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    Default Able to preview text messages on lock/home screen?

    Hello all,

    Fairly new to Android and coming from iPhone.

    Just wondering if there's any way to have my incoming text messages preview on the lock and/or home screen (as done with the iPhone)?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Able to preview text messages on lock/home screen?

    You sure can.
    Go into your messaging app, then select the 3 vertical dots at the top right hand corner of your screen.
    Select setting, then notifications.
    You should then see an option under "preview message" to tick a box to view on lock screen and/or status bar.
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    Default Re: Able to preview text messages on lock/home screen?

    Awesome! Thanks so much for taking the time to respond and help, Jaxsta.
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    Default Re: Able to preview text messages on lock/home screen?

    Thanks for the information you provided. I was wondering too. That's the beauty of Android Central.

    Sent from my sweet, sassy, southern and soulful White Galaxy Note 3.
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    Default Re: Able to preview text messages on lock/home screen?

    i dont have the preview message option. Im using a Sony Xperia Z2.
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    Default Re: Able to preview text messages on lock/home screen?

    You could always switch your messaging app to google hangouts? The hangouts widgets is one which can be displayed on the lock screen (swipe right on the clock widget on the lock screen to add a widget).
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    Unhappy Re: Able to preview text messages on lock/home screen?

    I updated my software this morning. I am having a problem with the preview messages. When I try to change the settings for the preview messages nothing changes. I tried rebooting my phone and it doesn't work. Also, when I did the update it asked me for settings for this function and I chose to hide the contents but now I would like to change that. Any idea how to do that?
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    Default Re: Able to preview text messages on lock/home screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaxsta View Post
    You sure can.
    Go into your messaging app, then select the 3 vertical dots at the top right hand corner of your screen.
    Select setting, then notifications.
    You should then see an option under "preview message" to tick a box to view on lock screen and/or status bar.
    I am using the Moto G and I don't have the option to preview text. Please help. Thanks.

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