Lollipop TouchWiz guide: How to set up lockscreen notifications to show all their info, hide sensitive info, or not show up at all


With Android 5.0 Lollipop came a slew of changes, tweaks, and improvements. One of them is the lockscreen notifications feature – Android users can finally see a preview of their incoming emails, messages, and others right on the lockscreen – much like how iOS does it. Of course, privacy always comes first, and many users may not feel comfortable knowing that anyone who simpli turns on the lights on their phone will be able to see what the owner is receiving. So, naturally, Google included an option to turn the new feature on and off.

Samsung, on the other hand, added a third option to the lockscreen notifications, and it's the one that your device will default to, if you update to Lollipop right now – you can have "sensitive information" hidden, but the screen will still tell you which app the content is coming from. Notifications that are not deemed sensitive will keep showing normally. Check the slideshow below to see how to access the settings in question, and how it all looks.

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6 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Hide sensitive information is already there in stock Lollipop, only when you have pin or pattern applied as a lock.

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It was in 4.4.4 samsung kitkat aswell , well enabled by default if you had lock setup. But setup changed and thats why they announced it probably

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1477; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

this only applies if you don't have a lock on your phone like pin or swipe?

4. paul.k

Posts: 305; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Applies when you have any lockscreen enabled, even if it's just swipe

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Ah there is the difference with stock :) On samsung it gives this option always.

6. longtian

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

My phone is Android 4.4, can not be upgraded to Android 5.0.

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