How long do notifications stay visible in the top bar?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by sakau2007, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    When I get a message, or some other notification, how long should the notification stay there if I don't acknowledge it by clicking on it? It seems like it used to only be a few seconds but in iOS 8, sometimes it is a few seconds and sometimes it is much longer.

    Is there a setting for this? Does it vary by app notifying you? Is it just a bug?
     
  2. migdaddy macrumors 6502

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    I notice this too. I believe its a known bug that will hopefully be fixed with the new update.
     
  3. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    It hangs for 6-7 seconds, which I agree is too long. It's probably because actionable buttons and quick reply can be revealed by pulling down, so they want to give you more chance to do that. But 4 seconds would be plenty.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again... the banners in iOS 7 onwards have forgotten their purpose in the original iOS 5 incarnation, which is to deliver notifications with minimal distraction.

    In iOS 7 they made them too big, such that they can really obscure and distract you from content (most notable when playing games).

    In iOS 8 they made them hang around too long.
     
  4. migdaddy macrumors 6502

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    Some of the notifications remove when pushed up, but others dont, such as whatsapp. If i push the home button though, it goes away.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G4

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    I've had message app notifications hang indefinitely. It's kind of humorous because it's generally when I'm just waiting for them to disappear so I can use something at the top of the screen.

    I'll have to check it to make it go away, pushing up on them doesn't work.

    It's rare though only happened 5-10 times.
     
  6. chanl macrumors member

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    same here. GroupMe never leaves the screen. I have to manually swipe it away. iOS 8 sucks
     
  7. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Yeah happened to me to. I got a message notification when I was in the middle of a intense game so I didn't want to use quick reply and I was waiting for it to go away and it didn't so after about 15-20 seconds I swiped it away.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The same timing is present in iOS 7. When this topic came up in a few threads before I had an iOS 7 device and timed a few different notifications which stayed the same 6-7 seconds on that device as they did on an iOS 8 device I was using for comparison.
     
  9. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the correction.

    The comparison I made between iOS 7 and 8 timings is one thing I was speculating on based on others comments in this thread. It has since emerged that some people in this thread are actually experiencing a *bug*, where the notification is not auto-dismissing at all.

    What I said about how I feel about the size of the banners across iOS 7 and 8 still stands though, just to be clear.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, I think that's basically where the issue is when it comes to all of this in iOS 8. It seems to affect some people while many others don't see it--pretty much as it goes for many other issues people notice as well.
     

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