself and make sending message block inactive.
If we take a look at this from the other end, the recipient might not have blocked you, but you do not have enough call cards or free messages on your carrier account to send messages on your phone.
Check Whether you are Blocking the Contact from Receiving Messages
Before you conclude that the error message “free msg unable to send message “message blocking is active” that appears immediately after you sent a message and the message was not delivered, you should check whether you are blocking the contact from your network carrier via your message settings.
If you don’t know how to check blocked contact on your phone message, follow mu lead below. However, the approach may be different due to phone configuration. And don’t forget that this is not necessary if you are sure that the recipient truly blocked you from sending messages to his or her contact.
- Open your phone message app. This is not applicable to iMessage on your iPhone.
- Tap on the “three dots” that is located opposite the “search conversation.”
- Tap “Spam & Blocked” from the menu that appears.
- Tap on the three dots to the top right and select “Blocked contacts.”
- You will see all the list of blocked contact s on your phone.
If the contact you want to send the message to that is responding “free msg unable to send message “message blocking is active” is there, tap on the “X” button to remove it from the blocked list and resend the message.
How to Fix “Free MSG Unable to Send Message “Message Blocking is Active”
We cannot tell which of the tricks will fix the “Message blocking is active” on your network carrier (T-Mobile). Therefore, attempt all the fixes to clear the error.
1. Restart your Phone
Most times, you don’t need to do much to fix most errors on your phone. A minor approach, such as restarting your phone, can fix what seems to be huge. Therefore, the first attempt to take to fix “free msg unable to send message “message blocking is active” is to restart the device.
It depends on your phone. But, mostly, to restart the Android phone, you only need to press the “Power” button for a few seconds for the option to restart or switch off the phone to come up.
Now, after you have restarted your phone, navigate back to your phone message app and resend the message to the recipient. If it returns “free msg unable to send message “message blocking is active,” please try the next approach to fix it.
2. Check your Network Coverage
In the world of 5G, you might have problems sending messages using “Edge” or 2G. Therefore, you might want to check to see if there is a network available on your phone. To do this; swipe down the notification tray and tap “Airplane mode” to enable it and turn it off after some seconds. Wait for some seconds to see if the network indicator shows that there is a network on the device or not.
3. Force to Stop the “Message” app
The messaging app on your phone is a preinstalled app. So, you cannot remove or uninstall it from the device even with a 3rd party message app on the device.
However, if the messaging app is misbehaving bu showing “free msg unable to send message, “message blocking is active,” forcing the app to stop could fix the error.
- Swipe down the notification tray or go to your app menu to tap on “Settings.”
- Tap “Apps” or “Applications” or Apps Manager.”
- Scroll down and tap the “Message” app icon.
- Tap “Force Stop.”
- Tap “Force Stop” from the popup.
Now, restart the device to restore the messaging app back to normal. This should solve the message blocking error.
4. Clear the Message App Caches
When your phone stores too many caches, it can affect how the app or phone functions. However, your phone is designed in such a way that you can easily clear these caches to create space for new caches.
- Swipe down the notification tray and tap the “Cogwheel” settings icon.
- Scroll down to “Apps” or Applications” and tap on it.
- Scroll down to “M” and tap “Messages.”
- Tap “Storage” to go to stored “Caches” and “Data.”
- Tap on “Clear Caches.”
Now, navigate back to the messaging app, send a message to the contact, and see if the blocking error has been cleared or no longer active.
5. Check for OS Update
If the “message blocking is active” is as a result of the device OS that is outdated, you will need to upgrade the OS to a new release to fix. Sometimes, this upgrade comes with a security patch and other features. To confirm whether the update brings fixes to the “Message blocking is active,” read through the features of the new update that is available.
- Go to your phone settings.
- Scroll down and tap “System.”
- Tap “software update.”
- Tap”Check for updates.”
In most cases, when a new OS update is available, you will be notified and asked to download and install, download later or cancel the download.
6. Check your Message Centre Number
If you are using a wrong message center number, you will not be able to send and receive messages on your phone. B default, your network carrier will set your center number. However, if someone else has altered it, you will not be able to send or receive messages from your network carrier (T-Mobile).
Here is how to check your message center number.
- Open your phone message app.
- Tap on the menu option (3 dots) to the top right.
- Tap “Settings” from the options that appear.
- Tap “Message center.”
- Compare the center number with your network carrier center number to see if it’s the same.
If you are using a dual SIM phone, select the SIM with “free msg unable to send message “message blocking is active” error to confirm the center number.
7. Allow Premium Access
Message blocking is active means that you cannot send messages properly on your phone. And we have come to realize that “premium access” is disallowed on some of the T-Mobile with free msg unable to send message “message blocking is active. Therefore, we will walk you through how to enable or allow premium access in your messaging app.
- Swipe down the notification tray and tap on the “Settings” cogwheel.
- Tap “Apps” or “Applications manager,” depending on your configurations.
- Tap the more menu option to the top right and select “Special Access.”
- Tap “Premium SMS access” under “Special Access.”
- Tap “Messages” from the list of apps available.
- Select” Ask” from the popup.
This should fix the error right away. Kindly confirm if the error still persists.
8. Contact your Network Provider
The only option you have left if none of the above fixes fixed the “Message blocking is active” on your T-mobile or iPhone. You should contact your network carrier customer care on how to solve the issue.