How to Turn off Read Receipts on Your iPhone

Turn off Read Receipts on Your iPhone

Apple’s iPhone comes with the iMessage messaging app. Most people prefer using iMessage for sending text messages to their friends using an iPhone. Messages from iMessage to iMessage are sent over the internet. If you send a message to a person using Android or any other platform, your message will be sent via SMS. Apple’s iMessage is mainly a social messaging app for texting their friends. The app has several features such as photo sharing, location sharing, and read receipt. If you send a message, it will tell you when the message was delivered and when the message was read. In the same way, when you read the message sent to you, the sender will know when you read the message. Apple also lets you disable the read receipt if you do not want other contacts to know when you read messages. You can also disable the read receipt for only a specific contact. In this article, I will tell you how to disable read receipts on iPhone.

It is worth noting that read receipts on iPhone’s messages only work for iMessages. If you send a SMS, there will no read receipts.

Turn off Read Receipts for all contacts in iMessage

Go to the Settings app and click Messages. Now, scroll down to the Send Read Receipts option and disable the toggle to the “Off” position.

Turn off Read Receipts on Your iPhone

It will disable the read receipts completely for all the contacts.

But what if you want to disable read receipts only for a specific contact? There’s also a way to turn off read receipts for a contact.

Turn off Read Receipts for specific contacts in iMessage

Open iMessage and go to the conversation with the contact. Tap the contact’s profile icon. Here. Toggle the slider in front of Send Read Receipts to turn it off.

Turn off Read Receipts for specific contacts in iMessage

It will disable the Read Receipts for the specific contact. You can manually disable the read receipts for multiple contacts if you want.


Deepanker Verma is the founder of Nerdy Guides. He is a tech blogger, software developer, and gadget freak. He also runs TheWPGuides, and Techlomedia

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