Clarification required with regards to Force touch on messages

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by GC251114, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. GC251114 macrumors regular

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    Ok , here goes & keep with me.

    Downloaded public beta 3 today , & like what i see.

    When the phone is locked & screen off & someone sends me a message , i pick up the phone & raise to wake works & the message banner on screen. Now i have message preview off , so just gives name. I thought that if i force touched the message it would allow me to open message & see content & reply , without unlocking phone. Instead it prompts me to unlock phone , & once unlocked it takes me to home screen where i just press the messages icon. I can pull down notification centre & force touch on it there , but not from raise to wake etc.

    Now when i receive a Whatsapp message , i can force touch from raise to wake etc , & i can read & reply without unlocking phone. I must add though , I have the Whatsapp message preview setting switched to on , whereas on the imessage i have the message preview switched off.

    Now is this the reason why the force touch works differently between the two , & i have to have imessage preview switched on to work how i expected , or is there no way you can reply to an imessage using force touch without unlocking phone first & either pulling down from notification centre or activating messages app ?

    Cheers for any help.
     
  2. lagwagon Suspended

    lagwagon

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    When you turn off message preview for the Messages app you basically turn off quick reply from the lock screen. It's a security thing. You telling it to not show a preview tells it to require authentication to reply (for security/privacy.) With preview on you tell it you don't care and it allows replying without authentication.
     
  3. GC251114 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers , many thanks for that clarification. Obvious when you think about it, but something I couldn't get my head around at the time.

    Cheers
     

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