How to Enable/Disable Individual Read Receipt in iOS 10 Messages App on iPhone

The option to enable/disable individual Read Receipts in Messages app in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad has made iMessaging more user-friendly than ever before.

One of the biggest selling points of iOS 10 is the much-improved Messages app. With plenty of amazing features like bubble effects, digital touch, it has been smartly primed to enhance your iMessaging experience.

Among so many gorgeous features that the Messages app has come with, the ability to enable/disable individual Read Receipt has caught my attention more than anything else.

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How to Enable-Disable Individual Read Receipt in iOS 10 Messages App

When Read Receipt is turned on, people are notified when you have read their messages. Though it’s very helpful as it lets the sender of the message know that his/her message has been read, quite a few people– including me don’t find it always so convenient due to some personal reasons.

Fortunately, iOS 10 has solved this embarrassing problem by allowing users to turn on/off individual read receipts on their iPhone and iPad. Here is how it works:

How to Enable/Disable Individual Read Receipts in Messages App in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iPhone or iPad.

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Step #2. Next up, you have to tap on the contact. (If you have not communicated with the person yet, then you need to send an iMessage to him as usual.)

Open Messages App and Tap on Contact

Step#3. Now, you will have to tap on the “i” from the top right corner.

Tap on i Icon in Messages App on iPhone in iOS 10

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Step #4. Finally, Turn OFF the switch next to Send Read Receipts.

Turn Off Individual Read Receipt in iOS 10 on iPhone

That’s it!

At any time, if you want to disable read receipt, simply follow all the steps mentioned above and turn off the Send Read Receipt switch.

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Just like iOS 9, you can enable/disable read receipt for all. To do so, you need to open Settings → Messages.

Tap on Settings Then Messages in iOS 10 on iPhone

Turn Off Send Read Receipts.

Turn Off Read Receipt in Message App in iOS 10 on iPhone

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Currently, iOS 10 is available as developer beta. The public beta is due in July. You can install iOS 10 beta on your iPhone with or without a developer account.

What’s your take on this feature? Do share your feedback with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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