Fixing Android notifications on Vivo devices

These steps are for enabling Android notifications on Vivo devices. Depending on the version of your operating system, these may not be enough. You may also have to DISABLE battery optimization.

A. Set FrontPage to Auto Start on Vivo devices

If you don’t have the Auto start option on your device, try this:

  1. Go to Settings > Battery > High background power consumption
  2. Enable (toggle ON) the switch next to FrontPage

B. Enable notifications for FrontPage

  1. Go to Settings > Status Bar & Notifications > FrontPage
  2. Switch ON all the options including Allow notification, Priority, Show on lock screen, Top preview

Fixing Android notifications on LYF devices

These steps are for fixing Android notifications on LYF devices. Depending on the version of your operating system, the screens/menus may be slightly different:

A. Disable Battery Optimization for FrontPage

Fixing Android notifications on OnePlus devices

These steps are for fixing notifications on OnePlus devices. These settings may be different depending on the version of Oxygen OS on your device so please read through all the options mentioned below.

OnePlus (Android 7.0 and earlier)

For system versions earlier than Android 8.0 Oreo, ensure that FrontPage is set to auto-launch:

  1. From the app drawer, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Tap the gear icon in the top right.
  4. Select App Autolaunch.
  5. Toggle FrontPage to enable.

    App auto launch on Oxygen OS on One Plus devices

 

 

OnePlus (Android 8.0 and later)

Step 1: Check that app storage is set to clear normally

  1. From the app drawer, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Advanced.
  3. Select Recent apps management.
  4. Ensure that Normal clear is enabled.

Step 2: Exclude FrontPage from battery optimization

  1. From the app drawer, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Battery, then Battery Optimization.
  3. Tap Apps not optimized and select All apps.
  4. Find FrontPage and ensure it’s set to Don’t optimize.

OnePlus 3

Adjust your battery optimization to allow notifications from FrontPage when it’s running in the background:

  1. From the app drawer, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Battery.
  3. Select Battery Optimization.
  4. Tap the  Overflow menu in the top right of that screen.
  5. Select Advanced Optimization.
  6. Toggle FrontPage to OFF.

If you did not find the options above, try this:

  1. Go to System Settings > Battery > Menu > Aggressive Doze & App Hibernation
  2. In the list title “Optimized”, scroll down to FrontPage and Turn ON the buttons next to it.

Next check these steps:

  1. Go to System Settings > Battery > Menu > High Power Usage apps
  2. If FrontPage is shown here, disable it.

Also do this:

  1. Go to System Settings > Advanced > Recent App Management
  2. Select Normal Clear, not Deep Clear as shown in the picture below:
  3. Make sure normal clear is selected, not Deep clear.

     

 

 

 

 

Fixing Android notifications on Xiaomi devices

For Xiaomi phones, branded as “Redmi”.

Two things need to be done:

  • A. Battery Optimizations needs to be turned off
  • B. Auto start needs to be set (if applicable depending in your operating system version)

A. Turn OFF Battery Optimization for FrontPage

For XIAOMI – MIUI v7/v8, you may need the following steps:

4. Now locate FrontPage from the list of Installed App.

5. Select “No restrictions” and “Allow”

B. Enable Auto Start for FrontPage

For a different version of operating system on Redmi devices, the screens may look like the following:

For MIUI v7 or v8 please follow this flow:

4. Now locate FrontPage from the list of apps and TURN ON the button next to it.

5. If you have trouble getting SOUND with notifications try this:

Go to Settings > Notifications & Status Bar > App Notifications > Select FrontPage and Enable Sound.

 

Fixing Android notifications on OPPO devices

Settings vary across various Oppo devices and versions of the operating system.

A. Turn OFF Battery Optimization for FrontPage

If the above options are not there on your device, try these:

  1. Go to Settings > Battery and Storage > Battery Manager > Power consumption details > Optimize for excessive power consumption.
  2. Uncheck FrontPage

If you don’t have the above, try this:

  1. Go to Settings > System Notifications > System Notifications > System Notifications
  2. Scroll to FrontPage and Turn ON the button next to it.

If you don’t find the options above try this:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps > Advanced > Ignore battery optimizations
  2. Scroll to FrontPage and Turn ON

B. Add FrontPage to Startup Manager

  1. Go to SettingsSecurity CenterPrivacy PermissionsStartup manager
  2. Scroll down to Start-up apps disallowed
  3. Scroll down to FrontPage and switch on the button next to it.

If you don’t find a Startup Manager in settings, search for an app called Phone Manager on your device.

  1. Launch Phone Manager app > Privacy Permissions > Startup Manager > FrontPage
  2. Switch on the button next to FrontPage

C. Enable notification Priority if you don’t get the sound

If you don’t find the options above, try this:

  1. Go to Settings > Notification panel & status bar > Notification center
  2. Find FrontPage and then activate “Allow notifications” and also “Priority display“.

How to fix notifications on Android

Android phones tend to ignore notifications when the app is closed if certain system settings are not set correctly.

Please follow the steps outlined in this article to make sure you receive notifications from FrontPage:

Android version 6.0.1 (Battery Optimization)

  1. From the app drawer, tap Settings.
  2. Select Battery.
  3. Tap the 3 dots Overflow menu icon and choose Battery Optimization.
  4. Tap the downward caret and choose All apps.
  5. Tap FrontPage, then tap Don’t optimize.

Android version 9 (Pie, Adaptive Battery)

For devices running Android version 9, make sure the Adaptive Battery feature is not preventing FrontPage from sending you notifications:

  1. From the app drawer, tap Settings.
  2. Select Battery.
  3. Choose Adaptive Battery.
  4. Tap Restricted apps, and make sure FrontPage is not listed. If it is listed, turn OFF the button next to it.

Please click on your device brand below to see device-specific settings (Required)

If your device brand is not listed above, just do a Google search with your device brand name e.g. if you have a Sony device, google “sony android notifications not working”.

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If you continue to face issues even after going through the articles, please do get in touch with us via email at dev at crowdware dot in or tap “Feedback” or “Talk to us” in your FrontPage app.

Why does FrontPage ask for phone numbers?

We understand phone numbers are very personal and tied to our identities and giving them away on the internet makes us all a bit uncomfortable. But there are good reasons why we have chosen to use phone numbers instead of email addresses on FrontPage. Here is a short list:

  • Discouraging spammers and trolls: Many FrontPage channels tend to have commentary enabled within posts or in a forum where channel members can engage and voice their opinions. But any such forum attracts the attention of professional spammers or certain members who’d rather troll than engage meaningfully. Using phone numbers helps to control/blacklist/ban such actors much better.
  • Discouraging habitual free (trial) loaders: FrontPage channels are run by small creators who make a living by providing value to their subscribers in exchange for subscription purchases. However, certain folks tend to misuse free email addresses by taking trials one after another from different accounts. This directly hurts the creator’s livelihood. Phone numbers are not foolproof but discourage this behaviour much better compared to email addresses.
  • Emails are too clunky: Consider the following: Emails are long and hard to type with @s and dots. This leads to mistakes which send confirmation emails to nowhere or someone else’s account who may mark it as spam. Emails need to be confirmed outside in some other client but not everyone (non-techies especially) has an email client set up on their device with that particular email.
  • In India, a significant number of people don’t have or use emails actively: A whole generation of people is coming online using messaging apps primarily for communication and email use is not nearly as much as in the west.
  • We already sell to you, selling you out hurts our business: FrontPage creators are already selling you something that hopefully you’d want to pay for. Selling your phone number breaks your trust in us and is simply speaking kills our business.
  • We don’t spam: The only time you may get an SMS from FrontPage is security reasons: OTP validation etc. Every other kind of interaction is via app notifications only and can be toggled at will.

We hope this helps to understand why we ask for phone numbers, if not allaying all the fears. In case of questions or suggestions,  please do get in touch with us at – dev at crowdware dot in.

How to Start a Paid Service on FrontPage?

Please note:

Note: Channels are now called Services on FrontPage.

You can start a Paid Service only when you log in to https://front.page web app from a desktop/laptop pc. For assistance, you can ping us from the Feedback button in the app or WhatsApp/call on +91.79754.09724.

Watch this video to see how easy FrontPage makes it to manage paid services

A FrontPage paid service is sort of an exclusive WhatsApp or Telegram group with lots of features and tools that make it easy for a creator to run a paid advisory/subscription.

You can save this time and effort by choosing to host your paid subscriptions on FrontPage. By using FrontPage you get following features.

A paid service on Frontpage

– Notifications: When you post, your subscribers receive instant notifications via the FrontPage mobile app on Android, iOS and Chrome/Safari browser notifications on PC/desktop.

– Plan(s): Create paid subscription plans e.g. Monthly, 3 business days or free trial plan(s) in seconds.

– Reminders: Your subscriber receives daily reminders for renewal starting 3 days before subscription expiration.

– Automation: On subscription expiry, your subscriber stops seeing your content until s/he renews.

– Security: FrontPage app does not allow copying or screenshots of your content.

– Payment tracking: Track payments received in real-time on your dashboard.

– Settlements: Receive NEFT settlements to your specified bank account from FrontPage every 1 week.

– No Limits: Create any number of paid services for different segments.

– Charges: All this at a negligible cost of 1% of all your payments + payment gateway charges 

How to start a paid service?

If you are a creator and want to start or migrate your existing paid service (from Telegram or WhatsApp or SMS etc.), please log into the FrontPage website (https://front.page) via a desktop/laptop and click the + button in the menu. The paid service creation wizard will guide further.

In case you wish to know more you can also call or WhatsApp us on [+91][79754.09724]. Happy creating!

PS: It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to start a new paid service!