can i hide the name of who texts me?

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  1. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    IS it true that on 3.0 you can put it so that when you get a text it just says. New text.

    I don't want people looking at my phone seeing my texts.
     
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  3. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    You can already do that now; they just moved it to the Messages settings.

    Right now it's in the Passcode settings.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I thought you could only turn off preview if you have a passcode lock on.
     
  5. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    what does passcode mean? means i gotta type in a password each time? thats kind of annoying.

    so 3.0 has a show message toggle off switch?
     
  6. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    I don't remember how it was before (never use it), but you don't need a passcode to turn the preview off in 3.0.
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    Even if you HAD to do a passcode, you can set it for once every four hours. It's no big deal. :)
     
  8. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    This is in iphone 3.0 settings now
     

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  9. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    I think what the op meant was if the name still shows up in the alert and not just "text message". That answer would be the name still shows up even with preview off.
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes but then if you do not lock your phone (which sets the passcode) then you stick it in your pocket and it stays on for however long it stays on.
     
  11. jmann macrumors 604

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    No, that's not what I mean. See here.
     

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  12. cjandnw macrumors 6502

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    You can give the person texting you a different name in contacts if you are trying to hide that information.
    Such as calling "Carol" "Carl" or "Apple Care"
    Does that help
     
  13. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    Downgrade to 2.2

    (I don't know if a downgrade is possible)
     
  14. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    True. This was brought up back when OS 2.0 was released. Just change "Jenny" to "Robert" and problem is solved if you have a second girlfriend, BUT this does not solve all problems. Also, what happens when Jenny finds out that you have her labeled as Robert. She is going to start getting suspicious very quickly.

    I agree with the original poster though, that it would be useful if Apple could add a feature in the settings that hides the name of the sender and just says "text." To me, it is not about having multiple girlfriends, for me it is simply about privacy. If I am at a party with my parents and one of the thirty or so girls who are in my contacts (just friends) sends me a text, I don't want Grampa to say "who's Amanda?" Or, if I'm at work, and I get a text from a former coworker who is now working at a competitor (he/she is just a friend), I don't want that person's name to appear on the screen when my phone is sitting on the table. There are hundreds of more examples, and they all fall simply into "privacy" and not "cheating."
     

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