How to Hide Message Preview on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

How to Hide Message Preview on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

Hey there! If you’re using a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, you might have noticed that whenever you receive a text message, a preview of that message pops up on the lock screen. It’s meant to make things easier for you, so you can quickly see your messages without unlocking your phone or opening the messaging app.

However, some people have concerns about privacy. It’s understandable if you’re dealing with sensitive information and don’t want others around you to see what’s on your screen. In this article, I’ll show you how to hide message previews on your Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. No need to search for extra apps — we’ll use the built-in features instead.

How to disable text popups on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

When you get a text, a pop-up notification appears on top of whatever you’re doing. It lets you reply quickly without leaving the app you’re using. The problem is, it shows who sent the message and a preview of your conversation. That might not be ideal if you’re at work or discussing something private. Luckily, you can easily turn off these pop-ups.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap the MORE button at the top right of the screen.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap Notifications.
  5. Turn off Pop-up Display.

While you’re in the Notifications section, you’ll also see a feature called Preview Message. If you deactivate this, you’ll still get pop-up notifications, but without any private information or message preview. It’ll simply be a shortcut to the messaging app, and tapping it will take you to the new message thread.

How to control lock screen information

Now, let’s talk about message previews on the lock screen. Some people love this feature, while others find it annoying due to privacy concerns. I suggest keeping the pop-up message notification on the lock screen but turning off the preview. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the notification bar.
  2. Tap the gear-shaped icon.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Select Lock screen & security.
  5. Find Notifications on the lock screen.
  6. Tap Content on lock screen.
  7. Choose to hide content or use the Do not show notifications feature.

If you hide content, you’ll still receive notifications on your lock screen, but they won’t show any detailed information. If you select the Do not show notifications feature, nothing will appear on your screen until you unlock your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus with your password.

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