iPhone Text Message Privacy: How to Turn off SMS Preview after upgrade 2.2

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iphoneg33k, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. iphoneg33k macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Hello all,

    I tried searching on the net and around the forum. I can't find a fix for this problem. On 2.1 I was able to hide the senders SMS message. After upgrading to 2.2 . I see the message come in but I also see who sent me the message.

    How can I turn this off and show "New Message" only.

    Let me know if some of you are having the same problem.

  2. mlemonds macrumors 6502a


    Apr 9, 2008
    Lexington, KY
    that is a new 'feature' of 2.2 and to my knowledge can't be changed back to the way it was with 2.1 the best you can do is 'new message <from sender>'

    not without jailbreaking anyways
  3. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Katy, TX
    setings, general, pascode lock, show sms preview
    edit: oh you want to turn off who its from....dunno how to do that one!
  4. iphoneg33k thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    hahah that's the first place I went to see if there was an option to turn this off.

    Now ever time I get txt from my other woman her name will appear... hahaha j/k .
  5. iBeast macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Seriously....this is an issue for me
  6. nospleen macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2002
    Putting my personal beliefs aside, lol, you could always change the name of the contact. Or, stick to one person.
  7. iphoneg33k thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Well for me its a issue since I put my phone down at work, I have staff walking by my desk since I work in the I.T dept.

    Hopefully they could fix the problem.

    I don't know if it's an old function but when you are looking at all your txt message and you want to delete a certain txt message. Instead of hitting the edit button on the top, you could just slide your finger on the message you want to delete. You will see the red delete button...
  8. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C

    Naw, I've been using that for a while...nice feature though!
  9. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    i agree, this really sucks.

    I'm a young guy and haven't tied myself down....it's called "dating" for the geeks here.

    Anyway, it's really not cool when a girl will see another girl's name pop up in a text message.
  10. Benjic macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2007
    Madison, WI
    I think the second part of your comment contradicts the first part of your comment.
  11. DAK13 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    In case anyone is interested after doing some research I found a program called PYSL (Protect Your Secret Life) It has I bunch of different features including the ability to block sms preview completly...its available thru Cydia. It does work I have been using the block sms feature for the past 2 days!!
  12. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
    Could have been worse if you didnt update and shes see the name and the message "See you tonight<3"
  13. GNice macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    You are not alone...;)
  14. mademan118 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2007
    Before it would never say that either. It would just say 'New Text Message'.
  15. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I don't see what's the problem. So if you're dating a girl you're not allowed to have friends that are girls and get text messages from them?
  16. MrsMim macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    Depends what sort of text messages he is getting.........
  17. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I don't mind the name of the sender appearing - every phone I've used does that and I want to know who sent me a message.

    However, I hate how it shows a preview of the actual content of the message. I've turned off the option so it doesn't show it when the phone is locked, but if I was letting my mates use my iPhone, last thing I want is a dirty text from a girl appearing.

    Or worse. lol
  18. deadsouls macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2008
    lol @ at all the self proclaimed 'players' on an iphone forum thinking its really cool to cheat on your girl. doesn't matter how 'young' you are. its still pathetic.
  19. iphoneg33k thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008

    Yes it is but if your using your phone for business
    And one of your coworkers wants to see ur phone and sees
    A message for your wife streaming at u or talking nasty
    To u I would not think u would want to share ur life
    With them
  20. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I don't want this feature just so any girls I see are able to see a preview of a text - I'm not that bothered as I'm not a player. But I like to retain privacy and I don't know at all what message might come in.

    There is always a few mates you have who might send you a message and last thing you want is someone reading it.
  21. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    well according to general populous of the woman population its against the law to have female friends when dating.

    with that aside, i kind of like having the preview mode then i dont have to unlock my phone just to see what the person typed
  22. starscream1101 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    Date secure women and not insecure girls that get upset when Suzy texts u.
  23. iphoneg33k thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Has anyone figure out this yet? Just wondering since the new update came out today

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