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Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3: How To Turn ON And OFF Preview Message

The Preview Messages is a special function on Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3 that pushes a short preview of your incoming text messages, right on the lock screen or notification bar. It comes activated by default and you’ve probably noticed it from the first time you used your new smartphone.

Some users find it useful, as it lets them see who messaged and get a heads-up on whether it’s an important message that requires immediate attention or not. Others, on the contrary, are a bit unhappy with this so-called privacy intrusion.

The argument why some people don’t want to see these notifications is that they actually allow other persons, sitting around them, to take a peek at the messages that they receive. Nevertheless, arguments aren’t as important as showing you, step-by-step, how to turn on and off preview message on Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3.


The simple steps to turn Message Preview On/Off on Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3:

  1. Turn on the device;
  2. Swipe the Notification shade;
  3. Tap on the Settings icon;
  4. Browse and tap on Applications;
  5. Select Messages;
  6. Select Notifications;
  7. Look for the Preview Message section;
  8. Identify the two options under Preview Message – Lock Screen and Status Bar;
  9. Uncheck the boxes for the options you want to deactivate – just one of them or both – and leave the menus.


Depending on your choices, from now on, you will get the Preview Message only for the option that remained checked. As you have noticed, you can disable this feature from the Lock Screen or from the Notification Bar just as well. Needless to say, when you will feel the need to turn back on the preview message on Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3, all you have to do is to get back there and check the boxes.


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