The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus message preview feature is essentially a texting feature that pops up on top of any screen, on the notification bar, and also on the lock screen when a message is delivered on your phone. If this pop up was only meant to notify you of an incoming text only, it would be all right.
However, it does a lot more which includes showing a short preview of the received text message, and also tells you who the sender is. It is also a shortcut through which you can access the messaging application showing you the specific thread and allowing you to reply to it.
Allowing you to quickly access the SMS app and letting you to reply to the specific thread can be said to be useful. However, the other first two capabilities are problematic and you probably know why.
On the positive side of this, it is an extra feature that gives you a fast access and allows you to reply quickly. The negative side is that it is a serious privacy concern. When in public you might not want other people around you to see the content of the message and want to know how to turn off preview message on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
How You Can Turn OFF Message Preview On Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus
- Open settings, then applications
- Touch on messages
- Pick notifications
- Look for the preview message section and the two options which include status bar and lock screen
- Ensure the boxes associated with either of the two are unchecked.
With the above procedure, you will either get previews on the status bar or on the lock screen alone, and possibly on none of these depending on the options you have unchecked. Note that the process is as simple as unchecking only two boxes.
According to your preferences, you can always return to the option that allows you to preview the messages by checking the boxes again. After you have unchecked the options, your private messages will remain private. Therefore, you can enjoy this this feature since you now know how to turn on and off the messages preview.