Mobile Phones Android How to Hide Notifications on Your Android Lock Screen Shield your sensitive info on Android 9.0 (Pie), 8.0 (Oreo), and 7.0 (Nougat) By Molly McLaughlin Writer, Editor Molly K. McLaughlin has been a technology writer since 2004. Her work has appeared on PCMag, Dealnews, Wirecutter, and many others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Molly McLaughlin Updated January 29, 2020 Android Switching from iOS Tweet Share Email Notifications that appear on your Android lock screen can be convenient, but also potentially embarrassing if someone else sees them. You can hide notifications from your lock screen on your Android device so that everything is for your eyes only. Instructions in this article apply to smartphones and tablets with Android 9.0 (Pie), Android 8.0 (Oreo), Android 7.0 (Nougat), and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Some steps may vary depending on the device manufacturer and model. How to Hide Lock Screen Notifications on Stock Android Android smartphones usually have three options that lock screen notifications: show all, show none, or hide sensitive notification content. The last option means you can see which app the notification is for, but not its contents, thereby protecting your privacy and letting you know whether it's worthwhile to unlock your phone. Open Settings > General. Tap Apps & notifications (or Sound & notifications in older versions of Android). Tap Notifications > Lock screen. Tap Hide sensitive notifications only or Hide all notifications. To make notifications visible again, repeat the steps above and tap Show all notifications. How to Hide Lock Screen Notifications on Samsung and HTC For some Samsung phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6: Open Settings. Tap Lock screen. Tap Notifications. Tap Hide content or Notification icons only. To hide or show notifications from specific apps, scroll down and tap Show notifications from. Tap the switches to toggle notifications for individual apps. On older HTC phones not running stock Android, select Settings > Sound & notification > When device is locked to access these options. If none of these methods work, search for lock screen in the Settings app.