Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
54,622
16,770



Apple previewed iOS 10 earlier this week with new rich notifications that enable iPhone users to view photos and videos, listen to audio, or respond to messages directly within notification bubbles. If you receive an iMessage, for example, you will be able to reply to the conversation without leaving the Lock screen.

iOS_10_rich_notifications_duo.jpg

Apple has also provided developers with the ability to update existing notifications with new information, or delete them, which should help declutter the Lock screen and Notification Center. But many apps still generate multiple notifications, such as every photo, video, or message you receive on Snapchat.

MacRumors forum member chrf097 explains:
The problem with this current system is that notifications become easily cluttered. An active group chat can result in hundreds of individual notifications. For example I'm in a group chat of friends with about 12 active people, and I have to leave it muted anytime I choose not to participate, due to the amount of notifications that collect. In addition, this means that important information can get lost in the sea of notifications.
The solution, as seen in his concept below, could be to follow in Android's footsteps by collapsing notifications on a per-app basis.

iOS_10_collapsed_notification_concept.jpg

The new design would save valuable screen space and allow you to glance at your Lock screen or Notification Center notifications much quicker. But collapsed notifications could inhibit the rich notification experience, so it would work best if collapsed notifications could be toggled on or off on a per-app basis in Settings.

Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 10 to developers earlier this week, and a public beta will be available in July. The free software update will officially be released in the fall for most devices compatible with iOS 9, excluding the iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and 3, original iPad mini, and fifth-generation iPod touch.

Apple could introduce collapsible notifications in a future iOS 10 beta, although changes will more likely be limited to minor tweaks and enhancements.

Article Link: iOS 10 Concept Simplifies Lock Screen With Collapsed Notifications
 

macduke

macrumors G4
Jun 27, 2007
11,752
16,437
Central U.S.
This would be nice. Instead of getting 100 "So-and-so liked your photo" messages from Instagram over a 15 minute period, it could just collapse them all down. Although honestly I should probably just turn it off because it's freaking annoying.

It's not too late for Apple to add this. They've changed and added small things during beta periods in the past. This would be a small but significant change for some users.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GrumpyMom

SteveJobs2.0

macrumors 6502a
Mar 9, 2012
848
1,441
The notifications should be grouped when they are the same app.

They sort of are already on the notification screen, but they are too bulky and many apps product far too many notifications. "You haven't played this game in 15 min, here is a reminder notifications!"
 
  • Like
Reactions: tomaustin44

Mitsjke

macrumors member
Feb 28, 2015
62
215
Honestly, I prefer the old Android notification way. Just a icon in the statusbar with a scrolling text. No huge overlays while reading an article or playing a game.
 

rggbv

macrumors newbie
Jun 25, 2015
4
9
May come on later betas. I read an article that iOS 10 allows developers to update existing notification rather then send new ones so example with MLB at bat if I'm not checking my phone during the game once I finally pick it up I'd only see the most recent score notification not every on the app has sent out.
 

Xbfryfd

macrumors member
Feb 24, 2016
33
39
I think this seems very cool. I would like to have it use 3D Touch where medium pressure opens the individual notifications, and hard pressure for opening that one notification.
 

Mlrollin91

macrumors G5
Nov 20, 2008
13,741
9,335
Ventura County
I'm torn between the two designs. I like the simplicity of the collapsed, but I like the functionality of the the separated one. For example, takes messages, if you 3D touch a single one, it will take you to that specific message. But, if you have it collapsed and you 3D touch, it won't bring you directly to that message, but the app itself. So collapsed could lead to an extra step
 

LordQ

Suspended
Sep 22, 2012
3,582
5,651
Looks decent. I'd add a little app-coloured rounded circle with an arrow on the left of each notification so I can slide to view the one I am interested in. Apple should take notes before it ships iOS 10, there's lots of room for improvement.
 

Mactendo

macrumors 68000
Oct 3, 2012
1,967
2,044
There are Android phones for Android style notifications. I don't like this concept.
 

tomaustin44

macrumors regular
Oct 26, 2013
185
90
I'm really happy Apple have made an effort to redesign iOS 10 but wasn't particularly impressed when I first saw these notification boxes (and the similar widget ones). The iOS 9 ones were far more unassuming and didn't detract from the lock screen image at all. These ones feel quite blocky and white.
 

Kobbr

macrumors regular
Apr 3, 2016
105
300
This would be nice. Instead of getting 100 "So-and-so liked your photo" messages from Instagram over a 15 minute period, it could just collapse them all down. Although honestly I should probably just turn it off because it's freaking annoying.

It's not too late for Apple to add this. They've changed and added small things during beta periods in the past. This would be a small but significant change for some users.

I turned off Instagram "like" notifications long time ago. I only have mentions from people I follow on. Not that popular in Instagram but most of my photos get 50-100+ likes
 
  • Like
Reactions: QuarterSwede

theelysium

Suspended
Nov 18, 2008
562
360
I'm really happy Apple have made an effort to redesign iOS 10 but wasn't particularly impressed when I first saw these notification boxes (and the similar widget ones). The iOS 9 ones were far more unassuming and didn't detract from the lock screen image at all. These ones feel quite blocky and white.


Agree, the iOS 9 ones look way better. Why not just add the functionality without it looking like a 5year old designed it. I'm so over Ivy's being involved in iOS. HE needs to get out of it.. Forstall was WAY better at iOS designing than ANYone at Apple.
[doublepost=1466099722][/doublepost]
I had the same reaction. Overall, I like the new direction, but the design doesn't seem particularly elegant.
The design looks like ****!
 

AbSoluTc

macrumors 601
Sep 21, 2008
4,700
3,318
I'm really happy Apple have made an effort to redesign iOS 10 but wasn't particularly impressed when I first saw these notification boxes (and the similar widget ones). The iOS 9 ones were far more unassuming and didn't detract from the lock screen image at all. These ones feel quite blocky and white.

I feel the same way. I like it but I don't. It's different and a change but not sure it's the right one. iOS 9 notifications were not as "intrusive" as these. Not a fan of the roundness of the notifications and the white "bubble" feel. Still early so things can change.
 
  • Like
Reactions: QuarterSwede

Mactendo

macrumors 68000
Oct 3, 2012
1,967
2,044
iOS 10 already fixed that. Apps can update existing notification with the new info. So you may have only one notifcation from an app on screen with the latest info, like the last message from a chat. Neat and elegant solution.
 
  • Like
Reactions: QuarterSwede

theelysium

Suspended
Nov 18, 2008
562
360
I feel the same way. I like it but I don't. It's different and a change but not sure it's the right one. iOS 9 notifications were not as "intrusive" as these. Not a fan of the roundness of the notifications and the white "bubble" feel. Still early so things can change.
Better send feed back now!!!!!
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.