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How to Turn Off Messages Preview on iPhone

“Once I receive the messages, it will appear on my iPhone. But in some condition that I do not hope to preview the content directly. Thus, how can I turn off messages preview on iPhone?”

When you get a message, email or missed call, iPhone notification will let you know it easily and the preview function allows you to see a section of the notification without navigating to the app. But due to the convenience, everyone else can read the notification. In situation, you prefer privacy more than convenience. Disabling the notifications preview is a great strategy to maintain privacy since no one will be able to see a preview of your iMessages, text messages and emails without first unlocking the device. It is also a great way to get rid of those annoying notifications.

In below article, we will walk you through two methods of how to turn off messages preview on iPhone. Keep on follow us.

Method 1: Disable Notification Previews of All Apps

The process to disable the notifications preview is quite simple as the following steps clearly demonstrate.

Step 1: Tap on the Settings app to gain access to your device’s settings. Find “Notifications” and tap on it.

Step 2: At the top, you will see “Show Previews”. Tap on this option

Step 3: If you don’t want the previews to show up when the phone is locked, choose “When Unlocked”. If you don’t want the previews to show up at all, select the “Never” option to completely disable the previews.

Method 2: Turn Off Only the Messages Preview

There are some apps that deliver important notifications and you want to keep those while disabling notifications for messages, WhatsApp, whose notifications range from not important at all to downright annoying. Fortunately, there is a way to disable notifications for specific apps. Here’s a step by step guide to help you turn off only the notification previews for some messages app.

Step 1: Open settings on your device. Tap on “Notifications” to open the notifications option.

Step 2: First set the “Show Previews” to “When Unlocked” and then go back to the notifications screen.

Step 3: Under “Notifications” you should see a list of the apps on your device. Select the messages app you wish to disable notifications and disable “Allow Notification” option.
And just like that, you are able to maintain your privacy by disabling notification previews on your lock screen. It is also a handy way to customize the notifications you get and how you get them. Go ahead! Take control of your notifications by enabling notifications for a select few apps or disabling them completely.
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