Similar to iPhone X and Face ID, Apple Watch can also gain similar notification privacy settings by flipping a few switches. Instead of notifications appearing immediately on the Watch, enabling notification privacy will only show the source of the notification as well as the name, masking the content.

Follow along to learn how to enable this feature…

Apple Watch: How to enable notification privacy

  1. On iPhone, head to Watch app > Notifications.
  2. Toggle on Notification Privacy.

Now, when you get a notification, you’ll need to tap the screen for it to expand. It will only show the initial notification with the big app icon followed by the source, versus the full content.

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