Hi All! - I'm the very happy owner of a brand new Galaxy Nexus with ICS, and I'm loving the phone so far overall! I have two quick questions, though. On my wife's Fascinate (Verizon), whenever she gets a text message and the audio notification, she goes to the lock screen, and there's an option to drag directly to a text message icon (rather than the regular unlock icon) to open directly to the text message. I don't seem to have that on ICS, but that would be a really terrific addition. So my questions are:
(1) Is there a way to enable this feature that I'm not finding? (For that matter, on my wife's Fascinate, I don't actually know if this feature is part of Gingerbread or Verizon's skin on Android...)
(2) If there's not a way to enable this, is there a site I can go to where Google is accepting suggestions for features for future updates and versions of Android?
Drop down the status bar and press on the notification
I think the OP was wanting to get to messages without having to unlock the phone first.
Back to the OP, I'm pretty sure that you cannot get this to happen in ICS. There may be a future update for it so who knows. There is an app called Widget Locker that I used on my Droid 2 that allows you to to put different apps on your lock screen kind of like the camera on the GN. It's $2.99 but its really nice. You just bought a $200-300 phone so $2.99 isn't all that much. If you have any more questions about Widget Locker feel free to ask.
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Originally Posted by have24
Oh wow...i feel like an *** now. I'm used to my Droid that wouldnt let me do that. Nice to know that.
Also, if you have a message waiting for you when you hit power underneath the slide to unlock tool there will be the three little lines that act as menu in most apps. If you hit that it will take you to the message without unlocking.
Note, I'm using GoSMS, so maybe that is causing the three lines to appear.
The puzzle piece used to access a text directly from the unlock screen is a feature of Samsung's Touchwiz interface overlay. It isn't a part of any Android build. While it is a cleaver addition, the new lockscreen for ICS is better for accessing more notifications without unlocking the screen first.
im on gsm gn and i cant pull notification bar down without unlocking phone
I am also on the GSM version and mine lets me pull down the notification bar while the phone is on the lockscreen. But if I go to settings while in the lockscreen I actually have to unlock the phone for it to let me see the settings, but it is already there after unlocking the phone.
Would be really nice if there was at least a vanilla option to turn notification pop ups on and off with the lockscreen. I personally don't want to use a 3rd party app to handle SMS. I used Handcent on my Dinc for a year and a half and I'm sick of it. Come on goog
I actually like this question because i was also had the same question. Honestly that feature is probably the only thing i like about the new IOS. If anything similar to that is available for ICS id love it
The Galaxy Nexus is the third official phone contracted by Google and the first phone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 4.65 inch 720p HD Super AMOLED... Read More