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Flash SMS issues [answered]

asked 2014-01-07 12:25:26 +0300

tjp gravatar image

updated 2014-03-06 09:39:53 +0300

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It seems that there are some issues when receiving flash SMS messages while the phone is locked and/or in power saving mode. If you believe these are completely separate issues, I'd be happy to create different posts per issue.

First, flash SMS messages are displayed on screen without entering a lock code even when using one and having "allow events when locked" turned off. I don't know if this is intended behavior, but since I'm receiving passwords by flash SMS it doesn't seem appropriate.

Second, sometimes flash SMS messages are lost. A message is received (alarms sounds) but nothing is shown on screen even after unlocking the phone. I believe this has something to do with deeper power saving mode since it seems to happen when the phone has been idle for a longer period of time.

My example messages are received from TDC Service Online portal.

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Snack vending machines (e.g. some Selecta in Switzerland) use flash SMS to communicate with you, when you are buying stuff and paying via your phone bill.

Venty ( 2014-03-16 02:06:51 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-07 13:16:42 +0300

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updated 2014-01-07 13:16:59 +0300

Afaik works as specified, class 0 sms'es are supposed to be shown immediately, and sms class 0 message is not an event as its not stored anywhere.

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Yeah, I realize they're not stored permanently. However, you wouldn't expect them to disappear without ever being seen under any circumstances.

I would also intuitively expect them to be hidden until the device is unlocked (according to a colleague that's what happens on a Nokia Lumia). But if this is by design, I'm OK with it :)

tjp ( 2014-01-07 15:39:12 +0300 )edit

Appearing over the lockscreen is expected with the current design. It behaves similar to the clock alarm.

They should not disappear without being seen under any circumstances; there is at least one known bug on that topic. Power saving is probably not related.

jbrooks ( 2014-01-08 22:12:49 +0300 )edit

OK, thank you both for your answers. Not a big issue for me.

To all: feel free to comment on the 'messages appearing without unlocking' -feature.

tjp ( 2014-01-09 11:38:46 +0300 )edit

Didn't see this as I didn't know flash sms was a thing, but I have asked a similar question here: https://together.jolla.com/question/19064/flash-sms-should-not-be-readable-when-phone-is-locked/

Feffe ( 2014-01-24 12:28:46 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-20 08:43:04 +0300

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The update solved the known cause of this. Please comment if you lose flash SMS messages (hearing the tone, but not seeing any dialog) with that verison or newer.

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It seems that the first message (after a reboot) is lost. As described, a tone can be heard but the dialog is missing. Subsequent messages are displayed normally.


tjp ( 2014-03-20 11:47:56 +0300 )edit

Just updated to Uitukka pre-release yesterday, lost first flash message, second displayed.

jaywink ( 2014-12-01 10:25:46 +0300 )edit

Tried with First Flash-SMS received and displayed. I'm happy.

Venty ( 2015-08-06 16:05:41 +0300 )edit

It seems that this issue (with some other related to Flash SMS, eg https://together.jolla.com/question/135615/bug-flash-sms-disappear-after-standby-in-sfos-20111/) reapered with

Vivien ( 2016-06-30 13:59:20 +0300 )edit

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