According to a newly released iPhone X first impressions article from Steven Levy at, the default settings for Lock screen notifications have been adjusted for the iPhone X.

In the past, the default setting has been to show full previews of notifications by default on the Lock screen of a locked iPhone. Levy reports in his preview article that the default setting on iPhone X is for the phone to hide these previews until the phone is unlocked via Face ID.

Users can set their notification settings back to the old norm via an easy toggle in the settings app, so this change should not be a burden to most users. The following is a quote from Levy’s article:

Alternatively, a good way to see when you’ve been recognized is to notice the generic messages on the lock screen saying “you have a notification” from Facebook, Gmail, or wherever. When you and your iPhone X make that turn-on connection, those flesh out with the actual content of the message. (This feature—withholding potentially private alerts until the phone was unlocked—had previously been available as an option but now is the default.)

As Levy mentions, this change may provide a small unforeseen benefit. This is that the revealing of the notification previews provides a confirmation that Face ID has unlocked the phone. As previously mentioned, this does not make a huge difference considering you can choose whichever option you prefer in the Settings app.

Were you able to preorder an iPhone X? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Wired

  • burge

    Most certainly did.

  • Kaptivator

    I just couldn’t bring myself to preorder. Ill wait until after launch to see what others have to say. I’m not totally sold with the face recognition (potential draw backs and personal concerns). I may have a change of heart once the masses have commented on it. This is the first iPhone that I haven’t preordered.

    • TechnoBuff

      I get your point but this is the future unfortunately. Samsung and most OEMs will follow suit by next year at most. A combination of FaceID and TouchID will certainly be welcomed but i know that FaceID is not going anywhere.

      • Kaptivator

        I agree about FaceID not going anywhere. However, I would like to see a combo of the FaceID and TouchID. Worst case, I upgrade to the 8 or just hold out for whats next. Just really on the fence with nothing really pushing me one way or the other. lol

        Side note – not going to Samsung ever again (work phone is Samsung)

    • Vinnie Bones

      you still got 2 weeks to return it though..

  • triggerhappypunk

    I got a notification from UPS yesterday that my pre-order is available for pickup at Foxconn in ZhengZhou.