If you’re not a fan of having your read receipts turned on, there’s a way to turn them off in iMessage.
The feature can be turned off globally or on a per-contact basis.
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1. Go to Settings
There are times when you need to go to settings on your iPhone to fix issues or make changes that will improve the way your device works. Whether you need to change your passcode, enable background app refresh, or turn on low power mode, the settings menu is available for quick access on most iPhones.
To open the settings menu, swipe down on your Home Screen to reveal the Search field. Tap Search and enter “settings,” then tap the appropriate result to launch the app.
If you’re using a newer version of iOS, you can also use Spotlight Search to find the settings application on your Home Screen. You can tap and hold the Spotlight Search icon to move it to a different location, or you can swipe down on your Home Screen and then tap and hold an app’s shortcut.
You can also set a shortcut to launch the Settings app by adding it to your Home Screen through the App Library. This will eliminate the need to use the physical Home button, and will save you a bit of time when it comes to opening the app.
Another method to locate the Settings app is by using the Today View feature on your iPhone. This is a great option if you like to keep a clean and organized Home Screen, but it may not be available on older versions of iOS.
Depending on the model of your iPhone, you can also open the Settings app by pressing the Home button under your display. Swiping to the right on your screen will also activate Today View, which is a handy tool for quickly finding apps and services you frequently use.
By default, your iPhone adds a “Sent from my iPhone” signature to all email messages that you send from it. You can modify the signature for all of your accounts or on a per-account basis by going to the Settings app and scrolling down to Mail.
You can also control ad tracking by turning on or off Personalized Ads in the Privacy section of the Settings app. This will prevent third-party apps from displaying targeted ads that are based on your browsing history or installed applications.
2. Go to Mail
When you send an email using your iPhone, it will include the text “Sent from my iPhone.” This is a standard feature of the Mail app. If you don’t want your email to have this default signature, you can turn it off easily. To do so, follow the steps below:
Open your Settings app and tap Mail. You should see a list of all your established email accounts. This may include an iCloud account, a Gmail or Outlook account, or any other type of email service you have connected to your iPhone.
Next, tap the arrow to the right of the account you want to turn off. This will remove that email account’s information and messages from the app. You can also tap Delete Account to permanently remove the account from your device.
If you have a lot of email accounts that are failing to update, it could be because one or more of them isn’t working properly. This could be due to incorrect incoming and outgoing server settings, or a problem with your email provider.
To fix this, check the incoming and outgoing server settings for each email account you have on your phone. Make sure they match the recommended settings on Apple’s Mail Settings Lookup page. If they don’t, you should contact your email provider to find out why they aren’t updating.
You can also use the Mail app’s swipe gestures to perform handy actions like deleting, flagging, or archiving emails. These swipes work when you’re swiping messages as well, so you can quickly get in and out of an email to do a quick search or reply.
Another handy feature of the Mail app is its smart mailboxes, which are specialized lists for specific types of emails. For example, a Today smart mailbox will display all the emails sent today, while an Attachments smart mailbox will show emails that contain files, images, or PDFs.
If you have a lot of email accounts on your phone, the incoming and outgoing mail server settings for each account need to be correct. If you don’t know what these are, you can look them up on the internet or through your email provider’s help site.
3. Go to Signatures
If you are trying to send an email from your iPhone but you see that the signature is showing up as ‘Sent from my iPhone’, there are ways to turn this off. Thankfully, it’s pretty simple to do and you don’t even have to worry about your privacy or how it will look to anyone else.
The first step is to go to the settings menu on your phone and find “Mail” in the list. Then scroll down to and tap on the ‘Signature’ section and enter a new one. You can use this option to create a signature for all of your email accounts or just the ones you’d like it to appear in.
You can also choose to make a ‘Signature Edit’ in which you can manipulate the style of your signature or change it. This option is especially useful for signing paperwork that may have a different style than the default document signature. It’s also possible to screenshot a document from your Photos gallery and then sign it using the app’s signature editor.
Another way to add a signature to an email is to copy a standard HTML-formatted signature and insert it into the email’s text box. This can be done by downloading a signature from the web or by accessing an existing file.
Alternatively, you can create your own signature from scratch and save it to the Photos library on your phone. This will make it much easier to add or modify your signature as well as being able to resize it to fit any documents you open.
If you are sending a large number of emails, consider using a service like Dropbox or Google Drive to store your files. This is a great way to have your files backed up on your computer or in the cloud so that you can access them from anywhere.
Whether you are using a mobile device or a computer, it is a good idea to have your emails and business contact information all in one place so that they are easy to locate when necessary. Having your emails and other documents all in one place also makes it easier to track and organize them.
4. Go to Read Receipts
When you send an email from your iPhone, it automatically adds a “Sent from my iphone” signature. This can be a good thing, as it shows you’re the one sending the message. But if you want to remove this signature, you can do so from the Settings menu on your device.
You can also disable send receipts on a per-contact basis in the Messages app, which works on both iOS and macOS. In macOS, go to Messages and tap Preferences. From here, select your iMessage account on the left-hand sidebar.
For iOS, open the Messages app and tap the person’s avatar at the top of the screen. Next, tap the “Send Read Receipts” switch at the bottom to turn it on or off.
The iMessage read receipts feature is the equivalent of WhatsApp’s blue checkmarks, which show when a recipient has viewed your message. It’s a great way to ensure that you’re not ignoring messages from your contacts.
However, if you don’t want your contacts to know that you haven’t read their messages, it may be worth turning off send receipts on a per-contact or global basis. This way, they won’t know that you’ve read their messages if you decide not to respond.
It can be a little confusing to figure out how to change this setting, but it’s actually quite simple. You can even turn off the feature for all of your contacts or just a few individuals, like your boss.
To do this on the iPhone, open Settings and tap Messages. Then flip the “Send Read Receipts” button to green. This feature is available for all iMessages sent through your Apple ID.
As a bonus, the feature will work on any Apple devices signed into your account. This means it’s useful if you have multiple Apple devices or a family with different Apple IDs.