Oct 24 2011
The notifications center of iOS 5 allows you to view new messages and mail, but if you happen to receive sensitive or private emails on your iPhone or iPad, which you may want to hide from others then, you can do the following to stop the emails from showing up on the lock screen.
This is how you can hide your emails:
- Open “Settings” and then tap on “Notifications”
- Tap on “Mail” and scroll to the bottom to “View in Lock Screen” and slide the adjuster to OFF
This will stop the email sender and make sure that any new mails you get won’t be displayed on your locked screen anytime. If you want to disable the notifications from appearing at the top of the screen as well, you will have to disable this by selecting the “None” option in the three side-by-side options at the top of that same settings screen.
For those of you who had already disabled it, you can obviously reverse this process to turn the lockscreen email previews on, but be careful with it because, anyone who picks up your iOS device can then see the basic sender and subjects of the newest email messages, even without entering a pass code.