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All Methods: How To Unblock People On Xbox?

This guide will teach you how to unblock people on Xbox through the console or using the Xbox app on your phone or a PC.

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It may be the case that you accidentally blocked a friend’s profile on your Xbox and do not know how to unblock people on Xbox. I tested the process on different mediums, such as Xbox mobile and PC app, and the Xbox console, to unblock a player on my Xbox profile.

Key Takeaways
  • Unblocking a person on Xbox using the console or the Xbox app installed on your smartphone or computer.
  • Once you have blocked a player, you won’t be able to share Xbox features with them, like multiplayer gaming, voice chats, and Xbox party.
  • After unblocking a player, you have to send a new friend request to the player to add them to your Xbox friends list.
Methods Difficulty Rating

Xbox Console
Rated: 4/10

Xbox Mobile App
Rated: 3/10

Xbox PC App
Rated: 4/10

Note: After unblocking your friend on Xbox, you can play in multiplayer mode and create voice chats and parties together.

Xbox Console

I quickly unblocked a fellow Xbox player using the Friends section. Head to the Profile And System section to view all the people you have blocked on your profile.

Via The Friends Menu

Search for the gamertag and unblock using the following steps:

  1. Open Friends Section: Access the side menu on your console > Head to the Friends tab > Find Someone.
    Find Someone
    Choose Find Someone (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Unblock The Player: Enter the player tag of the person and wait for the search results > Select their profile once it shows up > Unblock.
    Unblock Player
    Unblock Player (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Via The Profile And System Menu

Here is the complete method to unblock a player on your Xbox console:

  1. Select Gamer Profile: Navigate To Homescreen > Press the Guide button on your controller > Profile And System > Choose your Xbox gamer profile.
    Profile And System
    Head To Profile And System (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Open Profile Options: Select My Profile to view your activity and friends list.
    My Profile
    Get To My Profile (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Select Following Tab: Open the Social > Highlight Following in the left pane > Click on the drop-down menu that says Everything.
    Social Section
    Open Social Section (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  4. View Blocked List: Select Blocked to view a list of blocked people on your profile > Navigate to the name of the player you want to unblock > Click on their profile.
    Block List
    Xbox Block List (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  5. Unblock The Profile: Select More > Proceed with Unblock.
    Unblock Player
    Unblock Player (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Xbox Mobile App

To avoid the hassle of tuning on your Xbox console and setting up everything, you can remove a person from your blocked list using the Xbox app on your smartphone. I found the interface pretty easy to use and navigate. Proceed with this method once you have installed the mobile app.

  1. Search For The Profile: Launch the Xbox app > Tap the Search icon > Type the player’s profile name > Select the profile once it shows up.
    Search The Person
    Search The Person (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Unblock In Xbox App: Press the Three-Dot option in their profile > Unblock.
    Three Dot Menu
    Unblock From Three Dot Menu (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Xbox PC App

The Xbox PC App is a convenient way to sort out the friends list if your console is not working for some reason or if you are away from it but wish to modify the settings. Carefully follow these instructions to unblock a profile.

  1. Access Community: Open the Xbox app > Pick Community in the left menu.
    Select Community (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Unblock A Friend: Again, search for the person using their profile name in the search bar > Go to their profile > More > Unblock.
    Unblock Player
    Choose Unblock Player From Drop-Down (Image By Tech4Gamers)

What Happens If You Unblock Someone On Xbox?

After you unblock a player on your Xbox profile, you can:

  • Play with them in multiplayer mode.
  • Invite them to chats or party.
  • View their online status or game achievements.
Note: If you block or unblock someone on Xbox, they will not receive any notification about it.

Final Words

After unblocking people on Xbox using the ways mentioned above, I could seamlessly connect to them, although I had to add them again to the friend list by sending a new friend request. Once added, all the multiplayer and voice chat features worked smoothly.


Can Someone See I Blocked Them On Xbox?

The person will not receive any notification or alert that you have blocked them.

How Do I Unblock Someone On Xbox Console?

Go to the Profile And System menu and access the Blocked player list on your screen. Click on individual profiles to unblock them.

How Do I Unblock Someone On Xbox App?

Search for the gamertag and unblock them with a menu on their profile when using the Xbox app.

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