How to Turn off iMessage Read Receipts on iPhone

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Myra Updated on Jun 25, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

As you may know, sending read receipts enables people to be notified after you read the messages they send to you. It sounds convenient. But if you don't want to reply the message after you read it and the read receipt has been sent to others, that's really awkward. That's when you want to turn off read receipts in iMessage on your iPhone. Read on to know how to make it.

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If you haven't set up iMessage yet, you probably want to know how to turn on iMessage on your iPhone or iPad. If you have been using iMessage for a long time, you might want to delete some messages to free up your iPhone space. Or if iMessage can not work properly on your iPhone, you might want to know how to fix iMessage Not Working on your iPhone.

How to turn off iMessage Read Receipts on iPhone

Tip 1: Turn off iMessage read receipts for all conversations

Step 1: Go to "Settings" App on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on "Messages".

Step 3: Switch off "Send Read Receipts". Then all the people who send the message to you won't be notified after you read the message.

How to turn off iMessage read receipts on iPhone - Tip 1

Tip 2: Turn off read receipts in iMessage for a specific conversation

Step 1: Go to "Messages" App on your iPhone.

Step 2: Choose the conversation that you want to switch off read receipts for.

Step 3: Click the "i" icon on the screen and toggle off "Send Read Receipts". 

How to turn off iMessage read receipts on iPhone - Tip 2

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