1. Mav3r1ck_1's Avatar
    Hi all,
    just came back to android after few years and struggling to readapt...

    One of the major issues: I hugely rely on notes and reminders. On iOS the standard reminders app had a great functionality: you take a note, set a time, the note pops up in your lock screen at that time and there it stays till you mark it as completed.

    I would like something similar in android, but after extensive research i have not found anything!
    The second best alternative I was exploring was some widget to show "active" notes on the home screen, but none I have tried does the trick. The closest I have found is Any.do, but it displays the latest added note, not the ones expired

    I can't believe I am the only one that is missing this from iOS... any hints?
    thanks a lot in advance!

    PS for those wondering: the typical use case for me would be: i need to do something after work, i want to be reminded at 8pm, but if i don't have time at that exact second I want the note to stay so that as soon as I have 5 mins free i can do that. Snoozing won't do the trick as it would be a pain in case i need to postpone indfinitely for hours...
    08-29-2020 05:14 AM
  2. eric002's Avatar
    Well hello there welcome back to Android after yours! Haha actually, if you just tell Google Assistant to remind you to do something it will be in your lock screen it'll be in your notification shade so whenever you swipe down from the top you'll see I notification icon with the text right next to it I hope this helps. Like today say the Google command and to remind you of something on a certain day at a certain time etc I'm terribly forgettable, and I use this function all the time!
    08-29-2020 05:51 AM
  3. Mav3r1ck_1's Avatar
    Well hello there welcome back to Android after yours! Haha actually, if you just tell Google Assistant to remind you to do something it will be in your lock screen it'll be in your notification shade so whenever you swipe down from the top you'll see I notification icon with the text right next to it I hope this helps. Like today say the Google command and to remind you of something on a certain day at a certain time etc I'm terribly forgettable, and I use this function all the time!
    HI there!
    Thanks for the hint, but unfortunately it is not sticking to the lock screen: just popping up once and then disappearing, and am not a big fan of the notification shade as it is so full of clutter that I rarely look into it

    If I do not do whatever the reminder says right on that moment it will go forgotten forever... That's the issue for me
    08-29-2020 07:49 AM
  4. Mav3r1ck_1's Avatar
    BTW I am on Huawei p30 pro emui 10.1 maybe the lock cdeen thing depends on the os version?
    08-29-2020 07:50 AM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    HI there!
    Thanks for the hint, but unfortunately it is not sticking to the lock screen: just popping up once and then disappearing, and am not a big fan of the notification shade as it is so full of clutter that I rarely look into it

    If I do not do whatever the reminder says right on that moment it will go forgotten forever... That's the issue for me
    I hear you. I understand what you're talking about. So the difference of operating system functionality between iOS and Android you're starting to realize already... Within iOS there is really no notification chain you just have notification dots on top of each application that's on your home screen. Android has the ability of functioning like that, but Android was really meant to notify you via the notification shade when you pull it down from the top. It's always been designed to work like this from the beginning. Now I found it with that being said, when you set a reminder as a notification for your phone, you can set it for a location via GPS, or a time and date. Usually, what I do is I will set a reminder notification on my phone for a certain time and even if I pass the expiration time for that notification it still stays in my notification shade I don't swipe it away and I've trained my brain to just realize it's there and remind myself that it's there and only dismissing and delete that remind the notification once I've done that task that I needed to be reminded of. If that makes sense. Lol

    In general, this is how Android does work. Now, as far as a cluttered Android notification shake, that is something you will also have to get used to as part of the learning curve coming from iOS to Android. Usually what I do for my notification shade, there's no notification I look at what it is if I don't need it I swipe it away instantaneously. If it's email I'd launch email from my notification shade etc etc etc. That's what I'm talking about, the way you use Android's notification shade is way different than iOS and the notification dots on top of each application. I hope this helps you out a little bit.... Good luck!
    08-29-2020 08:18 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you clarify -- you say in the thread title that you want it "always on," but in the body of your post you talk about iOS's reminder being on the lockscreen. Do you just want it on the lockscreen? Google Assistant's reminders should stay as a lockscreen notification (and the notification panel, since they're essentially the same function) until you dismiss it/swipe it away, so the key is not to swipe it away until you've actually done what it's reminding you to do.
    eric002 likes this.
    08-29-2020 12:26 PM
  7. Mav3r1ck_1's Avatar
    I have done some tests but what I experience with Google assistant reminders is that they do show up on the lock screen when the time set comes, but then just unlock g the screen will make them disappear - they will just appear in the notification panel you open swiping down (essentially behaving like any other notification). If I lock the screen again they are gone frome the lock screen: in other words just unlock g make them disappear from the lock screen without the need to swipe them
    Are you experiencing a different bevavior?
    08-29-2020 12:44 PM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    When I set a Google Assistant reminder notification for a time /day, Of course the reminder notification shows up on my lock screen, now if I tap on the notification from my lock screen and go to unlock my phone Yeah that reminder from the notification shade disappears because I act upon that notification. Usually what I do is I highlight on my lock screen or unlock and go into the home screen on my phone if I'm not going to do that task at the moment. Once I do that task I then tap on the reminder notification and delete it out of my reminders. I hope that makes sense. You're right once you tap on the reminder it takes that reminder out of the notification shade completely. It's just the way you interact with the notifications within your notification shade.
    08-29-2020 12:50 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I have done some tests but what I experience with Google assistant reminders is that they do show up on the lock screen when the time set comes, but then just unlock g the screen will make them disappear - they will just appear in the notification panel you open swiping down (essentially behaving like any other notification). If I lock the screen again they are gone frome the lock screen: in other words just unlock g make them disappear from the lock screen without the need to swipe them
    Are you experiencing a different bevavior?
    I'd have to look more closely the next time I get a lockscreen notification from Google Assistant. In the meantime, you could also try using the Google Tasks app, or a 3rd party app that utilizes Google Tasks (like Business Tasks, which is what I use).
    08-29-2020 01:04 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    FYI, I tested it with Business Tasks -- the notification appears on the lockscreen (and in the status bar after unlocking), and will remain there as long a it isn't dismissed.
    08-29-2020 04:36 PM
  11. Mav3r1ck_1's Avatar
    FYI, I tested it with Business Tasks -- the notification appears on the lockscreen (and in the status bar after unlocking), and will remain there as long a it isn't dismissed.
    Just to be sure: does it remain in the status bar or also in the lock screen?
    Asking this because I have tried both with business tasks and Google tasks and the behavior I experience is:
    Notification pops out in lock screen
    I unlock
    I see the notification in the drop down notification menu (pulling down from the top)
    I lock the screen
    Notification has disappeared from lock screen (but if I unlock it will still be visible in the pull down menu)

    Whati I am looking for is for the notification to be always visible in the lock screen, no matter if I unlock and re lock after it popped out for the first time

    Tks for your support!!
    08-29-2020 07:59 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Just to be sure: does it remain in the status bar or also in the lock screen?
    It remained on both for me, as long as I didn't act on it (i.e., as long as I didn't dismiss the notification).
    08-29-2020 11:19 PM
  13. Mav3r1ck_1's Avatar
    Interesting... Then it must depend on the android version issued by the phone producer I guess
    08-30-2020 05:21 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Huawei is notorious for killing apps in the background to save battery. Try going to the Battery Optimization option in the system settings and turn off optimization for Business Tasks.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-30-2020 11:05 PM
  15. Mav3r1ck_1's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately did not do the trick
    08-31-2020 05:51 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It might just be a quirk of Huawei's firmware, then. Unfortunately, you can't change how the lockscreen behaves with a 3rd party launcher like Nova.
    08-31-2020 07:18 PM

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