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Turning off Faves Notifications

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pzsamscore, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. pzsamscore

    pzsamscore Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    Just got my MTSlide on Wednesday, and I love it already! Had a G1 since October of 08, so it was definitely time for a new Android device.

    The Faves app is similar to the MyFaves app of yesteryear where your most contacted people are listed in separately in a unique way. However, Faves now notifies you of any activity with one of your faves in the notification bar.

    My question is: does anyone know how/figured out how to disable Faves notifications but still add contacts to the Faves system? I'd like to use this feature, but the notifications are pretty annoying to me. I tried looking everywhere in the various options/settings/menus but I cannot find a setting for this.

    In the meantime, I'll just have everyone as normal contacts. I liked the old MyFaves app on the G1 because when I went to it it would show my activity with each person, as the new Faves app does, but it does not notify me every time I text with, for example, my wife.

    I know this is a pretty small issue and this phone is so new; hopefully with the Froyo update this little problem will get fixed. If anyone has any tips for me, thanks in advance!

  2. plainbrad

    plainbrad Member

    I'm sorry I am not going to be much help. I thought it was annoying also and just removed all my contacts from favs.
  3. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert


    until they come up with an answer for this I just won't use faves
  4. sirjoe43

    sirjoe43 Lurker

    actually there is a way...
    - install the my faves widget(style 2) the big screen widget
    - clik on one of your faves
    - then click on the option's hard key
    - settings--> check 'Disable Notifications'
  5. Cramill

    Cramill Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing this... Do you have a different version? (I have Faves version 2 and Faves/Family Widget version 1)

    I choose a fave and it has 4 icons under their picture: Call, Text, Email, Picture. When I press the menu key on the phone, the options are: Add new Fave, Refresh Faves, and Contacts.

    No settings, no disable notifications...
  6. Tangent

    Tangent Android Enthusiast

    It doesn't work for me either...
  7. trav2001

    trav2001 Android Enthusiast

    This is what I found on the T-Mobile forums...

    "There is a way to turn it off.... Go to settings, applications, running services and find the faves notification and click on it and click stop. Make sure you stop both of them. Just so everyone knows when you soft reboot the phone (meaning you take out the battery) you have to do this again."

    I've not tried it so I have not idea if it works or not.
  8. Cramill

    Cramill Well-Known Member

    Ah, that might work. I'll give it a try.
  9. ami2510

    ami2510 Newbie

    I can confirm that this method works on the MyTouch 4G as well.
    This was so annoying, thank you guys.
  10. Tangent

    Tangent Android Enthusiast

    Nice! I guess I'll just have to remember to do this any time I restart the phone...
  11. ami2510

    ami2510 Newbie

    On my mytouch it I only have to disable it when the battery is dead or the battery is out.

    I also found the a way to disable the favs app, with the task killer. It can automatically look for tasks every 30 mins and kill them (you can set which ones)

    So thats basically the work around.

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