Disable Message preview on LOCK screen ONLY

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mjz147, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. mjz147 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    I have the iPhone 6 and iOS 8.3 JB and have had iOS for years. The phone and OS is great.

    My one and only complaint right now: Is there a tweak that will allow for imessages/messages to be "previewed" only when the phone is unlocked.

    Meaning if my phone is off and I get a text, the lock screen notification will say

    John Doe
    "text message"

    But when my phone is unlocked and I am using it, it will say

    John Doe
    "hey whats up" (sample message/preview)

    When I have my phone on the charger or sitting on a desk/counter I don't Necessarily want all my new text available for people to see, but when I am using the phone and it is unlocked I want to see the message preview.

    Not a huge pain but just wondering if anyone can shed some light on if there is anything in cydia ASIDE From BiteSMS
  2. phillyi macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2011

    You can do this with a tweak called Notification Privacy. I used it in a similar manner as you are describing.

    You can select the apps you want to the preview to be hidden and replaced with a custom message you desire. There is an option to have it set so that the preview display when unlocked as well. HTH!
  3. mjz147 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009

    Sweet this is exactly what I am looking for, thanks a lot.
    My only gripe, and I know I am being picky is that you cannot set an iMessage to show up as "Imessage" or a text to come in as "text Message" you can customize it so that both Imessages and texts show us as the custom text that you typed in, which for me is "message" but hey this will work out just fine.
  4. HankHowdy macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2012
    Victorville CA
    This was a lot of help. I can now reply from the lock screen with out the message preview showing on the lock screen.

  5. BigMar89 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    I'd also recommend a tweak called Convergance Lite. It's under the repo: repo.incendo.ws

    Very minimal notifications look on the lock screen by simply just displaying the app icon and a number next to it pertaining to how many notifications you've received for that app. Simply click the app icon notification in the lock screen and the notification displays in its entirety. Great tweak
  6. mjz147 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009

    Bump, lol. iOS 9.02 jailbroken same device same request. Anyone know if this tweak is possible. I'd pay $1 for the privacy and convenience
  7. swarlos macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2015
    OMG this is what I've been wanting since iOS 8. Now the crappy part is I'm running beta 5 of 9.1 and I don't want to downgrade and lose my Apple Watch activity and plants vs zombies 2 progress grr.
  8. mjz147 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    Thanks for the feedback, but that is WAYYY different than what I want

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