SMS PREVIEW SETTINGS

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by -BigMac-, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. -BigMac- macrumors 68000

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    Hi Guys.

    My girlfriend insists this combination was possible in iOS10.

    Home screen
    - Shows banner of sender and no preview of SMS

    Lock screen
    - Shows notification of sender and no preview of SMS

    Notification Centre on home screen(pulled down when unlocked)
    - Shows notification of sender WITH preview of text

    I been trying to replicate these settings in iOS11, and have looked through the notification and messages settings, to no avail. Can someone tell me which combination to invoke to get this setup.

    Or is this not possible in iOS11 and why?

    thanks!:apple:;)
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    iOS 10 had an option of no preview on Lockscreen but had the option to preview when unlocked (homescreen, in apps, or notification center). That's how I had mine and my girlfriend's setup.
     
  3. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks so much for your reply, so this combination is no longer possible under iOS11?
     
  4. atlchamp macrumors 68000

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    nope and i rolled back to ios 10.3.3 just for that. sometimes I wanna see what people texted me without showing them that I read it...
     
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Seems like there’s a new option to show previews when unlocked that’s there for basically all apps.
     
  6. Freshjs59 macrumors newbie

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    its still available under the messages options in the notification settings. you just have to turn it back on for some reason. I just did it.
     
  7. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah but what that does it shows the banner eith preview in home screen. It used to hide the preview in home screen banners whilw showing the preview in notification centre :(
     
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I don't recall it working like that--I think it would hide the preview if the device was locked, but show it if it was unlocked. But it has been some time since I played around with that in iOS 10 (as I ended up enabling previews always basically), so perhaps I'm recalling it wrong. It would be kind of odd that it wouldn't display it in the banner but would show it in Notification Center when unlocked.
     
  9. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I agree 100% it is weird in theory, and i personally have no need for such a feature. The thing is I have seen my girlfriend using it in passing and she claims its better for privacy as regardless of using the phone or not, sitting on a desk unlocked, or showing someone a photo or video - it wont show the contents of the message in the banner - until you swipe down for notification centre.

    It bothers me that Apple would for no apparent software reason, just remove such features
     
  10. C DM, Sep 20, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017

    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I guess I wonder what would be the setting for that even in iOS 10. The locked/unlocked part makes sense, but this is even more unique as far as don't show previews even when unlocked, but do show them in Notification Center, but only when unlocked.

    I just checked an iOS 10 device and see what you mean. It has the same settings essentially, but it seems like there is what’s likely a bug/glitch when previews are turned off they still show up in Notification Center (while in iOS 11 it’s consistent in the sense that with previews off they don’t show up even in Notification Center).
     

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