How to Block Someone on Instagram (and Unblock) + more

how to block and unblock someone on instagram

This tutorial will show you step by step how to block and unblock someone on Instagram (even if this person has blocked you).

And this tutorial will also show you how to find out if someone has blocked you and also how to find all people you blocked on Instagram.

The tutorials on this page will work for iPhone, iPad and all Android phones (e.g. Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nexus, HTC, LG, etc.).

What happens when you block someone on Instagram?

When you block people on Instagram:

How to Block People on Instagram

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Go to the profile of the person you want to block.

4. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right ( on iPhone and iPad and on Android).

instagram profile settings

5. Tap on "Block".

6. Confirm you want to block that person by tapping on "Block" or "Yes, I'm sure".

This user is now blocked.

How to Unblock People on Instagram

Method 1

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Go to the profile of the person you want to unblock.

To find users you blocked on Instagram, you can try typing their username in the search bar or you can open your "Blocked Users" list. To open this list:

4. Tap on the "Unblock" button.

unblock someone on instagram

5. Confirm you want to unblock that person by tapping on "Unblock" or "Yes, I'm sure".

This user is now unblocked.

Method 2

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Go to the profile of the person you want to unblock.

To find users you blocked on Instagram, you can try typing their username in the search bar or you can open your "Blocked Users" list. To open this list:

4. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right ( on iPhone and iPad and on Android).

instagram profile settings

5. Tap on "Unblock".

6. Confirm you want to unblock that person by tapping on "Unblock" or "Yes, I'm sure".

This user is now unblocked.

How to Block Someone on Instagram who has Blocked You

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Tap on the search icon located at the bottom.

instagram search icon

Now you will see publicly shared pictures.

4. Tap on one of the pictures you see (doesn't matter which one).

5. Tap on the comment icon located just below the photo.

instagram comment icon

6. In the comment bar, you type the username (starting with @) of the person you want to block (e.g. @easytechguides).

type instagram username in comment section of photo

Note: While typing, the user will not appear in the suggestions, because this person has blocked you, but that doesn't matter – as long as you type the username exactly (e.g. @easytechguides_nl).

7. Tap on the send button (check mark).

8. Tap on "View conversation".

view instagram conversation link

9. Tap on the (i) information icon located at the top right.

instagram conversation information

10. Tap on "Block User".

block someone on instagram who blocked you

11. Confirm you want to block that person by tapping on "Block" or "Yes, I'm sure".

This user is now blocked.

How to Unblock Someone on Instagram that has Blocked You

Method 1

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Go to your profile.

4. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right ( on iPhone and iPad and on Android).

instagram settings

5. Scroll down.

6. Tap on "Blocked users" (located under "Account").

Now you will see a list with all the users you blocked on Instagram.

7. Tap on the username of the person you want to unblock to go to that person's profile.

8. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right ( on iPhone and iPad and on Android).

instagram profile settings

9. Tap on "Unblock".

10. Confirm you want to unblock that person by tapping on "Unblock" or "Yes, I'm sure".

This user is now unblocked.

Method 2

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Tap on the search icon located at the bottom.

instagram search icon

Now you will see publicly shared pictures.

4. Tap on one of the pictures you see (doesn't matter which one).

5. Tap on the comment icon located just below the photo.

instagram comment icon

6. In the comment bar, you type the username (starting with @) of the person you want to block (e.g. @easytechguides).

type instagram username in comment section of photo

Note: While typing, the user will not appear in the suggestions, because this person has blocked you, but that doesn't matter – as long as you type the username exactly (e.g. @easytechguides_nl).

7. Tap on the send button (check mark).

8. Tap on "View conversation".

view instagram conversation link

9. Tap on the (i) information icon located at the top right.

instagram conversation information

10. Tap on "Unblock User".

unblock someone on instagram who blocked you

11. Confirm you want to unblock that person by tapping on "Unblock" or "Yes, I'm sure".

This user is now unblocked.

How to Find Out if Someone has Blocked You on Instagram

If you can't find this person's profile, photos and videos anymore, then that could be a sign that this person has blocked you.

If you want to be 99% sure that someone has blocked you, then follow the following steps:

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Tap on the search icon located at the bottom.

instagram search icon

Now you will see publicly shared pictures.

4. Tap on one of the pictures you see (doesn't matter which one).

5. Tap on the comment icon located just below the photo.

instagram comment icon

6. In the comment bar, you type the username (starting with @) of the person you think blocked you (e.g. @easytechguides).

type instagram username in comment section of photo

Note: While typing, the user will not appear in the suggestions, because this person has blocked you, but that doesn't matter – as long as you type the username exactly (e.g. @easytechguides_nl).

7. Tap on the send button (check mark).

8. Tap on "View conversation".

view instagram conversation link

9. Tap on the (i) information icon located at the top right.

instagram conversation information

If you see your own username and not the username of the person in question, then you are blocked.

It's also possible that you will see "Blocked" next to your username.

In an older version of the Instagram app, the username of the person and a "Follow" button were displayed, and when you tapped on the "Follow" button, it first jumped to "Unfollow" and then after 2 or 3 seconds it jumped back to "Follow". And that was also a sign that the person had blocked you.

How to Find all People You Blocked on Instagram

This is a good option for if you want to unblock someone on Instagram, but you can't find them and also forgot their username.

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Go to your profile.

4. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right ( on iPhone and iPad and on Android).

instagram settings

5. Scroll down.

6. Tap on "Blocked users" (located under "Account").

Now you will see a list with all the users you ever blocked on Instagram.

How to Block People on Instagram on a Computer

This tutorial will work on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Linux.

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.instagram.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Go to the profile of the person you want to block.

5. Click on the 3-dots menu icon located next to the follow/unfollow button.

block someone on instagram via computer

6. Click on "Block this user".

This user is now blocked.

To unblock, you will have to use the mobile app, because on the website you can not find the profile anymore and when you try to open the profile by using the URL of the profile (e.g. https://www.instagram.com/easytechguides/) it will say "Sorry, this page isn't available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed. Go back to Instagram.".

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