iPhone Tips and Tricks

How to Enable/ Disable SMS or message preview on iPhone/ iPad cellular

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Enable/ Disable SMS or message preview on iPhone or iPad cellular:

In general, we can view the message preview on lock screen or home screen. Sometimes, you may get personal or official messages which should not be revealed to others for example messages containing bank transaction info, messages containing passwords, WhatsApp messages or any other private info related messages etc. If you are in a gathering and your device may be in the hand of others. What is the case if they see the message preview? How to hide it? The solution for this problem is shown below.

In order to disable message or SMS  preview on your device, go to Settings and tap on Notifications disclosure icon. From the Notifications tab, choose Messages and tap on the disclosure icon. Under the Messages tab, you can find out Show Preview toggle button. Now, turn off the Show Preview toggle button to disable SMS or message preview on your iOS cellular device.  This is how you can hide the notifications from unauthorized view.

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What is the case if you want to enable SMS or message preview on home screen?  It’s simple, if you to enable the messages preview again, you can go to Settings tab, by following the above procedure and turn on the Show Preview toggle button. So that you get back your message preview notifications.

Another way to hide notifications and content of notifications (messages, SMS, App related) is using apps to lock apps and notifications. There are so many apps to manage and secure your apps and to provide some privacy for your apps. For example “App Lock” is a very good app to lock your apps. It is also providing some privacy settings to restrict the notifications and doesn’t allows content to expose. Explore and find more app lock apps to make your content hide from others.


Originally posted 2015-02-27 22:58:31.