Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 5, 2011, 06:24 PM   #1
gianthobbit
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Notification center and badge counter...

So been using ios5 for quite some time and this has always baffled me. When you enter an app, clear the badge count, it does not clear the notification in notification center. When you go into notification center, clear the notification it does not clear the badge.

Anyone think this is madness? Basically two separate systems, that don't communicate with one another.... Tempted to just disable badges all together at this point. Is there any way to fix this, is this just a "beta" bug, or is it best to go either one or another?
gianthobbit is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 5, 2011, 06:34 PM   #2
PhoneI
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by gianthobbit View Post
Anyone think this is madness?
This is Sparta!!!!!!
PhoneI is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 5, 2011, 06:37 PM   #3
gianthobbit
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhoneI View Post
This is Sparta!!!!!!
Indeed, indeed.
gianthobbit is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 5, 2011, 09:10 PM   #4
haulis
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by gianthobbit View Post
So been using ios5 for quite some time and this has always baffled me. When you enter an app, clear the badge count, it does not clear the notification in notification center. When you go into notification center, clear the notification it does not clear the badge.

Anyone think this is madness? Basically two separate systems, that don't communicate with one another.... Tempted to just disable badges all together at this point. Is there any way to fix this, is this just a "beta" bug, or is it best to go either one or another?
I just sent myself an email and it behaved the way you are wanting it to. I'm guessing that apps will need to be written with this in mind for it to work as it seems that first party apps are working but third party apps are not.

edit: iOS 5 GM
haulis is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 5, 2011, 09:24 PM   #5
musika
macrumors 65816
 
musika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally Posted by gianthobbit View Post
So been using ios5 for quite some time and this has always baffled me. When you enter an app, clear the badge count, it does not clear the notification in notification center. When you go into notification center, clear the notification it does not clear the badge.

Anyone think this is madness? Basically two separate systems, that don't communicate with one another.... Tempted to just disable badges all together at this point. Is there any way to fix this, is this just a "beta" bug, or is it best to go either one or another?
Absolutely agree. Noticed right away, back in June. I think we just have to deal with it for a while till Apple finds a way to work the old system outa the picture. There are still a few "gaps" in the iOS 5 notification system, I say we give apple time to have it out in the public and eventually have these issues worked out, hopefully.

It's okay, but should be fixed. Not a bug, I say, just a loophole.
__________________
I write about lots of things at turtlepie.net.
musika is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 5, 2011, 09:43 PM   #6
AIP5
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Hm, that's a very valid point. I hope they fix that. You should definitely submit this is in one of those Apple feedback forms. I wish I had iOS 5, but don't want to tinker with a iTunes beta right now. I'll wait the extra week.
AIP5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2011, 10:11 AM   #7
gianthobbit
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by AIP5 View Post
Hm, that's a very valid point. I hope they fix that. You should definitely submit this is in one of those Apple feedback forms. I wish I had iOS 5, but don't want to tinker with a iTunes beta right now. I'll wait the extra week.
I am sure they are well aware of the fact. Their native apps (phone, sms) don't clear badges either so its not a matter of 3rd party developers getting up to speed. There is a toggle to turn off badges and this is what I have done for all apps. Notification center is far superior way to handle notifications so saying good bye to bubbles (which were annoying always).
gianthobbit is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2011, 11:00 AM   #8
batting1000
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Well when you clear it in notification center, you haven't technically dealt with the notification (for example you cleared an SMS but you never replied to it) so the badge is still there.
__________________
Verizon iPhone 5s - iOS 7.1
iPad mini 16GB WiFi - iOS 7.1
Late 2012 i5 Mac mini
batting1000 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2011, 11:09 AM   #9
haticK
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by batting1000 View Post
Well when you clear it in notification center, you haven't technically dealt with the notification (for example you cleared an SMS but you never replied to it) so the badge is still there.
Exactly, I think it makes sense the way it is but a lot of people don't. If you get 2 texts from the same person and clear it from the notification center, that doesn't necessarily mean you actually read both texts, so why should the badge go away? The way the badges work is like a flag that sets things as unread, so until you actually go into the app it's not going to go away.
haticK is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No badges on MAIL program on computer Yendog iCloud and Apple Services 3 Oct 30, 2011 11:46 PM
Notification badges should update frosse iOS 5 and earlier 1 Oct 14, 2011 12:41 PM
notification center with Wi-fi pop-up and Gmail paul4339 iOS 5 and earlier 0 Oct 13, 2011 11:04 AM
My IOS5 Notification Center missing non Apple apps in settings, notif. center. matttnyc iPhone 2 Jul 23, 2011 12:39 PM
ios 5: clearing notification center still leaves badges kate9 iPhone 21 Jul 19, 2011 10:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC