Apps can override Notification approval?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by iSensei, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2012
    Is is just me or certain apps don't even bother asking for Notification approval?

    When an app that can generate a notification (pop-up message, app icon badge or sound) is installed, it SHOULD request approval before continuing itself to do so, but certain apps bypass this approval.

    Take Dropbox for instance. I love the app no doubt and the service they offer but I just realized this app has never asked for any approval. :confused:
  2. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    If it really bothers you then just turn off app notification in settings.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2003
    Perhaps it's a push vs local notification thing? They are different.
  4. macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK

    I don't think that there's any requirement for an App to ask permission unless it uses Push Notifications.

    If it only uses icon badges or local notifications, there isn't a prompt.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2008
    Groupon did this and in deleted it. Draining battery, no permissions. All turned off in notification centre. It's their company to spam you be it in email or push...

    Might be ok now but haven't tried it. 100% this did happen

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