Notifications appearing on the Lock Screen of your iPhone can also be viewed by people around you. Luckily, it is really easy to Hide Notifications on iPhone Lock Screen and protect your privacy.
Hide Alerts & Notifications on iPhone Lock Screen
While allowing Notifications to appear on the Lock Screen of iPhone provides a quick and convenient way to keep track of New Messages received, this feature can also lead to privacy issues.
For example, people around you might be able to guess the content of your messages and who you are in contact with by taking a look at New Message Notifications openly flashing on the Lock screen of your iPhone.
Also, if you happen to leave your iPhone unattended there is always the possibility of someone being tempted to pick up your iPhone and start scrolling through Lock Screen messages, out of curiosity or other reasons.
To fix this privacy issue, you can prevent Messaging Apps from displaying Lock Screen Notifications or remove access to Notification Center from the Lock Screen.
1. Hide Notifications from Specific Apps on iPhone Lock Screen
All that is required to Hide Notifications from any App on iPhone Lock Screen is to go to Settings > Notifications > scroll down and select the App for which you want to Hide Lock Screen Notifications.
On the next screen, uncheck the Lock Screen option located under “ALERTS” section by tapping on it.
After this, you will no longer see Notifications from this particular App appearing on the Lock Screen of your iPhone.
You can repeat the above steps to Disable Lock Screen Notifications for Messages, Signal, Telegram and other Messaging and Social Media Apps.
2. Hide All Notifications on iPhone Lock Screen
The only way to Disable or Hide All Notifications on iPhone Lock Screen is to remove access to Today View and Notification Center from iPhone Lock Screen.
Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > When prompted, enter the Lock Screen Passcode for your device.
On the next screen, scroll down to Allow Access When Locked section and move the toggle next to Notifications Center and Today View to OFF position.
Once access to Notification Center and Today View is removed, no one will be able to View or Access Notifications on your iPhone, without knowing its Lock Screen Passcode.
3. Hide Message Previews on iPhone Lock Screen
If you find Lock Screen Notifications useful and do not want to disable them, you can still protect your privacy by Hiding Message Previews on iPhone Lock Screen.
Go to Settings > Notifications > tap on Show Previews option.
On the next screen, tap on When Unlocked option.
After this Message Preview in Notifications will only be visible when your iPhone is unlocked, Lock Screen Notifications will only display the Name of the Sender.