How to Fix: iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working on iPhone/iPad

Notifications not working on your iPhone or iPad after updated to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1? Read on this article to see how to easily fix the iOS 12/12.1 notifications not working error with 6 reliable methods.

By iMobie | Posted on: Sep. 19, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 30, 2018
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Help!!!! I had updated my iPhone 8 to iOS 12.1 last night. But there’s no notification for any message, mail, news, … I get to see the messages only when I wake my phone. Any ideas?

Just like the user above, many iPhone iPad users have found that they are not getting notifications after upgraded to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1. Notifications not working issue is just one of those common issues for these users who have updated to iOS 12/12.1 on their iPhone/iPad.

iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working

iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working

If you are also experiencing iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 notifications not working error, do not panic. There are various ways you can solve the issue. In the following guide, we highlight some of the most reliable ways to help you fix the iOS 12/12.1 notifications not working issues.

6 Solutions to Fix: iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working on iPhone/iPad

Method 1. Restart Your iPhone/iPad

The first way you should try is simply restart your device.

For iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X users:

For iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad, or iPod touch users:

Method 2. Check If Your Device is in Silent Mode

If your iPhone or iPad were on Silent Mode, there would be no sound when the notification is created on your device. So, make sure that the Mute switch on the side of your device is not on.

Method 3. Check Network Connection

A stable network connection is the most basic requirement for notifications, so make sure that your device is connected to a strong Wi-Fi network or cellular data.

Method 4. Turn off Do Not Disturb Mode

If you have enabled Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone or iPad, then it will prevent the device from alerting you each time there is a message, notification, call or other notifications. In this case, just disable this feature will easily fix the iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 notifications not working problem.

Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb > Activate > Manually.

Fix: iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working – Turn off Do Not Disturb Mode

Fix: iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working – Turn off Do Not Disturb Mode

Method 5. Turn on Allow Notifications

A new iOS update may bring back the setting to the disabled status. So, go to Settings and check whether the Allow Notifications feature in the app is disabled on your device. If so, just turn it on (here we take Messages for an example).

Open up the Settings App > Notifications > Messages (choose the app you want to receive notification) > Turn on Allow Notifications option.

Fix: iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working on iPhone/iPad – Turn on Allow Notifications

Fix: iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working on iPhone/iPad – Turn on Allow Notifications

Method 6. Reset Network Settings

If the iOS 12/12.1 notifications not working problem continues, resetting network settings can help you in some case. This method will not delete any data on your iPhone/iPad. It just resets all your network settings.

Open Settings on your device > General > Scroll down and choose Reset > Tap on Reset Network Settings option.

Fix: iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working – Reset Network Settings

Fix: iOS 12/12.1 Notifications Not Working – Reset Network Settings

The Bottom Line

With above 6 tips, you may have fixed the iOS 12/12.1 notifications not working error successfully. If you will meet other problems on your iOS device after upgraded to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1, leave them in the comment section and we will reply you soon. If you find this guide useful, just share it to help more iOS 12 and iOS 12.1 users.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.