How To Fix Phone XR notifications not working

Notifications that aren’t working as expectation might not be a big problem, but it’s definitely an issue to users who usually rely on their phone’s notification sound alerts to carry out daily works, schedules or appointments. If you’re one of those in that group, and the notifications aren’t working on your new iPhone XR, then this post is for you.

Fortunately, problems like this are often caused by software errors, so you can fix them at home. Here are some workarounds and solutions that you can try on when needed.

Solutions To Fix Phone XR notifications not working

  1. Check DND feature on iPhone XR

Notifications on your iPhone sometimes don’t work due to the restriction. If there are not any sound alerts for notifications, incoming calls, text messages, and others, this could be the case. On your iPhone XR, there is a feature, called Do Not Disturb, which would restrict notification sound alerts once it’s enabled. You can manage this feature through your iPhone XR settings menu.

  • Launch Settings app from the Home screen.
  • Scroll down toDo Not Disturb.
  • Disable Do Not Disturb feature.

After turning off Do Not Disturb, you then try sending SMS or making a phone call to your iPhone using another device and check if notifications are already working normally.

  1. Configure app notifications on iPhone XR

If you see the notifications that are not working for only certain apps but works well on other services, then notification might have been disabled for those applications. You have to manually configure the apps to enable notifications. Here’s what to do:

  • Open Settings app from your Home screen.
  • Tap on Notifications.
  • Toggle Allow Notifications switch on to enable the feature if it’s off. Otherwise, turn the switch off and then back on.

If you don’t receive notifications just for a specific app, follow these steps:

  • Return to Settings 
  • Choose the app you are encountering the problem with notifications.

If necessary, you can also enable alerts and banners to show up notifications on the lock screen.

Also see: How to fix slow internet browsing issue on iPhone XR

  1. Reset all settings on iPhone XR

Notifications can also be affected by incorrect settings or customizations. If the problem occurs after you customize some settings on your iPhone XR or after installing new updates either for your device’s apps and operating system, then resetting all settings on your phone is an ideal solution. Some updates can override your current settings, which result to some conflicts. So, restoring your iPhone XR settings to the default options and original settings configuration can help. Here’s how to get it done:

  1. Open Settings app from your Home screen
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset.
  4. Choose Reset all settings option.
  5. Enter your iPhone passcode when you are prompted.
  6. Tap on the popup again to confirm all settings reset.

Wait until the process is done and your iPhone will restore to the default settings. It will reboot itself after the process is completed. Once it boots up successfully, simply set up, reconnect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network and turn on necessary features to use them on your phone.


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