Some people don’t like it when their phones pop out notifications that they don’t want people to see. But Luckily you can now hide notifications from your lock screen on your Android device so that everything is for your eyes only.
Here are steps to guide on how to hide your notifications on your lock screen
Steps to Hide Lock Screen Notifications on Stock Android
We all know that Android smartphones usually have three options for locking screen notifications: show all, show none, or hide notification content. While the last option means you can see which app the notification is for, but not its contents, thereby protecting your privacy and letting you know whether it’s worthwhile to unlock your phone.
- Open your device’s Settings
- And tap the Apps & notifications ( or Sound & notifications in older versions of Android).
- Next to the Notifications.
- Tap On lock screen.
- You have to tap Don’t show notifications at all or Hide sensitive content.
- And you have to repeat the steps above and tap Show all notification content to make them visible again.
There is another method to access these options on stock Android phones is to navigate to Settings > Security & location > screen preferences > On lock screen. But this process can be changed depending on your phone’s make and model.
Steps to Hide Lock Screen Notifications on Samsung and HTC
For some Samsung phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap screen and security.
- Then tap Notifications.
- And enter the Content on the screen.
- Tap Do not show notifications or Hide content.
While on newer Samsung smartphones, the process is the same, but the options read Hide content and Notification icons only. On older HTC phones not running stock Android, you must go to Settings > Sound & notification > When the device is locked to access these options.