For a clean and minimalistic look, you can follow these steps to hide the notifications from appearing on the Lock Screen of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
Studies have shown that the average smartphone owner will unlock their device as many as 100 times in a single 24-hour period. After doing some research it was discovered that most people were unlocking their phones simply to check on what a new notification was about. So Google changed the lock screen of Android and began displaying full, expandable notifications in the form of cards. This was a much welcomed change for a lot of people but others prefer it when their lock screen just shows the most basic of information.
Sadly, being able to hide the lock screen notifications isn’t something that is possible on every Android device. Many people (including myself) boast about how great stock Android is because of its clean look and optimized performance. However, it’s features that Samsung adds in that make them stand apart from the rest of the competition. There are just certain features that have grown on people to the point where they don’t want to go without it.
For me, that is removing the software navigation bar and using gestures but for others it’s the ability to have a clean lock screen by hiding the notifications. So Samsung has included this software feature in the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ and I’ll be showing you how to hide these notifications today.
Hide Galaxy S9 Lock Screen Notifications Tutorial
- Launch the Settings application
- Then scroll down and tap the Lock Screen and Security option
- Scroll down again to the Lock Screen and Always On Display section
- And tap on the toggle to the right of the Notifications option
As mentioned time and time again, a lot of the tutorials I write here are easy to do but most simply do not know the option is there. So while some people prefer stock Android because the interface is clean and the performance is top notch, other people like feature filled OEM firmwares because of all the options that are available. However, this means that the smartphone company has to pack in more and more things into the Settings application or even create a standalone application (like for Samsung Themes) so you can take advantage of them.
For owners of the Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy S9+, you can find this by opening up the Settings application and then scrolling down a bit. You should eventually see a menu option labeled Lock Screen and Security and tapping on it will take you to another sub-menu of options to choose from. There are a lot of things listed here but we can ignore most of them as we scroll down to the Lock Screen and Always On Display section. It’s here that you’ll find the Notifications option with a simple toggle to the right of it.
Now, if we have this Notifications toggle on then tapping on the Notifications option will let you go to yet another menu where you can customize various parts of the Galaxy S9 Lock Screen Notifications. However, we will be ignoring these for now but I will definitely be coming back here for a future customization tutorial. Instead, we just want to use that toggle on the right side to turn this feature off. With the toggle set to off we can then press the Power button to lock the Galaxy S9.
Pressing the Power button again will show you the Lock Screen and you should no longer see any notifications there at all. Now, you will still see the Galaxy S9 Lock Screen Shortcuts (which you can actually disable if you want to) and you will still see things like the clock, day, date information. Most people still want to see this type of information on the Lock Screen but again, there are others who don’t want it there at all. This is something I will look into but for now you know how to hide the Galaxy S9 Lock Screen Notifications.