Here's how to hide notifications on iPhone lock screen

Asif Sameer Asif Sameer Jul 04, 2022 Apple, How-tos, iOS

An iPhone is a supercomputer equipped with several facilities in the palm of your hand.

Smartphones are one of humanity’s closest companions as we glance at them throughout the day for various purposes.

However, what’s awkward and annoying is if someone else takes a sneak peek at your phone’s notifications that may contain private information through the lock screen.

If you are worried about people looking at your notifications intentionally or subconsciously, iPhone offers a quick solution to hide it.

It will ensure you get the notification when someone sends you a text, but nobody will be able to view the context.

To prevent access from unnecessary individuals, you can hide the notification previews on your iPhone, and that’s exactly what we are going to showcase in this article.

How to hide notifications on iPhone lock screen

If you want to turn off notification previews for individual apps, follow the steps below:

  • Go to your iPhone ‘settings’ and hover over notifications
  • Scroll down to locate the particular app you want to customize
  • Tap on ‘show previews’
  • Select between ‘when unlocked’ and ‘never’
  • Choose never, if you want to turn the notifications preview off completely even after you unlock the device
  • Select ‘when unlocked’ if you want the notifications to appear without content on the lock screen.

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Hide notifications for all apps

If you want to turn off notification previews for all applications and ensure you are on the safe side, follow the steps below:

  • Open settings
  • Go to notifications
  • Click show previews
  • Select ‘when unlocked’ or ‘never.’

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So, that’s how you can hide notifications from the iPhone lock screen. Although the act is often harmless, some notification previews might display private content.

Thus, hiding it ensures you never risk your privacy.

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Asif Sameer

I am a technophile, writer, YouTuber, and SEO analyst who is insane about tech and enjoys experimenting with numerous devices. An engineer by degree but a writer from the heart.