messages icon green circle notification

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eske, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    the "messages" icon on the home screen is a sort of envelope speech bubble looking yoke
    when there are new sms text messages you get a small green circle over this icon with the number of unread messages in it.

    how do you clear this?

    I hit the icon and get a screen of my text messages
    none are highlighted in bold to say what's unread
    AND even after opening them all and going back to the home screen the damn green circle is still there.
    after a while it goes again?

    any ideas?
     

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  2. zebug

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    Not sure if all phones are like this, but I have an Eris so if I put my finger at the top of the screen and swipe down it pulls down a notification list. I would try pulling down the notification and then there is an option to clear notifications. Again, I don't know the desire at all (I'm only a month into my Eris)

    It should go away automatically after you read the message. Also, try the good old turn the phone and turn it back on trick.
     
  3. Pryomancer

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    I had that, I just removed the icon and put it back on again.
     
  4. sajon44

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    does it do it after a reboot?
     
  5. nx1977

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    Does it show 0 in the green circle? You can turn it off so it only shows the counter if there are new messages. It's under settings
     
  6. eske

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    it does it after a reboot

    it does not matter if i delete the icon and put it back again

    and it does not show zero just 1 but again when i go into the messages none are highlighted to signify a new one .... and viewing each still doesn't clear the green one circle ....
    very strange
     
  7. colrey

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    could you have a message left on your sim card?
     
  8. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    good idea but just checked - no message on the sim card
     
  9. punky

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    I have this problem too.

    1. Reboot doesn't fix.
    2. Deleting icon doesn't fix
    3. No notifications at the top.
    4. No SMSes on the SIM card.
    5. Icon shows 1.


    Bit perplexed by it all :(
     
  10. punky

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    Mine is now sorted. A message suddenly appeared in ny.messages list (from anonymous, no message body, dated yesterday) that was declared unread. Read it and the notification icon went away. Weird.
     
  11. eske

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    OK the problem here is that this green indicator does not show immediately when the text arrives - annoying

    so i read the text

    then the indicator appears

    i read the text again to try to clear it - with no luck

    then after a few (random) minutes it goes away - very annoying
     
  12. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    This is still annoying me - anyone else having the issue found a way to resolve it?
     
  13. EnochRoot

    EnochRoot Active Member
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    I was having the same problem but it was caused by SMS Popup - not sure if you are using that. If I had notification enabled by SMS Popup, even if I turned off the system notifications for the normal messaging app, then the message icon on the homescreen would still show the green circle even after reading the message in the message app.

    What I did was change the settings in SMS Popup - untick the "Mark as read on close" option. Which sounds counter-intuitive!

    Now I get the usual SMS Popup,, which I read on screen and then hit close for the popup to go away. Then on my homescreen the messages app will have a green circle, BUT when you hit this and go into your messages, and exit again, it disappears.

    As I say, this obviously only applies if you have SMS Popup installed.
     
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  14. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    @EnochRoot you're gentleman - thank you sir

    I "am" using smspopup and that makes perfects sense

    cheers eske


    PS I'm a huge fan of Neal Stephenson
     
  15. EnochRoot

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    No Worries, it was driving me bonkers! Its a shame the "close" button on SMS Popup doesn't also dismiss the green circle at the same time, but at least we can now get rid of it eventually.

    PS Neal who, sorry? :)
     
  16. eske

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    damn I though I had this sorted with the smspopup setting changed to "message will not be marked read when clicking close" but thta damn green message icon is back .....

    anyone else using smspopup having problems with sms message no. indicators not clearing after reading a message?
     
  17. EnochRoot

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    You have turned off the default Android system notifications for SMS?
     
  18. eske

    eske Well-Known Member
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    Yep

    under "Recieved Notification - show notification in status bar when messages are recieved" is unticked

    strange one
     
  19. EnochRoot

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    if you completely uninstall SMS Popup and reboot do you still get the same problem?
     
  20. eske

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    you're right I need to do a bit of testing to determine if it's smspopup -
     
  21. nx1977

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    Handcent has a pop up feature.

    Personally it's too much of a privacy issue. As in say the Mrs sends me a text slagging the boss off, and it's on my desk and he sees it?
     
  22. frogger

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    i had this prob , i think it was a auto reminder to send a birthday greeting on facebook to the contact. because i had there dob in there info on the phone

    i just went to the contact who messaged me through people opened the contact and it was saying do you want to send a birthday greeting using facebook i just closed it and the green circle went away .

    im not sure if its exactly the same prob but worth a try. it was bugging the hell out of me as well
     
  23. stacey_dee

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    I turned off the notifications and wheni turned them back on the green bubble no longer shows up displaying how many messages i have unread. Does anyone know how to turn that notification bubble back on again? i still get the text message icon appearing in the task bar and notifications list.

    (sorry i know its not the answer to your thread but i'm new to this n i dont know how to start my own!)

    thanks :)
     
  24. agoo

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