Android to 4S - Miss Status Bar Notifications...
...I've spent a lot of time searching but cannot find the answer I'm looking for. Simply, is there a way to get status bar notifications for email, text messages, voice mail, etc, without jailbreaking?
I was so reliant on it in my Droid Incredible (without even realizing it) I'm having a very difficult time adjusting.
I also miss my native Gmail, but that's another topic...
- 10-20-2011, 01:31 PM #2
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- 10-20-2011, 02:41 PM #5
You can open notification center by swiping down from the top of the screen and see a list of missed notifications. Otherwise badges appear on the app icons if you have them enabled. You can customize how you see notifications in the settings.
For gmail I would recommend setting it up via MS Exchange called Google Sync. You will get push email, contacts, and calenders. Just search "Google Sync for iPhone".
- 10-20-2011, 02:55 PM #6
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I think that I must be missing something. The pull down notification center that comes on a 4S isn't what you're talking about? I think that it was the exact same thing that was going on with my Evo when I had it. It includes text, email, CNN updates, even Instagram and Facebook. And it has the weather and stock updates. How is this in anyway less than what you got with Android?
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- 10-21-2011, 10:22 AM #16
like robes1 said im not sure what you are missing from the notification bar that android has that ios5 doesnt. it seems like ios5 has everything that android does. i'm coming from the Evo 4g and i see pretty much everthing thing there plus more as you can dismiss each notification individually.
- 10-21-2011, 11:54 AM #17
Why? Because if I have 3 different notifications on the lockscreen, (1 for mail, 1 for facebook, 1 for twitter) and I go into ONE of them, then lock my phone...then next time I see the lockscreen, there is nothing there. The facebook and twitter notifications no longer show on the lockscreen. They DO still show in the notification center, but not on the lockscreen. If I had the icons in the notification bar at the top, I could easily remember that I have 2 notifications left waiting for me. I think Apple missed the boat on that one. Not sure why the lockscreen 'resets' after you access one of the notifications. At least give us an option to not do that.
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If you go into settings, you can also set the notifications to appear on the lockscreen, so that you can just hit the home button and have the notifications show when the screen lights up.
For the most part, you can get the same functionality, it's just presented a little differently.
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- 10-23-2011, 08:15 AM #24
So for that, I highly recommend LockInfo, or checking out the upcoming IntelliScreenX. I'm using LockInfo and have statusbar icons for new mail, SMS, notifications, voicemail, missed calls, and more. As a bonus, the current version also integrates SBSettings and the native Notification Center widgets. (The developer is currently working to integrate the entire app as a plugin into the native Notification Center.) To get it you have to be jailbroken; then add the LockInfo beta repo to your Cydia sources: http://apt.dba-technologies.com/beta/
Hope that helps! I promise you, LockInfo will change how you use your phone forever.
- 10-23-2011, 06:26 PM #25