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  1. Downtown Taco's Avatar
    Sounds like a huge win for iPhone...
    Bull.:sly:

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    08-09-2012 01:04 PM
  2. alexbalakersky's Avatar
    Actually, if you install Widget Locker and Executive Assistant (both available in free and paid versions in the Play Store) you can have that style notifications. Widget Locker is a replacement Lock screen that can run widgets and Executive Assistant is a widget that can display emails, messages, notifications, etc.

    I had the same question when I switched away from iThing and used that setup for a while. But then I got tired of that and in fact not missing it anymore. Even though I do have the same situation and must type a pin before I can see my notifications. I just don't check on them as often as I used to
    08-10-2012 07:26 PM
  3. still1's Avatar
    Actually, if you install Widget Locker and Executive Assistant (both available in free and paid versions in the Play Store) you can have that style notifications. Widget Locker is a replacement Lock screen that can run widgets and Executive Assistant is a widget that can display emails, messages, notifications, etc.

    I had the same question when I switched away from iThing and used that setup for a while. But then I got tired of that and in fact not missing it anymore. Even though I do have the same situation and must type a pin before I can see my notifications. I just don't check on them as often as I used to
    +1 to Widget Locker and Executive Assistant...

    there isnt anything that you cant do with Android... One way or the other its possible. At least what other OS can do.
    08-10-2012 08:47 PM
  4. Cobravision's Avatar
    An update on this:

    Still sticking with the iPhone.
    I find that if someone is justifying holding on to their iPhone for a single feature, they really didn't want to switch in the first place.
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    08-13-2012 12:09 PM
  5. still1's Avatar
    I find that if someone is justifying holding on to their iPhone for a single feature, they really didn't want to switch in the first place.
    Couldn't agree more. also OP seem to ignore the solution provided here...
    so, he/she didn't want to switch in the first place.
    TheIowaKid likes this.
    08-13-2012 12:56 PM
  6. Zeinzu's Avatar
    The point of Android is open, free, and customizable. You have available to download all the apps for all the features you may want or need, even if not built into the base Android build. Some people do not need, or even want the feature you requested, which is where Android shines. I don't have to have something "I" don't want, but you do. If you have an issue downloading an app for the functionality you're looking for, then you fail to accept Android's nature and strong points, fail to accept the solution, are complaining just to complain, and most likely should just own an iPhone.

    But think about this. What happens when there's some feature you decide you really want, that iOS does not have, and cannot be implemented by jail breaking it? And what happens when you realize that feature was available on Android by simply downloading an app which brings said functionality to the platform?

    You may or may not end up regretting your choice to go back to closed source development and OS options.

    Just sayin.

    Sent from my AOSP Android 4.1.1 Galaxy Nexus
    08-14-2012 11:22 AM
  7. Jack Dangers's Avatar
    Funny I just returned my gnex and went back to the 4s and this was the main reason (and very crappy camera). I never realized how convenient the lock screen notifications are. I too must have a pin on my phone and just couldn't find a way to make it work with android. I really liked JB, it's a great OS.
    08-15-2012 04:59 AM
  8. Johnly's Avatar
    ewww, iOS 5....excuse me while I barf.....that is the oldest worst OS ever.
    08-15-2012 05:11 AM
  9. avinasht1's Avatar
    I love iPhone notifications on lockscreen. I dont have to unlock my phone to realize its some junk email I dont care.

    I have been trying to get this working on my galaxy s3. Executive assistant and widget locker works but is not the most elegant. Would love to have a lock screen app which does this as elegantly as iPhone.
    08-24-2012 10:51 AM
  10. dbareis's Avatar
    It seems that if you have a secure unlock on your phone (e.g. you work for a company that requires it)
    FYI: If you use Exchange apps like TouchDown then the lock is on the app and not the phone.
    08-26-2012 11:07 PM
  11. lfeuln's Avatar
    I don't even work for a secure company but was forced into a pin/pattern unlock to set up a VPN. So agree it'd be nice if the stock OS allowed you to see lockscreen notifications. (Or turn off notification volume only, or see battery percentage on the status bar...)

    Not a deal breaker but Google could still give more options to avoid needing some third party apps in the first place.

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    08-27-2012 12:00 AM
  12. Mobimop's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more. also OP seem to ignore the solution provided here...
    so, he/she didn't want to switch in the first place.
    Hmm what solutions? I have to agree as an ex 4S user the solutions provided or rather lack of are craptastic, hopefully some developer will create a solution.
    08-30-2012 09:01 PM
  13. Mobimop's Avatar
    Here is the answer, the developer of "Droid Notify" has this info on the lock screen notifications:

    "Can Droid Notify Popups Display Over The Lock Screen?
    The answer is...it depends.

    If you are using the stock Android OS lock screen, the answer is no. It is not possible to display information over the lock screen. If you are using a 3rd party lockscreen app, then the answer is yes (with conditions...you cannot be in security mode).

    Here is why: Unfortunately, apps cannot be displayed over lock screens. This is a common misconception among Android users. Android has a built in lock screen and it's not possible to keep the phone locked while displaying information over it. With Android you can unlock or lock the phone, there is no state which is locked, but displaying information on the screen like a popup. There are 3rd party apps which are lock screen replacements but they are apps and are NOT part of the Android OS. When they are running, they DO NOT lock your phone, they are an app that is faking the process. Displaying information over a 3rd party lock screen occurs because your phone is never locked. Displaying an app over another app is perfectly normal and that is what you see when you see a popup over a 3rd party lock screen app."
    08-30-2012 09:23 PM
  14. lwilson96's Avatar
    Here is the answer, the developer of "Droid Notify" has this info on the lock screen notifications:

    "Can Droid Notify Popups Display Over The Lock Screen?
    The answer is...it depends.

    If you are using the stock Android OS lock screen, the answer is no. It is not possible to display information over the lock screen. If you are using a 3rd party lockscreen app, then the answer is yes (with conditions...you cannot be in security mode).

    Here is why: Unfortunately, apps cannot be displayed over lock screens. This is a common misconception among Android users. Android has a built in lock screen and it's not possible to keep the phone locked while displaying information over it. With Android you can unlock or lock the phone, there is no state which is locked, but displaying information on the screen like a popup. There are 3rd party apps which are lock screen replacements but they are apps and are NOT part of the Android OS. When they are running, they DO NOT lock your phone, they are an app that is faking the process. Displaying information over a 3rd party lock screen occurs because your phone is never locked. Displaying an app over another app is perfectly normal and that is what you see when you see a popup over a 3rd party lock screen app."
    - - - Updated - - -

    "has a built in lock screen and it's not possible to keep the phone locked while displaying information over it"

    When I am listening to google music I can fast fwd/rew and pause the music on the lock screen
    09-11-2012 10:12 AM
  15. bissli82's Avatar
    Well guys,
    I must admit, I was an iPhone user for few years now, recently I have changed to Galaxy s3, and my life became so much complicated.
    I work computers and Android as it seems from my new phone, is so much behind compering to iOS.


    iOS notifications on lock screen where the most easy and comfty ever...
    And for me, if a solution doesn't pop up soon, its a definitely deal breaker.
    'll go buy me a new Iphone5, without having to go over and try every lock screen app on Google market to answer for such simple problem.




    p.s
    if anyone found a solution/app that actually works. please let me know.. better before I spent $$$ on a new iphone
    09-11-2012 05:27 PM
  16. Mobimop's Avatar
    Try droid notify it works for me....

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aWRub3RpZnkiXQ..
    09-12-2012 10:47 PM
  17. xgman's Avatar
    Will this feature come with jellybean possibly?
    10-24-2012 12:27 PM
  18. dakid2k6's Avatar
    Will this feature come with jellybean possibly?
    As far as my nexus on stock jelly bean it doesn't enable anything like iOS notifications.
    10-24-2012 03:26 PM
  19. productigeeky's Avatar
    Hi.

    Nicolas from Productigeeky here. We are the creators of iPhone Notifications and NotifierPro (featured on Lifehacker).

    If you have an Android 4+ device, you may want to try our last app, LockerPro.

    LockerPro is a lockscreen replacement for Android, displaying actionable notifications on your lockscreen.

    Here is what it looks like :



    We would be happy to answer your questions.

    Regards.
    11-27-2012 12:35 PM
  20. Ryan Graves's Avatar
    Does this work with Microsoft Exchange email? Will the screen light up when locked to show a brief notification of an incoming exchange email, and then go back to sleep after a moment?
    03-27-2013 01:59 AM
  21. moscos's Avatar
    I just switched over from an iphone to nexus 4, love the phone and android, but I have to agree the lockscreen notification is a huge loss when moving over.

    The one on iphone just worked built-in, instantly (gmail notifications came in at the same time on my phone as my gmail account in browser on my dekstop)

    Since getting the nexus yesterday I've spent hours trying to figure out how to do the same thing. I've got widgetlocker + executive assistant (but that checks email only on a set schedule, so no immediate notifications), and it's a mess of adding two paid applications.

    I'll also take a look at lockerpro mentioned in this discussion.

    It doesn't make any sense that Android has the notification bar, but can't offer the same functionality on the lockscreen.

    Anybody else has a simple solution to this?
    04-19-2013 11:41 AM
  22. drhere's Avatar
    I just switched over from an iphone to nexus 4, love the phone and android, but I have to agree the lockscreen notification is a huge loss when moving over.

    The one on iphone just worked built-in, instantly (gmail notifications came in at the same time on my phone as my gmail account in browser on my dekstop)

    Since getting the nexus yesterday I've spent hours trying to figure out how to do the same thing. I've got widgetlocker + executive assistant (but that checks email only on a set schedule, so no immediate notifications), and it's a mess of adding two paid applications.

    I'll also take a look at lockerpro mentioned in this discussion.

    It doesn't make any sense that Android has the notification bar, but can't offer the same functionality on the lockscreen.

    Anybody else has a simple solution to this?
    I have recently stumbled upon Notify Me!, this will show a new message notification for email, SMS, etc. then close, you can also set how long you want it visible before the screen turns off.
    So far I have had no issues with it on my Gnex. it is a free app BTW.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...5ub3RpZnltZSJd
    moscos likes this.
    04-19-2013 04:06 PM
  23. pontiac005's Avatar
    +1 on Notify Me

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    04-19-2013 05:18 PM
  24. AbhishekS's Avatar
    Agreed. Notify me easily wins this.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    04-29-2013 01:28 AM
  25. Genebaby's Avatar
    I am loving locker pro on Kit Kat.
    02-14-2014 03:41 PM
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