How to Make Notifications Private on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you concerned about your privacy when it comes to notifications on your iPhone? You’re not alone.

With the increasing amount of personal information and sensitive data stored on our devices, it’s essential to know how to keep our notifications private. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to make notifications private on your iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and navigate to the home screen. Locate and tap on the “Settings” app. This app is represented by a gear icon.

Step 2: Selecting “Notifications”

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Notifications” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Choosing an App

Inside the Notifications menu, you will see a list of apps installed on your iPhone. Select the app for which you want to make notifications private.


If the app you want is not visible in this list, scroll down and tap on “Show Previews” under the “Options” section. Then select either “When Unlocked” or “Never.” This will ensure that all apps with sensitive information have their notifications hidden.

Step 4: Configuring Notification Settings

Once you have selected an app, you will see various notification settings for that particular app.

  • Banner Style: This option allows you to choose how notifications from this app are displayed when they arrive. You can choose between banners, alerts, or none.
  • Show Previews: Here, you can decide whether or not to show a preview of each notification when your device is unlocked.
  • Notification Grouping: If you receive multiple notifications from the same app, you can choose how they are grouped together.
  • Lock Screen: This setting determines whether or not the app’s notifications appear on your lock screen.

Step 5: Adjusting Individual App Notifications

If you want to further customize the notification settings for a specific app, tap on “Options” at the top of the screen. Here, you can adjust settings such as sounds, badges, and more.

Step 6: Repeat for Other Apps

To make notifications private for other apps, repeat steps 3 to 5.


In this tutorial, we have learned how to make notifications private on your iPhone. By following these simple steps and customizing your notification settings, you can enhance your privacy and keep sensitive information hidden from prying eyes. Remember to regularly review and update these settings as needed to maintain your desired level of privacy.

We hope this article has been helpful in securing your iPhone’s notifications. Stay safe and enjoy using your device!

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