There is no reason technically. They are just trying to entrap us into using their app. Which I don't think is even legal. Should file a bbb complaint and look to class action this. I'm super annoyed by it and there is no fix for it.
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@userc1dkn4lPMj wrote: I've been a loyal Galaxy phone owner since the S3, I've always loved these phones. When I bought my S9+, I got the LED cover for it and thought it was fantastic. So when I bought my Galaxy S20+ a few weeks ago, I again sought out the LED cover for my new phone, assuming it would be at least as good as the previous generation cover if not better. At the moment, I'm feeling gypped by it. I use Android Messages as my text/SMS app and have for years. The LED cover for my S9+ sends me SMS message notifications for that app - no problem. Why would you change that feature in the new version of the cover? I really don't make or recieve phone calls, so texting is the principal way I keep in touch with my family and friends. And especially right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's the only way I'm interacting with anyone for the most part since health officials are encouraging people to self quarantine. SMS/text is the #1 notification I need for my phone. I can't fathom why Samsung would release an LED case that does not show SMS notifications (other than for its own app evidently). If it was a design oversight somehow that this functionality was removed from the new LED cases, please FIX THIS. If Samsung purposefully left the SMS notification functionality out of this version of the LED case for some other reason (Some sort of proprietary move? An attempt to force customers to use Samsung messages?) it is NOT appreciated, especially after I spent $1000 dollars on my new Galaxy phone plus a pricey $65 dollars for a presumably sophisticated phone cover. I agree with this: SAMSUNG, All SMS apps should work with LED cover and show the SMS notification. Please FIX. THIS. Im beyond annoyed at Samsung right now. First off the case was MASSIVELY delayed arriving.. So I had no phone for my trip I went on because Im not going to put a 1400 dollar phone out in the world without a case. Next, I too use messages. Mostly because it has a browser component where you can read\reply on browser the samsungs text app does not. As you said it just simply doesnt work with messages, same goes for samsung watch which is annoying (which i also own). There is no logical reason what so ever there is no messaging apps in the led cover. Every single app on the device should show up in the app list. It really makes it rather useless. I get led cover notices for emails, which I guess is nice. Calls which I rarely receive (who does in 2020?) I guess are nice, but that's about it. Without messaging notices of any kind the cover is useless. This is why people root, which I am honestly missing right about now, because there are always ways around these ridiculous manufacturer issues. As the others have said for a 70 dollar case I expect it to be top knotch, specially after spending 1400 on the device. What I do not expect is for ridiculous limitations to be imposed for no real reason other than you wanting to force users into your apps when we dont want to use them.
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