iOS 5 Notification Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by adambadamh, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. adambadamh macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2011
    Does the new notification setup in iOS 5 do anything to help sync notifications across devices to clear them out?

    For example, today, if I get a Words With Friends move it notifies me on both my iPhone and iPad that I have a turn waiting. If I then make the turn on my iPhone the notification badge will remain on my iPad until I launch the app and it resets, if you will.

    Contrast this with an IMAP email account where a notification can be flushed out in the background if the message is read on a different device.
  2. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    Very good question... I'm wanting to know the same
  3. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    well it seems to with my emails on my iPad and iPhone. i know notification center gets it's prompts from the apps, so if the app has cleared the notification automatically when it's cleared on a different device, then it will on all devices. There was talk about it in the release notes, so might have to wait for apps to be updated to accomodate this.
  4. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    If I get a notification of a new email on my iPod touch but check it on my MacBook it disappears from the notification centre.
  5. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    That's great! Can't wait for iOS 5
  6. adambadamh thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2011
    It has always been the case for email as it is able to update in the background, since iOS 1. I am curious more about apps besides email. Like a FB notification for example or calendar event.
  7. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk
    Email is a special case because it's (likely) IMAP and the "read" status is flagged on the server side. Any app or UI widget or whatever that's able to see that status (via a "push" or whatever) can obviously update itself accordingly.

    This should work for any service where statuses are stored server-side and effectively pushed to the client... a la the cloud.

    edit: however I don't believer that simply acknowledging a notification on one device would be propagated to -- and thus clear out said notification on -- other devices.

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