1. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    The read receipts feature in iMessage for iOS and macOS lets your contacts know whether or not you’ve read messages that they have sent you. Read receipts have always gotten mixed reviews but many find them helpful, especially in business settings. Either way, it’s useful to understand how to turn the feature on and off.

    In iOS:

    1. Launch the Settings app on your device

    2. Tap on Messages



    3. Toggle read receipts on or off based on your preferences



    If read receipts are turned on your contact will be able to see that you’ve read their message, and at what time.



    In macOS:

    1. Launch the Messages app

    2. From the menu bar, click on Messages, then select Preferences

    [GUIDE] How to enable and disable read receipts in iMessage-_and_menubar.jpg

    3. Click on Accounts, select your iMessage account, then check or uncheck the box next to Read Receipts based on your preferences

    [GUIDE] How to enable and disable read receipts in iMessage-accts1.jpg
    Last edited by Rob Phillips; 04-06-2017 at 07:42 AM. Reason: Updated OS X to macOS
    Just_Me_D and Brandon Harhi like this.
    11-02-2015 11:11 AM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Good Job Banker. Thanks for the info 👍🏽👍🏽😊
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    11-02-2015 11:16 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Nice guide! I keep mine on. It aggravates me when others have theirs off. LOL
    11-02-2015 04:54 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    Nice, thank you.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    11-02-2015 06:41 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    Nice guide. Thanks.
    11-03-2015 12:33 AM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    11-11-2015 12:33 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    Mine are off, sorry @Ledsteplin

    Great write up!
    11-11-2015 06:44 PM
  8. mr_skot_a's Avatar
    iOS 10 adds the ability to change this per message. You can tap on the Details per message and change the Read Receipts setting for individuals if you turn it off overall. So you can keep it on for spouse (or off) and opposite for others.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    12-16-2016 02:54 AM
  9. reemkn's Avatar
    Useful guide
    04-06-2017 03:34 AM

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