iPhones are, among other things, about reliability and simplified, fast access. For this reason, the quick reply message feature implemented right on the Lock Screen or the Home Screen of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus was much appreciated, for a long time. And still, at some point, you might no longer want to use that feature simply because it implies displaying a preview of your message.
If you have the feeling that this can affect your privacy, then it doesn’t matter that it spares you from using the passcode or the password to unlock it. You’ll just want to get rid of it.
To deactivate the quick reply messaging on your iPhone 8…
- Go to the Home screen and open the Settings app;
- Select the section with features for Touch ID & Passcode;
- Find the entry “Reply with Message” and change its toggle to Off.
From now on, you won’t be able to use this feature, but you can obviously reactivate it with ease, at any time. Just get back in there and switch the toggle to On, if that’s what you really want.
If you don’t like the message previews from your Lock Screen either…
Bear in mind that there is a way to turn off message previews on the Lock Screen of an Apple iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Once you do that, whatever you get, either as an SMS or as an iMessage text, will no longer be displayed when the iPhone screen is locked. This option is actually often recommended to those who want to hide any clue regarding what’s happening on their device. When it’s locked, your iPhone 8 will be locked for everyone!