One of the great things about Messages, for me, is the “read receipt.” I know if my child has seen my messages to them, of if they’ve just been “delivered” but not read. I like it.
Some folks, though, might want to turn off this feature so they don’t give off the signal that they’ve actually seen a message. it goes a long way towards plausible deniability when things go wrong.
If you’re one of those folks, though, you might have noticed that when you upgraded to iOS 7 that–even if you have the preference for receipts toggled to OFF, you might still be sending out read receipts.
Luckily, there’s an easy fix.
All you need to do, really, is to turn it off and turn it back on again, just like the IT guy at work is always telling you about your crummy PC.
Launch the Settings app from your Home screen and then scroll down to tap on Messages. The second item down is “Show Read Receipts.” Make sure that’s off, and then toggle iMessage OFF as well. I usually hit the Home button to hop back out to the main home screen, but you probably don’t need to do that.
Now, get back into the Settings app, or just stay there if you never left. Tap the iMessage to ON again, and then make sure the “Show Read Receipts” stays OFF. If it doesn’t, toggle it OFF again.
Now, at least from my testing, you shouldn’t show Read receipts to anyone you have an iMessage chat with, either on your iOS device or your Mac. Give it a try and see if this solves your problem.
Via: Apple Discussions