E-mail notification on lock screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by socorose, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. socorose macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2007
    I'm a newish iphone user on Verizon and this is quite possibly a dumb/obvious question, but is there a way to get email notifications on the lock screen? I get notifications/bubbles for text messages, as well as facebook and twitter, but when my phone is "off", I only get a sound alert for new e-mails, and no visual alert or summary on the lock screen. Is there any app or feature I'm missing that would allow me to get some kind of email notification on the lock screen (this would also be especially helpful when the phone is on silent).

    Thanks so much!
  2. danetello macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    There is a way, but you would need to jailbreak your iPhone.
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    I wanted the same concept, so I jb the phone and paid $8 for an app called lockinfo that shows exactly what I need on my lock screen. I believe intelliscreen is another app.
  4. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    Same here.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Coming from the android platform back to iOS (work has cut off email access to android phones) I miss that feature of android.

    I'm enjoying some of the benefits of iOS, but android's notification system was better. I enjoyed seeing the notification that I had emails without unlocking my phone.
  6. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    It's a big pain that there isn't a notification on the lock screen. Hopefully Apple will sort it out in a future update :)
  7. socorose thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2007
    ahh what a bummer...i was sure there was something I was missing... i had a blackberry before my iphone and while I like almost everything about the iphone way more, the blackberry had really good email notifications.

    thanks anyways..
  8. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    can't you just get an app that sends a push notification of your email? it would appear on the lock screen as does all push notifications. Theres a few for gmail and i know IM+ has this feature for any accounts added.
  9. hobo.hopkins macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2008
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    I would suggest an app like pushmail if you aren't interested in jailbreaking your iPhone, or as others have said lockinfo if you don't mind jailbreaking.
  10. socorose thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2007
    thanks for the responses! i dont want to/know how to jailbreak my phone, but i think it might be worth buying pushmail!

    do the pushmail bubbles just tell you that you've got mail on the lock screen, or do they show actual info from emails (sender/subject)?

  11. bizfox macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2010
    Pushmail has notification options for you to choose. You can even include the body of the email if you so wish. For me, I just pick "Date, Sender, and Subject" to keep everything uncluttered.

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