How to Turn Off Read Receipts on iPhone 14

You can shut off read receipts on your iPhone 14 by going to Settings > Messages > then turning off the Send Read Receipts option.

Our guide continues below with more information about turning off iPhone read receipts, including pictures of these steps.

You can also check out our video about how to turn off read receipts on iPhone 14 for more on this topic.

How to Disable iPhone 14 Read Receipts (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 14 Plus in the iOS 16.5 operating system.

These steps will work for most other recent versions of iOS, as well as most other iPhone models, including the following:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

Step 1: Find the Settings app icon on your Home screen and tap on it to open the menu.

tap Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Messages option.

select Messages

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Send Read Receipts to turn it off.

You will know that your read receipts are turned off when there is no green shading around the button. I have read receipts turned off in the picture below.

how to turn off read receipts on iPhone 14

Now that you know how ot turn off read receipts on iPhone 14, you can prevent other people from being able to see that you have read a message that they sent you.

Note that this will not affect your ability to see whether or not other people have read a text message that you sent to them. That is controlled by whether or not that person has read receipts enabled on their device.

Video About Shutting Off Read Receipts on iPhone

Summary – How to Stop People from Knowing You Read Their Texts on an iPhone 14

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Messages.
  3. Turn off Send Read Receipts.

Related: iMessage Sent as Text Message Guide


The read receipt feature on the iPhone is one of the first things that I disable whenever I am setting up my phone.

That little “Read” indication that you see under a text message when someone has read your text can be helpful in knowing that someone has received your message, but it can also cause people to wonder why you haven’t responded.

This is especially problematic if you don’t often reply to text messages as soon as you receive them, or if a particular conversation topic warrants some additional thought before you send back a responses.

Our tutorial about about how to turn off read receipts on iPhone 14 has provided you with the information that you need to disable this setting so that other people won’t know when you have received and read a text message or iMessage.

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