If you have a Pixel 8 Pro, you might have noticed that the lock screen notifications are shown as small icons instead of the full text. This is because Google wants to make the face unlock faster by reducing the interaction time on the lock screen. This feature was also present in the Pixel 4 series.
However, some users might prefer to see the full notifications on the lock screen, even if it means a slightly slower face unlock. If you are one of them, don’t worry. There is a simple way to change this setting and make the lock screen notifications appear in their expanded form. In this guide, we will show you how to do that.
If you want to see the full text of the notifications on the lock screen of your Pixel 8 Pro, you need to turn off a setting called ‘Skip Lock Screen’. This setting makes the face unlock faster by skipping the lock screen when you look at your phone. However, if you turn it off, you will be able to see and interact with the notifications on the lock screen, but the face unlock will be slightly slower.
To turn off the ‘Skip Lock Screen’ setting, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Security and Privacy > Device Unlock.
- Tap on Face and Fingerprint Unlock > Face Unlock.
- Turn off the switch next to the ‘Skip Lock Screen’.