If you're concerned about keeping your messages private on your iPhone, there are several methods to conceal messages on an iPhone to ensure privacy. To keep your messages discreet, you can disable message previews, which will still alert you of a text message on the lock screen but won't show any message content.
Additionally, you can choose to conceal text messages entirely from the lock screen. The message preview feature can be easily enabled or disabled in your iPhone settings.
How to Hide Message Notification Preview on iPhone
- Open the Settings app
2. Tap Notifications
3. Tap Show Previews
4. Tap When Unlocked or Never
Now your notification previews will be private while your phone is locked.
How to Hide Text Messages from the Lock Screen
- Open the Settings
2. Tap Notifications and Select Messages
3. Toggle off Show on Lock Screen
When you turn off message preview, your message content won't be visible to anyone who glances at your phone when it's locked. This can be especially important if you're concerned about sensitive information being seen by someone who shouldn't have access to it.
Finally, hiding message notification previews can help to keep your conversations private. Even if someone gains access to your phone, they won't be able to see the content of your messages without unlocking your device and opening the Messages app.