The notifications center was first introduced in OS X Mountain Lion. Then improved in Mavericks with some more features. One of the new features in Mavericks is notifications on the lock screen. This is great if you want to see important information without logging into your Mac. But this is also bad if you don’t want nosy people peeping at your stuff. Removing notifications from the lock screen is on an app by app basis. There currently isn’t a way to globally disable all notifications from the lock screen. That is, without turning off the notifications center. In any case here is how to disable lock screen notifications in Mac OS X Mavericks.
Disable Lock Screen Notifications
Removing notifications from the lock screen is easy to do, but is app specific. So make sure you know which apps you want to disable. So on your Mac go to the Apple icon in the left hand corner and click it. Find System Preferences from the drop down and click it.
The System Preferences window will open. In the first row of icons locate Notifications and click it.
You will be taken to the Notifications menu. Here we will select which apps we don’t want notifications from on our lock screen. Select the app from the list In Notification Center to the left. Then uncheck the box next to Show notifications on lock Screen.
Like we said earlier you will need to do this process for each app you don’t want to see. There are other methods to disable notifications completely, like using Do Not Disturb, but we will talk about those options in another post.