1. andymac1966's Avatar
    Morning Folks,
    I'm new to the forum and WP8 on the HTC 8x, so will no doubt have a few questions

    My previous phone was an iPhone 4S, and I'm finding the 8x a refreshing change. However I wondered if there's any way to have notifications such as SMS and Email come up on the phones screen when it's in standby. I hear an audible notification, but with the iPhone (and Android) a brief notification would also come up on the screen without having to press the button at the top of the phone.

    Thanks,
    Andy
    03-17-2013 04:38 AM
  2. Huime's Avatar
    you can set one of the notification to show details, but you would have to pick either be the email or message. However when message comes in, the phone will lite up and send a toast on top of the screen with 1 line of sentence.
    03-17-2013 05:56 AM
  3. andymac1966's Avatar
    Thanks Huime,

    So you can only set the phone to show a notification for one message type app. Probably SMS will be the best for me. Hopefully this is something that MS could update in the software - I've seen some threads on here about a Notification Centre...
    I'll change the settings for SMS and see how it goes.

    Andy
    03-17-2013 07:34 AM
  4. gapost's Avatar
    Under Settings/Lockscreen, you can select five different app to show up in the little "toasts" on the lockscreen. So it will show if you have a new email, sms, FB notification, etc. You can also set up one app to see the detailed status on the lockscreen. Like the text of a text message or the next calendar appointment.
    03-17-2013 10:34 AM
  5. scottcraft's Avatar
    So if I set email as the detail notification I will get toast notifications at the top of the screen when I get an email? I've always gotten toast notifications with text messages, but never email.
    03-17-2013 10:40 AM
  6. gapost's Avatar
    I don't call the popup at the top of the screen a toast. Maybe it is, don't know for sure. I call the small icons at the bottom of the screen toasts. I don't think you can put emails at the top, but you can have the last text show up at the bottom, in addition to the little toast icon.
    03-17-2013 02:48 PM
  7. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    So if I set email as the detail notification I will get toast notifications at the top of the screen when I get an email? I've always gotten toast notifications with text messages, but never email.
    Nah, you won't get toasts for emails. You can get detailed email where generally calendar appointments appear under the clock on lock screen.

    I don't call the popup at the top of the screen a toast. Maybe it is, don't know for sure. I call the small icons at the bottom of the screen toasts. I don't think you can put emails at the top, but you can have the last text show up at the bottom, in addition to the little toast icon.
    The thing that comes on top of screen (1 line) is toast by design language.
    The icons at the bottom of the screen are lock screen notifications and what comes inside on the tiles is tile count.
    03-17-2013 03:10 PM
  8. scottcraft's Avatar
    Nah, you won't get toasts for emails. You can get detailed email where generally calendar appointments appear under the clock on lock screen.



    The thing that comes on top of screen (1 line) is toast by design language.
    The icons at the bottom of the screen are lock screen notifications and what comes inside on the tiles is tile count.
    That's what I thought. I really wish we could get toasts for emails. That's a big omission in my opinion.
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    03-17-2013 04:58 PM
  9. Huime's Avatar
    That's what I thought. I really wish we could get toasts for emails. That's a big omission in my opinion.
    but there is only one line, how would that help?
    03-17-2013 06:44 PM
  10. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    That's what I thought. I really wish we could get toasts for emails. That's a big omission in my opinion.
    Be assured every design decision was well thought out.

    Privacy is a concern, but I think the bigger factor was frequency of emails. How many emails does the average user get every 30 minutes? How many different email accounts does the average user have?

    A typical business user would be getting a ridiculous amount of toast notifications....
    03-19-2013 02:10 PM
  11. andymac1966's Avatar
    Thanks for the help on this, looks like I am getting the SMS notifications at the tops of the screen all the time, but it's so quick there's rarely time to see what's there, so end up having to wake the phone up etc. Would be good if there was a way to set a duration time.

    I can see the point regarding numbers of emails coming through & privacy, however what I would like is to see something visual on my lock screen and a better way to access the phone than having to use the top power button all the time. Sounds like a small thing to go on about, but I think this is something that iOS and Android do much better and when you get used to that way of working it's difficult to have to adjust.

    Andy
    03-29-2013 03:53 AM
  12. Jaafar Jabbar's Avatar
    Yea but I would have preferred having some control over what notifications NOT be shown. It sucks when the notification shows a private SMS on TOP of the screen even when it's LOCKED :-/ or even if I have given the phone to someone else to make a call etc..I want some information pass protected and not be available to anyone who sees/uses my phone :(
    03-29-2013 07:37 AM
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