How to Unblock Someone From Xbox Live

by Andrea ReuterUpdated September 22, 2017
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Xbox Live gives you some control over your communication with other players on the online service. You can mute and unmute players at any time during online games, even if they aren't on your friend list. You can also block all communication from a player who sends you a message on Xbox Live. Initiate communication with a blocked player to take her off your block list and allow her to contact you again.

Sign in to your account on Xbox Live.

Press the guide button in the center of your Xbox controller.

Select "Friends."

Select the gamertag of the person you want to unblock from either your friend list or your list of recent players.

Send a friend request, game invite or message to the blocked player to unblock him and allow him to communicate with you on Xbox Live.


You can also contact a player through to unblock her.

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About the Author

Andrea Reuter has a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts from the New School. She has worked as a magazine writer and editor for such publications as "Diversion" magazine and "Original Logic Problems." Reuter currently writes articles about video games and consoles, board games and card games for various websites.

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