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How to Read Messages Without Sending Read Receipts on iPhone & iPad with Haptic Touch

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If you use Read Receipts for Messages on iPhone or iPad, you may be wondering if it’s possible to read new inbound messages without triggering the sending of the “Read” read receipt. Well you’re in luck, because it turns out that with a little Haptic Touch trick, you can preview messages and keep them as unread, without triggering the read receipt.

Reading Messages Without Read Receipts on iPhone & iPad

For this to work, you must ignore the inbound message(s), and not have them open in the Messages app. Instead, here’s what you can do to preview and…

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How to Fix Safari “This Connection Is Not Private” Warnings

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Are you receiving an error message saying “This connection is not private” when you’re trying to access a website in Safari from iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Many users have seen this error at some point as they browse the web, and this can be bypassed or ignored quickly fixed regardless of what device you use.

This message pops up when Safari’s security check on the website’s certificate fails. You’ll likely face this issue when you’re visiting a website that uses an expired certificate, or HTTP instead of HTTPS when it’s not configured properly. The…

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How to Turn Off Ringtone for a Single Contact on iPhone with a Silent Ringtone Trick

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Are you getting unwanted phone calls from one of your contacts, but don’t want to block them? If so, you may be interested in muting all their phone calls using this neat silent ringtone trick, and they will have no idea that you muted their inbound calls to your iPhone.

Of course, blocking the contact is the route many users would take with a nuisance caller, but that isn’t always practical for some contacts, and besides it is fairly easy for them to figure out that they’ve been blocked when all their calls get forwarded to voicemail or when their text…

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How to Share Arrival Time with Maps on iPhone

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Looking forward to meet up with your friends, family, colleagues, or an appointment? If you use Apple Maps as your preferred navigation tool, you will be able to share your routes estimated time of arrival with any of your contacts right from your iPhone. Not only is ETA sharing convenient, but it also offers a way to give the recipient an idea of how long it’ll take to get to a destination, but without using the using the location sharing feature directly.

We’ve all been in a situation where we had to tell people how long it’s going to take before we…

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How to Unsend a Message in Signal

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Started using the popular Signal messenger app for iPhone to safeguard your user data and privacy? Considering you’re new to the platform, you may have trouble getting a hang of all the messaging features that the app has to offer. One key feature that you wouldn’t want to miss as a new user is the ability to delete sent messages – in other words, to unsend a message.

Most messaging platforms lets their users delete a message after sending it, for both the sender and the recipient. For those who aren’t aware, Apple’s iMessage does not fall under that…

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How to Disable U1 Chip on iPhone to Prevent Background Location Tracking

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If you’re a privacy buff who owns an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 (or better), you might want to disable the U1 chip on your iPhone to prevent it from tracking your location in the background.

The U1 is a custom chip developed by Apple just like the H1 and W1 chips that were made for AirPods. However, unlike the other two chips, the U1 chip is designed to precisely determine the distance between U1 chip-equipped devices. The U in U1 stands for ultra-wideband, a short-range radio technology used for wireless data transmission. However, this technology is prohibited…

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How to Disable Read Receipts in Signal

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Are you one of those many people who recently made the switch to Signal as their primary instant messaging platform? If so, you may have trouble getting a hang of all the available privacy-related settings, like disabling read receipts for example.

Almost all messaging services offer the Read Receipt feature these days allowing you to easily check when the texts you sent were read by the recipient. However, the steps to access these settings vary from platform to platform and that’s exactly why we decided to cover it for Signal. If you’re coming from…

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How to Disable Typing Indicators in Signal

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Looking to be sneaky while texting your friends and colleagues on Signal? Not everyone wants to let the other person know that they’re typing. Signal gives you a unique setting unlike most other messaging platforms that allow you to disable typing indicators if necessary.

Most messaging platforms today indicate you when someone is typing a message. Although this is a really nice feature to have so that you don’t leave the chat during the middle of a conversation, it has its fair share of negatives. Accidental presses can trigger the typing indicator, and…

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Make Siri Respond to Voice Even if iPhone Screen Covered

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Do you frequently take advantage of Siri to perform various tasks on your iPhone? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now use Siri without taking your phone out of the pocket, or in other situations where the iPhone screen is covered.

Most of us are already aware of the “Hey Siri” feature that’s available on modern iPhones and iPads. Although it allows you to activate Siri with just a voice command, your device stops listening for “Hey Siri” when you’re phone is laying face down, or if the screen is covered. One good example would be…

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How to Add & Remove People in Signal Group Chat

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If you’ve been motivated by others to get on the popular Signal messenger app, chances are decent that you also got invited and added to a group chat. Group chats are a quick way to get started on a new messaging platform and hence, you may be looking to add some of your friends to the group as well.

Signal has been the talk of the town lately, mostly due to appreciation by popular media for its vast array of privacy-oriented features. Therefore, it’s no surprise that some of your friends decided to try it out and requested you to install the app as well….

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