Can someone explain the difference between "All" & "Missed" notifications?

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  1. ra4oasis macrumors 6502

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    I don't really get the difference between the "All" tab, and the "Missed" tab in the new notification center. Do some notifications show up in both? Am I the only one that doesn't really understand the difference?:confused:
     
  2. HarryAinslie macrumors regular

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    All = All Notifications

    Missed = Only Notifications which you missed
     
  3. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    It's redundant and stupid, but people will try to tell you it makes sense.
     
  4. ra4oasis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not trying to be mean... but that was not exactly helpful.

    I guess it still doesn't make a lot of sense to me. For example, I just now opened the smart cover of my iPad, and under "All", I had notifications that a few apps had been updated. But I don't remember actually seeing a notification that those things were happening this morning, so shouldn't all of those be under "Missed"?

    Ugh, I'll probably just never look at the "Missed" tab and call it a day.
     
  5. HarryAinslie macrumors regular

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    HI mate, i was having a joke. But i think Jeremiah hit the nail on the head
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    The Missed tab in the notification center is for time sensitive notifications that you have not taken action on for at least 24 hours (I think this is the time set). For example if a E-mail or text message came in and you didn't respond to it after 24 hours it would move to the Missed tab. The items that I'm aware of that end up there are:

    Missed text messages
    Missed e-mails
    Missed Calendar appointments
    Missed Calls
    Missed reminders.
     
  7. ominx macrumors 6502

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    I wish that's how it actually worked but I find 3rd party app notifications in there too. For instance, the CNN app always ends up in the missed tab. If only alerts that required user attention were reserved for the missed tab it would make a lot more sense.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    in theory yes I think that's how its supposed to work. Does it? not really LOL.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I believe the items that are there are those that you got while you phone was locked and those that are from just the last 24 hours (not that those past 24 hours would move there).

    http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/features/#notification-center
     
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  12. GrantMeThePower macrumors regular

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    Agreed on the pointless comments. I think it is a terrible tab and would be better without it completely and using that tab (if they want three tabs) for something more worthwhile.
     
  13. Shadyriley macrumors 6502

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    The reason for the missed tab if for people who have two iDevices. Let's say you have an iPhone and iPad. In iOS 7, the notifications sync. If you are on your ipad, and you get a notification that someone in words with friends went and you go to it, it will then show up on your iPhone as missed, since you missed it on there. Or something like that.
     
  14. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    That doesnt make any sense at all ... notification sync should be that if one is read/cleared on a device, on other devices also it should disappear ...
     
  15. bushido Suspended

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    i dont think i have ever used the missed tap either to be honest. like what else is it supposed to show besides "missed" notifications? its pretty redundant and should be merged with "all"
     
  16. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    anyone think it's just the title 'missed' that's confusing? if it was renamed something like 'recent' it'd be a lot clearer. and as far as i can tell this is a much better description of what it actually is.

    edit, nope. a recent email i got didn't go under missed. i was going by this description: "The new All and Missed views let you see all your alerts or just those you haven’t addressed in the last 24 hours."

    still don't understand what it does then! that is a very confusing description.
     
  17. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    I guess this isn't as much of a problem with people in these forums, but I've seen people (mostly non-techies) that never use the notification center. When you swipe down on their devices, it's almost like opening up a cobweb-covered box in your attic... I think the "Missed" tab is for the people that lie between them and us on the notification center use spectrum.
     
  18. luckystriked macrumors regular

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    Does your iphones show birthdays in the notification center? Mine's not showing
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think the part that the description is missing (at least based on how it seems to work in practice) is that aside from the notifications being from the last 24 hours they are also those that come in while the phone is locked (thus I guess the "missed" part).
     
  20. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the point of this tab is to let you see what you've actually missed when the phone was locked. Calls,Messages,Emails, maybe a few more. My scenario would be that , if you have your phone in your pocket, someone calls and you're unable to take it at the moment. Now you need to make a phone call or send a text or whatever.The notification is on your lockscreen but you need to do something else before you get back to it. Once you unlock your phone, the notification goes away on your lockscreen. Now, you can just go to the missed tab to get back to the most recent ones, without having to scroll through all the others.

    Sometimes, I leave emails alone for a few hours until I have time to address them. This goes into "missed and all". Now I need to address another email that has come through or open the email.app. The missed emails now disappear from the missed tab. But the ones that are unread are still in all. They move out of "missed" because you've opened the app. But stay in all because you haven't opened it. Same for voicemails and messages.

    That's how I see it. It's works well for me.
     
  21. ominx macrumors 6502

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    Hold the phone!!! ;)

    I think this discussion helped me realize the purpose of the missed tab... and more importantly how to explain it.

    You know how in prior iOS versions when you had a notification on your lock screen and then unlocked the phone, that notification was lost and gone forever? Well, that's the purpose of the missed tab! It's where those notifications go.

    It just became way more useful.

    Apple just needs to rename it.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, I guess that depends on if you had the lock screen notification on for something but then not had it enabled to be displayed in notification center. Would it still display in the missed tab then?

    I think it's basically useful if you have bunch of things in your notification center and you just want to quickly see which ones were the ones you actually missed (and didn't see before basically) when the phone was locked (vs. the ones that you already saw or had come in earlier while you were using the phone).
     
  23. Shadyriley macrumors 6502

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    Ok I figured it out, the Missed tab is for all the notifications that you have not X'd out yet.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not all of them appear there...otherwise it's just the same as the "All" tab (which lists all the nitifications you haven't dismissed yet).
     

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