Get richer no­ti­fi­ca­tions in iOS 10


TechLife Australia - - WELCOME - [ ALAN STONEBRIDGE ]

THE BA­SICS OF no­ti­fi­ca­tions haven’t changed much in iOS 10. They still ap­pear for a mo­ment in a strip across the top of the screen when your de­vice is un­locked, ac­cu­mu­late in No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­tre and are shown on the Lock screen so you can at­tend to any you might have ig­nored or missed from one place later on. They also still dis­play num­bered counts on apps’ Home screen icons to re­mind you of how many missed events you’ve got to catch up on.

But the up­dated op­er­at­ing sys­tem en­ables apps to pro­vide more than just a bit of text and a few ac­tions you might take in re­sponse. For ex­am­ple, when you re­ceive a text mes­sage, as well as re­spond­ing to it in place, you can scroll back through your con­ver­sa­tion to check what was pre­vi­ously said. These ca­pa­bil­i­ties ap­ply to third-party apps from the App Store too, and pro­vide you with much greater con­trol with­out the need to pull you out of an app.

No­ti­fi­ca­tions work largely the same across all iOS de­vices, but your iPhone is a 6s/6s Plus or 7/7 Plus, 3D Touch pro­vides you with a more con­sis­tent ex­pe­ri­ence for deal­ing with things like no­ti­fi­ca­tions, from the Lock screen or a ban­ner.

No­tice that there are no longer tabs at the top of No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­tre for mov­ing be­tween the To­day view and No­ti­fi­ca­tions. The To­day view is still present: you only have to swipe left to right on No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­tre to find it. So on a Plus-size iPhone, you can reach and in­ter­act with the To­day view much more eas­ily while us­ing your de­vice one-handed. The To­day view is also avail­able at the Lock screen. Just swipe left to right to view it.

Fi­nally, af­ter you’ve con­fig­ured an app in ‘Set­tings > No­ti­fi­ca­tions’, tap its name in the bot­tom group at the top level of Set­tings; of­ten the same con­trols are re­peated here, but oc­ca­sion­ally you’ll find ex­tras. Also check any con­fig­u­ra­tion page within the app it­self.

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