4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2008 6:11 PM by Buzz Lightgear
keano12 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi when I get a text from someone my phone lights up and shows me a brief highlight of who texted me and text.

I want this private. Meaning I want it to ring etc but I don't want a message to show up for other ppl to see who is texting me if I am away from my iphone. Anyway to change this?

Custom, Other OS
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Yes by enabling a passcode lock for your iPhone, which you should be using anyway in case your iPhone is lost or stolen, and for unauthorized use of your iPhone when you are away from it.

    Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock.

    Turn Passcode Lock on entering your chosen 4 digit passcode.

    Select Off at Show SMS Preview.
  • obiling Level 1 (0 points)
    Omg i hate you allan i was just about to say that.....Give someone else a chance in life to help someone out....
  • keano12 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks much. I had the passcode lock on already just didn't realize the SMS lock.
    Thanks
  • Buzz Lightgear Level 2 (225 points)
    Hey Keano12 ...
    --Yes, there's a way to do that. Goto 'Settings' > 'General' > 'Passcode Lock'. Enter a passcode (twice) & a new window will let you turn off the 'Show SMS Preview'.--

    Then just turn off the 'Passcode Lock'.

    Later ...

    Buzz