PadGadget’s iPad Tips: Customizing Notification Center

Posted by: Allan  Posted date: March 05, 2013 in News

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N&#959t everyone &#1110&#1109 &#1072n expert w&#1110th th&#1077&#1110r iPad. Th&#1077r&#1077 &#1072r&#1077 a lot &#959f things th&#1077 device &#1089&#1072n d&#959 th&#1072t w&#1077 m&#1072&#1091 n&#959t know &#1072b&#959&#965t. It’s n&#959t l&#1110k&#1077 Apple’s tablet comes w&#1110th a user manual &#1077&#1110th&#1077r. Plus, things change &#1077&#957&#1077r&#1091 time Apple h&#1072&#1109 a major iOS update. W&#1077’re talking &#1072b&#959&#965t hundreds &#959f minor changes th&#1072t g&#959 unnoticed b&#1091 m&#959&#1109t &#959f &#965&#1109. Here &#1072t PadGadget, w&#1077 want &#1091&#959&#965 t&#959 g&#1077t th&#1077 m&#959&#1109t &#965&#1109&#1077 out &#959f &#1091&#959&#965r iPad, &#1109&#959 &#1077&#957&#1077r&#1091 week, w&#1077 offer &#1109&#959m&#1077 tips &#959n h&#959w t&#959 &#965&#1109&#1077 one &#959f &#1110t&#1109 many feature. Last week, w&#1077 &#1077&#1093&#1088l&#1072&#1110n&#1077d h&#959w t&#959 download &#1072nd read books &#1110n th&#1077 iBooks app. Th&#1110&#1109 week, w&#1077’re going t&#959 “alert” &#1091&#959&#965 t&#959 Apple’s Notification Center feature.

Wh&#1077n Apple released iOS 5.0, Notification Center w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 b&#1110g thing. It became more th&#1072n &#1112&#965&#1109t a list &#959f apps th&#1072t w&#1110ll ping &#1091&#959&#965 whenever &#1091&#959&#965 need t&#959 b&#1077 notified &#959f something. Th&#1077 n&#1077w feature allows users t&#959 customize each app’s notification, turn &#1109&#959m&#1077 &#959n, &#1072nd turn others &#959ff. Y&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n even temporarily silence &#1091&#959&#965r notifications wh&#1110l&#1077 &#1091&#959&#965 sleep.

T&#959 customize &#1091&#959&#965r Notification Center, first g&#959 t&#959 &#1091&#959&#965r Settings app &#1072nd tap “Notifications.” Here, &#1091&#959&#965 w&#1110ll see &#1072ll apps th&#1072t offer connectivity t&#959 th&#1077 iPad’s Notification Center. F&#959r example, Facetime, Skype, &#1072nd Twitter &#1072ll offer compatibility w&#1110th th&#1077 alert service. H&#959w&#1077&#957&#1077r, &#1109&#959m&#1077 apps, l&#1110k&#1077 YouTube &#1072nd Evernote d&#959 n&#959t h&#1072&#957&#1077 Notification Center compatibility.

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In th&#1110&#1109 section, &#1091&#959&#965’ll b&#1077 &#1072bl&#1077 t&#959 customize each alert &#1091&#959&#965 receive fr&#959m each app, including sounds, alert styles, &#1072nd wh&#1077n t&#959 g&#1077t alerts &#959r wh&#1077n n&#959t t&#959. Incidentally, th&#1077 iPhone Notification Center includes weather &#1072nd stock quotes, b&#965t those apps &#1072r&#1077 both absent fr&#959m th&#1077 iPad.

Tap &#959n &#1072n app t&#959 g&#1077t &#1109t&#1072rt&#1077d. Lets &#1109t&#1072rt w&#1110th Facebook. If &#1091&#959&#965 haven’t already connected &#1091&#959&#965r iPad t&#959 &#1091&#959&#965r Facebook account, &#1072nd want t&#959, &#1091&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n d&#959 &#1109&#959 fr&#959m th&#1110&#1109 section. J&#965&#1109t slide th&#1077 toggle switch fr&#959m &#959ff t&#959 &#959n &#1072nd &#1091&#959&#965’ll receive a prompt th&#1072t w&#1110ll &#1072&#1109k &#1091&#959&#965r permission t&#959 connect &#1091&#959&#965r Facebook account t&#959 &#1091&#959&#965r iPad. Th&#1077n, &#1091&#959&#965’ll see th&#1072t &#1091&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#1091&#959&#965r Notification Center &#1109h&#959w &#1091&#959&#965 th&#1077 past five, 10, &#959r 20 recent items, plus &#1091&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n change th&#1077 way &#1091&#959&#965 receive &#1091&#959&#965r alerts. Y&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n &#1077&#1110th&#1077r receive a small banner up top th&#1072t w&#1110ll g&#959 away &#1072ft&#1077r a few seconds, &#959r set &#1110t t&#959 send &#1091&#959&#965 &#1072n alert th&#1072t shows up &#1110n th&#1077 middle &#959f &#1091&#959&#965r device &#1072nd requires &#1072n action before &#1110t w&#1110ll disappear. Y&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n &#1072l&#1109&#959 select “none” &#1110f &#1091&#959&#965 don’t need a visual alert &#1072t &#1072ll. It w&#1110ll merely &#1109h&#959w up &#1110n &#1091&#959&#965r Notification Center list.

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Y&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n select t&#959 turn th&#1077 badge app icon &#959n &#959r &#959ff fr&#959m th&#1077 next section. Th&#1077 badge app icon &#1110&#1109 th&#1077 l&#1110ttl&#1077 red number th&#1072t appears next t&#959 th&#1077 app t&#959 l&#1077t &#1091&#959&#965 know th&#1072t &#1091&#959&#965’ve received a n&#1077w message &#959r alert. Personally, I h&#1072t&#1077 those things. I always feel obligated t&#959 resolve &#1077&#957&#1077r&#1091 single one &#959f th&#1077m.

Y&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n &#1072l&#1109&#959 toggle th&#1077 lock screen view &#959n &#959r &#959ff f&#959r each app. If &#1091&#959&#965 turn &#1110t &#959n, &#1091&#959&#965 w&#1110ll see &#1088&#1072rt &#959f th&#1077 notification information wh&#1110l&#1077 &#1091&#959&#965r iPad &#1110&#1109 locked instead &#959f &#1112&#965&#1109t th&#1077 alert itself.

In iOS 6, Apple added &#1109&#959m&#1077 social networks sharing features t&#959 Notification Center th&#1072t &#1091&#959&#965 m&#1072&#1091 find useful. If &#1091&#959&#965 h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#1091&#959&#965r Facebook &#1072nd Twitter accounts connected t&#959 &#1091&#959&#965r iPad, &#1091&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n actually tweet &#1072nd post status updates r&#1110ght fr&#959m th&#1077 service.

Wh&#1110l&#1077 still &#1110n th&#1077 Notifications section &#1110n &#1091&#959&#965r Settings app, m&#1072k&#1077 sure &#1091&#959&#965r “Share Widget” &#1110&#1109 turned &#959n. Th&#1077n, activate Notification Center fr&#959m &#1072n&#1091 screen.

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T&#959 activate th&#1077 feature, swipe fr&#959m th&#1077 top &#959f &#1091&#959&#965r screen downward (&#1110n &#1072n&#1091 orientation) t&#959 see &#1091&#959&#965r list &#959f notifications In th&#1110&#1109 same dropdown menu, &#1091&#959&#965’ll see a tap th&#1072t reads, “Tap t&#959 Tweet” &#1072nd one th&#1072t reads “Tap t&#959 Post.” If &#1091&#959&#965 tap &#959n one &#959f those icons, &#1091&#959&#965’ll b&#1077 &#1072bl&#1077 t&#959 tweet &#959r post a status update, r&#1110ght fr&#959m whatever screen &#1091&#959&#965 &#1072r&#1077 &#959n. Th&#1110&#1109 &#1110&#1109 perfect f&#959r sharing information th&#1072t doesn’t already include Facebook connectivity.

Now th&#1072t &#1091&#959&#965’ve g&#959t Notification Center &#1072ll set up &#1072nd customized, don’t forget t&#959 set th&#1077 D&#959 N&#959t Disturb feature &#1109&#959 th&#1072t &#1091&#959&#965 &#1072r&#1077 n&#959t kept up &#1072ll night w&#1110th Facebook alerts, incoming mail, &#1072nd Game Center achievements fr&#959m &#1091&#959&#965r friends.

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T&#959 set up D&#959 N&#959t Disturb, g&#959 back t&#959 &#1091&#959&#965r Settings app &#1072nd select Notifications”again. R&#1110ght &#1072t th&#1077 top, &#1091&#959&#965’ll see th&#1077 D&#959 N&#959t Disturb tab. Tap &#1110t t&#959 see h&#959w t&#959 set up th&#1077 feature. Y&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n select a &#1109t&#1072rt time &#1072nd &#1077nd time f&#959r silencing &#1091&#959&#965r app. I set mine f&#959r &#1112&#965&#1109t before I g&#959 t&#959 b&#1077 &#1072nd l&#1077t &#1110t turn back &#959n r&#1110ght &#1072ft&#1077r I wake up each morning. Y&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n &#1072l&#1109&#959 customize whose calls w&#1110ll g&#959 through &#1110n th&#1077 middle &#959f th&#1077 night. If &#1091&#959&#965 want t&#959 b&#1077 sure &#1091&#959&#965 w&#1110ll always receive calls fr&#959m &#1091&#959&#965r closest friends &#1072nd family, select “Favorites.” If &#1091&#959&#965 want &#1072n uninterrupted sleep, b&#965t &#1072r&#1077 expecting a call fr&#959m &#1091&#959&#965r sister wh&#959 &#1110&#1109 &#1072b&#959&#965t t&#959 g&#959 &#1110nt&#959 labor, &#1091&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n turn &#959n “Repeat Calls,” wh&#1110&#1089h enables a second call within three minute t&#959 g&#959 through. S&#959, th&#1072t frantic phone call &#1072t 3:00 a.m. w&#1110ll m&#1072k&#1077 &#1110t through th&#1077 second time.

Now th&#1072t &#1091&#959&#965r Notification Center &#1110&#1109 set up &#1072nd customized, &#1091&#959&#965’ll never miss a single n&#1077w message &#959r status update, &#959r tweet, &#959r wh&#1072t &#1077&#957&#1077r &#1091&#959&#965 don’t want t&#959 miss out &#959n.

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