I just got my first iPhone so this may be a dumb question not having any experience in the iOs world.
For notifications to work properly for e-mail, or any apps, do I need to leave the program open? If I completely close out the e-mail program, will I still get notifications without having to go into the e-mail app? Same thing for other apps, do I need to leave them open to get a notification or will I still get one even if the app is closed and not running?
Thanks for any info.
- 05-09-2011, 07:58 AM #2
For email alerts though you need to be sure you are using a service that provides push or set the iPhone to fetch at regular intervals to get alerts. With some third party apps you may need to configure push notification settings and some will just come automatically.
Thanks for the reply. For e-mail, I have Gmail which pushes and then a pop3 account which I set it to fetch.
From reading around, it seems like the facebook app notifications work when it feels like it, and the only other app I have right now that seems to push is Words with friends.
- 05-09-2011, 08:45 AM #4
- 05-10-2011, 10:33 AM #5
The notifications are a big deal to me, and almost a deal breaker. I am hopeful that with future updates this will be resolved. That said, I love iOS otherwise, its smooth functional and polished. I will however keep my ear to the ground to see what RIM comes up with though...but I love my Iphone.