It’s quite frustrating if your iPhone 14 is not receiving notifications. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to get your notifications back to normal. If your iPhone 13 notifications are not working, here are some fixes to try.
Note: information in this article applied to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Cause of Notifications Not Showing up on iPhone 14
There are many different causes for not receiving notifications on your iPhone 14. These include:
- Focus or Airplane Mode is on.
- App notifications are disabled.
- Silent mode is preventing your iPhone 14 from delivering notification alerts.
- Outdated apps or iOS can cause apps to freeze or crash and not deliver notifications.
The problem of iPhone 14 not receiving Notifications can occur at any time, and it isn’t always simple to pinpoint the issue.
How to fix notifications not working on iPhone 14
Here are some of the ways to fix the problem of notifications not showing up on iPhone 14:
1. Ensure Notifications Are Enabled
iPhone Notifications are enabled on a per-app basis. Each app must ask permission to display notifications, which you then grant via a pop-up. Sometimes you may deny permission by mistake, and other times an app may never request the required permission causing them to not appear.
You can rectify this behavior and ensure that notifications are enabled (or disabled, if you’d rather) under Settings > Notifications. Scroll down to the app in question then enable “Allow Notifications” and make sure alerts are enabled wherever you want them: on your lock screen, in the Notification Center, and as drop-down banners at the top of the screen.
You choose between a temporary or permanent banner style, the latter of which requires that you dismiss it manually. This can be handy if you don’t want to miss a notification from a particular app. You can also enable or disable “Notification Grouping” which gathers similar notifications together into an expandable stack.
2. Check That Focus is not enabled
It may seem obvious, but forgetting Focus is enabled is one of the most common causes for iPhone 14 not receiving notifications.
Focus mode can be found in the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right of your screen. Tap and “Focus” to see the different modes available to you: Do Not Disturb, Personal, Work, and Sleep.
These modes can interfere with notification delivery, so make sure to turn them off if you want to receive all notifications. If you find Focus mode useful when working or studying but would prefer to whitelist certain contacts and apps, head to Settings > Focus and set up your desired mode.
This allows you to reap the benefits of disabling distracting notifications from social media or games, while still being able to message or receive calls from friends and family.
3. Disable Notification Summary
Notification Summary is a feature that bundles together “non-urgent” notifications and delivers them as a summary at more convenient times of your choosing. You won’t see certain notifications immediately with this mode enabled, but you’ll still receive calls and messages.
Your iPhone will suggest apps that are particularly heavy on notifications when you first set the feature up. You can disable or reconfigure the feature under Settings > Notifications > Scheduled Summary.
4. Reboot Your iPhone
The next step towards troubleshooting why your iPhone 14 is not getting notifications is to ensure that it’s not a temporary hiccup.
To do that, you’ll need to reboot your iPhone. Doing so puts an end to all background processes or services that might interfere with an app’s ability to push notifications. This will also refresh your iPhone’s core components, in case any of them crashed during a task.
To reboot your iPhone, go to settings > general > shut down.
5. Unmute Your iPhone for Notification Sounds
If you’re seeing notifications but not hearing them, your iPhone 14 is likely muted. You can unmute your iPhone using the toggle switch on the left side of the device (if you’re looking at it in portrait mode, face-on).
The volume of incoming notifications is determined by your ringer volume. You can change this using the slider under Settings > Sounds & Haptics, and modify the default alert sounds for notifications like text messages, new mail, and reminders.
It’s also important to make sure “Sounds” is enabled under Settings > Notifications for any app that you want to sound an alert (this will be on by default).
6. Not Receiving Notifications From A Specific App?
One of the main reasons why your iPhone 14 notifications aren’t working could be due to broken app updates. If your iPhone 14 is not getting notifications from one app in particular, it’s possible that the developers have accidentally rolled out a buggy update. For those scenarios, you have three options.
You can try killing the app and starting it again on your iPhone to see if that helps.
You can also check for any updates the app may have pending by launching the App Store, tapping your user icon, then scrolling down to the updates section. Tap “Update” next to an app to download and apply the update immediately. If the problem persists, you can uninstall the app then reinstall it from the App Store to see if that helps.
If you’re receiving some app notifications but not everything, the way you’ve configured notifications inside the app could be to blame. Some apps, like Twitter, allow you to configure exactly what notifications you want to see. For example, you can see every tweet from certain accounts while excluding mentions or direct messages.
You will need to dig through the app’s settings to change how notifications are set up, and each app will approach this slightly differently.
If you’re using the default Mail app for iOS you won’t get push notifications for a standard Gmail account. This is because Google limits this functionality to the Gmail iPhone app. If you value immediate alerts for your Google email account, this is the app you’ll need to use.
You can set the “fetch” period at which the iOS Mail app checks for new mail under Settings > Mail > Accounts.
7. Check Your Wi-Fi & Cellular Connection
If you don’t have an internet connection, your iPhone 14 won’t receive notifications.
First, check to see if your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network by opening the Settings app and tapping Wi-Fi. Make sure the switch next to Wi-Fi is turned on.
If you see a check mark next to the name of your Wi-Fi network at the top of this menu, your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi. If you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network, tap on the one you want to connect to under Choose A Network…
You can quickly check to see if Cellular is turned on by opening Control Center and looking at the Cellular button. If the button is green, Cellular is turned on!
8. Reset All Settings
Still not receiving notifications on your iPhone 14 after all the above fixes? At this point, you should try resetting your device’s settings. Doing this will restore your iPhone’s notification preferences to the defaults, hopefully fixing whatever is affecting notification delivery.
Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset All Settings. Type in your iPhone’s passcode and select Reset All Settings on the prompt.
Keep in mind that resetting your iPhone’s settings puts all options back to the default. This means you’ll have to connect to Wi-Fi networks again, re-configure Bluetooth devices, adjust your privacy settings, and similar. However, your data isn’t affected by this.
9. Contact Apple Support
If, after all these steps, you’re still not able to fix your iPhone 14 notifications problem, it might be a hardware issue. In most cases, notifications aren’t working on your iPhone 14 because of a software issue or misconfigured setting. However, there’s an incredibly small chance that the antenna which connects your iPhone to Wi-Fi and cellular networks is broken, especially if you’ve been having trouble recently connecting your iPhone to wireless networks. In that case, it’s best to contact Apple support.
Notifications not working on iPhone 14? Problem fixed!
Chances are that at least one of the fixes mentioned above will resolve your iPhone 14 notification issues. It’s more than likely an accidental setting blocking the notifications than a full-blown problem.
If you still don’t get notifications after executing these fixes, you might have to factory reset your iPhone.