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Simplify the access to apps with notifications when device is locked [released]

asked 2014-02-19 12:55:40 +0300

jukey gravatar image

updated 2014-10-28 13:48:22 +0300

As described in this related question there is currently no way to access the notifications screen once the device lock is active. All you can do is peeking.

Current Implementation: (without device lock enabled) If I want to call someone back because I missed the call and see the notification in the lock screen I need to do the following:

  1. Open events screen by swiping in from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap on the missed call icon -> The call app will be opened
  3. Do the call

Current Implementation: (device lock active) If I want to call someone back because I missed the call and see the notification in the lock screen I need to do the following:

  1. Try to open events screen by swiping in from the bottom of the screen. -> It disappears as soon as you release the finger. So it's not possible to show the events permanently.
  2. Try to swipe to the home screen -> The enter code screen to unlook device is shown
  3. Enter the correct code -> The home screen is shown
  4. Open events screen by swiping in from the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap on the missed call icon -> The call app will be opened
  6. Do the call

As you can see both interaction flows are quite different.

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You should change the wording in #1 when device lock active. It's possible to open the events screen, but it will just disappear as soon as you let go with your finger.

Mohjive ( 2014-02-19 14:32:40 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the hint. I changed the description

jukey ( 2014-02-19 14:50:24 +0300 )edit

I agree with you.Ever since I activated the lock password, I find myself doing excatly what you described,which seems kind of tedious.I just have a related question for the community:Why do you protect your phone with a password?Is it to keep others from using your phone without permission,or to protect your data,or both?I ask this,because maybe it should be considered,if the events screen should be accessible at all when the device is locked,since it could show info you dont want others to see.

shfit ( 2014-02-19 16:35:59 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-19 12:57:18 +0300

jukey gravatar image

updated 2014-10-28 13:46:36 +0300

This proposal for a solution of the problem described in the question above has been implemented in Update 1.1.0.38:

Suggested Implementation (device lock active) If I want to call someone back because I missed the call and see the notification in the lock screen I need to do the following:

  1. Open events screen by swiping in from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap on the missed call icon -> The enter code screen to unlook device is shown
  3. Enter the correct code -> The call app will be opened
  4. Do the call

As you can see the suggested Implementation is much more logical in terms of user experience. It is also less cumbersome. Please keep in mind that I used the call app as example but it could be also every other application that provides notifications in the events screen.

Feel free to provide other suggestions as answers as well and vote for the one you like mostto be implemented.

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Asked: 2014-02-19 12:55:40 +0300

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Last updated: Oct 28 '14