Message previews in banners only.

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by HankHowdy, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Is there a way to have message previews in banners only? I don't like seeing them on the lock screen.
     
  2. C DM, Jan 21, 2016
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can disable lock screen notifications for messages, but that completely disables them on the lock screen. I'm not sure you can set them to not have previews in one place but have them in another.
     
  3. lagwagon Suspended

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    Settings > Notifications > Messages > Toggle off "Show on Lock Screen" should do exactly what you want.

    Your phone won't light up and show a text while locked. You will only see the banner (if you have it set to banner) if your phone is unlocked and in use.
     
  4. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    To go a little further with @lagwagons post, if you still want to show a text notification on the lock screen without seeing the message, leave "Show on lock screen" enabled. This will still notify you of a text while your screen is locked, but won't show the actual message.
     
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I actually understood the OP's question differently. Are they asking whether they can suppress the preview of messages on the lock screen or are they asking to disable the sms/iMessage notifications on the lock screen? The latter has been explained above. The former: disable "Show Previews" at the bottom of Settings > Notifications > Messages.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The way I read it is actually more of the former but with an additional requirement that while preview is disabled for lockscreen notifications it is still enabled for banner notifications--basically no preview when the device is locked and preview when the device is unlocked.
     
  7. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I want to see that I have a text message on the lock screen, but not show a message preview.

    I want to have a preview on the banners only.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    That's what the Show Previews setting is for. Just turn it off.
     
  9. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If I do that, then there is no preview with banners.
     
  10. KALLT macrumors 601

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    No, not true. The preview will be shown when the device is unlocked. Just not on the lock screen.
     
  11. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well I have it set that way now and I have no previews on banners.
     
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    Show Preview kills all previews. Your only option is to just kill Show on Lock Screen. You could still pull down Notification Centre from the lock screen to see your messages from there all while not having them display directly on the lock screen.
     
  14. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, I think I would rather just have no previews. I like having lock screen notifications.
     
  15. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Ah my bad, I mixed up OS X with iOS. I actually thought iOS would do this too, because it just makes sense. But you can still read the messages in Notification Center or pull down the banner when it appears.
     

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