How to Stop Showing Message Alerts on Your iPhone 5 Lock Screen

Text messaging is a great tool for communication, and the iPhone 5 is among that best at handling those types of messages. You can set up your phone to display your message alerts in a number of different ways, including badges and alerts. But you can also choose whether to show your message alerts on your lock screen, which means that you do not need to have the phone unlocked in order to see a message. If you are the only person that uses your phone, then this setting is find and, probably, really convenient. But if other people periodically check your phone and you want to keep the contents of your text messages hidden to anyone that can’t unlock your screen, then you need to stop showing alerts on the lock screen.

 

Disable iPhone 5 Lock Screen Message Alerts

 

Your reasoning behind wanting to keep your message alerts locked up could be one of many possible options, but typically involves keeping sensitive information away from prying eyes. Whether you are texting with a relative about a Christmas gift for one of your children, or you are a teenager making plans that your parents might not approve of, there are a lot of reasons why you might want to force someone to know how to unlock your phone in order to read your messages. So continue below to learn how to get message alerts off your lock screen.

 

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

iphone 5 settings icon

 

Step 2: Press the Notifications option.

iphone 5 notifications menu

 

Step 3: Tap the Messages option.

iphone 5 messages menu

 

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then press the button to the right of View in Lock Screen to switch it from On to Off.

stop showing lock screen message alerts

 

You can then exit this menu, confident in the fact that your message alerts will no longer be displaying on your lock screen.

 

You can configure many other options concerning the way that messaging is set up on your phone, including the keyboard sounds. Read this article to learn how to disable the keyboard sounds that play whenever you press a key.