Why does Apple still auto-clear notifications from the lock screen in iOS 8?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by SetHutBlue42, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. SetHutBlue42 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014
    Now that we have the "swipe left" option for notifications to clear them or take action, why does Apple still auto-clear all of your notifications from the lock screen?

    Example: I have an email and a text message on my lock screen. I swipe right on the email to respond to it and then lock my phone again. When I look at the lock screen now, the text message is gone (though it still appears if I pull down Notification Center).

    Since Apple doesn't provide icons in the status bar that show when you have new emails, text messages, or missed calls, I find this extremely annoying. Let me clear my own notifications or at least provide me with some indication other than app badges that I still have a pending notification.
  2. RyanG macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    I'm guessing they presume you saw the text and don't need to be redundant. Much prefer it this way.
  3. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    App badges are how iOS handles notifications. They may not show up on the lock screen, but may still show in the notification center?
  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    OP it kinda makes sense for me. Once you've interacted with a notification on your lock screen the OS just assumes you've seen your other notifications as well so it hides them. This way you don't have to clear each one of them individually. PLUS if you pull down Notification Center you can see all of them there anyway.

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