Apple released OSX Mavericks a few weeks ago and made headlines as the update unexpectedly was free. The update, as expected has bought some really sweet features to the table such as a better Calendar app, Maps, support for multiple displays and a much better Memory Management support.
However, one thing that has quietly gone under the carpet unnoticed is that Apple has actually made some reasonable changes to the notifications on Mac OSX Mavericks. Now, even if your device is asleep, say you are not on your desk while at work, the notifications for messages keep popping in and the moment you wake the device, they are there right at the lockscreen or the log in screen to welcome you to work. Although, this is a good thing as you want to check your notifications, first things up, it may be a little privacy issue too. In case, you are expecting a confidential iMessage and someone accidentally happens to switch your Mac, he would be able to read what’s in there without even unlocking the device.
It is easy to prevent this as you can actually turn off these notifications by following the simple steps below.
Go to System Preferences and from there select Notifications. You can alternatively, open the Notifications Center, go to the bottom and click on the Gear icon to launch the same.
Once there, you simply have to select apps which are displaying Notifications on your device and turn off apps such as iMessage or even your Mail account from displaying Notifications on your Lock Screen by un-checking the box that says ’Show Notifications on Lock Screen’
That’s it, its so simple, you can also turn off the sound of the notifications as well as how the badge number on the icons of some of apps.
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