How iOS 16 Mark Text as Read

It is no surprise that you are constantly receiving spam messages every day. It can get annoying and out of control at times. They can be a distraction with a constant notification ping. Sure, you can stop the notifications from coming in, but all these texts keep piling up in your inbox and because of that, some of your important messages can go unnoticed. If you have a large number of unread text messages on your iPhone or iPad’s Messages app, it can be tedious to go through them one by one.

Fortunately, it’s easy to see all your unread messages as read in an instant, although the option is a bit hidden. Apple has given its users an option to mark the text as read without even opening the message with one simple click. Read along with the article to learn how to mark the text as read on your iPhone and iPad devices.

How iOS 16 Marks Text as Read: iPhone

  1. Go to the Messages app on your iPhone device.
  2. Tap the 3 dots icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap the Select Messages option.
  4. Click on the read all option in the lower left corner of the screen.
  5. To mark only part of the text as read, select the message thread and then click the read option.

How iOS 16 Marks Text as Read: iPad

  1. Launch the Messages app on your iPad device.
  2. Click the Edit button in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap the Select Messages option.
  4. Click on the read all option in the lower left corner of the screen.
  5. To mark only part of the text as read, select the message thread and then click the read option.

How iOS 16 Marks Text as Read: WhatsApp

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. Click on the edit option in the top left corner of your screen.
  3. Click on all chats you want to mark as read.
  4. Tap the Read option at the bottom of your screen.
  5. Tap done at the end.
  6. Swipe right to the chat to mark individual text as read without even opening it.
  7. Tap the read button.
  8. This will mark the chat as read even if you haven’t opened the message.

That’s it, folks! Follow the steps above to mark the text as read even without opening the message. Let us know your thoughts on this feature in the comment box below.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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