Find out how to stop those pesky read receipts from appearing when you've read an iPhone message! It's easy, and this article will show you how.
Read receipts have become a staple of messaging apps, such as iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. These receipts confirm that the message has been read by the recipient and can be a useful tool for keeping conversations on track. However, they can also be intrusive and it may be desirable to disable them. Fortunately, it is easy to turn off read receipts on iPhones.
Step 1: Open Settings
To get started, open the Settings app on your iPhone. This can be done by tapping the Settings icon on your home screen or swiping down from the top right corner of your iPhone to open the Control Center and tapping the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select Messages
Once the Settings app is open, scroll down until you find the Messages option. Tap it to open the Messages settings page.
Step 3: Disable Read Receipts
On the Messages settings page, find the “Send Read Receipts” option and tap it. This will open a new window with two options: “Always” and “Never”. Select “Never” to turn off read receipts.
Step 4: Confirm the Change
Once you have selected “Never”, a confirmation message will appear asking if you are sure you want to turn off read receipts. Tap “Turn Off” to confirm the change.
Step 5: Check That Read Receipts Are Disabled
To check that read receipts are disabled, send yourself a message and check to see if the read receipt shows up. If the read receipt does not appear, then read receipts are disabled.
It is important to note that disabling read receipts on your iPhone will not affect the read receipts of other users. If the other user has read receipts enabled, they will still be able to see when you have read their messages.
If you want to turn read receipts back on, simply repeat the steps above and select “Always” instead of “Never”.
Disabling read receipts can be a useful tool for maintaining your privacy and avoiding unnecessary conversations. With just a few taps, you can easily turn off read receipts on your iPhone.