How to Turn Off Read Receipts on iPhone for iMessage

Read Receipts in iMessage seems pretty useful when you need to send an important message to somebody and eagerly waiting for their reply. But it may appear intrusive at the same time when you receive a message and it gets marked as read in the sender’s conversation. If you think it is more of a problem for you, let me show you how to turn off read receipts on iPhone for iMessage.

How to Turn Off iMessage Read Receipts for All Messages

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Messages.open settings and tap on messages on iphone
  3. Turn off the switch for Send Read Receipts.turn off imessage read receipts for all messages on iphone

Conversations in your messages won’t able to see a Read Receipt from now onwards. If you change your mind, you can enable it by turning the switch on. In a case that not all conversations are trivial, you can opt for another solution.

How to Disable iMessage Read Receipts for Certain Contacts

  1. Launch the Messages app on your iPhone.
  2. Pick a conversation that you won’t like to send Read Receipts.
  3. Tap on the name of the contact located on the top of the screen.open messages app tap on conversation and then tap on name on iphone
  4. Select info from the available options.
  5. Turn off the toggle of Send Read Receipts.tap on info and disable imessage read receipts for certain contacts on iphone

You can turn off the Read Receipts for multiple contacts with the help of these steps. This works best when you need to manage settings for several contacts in the Messages app.

If you think you need to start giving the person on the other hand receipts, you can turn on the toggle with the same steps.

Wrap Up:

The Read Receipts is an excellent feature that you can use according to your preferences. As not all messages are vital to address proper communication, you can set the right settings for each conversation and keep complete privacy.

If you’re facing the same issue in WhatsApp, then must check out this post.

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