“Since upgrading to iOS 11, my iPhone 7 no longer makes a sound or displays a notification on my locked screen when I receive a text message. I depend on text messages quite a bit in my job and now I have no idea if I'm getting a text message unless I keep checking my phone. How do I fix ‘notifications not working’ after iOS 11 update?”
Many people have reported notifications issues after iOS 11.2.1/11.1/11 update, such as iPhone doesn’t show notifications, iPhone notifications not sounding, notifications light not working, iOS 11 iMessage notifications not working. When these iOS 11 notifications not working errors occurs, your iPhone won’t neither get a pop-up nor light up the screen when you receive messages. Your life and work will be disturbed so much since you cannot check your messages in time. This article will introduce top 8 tips to solve notifications not working on iPhone X/8/7/6/5s or iPad Pro/Air/Mini with iOS 11.
When you find iPhone notification sound not working after update, the first thing you need to do is to check if you switch the mute button to “Silence”. There will be no sound if your iPhone is in silent mode.
As we know, when Do Not Disturb is enabled, calls and alerts arrive when locked will be silenced. If you turn on this feature, there will be a moon icon in the status bar. And you will find notification sound doesn’t work on iOS 11. So go “Settings” > “Do Not Disturb” > turn off it.
Try to go “Settings” > “Bluetooth”, tap on it to disable Bluetooth. Then you can retest if the alerts/sounds work fine.
Another factor that will cause “iPhone doesn’t give notifications” is you unticked “Recent Notifications”. Go to “Settings” > “Touch (Face) ID & Password”, input your password and scroll down to “ALLOW ACCESS WHEN LOCKED”. Turn on “Recent Notifications”.
If WhatsApp, Facebook, iMessage or mail notifications not working on iOS 11 but other app notifications work fine, you need to make sure if you turn on the notifications on specific app. Go “Settings” > “Notifications”, find the specific app and turn on “Allow Notifications”.
If you don’t have a stable network connection, your notifications won’t be updated and pushed. So re-connect to Wi-Fi or cellular data to make sure your iPhone is in good network condition.
Restating iPhone is a frequently used solution when you come across various iPhone error. So try to restart your iPhone to see if “iOS 11 message notifications not working” problem is solved.
If all methods failed to fix “iOS 11 notifications not showing up” issue, the ultimate solution you can try is to use a professional iOS system recovery tool, Tenorshare ReiBoot, to repair the iOS system of your iPhone. It can fix various iOS stuck/errors, such as iPhone quick reply not working, iPhone stuck at Apple logo/black screen with spinning wheel/boot loop etc.
Step 1: Install Tenorshare ReiBoot and run it. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
Step 2: Once it detects your device, click “Fix All iOS Stuck” > “Fix Now (All iOS 11 Stuck)”. It will guide you to download the latest iOS firmware.
After downloading and installing the latest iOS firmware, your iPhone will reboot and you will fix “notifications not working” without data loss.
With these 8 tricks, you won’t miss any calls or messages due to notifications center not working after iOS 11 update/jailbreak. If you have other problem, feel free to leave your comment.