Do you use the drop down notifications window?

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  1. Mikekan macrumors regular

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    Ive noticed that I hardly ever use this feature, I mean sliding my finger down from the top of the screen to see the notifications even though I have them enabled in the Settings menu.

    Do you guys use this offently?

    :)
     
  2. davys macrumors regular

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    Yes, every day now. It's part of my everyday workflow for to do lists. I know there's better apps out there for such tasks but it works for me!
     
  3. Mikekan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Entries in the calendar appear in the notifications window?
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I don't so much use it, more like it uses me...New mail etc. It's useful for alerts but I really don't swipe down to open it much. I thought the general idea was to use it that way...It's there to inform you and unless you add a lot of apps to it, it's fairly passive.
     
  5. davys macrumors regular

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    Yes, calandar appointments appear in the notifications window, as do reminders/to do lists at a pre-set time.
     
  6. Mix1 macrumors newbie

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    Just take advantage of the message alerts. But I use my iPad primarily as just a multimedia device. :)
     
  7. MacAttacka macrumors 6502

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    Dont find is as useful as on Android. It feels tacked on and very alien from the rest of iOS. Hopefully they'll improve it in iOS 6.0. I found the jailbreak equivalents much better.
     
  8. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    I use it all the time.
    I like it much more then those badges on the apps.
    I even turned off all badges because of having the NC.
    On my jailbroken iPhone 4 it is even more useful as there are a bunch of apps you can add and configure for the NC.
     
  9. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Hardly ever on my iPad but all the time on my phone
     
  10. Mikekan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, with badges you mean the numbers that appear on the application icon?

    How do you disable that?
     
  11. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Yes
    You go to settings / notifications and select each app, you then have the voice to disable the badge altogether.
    Hope this helps.
     
  12. Mikekan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, found it! :)
     
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    This
     
  15. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Never use it except by accident. I have so many apps either sending me banner notifications or pop up windows that I really have no need to use the notification center at all. Every once in awhile I'll use it to check the weather.
     
  16. captmatt macrumors regular

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    Same here. I never used it in iOS (still don't). But I use extensively in Android. Hopefully iOS 6 will be a real advance. iOS has lost some of its focus--I bet they're wishing for the good ole days when the biggest thing they didn't have was cut n paste.

    We're back at the point where revolution not evolution is needed. Take all these extra things and make them simple and useful.
     
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  18. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    No, I do not use it much at all.

    I swear, I think they did it to satisfy reviewers of mobile devices, when in reality Apple's instincts were more correct in the first place.

    :)

    Maybe I use it once/week.
     
  19. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    The notification center on the iPad is very small, the text is small too

    Is there a cydia tweak to make it bigger or in settings
     
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    No, I can't say that I do. 99.999% of the time I forget it even exists. The only time I remember is when I'm trying to scroll or gesture and accidentally pull it down. That goes for both the iPad and iPhone.

    It's a nice feature, if I'd ever get used to using it.
     
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    It helps me to check the missing notification
     
  25. NTurner42 macrumors regular

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    I use it constantly on my iPhone, not so much on the iPad. Seems useless, I'd prolly use it more if the iPad had the weather and stocks apps. By the way, why didn't Apple include those and the clock app for iPad?
     

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