On your iPhone 14, you can stop read receipts by heading to Settings > Messages and unchecking the Send Read Receipts option.
Our explanation continues below with more information on how to turn off iPhone read receipts, as well as screenshots of these methods.
You can also read this guide about how to turn off read receipts on an iPhone 13 for more information.
How to Disable Text Messages Receipts
The procedures in this post were carried out using an iPhone 14 Plus running iOS 16.6.
The majority of iPhone models, as well as the most recent versions of iOS, will enable these steps, which include 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.
Step 2: Scroll down to and choose the Messages section.
Step 3: Toggle off Send Read Receipts by tapping the button to the right of it.
If there is no green shade around the button, your read receipts are disabled. In the image below, I’ve disabled read receipts.
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.
This has no influence on your ability to determine whether or not other individuals have seen a text message you send them. This is determined by whether or not the person has enabled read receipts on their device.
How to Hide the Fact That You Read Their Text Messages on an iPhone 14
- Go to the Settings menu.
- Navigate to Messages.
- Disable Send Read Receipts.
Related: How to Do Caps Lock on iPhone 13
When I first set up my iPhone, one of the first things I do is turn off the read receipt option.
The small “Read” indicator that appears beneath a text message when it has been read can be useful in knowing that your message has been viewed, but it can also lead people to question why you haven’t answered.
This is especially problematic if you don’t always react to text messages straight away or if a particular chat topic requires more thought before answering.
Our tutorial on how to disable read receipts on iPhone 14 has given you the information you need to disable this setting so that people do not know when you receive and read a text message or an iMessage.
Matthew Thomas has been writing tech content and guiding small businesses on their tech solutions for over a decade. He began working part-time as help desk support while he was in college, then proceeded to get his degree and moved into IT consulting.
These days Matthew spends most of his time writing about computers and mobile devices as a freelance online writer.