1. O_Othello's Avatar
    Hey all.

    New member coming from Blackberry. Gotta say, apart from a few great things I miss from Blackberry I'm really enjoying the phone. The platform is great but having a few issues... Bugs maybe.

    Not getting any sound notifications from Facebook app despite having the setup customized correct. I do get the little red bubbles with the dedicated number to indicate said notifications but no sound and nothing on the notification pull down page. Have set up on phone, within the app and the account setting as well.

    No notifications for new updates on the app store but when I open it up, usually once a day, updates will suddenly show up. Could it be in not giving it enough time to push through and just end up doing it manually?

    Lastly, the auto brightness kind of has a mind of its own. Sometimes get stuck on a certain level and refuses to move from there. Anything I might be doing wrong?

    Im on the latest official os.

    Other than this, loving just about everything else. I'm currently using Fleksy keyboard as I have been struggling to get the hang of typing (coming from Blackberry classic keyboard). Anyone suggest a different keyboard to try? The main reason im using fleksy is the swipe back to delete but i think the stock keyboard might actually work the best for me as far as accuracy is concerned.

    Anyway, thanks for reading and all your help in advance!
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    10-24-2015 01:28 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    1. Double check your Facebook notification settings in Settings > Notifications > Facebook and make sure you have sound notifications enabled (although in my example I have it disabled by choice). Also make sure that all alerts have assigned alert tones in Settings > Sounds
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    2. The App Store only checks for updates every once in a while to preserve battery life. If you open App Store and go to Updates, it will force a check though. If you don't have "use cellular date" enabled in Settings > iTunes & App Stores, updates won't download until you're connected to wifi. This is to preserve battery and data usage.

    3. You can always slide up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the control center and then adjust brightness from there. If you have Auto-Brightness enabled in settings your phone will adjust the brightness automatically based on ambient light conditions.
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    I hope this answers your questions. If you think of anything else let us know. We are all happy to help!
    10-24-2015 06:43 AM
  3. O_Othello's Avatar
    Hi. Thank you for the reply. Appreciate it. Everything looks good in my Facebook settings from what I can see. Still doesn't seem to be doing it. No biggie though. I can live without Facebook notifications but wanted to known if anyone else was experiencing her issues.
    10-24-2015 08:27 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Hi. Thank you for the reply. Appreciate it. Everything looks good in my Facebook settings from what I can see. Still doesn't seem to be doing it. No biggie though. I can live without Facebook notifications but wanted to known if anyone else was experiencing her issues.
    No problem. You could always try to do a soft reset and see if that resolves your problem. To perform a soft reset, hold both the power button and home button down until you see the Apple boot logo. Uninstalling and then reinstalling your Facebook app might fix it as well.
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    10-24-2015 08:59 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    SwiftKey is the smartest keyboard with the best memory. Great features too. I use it exclusively.
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    10-24-2015 10:51 AM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore....ENJOY the site
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    10-24-2015 01:15 PM
  7. anon(9208252)'s Avatar
    Howdy I'm an ex blackberry guy also. I'm really liking this new iPhone.
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    10-24-2015 01:57 PM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore,enjoy.
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    10-24-2015 05:42 PM
  9. flyinion's Avatar
    SwiftKey is the smartest keyboard with the best memory. Great features too. I use it exclusively.
    Another vote for Swiftkey. I used it for years on Android and while it's not quite as good on my new iPhone (first one, 1.5 weeks old) i.e. I really miss things like long press on keys for number row/etc. it's pretty good overall. It seems to randomly set itself back to the default keyboard as well but other than that I can't complain.
    10-25-2015 02:29 AM
  10. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! I am a former BB10 user as well and also miss many things about that OS.

    FB notifications have been flakey for me so not surprised that you've experienced some as well.
    O_Othello likes this.
    10-25-2015 06:53 AM
  11. O_Othello's Avatar
    Thanks all for the kind welcomes! On the keyboard note, how do I get iOS to not autocorrect me again on a certain word I use often? Do you all use the autocorrect feature? Debating if I should just remove it.
    10-25-2015 08:28 AM
  12. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Thanks all for the kind welcomes! On the keyboard note, how do I get iOS to not autocorrect me again on a certain word I use often? Do you all use the autocorrect feature? Debating if I should just remove it.
    Unfortunately the dictionary iOS uses for autocorrect cannot be programmed or changed. If you're looking for more control I suggest using a third party keyboard like Swype.

    Swype by Nuance Communications
    https://appsto.re/us/RfQN2.i
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    10-25-2015 08:33 AM
  13. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I agree with the ones that use Swype. I use it and it is great. I love the fact that you can hit m and swipe down to space bar to get a ?.
    10-25-2015 12:32 PM
  14. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I agree with the ones that use Swype. I use it and it is great. I love the fact that you can hit m and swipe down to space bar to get a ?.
    You can do the same with X to make an exclamation point.
    10-25-2015 12:46 PM
  15. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    Thanks Devilish.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    10-25-2015 12:56 PM
  16. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Another vote for Swiftkey. I used it for years on Android and while it's not quite as good on my new iPhone (first one, 1.5 weeks old) i.e. I really miss things like long press on keys for number row/etc. it's pretty good overall. It seems to randomly set itself back to the default keyboard as well but other than that I can't complain.
    The Keyboard was probably thing the thing I missed the most coming to the iPhone. Samsung's keyboard has a dedicated number row, so entering in Strong Passwords was super easy. It's a lot less easy when you have to jump between multiple keyboard tabs on the iPhone to get at numbers and other characters. You get used to it after a while, but I think I'm still adjusting almost a year later, Lol.

    I haven't bothered with a 3rd party keyboard. There are too many issues with them and I don't want to expose myself to the potential of having to deal with them.
    10-25-2015 03:09 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Another vote for Swiftkey. I used it for years on Android and while it's not quite as good on my new iPhone (first one, 1.5 weeks old) i.e. I really miss things like long press on keys for number row/etc. it's pretty good overall. It seems to randomly set itself back to the default keyboard as well but other than that I can't complain.
    Try deleting the stock keyboard. I did and have no problems now. It still reverts for passwords.
    10-25-2015 04:11 PM
  18. weirdbutreal0's Avatar
    I am glad you found what you were looking for. Welcome to Imore.
    10-25-2015 09:45 PM

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