- 06-19-2013, 10:50 AM #3
For SMS you get a notification(and sound) on the top of your screen that goes away after a few seconds. You also get a count of new SMS messages on your SMS icon and on your contact icon.
Email only notifies you by tone, then show the message count on the email icon.
06-19-2013, 11:28 AM #6
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The lock screen will automatically turn on when you get a text, and the preview will appear at the top of the screen. It only stays on for a few second. After that, there is no missed notification light. This was hard for me coming from Android, but you get used to it and it's still a great OS.
An email will do nothing until you check the lock screen yourself (probably because it would be annoying to have the screen turn on every time you get an email. You can turn on email sound notifications in settings, if you so desire.
- 06-19-2013, 11:46 AM #8
The lack of a notification light was nearly a dealbreaker for me with WP7, too. I mean, I endlessly bitched that BB had a multicolor LED but was too stupid to let me set color notifications (e.g., blue for texts from friends, red for anything else, so I knew if I needed to check the phone quickly or not.)
Going from feeling like a 1 color notification system was too limited to none at all was a hard jump. But, after a week or two I didn't mind.
- 06-19-2013, 01:12 PM #9
The RUMOR is that in the next major update, there will be a notification center. Key word, RUMOR. My one big complaint is that I can't customize the alert tones per contact. That's been a BB feature for YEARS, yet WP doesn't have this basic feature. Everything else I have gotten used to and would never switch to Droid or iOS, and it is the ONE thing I pine for.
- 06-19-2013, 01:36 PM #10
I doubt that - it has to be coming.
Yeah, WP8 is missing a whole lot of basic features, but notification profiles is a huge one. Customized alerts would be nice, but I'd kill to not have to lower my volume when I take off my headphones after walking to work to avoid a loud ring.
- 06-19-2013, 01:45 PM #12
You're an official source! In a day everyone on this board will be saying that better sound profiles will be coming in GDR4, I saw it on the internet and a board CS guy may or may not have said it to shut up someone complaining over the phone! GDR4, mark it on your calendar!
- 06-20-2013, 04:28 PM #13
Personally, I wish they would allow for different ringtones based on which email account gets a new message. But that's just me.
- 06-20-2013, 04:47 PM #14
LightFlow, on Android, was an awesome solution for that customization. Not enough to get me to go back, but I hope WP adds more SMS tone options.
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