How to Turn off Read Receipts in iMessage on iPhone

We’ve seen how you can turn off the Last Seen At timestamp on WhatsApp. Although not similar, a privacy setting that’s comparable is on iMessage. The Read Receipt.

The read receipt in iMessage tells you when (and if) someone has read the iMessage you sent them. It’s useful. But, it’s also a privacy issue because if you don’t want the other person to know that you read their message, this feature is going to play havoc in that plan.

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Also, the read receipt is pretty misleading. If you just open and close without reading the iMessage, the read receipt is still sent. Which means, even without you having read the iMessage, the sender thinks that you’ve read it.

How to turn-off iMessage read receipts so all you see in its place is just “Delivered”

Step #1. Open Settings.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Messages.

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Step #3. Now, turn off Send Read Receipts.

Turn off Read Receipts in iMessage
That’s it. It’s that simple. By turning off read receipts, you’ll turn off the ability of other people to know that you’ve read an iMessage sent to you.

Also Read: How To Turn Off “Read Receipt” In iOS 8

When you turn this off, instead of ‘Read at…’ the sender only sees ‘Delivered’ as shown below. Which is okay because this doesn’t really convey that you’ve read the iMessage, just that it has been delivered successfully. (Or sent, in common terms).

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Turning off Read Receipts can be a problem at times. When you’re chatting with someone over iMessage, even when you’ve got the read receipts turned off, the recipient can know that you’re using iMessage when you are typing a message to the recipient.

What I’m saying is, your friend will know through the typing ellipsis (…) that you have read the message. But when the read receipt isn’t delivered, doubts might be triggered.

The best way to go underground, then, is to turn off the typing indicator (…) To do this, you’ll need to install a tweak.

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I have a question that would be great if you could answer! Does this mean you cannot see when they’ve read your message if their read recipient is on?

  2. Why are read receipts even a thing? What useful purpose does it serve outside of business? Even in business, it’s good to take some time to think. Grr.

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