Skip to Content

Solved: How to Fix Pixel 8 Pro Lock Screen Notifications as Small Icons

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.

Solved: How to Fix Pixel 8 Pro Lock Screen Notifications as Small Icons


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:

  1. Go to Settings > Security and Privacy > Device Unlock.
  2. Tap on Face and Fingerprint Unlock > Face Unlock.
  3. Turn off the switch next to the ‘Skip Lock Screen’.

Turn off the switch next to the ‘Skip Lock Screen’ to Fix Pixel 8 Pro Lock Screen Notifications as Small Icons

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

    Ads Blocker Image Powered by Code Help Pro

    Your Support Matters...

    We run an independent site that is committed to delivering valuable content, but it comes with its challenges. Many of our readers use ad blockers, causing our advertising revenue to decline. Unlike some websites, we have not implemented paywalls to restrict access. Your support can make a significant difference. If you find this website useful and choose to support us, it would greatly secure our future. We appreciate your help. If you are currently using an ad blocker, please consider disabling it for our site. Thank you for your understanding and support.