Missed Call, Voice Mail, Text Preview
Does anyone know or understand why Apple has not allowed users to disable previews. For the over zealous, yes I have disabled the "Text Preview" feature but the display still activates and shows "Text Message from xxxx"
Likewise, previews pop up for Missed call from xxxx or voicemail from xxxx.
I am new to the iphone (iphone 4) from years of using a blackberry and extremely happy I was able to make the change. That said, I do not understand why the features described above cannot be disabled? The red bubble notifications above the icons are more than sufficient for me!
Anyway, I ask this question as I have searched extensively to find a solution and have been unsuccesful to this point. It is amazing how many others desire the same features, some since the original iphone. Yet, other than the ability to disable Text Preview and have the name still appear has any change been made in a while?
- 08-05-2010, 07:38 AM #2
- 08-05-2010, 07:44 AM #4
- 08-05-2010, 08:45 AM #5
I guess you aren't too familiar with Apple. It took them until the 3rd generation to add copy and paste. My guess is that they are revamping the notification system since they re-hired their former employee who worked on WebOS notifications. I suspect we'll see something in iOS 5.0. If wouldn't surprise me if they waited until 6.0 to make the massive notification overhaul.
Basically, you live with what Apple tells you to live with. This is why people jailbreak.
- 08-05-2010, 08:51 AM #6
- 08-05-2010, 08:54 AM #7
That's funny, but it appears to be amazingly true. I did find several apps that would enable someone to have control over these features, but they do require jailbreak.
This adds to my confusion, apple wants and commands proprietary domain. Yet, they appear to be amazingly slow in providing users the functionality they want which drives people to jailbreak? Seems they could minimize the desire for many to jailbreak if they'd either loosen the reigns, since that is not going to happen just provide the solutions people are requesting.
Victim of their own demise, it would appear when it comes to jailbroken phones.
I found 1 rather lengthy and disturbing complaint about a gentleman who lost his job. His boss walked in his office and saw a missed call from their competitor.
- 08-05-2010, 09:12 AM #10
- 08-05-2010, 09:37 AM #11
- 08-05-2010, 12:33 PM #12
- 08-05-2010, 06:31 PM #13
I am not a fan of jb'ing as I have read way too many posts about how problematic and risky it is. I just want a phone that works not one where I have to wear a labcoat to operate it.
Sorry for the rant y'all. But I constantly read things about how poorly apple is run and it boggles my mind.(@ghostface I know it wasnt really a complaint, but it set me off any way, not really directed at you) They have put out fantastic products for years and continue to do so. If they were open like other platforms they would be crappy, like other platforms.
Ok, done now.
- 08-06-2010, 09:34 AM #14
Amen, Chobbs! I agree 100%. If Apple products were open like others out there (not naming any names), they would be just as crappy. What makes most of us enjoy using Apple products is the proprietary nature of the device. If SJ didn't keep things this way, we wouldn't enjoy using the products as much. Of course, this is coming from someone who is using a crappy HP laptop because I can't afford a MacBook, just couldn't justify the extra expense of almost double for less RAM, smaller hard drive, and slower processor, even though it would work better. Okay, now I'm rambling. LOL!