How to Turn Off Read Receipts On iPhone 14

On your iPhone 14, you can disable read receipts by heading to Settings > Messages and then unchecking the Send Read Receipts option.

Our explanation continues below with further information about disabling iPhone read receipts, as well as screenshots of these methods.

For more information on this issue, see this video on how to turn off read receipts on iPhone 14.

How to Disable iPhone 14 Read Receipts (Photo Guide)

The instructions in this post were carried out using an iPhone 14 Plus running iOS 16.6.

Most more recent versions of iOS, as well as most other iPhone models, will work with these steps, including the following:

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

Step 1: On your Home screen, locate the Settings app icon and tap it to open the menu.

open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down to the Messages section and select it.

select Messages

Step 3: Toggle off Send Read Receipts by tapping the button to the right of it.

When there is no green shading surrounding the button, your read receipts are disabled. In the image below, I have turned off read receipts.

how to turn off read receipts on iPhone 14

You can prevent others from seeing that you have read a message they sent you now that you know how to turn off read receipts on iPhone 14.

It should be noted that this has no effect on your capacity to determine whether or not other individuals have read a text message you send to them. This is determined by whether or not the person has enabled read receipts on their device.

Video – How to Turn Off iPhone Read Receipts

Summary – How to Hide the Fact That You Read Their Texts on an iPhone 14

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Messages.
  3. Disable Send Read Receipts.

Related: How to Turn Off Read Receipts on iPhone 13


When I first set up my iPhone, one of the first things I do is turn off the read receipt option.

That small “Read” indicator that appears beneath a text message when someone has read it can be useful in knowing that someone has seen your message, but it can also lead people to question why you haven’t answered.

This is especially problematic if you don’t always respond to text messages as soon as you receive them or if a specific chat topic requires some more thought before responding.

Our tutorial on how to turn off read receipts on iPhone 14 has given you the information you need to disable this setting so that other people don’t know when you receive and read a text message or an iMessage.

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