How to turn off text message preview on iOS lock screen?

pcaulfield

Is there a way to disable the text message preview that pops up on the lock screen?

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jimlynch
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Looks like you have two good answers already. Dang it, I got here too late! ;)

timohale
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If you are using iOS 5 or later, make sure to instead navigate to:

 

Settings -> Notifications -> Messages -> Show Preview -> OFF

ablake
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Open SETTINGS>NOTIFICATIONS>MESSAGES. Scroll down until you see “Show Preview” and slide the switch to off. This way it will still notify you when you get a new message, but the preview won’t be visible for the world to see.  

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