By Sarah Kingsbury
Previews of incoming text messages appear as banners or alerts on your home screen by default. This can be handy if you want to quickly decide if you want to reply to a message now or if you want to wait and reply later. But it can also be a pain if your mom, or your boss, catches sight of a message you'd rather they hadn't. And we all have that one friend or coworker who thinks nothing of grabbing your phone to check out the notifications on your home screen. Luckily, within your Settings app, there’s an easy way to disable text messages from being displayed on your Home screen while still receiving notifications. Here’s how to keep your messages private.