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How to hide messages on iPhone

Hide messages on iPhone

There is no straightforward way to lock the iPhone Messages app to hide your conversations. You can’t effectively use any third-party lock app, and unlike WhatsApp, there is no password protection on the Messages app.

Still, you have some solid options if you wish to prevent your private SMS or iMessage from being seen by family members, friends, and others. In this tutorial, we show you how to increase the privacy of your messages and hide them so anyone else can’t see your personal conversations.

iOS 16 shows message reactions properly in group conversations with Android users

iOS has supported the ability to react to specific messages for a bit of time now, but it hasn't always been a universal feature. Meaning, if you happen to find yourself in a group chat with a person (or persons!) using an Android phone, those reactions wouldn't display properly. It all looked a little muddled. But, with the next software update on the way for iOS, that's changing.

How to stop iMessage photos from showing in Photos app

Shared with You iPhone

Are pictures and videos you receive on iMessage appearing automatically inside your iPhone Photos app? This is because of a new feature called Shared with You introduced in iOS 15. If you do not like this, here's how to stop your iPhone from automatically saving images received on iMessage to the Photos app.