- 11-13-2012, 07:04 PM #1
This is my one big issue with WP8. Right now, when you get a text message two things happen:
1. The screen turns on
2. The message is partially displayed on the top of the screen.
We NEED to be able to disable both of these events!
The first issue is the fact that other people can read your personal messages if they have access to your phone. Or at least the first part of them.
But you know when you log into sites and they send you a confirmation code via text? They can possibly see that code now. For some sites that send you a code you might have to still know the password. But for a site like Outlook.com which sends you a code as an alternate to log in, this could be a real problem.
Facebook code : The full code displays.
Outlook.com code : Can see all by last 3 digits
If this isn't fixed soon or there is a fix promised I will have to return my new phone and switch back to android.
- 11-13-2012, 07:36 PM #4
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- 11-13-2012, 09:32 PM #9
I know people like to come here and tell us about features that are missing from Windows Phone, but I don't think anyone here works for Microsoft so there isn't much we can do.
11-13-2012, 10:05 PM #10
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- 11-13-2012, 10:32 PM #12
Here it is guys: Turning off SMS Notification toast
Please vote it up!
Also, what is the deal with people being so complacent about improving WP8?! Don't let people touch my phone? Genius, thanks. Keep my phone faced down and look over my shoulder before I turn it over? Stop telling me half assed solutions for something that should be a simple setting I can check!
- 11-13-2012, 11:13 PM #15
If it bothers you that much just wait the extra 5 seconds for the screen to go dark. Or if you can't handle that then just return the phone.
I swear the littlest things make people return their phones haha.
Apparently exclusive colors for the 8X are enough for some people to not get WP8 too. Good lord.
It's simple, if something that isn't a big deal to most people IS a big deal to you then just get rid of it, it won't matter to anybody else.
- 11-14-2012, 01:46 AM #18
The fact that this is your number one concern with the OS tells me that all the important stuff on the phone must be working nicely.
I mean if you know you are getting a text you don't want anybody to see, just wait 5 seconds then pull out your phone after you get the notification sound and the screen will be dark.
OR slide the notification off to the side the second it comes in. If somebody is going to get a partial multi-digit code before you can swipe it away then they are a pro and would have got your security code anyways.
You just worry too much.
- 11-14-2012, 01:50 AM #19
Frankly, if you're sending high-security, proprietary or confidential messages over the SMS/MMS network, your device should be taken from you and smashed with a sledgehammer just moments after your wireless service is cancelled.