1. Crude Berry's Avatar
    This is my first Android phone, prior to this I have owned iPhones from the 4 thru 6+. Now that's out of the way, I am loving the experience but there is 1 thing I miss about my iPhone that I haven't been able to figure out on my S7. I have exlred all of my options and haven't been able to come up with a solution.

    On my iPhones I could chose to have a notification on my lock screen for texts and emails with the senders name only and no content showing in the notification. This allowed me to view who was texting/ emailing without showing any of the contents of the message/ email. This allowed me to view who was texting without unlocking the phone, while keeping the content of the message private from prying eyes. On my S7 I can either see who is messaging with a snippet of the message, or choose "hide content". Hiding content pops a box up that simply says "message/ email" without sharing the senders identity.

    In a nutshell, is there a way to allow the senders name to show without content? If so, How? Thanks in advance for any help or ideas. I am using the stock messaging and email app.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-11-2017 07:30 PM
  2. Morty2264's Avatar
    Hello! No setting is coming to mind that could change that in stock messaging; but there are a plethora of messaging apps out there that may have that feature. Textra is a great app, as well as Chomp SMS, but I am unsure if they have that feature.

    I definitely like that feature, and would certainly use it to keep content "away from prying eyes," as you put it. Anyway, my best bet is to look through Google's Play Store Messaging apps and see if anything there matches what you're looking for. Or, maybe another user here is currently using an app that allows for that customization.

    Good luck! And if you find such an app, please let us know!
    03-11-2017 07:58 PM
  3. Crude Berry's Avatar
    Textra offers exactly what I'm looking for.
    Attached Thumbnails Show text senders name only on lock screen?-screenshot_20170312-075007.jpg  
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    03-12-2017 07:54 AM
  4. Hey I Tried's Avatar
    Settings / Notifications / Advanced Notifications
    Find Messages. Change from Show Content to Hide Content.
    Should show the senders name, but suppress the message.

    03-12-2017 02:47 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Textra offers exactly what I'm looking for.
    So glad! Man, I miss Textra...

    Maybe I'll go back...
    03-12-2017 03:17 PM
  6. Crude Berry's Avatar
    Settings / Notifications / Advanced Notifications
    Find Messages. Change from Show Content to Hide Content.
    Should show the senders name, but suppress the message.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b1bd296b98.jpg

    That exactly how I had it set. Simply read "New Messages" on the lock screen.
    03-12-2017 03:34 PM

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