I am trying the Verizon Messages app instead of the stock texting app that came with the Maxx because I dislike the plain white background and the app doesn't allow you to change background colors. I'm noticing that I only receive status bar notifications and no notification overtop of the text icon. Like with the stock app, it would have a 4 if I had 4 text messages, But with the Verizon Messages, there's no number. Is there any way to change that so I have a number?
There is in settings. I no longer use the app myself, but there is a notification setting, perhaps it was in Advanced Settings. I know my VM+ icon on my homescreen would have a red solid circle and a white number in it.
I'm only seeing status bar notifications. I took 2 screen shots to give an example. You can see there's still the number on my stock text app, but not for VM+ even though VM is set as default app.
That is quite odd, odder still is that you have service at all over there in that area of the county. I installed the app again, just to see. I did not have to modify any settings to get the notification number to show on any icon. Just installed, sent myself a message, popped up in the notification area and "1" popped up over the shortcut icon on my homescreen and in the app drawer. I do know that I have had to set Phone Admin and Notification access options in settings-security to allow some apps more control over the phone. I use an LG G2 however.
Tried the Google Messenger as well, and that does the same thing too. Status bar notifications only. I don't know what the problem is or who to contact for help on this.
Yes, a number appears over the stock messenger. Another Verizon rep. told me that VM+ just doesn't show a number on Motorola phones. Which is really becoming a hassle.