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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tanesha77, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Tanesha77

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    I just purchased a samsung epic 4G. I want to keep my messages private. They pop up in the status bar as a notification revealing half of the message to whomever is close enough to read it. It does the same thing with my IMs from yahoo & google and messages from facebook. It does this even when my phone is locked. I did turn of the notification for SMS, but realized that I'm not being notified at all when a text comes through. Is there a way to stop my messages from popping up in the status bar, but still have it alert me when I have a new IM or text?
     

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    If you go into the messaging app hit menu/settings and turn off notifications on the task bar. Unfortunately, I think this also turns off the notification sound, etc.

    Perhaps Handcent or ChompSMS, two alternative messaging apps, have an option to turn it off?
     
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    Thanks. This is bad. Very disappointing. I know I can't be the only one with this concern.
     
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    use handcent sms from the market.

    theres a setting called privacy mode under notifications.

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    Thanks I'll give it a try. Do you know of something that will stop my yahoo messages from appearing in the status bar. I turned off notifications for google talk, but there is not option for yahoo messenger only sound notification. The message still appears.
     

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