1. bfdtpkt's Avatar
    Just moved from an iPhone 3S to the Galaxy S3 and so far I'm loving it!
    Did a search but can't find an answer to my question:

    The "messaging" ICON doesn't indicate when I have a text.....the little envelope on the icon is always up, it never changes position.....
    is there some way to make this indicate that I've received a text message?.....or how does it let me know i have a text waiting (other than the sound)?

    Thanks, and I'm looking forward to learning tons of info from you guys!
    12-01-2012 12:40 PM
  2. grunt0300's Avatar
    Just moved from an iPhone 3S to the Galaxy S3 and so far I'm loving it!
    Did a search but can't find an answer to my question:

    The "messaging" ICON doesn't indicate when I have a text.....the little envelope on the icon is always up, it never changes position.....
    is there some way to make this indicate that I've received a text message?.....or how does it let me know i have a text waiting (other than the sound)?

    Thanks, and I'm looking forward to learning tons of info from you guys!
    You should get a "badge" next to the messaging icon. A badge is a number.
    12-01-2012 01:36 PM
  3. bfdtpkt's Avatar
    Ok, im not getting the "badge" when I get a text, and I get numerous texts everyday..... I do get
    the sound notification but not the "badge", and any suggestions?
    Thanks!
    12-01-2012 01:53 PM
  4. brkaras's Avatar
    Ok, im not getting the "badge" when I get a text, and I get numerous texts everyday..... I do get
    the sound notification but not the "badge", and any suggestions?
    Thanks!
    You don't get the orange indicator by the person's line?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-01-2012 02:05 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Go to the app store and search "Tesla Unread", it crests based for ur messages and emails. U might have to use Nova Launcher with it though but it works great

    I would also suggest using GoSMS instead of the stock messenger... It's so much better

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 Boyyyyyy!
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    12-01-2012 02:27 PM
  6. bfdtpkt's Avatar
    Where the actual "text" msg is? No....I even went back to the first few messages, the first being from the AT&T "Mobile Transfer" text message, as well as all messages since then....no indicator at all......I wonder how I get that "badge" working?

    No, I even went back to the first text msg I got from AT&T "mobile transfer", and none since.....there's no indication in the Text messages or the badge.....I wonder how I get that
    working??
    12-01-2012 02:32 PM
  7. bfdtpkt's Avatar
    I did download the GoSMS and its now working.......things like that program kinda scare me when it asks if I want to "share".....don't really want to share with anybody....FACEBOOK comes to mind which I don't use much for that reason...
    12-01-2012 02:45 PM
  8. Vol4Ever's Avatar
    Recent iPhone convert myself (as of this past Monday) and my question is roughly the same. I kept 3 icons on my permanent iPhone dock. Voicemail/missed call, email, and text icons. Red badge with applicable "missed" number for each one appeared and remained in place until I listened to or read the respective messages. For the life of me I can't make the S3 duplicate this behavior. I also get confused a little by the AT&T versions versus the Samsung versions which both fight for my attention.

    Any tips on configuring existing or downloading new software to get back to my comfort zone? Loving the phone, by the way. Learning curve hasn't been bad at all, but I did have a little Android experience from my B&N Nook Tablet (which is rooted). That helped. Thanks!

    ~Vol
    12-01-2012 07:30 PM
  9. D16RR's Avatar
    Recent iPhone convert myself (as of this past Monday) and my question is roughly the same. I kept 3 icons on my permanent iPhone dock. Voicemail/missed call, email, and text icons. Red badge with applicable "missed" number for each one appeared and remained in place until I listened to or read the respective messages. For the life of me I can't make the S3 duplicate this behavior. I also get confused a little by the AT&T versions versus the Samsung versions which both fight for my attention.

    Any tips on configuring existing or downloading new software to get back to my comfort zone? Loving the phone, by the way. Learning curve hasn't been bad at all, but I did have a little Android experience from my B&N Nook Tablet (which is rooted). That helped. Thanks!

    ~Vol
    First off, disable any ATT messaging apps. You might need to delete any updates applied before you can do that, but start there.
    12-02-2012 05:14 AM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Try the Handcent app. I haven't really used the Samsung app, as I've been using Handcent since I got my first Android phone a few years ago. It's very good, fully featured, and will show you the unread message count on the widget.
    12-02-2012 09:37 AM
  11. Vol4Ever's Avatar
    Hand cent looks neat, but is it only SMS? I'm looking for something to handle all 3 types of messages.
    12-02-2012 11:32 AM

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