Whatsapp & Blackhole list

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Christine_K, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Christine_K macrumors newbie

    Christine_K

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    Hi guys:)

    I'm not very good at technical things, please, help me to get one moment:

    >> Are the locked numbers (Blackhole list) at Whatsapp "automatically" unlocked when smb decided to change his iPhone??

    Why I'm askin this:

    My elder sist (she lives in other country now) and me had a terrible quarrel some time ago, she offended and blocked my number everywhere (iMessage, Whatsapp and etc) :((

    But recently I've noticed that I can see her avatar and status at Whatsapp again- it looks like she unlocked my number...

    So I can't understand:
    was my number "automatically" unlocked cause my sist could change her iPhone, or she unlocked my number herself?
     
  2. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

    iThingsGurl

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    Congratulations! Your sister just unblocked you on WhatsApp. (Accept the olive branch and talk to her maybe? :))
    Blocked lists are stored on WhatsApp server, hence a change of phone will carry over the list to the new phone automatically. In short, blocked numbers will remain blocked on the new phone too.
     
  3. Christine_K thread starter macrumors newbie

    Christine_K

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    iThingsGurl, thank you so much:);)
    I understand everything bout Whatsapp black list now))

    Could you explain me the last moment, please:
    the "old" IPhone(not Whatsapp but iPhone itself) locked numbers will remain locked too(on the new iPhone)?

    P.S.: sorry for thoroughness, that is very important for me- feel like the happiest girl in the world now))) try to text her tomorrow)
     
  4. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

    iThingsGurl

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    That is right. Numbers blocked on one phone will remain blocked after you change phones and activate WhatsApp on another. WhatsApp accounts are associated with phone numbers, and not devices. Look at it this way, if you block someone on Facebook from your iPhone, they will remain blocked even when you access Facebook from your iPad.
     
  5. Christine_K thread starter macrumors newbie

    Christine_K

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    Now everything's clear:)
    Thank you for your help:))!!
     

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