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Solve iOS 14 Notifications not Working on iPhone

Last Updated: Sept 22, 2020 | Written by Amanda Wood

"Okay so iOS 14 notifications seem to be just not working for some apps so I guess it's not perfect. "

Another year round iOS update, but notifications not working on iOS 14 happens as usual as before. If you didn't receive the notifications that you preset to remind yourself of important things, this guide may help you out of trouble regarding iPhone notifications not working iOS 14, iPhone notifications not sounding, notifications light not working, etc problem.

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In iOS 14, Notifications gets even smarter that it will help reduce the interruptions during the day, allow you to manage the notifications in real time from the Lock screen and turn them off altogether as well. However, iPhone notifications not working after iOS 14 update issue disappoints many of you indeed. If you are one of them, you can find solution to this problem here.

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1. Turn off Do Not Disturb

When Do Not Disturb is enabled, calls and alerts that arrive while iPhone is locked will be silenced, and a moon icon will appear in the status bar to tell you that notifications is not working at present.

* Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb > disable it.
* Go to control center by swiping up from the bottom of your iPhone screen > tap on crescent moon shaped icon to disable Do Not Disturb.

2. Turn off Bluetooth

Sometimes Bluetooth may obstruct the notifications from working, and some people receive notifications again by turning off Bluetooth.

* Go to Settings > Bluetooth and toggle it off.

3. Check Message Notifications Settings

Just go to Settings > Notifications > Messages. Turn on Allow Notifications first, of course. Then, set a sound that you like to notify you when you got a new message. At last, turn on the 3 options "Show on Lock Screen", "Show in History", "Show as Banners" in the ALERTS section. You can also decide to show your message notifications temporarily or persistently.

4. Turn on Recent Notifications

* Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Enter your passcode that you use to unlock your iPhone > Make sure the Recent Notifications is turned on.

By enabling this, your iPhone will receive the alerts and notifications even when it is locked.

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LED Flash Notifications not Working iOS 14 iPhone

LED flash notifications help a lot when you are in the dark sleeping or working. If it is not working, you may go to Settings > General > Accessibility > LED Flash for Alerts > Enable LED Flash for Alerts.

iPhone Notifications No Soundings after iOS 14 Update

1. Check the Mute Button

This should be the first thing to check if you have switched the mute button to "Silence". The mute button is on Volume Up button, and when it is silent, you will see something red.

2. Set the Sound of Your Notifications

Go to Settings > Sounds, where you can set a specific sound for mail, calendar, reminder and AirDrop when you receive a new notification from them.

Solutions to iOS 14 Notifications not Working for a Specific App

To get notifications from an app, connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.

1. Make sure that the app supports notifications. Go to Settings > Notifications, select the app, and make sure that Notifications are turned on.
2. If you have notifications turned on for an app but you're not receiving alerts, you might have Banners turned off. Go to Settings > Notifications, turn on Show as Banners and choose a type of banner that you want to see.
3. Make sure that you're signed in to your Apple ID. Go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores and enter your Apple ID and password.
4. Make sure that Do Not Disturb is turned off. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and turn it off. Or swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center and tap the crescent moon shaped icon.
5. If you've recently installed an app or restored from a backup, open the app to start getting notifications.

Other Small Tricks to iOS 14 Notifications not Working on iPhone

1. Hard reboot or reset your iOS 14 iPhone

For iPhone 8/8 Plus users:
* Press and quickly release Volume Up button.
* Press and quickly release Volume Down button.
* Press and hold Side button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus users: The Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button press simultaneously.

For iPhone 6S and Earlier users: Sleep/Wake button + Home button at the same time.

Notice: This way is especially recommended for those who are unable to view, open or dismiss Notifications on iPhone.

2. Always Keeps Notifications Show Previews

* Go to Settings > Notifications > Show Previews > Check Always

3. Check network connection.

4. Downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13

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