Thursday, October 27, 2011

Notification: Getting Directly to the App/Task From Lock Screen

You've noticed by now that you can see your notifications directly from your lock screen if you're running iOS 5.  Pretty neat, I know.  But once you've unlock it, the notification goes away.  Then you've got two ways of looking for notifications.  Hunt for them on your iOS device or use the Notification Center.

Apparently, there is a way to get to your most important notification directly after unlocking your screen.  I happened to have discovered it by accident a couple of days ago and only now have the time to share it.  And if you already know what I'm talking about, cool.

So, when you want to unlock your iOS device, you have to slide the locking mechanism.  Well, you can do the same with your notification.

If you have more than one notification from different apps, you simply choose the notification that you want to get to first, and your iOS device will take you to that app.  As you can see, my "slide to unlock" remains in its free-state position while I was in the midst of slide the icon for my Hanging game, which had sent me a notification earlier.

Now, if you've got a lock code, you type in your lock code and then it'll take you to your app.

It's rather neat.  Another example of Apple showing us a feature that we didn't know we wanted/needed until they made it available to us.

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