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Sometimes you don’t want your text messages and emails showing up in its entirety on your lockscreen for anyone to see. Thankfully, Android allows you to hide sensitive notifications until you’ve unlocked your handset. Here’s how…

How to hide sensitive notifications from your Android lockscreen

First, you’re going to need to hop into your Android handset’s settings menu by pulling down the notification tray and tapping on the gear icon. Next, select the Security & location option before choosing Lock screen preferences.

At the top of the list, you should see an option for On the lock screen. When you tap on this, you will be given the three following choices: Show all notification content, Hide sensitive notification content, and Don’t show notifications at all. Obviously, the last option is the nuclear option, but choosing to hide sensitive notifications will stop private messages from showing on your lockscreen.

Use the images below for help if you get lost along the way.

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Justin Duino

I’m a writer for 9to5Google with a background in IT and Android development. Follow me on Twitter to read my ramblings about tech and email me at justin@jaduino.com. Tips are always welcome.