If you frequently use your phone in a public place or in the presence of other people, you will undoubtedly want to maintain your privacy. Most of the time, we have the default setting set so that when we receive an SMS or other notification, the entire content, or at least the majority of it, is displayed on the lock screen. So, whether they can unlock the phone or not, anyone can read this. It makes no sense because without knowing the PIN code, our phone is vulnerable to the leakage of confidential information. How do I turn off the SMS display on the lock screen? How do I turn off other notifications? You can hide sensitive data from any notification on the lock screen with the swipe of a finger. How should it be done? I’ll demonstrate it in this brief tutorial. The operation essentially consists of looking for the appropriate option in the phone’s settings. As a result, no one will know who you are writing to or what you are writing about, as well as many other confidential matters that may reveal your notifications.
How do I turn off the display of SMS and other notifications on the lock screen?
It is possible to do so in the lock screen settings. This setting is typically found in the Security & Lock Screen tab (or Security & Screen Lock etc) -> Lock screen settings (or Notifications) -> Lock screen. Depending on the device, the tab Show detailed notification data may be hidden. You can change whether the entire notification is displayed or whether sensitive content (for example, the text of a friend’s message) is hidden. Alternatively, you can choose to have no notifications displayed on the lock screen at all. To find this setting, go to Screen and notification settings, then select the tab – When the device is locked. I should point out that this option to hide SMS messages and other notifications on the lock screen is not available on every phone. People who own a smartphone running Android 5.0 or higher will almost certainly have this option. If you can’t find it in the screen lock settings, look in the notification settings. You can always use the magnifying glass icon in the settings to help you by typing the phrase “hide content” or “lock screen notifications.”