iOS 11 has a lot of annoyances, but this one is by far the biggest annoyance of them allllllllllllll

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Goldfrapp, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

    Goldfrapp

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    First of all, I'm one of those types who likes to keep the Notification Center clear of all notifications, and I clear them regularly. But this annoyance totally breaks my flow.

    As you know, as the notifications arrive on the lock screen, they are neatly grouped together under "New Notifications". Here's the annoyance: new notifications don't have an 'x' to clear them all at once. It becomes even worse when there are no older notifications whose 'x' you could use to clear new ones. Why, Apple, why??????!!!!!!!!!

    Who else is triggered by this?
     
  2. Feenician macrumors 601

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    When you unlock the phone the "New Notifications" are automatically cleared and moved to "Earlier Today", leaving you both with a clean lock screen and a way to clear them later if you want.

    OMGWTFBBQ!!!!11!!!1one1!!eleven

    ^^^ adds nothing but seems to be in the spirit of the thread
     
  3. spesifikbrush macrumors regular

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    Unlock the screen, then lock it, and unlock it again. The new notifications get the x because they became old.

    It annoys me too ;-;
     
  4. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's what I've been doing as a workaround. But boy is the workaround even more annoying than the annoyance itself!!!!1111
     
  5. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Why? Next time you even see the lock screen they're not visible. What annoys you about that?
     
  6. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    Like I said, I like to keep my Notification Center clear of all notifications at all times, visible or not. It's a subconscious thing, probably part of my OCD. New notifications are NOT automatically moved to older ones until you lock the phone and unlock again. That's where the annoyance lies: I can't clear them in step 1
     
  7. Feenician macrumors 601

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    They're the notifications received since you last actively used your phone. That's why they are visible, so you can check if you need or want to action anything. If you do when you unlock to do so, they are archived.

    I mean, eh, if you want them gone due to the OCD you almost certainly don't have then whatever, but that's not the way it works so you're either going to have to adapt or be unhappy.
     
  8. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    I don't need to know how notifications work; I know very well how they work. The annoyance is that new notifications can't be cleared in step 1.
     
  9. Feenician macrumors 601

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    They can be archived in step 1.
     
  10. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    They can't be CLEARED in step 1
     
  11. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Unless you go out of your way to summon them to be annoyed at them, they're gone from sight.

    But w/e I don't really care.
     
  12. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a

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    If you want your notifications screen clean why do you not just disable notifications?
     
  13. stulaw11 Suspended

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    I agree if there is something mental going on here then disable them from lock screen.

    Not many people clear all notifications before actually checking the corresponding apps to handle the basis for the notification. That's why there is no clear all for new notifications, it just doesnt make a whole lot of sense as notifications are meant to be acted upon generally.
     
  14. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    Or just disable lock screen notifications for a middle ground.

    I feel for OP, I have occasions where I get a number of alerts at same time (eg. weekend to-do list should be tended to now) and the old uber-clear button was nice. But then again, not a biggie for me to swipe the alert left and click clear. Or wait for them to become "Earlier Today".
     

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