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How To Turn OFF And ON Quick Reply Messages On iPhone X/iPhone Xr/iPhone Xs/iPhone Xs Max

Never heard of the Quick Reply Messages feature before? If you have an iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max, you certainly know about it. But chances are you know it as the Message Preview feature. There are literally hundreds of different articles online talking about this preview because many users are exasperated by certain privacy concerns.

To avoid confusions, let us just say that your iPhone comes with the Message Preview and the Reply With Message features turned on by default. The two of them are interconnected, in the sense that if you don’t get that Message Preview – which, by the way, can pop up on both the Home Screen and the Lock Screen (hence the security concerns previously mentioned) – you cannot reply with a message either. That’s because in order to reply with a message you must tap on the preview message first.

Now that we have established the basics, let’s delve into the details promised right from the title of this article.


How do you turn On/Off the Quick Reply Messages feature on iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max?

  1. It starts on the Home Screen, from the Settings app, like you probably expected;
  2. It requires that you navigate up to the Touch ID & Passcode menu;
  3. In there, you’ll find the Reply with Message option and adjust its status – like with all the other features that have their own dedicated toggle, one switch is enough to change it into the opposite option.


While it looks like it’s all been said and done on the topic of how to turn on and off the Quick Reply Messages on iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, there’s one more thing: if you’re not happy with the fact that you’re getting these message previews on the Lock Screen, where anyone can see even if your iPhone is locked, simply deactivate the Message Preview option from the Lock Screen!

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