Why is the default to show notifications for everything in lock screen?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    I hate this, it's almost like your phone is spamming you. Why would anyone want notifications from every single one of their apps to clutter their lock screen, obscuring important and relevant notifications like calls and texts?

    The same goes for banner notifications, who wants a bar at the top of their screen for every last notification? Isn't that what notification center is for?

    The default should be calls and messages for both lock screen and banner notifications. Having everything show in lock screen is messy and not in keeping with Apple's "clean and simple" philosophy.
     
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    Who cares what the default is? I'd rather get too many notifications than miss one that I cared about. Besides, it's easy to go into settings and turn them off.

    I've turned off lock screen notifications for the spammiest things.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm just saying it makes much more sense from an efficiency standpoint and is more consistent with Apple and iOS 7's minimalist aesthetic.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Every app that wants to notify you must ask the first time you run it. If it's in the NC it's also on your lockscreen and that's because you said yes.

    If you don't want it there go into Settings>Notifications Center and press Edit. Remove it from the list by sliding the app down.

    No more notifcations from that app. And if you want to change the alert style for apps in the NC then just press on the app and change the alert style.

    Any app in the NC will display on your lockscreen.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    And if the default was to show no notifications in the lock screen you would be here whining and complaining about that.:rolleyes:
     
  6. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Not at all, honestly. I'm a minimalist, I hate clutter and noise. I keep my phone on silent if that tells you anything lol.

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    I don't think that's true. Maybe when you initially download them but whenever I update apps or restore from a backup it's set to show in lockscreen and banners by default.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Turn off the ones you don't want. Who cares what the defaults are?
     
  8. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm just saying it makes much more sense from an efficiency standpoint and is more consistent with Apple and iOS 7's minimalist aesthetic. It's sloppy and not "smart".
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Sorry, but I don't believe you.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Right. That's what I said. The first time you run it "…when you intially download them…".

    You make a backup after you've ok'ed them to be in the NC then that permission is in the backup and will be restored when you restore.
     
  11. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's fine, iif it's easier for you to form conspiracies than to believe your precious product has flaws.

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    Oh ok, I didn't realize that.
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    In your opinion.

    iOS asks on newly downloaded apps if you'd like to add them to the NC. After that, you have the option to configure them however you'd like.
     

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  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    So, it is a flaw that the default is to show notifications for everything on the lock screen.

    Ok, you have a rather interesting definition of the word flaw.:rolleyes:
     
  14. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I didn't realize it did that initially.
     
  15. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Man, you post a thread complaining about EVERY. STUPID. INANE. LITTLE. THING.

    I'm thinking you'd find a reason to complain about it.
     
  16. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    A flaw in terms of abandoning Apple's minimalist aesthetic and detracting from the efficiency of my user experience, yes. A flaw in the traditional sense of a defect? No, of course not.

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    Sorry, not trying to whine, was honestly curious why they did this.
     
  17. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    Why? Because people want notifications from things they care about! It has nothing to do with a minimalist aesthetic. Dont like it, turn it off. Jeez is this really complicated?
     
  18. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Neither do I.

    It's like some people are bored so they find the silliest of things to complain about.
     
  19. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So I just downloaded a new app and got prompted with what you're talking about - all it asks is if you would like "to receive push notifications." It does not give you the option of choosing which kind. If you click "no" you won't even receive the basic badge notifications that most people keep on.

    Therefore my original post stands, when it asks if you would like to receive push notifications that should only by default entail badge notifications, most people don't want 50 trivial alerts cluttering up their lock screen every time they look at their phone and have to sift through them to see if they had any missed calls/texts.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I guess I just don't see the difficulty in going into the Settings app and adjusting my notifcations for the NC, nor the difficulty in adjusting any settings (if they exist) in the app itself.

    But that's just me.
     
  21. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I'm probably nitpicking slightly but I still don't think it makes sense to have everything show in lock screen by default. Of course it's not difficult to adjust I just don't understand why it's not like that to begin w.
     
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    It makes sense to me, I matter to Apple more than you I guess.
     
  23. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Well since you can do a ton of customization for every app, everyone can set it up how they want. Having everything on when you say yes makes the most sense to me. That way to know in what ways that app will notify you, if you don't like one way, turn it off. I think that's much better then missing notifications because it was setup wrong by default.

    I want the function to work before I get closer to the minimalist way you want.
     
  24. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    Either way, the user would have to customize what notifications they want on their lock screen, so what?
     
  25. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, not if they only wanted texts and calls on their lock screen, which I'm willing to bet a good majority of people prefer. Most people I know have it set up this way.
     

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