No - This is not about "sensitive information".

I just upgraded to Lollipop and my lock screen display was changed by the upgrade.

On the lock screen I now see notifications for

  • text messages; this is good
  • emails; this is good
  • application updates and system notifications; this is bad and needs to go away

I've looked in the Notifications settings and tested the "while locked" settings but this does not achieve what I want.

How do I stop unwanted information like "3 updates available" from appearing on the lock screen?

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    When you long-press on such notification you would see an icon with !. Tap it and you would see something like "Show on lockscreen". Disable it for that app (Play Store here). Which Android version and device is it?
    – Firelord
    Dec 26, 2015 at 0:06
  • Thank you, Firelord. Is there a system-level equivalent to doing that? It's a Samsung S4, Lollipop 5.0.1
    – gef05
    Dec 26, 2015 at 0:31

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If you don't want them at all you can go to settings > sound & notification > app notifications then turn of the notifications you don't want. That would be the best way I know and use.

  • Hi programming - Thanks, but that's a one-at-a-time approach. I was hoping for something a little less cruel and unusual...
    – gef05
    Dec 26, 2015 at 0:47
  • You can help the problem by going to the apps that you want to see and give them priority.
    – maks112v
    Dec 26, 2015 at 1:01

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