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  1. Remove focus/other feature on notification

    Notifications are classified into Focus and Other. It's very noising. It's better to remove it. Or add a option to hide it.

    181 votes
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      31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 →
      • Reduce battery consumption a lot

        the battery consumption is way to high for "just" a locker ... there is an significant difference towards the original locker of samsung. this should be improved quite fast, as it is impacting the user's experience quite a lot. however, a great locker ...

        49 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Smartlock Feature Separate from App Detection

          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.

          Currently, Next does have a smartlock feature tied to the location based app detection. If implemented, this feature would allow users to use smartlock features separate from the app detection.

          165 votes
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            26 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Join our Alpha User Group for the newest experimental features!

            Hi Next users,

            We are opening up limited registration to the NEXT LOCK SCREEN ALPHA PROGRAM for you guys. The Next Lock Screen Alpha will focus on feature testing for experimental lock screen features. It's an opportunity for us to get your feedback on features not seen in the production Google Play release, or even with the Beta build.

            You are all invited to join. To join, please fill out the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WYv4rZQCHc8jU9LQPHKsCOomeLpPP3jIDae9O66tkSg/viewform?usp=send_form

            After signing up, I will contact you with next steps.

            The program is currently open to devices set to the United States locale. (To see the…

            204 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Customize Which Notifications Appear in "Other"

              Add an option in the settings menu to customize 'Other' notifications

              135 votes
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                16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Drag to Expand Notifications

                Make it when you drag a incoming message with a finger you can read the whole content without opening it.

                831 votes
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                  33 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Order App Notifications by Priority

                  It is awesome that you can select which apps to display notifications from but it would be even better if you could prioritize the order of the app notifications.

                  So, for example, you could have email notifications appearing on top of (i.e. before) upcoming calendar events.

                  60 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Dear users,

                    We have support prioritize notifications in recent 3.9 update. You can long press a notification and set focus/others priority. You can also go to setting → app notification → manager focus/other notifications to change the settings. Focus notifications will show on top of other notifications. Screen is only turned on when focus notifications arrive if you turn on “light up scree on notifications”.

                    Thanks
                    Qiang, Next Engineering Team

                  • 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 →
                    • Prevent Notifications From Waking Screen

                      Display lock screen wakes up too often and uses up battery. Should be a way to keep the screen from waking up

                      39 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Join our Beta User Group! (See the description for current participation link)

                        Note, while this round of Beta participation has completed (such that folks who voted who were signed in to this UserVoice forum with a valid idea have been invited to participate)... there's still an opportunity to participate in the Beta program... vote on the following active idea related to the Beta program:

                        http://nextlockscreen.uservoice.com/forums/271501-ideas/suggestions/8703196-join-the-next-lock-screen-beta-group

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                          694 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Unlock Option If PIN or Pattern is Forgotten

                          This feature would provide users a way to unlock they forgot their pin or pattern. Possibly a hard key unlock combination, rather than looking at your email to see the next passcode

                          73 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Brazilian Portuguese Language Support

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

                            50 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Language Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Drag to expand Multiple Emails

                              If you have multiple Emails, you can swipe down to see them seperately so you know who sent each email, so instead of only saying "2 new emails" you can swipe down to see both of them.

                              9 votes
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                              • 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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                                • Ungroup App Notifications

                                  Give the option to ungroup notifications of an app such as WhatsApp. It shouldn't show "x messages from x persons", but rather every message/contact as own notification. The same way it's done on iOS.

                                  1,284 votes
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                                    58 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Disable Haptic Feedback

                                    This features would allow users to disable the feature which causes vibrations when the user is entering their PIN or pattern to unlock Next.

                                    222 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi there,

                                      You’ve all been asking and voting for the ability to disable the haptic feedback on Next, and you’ve been heard!

                                      With the release of Next version 2.1 we have added an option to disable the vibrations when entering the PIN or pattern lock on Next This option allows you to enable/disable the haptic feedback in the screen lock settings on Next.

                                      And since this item is now being marked as complete, if you voted, you get your votes back! Please continue voting on other issues and ideas and keep helping us with the development of Next.

                                      Thanks again! – Andy (Community Manager for Next)

                                    • 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.

                                      911 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

                                      • 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)

                                        • Automatic Daily Wallpaper Change From Bing Home Page

                                          Bing HP has a lot of very good picture resources, I'd like to see Next have the beautiful wall paper from Bing HP and automatically change as a daily basis;

                                          357 votes
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                                            19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi everyone,

                                            If you’ve updated to Next version 2.4, you no doubt already know that we’ve introduced Bing’s ‘Picture of the Day’ as a wallpaper option in Next. We were really looking forward to introducing this feature to Next, and we hope you like it as much as we do!

                                            Since we’re marking this item as ‘Completed’. any votes you used on this will now be returned to you, so please keep voting on other ideas or issues.

                                            Thanks for voting on this idea, your support made it happen. Feedback from our users is critical to driving improvements in Next, and we love all of it.

                                            Thanks again,

                                            -Andy (Community Manager for Next)

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