Lock Screen Functionality that needs to be fixed

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by apb89, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. apb89, Nov 6, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012

    apb89 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    Since introducing quick Camera access from the lockscreen, I have been more annoyed when this certain action occurs:

    Specifically, when you receive a single text/email/etc. notification on the lockscreen and the slider becomes 'slide to reply', not 'slide to unlock', it overrides the camera button. I have had this issue when I tried to access the camera quickly, but was unable to.

    A fix would be to simply pin that camera icon there at all times; no longer having the slider override it when you get a single text/email/etc. notification. Pic attached shows what I am referring to:

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  2. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    I can see this being valid for some.

    It has never affected me directly, but I wouldn't mind a fix.
  3. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    I agree in part though I'd argue that, in this respect, a wholesale change is needed such that, since notifications that appear on the lock screen can be accessed individually by tapping on the left side of the notification and swiping rightward, the bottom "slide to unlock" area and the camera button should always be there regardless. What I mean by "regardless" is that I would prefer it if the "slide to unlock" never changed to "slide to reply" or "slide to view" since I can activate those same functions from the notifications themselves.

    A much more frustrating issue (read: bug)for me that I've encountered numerous times is that when I slide to unlock my phone and receive a notification while typing my password, which I do very quickly, the phone unlocks in response to that notification, instead of to the home screen or wherever I was when I previously locked it. And because the number/character pad is up in order to enter my password, I can't see anything about that new notification without deleting the part of my password that I've entered and then hitting "Cancel" or locking and unlocking my phone again.

    If the change I mentioned above isn't ever implemented, the least they should do, in my opinion, is make it so that if I even begin to slide to unlock my phone, any incoming notifications would be ignored since it obviously wasn't my intention to respond to a notification I didn't know was even coming. And for the record, I have submitted this to Apple via their feedback form.
  4. apb89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    I completely agree with your points; hopefully Apple is even aware that these changes should happen to make the user experience that much better.
  5. dellAbait macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2011
    if you press the top right lock button it'll move the notification to list format, then just wake the screen and the camera icon will return... so basically press the lock button twice
  6. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    Saint Louis, MO
    This is what i was going to say. The only time you should really have this "issue" is if you happen to get a notification of some kind the EXACT moment you are wanting to slide open the camera.

    Regardless, yes i agree OP. The camera slider shouldn't be overwritten by the entire "slide to "whatever"" action.

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