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    Hi all,

    iPhone user here. thinking hard about switching to the Galaxy Nexus. But, there's one key feature of iOS 5 that I can't live without now that I've gotten a taste of it: Notifications on the lock screen and the ability to unlock directly to a particular email/text/app.

    Like this:



    Note: I know that ICS has the drop down notification bar available from the Lock Screen. That's nice, but I'm wondering if I can skip that 1 extra swipe, since it's something I do about 100 times a day while at work.

    Can I do this with the Galaxy Nexus? Does it require an app?

    Thanks!
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    Go locker app might be the ticket. Basically lets you put shortcuts etc on the lock screen

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    If I'm not mistaken, ICS lock screen van be customized with app, so you can swipe directly into the app rather than swipe to open and clicking on app.

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    If you have notifications, you can just drop down the notification bar and click on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1088933 View Post
    If you have notifications, you can just drop down the notification bar and click on them.
    Did you even read the original post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackjaguar25 View Post
    Did you even read the original post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackjaguar25 View Post
    Did you even read the original post?

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    And nope, I didn't catch the second part, sorry. After the picture my brain completely shut it out as probably a signature so I skipped it. Whoops! Don't mind me. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1088933 View Post
    And nope, I didn't catch the second part, sorry. After the picture my brain completely shut it out as probably a signature so I skipped it. Whoops! Don't mind me. :P
    Haha we're just a bunch of funny guys

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    I think lockbot does this?

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    I must admit that the lock screen notifications in iOS is quite convenient. Hoping a developer takes the opportunity to implement something like that to the ICS lockscreen. All the other alternatives are either buggy or not as responsive as the stock lock screen.
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    Idk... I mean if you want to be able to get to certain apps without having to unlock the phone... then why even use screen lock in the first place?

    Its there to keep others from getting to use certain features, or keep you from hitting things by accident or when its in your pocket or something. What good is that if those features can be used without unlocking the phone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castor_troyy View Post
    Idk... I mean if you want to be able to get to certain apps without having to unlock the phone... then why even use screen lock in the first place?
    Agree. I am surprised that more people don't disable the lock screen. Unless you have a need for it ...
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    Would Widgetlocker Lockscreen work? I've never used it before, but it lets you customize your lock screen.
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    Dont worry....y'all arent missing out on much.....the "notification" system in iOS while configurable isn't good at all....nothing "notifies" you that there are pending notifications while using the OS.....and that lock screen notification system is a 1 time use...you swipe to open the phone and then turn it off and on again and there wont be anything there.....

    Surprising that Apple wouldnt fully implement something that truly just "works"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrich1115 View Post
    Hi all,

    iPhone user here. thinking hard about switching to the Galaxy Nexus. But, there's one key feature of iOS 5 that I can't live without now that I've gotten a taste of it: Notifications on the lock screen and the ability to unlock directly to a particular email/text/app.

    Like this:



    Note: I know that ICS has the drop down notification bar available from the Lock Screen. That's nice, but I'm wondering if I can skip that 1 extra swipe, since it's something I do about 100 times a day while at work.

    Can I do this with the Galaxy Nexus? Does it require an app?

    Thanks!
    Better be choosy on which one of those notifications you swipe, you wont see that screen again afterwards! Truly STUPID design. (I own a Galaxy Nexus and 4S) Much prefer the customization with iOS and the functionality of Android on notifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timberga View Post
    Better be choosy on which one of those notifications you swipe, you wont see that screen again afterwards! Truly STUPID design. (I own a Galaxy Nexus and 4S) Much prefer the customization with iOS and the functionality of Android on notifications.
    I believe you just used customization and iOS in the same sentence.

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    All,

    Thanks for the responses. Because I work for a large company, if I want my work email on my phone, I must have a lock screen on my phone with a security PIN. So, turning off the lock screen isn't an option.

    I think what is a truly stupid design is not being able to turn your phone's screen on and see all your notifications at once.

    Also, I actually like that the iOS notifications go away all at once. I look at my phone, see 3 emails/1 text/1 Facebook post/1 twitter mention, and I don't want to clear each of those individually. I might go straight to the text message first from the lock screen, but I've already seen all of the other notifications - I don't need to see them again, or take action to clear them.
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    Top right of notification screen there is a big X. Is that what you want?

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    Just a conclusion to this discussion, if anyone is wondering:

    I have a Galaxy Nexus and iPhone sitting next to each other, both set up with my work email/calendar account:

    If secure unlock is on (i.e. PIN, password, or swipe), you cannot pull down the notification screen from the lock screen. You must enter your PIN first, then it takes you to the home screen. From there, you can swipe down for notifications. If you work at a big company that uses Exchange servers for email/calendar, like me, you're likely required to have a secure unlock method. So, that sucks.

    On the iPhone, even with secure unlock on, it will show notifications on the lock screen. Then if you try to unlock the phone (e.g. swipe an email to respond to it), it then requires your PIN. Not as secure, I guess, since it not only shows emails, texts, and calendar notifications, it also shows a couple lines of each message. But, MUCH more convenient.

    Another downside to Nexus email notifications is that it only shows you the email's subject. The iPhone will show you the subject plus the first two lines of the message.

    Verdict: sticking with iPhone because I use it so much at work.
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    Jrich -

    I have exactly the same issue as you. I have a personal Samsung Skyrocket S2 and work iPhone 4s.

    I want to be able to see all my text and email messages in one glance when I look at the phone - just like iOS does. But hove not found a solution.

    Today, if an email comes in on my Gmail, I am much more likely to see it (and get a preview) on my iPhone before I see it on my Galaxy.

    Have you found any apps since your "summary" you posted last fall? I'm on ICS now and thought it would be better... but its not.

    Thanks for posting - this is the EXACT question that I've been trying to answer for the past 5 months!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrich1115 View Post
    Just a conclusion to this discussion, if anyone is wondering:

    I have a Galaxy Nexus and iPhone sitting next to each other, both set up with my work email/calendar account:

    If secure unlock is on (i.e. PIN, password, or swipe), you cannot pull down the notification screen from the lock screen. You must enter your PIN first, then it takes you to the home screen. From there, you can swipe down for notifications. If you work at a big company that uses Exchange servers for email/calendar, like me, you're likely required to have a secure unlock method. So, that sucks.

    On the iPhone, even with secure unlock on, it will show notifications on the lock screen. Then if you try to unlock the phone (e.g. swipe an email to respond to it), it then requires your PIN. Not as secure, I guess, since it not only shows emails, texts, and calendar notifications, it also shows a couple lines of each message. But, MUCH more convenient.

    Another downside to Nexus email notifications is that it only shows you the email's subject. The iPhone will show you the subject plus the first two lines of the message.

    Verdict: sticking with iPhone because I use it so much at work.
    That just sounds like a security flaw to me. If you want to have your phone locked down, what good is having the PIN if you can still read information from the lock screen?

    Props to Google and the Nexus for being better than the iPhone in yet another way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrich1115 View Post
    Another downside to Nexus email notifications is that it only shows you the email's subject. The iPhone will show you the subject plus the first two lines of the message.

    Verdict: sticking with iPhone because I use it so much at work.
    This has changed in JB, you are now able to see the first few lines of the email, even if you get multiple emails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrich1115 View Post
    Just a conclusion to this discussion, if anyone is wondering:

    I have a Galaxy Nexus and iPhone sitting next to each other, both set up with my work email/calendar account:

    If secure unlock is on (i.e. PIN, password, or swipe), you cannot pull down the notification screen from the lock screen. You must enter your PIN first, then it takes you to the home screen. From there, you can swipe down for notifications. If you work at a big company that uses Exchange servers for email/calendar, like me, you're likely required to have a secure unlock method. So, that sucks.

    On the iPhone, even with secure unlock on, it will show notifications on the lock screen. Then if you try to unlock the phone (e.g. swipe an email to respond to it), it then requires your PIN. Not as secure, I guess, since it not only shows emails, texts, and calendar notifications, it also shows a couple lines of each message. But, MUCH more convenient.

    Another downside to Nexus email notifications is that it only shows you the email's subject. The iPhone will show you the subject plus the first two lines of the message.

    Verdict: sticking with iPhone because I use it so much at work.
    If you install another launcher or some app for the lock screen this can be done. But otherwise you are correct that stock it cannot replicate the iPhone's lock screen notifications; which can be configured to show a lot more than email, SMS, and calender events.
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    An update on this:

    Still sticking with the iPhone. It seems that if you have a secure unlock on your phone (e.g. you work for a company that requires it), iPhone will display notifications on your lockscreen while Android will not. I was hoping the HTC One X would be different because the Sense UI has a "productivity lock screen" feature, but it can't run on top of the secure unlock.

    So, Android wins on high security but loses on everyday usefulness.
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    So, Android wins on high security but loses on everyday usefulness.
    Sounds like a huge win for iPhone...
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