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iMessage read receipt changed to delivered (Explained)

Last Updated on December 13, 2021 by Kennedy

Having been using the imessages since I switched from android to iphone, I noticed one funny thing and which iMessage read receipt changed to delivered.

It can be quite confusing sending an imessage and it shows delivered an read, and after few seconds or minutes it goes back to delivered. You are not alone if you this is happening to you especially on a particular contact in your iPhone.

After receiving lots of requests on why does a text go from read to delivered, I decided to come up with the post having experienced it myself.

Lets jump in.

Why iMessage read receipt changed to delivered

Imessage read receipt changed to delivered because the recipient immediately disabled the read receipts on it’s iPhone after reading the sent message. Also imessage glitch or software bug can make the imessage read reports change from read to delivered.

iMessage read receipt changed to delivered

If this happens to a particular contact in your iPhone, you shouldn’t bother yourself because the recipient simply disabled the read receipts after receiving and reading your sent message.

Where the problem lies is the case where the problem of iMessage read receipt changed to delivered occurs on all contacts saved in your iMessage or your iPhone. This means thar there’s an issue with your ios software update or your Imessage has a glitch and you need to fix the problem else the problem will still persist.


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Looking into the possible means why this is happening.

1. Read receipt is turned off

Just like I said, the major reason why iMessage read receipt changed to delivered is simply because the recipient turned of it’s read receipt after reading your sent message on it’s imessage.

I noticed that some users are fond of this and to hide the fact that they have already read or opened the sent message. For me I see this as someone being plain stupid to read a message and immediately disable the read receipts to prevent the sender from knowing that he or she has read the message.

A friend did this to me not knowing that I’ve already seen that he has opened my sent message. I didn’t hesitate to bear out my mind to him.

In the situation where by the recipient disabled read receipts and this makes iMessage read receipt changed to delivered, you don’t have any option but t ignore the recipient and move on.

2. Imessage glitches

This is the case where by the problem of iMessage read receipt changed to delivered happens to all contact saved in your iPhone. This is majorly caused by an imessage glitch and you can easily fix the problem by clearing cache on the imessage.

To fix this problem, you have to turn it off and on again and restart Messages.

Reboot iMessage by going to Settings > Messages and turning off iMessage, then turn off your iPhone by pressing and holding the on/off switch, slide to power off, and then wait for your iPhone to start up again.

Once you’ve rebooted, return to Settings > Messages and turn iMessage back on.

Sign out of your Apple ID and then sign in again. You can do this from Settings > Messages then tap on Send & Receive and at the top of the page tap on your Apple ID and choose Sign Out.

Then sign in again and it should fix the problem of iMessage read receipt changed to delivered.

3. iMessage read receipt changed to delivered caused by a bug

This is another major causes imessage read reports change from read to delivered, a bug which is caused by ios software update and you can’t do anything other than restarting your iPhone to fix the problem though it will still occur over and over again.

It’s very annoying though I seem not to experience sucg problem with the latest release, the ios 15. Maybe I should say ios 15 seem to fix the problem of iMessage read receipt changed to delivered based on my own experience.

If the problem of iMessage read receipt changed to delivered happens to all contacts you send a message to, don’t panic because it is caused by a bug especially on older ios versions.

So what you need to do is to reboot your iPhone and you will see that the message will show read instead of delivered.

If after rebooting your iPhone and the sent message still shows delivered, then be rest assured that the recipient turned off read receipts on it’s imessage.

These are what should you should know on why does a text go from read to delivered, causes by a software bug, imessage glitch or the recipient turned off the read receipts on it’s imessage.


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Why imessage doesn’t show read

If imessage doesn’t show read after sending a message and it shows delivered, it could be the recipient have not opened the message or probably turned off read receipts on it’s imessage.

It’s not all imessage users that do enable read receipts, there are quite number of persons that hate the read receipts feature on imessage and other instant messaging apps.

For me, as long as a sent message shows delivered I don’t bother to check if the recipient has opened and read the message cause I know the recipient has received the sent message on it’s mobile phone and that’s why it showed delivered.

Related Questions

Can iMessage go from read to delivered?

Yes of course, Imessage can go from read to delivered if the recipient turned off it’s read receipts or can be caused by a software bug on your iPhone. It is a known case and you are not alone as this is very common on iphones and imessage.

Do iMessages still say delivered or read after being blocked?

After being blocked, imessage will never say delivered or read because further imessages will never go through to the recipient iphone. Once you are blocked, that’s the end of sending iMessages or text messages to the recipient.

Why does my iMessage say delivered but not read?

This is because the recipient haven’t opened the delivered messages on it’s iPhone or probably the recipient turned off read receipts and this prevent a sender from knowing if the recipient has read the message or not.

Conclusion

As the problem of iMessage read receipt changed to delivered is caused by a software bug, imessage glitch or the recipient turning off it’s imessage, it shouldn’t bother you so much as long as you have seen the recipient has received your sent message.

If a message shows delivered, definitely the recipient will open and read the message and with this i wrap it on the question of why does it say delivered after read on iphone.