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  1. Hide the App Launcher through Settings

    This feature would allow you to configure the App Launcher to be completely removed from the bottom of the screen through a setting.

    733 votes
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      205 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi Next Lock Screen users,

      We have added the ability to hide the app launcher through the Settings page, in Next Lock Screen v3.1.0.

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.next

      To do this, go to Next settings and under “App launchpad” → “Display Mode,” select “Hide row of apps by default.” This will allow you to use the lock screen in a minimized view where only 1 app + the camera app is showing.

      Please give us a try and give us feedback if you enjoy the app! We thank you for your support.

      Best,
      James H.
      Next feature team

    • Provide Quick Toggle of Mobile Data via the App Launcher

      This feature would allow you to turn mobile data on or off with a single tap. This feature would be similar to the wifi and bluetooth control that exists on the App Launcher today.

      71 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        completed  ·  Jay WaltmunsonJay Waltmunson responded

        With the latest Next release, version 1.5 users running Android OS versions below 5.0 will now have a data toggle tool available on the app launcher.

        Note, we wish it were possible on Android 5.0 to provide the data toggle (“lollipop”), unfortunately that capability was removed from app access.

      • Remove Settings and Feedback Buttons from Locked Screen

        When Next locked, the settings, feedback and edit apps buttons should not be on the screen.

        271 votes
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          25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Use Proximity Sensor to Wake Screen

          Case use:
          - When user has device in bag screen is always off;
          - User removes device from bag, proximity sensor triggers and screen turns on;
          - User quickly sees pending items on Next Lock Screen;
          - Device returns into bag, proximity sensor triggers and screen turns off

          Proximity sensor events in typical Android device HW, are interrupt driven (not polled) so battery usage is almost none.

          51 votes
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            13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add An Option to Make PIN and Pattern Invisible

            Make a security option which allow you to have an invisible option for pattern or PIN

            219 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi there,

              We’ve heard your requests to increase the security on Next, by adding the ability to hide the PIN and pattern when they’re being entered, and the request has been granted!

              With the release of Next version 2.1 we have added an option to make the PIN or pattern lock on Next invisible. This option is configurable in the screen lock settings on Next.

              This item is now being marked as complete, so all of you who voted get your votes back. Please continue voting on other issues and ideas and sharing your ideas to keep helping us with the development of Next.

              Thanks again! – Andy (Community Manager for Next)

            • Bring Back Ability to Manually Set Apps in Launchpad

              Several users have expressed they they would like the ability to manually set the app shortcuts in Next's launchpad, and that the automatic app detection should be optional only.

              Please vote here to support a manual option for the apps in Next's launchpad.

              530 votes
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                84 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Portuguese Language Support

                This feature would localize Next into Portuguese. Please "vote" to support and follow this language support and to receive notifications when there's an update.

                84 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Language Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show Email Notifications and Content Preview

                  This feature would allow you to see the list of recent emails received on the device, as well as having a preview of their content. The list of email accounts would be configurable from the app's Settings.

                  1,128 votes
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                    77 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi Everyone!

                    Thanks for the overwhelming support on this idea. As you are no doubt aware by now, email notifications were added into Next in the update to Next version 2.3

                    Since this feature is now integrated with Next, we are marking the idea as ‘Complete’. Any votes that you cast for this idea will be returned to you and can be used to support other feature ideas.

                    Thanks again for the support!

                    -Andy (Community Manager for Next

                  • Add SmartLock Feature to Next

                    This feature would allow you to not have to enter a PIN or pattern lock when connected to a user specified WiFi network, selected Bluetooth devices (such as a car or home stereo) or when in a specific, GPS defined, area.

                    460 votes
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                      81 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show Notifications from Instagram

                      This feature would allow you to see notifications from Instagram.

                      21 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi there,

                        With the recent release of Next version 2.3 you should now be seeing your Instagram notifications on Next.

                        And since we’ve marked this item as ‘complete’, you get your votes back! So you can vote on other ideas and issues to continue helping us shape the development of Next.

                        -Andy (Community Manager for Next)

                      • Música.

                        Debería de aparecer en la pantalla de bloqueo el reproductor de música, poner pausa, next, back, esas cosas. Porque si estoy escuchando una canción en la versión actual y quiero pausarla no puedo, tengo que desbloquearlo y recién puedo pausar.

                        9 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          completed  ·  Jay WaltmunsonJay Waltmunson responded

                          Hola, esta capabilidad ya existe con Next, pero tambien depende de la applicacion de musica que usas. Si tienes problemas en mostrar el reproductor, por favor, mandenos un email a tickets@nextlockscreen.uservoice.com – Sinceramente Jay (Program Manager con Next)

                        • Add Pattern Lock Security

                          This feature would allow you to set a pattern as security mechanism in order to unlock your phone. The pattern would be configurable from the app's Settings.

                          215 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            completed  ·  Jay WaltmunsonJay Waltmunson responded

                            We are super excited that Next 2.0 has just released and now includes PIN and Pattern Lock security. If your version of Next isn’t already showing v2.0 – you can download it from the Play store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.next&hl=en

                            Thanks again to all you Next users that helped us choose this app feature direction.

                            BTW, now that this feature is completed – you get your ‘votes’ back – let us know what other features will make you more productive using Next – vote for more features here:

                            http://nextlockscreen.uservoice.com/forums/271501-ideas

                          • Add Fingerprint Lock Security

                            On devices with a built in fingerprint scanner, this feature would allow you to use your fingerprint as security mechanism in order to unlock your phone. The fingerprint would be configured through the app's Settings.

                            910 votes
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                              96 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi Folks,

                              We’ve released fingerprint unlocking support in Next Lock Screen v2.6.0!

                              https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.next

                              Simply set up fingerprint security through your Android device’s security settings. Now, when you see Next Lock Screen, you can scan your fingerprint to unlock.

                              This feature is supported on all popular devices with hardware fingerprint unlock support, including Samsung and Nexus devices.

                              -James H.
                              Next feature team

                            • Show Notifications from Instant Messaging Apps (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and Hangouts)

                              This feature would allow you to see notifications from instant messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Hangouts. When voting on this idea please leave a comment with your preferred instant messaging app.

                              39 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                completed  ·  Jay WaltmunsonJay Waltmunson responded

                                Great news! With the latest release of version 1.4 the Next Lock Screen app, notifications from Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and WeChat are now displayed.

                                However, there’s a known limitation on Android such that notifications can only be displayed on Android operating system versions 4.3 and higher.

                                If you had voted for this feature in order to see notifications from other messaging apps, please vote on those associated ideas. Here are two:

                                Show Hangout Instant Messaging:
                                http://nextlockscreen.uservoice.com/forums/271501-ideas/suggestions/6907603-show-notifications-from-hangouts-instant-messaging

                                Show Skype Instant Messaging:
                                http://nextlockscreen.uservoice.com/forums/271501-ideas/suggestions/6907615-show-notifications-from-skype-instant-messaging

                                Thanks again for helping to drive improvements to the Next Lock Screen app.

                              • Chinese (ZH) Language Support

                                This feature would localize Next into Chinese (ZH). Please "vote" to support and follow this language support and to receive notifications when there's an update.

                                9 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Language Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  completed  ·  Jay WaltmunsonJay Waltmunson responded

                                  您好,我们在Next Lock Screen 2.0版本中新增了对简体中文的支持。要使用该项功能,请在手机设置中将显示语言切换成简体中文。

                                  非常感谢您对Next Lock Screen产品开发的支持!
                                  Jay以及Next Lock Screen开发团队

                                • French Language Support

                                  This feature would localize Next into French. Please "vote" to support and follow this language support and to receive notifications when there's an update.

                                  79 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  Language Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show Battery Indicator and Charge Status

                                    [Updated 04.23.2014] Thanks to all the user support for this feature - it has been completed! The battery level indicator and percent charging status can be shown on the lock screen. There is option in 'Settings' to configure the 'Status Bar' mode.

                                    437 votes
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                                      11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi there!

                                      With the release of Next version 2.1 we’ve added an option to show the original system status bar, which will allow you to see the battery indicator, along with a percentage of the remaining charge and charging status. The status bar is configurable through the settings in Next.

                                      And since we’ve marked this item as ‘complete’, you get your votes back! So you can vote on other ideas and issues to continue helping us shape the development of Next.

                                      -Andy (Community Manager for Next)

                                    • Collapse the App Launcher at the Bottom

                                      This feature would allow you to collapse the App Launcher at the bottom of the screen. Importantly, this feature would not completely hide the App Launcher and you would be able to bring it back into view by a gesture at any point.

                                      202 votes
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                                        27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show Notifications From Viber

                                        This feature would allow you to see notifications from Viber

                                        72 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi there,

                                          With the recent release of Next version 2.3 you should be seeing Viber notifications on Next.

                                          And since we’ve marked this item as ‘complete’, you get your votes back! So you can vote on other ideas to continue helping us shape the development of Next.

                                          -Andy (Community Manager for Next)

                                        • Russian Language Support

                                          This feature would localize Next into Russian. Please "vote" to support and follow this language support and to receive notifications when there's an update.

                                          29 votes
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