Notifications coming all at once when iPad unlocked

Discussion in 'iPad' started by i0Nic, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys,

    I've had this issue since upgrading to iOS 5 on my iPad.
    When I unlock my iPad, I get a bunch of notifications and alerts come in at once. Why haven't these notifications been pushed when they occur like with my iPhone?

    It's annoying to get a bunch of beeps and alerts when I unlock my iPad. Is this happening for anyone else?
     
  2. shandyman Suspended

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    This only happens when you have the smart cover on, it's designed this way since if it was the normal way, you would have missed them. If you don't have a smart cover on and you have it locked the normal way, you'd get the notifications the way you would on the iPhone.
     
  3. Ole'schooliBook macrumors member

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    I noticed this peculiarity as well...I'm glad there's some clarification. I like the intuitiveness of recognizing the smart cover. Unlike the iPhone, you don't carry the iPad around in such a mobile way that you would automatically respond to an aural notification like you would with a phone. Good on Apple for making the distinction.
     
  4. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone else have this problem?

    To clarify..
    On my iPhone, I get push notifications normally. Ie, I receive an app notification and I hear a sound and my screen lights up showing the notification. I receive all notifications as they come in.

    However on my iPad, this only happens sporadically. What usually happens is that I don't receive these notifications as they come in, but when I unlock my iPad I get a sudden rush of notifications for the past 24hrs or however long it's been since I used my iPad last.

    This never used to happen on my iPad 1 with iOS 4.

    Any more comments or suggestions? Surely this isn't the way notifications in iOS 5 are supposed to work on iPad?
     
  5. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Do you have a wifi iPad or a 3G one? iOS devices disconnect from wifi when they go to sleep so a wifi iPad doesn't have an Internet connection during this time, so it doesn't get the notifications until you pick it up and start using it again.
     
  6. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    My notifications are hit and miss. I don't have a smart cover. I do have a 3G but the cell data is turned off when I'm at home. Sometimes my iPad wakes up and shows notifications and sometimes it waits until I actually push the Home button and slide the unlock. I don't have a password set.

    I can't identify any rhyme or reason, it happens with all my email accounts. I don't have any pop accounts. It's pretty weird.
     
  7. shandyman Suspended

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    If cell data is turned off it relies on wifi and so notifications will be dependant on if wifi has disconnected whilst it's locked for power savibg
     
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Do you have the notifications for those apps set to show on the lock screen?

    I think that if you have notifications that aren't set to show on the lock screen then they will wait until you unlock the device.
     

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