How to Hide Notifications on Apple Watch Screen WatchOS 9.0.1 or later

If you don't want to expose your private notifications & alerts, turn on Notification Privacy on the Apple Watch to hide notification content

If you prefer Apple Devices, like iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac, forget about the data breach or thievery; every day, Apple keeps updating the security features to beat hackers and, of course, stalkers around you. Over time, notifications on the Apple Watch have evolved; now, the watch can show notifications and alerts that mainly belong to the paired iPhone, like Messages, Calls, and more. In this line of the article, we will be discussing notifications on the Apple Watch Screen. Notifications on the Apple Watch come in handy; all you need is to raise the wrist to read the Messages, Alerts, etc., without taking the iPhone out comfortably. However, if it is a private message or notification that you don’t want to share with anyone around, but at the same time, you can’t ignore them by disabling notifications, what will you do?

Fortunately, the watchOS 7 has simplified this process, meaning; you can preview the notifications without breaking the privacy and, of course, by not turning off the notifications on the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch will receive all the notifications that are allowed from the paired iPhone just as usual. Still, it will not show detailed notification, only the app’s name from which notification has been received.

Hide Notifications on Apple Watch with These Easy Steps

By turning on the Notification Privacy, you’re hiding the content of notifications on the Apple Watch. As a complement, you can preview the notification details, by tapping on the notification alert.

  1. Launch the Watch app on your iPhone that is paired with Apple Watch.
  2. Tap on the My Watch
  3. Choose Notifications.
  4. Turn On Notification Privacy.

Notifications will only appear if they are enabled for the Apple Watch, therefore, if you aren’t receiving the notification alerts on the Apple Watch, make sure to turn it on first.

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Karly Wood

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