In the default lock screen of the iPhone, you will be able to see the previews of all the SMS and iMessage that you receive. This includes the name of the sender as well as the content of the text message. This can provide a lot of convenience to you. That’s because you can quickly take a look at the incoming messages. However, this can be painful at some of the situations. For example, if you have kept your iPhone on a meeting room table, the person who sits next to you will also be able to read your message. This can lead you towards embarrassing situations. Therefore, you will come across the requirement to hide your SMS and iMessage previews from the lock screen.
This article will let you know about some of the steps that you will be able to follow in order to hide the SMS and iMessage previews from the lock screen of your iPhone.
There are two different methods available for you to get this job done. The first message hides the preview of the message, but still you will be able to see the name of the sender. No content in the message will be displayed. But on the second option, you can turn off the visibility of the lock screen messages completely. In other words, no messages will appear on your screen at all. This will help you to hide all message activity on the device.
How to Hide the iMessage and SMS Previews from the Lock Screen of your iPhone?
First of all, let’s take a look at how you will be able to hide iMessage and SMS previews from the lock screen of the iPhone. Here are the steps that you must follow to get the job done.
- Open Settings and access Notifications;
- Select Show Preview section. You should turn to “When Unlocked”;
- Now you can exit out of settings and the changes will be reflected immediately.
Now you can send a text message to your number and see. You will only be able to see the name of the sender and you will not be able to see message content. In other words, the body of the text message will be hidden from preview.
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To access message content, you can tap on the message or you can slide the icon that launches the message. This can help you to overcome the embarrassing situations that you will come across.
Disable Messages from the Lock Screen
As mentioned earlier, you can completely disable messages from being displayed on the lock screen of your iPhone. This will not show you any notifications as well. If you want to access messages, you will need to visit the Messaging app. If you are okay with it, here are the steps that you must follow in order to proceed.
- Go to Settings and select Notifications. Now scroll to Messages and scroll all the way down;
- Now you can locate the option View in Lock Screen. You can turn off this setting;
- Next, you need to toggle all the alert types to None. This will help you to hide all the alerts as well.
You will not be able to get any notification about messages with this approach. Therefore, you should access Messages app manually in order to refer to the iMessage and SMS that you have received.