Change your iPhone’s home settings to prevent your friends from tracking your notifications

CHECK your iPhone now – subtle settings can reveal your texts to others.

Notifications on your lock screen may give away your personal information.

Choose When Unlocked or Never for the best privacy


Choose When Unlocked or Never for the best privacyCredit: Apple / The Sun

Thankfully, a simple edit can prevent this from happening.

When you get a WhatsApp your above text IphoneThe message is fully displayed.

It’s the same story for Messages messages or the details of private Instagram messages.

But there are two options that can make your lock screen much more secure.

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It involves hiding your notification content on the lock screen.

You can set it so that the notification content is not displayed when the phone is locked.

And you can even set it so that messages don’t have a preview even when the phone is locked.

That means the only way to see the contents of the message is to unlock your phone and tap the notification.

How to hide notification previews on iPhone

First, make sure you’re using the latest iOS version.

Go to Settings > General > Software Update and install any pending changes.

Then go back to Settings and tap on Notifications.

Now go to the Show Preview section near the top of the page.

You then have three options: Always, When Unlocked, and Never.

Selecting Always means you’ll always see notification previews on your Lock screen.

Changing it to When Unlocked will limit the previews to showing only when you’ve unlocked your phone with your passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID.

And Never means the notification content will always be hidden from view.

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Caroline Bleakley

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