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  1. jamev22

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    Does anyone know when I unlock my phone if I have a new message it automatically opens in a sort of preview, can this be turned off to just show who message is off?
     

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  2. Brian706

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    I don't have your device so I can't dig around in the settings. I'd assume what you're describing is something similar to the stock Android ambient display or the moto display on Motorola devices.

    Check under settings > display and see if you see something that sounds similar to that. You may be able to disable it.

    Alternatively you might try Settings > security > lock screen and look for an option to hide sensitive information on the lock screen. That will show you that you have a text message but hide the contents of the message.

    I can only tell you where these settings are on my device but LG usually stays fairly close to stock Android if I recall correctly so some of these options may be the same or similar enough that you can find them.
     
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    Thanks mate I managed to turn it off on the lock screen so it only shows name but when I unlock my phone the message is open on my screen. Can't find the first setting you mentioned
     
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    Hmm, I really wish I could help more but without being able to look through the settings myself, it's a bit difficult.

    I would think that if it's something that can be disabled that it will be somewhere in your notification settings. Alternatively you might look at the notification settings within your text messaging app and see if there's anything different in there.

    I know that on my phone within the messaging app on my device I have these options:
    Screenshot_20171016-155027.png

    That may be a feature of Android Oreo though.
     
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    Thanks for your help but I'm running older android on my g6 can't see the right setting, I don't suppose you know how to get the numbers on apps when there is a notification eg messaging and snap chat, I've moved from iOS where all unread notifications showed automatically against the app
     
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    BTW I'm running nova launcher
     
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    That's something they are working on with newer versions of Android. In Oreo they added the notification dots on apps but not a number. I vaguely remember there being an app for this created sometime ago. I never used it but I'll poke around and see if I can find it.
     
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    Are there notification settings in Nova launcher? They might even include an option to add the notification badges you were talking about. I used Nova prime a long time ago. Been a long time so I can't really remember all the settings and I'm not sure what they have added since I've stopped using it.

    But there's probably some Nova settings for notification stuff. I'd poke around in there too.


    Edit:
    Nova has a companion app that uses notification badges. I knew this was all vaguely familiar.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.notifier
     
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    Thanks mate!
     
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    Check out menu>settings>general>Smart settings and see if you have anything there to open unread messages when you unlock your phone.
     
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