- 12-30-2012, 11:10 AM #1
Any talks or anything with an option to disable this coming soon? or an app? Already had an issue at work with an employee seeing a private message sent from my boss :/
seems like such a simple complaint BUT its a pretty huge privacy issue.
- 01-01-2013, 07:32 AM #4
Why can't you just keep the phone in a pocket or upside down on your desk? I'd think that people would have to look pretty closely (almost intentionally) to see the content of a text.
- 01-01-2013, 08:58 AM #5
This is one of those simple things that I don't understand about WP. Why can't this be added? If I had to make a guess I would bet its because multiple apps use the same api's for toast. Odd that an app can turn off toast notifications but messaging can't.
- 01-01-2013, 12:58 PM #6
On one hand, I agree that it shouldn't be hard to add, and that it's not a bad idea, but on the other hand, if security is important to you, it doesn't seem responsible to leave your phone where someone can see a text coming over in the short period that a Toast is there, especially if you KNOW how the phone will handle a text.
- 01-02-2013, 09:41 AM #7
anywayyyy I was just asking if anyone heard of any future update or an app... so getting all defensive isn't needed lol
the context wasn't the issue, just showing who was sent from raised flags (can't explain nor does it matter seeing I was only asking a question) BUT yes I could lock my phone away and hide it under safe and key...
- 01-02-2013, 10:32 AM #8
- 01-02-2013, 01:08 PM #12
- 01-07-2013, 10:02 AM #14
The lack of a one-stop notification center is a big draw back. Regardless of how the tiles are designed to work, it is a fundamental and uber popular feature for phones to display all their notifications from one place. Being able to easily and quickly swipe down (android) to see all my notifications was excellent. For Microsoft to say they ran out of time to implement a very basic and necessary feature blows my mind.
Also, does anyone know how to prevent my screen from lighting up every time I get a notification? The chime is enough. I don't want my screen to lighting up every 3 minutes. Talk about a battery killer. I don't see anything in the settings for this.
- 01-14-2013, 07:24 PM #16
No offence to those that say "turn your phone over" or "keep it in your pocket" but there are a thousand reasons why your phone might be out when you get a message. I think having the option to turn the toast notification off is a perfectly reasonable idea and should not be a big deal to those that think the toast notification is "perfect the way it is". By the by turning it over on your desk is a welcome way to have your screen unintentionally scratched by god know what. And please don't site the countless videos on the screens resiliency. It only takes one freak occurrence to ruin your screen.
I love my Windows Phone but I too agree that an option to disable toast notifications is a vital addition. The notification center with shortcuts to major options like wifi, ringer volume, ect... is yet another vital addition. I'd like to see a few customizing options come down the line. Custom SMS notification sounds for instance.
- 02-07-2013, 05:34 AM #17
Yay... Currently now windows phones are restricted from high sensitivity areas at my work :/ sucks cause I work in a surveillance & investigation room 10 hours a day.
what a dumb problem to have... Probably just keep one of my bolds and swap out the simcard when I get to work and leave.
- 02-07-2013, 05:49 AM #18
This is the dumbest thing I ever heard. Security gee...dude if you are working in a tight environment no phone will ever comply with these policies. I can simply go to a colleague while he is texting or reads his e-mail and take his phone from the hand and what then? He broke the policy cause someone saw the content from his phone. This is dumb, no offense but it is stupid.
Another analogy is like you have a laptop and if someone walks by your desk and sees the info then you're compromised, you broke the policy again.
If there are so strict rules then maybe they should ask all the employes to place their phones in another room, you should have a sign with "no phones/tablets etc that may contain sensitive info"
- 02-07-2013, 06:13 AM #19
haha cool your jets turbo! Clearly I'm sure your what? High school? Grown folks in the work world use mobile devices for work communications. My work provides employees blackberries and connect to a BES server as well as BYOD.. I wanted a windows phone 8 device so I chose to buy a WP8 device. Every single mobile operating system has a simple option to disable toast notifications.
is a small yet dumb setting that can be easily fixed BUT I'm sure MS isn't your gf that you had to defend like that lol
thanks though, first good laugh of the day
- 02-07-2013, 06:27 AM #20
I'm cool relax, I was just saying that is stupid, and it is. Everyone can see what you are doing on a phone, if you have some open space or desk colleague. BES server doesn't encrypt visual field from the guy staying behind you.
And btw I think I have more experience in corporation than you.
I'm not defending MS, I was just saying that even with that setting available people can still see what you are doing.
You detailed a situation when WP8 failed but that scenario had a person near you, and while you are reading an sms or e-mail on your phone you are concentrated and you don't pay attention what's near you, and it may happen that someone else could drop an eye on what you're reading. That's all. You are the one who asked for something that wouldn't even help you in your situation.
Now please, try to behave. I just said it is stupid because it is.
- 02-07-2013, 08:29 AM #22
to call something stupid and dumb multiple times IMO shows immaturity but I do apologies for laughing at you and calling you a kid ... and I have no idea what your envisioning but the scenario you mention don't make sense. And as far as you having "more experience in corporation" that may be but I currently work on an investigation team where at times we are investigating co-workers, and my former job was working for RIM as tier 2 so security/privacy is almost impacted in my brain... I could flip it over or put away in a drawer BUT really should I have to for such a small feature in 2013? but again for some it can be a nice feature, some may not care either way but a disable feature IMO should be an option and I hope we see it in an update.
- 02-07-2013, 03:37 PM #24
They need to make the touch area bigger for toasts, I find myself clicking the toast sometimes 3-5 times to open it. Seems like they want you to tap dead center and can't have thumb outside the toast near the bottom even a little.
- 02-08-2013, 04:56 AM #25
I can't seem to find where I read this but there will be an update regarding this. It will only show the clock on the screen with low light and no notifications at all. Something called privacy mode but I'm maybe wrong. I'll keep looking.
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