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  1. FFR's Avatar
    I gave common examples of what a lot of people prefer about Android notifications.
    No, buying a peripheral for a game is not very common at all, that was a rather lousy example where the majority of iOS users will never encounter your specific issue or issues at all.

    You keep bringing up “a lot of people” for your own anecdotal examples. Or are you speaking for a group of people?

    I never said about iOS copying Android. There are things I wish Apple would do with notifications, yes. You can also keep your notifications as blanket as you want on Android, or choose to make some changes that better suit you. It’s robust in that you gives you more control, that doesn’t mean you have to use those controls.
    You want iOS notifications to be more like android but you don’t want iOS copying android.


    That’s the thing I don’t believe iOS needs more robust controls for notification, there is no point. I would rather apple work on multiple user support, or more robust privacy features for iOS, similar to what they did with Sign In with Apple and not waste resources developing granular controls that can be solved by switching off notifications for the app.



    And as you said you prefer the notifications on android, good for you, enjoy your android device, no need to turn iOS into an android clone. Different users different features different experiences.
    05-11-2020 04:23 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    First, No one said you have to but you should allow others to if they choose.

    Second, you said you have “never used Android and never will” so how can you even have an opinion?

    Third, this is a forum for adults that want to have meaningful conversations and ask questions. You seem to think they shouldn’t be allowed to. I’m not sure that is how it works.

    Last, you are the type of person that actually hurts Apple. Your attitude turns people off. Your actions are counter to what the Board of Directors would recommend.
    You seem to take things too seriously.
    You shouldn’t though.
    I have never used it personally, but I have seen my fair share of Android interface. It may be outdated, it may be incomplete, but those times I encountered an Android device was not enticing at all.
    I have never discouraged people from talking about Android. Nor will I. However, if you’re referring to my way of talking to @metllicamilitia, that’s just the way we roll.
    And lastly, there is nothing wrong with my attitude, to be honest, if you try to see it in the right context.
    Right now I’m not convinced that you do.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 05-11-2020 at 04:40 PM.
    05-11-2020 04:28 PM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    No, buying a peripheral for a game is not very common at all, that was a rather lousy example where the majority of iOS users will never encounter your specific issue or issues at all.

    You keep bringing up “a lot of people” for your own anecdotal examples. Or are you speaking for a group of people?



    You want iOS notifications to be more like android but you don’t want iOS copying android.


    That’s the thing I don’t believe iOS needs more robust controls for notification, there is no point. I would rather apple work on multiple user support, or more robust privacy features for iOS, similar to what they did with Sign In with Apple and not waste resources developing granular controls that can be solved by switching off notifications for the app.



    And as you said you prefer the notifications on android, good for you, enjoy your android device, no need to turn iOS into an android clone. Different users different features different experiences.
    Again, please re-read the thread title.
    05-11-2020 04:35 PM
  4. FFR's Avatar
    Again, please re-read the thread title.
    I did, as well as the first post.

    Op was a long time android user who switched to iOS and found that ha preferred the iOS notifications over android.

    He couldn’t understand why everyone said that android notification was better, since he preferred the iOS notification system over android.

    That’s it in a nutshell.

    And you kind of proved the op point.
    05-11-2020 04:39 PM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I did, as well as the first post.

    Op was a long time android user who switched to iOS and found that ha preferred the iOS notifications over android.

    He couldn’t understand why everyone said that android notification was better, since he preferred the iOS notification system over android.

    That’s it in a nutshell.

    And you kind of proved the op point.
    He posed the question twice. The topic of the thread. What do you prefer about Android notifications? Not which system you prefer.
    05-11-2020 04:49 PM
  6. FFR's Avatar
    He posed the question twice. The topic of the thread. What do you prefer about Android notifications? Not which system you prefer.
    Did you only read the question twice , probably missed context, if you only read the question twice and nothing else.

    Here is the op post. Please read it.
    I woulda ask you to reread it I’m but it doesn’t seem like you read it all.

    I was an Android user for a long time. After reviewing and reading I found many people preferring notifications on Android over iOS.

    After a couple of weeks I actually prefer the notifications on iOS.

    Just curious as to what people prefer with regards to Android notifications over iOS?
    It’s pretty clear. And your posts kind of proved the op point.
    05-11-2020 04:55 PM
  7. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Did you only read the question twice , probably missed context, if you only read the question twice and nothing else.

    Here is the op post. Please read it.
    I woulda ask you to reread it I’m but it doesn’t seem like you read it all.



    It’s pretty clear. And your posts kind of proved the op point.
    Easy there. No reason to attack anyone in this forum.

    Might be a good time to refresh yourself on our Community Rules & Guidelines.
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    05-11-2020 05:24 PM
  8. FFR's Avatar
    Easy there. No reason to attack anyone in this forum.

    Might be a good time to refresh yourself on our Community Rules & Guidelines.
    Wasn’t my intention at all for my post to come off as an attack. I was being literal, perhaps a bit much.
    05-11-2020 05:37 PM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Wasn’t my intention at all for my post to come off as an attack. I was being literal, perhaps a bit much.
    Telling someone that you don’t think they like reading at all isn’t a nice thing to say whether you truly believe it or not.
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    05-11-2020 05:40 PM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    You seem to take things too seriously.
    You shouldn’t though.
    I have never used it personally, but I have seen my fair share of Android interface. It may be outdated, it may be incomplete, but those times I encountered an Android device was not enticing at all.
    I have never discouraged people from talking about Android. Nor will I. However, if you’re referring to my way of talking to @metllicamilitia, that’s just the way we roll.
    And lastly, there is nothing wrong with my attitude, to be honest, if you try to see it in the right context.
    Right now I’m not convinced that you do.
    I’ve been known as serious, so you’ve got me pegged there.

    Still, Android has a more robust notification system that allows the access of information to be much more easily accessible. That’s why I like it better.
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    05-11-2020 05:43 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Alright.....everyone has made their point in regard to notifications so agree to disagree and move on please. Thanks.
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    05-11-2020 05:46 PM
  12. FFR's Avatar
    Telling someone that you don’t think they like reading at all isn’t a nice thing to say whether you truly believe it or not.
    There might be a slight misunderstanding,

    I didn’t think he read the “original post at all”, not reading in general.

    I assumed he skipped the original post and only focused on the title and question posed. That’s why i included the orignal post and asked him to read it for context.

    He mentioned several times that he only read the title and the questions.
    He posed the question twice. The topic of the thread. What do you prefer about Android notifications? Not which system you prefer.
    Again, please re-read the thread title.
    05-11-2020 05:49 PM
  13. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    There might be a slight misunderstanding,

    I didn’t think he read the “original post at all”, not reading in general.

    I assumed he skipped the original post and only focused on the title and question posed. That’s why i included the orignal post and asked him to read it for context.

    He mentioned several times that he only read the title and the questions.
    My comments were the thread topic. Yes OP said they prefer iOS. The prompt, which was prompted twice, is what people prefer about Android notifications, not which notification system is preferred. There was no prompt for such.
    05-11-2020 05:51 PM
  14. FFR's Avatar
    My comments were the thread topic. Yes OP said they prefer iOS. The prompt, which was prompted twice, is what people prefer about Android notifications, not which notification system is preferred. There was no prompt for such.
    Yes the op, a long time android user switched to iOS and couldn’t understand why “people” preferred android notifications over iOS, since he found iOS notifications to be better.

    Context is key.
    05-11-2020 06:04 PM
  15. Annie_M's Avatar
    Once again, let’s just agree to disagree and move on!
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    05-11-2020 06:12 PM
  16. FFR's Avatar
    Once again, let’s just agree to disagree and move on!
    Capital idea.
    05-11-2020 06:14 PM
  17. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Third, this is a forum for adults that want to have meaningful conversations and ask questions.
    <mic drop>
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    05-11-2020 07:04 PM
  18. doogald's Avatar
    It's been four years since I used an Android phone full-time, but the one thing about notifications that I miss most is the ability to customize notification sounds more on a per-app basis. For iOS for most third party apps it's the default sound or one that is picked by the developer (e.g., that horrible one that the ESPN app uses.) I also understand that Android has more powerful do not disturb options. I would love to have the ability to set priority notifications that get through DND at times that I specify.

    Notifications on iOS can be better, IMO.
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    05-12-2020 11:03 AM
  19. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    It's been four years since I used an Android phone full-time, but the one thing about notifications that I miss most is the ability to customize notification sounds more on a per-app basis. For iOS for most third party apps it's the default sound or one that is picked by the developer (e.g., that horrible one that the ESPN app uses.) I also understand that Android has more powerful do not disturb options. I would love to have the ability to set priority notifications that get through DND at times that I specify.

    Notifications on iOS can be better, IMO.
    Yes you are correct about that. There are some sounds which annoy me and force me to turn the sound off with the certain app.

    I guess the customization (or lack there of) on iOS apps follow the OS as a whole. Android is more customizable and iOS not so much.

    Like I mentioned after reading and researching the notifications were something that was in the back of my mind prior to switching. I was thinking it would be an issue (even though I was getting delayed notifications on Android).
    05-12-2020 11:14 AM
  20. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    For me it's all about what I can see from the homescreen. On my iPhone (and iPad) there are notification dots all over, sometimes on a folder where I can't tell which app it belongs to, sometimes on the 2nd page of apps which I don't see unless I happen to swipe over. With my Pixel, the notifications are all shown at the top of the homescreen. All at a glance, no swiping onto a 2nd page, tapping into a folder, or pulling down a notification shade required.
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    05-16-2020 04:34 PM
  21. FFR's Avatar
    For me it's all about what I can see from the homescreen. On my iPhone (and iPad) there are notification dots all over, sometimes on a folder where I can't tell which app it belongs to, sometimes on the 2nd page of apps which I don't see unless I happen to swipe over. With my Pixel, the notifications are all shown at the top of the homescreen. All at a glance, no swiping onto a 2nd page, tapping into a folder, or pulling down a notification shade required.
    True, but the problem with the Mac OS X style status bar on an iPhone is that you have to exit your app to look at it on the home screen.

    It’s just easier to pull down the notification shade when your in the app versus exiting the app looking at the status bar and then relaunching the app. Works the same with widgets on iOS, you can access them from within any app, whereas widgets can only be accessed on the home screen on android.

    It would seem as though iOS users spend more time in apps versus the home screen whereas android users spend more time on the home screen versus apps. Probably has something to do with the quality of apps between both platforms.
    05-20-2020 07:17 AM
  22. Speedygi's Avatar
    To each their own is what I would say. Personally I like Android notifications more as the bar pulls down faster imo.
    05-20-2020 08:46 AM
  23. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The only notification style I prefer from Android is a phone call not taking up my entire screen and instead coming up as a banner so it doesn't interrupt whatever I'm currently doing on my phone. It's all I want.
    05-20-2020 09:12 AM
  24. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    True, but the problem with the Mac OS X style status bar on an iPhone is that you have to exit your app to look at it on the home screen.

    It’s just easier to pull down the notification shade when your in the app versus exiting the app looking at the status bar and then relaunching the app. Works the same with widgets on iOS, you can access them from within any app, whereas widgets can only be accessed on the home screen on android.

    It would seem as though iOS users spend more time in apps versus the home screen whereas android users spend more time on the home screen versus apps. Probably has something to do with the quality of apps between both platforms.
    You can see the notification from most apps and the ones you can’t usually have an option, while you can also just pull down the shade from in the app. Unless I’m mistaken, widgets only appear in the widget screen on iOS.
    05-20-2020 03:31 PM
  25. FFR's Avatar
    You can see the notification from most apps and the ones you can’t usually have an option, while you can also just pull down the shade from in the app. Unless I’m mistaken, widgets only appear in the widget screen on iOS.
    Widgets can be accessed from the Home screen, lock screen, and within any app on iOS.
    05-20-2020 05:08 PM
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