If Notifications are not working on iPhone, you are likely to miss important messages, emails, and other alerts. Hence, this guide to fix the issue of Notifications not appearing on iPhone and other problems with iPhone Notifications.
Notifications Not Working on iPhone
In many cases the problem of Notifications not working on iPhone ends up being due to fairly simple reasons like iPhone being set to Do Not Disturb Mode, Notification previews being accidentally disabled and other fixable reasons.
You will find below some of the most common reasons for Notifications not working on iPhone and the steps to fix them.
1. Restart Your iPhone
Starting with a simple fix, simply Restart your iPhone and see if this helps in fixing the problem of Notifications not working on iPhone.
Press and hold the Power button on your iPhone until you see “Slide to Power off” option appearing on the screen of your iPhone. Next, power off your iPhone by sliding the Power Icon to the right.
Note: In case of iPhone X, press and hold the Side (Power) + Volume down buttons, until you see Slide to Power Off screen.
After the iPhone is powered Off, wait for about 30 seconds and re-start your iPhone by pressing the Power button.
This method often works, if the problem of iPhone not displaying Notifications is due to a minor software glitch.
2. Check Ringer Position
In this case, your iPhone is receiving notifications, but you are missing important messages due to no notification sound on your iPhone.
To fix this problem, take a look at the switch on the left side of your iPhone. If the switch is set to silent position, you won’t hear the notification sound.
Simply move the switch to Ring mode and you will start hearing a sound whenever a notification is received on your iPhone.
If the switch is set to Ring mode and you are still not receiving notification sounds, you can take a look at this article: No Sound on iPhone? Try These Tips.
3. Enable Notification Previews
It is quite possible that you may have accidentally disabled the option to show notifications previews on your iPhone.
To fix this issue, open Settings on your iPhone and tap on Notifications
On the Notifications screen, tap on Show Previews option.
On the next screen, make sure there is a check mark next to Always option
4. Turn Off Do Not Disturb
One common reason for Notifications not working on iPhone is due to iPhone being placed in “Do Not Disturb” mode.
To turn off Do Not Disturb, open Settings on your iPhone and tap on Do Not Disturb.
On the next screen, disable the option for Do Not Disturb by moving the slider to OFF position.
5. Turn off Do Not Disturb While Driving
If you were driving recently, it is likely that you may have turned on “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode on your iPhone.
In case “Do Not Disturb While Driving” has been enabled on your iPhone you will see a prompt when you press on the Home button.
Simply, press the Home button on your iPhone and tap on I’m Not Driving when you see the prompt appearing on the screen of your iPhone.
6. Not Receiving Notifications From Specific App
In this case, notifications are working on your iPhone, but you are unable to receive notifications from a particular App.
To fix this problem, open Settings and tap on Notifications.
On the next screen, tap on the App from which you are not receiving notifications.
On the next screen, make sure that Allow Notifications option is turned on (green)
7. Reset All Settings
This should be the last option on your list and you should go ahead with this option, only after all other methods to fix the Notification problem on your iPhone have failed.
This method will delete the WiFi Password and all other Settings on your iPhone. Hence, make sure that you note down your WiFi Network name and Password, before going ahead with this method
To Reset all Settings on your iPhone, tap on Settings > General > Reset
On the next screen, tap on Reset All Settings option.
When prompted, enter your iPhone passcode to confirm that you do want to Reset All Settings on your iPhone.