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How Do I Get Notification Counters & Battery Meter Icon ?
pesselman
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My old Motorola Android phone had a notification counter attached to the corresponding app on the home screen to register all incoming unanswered new e-mails and for new unanswered text messages. Can this be accomplished with the new pixel phone?  This is a great feature.

Is there a way to have a  numerical battery meter located as a widget on the home screen

( the one for use as an option for the notification screen in the battery icon is way too small to read )

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SuzyQ
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For texts, if you are using the Verizon Messages+ app, you add the WIDGET to the homescreen, rather than the app icon.  The look the same, but the widget gives you an unread count.

I use K-9 mail, and it also needs the widget to get the unread count.  You can get it for each of the emails separately, or for the unified inbox - I have several of the "widgets", each assigned to a different email.  If you only have one email, it will give you the count for that mailbox.

I'm enjoying the Pixel - I hope you can get it configured to work for you.  If the features aren't "native", I'm sure there's an app that can do what you want!

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SuzyQ
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For texts, if you are using the Verizon Messages+ app, you add the WIDGET to the homescreen, rather than the app icon.  The look the same, but the widget gives you an unread count.

I use K-9 mail, and it also needs the widget to get the unread count.  You can get it for each of the emails separately, or for the unified inbox - I have several of the "widgets", each assigned to a different email.  If you only have one email, it will give you the count for that mailbox.

I'm enjoying the Pixel - I hope you can get it configured to work for you.  If the features aren't "native", I'm sure there's an app that can do what you want!

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pesselman
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SuzyQ      Thanks you for your answers

Installed Verizon Messages+ per your instructions and it works perfectly as I wanted it to.

I am having problems installing the K-9 mail.

1) I installed  the app as instructed

2) I am running into problems in the next phase...went to my widgets and K-9 Mail has 2 items to choose from     one called K-9 Accounts and one called K-9 Unread

I have 3 e-mail accounts and would like to have 3 different widgets on my home screen (each one tagged with a different account name that I assign to it).

I dragged the K-9 Unread to my home screen and tried to use the settings to set it up. I have the correct Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server information from my service provider. I tried both POP3 and IMAP settings and all the different combinations.

I must be doing something wrong.

PLEASE HELP    can you walk thru the necessary steps?

Thanks again for all your help

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SuzyQ
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Use the k-9 app (not the widget, the actual app) to set up your 3 email accounts (I currently have 7 -9 mails set up!)  Get all three working - I have proprietary domain email - who is your service provider?  Do they have an email app?  If the domain is custom, as mine is, I typed in the email address, the password, chose IMAP or POP (one would only work with the POP setting, although I tried with IMAP and I had settings for it... I may play with it some more).  The username only contained the initial part of the email address, I had to type in the @custom.com part.

Sometimes I got a warning the certificate didn't match; I accepted that since the custom domain used the hosting company's server, and that didn't match my domain name.  I knew the certificate that came up was a valid certificate.

Once the email is configured in the k-9 app, THEN go to the widgets and pull in the Unread one - it will ask which mailbox - tap it and name it (if you haven't) and it will show you only THAT mailbox.  Repeat by adding the widget again for each mailbox.  As I said, I 've now got 7, and I can see which one has mail to read and how much. 

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pesselman
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I am still having difficulty in setting up my e-mails. I have tried many different times. The problem I am running into is my phone can not sync with the way I am setting it up. Phone claims it is "Syncing Disabled"  "Unable to connect to server"  or it claims the   "Handshake failed".

Question: what setting (s) do I change for the server ( is it located in my settings from factory Google Pixel phone or is it the settings located in the K-9 app?

Side Note:   I successfully set up my 3 e-mail accounts using the g-mail M app that was installed from the factory on the phone having created 3 separate icons on my home screen so I know my incoming and outgoing server addresses are correct but these apps do not have the notifications counter feature that I would like.

any more suggestions?

Thanks again for all your help.

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SuzyQ
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The incoming and outgoing mail servers are set up within the K-9 app.  If you were able to successfully get them set up in the Gmail app, the use the same settings and parameters in K-9.  Once they are set up and "polling" on the schedule you set, you can remove that account from Gmail.

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pesselman
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Again thanks for you trying to help me but I knew in & out servers are set up in K-9 app. That is my exactly my problem I followed the same settings I used in the G-mail app for use with the K-9 app but still K-9 will not sync with my e-mail accounts. I have tried uninstalling the K-9 app and reinstalling several different times.

  Suzy,  any chance you calling me and walking me thru the set up?

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SuzyQ
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We can do this via DM - I've sent a request to follow you - accept it and then we can send Direct (Private) messages through the community, it's almost as quick as text messaging.

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