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[Tutorial] Hide notification content on notification shade: making sense of privacy

2017-12-11 23:18:36
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Privacy is important, and at MIUI, we respect yours!
While Android allows hiding your private content of the notifications showing on the lock screen, sooner or later, you’ll come wishing if you can hide the content even while the phone is unlocked, at least for some apps, and for ‘that’ situations.

It’s only logical that you lock the apps for a reason, and the design should serve that very reason in all possible scenarios where something or someone is overstepping the boundaries. From now on, you can choose (or not) whether to hide the content of notifications for the apps you lock, in the notification shade.

For the apps which are locked via App lock
1. How to hide contents in Notification Shade?
  • Go to settings - app lock - lock the app
  • Open app lock settings - Hide content - Turn on
  • ‘Hidden’ tag in app lock will indicate the current status

- This will hide the contents of the notifications in notification shade while the phone is unlocked.
- Apps which are locked, by default has the notification content hidden on the lock screen.

2. How to keep notification content visible on notification but keep the app locked?
  • Go to settings - app lock - lock the app
  • Open app lock settings - Hide content - Turn it off for the desired app
  • ‘Hidden’ tag in app lock will be removed

- This will not hide the contents of the notification shade, but just the app will be locked. It will still hide the content on the lock screen while the app is locked.

For the apps which are not locked
While the above is only applicable only for the apps you lock via app lock feature, of course, the default Android feature is still there - if you want the apps to not show contents on the lock screen by default.

1. How to hide notification content without locking apps
  • Go to settings - lock screen & password - advanced settings
  • On the lock screen - select ‘show all notifications but hide contents’

- Depending on the base android version the above option might be there or not.
- This is currently available only in Developer ROM

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thanks for sharing
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