How to Turn Off Read Receipts on iPhone 8/iPhone X in iOS 11

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Myra Updated on Jun 06, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

If you have turned on iMessage on your iPhone and enabled the Send Read Receipts option on your device, the people who sent you messages will get notified after you read their messages. For some users, turning on Send Receipts is not a useful but an annoying feature when they don't want others to know whether they have read their messages. Given that, this article is written to introduce the easy way to turn off Read Receipts on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X in iOS 11. If this is exactly what you are considering doing, read on to get the details.

How to turn off Read Receipts on iPhone 8/iPhone X in iOS 11

Disabling Read Receipts on iPhone can be easily done in Settings App, like inverting colors on iPhone to make your iPhone screen more eye-friendly and turning off location services on iPhone to protect your privacy. Follow the steps below to turn off Read Receipts on your iPhone 8/iPhone X within seconds.

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X.

Step 2: Scroll down to choose Messages.

Step 3: Toggle off Send Read Receipts option.

By doing so, people won't get notified when you have read their messages.

How to turn off Read Receipts on iPhone 8/iPhone X

Bonus Tip: How to back up messages on iPhone 8/iPhone X

Messages are the data you don't want to lose on your iPhone for they can carry good memories or important information. Thus you'd better back up your iPhone messages elsewhere to avoid complete data loss. How to back up iPhone messages to the computer and view them whenever you like? The answer is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the world's first completely free iOS data transfer, and file management software. With MobiMover installed on your PC, you can back up your iPhone contents to the computer, export files from computer to iPhone/iPad, transfer files from one iOS device to another and manage your iPhone/iPad data from the computer. You can transfer not only messages but also photos, videos, audios, contacts, notes and more if you need. Sounds great? Follow the steps below to back up your messages on iPhone 8/iPhone X to have a try.

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Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer. When a pop-up asking you whether to trust this computer appears, click Trust to continue. Then start EaseUS MobiMover and click "Phone to PC".

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Since you want to back up your iPhone messages, select "Messages" only. As you can see, you can back up other supported file types together with messages from your iPhone. The messages will be kept on Desktop by default, but it's also possible for you to custom a new path. Next, click "Transfer".

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Wait for the process to complete. The backup of messages will be saved as an HTML file on your computer. Thus, if you want to check the details, use a browser to open the HTML file.

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3