How to Enable or Disable Read Receipts on iPhone

How to Enable or Disable Read Receipts on iPhone

The iPhone will send people a read receipt each time you have read their message. If you one of those iPhone users who do not want people to know you have read their messages, you can disable the function on your iPhone. You can also enable it back anytime that you need the feature.

WHAT IS A READ RECEIPT?

A read receipt is a notification that a sender can see or receive that indicates their message has been read. This function will generally help the sender of the message to know that their message has been delivered successfully.

WHY THE NEED TO DISABLE READ RECEIPTS?

There are many reasons why people want to disable the read receipts. Here are some to the common reasons

  1. Do not want to know that you are online or are available
  2. Do not want to respond quickly to a message
  3. Do not want to act on something, so you do not want the sender to know you have read the message
  4. Do not want people to know your online activity

So, whatever the reasons may be, here we show simple steps on how you can disable or enable back the read receipts on your iPhone for Messages and WhatsApp.

Here are the steps.

HOW TO ENABLE OR DISABLE READ RECEIPTS ON MESSAGES

How to enable or disable read receipts on messages step 1 and step 2

Step 1

Open your iPhone and go to “Settings.”

Step 2

In the Settings, tap “Messages.”

How to enable or disable read receipts on messages step 3

Step 3

In the “Send Read Receipts” settings, tap the button to the left to disable the read receipts

Or, tap the button to the right to enable read receipts

HOW TO ENABLE OR DISABLE READ RECEIPTS ON WHATSAPP

How to enable or disable read receipts on WhatsApp step 1 and step 2

Step 1

In your iPhone, open the WhatsApp app

Step 2

In the WhatsApp, go to Settings and tap “Account.”

How to enable or disable read receipts on whatsapp step 3 and step 4

Step 3

In Account, tap “Privacy.”

Step 4

In Privacy, tap the read receipts to the left to disable read receipts or to the right to enable the read receipts

So, there you have it. Simple steps on how you can enable or disable the read receipts in your messages and WhatsApp on your iPhone. Please leave us a comment below on the reasons that you might have of not wanting people to know the read receipts from your messages.

Please also read our previous article on how to remove the swoosh sound each time you sent a message using your iPhone.


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