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  1. thron's Avatar
    See: Alleged photo reveals early build of Windows Phone 8.1 Blue, notification center | Windows Phone Central

    I've been looking all over my phone today (just updated to 8.1) and I can't seem to figure out a way to enable this tile. Does it still exist?
    05-16-2014 12:12 AM
  2. Bryan Sayas's Avatar
    05-16-2014 12:21 AM
  3. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Yeah, this was a good 6 months before the release, so the feature has gone through a lot of changes, the loss of this is one of those changes.
    05-16-2014 12:31 AM
  4. thron's Avatar
    Seriously?! Why would that be taken out!
    At the very minimum, a way to dock the notification center would be ideal.

    That really sucks.
    05-16-2014 12:44 AM
  5. anon(5718954)'s Avatar
    You can reach the notification center from everywhere by swiping down. How would we derive a benefit from another tile you'd have to pin to your start screen? Can you elaborate, please?
    05-16-2014 01:01 AM
  6. Zulfigar's Avatar
    You can reach the notification center from everywhere by swiping down. How would we derive a benefit from another tile you'd have to pin to your start screen? Can you elaborate, please?
    Why not both?
    05-16-2014 01:04 AM
  7. thron's Avatar
    Since there's no LED on my phone, if I'm away from it when I receive an alert, and there isn't room for the app on the lockscreen, I won't know I received anything. Presently, I have all of these apps on my startscreen for their live tiles - it'd be nice to get rid of some of them (like Facebook messenger, which I only use when someone messages me. The times I click on it myself, are extremely rare.. but it's on the start screen so I know when I receive a message).

    A notification tile would omit the extra effort of having to swipe down to check for alerts.
    05-16-2014 01:06 AM
  8. anon(5718954)'s Avatar
    A notification tile would omit the extra effort of having to swipe down to check for alerts.
    You don't have to do that as there is a nice little icon in the status bar that's dedicated to the notification center. So you don't have to swipe down to check for notifications all the time.

    If you're a Nokia user, you can't see that on your glance screen until now, but I bet Nokia is already working on this.
    05-16-2014 01:11 AM
  9. spizzlee's Avatar
    Power button to unlock, swipe up lockscreen, check tile. vs Power button to unlock, pull down from top to see notifications.

    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. >.>
    05-16-2014 01:11 AM
  10. altafmahmood's Avatar
    The notification centre of windows phone is far better than android. You can customize what comes in your notification bar. Just swipe down from top.
    Also for settings related to notification centre go to settings>notifications+action
    05-16-2014 01:13 AM
  11. thron's Avatar
    If you're a Nokia user, you can't see that on you glance screen until now, but I bet Nokia is already working on this.
    My phone is Nokia.

    spizzlee, are you seriously arguing that there shouldn't be an optional feature to enable a live tile for this??
    Insanity.
    05-16-2014 01:14 AM
  12. thron's Avatar
    The notification centre of windows phone is far better than android. You can customize what comes in your notification bar. Just swipe down from top.
    Partly true. There's only a limited number of features you can have there (wifi, etc)

    Notification disabling of apps/disabling of toast for text messages was a much needed change, though.
    05-16-2014 01:15 AM
  13. anon(5718954)'s Avatar
    spizzlee, are you seriously arguing that there shouldn't be an optional feature to enable a live tile for this??
    Insanity.
    No sir, I'm arguing that your statement ist wrong. You do not have to swipe down to check for notifications. And therefore I don't see the benefit of an additional live tile at all.

    I'm not saying there shouldn't be additional functionality. Choice is always a good thing. But someone has to implement these features, and then you have to assess whether it improves the overall user experience or not.
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    05-16-2014 01:24 AM
  14. thron's Avatar
    I don't see the benefit of having OneDrive or Podcast apps on my phone, either; but that didn't stop Microsoft from adding them.
    05-16-2014 01:26 AM
  15. spizzlee's Avatar
    My phone is Nokia.

    spizzlee, are you seriously arguing that there shouldn't be an optional feature to enable a live tile for this??
    Insanity.
    I may not see your view on this, but in my eyes it sounds just plain useless. When you can swipe down at ANY time to see if you have notifications, why would you ever need a live tile for it? Even glancing at drop down menu is faster than going to see the live tile.
    05-16-2014 01:27 AM
  16. spizzlee's Avatar
    Am I missing something here? lol
    05-16-2014 01:28 AM
  17. thron's Avatar
    Like I stated prior, there's a lot of things in 8.1 I see as useless, that others deem useful (OneDrive a shining example) - but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be an OPTION.
    05-16-2014 01:29 AM
  18. spizzlee's Avatar
    Like I stated prior, there's a lot of things in 8.1 I see as useless, that others deem useful (OneDrive a shining example) - but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be an OPTION.
    Hmm idk. You can probably make a more compelling argument about OneDrive than having a tile for Notifications.
    05-16-2014 01:32 AM
  19. thron's Avatar
    Whatever dude, you wouldn't find it useful, but I would.

    I don't see the point in arguing about personal preferences!
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    05-16-2014 01:34 AM
  20. spizzlee's Avatar
    I know, i'm not really arguing about it. More like trying to understand the need or want of it.

    You want it to take longer to do something. My guess is that Microsoft knew how pointless a notifications tile would be when you can already pull down and see what's there. In the world of pointless tiles, a notifications one takes the cake. Or so it seems :p
    05-16-2014 01:39 AM
  21. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Whatever dude, you wouldn't find it useful, but I would.

    I don't see the point in arguing about personal preferences!
    See as far as I think Microsoft develops according to what is used by their end user. As for live tile I think its a good idea but it may have consumed more battery.
    As for one drive come on every one uses cloud storage now
    05-16-2014 01:48 AM
  22. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    @altafmahmood
    If you have an Android you'll know for sure that you can not only select countless notifications but also move the icons around without even accessing the menu. Oh and the notification band is scrollable, you can add [TIP][/TIP]more icons. This for over one year, actually almost two. This without considering the fact many devices have color configurable leds, too. This doesn't even require accessing the phone home. You have colors telling you what is what. WP offers 4 tiles on small devices, 5 on bigger. They are fixed there. Notification ribbon won't scroll laterally which limits the number of items you can select. It's a step ahead of the 8 permanent beta they were selling as "different"; still a few miles away from Android. It may catch up eventually.
    05-16-2014 01:55 AM
  23. thron's Avatar
    As for one drive come on every one uses cloud storage now
    I don't, nor do I ever intend to. It just isn't useful to me.

    I would imagine, that cloud syncing of large images or music files would consume more battery than a live tile.

    If you have an Android you'll know for sure that you can not only select countless notifications but also move the icons around without even accessing the menu. Oh and the notification band is scrollable, you can add more icons.
    If WP wants to compete with Android, they should offer as much functionality as possible, whether some users would find use in these features or not.

    I can't say enough how useless I find OneDrive to be, and it's still there. I can't get rid of it! How about making it optional, as well as a live tile for notifications - then everyone's happy??
    05-16-2014 01:56 AM
  24. Jupast's Avatar
    I don't see the harm in this being an option as a Tile. If it were a Double-Wide Tile that flipped, it could have some relevant info on it without even having to open the Action Center.

    With only 5 slots allowed, a Store/Notification icon would be useful for some also.

    As with all these things..don't find it useful, don't use it.
    05-16-2014 02:12 AM
  25. Rasetech's Avatar
    I think that with one of the next Glance updates, maybe already with Cyan the notification icon will be displayed next to the Clock, like the alarm icon or Silent Mode Icon without need to pick up one of the five user configurable slots.
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    05-16-2014 05:48 AM
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