If you don’t want your text message conversation partners to know when you have read their messages, then you will want to know how to turn off read receipts on an iPhone 7. The setting for this feature resides on a menu that contains other messaging options as well, such as how to enable or disable MMS on your iPhone.
So if you no longer wish to send read receipts when you read text messages on your iPhone, then follow the steps below.
How to Stop Letting People Know You Read Their Text Messages on an iPhone 7
These steps were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.1. These same steps will work for most other iPhone models in most other versions of iOS as well.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Messages option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Send Read Receipts. You will have turned off read receipts when there is no green shading around the button. It is turned off in the picture below.
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