How to Turn Off Read Receipts on the iPhone 5

The iMessages that you can send from your iPhone to people who are also using Apple products is an interesting feature with a lot of benefits.

One of the upgrades from regular text messages to iMessages on your iPhone is the ability for you to send read receipts to people after you have viewed their messages.

This is a convenient way for them to know that you have received the message and can eliminate some of the uncertainty that someone might feel if they are sending you important information.

But read receipts can create some problems for this specific reason, as people can become upset if they see that you have read their message but have not yet responded. So, if you no longer want to use the read receipt feature on your iPhone, follow the steps below.

Our what does sent as text message mean article can help you to figure out what that message means when you see it in a text conversation.

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

Disable Read Receipts on the iPhone

Note that this is not going to disable iMessage, or affect that feature in any other way. If you would like to disable iMessage, you can read this article. Otherwise, follow our guide below to stop sending read receipts from your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Messages option.

open the messages menu

Step 3: Touch the button to the right of Send Read Receipts to turn it off. There will not be any green shading around the button when the feature is turned off.

how to disable read receipts on the iphone 5

Now that you know how to turn off read receipts on the iPhone 5, you can stop people from knowing when you have read the messages they have sent to you.

Video About Shutting off iPhone Read Receipts

Are you running out of space on your iPhone to install new apps, or to download more movies or songs? Read our complete guide to deleting items on the iPhone to find some easy ways to free up some space on your device.

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