tweak to hide sender name for text in lock screen

heov

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In iOS4, if someone sent you a text message, you could hide the sender info, but still show up on the lock screen (it'd say "New Text Message" on the lock screen).

This is no longer the case in iOS5. All you can do in iOS5 is either completely remove the notification from the lock screen, or hide the message preview.

I want to be notified of a text message on my lock screen, but i don't want it to display who it's from. It'd be nice for emails as well.

Is there a tweak for this?

Thank you.
 

jjk454ss

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I'm not sure if it works on the lockscreen, but look at SimpleBanners maybe?
 

jarrodtb

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probably not what you are looking for... but you could use lockinfo's status bar icons to know when you have a text or email, and turn off lockscreen notifications entirely.
 

heov

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Thanks. Simplebanner didn't seem to work for me on the lock screen.

I'll give lock info a try, but other suggestions are welcome.

Thanks
 

ZCherub

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Quit cheating on your wife/girlfriend :)

Seriously, though, I'm not aware of anything that works on iOS5 short of disabling the notification, or changing the name in your contacts (unless you want this to apply to ALL incoming texts from everyone).
 

heov

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Thanks, bitesms seems to do this.

Any other suggestions? maybe one that applies to missed calls, etc?

Im actually surprised this isn't built in (well it was pre-ios5). I hate when my phone is out on a table and lights up with someone's name. People always wanna know what it's about once they see a name!
 

kokhean

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Isn't it better to just disable it on the lock screen but having status bar icons to let you know that you have text messages?
 

heov

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That's what I'm doing now. Just checking to see if there are other options.