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Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Rachel181, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Rachel181 macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2013
    I recently switched from a Droid to an iPhone. On the droids when you get a text message a green envelope with a smiley face appeared in the notification bar where on the iphone5 itt says how many bars i have, my company, and the wifi signal. The only way I can view my notifications is if i pull down on the notifications and view them that way. Is there any way I can change this so I can get icons uo there instead of seeing verizon? I realize you can have alerts and banners but that is not what I am talking about.
  2. jutte64 macrumors regular


    Apr 28, 2009
    Fort Recovery , OH
    nope iPhones don't have status bar icons for messages or emails. just things you have turned on like wifi and bluetooth
  3. malias4 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    Greece and Holland
    It s possible but only with jailbreak !
    I think the tweak from cydia is called status bar icons!
  4. khonsu2013 macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2013
    Truly amazing...

    how far Apple are behind Droid now. Having a HTC One X and an iPhone 5 (personal and work) is like stepping back in time re-using an iPhone 5 after spending 6 months with Android (after having had an iPhone4 previously).

    Or is that not PC to say that here.

    I'd love to just have an envelope notification of a message or email rather than having to rely on a big flash "message from suchandsuch" flash up or having to unlock it to see if I've a message.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I think it the phrase should be more like "Truly amazing how far Apple HAS BEEN behind."

    I love my iPhone, but I was using an HTC Touch Pro for three years (2009 to 2012) and out of the box it had MMS and cut and paste. The iPhone of 2009 did not, stuff like that was added later. I also do not like how the iPhone has no visual indicators that a notification has arrived. At least my TP had a visual (led) indicator. Walk away from your iPhone and you have to turn the screen on when you get back to see if there is a notification or not.
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You can have lockscreen notifications, so you can see your message details without even unlocking the phone. You can also have badge notifications, so that you can quickly see an app has an update for you and then use the notification center or go directly to the app to see what it is (especially for the most common apps, like Messages or Phone or Mail, that are typically in your dock that exists essentially on every page, or at least on your main home page, where you often are).
  7. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    The iPhone of 2009 (the 3GS) DID have cut copy and paste and MMS. Both features came with iPhone OS 3 (the days before it was called iOS), which was the release version of the OS with the 3GS. Although I seem to remember AT&T dragged its heels in supporting MMS when we in the UK were able to use it on release day of OS 3
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    You're right and I probably should have been more clear about it being in the US. However, at the time, since the iPhone 3GS was available ONLY on AT&T AND AT&T was NOT allowing this, it equated to the same thing. Perhaps not Apple's fault, but while the rest of the world had been sending MMS for some time at that point and the iPhone was prevented from doing so - it just looked bad. To me anyway.

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