How to Disable Notification Previews for All Apps with iOS 11 on iPhone

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For awhile now on iPhone, you’ve had the ability to hide message previews when receiving a notification from the Messages app. Now, with iOS 11, you can also disable previews for notifications from all your other apps. For example, say you have Facebook notifications enabled and a friend comments on your photo. Normally, you’d receive a notification that tells you that person commented on your photo. But when you disable notification previews, you’ll simply see that you have a Facebook notification, with no further info being displayed on the Lock screen. Here’s how to disable notification previews for all apps with iOS 11 on iPhone.

Related: How to Turn Off Repeat Message Notifications on Your iPhone

How to Disable Notification Previews for All Apps

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Notifications.
  • At the top, select Show Previews.
  • To disable all notification previews, tap Never.
  • To hide previews only when your phone is locked, tap When Unlocked.
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