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  1. randallflores00

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    So I've had this phone for almost a week now and while I love it, there are definitely some things I miss about the iPhone. I've posted previously about my other questions and have had them all answered, so thank you to y'all for being patient with me. There's one final (I say that now lol) question I have for you more advanced Android/Galaxy users here.

    What is your favorite custom notifications app available? I've seen tons and know that each person has their preferences, but I'm really looking for an app that does a few specific things.

    1. I want the phone to "wake up" and show my notifications on the lock screen...I've searched and messed with all the default settings with TouchWiz and have yet to find that option. The only ones I can find are the little blinking light that changes colors with notifications and making the camera's flash illuminate, neither are what I want.

    2. Is there an app that makes the notification bar at the top larger? For example, I receive notifications for BREAKING NEWS tweets on twitter. Whenever I'm using the phone and a notification comes through, it has to scroll for 3 or 4 pages to get through the entire message on that tiny one-bar notification panel.

    3. I want certain apps to elaborate on their notification in the lock screen...if I receive a message on one of many messaging apps I use, only the symbol appears on the notification bar, there's nothing more than that. No message preview, no "New Message From..." nothing at all. Is it possible for an app to do this, or is this an issue with each individual app's notification settings?

    As before, thank yall for your time :)
     

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    in the messaging app, you can go to settings, notifications, and click the check bod to preview message, on lock screen, and status bar. also, you can have it pop up display the messages.

    there are other apps that have the same kind of features.
     
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    I have all of these options selected, yet my phone still never turns on to show me notifications.
     
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    It makes the sound, vibrates, and the little blue light flashes in the top right corner, but the screen doesn't wake up to display notifications
     
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    1. I want the phone to "wake up" and show my notifications on the lock screen...I've searched and messed with all the default settings with TouchWiz and have yet to find that option. The only ones I can find are the little blinking light that changes colors with notifications and making the camera's flash illuminate, neither are what I want.


    TMK, nope

    2. Is there an app that makes the notification bar at the top larger? For example, I receive notifications for BREAKING NEWS tweets on twitter. Whenever I'm using the phone and a notification comes through, it has to scroll for 3 or 4 pages to get through the entire message on that tiny one-bar notification panel.

    TMK, nope


    3. I want certain apps to elaborate on their notification in the lock screen...if I receive a message on one of many messaging apps I use, only the symbol appears on the notification bar, there's nothing more than that. No message preview, no "New Message From..." nothing at all. Is it possible for an app to do this, or is this an issue with each individual app's notification settings?

    TMK, nope


    but there is always hope that someone out there knows a work around.

     
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    Handcent and Chomp have a setting to wake the screen w/ the pop up notification.
     
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    There are tons of options available. It's going to boil down to what you want exactly on your phone.

    Personally, I use two apps for handling notifications:

    1. LightFlow - This app handles notifications from all types of apps. It allows for changing the LED color and blink rate for everything. It also allows you to set up custom vibrate/ring patterns for each app, as well as repeating notifications.

    2. DynamicNotifications - This app basically mimics the notification handling of the MotoX and similar devices. It will light up the screen for set amounts of time and allow you to read/dismiss notifications. It also utilizes the AMOLED screen on the S5 by only displaying simple icons with a black background in order to minimize battery usage.
     
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    Highly recommend evolve SMS

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.evolve_sms

    In app purchases but totally worth it. It's my favorite SMS agent that does what you want as well
     
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    Noled it's the best app that you looking for, u can set it to have blink spot, default icon or custome one for every notification of any application on your lock screen with different colours and many another setting. I used for 3 or 4 years and it's first app that I install with any new phone i have... So good luck
     
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    Try Nils notifications, not sure if it works right with s5.
     
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    GO SMS with GO Notifications
     

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