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How to Turn Off Message Preview on iOS 11/10

April 07, 2018 03:22 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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The default setting for any iOS device is to display a preview of messages from messaging apps such as Apple's iMessage, SMS as well as notifications from other apps. For iMessage, it displays both the message's content and the sender's name. It offers unparalleled convenience since you can not only view your messages but also reply them without having to open the iMessage app. However, you may want to know how to turn off message preview on iOS 11/ 10 because someone may be in possession of your phone against your will leading to the most embarrassing of moments or disclosure of private information. This article details how to make iMessage private on 11/10.

Steps to Turn Off Message Preview on iPhone Lock Screen?

Step 1: Launch the "Settings" app and tap on "Notifications".

Step 2: Select "Messages".

Step 3: Under "Options" swipe the "Show Previews" button left to turn it off.

Step 4: Select "Never".


"Always (Default)" is the default setting that displays the text's content and the sender's name, "When Unlocked" translates to displaying the content of the text when the iOS device is unlocked and "Never" saves from snoopy people and the embarrassment that comes with them. To hide banners, toggle off "Show as Banners" located under "ALERTS".

(Note: After you turn on iPhone lock screen message privacy, you'll still receive the notification albeit without a preview)

Extra Tip: Hide Previews for All Apps on iOS 11/10

Besides previews for text messages, iOS 11 shows text previews for all other apps you've installed. You may want to hide them for the same reasons you hid iMessage preview. Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the "Settings" app.

Step 2: Tap "Notifications".

Step 3: Select "Show Previews".

Step 4: Depending on your preferences, choose either "When Unlocked" or "Never".

hide preview all apps

You can specifically select which app previews you'd like to hide by navigating to Settings > Notifications > Select the app. Proceed by locating the notification section of the app. Therein you'll find "Show Preview Settings" option which you can toggle off.

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