1. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    Am I doing something wrong? When I get a text, in order to respond it takes four steps just to start texting..

    1. double tap or hit power button

    2. slide up lock screen

    3. tap the text window from the homepage

    4. tap the name of the person who sent me the text in order to open the texting app

    I'm new to Windows. There must be a shorter route to reading and responding to texts. Please advise.

    Thanks
    08-13-2015 05:32 PM
  2. Qtweeder's Avatar
    it takes me one tap to arrive in the persons message thread that has just texted me.

    when the banner wakes my phone, i simply tap once on that, that takes me into the messaging app, into the persons thread, i just type and send.

    but all that assumes, you were there in that 5 second window to see the banner! :)

    failing that, its a double tap, slide down notification center, tap message. so at worst 3 separate operations i guess
    08-13-2015 05:41 PM
  3. Jeffrey Fox's Avatar
    Assuming you didn't see the toast notification you can

    1. Double tap screen or hit power button

    2. Pull down the notifications menu

    3. Tap the text message in question to respond/read
    08-13-2015 05:44 PM
  4. ML10's Avatar
    Same thing for any other platform...
    08-13-2015 05:54 PM
  5. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    Assuming you didn't see the toast notification you can

    1. Double tap screen or hit power button

    2. Pull down the notifications menu

    3. Tap the text message in question to respond/read
    When I slide up the lock screen it takes me to the homepage where I have to tap the text message icon/window before it takes me to a list of text message.. then I have to tap the person or message that was sent in order to get into the text area. There is no text message that appears on my home screen, only the main text icon/window.
    08-13-2015 05:54 PM
  6. Jeffrey Fox's Avatar
    When I slide up the lock screen it takes me to the homepage where I have to tap the text message icon/window before it takes me to a list of text message.. then I have to tap the person or message that was sent in order to get into the text area. There is no text message that appears on my home screen, only the main text icon/window.
    Don't slide up, pull down. Exact opposite motion. Edit: From the top of the screen, specifically
    08-13-2015 05:57 PM
  7. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    Same thing for any other platform...
    Kit kat, the text notification pop-up stays displayed until you take action... you can click it and it takes you directly to the conversation with that person..
    08-13-2015 10:13 PM
  8. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    Don't slide up, pull down. Exact opposite motion. Edit: From the top of the screen, specifically
    Ok, I must be losing it. I just did it.

    Still four steps..

    1. double tap to wake after getting text notification (and not getting to it in time)

    2. pull down notification

    3. tap text notice (takes me to the list of people who have texted me)

    4. tap the message (which opens the text app so I can respond)

    With my LG/Kii Kit, after getting a notification pop up (which stayed displayed) one tap (or one swipe from the lock screen) took me directly to the opened text app so I could reply. I can't believe it takes 4 steps to reply. Thanks for responding. I really want to like windows and love the layout and look, but not sure it's for me. Not giving up just yet though.
    08-13-2015 10:21 PM
  9. fitchalcyone's Avatar
    As Jeffrey mentioned above, you can tap on the actual message - not the "Messaging" header - in the action center and you will be taken directly to the conversation, thus removing a step for you. So, two taps to wake, a swipe down for action center, and one more tap to get into the conversation. I wouldn't consider that too much.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-13-2015 10:50 PM
  10. Jeffrey Fox's Avatar
    Yeah, you need to actually touch the message and not the name of the app. This goes for all notifications. For example if you've received several emails through Outlook you'll see "Outlook" displayed as a header, for lack of a better term, and then each email subject below that. Tapping the email subject would take you directly to the email whereas tapping"Outlook" will open the app.
    08-13-2015 11:24 PM
  11. captaincalamity's Avatar
    I think what the guy is getting at is, with Lollipop android, you get the message on the lock screen, simply double tap the message from the lock screen and there you go, your ready to respond. where as with WP, its swipe to unlocked as there is no direct link from the lock screen, then swipe down to find notifications, at this point you select the actual persons message link not the heading, then you go direct to the individual text, only really one extra move, quite funny really, I remember having to use a keypad with 2abc 3def 4ghi and so on to text...used to take about 20 mins to send a single text :)
    08-14-2015 05:50 AM
  12. Qtweeder's Avatar
    isn't windows 10 going to give us inline text replies in notification centre anyway? or have i dreamt that, lol
    08-14-2015 07:47 AM
  13. aximtreo's Avatar
    In settings you can set the lock screen to show a few items on the screen; one being messaging. Give that a try.
    08-14-2015 08:55 AM
  14. wrm1's Avatar
    Yeah, I have W10MTP on my 810. Reply from the toast notification by pulling it down when it first appears, from the notification center by pulling it down and pressing the arrow next to the message, from the app like normal, or from my Microsoft band.
    08-14-2015 09:16 AM
  15. tangledW's Avatar
    Am I doing something wrong? When I get a text, in order to respond it takes four steps just to start texting..

    1. double tap or hit power button

    2. slide up lock screen

    3. tap the text window from the homepage

    4. tap the name of the person who sent me the text in order to open the texting app

    I'm new to Windows. There must be a shorter route to reading and responding to texts. Please advise.

    Thanks
    Slide down from the lock screen, it will display your notifications. Tap the text. Respond.
    ...

    If you have Windows 10:
    Slide down from toast notification, respond.

    Or...

    Slide down from the lock screen, it will display your notifications. Expand. Respond.
    colinkiama and libra89 like this.
    08-14-2015 09:31 AM
  16. FinancialP's Avatar
    Same thing for any other platform...
    In 2013 maybe.

    Android and iOS take two steps.

    Screen on

    Read/respond

    Windows Phone 10 is making a huge improvement here.
    perpleSlerp likes this.
    08-14-2015 09:44 AM
  17. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    2 steps for W10m :P
    08-15-2015 01:42 AM
  18. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    2 steps for W10m :P
    So is W10 available officially yet? My AT&T (GoPhone) 640 says the phone is up to date and my AT&T 640 XL says "we are currently unable to update..".
    08-15-2015 10:26 AM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    So is W10 available officially yet? My AT&T (GoPhone) 640 says the phone is up to date and my AT&T 640 XL says "we are currently unable to update..".
    Not for a couple/few months.

    People have been playing with the unfinished Preview however in the meantime.
    08-15-2015 10:43 AM
  20. jpharwood's Avatar
    You can choose what appears on your lock screen in the settings section. The notification section can be accessed directly from the lock screen by pulling down from the top. Hope that helps...
    08-15-2015 04:12 PM
  21. gordonfink's Avatar
    Dude, I like sooooooo totally get, like, you know, how the 14 extra milleseconds, like, you know, Dude, makes Windows phones, like, sooooooo much less than, well, Dude, Apple, or even, like you know, Android maybe.

    Dude.

    Get real folks.
    08-15-2015 08:38 PM
  22. etad putta's Avatar
    I actually let my phone read all my texts to me and respond to it verbally. So zero swipes. I guess that moves us to the front of the pack. Plus it makes sexting all that much better!
    milkyway, libra89 and juanitoriv like this.
    08-16-2015 03:23 AM
  23. gordonfink's Avatar
    To the OP - sorry, I didn't mean to be a total jerk - I was in a bit of a work-related bad mood when I posted this.

    In the big scheme of Wrong With All Things Windows Phone that goes on around here, this was a new one.

    Take in jest, I hope?

    Dude, I like sooooooo totally get, like, you know, how the 14 extra milleseconds, like, you know, Dude, makes Windows phones, like, sooooooo much less than, well, Dude, Apple, or even, like you know, Android maybe.

    Dude.

    Get real folks.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-16-2015 07:13 PM
  24. juanitoriv's Avatar
    I actually let my phone read all my texts to me and respond to it verbally. So zero swipes. I guess that moves us to the front of the pack. Plus it makes sexting all that much better!
    Mmmmm. Makes those conversations so much better!!
    08-16-2015 07:40 PM
  25. mjrtoo's Avatar
    While this is far from difficult, you might be happy to know that in windows phone 10 you can directly reply in the toast notification, or from the notification center.
    08-16-2015 07:53 PM

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