Disabling Lock Screen Notifications And Previews In iOS 11

Disabling Lock Screen Notifications And Previews In iOS 11

Smartphones nowadays are power packed with new and innovative features that provide users ease of access. Mobile companies emphasize on incorporating features that are easy to use.

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One such feature is the ability to see notifications from different applications on the notification panel and on the lock screen. You can even reply to a message received from the lock screen. This feature is very useful as you can easily go through all your notifications at one place.

iOS 11 comes with the feature where you can check all your notifications from the notifications panel and lock screen. However, there is a negative aspect associated with it. Since these messages can be viewed on the notification panel, it hampers privacy as others might get a peek into your messages. To resolve this concern, iOS11 offers the option to disable lock screen notifications and previews.

In this article, we will learn how to disable lock screen notification and previews.

Steps to Disable Lock Screen Notifications

Disabling lock screen notifications is an easy task. You cannot disable it for multiple applications in one go and hence will have to disable it for individual applications one at a time.

Follow these simple steps to to get a notification and preview free lock screen :

  • Open Settings on your iOS device and tap on Notifications.
  • You will see a list of all the applications installed on your device.
  • Tap on the application for which you wish to disable notifications.

Whatsapp notification

  • When you tap on the application you will get the option for disabling the notification.
  • Click on “Show on Lock Screen” option.

Whatsapp show on lock screen

After following these steps, you will not see any notifications on lock screen from the application, for which you have disabled the lock screen notification.

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Steps to Disable Notification Previews

You might have noticed at times that while doing an important work on your phone, you receive notifications on your Home Screen. These notifications stay on the screen for a few seconds. However, these may disturb you at times. So, in case you wish to disable the notification previews you can follow the steps below:

  • Open Settings on your iOS device and tap on Notifications.
  • In Notifications window, locate and tap on Show Previews.Notification
  • By default, it is set to Always. You can now set the device to show preview when device is unlocked or to never show preview.

Show preview

When you change the preview settings directly from the Show Previews, it will be applicable for all the applications installed.

Whereas, if you change the preview settings by tapping on the application it will be changed only for that particular application.

Show previews notification

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For someone who is concerned about privacy and is not comfortable with reading notifications and replying to them while the device is still locked this feature might be useful.

Kunal Sharma

Kunal Sharma

Kunal Sharma is a writer and blogger at Systweak. He is a technology geek and loves to play video games. He tries to take full advantage of the technology in hand and explore every area of it.

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