Windows 10: Message icon on Lockscreen

Discus and support Message icon on Lockscreen in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My opening ‘Lock-screen’ has an icon like a small (squareish) speech bubble with a number 1 underneath, I think it tells me that I have 1 message.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MikeAitch, May 11, 2016.

  1. MikeAitch Win User

    Message icon on Lockscreen

    My opening ‘Lock-screen’ has an icon like a small (squareish) speech bubble with a number 1 underneath, I think it tells me that I have 1 message.

    But the thing is, I don’t think I do.

    It is similar to the notifications icon in the system tray at the bottom-right (once I’m logged in), but the icon on the lock screen is the same whether I have notifications there or not - and it always says '1' never any other number.

    I use Outlook 16 and again, the icon on the lock screen is the same whether I have unread messages in Outlook or not.

    I have attached a picture of the icon – for clarity. I would love it if anyone could tell me where my unread message (that is so important it should be on my opening lock-screen) is.


    MikeAitch, May 11, 2016

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    I own a Lumia 610. I have a message notification icon on lockscreen and it won't remove. It looks like a common message icon but it has a wavy line on it. What does it mean? How do I remove it? Please help.
    Lemilemlem, May 11, 2016
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    Hot do i get rid of the voicemail notification, i tried calling the Voicemail and there were no messages for me. how do i get rid of this icon on the tile and also the lockscreen ??
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  4. derekimo Win User

    Message icon on Lockscreen

    That is the messaging icon, like a text message,

    Message icon on Lockscreen [​IMG]

    Mail is a bit different.
    derekimo, May 11, 2016
  5. MikeAitch Win User
    Thanks derekimo, so where is my messaging - once I am logged in? i.e. how do I see my message? and how do I get to the place with the options in your screenshot - I'd like to know how to turn them on and off?


    MikeAitch, May 11, 2016
  6. derekimo Win User
    derekimo, May 11, 2016
  7. MikeAitch Win User
    Thanks for coming back to me, but - now I need a bit of clarification...
    1. notifications were switched off
    2. I had no messages in my messaging app - if fact it just showed me a version of my Skype messages, which I am always on top of anyway - I'm a regular skype user
    3. I don't see the options that you had in your screenshot where you can choose which icons to show on the lock screen - just a switch for notifications on/off

    Sorry if I am being dumb/missing something obvious

    MikeAitch, May 11, 2016
  8. derekimo Win User

    Message icon on Lockscreen

    Message icon on Lockscreen [​IMG]

    I don't know why it's showing that if you don't have any messages and they are turned off.
    derekimo, Apr 4, 2018

Message icon on Lockscreen

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