Your Apple Watch can show you a lot of information about the notifications that you receive from the apps on your iPhone. Many of these notifications can even completely replace the functionality of your iPhone, meaning that you won’t need to take the phone out of your pocket or your purse as frequently.
One of the notification types that you can get on your watch is from the Mail app. Part of this notification can include a couple of preview lines that let you know what the email is about. But if you are worried that people near you, or people with access to your watch, might be able to read these previews then you can follow our guide below and learn how to disable the email preview linesi in the Apple Watch mail notifications.
How to Stop Showing Previews from the Mail App on the Apple Watch
The steps in this article were performed in the Watch app on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.3. This will not affect any of the notification settings for the mail app on your iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Choose the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Mail option.
Step 4: Touch the Message Preview button under Mail Settings.
Step 5: Tap the None option.
You should now receive email notifications similarly to how you had received them previously on your watch, but there will no longer be a preview portion of the notification that lets you know some of its content.
Do you find that the notifications on your watch illuminate the screen too often, especially when you’re in a dark environment. Learn about the Apple Watch’s Theater Mode and use it as a means to silence the watch as needed, rather than changing a lot of settings and disabling all of your notifications.
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