How to disable typing status in iMessage

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Italianblend, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

    Italianblend

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    Hello,

    Can someone tell me how to disable the function of iMessage that allows people to see when you are typing?

    Thanks,
    Italianblend
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    You can't. It may be possible if you jailbreak but I'm not sure.
     
  3. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure there is a setting somewhere. I just can't find it. Apple wouldn't force people to see when you type.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    Do you mean a 'Read' response?

    If so settings > message > read receipt off.

    If you mean the 3 dots that appear when your typing then no, you can't turn that off in iMessage. However you can turn iMessage off and send SMS which won't display those dots.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    No setting for that.
     
  6. Albert1000 macrumors newbie

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    That's right. Apple never forces us to do anything their way. :D
     
  7. Scott90 macrumors 6502

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    Just write it in Notes and when you're ready to send, copy and paste it into the actual message field :rolleyes:
     
  8. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oye,

    I guess I'll add that to the list of things apple should do that doesn't do.

    I would've thought it would be a privacy issue - but I guess if I'm the only person in the world that has an issue with it...
     
  9. cynics macrumors G4

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    Probably not the only person. However I'd just suggest making sure you are ready to reply prior to starting to type.
     
  10. Albert1000 macrumors newbie

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    How is your privacy is being violated? I really don't understand what people can glean by watching you attempt a reply.
     
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  12. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Disable iMessage. Problem solved.
     
  13. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    There's a tweak for that called TypingPrivacy. Available from Cydia
     
  14. goobot macrumors 603

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    Idk how it is a privacy issue. I find it useful, people know that they shouldn't leave their phone since you are still there.
     
  15. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Disabling iMessage won't solve the problem. I want to use iMessage without this function.
     
  16. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Jailbreak.
     
  17. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Yep. "TypingPrivacy" in Cydia. $0.99
     
  18. jpcarro, Jan 22, 2014
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    jpcarro macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the tip. Works on my 5s, but only after rebooting.

    Edit: never mind...doesn't always work.
     
  19. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    So what exactly is the issue with the little dots? If you are sending a message clearly its to someone you know and communicate with. What privacy is being effected? Im confused. And as others stated SMS should solve it . BBM always did that too btw. Still fail to see how/why thats a problem but to answer your question you cant really turn it off other than use SMS. That should do it.
     
  20. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Can we all stop judging him please? He asked a question, helpful people gave him a solution. Nuff said.

    It's not our business if he thinks his privacy is being violated or not.
     
  21. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    Wasn't judging anyone. Just trying to understand why that is a concern. Perhaps someone suggesting that it isn't affecting your privacy may be the solution to the issue.
     
  22. Albert1000 macrumors newbie

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    Well, maybe he knows something I don't know? :eek:

    And no, you really don't need to speak for him.
     
  23. cynics macrumors G4

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    Come on guys. If someone else knows what you are doing regardless of where you are that can be considered an invasion of privacy. I'm sure we are all capable of comprehending that.

    Most of us, myself included just don't care.

    Let me lay out an example. Messy breakup, ex partner text you, you start to text back but decide it would be better on a clear head. Now ex partner knows you read the text but doesnt know why your ignoring it. Same could be used for a co-worker, boss, family member, etc.

    That's why my suggestion was to make absolutely sure you are ready to text prior to typing.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think most people simply misunderstand what it all can mean. Just because they see an indicator doesn't mean that the person really read the message (perhaps the person accidentally switched to the app without meaning to and then switched to another one without reading anything, or someone else was using the phone and did that), or that a response is coming. It's there to imply that, but in reality it doesn't have to mean that. People have the misconception of essentially only using what it's there for instead of actually understanding reality.

    Is it our fault that other people misunderstand that? No. Hopefully they'll come to realize what the reality is and pay less attention to things of this nature given that they don't necessarily mean what they think they do or should. Or if they don't, well, there's no reason for the rest of us to change reality to make it fit with what people expect it to be--reality is reality, and because someone chooses to ignore some part of reality, doesn't mean that part doesn't exist, or shouldn't exist, or should be changed, just to fit with what those people think it should be or is.
     
  25. jpcarro macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, nevermind. Seems to only work sometimes on my 5s. I've uninstalled it for now.
     

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