How to Make Text Messages & iMessages Private on iPhone 8/X

Wondering how to make messages private on iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X? This post will tell you how to turn off Message Preview on iPhone to make text messages and iMessages private on your iPhone.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Jan. 30, 2018, Last Updated: Jan. 30, 2018
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Recently, some users of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X always have a question on how to make text messages or iMessages private on their iPhone 8/X. Apple provides the Messages preview feature to make it easy for iPhone users to quickly read a message or an iMessage without unlocking their iPhone. However, not all users like this feature because there are times when you will receive a message that you do not want others to see. So, more and more users want to know how to make messages private on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, read on, the guide below will assist you to clear about how to make messages private on your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.

How to Make Messages Private on iPhone 8/X

How to Make Messages Private on iPhone 8/X

How to Make Messages Private on iPhone 8/X

Actually, how to make messages private on iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X namely how to turn off Message Preview on iPhone. That is easy to make it. If you’re also interested in knowing how to disable this feature, there is a way to do it.

Step 1 On your iPhone, open Settings.

Step 2 Click on Notifications.

Step 3 Click on Messages.

Step 4 Two options will appear; you can either turn it on for the Lock Screen or completely disable it for all features.

How to Turn off Message Preview on iPhone 8/X - Step 4

How to Turn off Message Preview on iPhone 8/X – Step 4

Bonus Tip: How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone 8/X

Messages keep a lot of vital information for users, so it always means a lot for users. Well, unexpected happens to everyone, sometimes, you may lose some important messages by accident. It could be very frustrating when losing the precious messages that you still needed. When you getting into this trouble, to retrieve the deleted text message is the first idea come to your mind, right? But, how to quickly and easily recover deleted text messages on iPhone X/8?

Actually, recovering lost or deleted iPhone messages is not a hot potato. If you have a backup that contains the messages you want to recover, you can restore them with iTunes or iCloud. But you may already know that restoring messages from backup will wipe the current messages on your iPhone. That is really not so convenient. Moreover, what if you have no backup, especially for new users of iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X, you may even haven’t backed up your new iPhone X/8 yet.

So, here in this part, we recommend you a practical iOS data recovery – PhoneRescue for iOS, which can help you easily recover lost or deleted iPhone messages from backups without losing data, and if you have no backup, it also makes it possible for you to recover messages from your iPhone directly. Now, let’s see how to recover iPhone messages with PhoneRescue for iOS:

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer > Select one recovery mode. Here take Recover from iOS Device for example.

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How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone 8/X - Step 1

How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone 8/X – Step 1

If you have no backups and want to recover messages back to your iPhone directly, connect your iPhone to the computer with the USB cable in advance.

Step 2 Only tick Messages and click on OK.

How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone 8/X - Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone 8/X – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the text messages you want to recover, then click on the To Device button to put selected messages back to your iPhone directly.

How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone 8/X - Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone 8/X – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to make messages private on iPhone 8 or iPhone X, actually, methods mentioned above also applying for other modes of iPhone. Hope this guide brings you some convenience of using your new iPhone. Last, if you lost messages unfortunately and eager to get them back, you can have a try on PhoneRescue for iOS, besides messages, it also can help you recover other 20+ types of data, like photos, contacts, videos, etc. More than anything, you can use to extract data from your iTunes backup or iCloud backup to your iDevice or computer without losing data. Such a useful tool, why not give it a try?

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, use Apple products for years, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of Apple related problems.

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