1. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    Prior to switching to an iPhone 11 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. On Android over the last 2 years I was constantly getting delayed notifications. I would get a whole bunch at one time when I would wake the phone up or when I would get a call and the phone woke up on its own. This happened over multiple devices over the last 2 years.

    With my iPhone notifications are instant. I actually had my Note 10 on wifi still active to test out the notifications between devices. Same app, same notification... delayed on Android and instant on iOS.

    Just curious as to what people prefer with regards to Android notifications over iOS?

    On my iPhone I am still able to interact with the motivations like my Android (thanks for the lesson iMore forums).
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    05-03-2020 02:25 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I haven’t used an Android smartphone since 2011-ish so I don’t even remember its notifications system.
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    05-03-2020 03:39 PM
  3. FFR's Avatar
    Delayed notifications are pretty common on Android. Although not many android users are willing to admit that unless they want to get flamed by the android community at large.

    I think they just say they prefer android notifications because most have never used an iPhone.

    Not a fan of the Mac OS X status bar on a tiny android display either, it works better on a larger widescreen monitor. I prefer iOS’s more modern interpretation on a mobile device vs copying Mac OS X like google did with android. Guess android fans don’t want to bring that up either.
    Last edited by FFR; 05-03-2020 at 06:59 PM.
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    05-03-2020 06:33 PM
  4. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    Delayed notifications are pretty common on Android. Although not many android users are willing to admit that unless they want to get flamed by the android community at large.

    I think they just say they prefer android notifications because most have never used an iPhone.

    Not a fan of the Mac OS X status bar on a tiny android display either, it works better on a larger widescreen monitor. I prefer iOS’s more modern interpretation on a mobile device vs copying Mac OS X like google like google did with android. Guess android fans don’t want to bring that up either.
    I like Android. Was using it for 10 years. However I was never afraid to admit it shortcomings to other Android users. The delayed notifications was driving me nuts.

    I also like the notifications on iOS. No issues at all with them... and at least they come through instantly and are not delayed.
    05-03-2020 06:44 PM
  5. FFR's Avatar
    I like Android. Was using it for 10 years. However I was never afraid to admit it shortcomings to other Android users. The delayed notifications was driving me nuts.
    10 years of delayed notifications would drive anyone nuts, That’s for sure.

    I also like the notifications on iOS. No issues at all with them... and at least they come through instantly and are not delayed.
    As they should. It wouldn’t be fair to pay for a device only to be handicapped by delayed notifications.

    Whatever you do not look at the Apple Watch or AirPods, it won’t end well.


    Beat of luck with your new device.
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    05-03-2020 07:07 PM
  6. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    10 years of delayed notifications would drive anyone nuts, That’s for sure.



    As they should. It wouldn’t be fair to pay for a device only to be handicapped by delayed notifications.

    Whatever you do not look at the Apple Watch or AirPods, it won’t end well.


    Beat of luck with your new device.
    Lol. I am sure it will not end well. I already find myself looking through the “convenient” Apple Store App on my phone. Lol
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    05-03-2020 07:10 PM
  7. FFR's Avatar
    Lol. I am sure it will not end well. I already find myself looking through the “convenient” Apple Store App on my phone. Lol
    Don’t do it.
    I was too weak.
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    05-03-2020 07:30 PM
  8. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I have noticed a delay in some notifications on Android. Not all, or not as large as a gap as others. However, what people prefer about notifications on Android is that you are able to glance at the top your screen and see if you have any and can tell what they are for before even pulling down the notification tray. Once you've pulled down the notification tray you can triage more easily on Android. Or even quickly jump into settings to make changes if necessary. I have a couple apps that would require constant notification for something to work, I can mute that so I don't have see it. Other things like Pokemon Go and using a Go Plus on iOS means notification after notification after notification with your only means of sanity to either not use it or mute all notifications from the game. On Android, you simply don't need these notifications and if they were required they would grouped into a single notification rather than a notification per action. These among other reasons are why people prefer notifications on Android over iOS. iOS has come a long way in terms of notifications, though I do believe it still needs work.
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    05-04-2020 08:31 AM
  9. MB64's Avatar
    I currently have an S8, iphone 6s and 8. And i receive emails quicker on both iPhones. For someone that is still trying to decide what OS to switch to that is a problem.
    05-04-2020 03:55 PM
  10. FFR's Avatar
    I have noticed a delay in some notifications on Android. Not all, or not as large as a gap as others. However, what people prefer about notifications on Android is that you are able to glance at the top your screen and see if you have any and can tell what they are for before even pulling down the notification tray. Once you've pulled down the notification tray you can triage more easily on Android. Or even quickly jump into settings to make changes if necessary. I have a couple apps that would require constant notification for something to work, I can mute that so I don't have see it. Other things like Pokemon Go and using a Go Plus on iOS means notification after notification after notification with your only means of sanity to either not use it or mute all notifications from the game. On Android, you simply don't need these notifications and if they were required they would grouped into a single notification rather than a notification per action. These among other reasons are why people prefer notifications on Android over iOS. iOS has come a long way in terms of notifications, though I do believe it still needs work.
    That seems rather intense.

    Probably why I prefer iOS notifications to androids, android notifications seems like a lot of work.

    Don’t like the Mac OS X status bar on android either due to the small vertical display, looks awful.
    05-11-2020 09:45 AM
  11. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    That seems rather intense.

    Probably why I prefer iOS notifications to androids, android notifications seems like a lot of work.

    Don’t like the Mac OS X status bar on android either due to the small vertical display, looks awful.
    Nah, 99% of options are hidden behind a swipe. Then a tap takes you settings for finer control of options of wanted. It would be like on iOS where you do a short swipe to pull up options, except the options are useful. And some things can work without bombarding you with notifications.
    05-11-2020 09:55 AM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    I have never used and will never use an Android device.
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    05-11-2020 02:02 PM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    I have never used and will never use an Android device.
    Thanks for telling us. That’s helpful.
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    05-11-2020 02:16 PM
  14. FFR's Avatar
    Nah, 99% of options are hidden behind a swipe. Then a tap takes you settings for finer control of options of wanted. It would be like on iOS where you do a short swipe to pull up options, except the options are useful. And some things can work without bombarding you with notifications.
    Yes a swipe then tap then more settings more tapping for each app. That sounds like a lot of work, some people like that.

    I wouldn’t pay good money for that experience, that’s why I prefer iOS, hope they never turn it into android.

    I don’t get bombarded with notifications either, iOS figures it out for me, and notifications don’t get delayed on iOS, that’s a priority for some.
    05-11-2020 02:34 PM
  15. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Yes a swipe then tap then more settings more tapping for each app. That sounds like a lot of work, some people like that.

    I wouldn’t pay good money for that experience, that’s why I prefer iOS, hope they never turn it into android.

    I don’t get bombarded with notifications either, iOS figures it out for me, and notifications don’t get delayed on iOS, that’s a priority for some.
    The biggest thing causes issues for notifications in terms of being bombarded, is my example of using a peripheral for Pokémon Go, or any app the requires notifications to run something in the background. As for the settings, it just takes you into the notification settings for the app, you just have quick access to it from the notification itself rather than having to go to settings to go to the notification settings to go to the app to get your app notification settings. One tap and you’re there. Not to mention you can mark notifications as unimportant for some segments and stop receiving notifications for them. Such as a music player notification, or a weather app notification, things that run options in the notifications, you can turn those off right from the notification.
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    05-11-2020 02:52 PM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    The biggest thing causes issues for notifications in terms of being bombarded, is my example of using a peripheral for Pokémon Go, or any app the requires notifications to run something in the background. As for the settings, it just takes you into the notification settings for the app, you just have quick access to it from the notification itself rather than having to go to settings to go to the notification settings to go to the app to get your app notification settings. One tap and you’re there. Not to mention you can mark notifications as unimportant for some segments and stop receiving notifications for them. Such as a music player notification, or a weather app notification, things that run options in the notifications, you can turn those off right from the notification.
    There are a lot of things in iOS that take multiple steps to accomplish. I’m not sure if it’s a limit of the OS or just how they want it. It could be more convenient.
    05-11-2020 02:55 PM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    Thanks for telling us. That’s helpful.
    You’re welcome
    I wouldn’t pay good money for that experience
    I wouldn’t pay any money on it at all, let alone good money.
    that’s why I prefer iOS, hope they never turn it into android.
    Amen to that.
    Meh.
    I never like it when you defend Android on here.
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    05-11-2020 03:14 PM
  18. FFR's Avatar
    The biggest thing causes issues for notifications in terms of being bombarded, is my example of using a peripheral for Pokémon Go, or any app the requires notifications to run something in the background. As for the settings, it just takes you into the notification settings for the app, you just have quick access to it from the notification itself rather than having to go to settings to go to the notification settings to go to the app to get your app notification settings. One tap and you’re there. Not to mention you can mark notifications as unimportant for some segments and stop receiving notifications for them. Such as a music player notification, or a weather app notification, things that run options in the notifications, you can turn those off right from the notification.
    Yes, that sounds incredibly complicated and time consuming.

    It’s great you prefer android and that’s what androids for, some people have a lot more time to mess around with their phone, most do not.

    I prefer iOS’s implementation of having all the notifications in the settings pane, it’s much easier to change the notifications settings on one or multiple apps at once versus going in and out of several apps. Saves a lot of time. And if I missed an app I can edit the notifications setting from within the notification alert pane. It’s pretty simple on iOS, don’t know how you missed that.


    You keep thinking that is something needing to be fixed similar to android notification delay problem, it’s not, to most iOS users it’s feature we prefer.
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    05-11-2020 03:16 PM
  19. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Yes, that sounds incredibly complicated and time consuming.

    It’s great you prefer android and that’s what androids for, some people have a lot more time to mess around with their phone, most do not.

    I prefer iOS’s implementation of having all the notifications in the settings pane, it’s much easier to change the notifications settings on one or multiple apps at once versus going in and out of several apps. Saves a lot of time. And if I missed an app I can edit the notifications setting from within the notification alert pane. It’s pretty simple on iOS, don’t know how you missed that.


    You keep thinking that is something needing to be fixed similar to android notification delay problem, it’s not, to most iOS users it’s feature we prefer.
    It’s no such thing, one tap into settings. You just finer control of the notifications. It’s not all or nothing. The thread was asking what people prefer about Android notifications. I gave some examples of what people prefer over iOS. You can prefer what you want, this thread isn’t about which system people prefer, it’s about what specifically people prefer about Android notifications. Android also has blanket notification options FWIW, each app has more control for its app though. So you can still get notifications you want while not getting ones you don’t want.
    05-11-2020 03:28 PM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    You’re welcome

    I wouldn’t pay any money on it at all, let alone good money.

    Amen to that.

    I never like it when you defend Android on here.
    Facts are facts. Android has a more robust notification system. Why is that hard to accept? Perhaps Apple could learn from that and give its users a slightly better experience.
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    05-11-2020 03:28 PM
  21. Tartarus's Avatar
    Facts are facts. Android has a more robust notification system. Why is that hard to accept? Perhaps Apple could learn from that and give its users a slightly better experience.
    It’s about preferences.
    I like the way it’s on iOS, therefore I don’t need to accept anything pertaining to Android.
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    05-11-2020 03:32 PM
  22. FFR's Avatar
    It’s no such thing, one tap into settings. You just finer control of the notifications. It’s not all or nothing. The thread was asking what people prefer about Android notifications. I gave some examples of what people prefer over iOS. You can prefer what you want, this thread isn’t about which system people prefer, it’s about what specifically people prefer about Android notifications. Android also has blanket notification options FWIW, each app has more control for its app though. So you can still get notifications you want while not getting ones you don’t want.
    You gave examples of what you prefer, it just doesn’t apply to everyone.

    You might find iOS notifications lacking but most do not.

    iOS has come a long way in terms of notifications, though I do believe it still needs work.

    There are a significant amount of iOS users that do not want apple to turn iOS into an android clone, that wouldn’t sound appealing to them.
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    05-11-2020 03:39 PM
  23. FFR's Avatar
    Facts are facts. Android has a more robust notification system. Why is that hard to accept? Perhaps Apple could learn from that and give its users a slightly better experience.
    By robust, you mean a lot more fiddling just to get things right, and then some more fiddling after that, that’s not a better experience.
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    05-11-2020 03:43 PM
  24. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    You gave examples of what you prefer, it just doesn’t apply to everyone.

    You might find iOS notifications lacking but most do not.




    There are a significant amount of iOS users that do not want apple to turn iOS into an android clone, that wouldn’t sound appealing to them.
    By robust, you mean a lot more fiddling just to get things right, and then some more fiddling after that, that’s not a better experience.
    I gave common examples of what a lot of people prefer about Android notifications, as is the topic of this thread. 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.
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    05-11-2020 03:50 PM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    It’s about preferences.
    I like the way it’s on iOS, therefore I don’t need to accept anything pertaining to Android.
    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.
    Last edited by TgeekB; 05-11-2020 at 04:03 PM.
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    05-11-2020 03:53 PM
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