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iOS iMessage delivered/read inconsistency - only some are 'Read'

I've noticed that only some iMessage contacts show me when the message has been read. Others only ever come up 'Delivered'. Is there a reason for that inconsistency, or is it just iMessage being rubbish? ;)

Most Useful Answer Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 00:17

Is it always messages to the same people that don't show as read or just random?
Maybe it tells you for those sent as imessages but not those ending up as texts, maybe if texts it depends on which networks, maybe they can switch off read reports, maybe they aren't being read ;)

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Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 00:17

Is it always messages to the same people that don't show as read or just random?
Maybe it tells you for those sent as imessages but not those ending up as texts, maybe if texts it depends on which networks, maybe they can switch off read reports, maybe they aren't being read ;)

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2013 at 09:07

What he said and then some :p

Stelph  Feb. 21, 2013 at 09:41

....maybe they can switch off read reports.......

This is probably the most likely, under settings -> messages there is a slider for "send read receipts", is they switch this off then it wont come up as read

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 11:39

I know I would.

DS3  Apr. 29, 2013 at 17:32

You can turn off the show read receipts option so people won't know when you've read them incase you don't want them to know when you've read them. This feature is only available to iPhones that use iMessage though, (you'll know it's imessage as your text bubbles will be blue instead of green)

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 29, 2013 at 21:40

Yeah, sounds like some of the people you're iMessaging have turned off read reports; they are a bit creepy, to be fair.

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