iOS 10 Concept Simplifies Lock Screen With Collapsed Notifications

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    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 solution, as seen in his concept below, could be to follow in Android's footsteps by collapsing notifications on a per-app basis.


    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
  2. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
    The notifications should be grouped when they are the same app. I understand why they are not and they should not be grouped like this concept shows because its too hard to get a specific one.

    They need a divider between them.
  3. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    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.
  4. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    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!"
  5. canesalato macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
    I like this. Hope it's gonna be implemented before final
  6. Stang68 macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2007
    Well, iOS notifications have been a dumpster fire forever, so why change now?
  7. John Mcgregor Suspended

    John Mcgregor

    Aug 21, 2015
    Looks ugly regardless. So much space wasted. iOS 9 has it perfectly.
  8. Mitsjke macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2015
    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.
  9. rggbv macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2015
    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.
  10. matr1x macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2014
    It is possible in beta 1, apps can update existing notifications.
  11. Xbfryfd macrumors newbie


    Feb 24, 2016
    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.
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4


    Nov 20, 2008
    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
  13. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    As always, Apple can't win. If they redesign something, it's rubbish and if they copy from Android (which is what's suggested), they get slack.
  14. LordQ macrumors 68040


    Sep 22, 2012
    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.
  15. patent10021 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2004
    Isn't that what a banner is?
  16. mw360 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Losing functionality just to make the box thinner?
  17. Mactendo macrumors 68000

    Oct 3, 2012
    There are Android phones for Android style notifications. I don't like this concept.
  18. tomaustin44 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2013
    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.
  19. Kobbr macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2016
    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
  20. theelysium macrumors 6502a


    Nov 18, 2008
    I think the new notifications looks cheap. I'm sick of this white on white minimal crap.
  21. Elbon macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
    I had the same reaction. Overall, I like the new direction, but the design doesn't seem particularly elegant.
  22. theelysium macrumors 6502a


    Nov 18, 2008

    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.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 16, 2016 ---
    The design looks like ****!
  23. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040


    Sep 21, 2008
    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.
  24. Mactendo macrumors 68000

    Oct 3, 2012
    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.
  25. theelysium macrumors 6502a


    Nov 18, 2008
    Better send feed back now!!!!!

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