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How To Turn OFF Message Preview On iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr

Turning off the message preview on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr is not that hard. Of course, when you’re annoyed by how it shows private information and you’re scared that some other people might get to see things that you don’t want them to see… It might look like you’re a long way from disabling this thing. Especially when you’re clueless on where to start from. But that’s why we are here, to show you how to tackle a delicate problem like this one.

Before we show you the actual steps, let’s make one important observation. The iPhone 8, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max Message Preview works on both the Lock Screen and the Home Screen of your iPhone. But the settings are different for each of them, though, you will be able to turn these settings on and off from the same place. Let’s start!


To turn off the Message Preview from iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus…

  1. Begin by unlocking the device and launching the Settings app;
  2. Once you’re within the general Settings, select the Messages menu;
  3. In there, look for the Message Preview option with its special options – for the Lock Screen or for the Notification Bar;
  4. Disable the option(s) you want to get rid of and leave the Settings app.


Privacy just got a whole new meaning for you, now that you no longer have to deal with the Message Preview on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, right? If you’ll ever miss it again, retake the steps from above and turn back on the features that you have now just disabled.

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