WTF? How Did An App Bypass Notifications Set to Off?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SomeDudeAsking, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    #1
    I have the Eenies game on my iPhone 4 and I have Notifications for the entire iPhone set to OFF. Just now, the Eenies game popped up a notification while the iPhone was locked and the game wasn't even running! It told me my daily bonus is ready. Is iOS this broken that it can't even keep a simple setting straight and working???? How in the world is the Eenies game able to bypass the low level system settings? This blows.
     
  2. Apple 26.2 Contributor

    Apple 26.2

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Location:
    What up, 212?!
  3. amarcus macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #3
    As far as I'm aware this is probably just a local notification (introduced in iOS4). They are not the same as push notifications which you disabled in settings. Think of them more like scheduled calendar alarms.
     
  4. milani macrumors 68000

    milani

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    #4
    I see what you did there.
     
  5. ulbador macrumors 68000

    ulbador

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #5
    I'm a little curious why this person even continues to hang out here. Based on post history, every post is anti-WhateverTheThreadIsAbout.
     
  6. SomeDudeAsking thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    #6
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Got a link for that?
     
  7. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    #7
    http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?searchid=22583340
     
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #8
    Bingo.

    Although IMO, Apple should:

    1) Change the wording in the "Notifications" section of the Settings app to make it clear that it's talking about push notifications (note how they don't say that in the screenshot I've attached to this post)

    2) Add a separate option to disable/customize Local notifications.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. SomeDudeAsking thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    #9
    If I see a problem with something, I complain.
     

Share This Page