Samsung Galaxy S5 How to deactivate preview message of new sms at lock screen

If you receive a new SMS on your Samsung Galaxy S5 you will get a preview message displayed at your lock screen and in your notification bar. The preview message shows you the content of the sms message and is very useful to get a quick overview.

If you don’t want to see the preview message either on your lock screen or at the notification bar, we will show you how t deactivate this feature in Android KitKat on you Samsung Galaxy S5.

Open the menu of your Samsung Galaxy S5 and in the next step tap on settings. Scroll down to the “applications” section and tap the button with “Messages”. In the next menu scroll down again to “Notifications” and tap on it. You will now find a section called “Preview Message”.

You will find two checkboxes. One with “Lock screen” and one with “Status bar”. Delete the check marks in it to deactivate the preview message on the lock screen and on the status bar.

In the future you wont get any preview messages displayed on your lock screen or at your status bar, when a new sms message arrives at your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.


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Comments (7)

  1. Wish

Thanks a lot for an advice.

  1. Tyrone

How do I get to preview messages on the status bar again. It use to scroll across the top of screen from right to left.

  1. Craig Goslan

How do I get notifications just to show in the status bar and not on the lock screen. They make your lock screen picture pretty pointless.

  1. Yesie

Really need this option for samsung galaxy 6!!!!!

  1. Connie

Under "preview message" I only have 1 check box and it says "show preview in status bar AND lock screen". I don't see one for either or. I want it in my status bar, just not my lock screen.

  1. Don

Using Lollipop. Go to settings-Sounds and Notifications-Notification--While locked. Click 'Do Not Show' and you will not get notifications when the screen is locked.

  1. Teri

I have tried following your instructions above, but unfortunately the "notifications" step is greyed out and I am unable to follow through. Any thoughts as to why I am not able to do this?

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