Originally Posted by iRadio
Is there a way to get notification previews on the lock screen on the Z2? (Pop up box in center screen a la ios)
Have had a quick search on here and couldn't find any info, also been through a load of settings etc but havent stumbled across it.
I assumed it would be an option, without having to download another app.
Any help appreciated!
This is a response on another forum I did but it suits this situation so it's just a copy and past. Wasn't sure if you meant a response to sms or just notifications but both are covered.
You have 2 options really. I just am using them both as had enough of the standard text app telling me I had a message after I read it in the notification bar (there is a easier way but I liked all programs so kept using them). There are other apps but I use Chomp SMS to replace the standard messaging app. This will give you the option of reply bubble without going into the messaging app like Iphone.
Other options are Textra, GoSMS, Handcent...
But I have taken it on set further and use Nils which without the quick reply of Chomp SMS to give me the listed messages on the lockscreen as a widget. You can then just go straight to the message app from the lockscreen to answer if you hold and swipe.
This will become redundant once we get 4.4.4 where it become standard in android.
If you just looking after preview you could go one or the other without getting both. I liked ChompSMS so matched it with nils. Also can use Icon Changer if you dont like the Icon for Chomp SMS which I will probably do.
All programs are free and available from the Play store. And you keep the original lock screen as I like the unlock method as well.