Notification delay bug

rsxmachine

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I've noticed now on iphone 5 and 4S on IOS6 that there is a notification delay now. Basically, the phone vibrates, then 1-2 sec later the notification comes up on the screen. In IOS5 I remember the vibrate and notification were synced correctly.
 

tmagman

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Nov 7, 2010
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oh good... i'm not alone in noticing this delay. I find it occasionally is delayed with iMessage notifications but I agree its only emails otherwise.

Hopefully fixed in a 6.0.1 update in a few weeks here.
 

dtbratt

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This was real bad in the BETA. Thought it would be fixed in the release of iOS 6. But I can still notice a bit of a delay.

Apple really slipped up on this iOS release. Alot of minor problems.
 

watchthisspace

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Apr 11, 2010
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I experience the same thing with email and message notifications. I thought it was just my iPhone 4 being a little slow.
 

Rory Manton

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It's only a matter of seconds. The one time I noticed it I had my phone in my hand. Other times ,by the time I'v finished faffing about finding the phone this "bug" is irrelevant.:D
 

Widbinjd

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Oct 11, 2012
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It is not a bug

The notification delay is not a bug. It is intentional. If the phone is in your pocket, which it will be most of the time, you feel a vibration and then pull the phone out. The delay was implemented so that the notification won't actually pop up until it is out of your pocket. Then you actually see the notification and don't pull out then phone only to have the screen shut off.
 

WesCole

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The notification delay is not a bug. It is intentional. If the phone is in your pocket, which it will be most of the time, you feel a vibration and then pull the phone out. The delay was implemented so that the notification won't actually pop up until it is out of your pocket. Then you actually see the notification and don't pull out then phone only to have the screen shut off.
This is what I think, too.
 

madsci954

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The notification delay is not a bug. It is intentional. If the phone is in your pocket, which it will be most of the time, you feel a vibration and then pull the phone out. The delay was implemented so that the notification won't actually pop up until it is out of your pocket. Then you actually see the notification and don't pull out then phone only to have the screen shut off.
Good point and I haven't thought of that, but why am I only seeing with it with Mail notifications? Why are my Messages or Calendar events or Reminders in sync but not Mail? One way or another, it's a bug.
 

GreyOS

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The notification delay is not a bug. It is intentional. If the phone is in your pocket, which it will be most of the time, you feel a vibration and then pull the phone out. The delay was implemented so that the notification won't actually pop up until it is out of your pocket. Then you actually see the notification and don't pull out then phone only to have the screen shut off.
What is your source for saying that it's not a bug, it's intentional? If it's just your own reasoning, there are some flaws...

I really doubt it would be coded with such an assumption, but if they wanted to do something like this, then they could at least only do it when the screen is locked and off, for example. i'm pretty sure it does it when unlocked and in use. Second, and most importantly, why would it matter if the notification came up once it was out of your pocket instead of in your pocket?? If it's in your pocket it's almost certainly locked. If you have lock screen previews it doesn't matter if it came up in your pocket or as you pulled it out, it'll still be there on your lock screen.
 

NedBookPro

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The notification delay is not a bug. It is intentional. If the phone is in your pocket, which it will be most of the time, you feel a vibration and then pull the phone out. The delay was implemented so that the notification won't actually pop up until it is out of your pocket. Then you actually see the notification and don't pull out then phone only to have the screen shut off.
I've noticed that sometimes even after you've got the phone out of your pocket and in your hand, you see nothing. So the delay is long.

The other thing.. what if the phone is sitting on your desk? Surely when you hear the sound, you don't want to wait to see something appear on the screen. In my opinion, the sound should happen after appearance on screen.

It (the delay) certainly does seem to be a bug more than a "feature".

It's similar to the swoosh before SMTP bug in mail I keep going on about. Why would you want the sound the moment you press the send button? We know we pressed the send button! The sound should happen after the mail client completes it's negotiation with the SMTP server, not before. That way we *know* the client delivered the message to the server.

In my case for some reason, in iOS6, on my Exchange account, sending mail always seems to fail when on WI-FI, yet the swoosh sound happens as though it was sent successfully. It's quite annoying, and I'm always forced to go to my Sent folder to see if it was actually delivered. The never happened with iOS5. Desperately waiting for an iOS6 update to see if it addresses the problem.

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outie2k

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The notification delay is not a bug. It is intentional. If the phone is in your pocket, which it will be most of the time, you feel a vibration and then pull the phone out. The delay was implemented so that the notification won't actually pop up until it is out of your pocket. Then you actually see the notification and don't pull out then phone only to have the screen shut off.
Do you *think* it's intentional or do you have source? You are assuming the phone is in the pocket most of the time, which is very subjective.

I have my phone on my desk all day long while at work and at home. I am sure there are a lot of people being the same. If Apple was that thoughtful in the first place, they would have added a feature that lets the user can adjust the delay. Like others have pointed out, why does this only happen on Mail? What's the intention behind this?
 

cyks

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The notification delay is not a bug. It is intentional. If the phone is in your pocket, which it will be most of the time, you feel a vibration and then pull the phone out. The delay was implemented so that the notification won't actually pop up until it is out of your pocket. Then you actually see the notification and don't pull out then phone only to have the screen shut off.
Notice this is their first and only post...


That said, if it were intentional it would use the proximity sensor to know when and when not to delay. The fact that it's 2-3 seconds even if you're holding it and it's in use clearly shows it's a bug... unless Apple actually wants everyone to stop doing what they're doing and stare at the screen waiting.
 

cole01

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Dec 29, 2008
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This happens to me too, it's rather annoying. It was getting really bad until a restart (mostly) fixed this issue. Here's hoping 6.0.1 comes out really soon, there's a few annoying stability issues.
 

elliwhi

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My mum and I are having so many bugs with iMessage.

We don't get notified 5 mins after the message has been sent from our friends, and my Facetime doesn't tell me that I've got an incoming call and then after my friend has called me about 20 times, I finally get the first call..... IT'S OUTRAGEOUS!! :mad::mad::mad:
 

x5800

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Jul 19, 2013
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Fixed in iOS 7?

Can anybody who is running iOS 7 say if this has been fixed in the new version?