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How To Hide Message Preview In iPhone 8/ 8 Plus, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max

If you text a lot on your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max you’re probably also getting a lot of Message Preview notifications. When you’re at home or somewhere in a private space, getting that pop up on the display – Lock Screen or Home Screen – can be nice. You instantly know who texted and, what’s even more convenient, you can instantly tap on that message preview and get to the messages app to reply. You don’t even need to bother unlocking the iPhone and that’s awesome, right?


Obviously, things change when you are in a more crowded place, sharing an office, or having all kinds of people on your shoulder all the time. In such situations, you probably don’t appreciate that anyone who sits close to you can see what messages you’re getting, even when the phone is locked! Long story short, if you want to hide such message preview notifications, we totally understand it.

The request is not uncommon and not difficult to handle at all. Take a look at the instructions that we have prepared for you on this topic and you’ll get all the details you need:


To hide the Message Preview on Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max

  1. Start from the Settings section of your phone;
  2. Select the Messages menu;
  3. Look for the Message Preview option listed in there;
  4. Uncheck the boxes that would enable it – either on the Lock Screen alone, on the Home Screen alone, or on both of them.


Like you said, what you want to keep from this flexible Preview Messages feature is your choice. And the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max will act in consequence.

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