Can't seem to get Notifications working on Android (Galaxy S4)

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Chodite, May 28, 2013.

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    Chodite

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    While I'm just about fully converted from iOS Land, one thing frustrating me is Notifications on my new S4. Twitter, FB mentions, FB Page Manager and even text messages are my biggest gripes. Inconsistency is my main issue. Sometimes Twitter mentions will appear in my notifications bar, sometimes they won't. Notifications are enabled in each of these apps.

    Another related issue: how in the blue hell can I get these notifications to appear on my lock screen when the screen is not turned on?! I can't, for the life of me, figure this out. The biggest issue being text messages. I'm mainly sticking with GO SMS Pro as my default texting app, and again - inconsistency when it comes to being alerted to new messages, specifically when the screen is turned off.

    Am I the only one with this issue? Any help is much appreciated.
     
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    With the screen turned off and on stock firmware, you will only be able to get the led notification light. For information about sms, email, upcoming calendar events, download Dashclock from the play store. This will go onto your lockscreen, so a quick tap of the home button will give you the info you want.

    As for various app settings and notifications, Touchwiz is probably overriding app tones and notifications, which means you need to use TW settings only or turn off TW notificatiins and let the apps do their thing.
    This is why I hate TW and only use custom roms. Samsung suck at software.
     
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    adder7712

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    Notifications don't appear on the lockscreen, only on the notifications pull-down.
     
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    Chodite

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    Just installed Dashclock. Thanks for the tip!

    And yeah, I'm loving Nova Prime launcher over Touchwiz. Really hate how the phone maker and the OS aren't just one, ya know? Spoiled by Apple in that regard.
     
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    Chodite

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    Another question about Notifications. I've got Go SMS Pro as my default texting app. I get the notification that I've received a message. I usually then just Clear All on the Notifications screen or manually swipe the message to remove it from the Notifications page. I still continue to get notifications for the same message. Do I need to manually open the message to stop these notifications?
     
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    NiLS Notifications Lock Screen is also worth checking out in the Play Store.
     

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    You probably have go sms set for repeat notifications
     
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    tbayrgs

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    I've had the same problem with Go SMS. I do have repeat notifications set but that should only apply to unread messages, and even then, it's inconsistent--sometimes I clear the notification without reading the actual message in app and it doesn't repeat, other times it does. Same goes for actually reading the message in app--sometimes that ends the notification, other times it doesn't. I cannot see a consistent pattern but still use it over the stock Messaging app due to the MMS size restrictions in the stock app (300kb limit, really?).

    Messaging is still an area of weakness for Android that needs vast improvement. And if Shadow Puppy replies with a suggestion to use Hangouts I'm going to virtual smack him upside the head. ;)
     
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    Im not a fan of all the Go Launcher/SMS/crapola stuff. Google Voice or now Hangouts is a universal texting/video chat Google service that stays with your Google account, so it is always available to you when you upgrade phones, use a computer, need to review an old chat session, etc. An integrated API is always better than relying on a 3rd party API... IMO anyway. I use Google's services for everything I can.
     
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    tbayrgs

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    :rolleyes:, beat Shadow Puppy to it...

    Sorry but not a viable replacement until Hangouts integrates SMS messaging.
     
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    That disables some S4 features like Smart Stay.
     

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    Don't know who shadow puppy is, but what do you mean Hangouts doesn't have integrated SMS? I text with it every day. :confused: I don't get what you mean?
     
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    I use CM on my S4 anyway :p
     
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    tbayrgs

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    So I can message anyone in my contacts list (regardless if they have a google account) and if it's unable to send the message via Hangouts it will send them an SMS text automatically instead? If so, I stand corrected.
     
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    I'd LOVE confirmation of this...
     
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    tbayrgs

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    I'm pretty certain we know the answer to this, just curious how he's going to reply. ;)
     
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    Download notification lockcreen widget

    You get all what you want on your lock screen..it's very good
     
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    Galaxy note I717

    Dear Admin,

    I have problem with my phone. I want to customize toggle in notification panel.

    I go setting -> Device -> Display ..... but not found notification panel.
    What can I do?

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    Thank you and best regards,
    Dam1991 :)
     
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    I'm thinking he means like Apple's iMessage, where the app is smart enough to know when to send a message as SMS or when to send as a Google Hangouts message based on looking up the phone number in Google's database.

    Hangouts may have some of this functionality now, but is not as fully integrated as Apple's implementation.
     
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    On my GS4, the 'Notification Panel' is above 'Auto-rotation screen' option. It's on the section 'General'.

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    But in General there is only wallpaper :(
    How can i do it?
     
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    With Android 4.3. you can see all notifications on lock screen and install Google play apps that will take it further.
     
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    Can you 'long press' on the button you want to change to see it can be moved. I used to do that on my old S2 (I think) to show which one I want to see first when I open notification panel.
     
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