1. mstrlucky74's Avatar
    So made the switch and so far things seem positive although it's only been day.
    A few thins I can't figure out. Hopefully someone can help.

    When my screen is locked and I get notification they are not showing up on the lock
    screen even though I have it enabled in the lock screen and security setting.

    Maybe I'm not clear on what the lock screen is.

    Theres the screen that says use fingerprint or swipe to unlock and that does show the notifications but then what is the screen prior to that's all black with the time and widgets on it.

    That's the screen my phone is on most of the time so I would expect to see notifications, texts etc. show on that screen, for instance if it's sitting on the table I would like to see a text come through or some other notification. I only hear the notification come through and have to double tap the home button to see the notifications.

    Also when I click on the notification from the lock screen it brings me to the app notification screen unlike when you swipe down and see the notification and click on it from there it prints you to the actual notification info.

    Thanks a lot for any feedback.
    07-16-2017 09:28 PM
  2. gknicks's Avatar
    That's the always on display
    07-16-2017 09:38 PM
  3. gknicks's Avatar
    Check in settings and choose show notification
    07-16-2017 09:38 PM
  4. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Welcome as a new member. There are a number of threads in this forum for iOS to the S8. This will get you started, but there are others:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...iOS+to+Android
    07-16-2017 09:40 PM
  5. Dconn1975's Avatar
    I've never seen any notification on my always on display. From what I've learned so far that you have to get past the always on display to see your notifications. Hope this helps. I don't think the always on display allows you to see notifications nor will they just appear. You have to go past the always on to see your new notications. On a side note, how do you like your S8 so far compared to your iPhone? I used to exclusively use apple until about a year ago and swapped over to android. The S8 is a powerhouse of a device and packed with features. Just curious of your thoughts between the two devices so far?
    07-16-2017 10:37 PM
  6. SugarMouth's Avatar

    When my screen is locked and I get notification they are not showing up on the lock
    screen
    iPhone does this better than any other phone I have used.
    Dconn1975 likes this.
    07-16-2017 10:42 PM
  7. Dconn1975's Avatar
    iPhone does this better than any other phone I have used.
    Very true indeed.
    07-16-2017 10:54 PM
  8. PJRed2008's Avatar
    From what I've learned so far that you have to get past the always on display to see your notifications. Hope this helps. I don't think the always on display allows you to see notifications nor will they just appear.
    Yes they do. I see all my notifications on AOD.
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    07-16-2017 10:58 PM
  9. Dconn1975's Avatar
    Yes they do. I see all my notifications on AOD.
    How are you setting that up?
    07-16-2017 11:00 PM
  10. PJRed2008's Avatar
    You just use the settings the phone provides, they're all listed in the forum and nothing magic.
    Dconn1975 likes this.
    07-16-2017 11:06 PM
  11. Tim1954's Avatar
    Just like that...
    Attached Thumbnails Switched From Iphone to S8 Plus-screenshot_20170717-130819.jpg  
    PJRed2008 likes this.
    07-16-2017 11:09 PM
  12. Dconn1975's Avatar
    You just use the settings the phone provides, they're all listed in the forum and nothing magic.
    Gotcha. Thanks.
    07-17-2017 04:02 AM
  13. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I've never seen any notification on my always on display. From what I've learned so far that you have to get past the always on display to see your notifications. Hope this helps. I don't think the always on display allows you to see notifications nor will they just appear. You have to go past the always on to see your new notications.
    You'll only see the app icons for any notifications on the AOD screen. To read what the notifications are, tap the home button twice and that takes you to the lock screen to read the notifications.
    07-17-2017 08:42 AM
  14. mstrlucky74's Avatar
    Thanks. So if I'm within my phone in an app, surfing the web etc etc i only hear sounds for my notifications. I have to swipe down from top of screen to see notifications. Can't I at least have text messages pop up on screen as they come through like my iPhone did?
    07-17-2017 08:50 AM
  15. justafew's Avatar
    Thanks. So if I'm within my phone in an app, surfing the web etc etc i only hear sounds for my notifications. I have to swipe down from top of screen to see notifications. Can't I at least have text messages pop up on screen as they come through like my iPhone did?
    Messages -> Settings (3 dots in the corner) -> Tap on Notifications
    There will be more settings within that menu
    Turn ON popup display and preview message
    mary beth hale and Tim1954 like this.
    07-17-2017 01:37 PM
  16. mstrlucky74's Avatar
    I've never seen any notification on my always on display. From what I've learned so far that you have to get past the always on display to see your notifications. Hope this helps. I don't think the always on display allows you to see notifications nor will they just appear. You have to go past the always on to see your new notications. On a side note, how do you like your S8 so far compared to your iPhone? I used to exclusively use apple until about a year ago and swapped over to android. The S8 is a powerhouse of a device and packed with features. Just curious of your thoughts between the two devices so far?

    Thanks. I like it a lot so far
    07-17-2017 08:48 PM
  17. mstrlucky74's Avatar
    Very true indeed.
    Why wouldn't android do the same. Seems like a practical no brainer.
    07-17-2017 08:50 PM
  18. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Thanks. So if I'm within my phone in an app, surfing the web etc etc i only hear sounds for my notifications. I have to swipe down from top of screen to see notifications. Can't I at least have text messages pop up on screen as they come through like my iPhone did?
    If you do what "justafew" suggested, you can also reply to text message right from the pop up.
    07-17-2017 09:27 PM
  19. schwanz583's Avatar
    If you want to see your notifications on the lock screen just press the power button on the side when the phone is on the AOD. then you will see them and can read what they are. the AOD will just show the app icon for notifications you have received
    07-17-2017 11:51 PM
  20. chidoro42's Avatar
    Oof, that's too bad.
    07-18-2017 07:01 AM
  21. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Mod Note: Cleaned some posts. Let's stay on topic and remain civil. Thank you.
    07-18-2017 10:23 AM
  22. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    So made the switch and so far things seem positive although it's only been day.
    A few thins I can't figure out. Hopefully someone can help.

    When my screen is locked and I get notification they are not showing up on the lock
    screen even though I have it enabled in the lock screen and security setting.

    Maybe I'm not clear on what the lock screen is.

    Theres the screen that says use fingerprint or swipe to unlock and that does show the notifications but then what is the screen prior to that's all black with the time and widgets on it.

    That's the screen my phone is on most of the time so I would expect to see notifications, texts etc. show on that screen, for instance if it's sitting on the table I would like to see a text come through or some other notification. I only hear the notification come through and have to double tap the home button to see the notifications.

    Also when I click on the notification from the lock screen it brings me to the app notification screen unlike when you swipe down and see the notification and click on it from there it prints you to the actual notification info.

    Thanks a lot for any feedback.
    Did you get all your questions answered? I kinda skimmed the thread.
    07-18-2017 11:36 AM
  23. mstrlucky74's Avatar
    Did you get all your questions answered? I kinda skimmed the thread.
    Pretty much thank you
    07-18-2017 08:13 PM
  24. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Pretty much thank you
    Good to know. Hope you are enjoying the forums. Hope to see you around.
    07-18-2017 09:32 PM

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