General Found a way to quick reply faster

Knockoutjosie

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Nov 3, 2012
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Go under settings> notification > messages and switch it to alerts. Works better than sliding down to reply in my opinion. hope this helps
 

stephen1108

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Sep 30, 2007
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It would be cool if they implemented a feature like BiteSMS where you can view current message in the conversation, because not everyone sends everything in one long message
 

antiprotest

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Apr 19, 2010
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Yes that's the old style notification that interrupts you and will not let you continue what you're doing until you dismiss it. It has been there for a long time and it's so annoying and disruptive that they added the banners instead. Use sparingly and only if you have to. I would never let any app do that to me.
 

antiprotest

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Also why do you need to "slide down to reply" when you can just tap the banner before it disappears?
 

C DM

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Also why do you need to "slide down to reply" when you can just tap the banner before it disappears?
Tapping it takes you to the actual Messages app, sliding it down gives you a way to reply quickly without leaving wherever you are.
 

antiprotest

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Apr 19, 2010
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Tapping it takes you to the actual Messages app, sliding it down gives you a way to reply quickly without leaving wherever you are.

Yes you're right. I was still thinking of iOS 7. We are in the iOS 8 section so I should realize that. Not always clear where the post appears in the forum when I am using a mobile app.
 

zeezey

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Sep 18, 2012
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My quick reply doesn't seem to work, if I drag down it doesn't do anything. Am I missing a setting somewhere?
 

OriolesMagic

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Jun 10, 2009
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I do not want to turn on my preview though :/. Hopefully they fix this in the future!
Well if you have preview turned off...how would you know what you're responding to then? You'd have to go into app to read the message first anyway.

Quick reply doesn't make sense if you have preview off
 

NickyLanzz

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Sep 13, 2012
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Well if you have preview turned off...how would you know what you're responding to then? You'd have to go into app to read the message first anyway.

Quick reply doesn't make sense if you have preview off
My thoughts would be when I slide down it shows me the message as well as allowing me to reply. Since it works with the alert notification it makes sense.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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My thoughts would be when I slide down it shows me the message as well as allowing me to reply. Since it works with the alert notification it makes sense.
How does it work with alert notification and preview off?
 
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