Im trying to setup notifications for a colleague whos got an Android phone (sorry dont know the OS off the top of my head).

The notifications im trying to set up are for the Trello.com app (but i presume the process would be the same for all notifications)

At the moment if they get a message on the app a notification pops up on the Android home screen, but soon disappears. It does not add a little icon next to the main App icon to indicate that there has been a notification / message. The notification also doesn't sit on their lock screen.

Is there a way i can change this so that they will get a notification alert sitting over the app icon and the notification will sit on their lock screen.

  • Seems you are used to the way iOS handles notifications... I assume you want the corner unread count badge, which is a function of some (mostly 3rd-party) launchers, e.g. Nova Launcher + TeslaUnread. As for the lockscreen, it does sit there normally by default, so we won't know what's wrong until we know the phone's brand and model.
    – Andy Yan
    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:06
  • If it really is a notification (and not e.g. a toast), it will sit in the notification bar on top of the screen. You can swipe that open with your finger (tap-and-hold the bar, then drag it down), and there it should be.
    – Izzy
    Jul 5, 2017 at 12:13

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Sounds like toast message notification A toast provides simple feedback about an operation in a small popup.

Toasts automatically disappear after a timeout set by the app developers. So you can not control the behavior of toast messages.

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