Messenger Notifications Not Working after iOS 15/14/13/12/11/10/9.3.2 Update, How to Fix?

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2021-12-09 / Update for  iPhone Fix

I was having a problem with my Messenger notifications after updating my iPhone 6s to iOS 15/14/13/12/11/10/9.3.2. The Facebook Messenger notification is not working any more, though all of notification settings are turned on in my iPhone. I am not sure whether this is an issue related with the latest iOS update. In Apple communities and Facebook forums, quite lot users are bothered by not getting FB Messenger push notifications. Here I summarized the potential clues to fix iPhone Facebook Messenger notification not working after iOS 15/14/13/12/11/10/9.3.2 update.

Clues to fix iPhone/iPad Facebook Messenger Notifications Not Working after iOS 15/14/13/12/11/10/9.3.2 Update

Basic Troubleshooting Tips

1. Update Facebook Messenger to the latest version
First of all, please check out whether your iPhone is running the latest version of Messenger. Most minor bugs disappear after updating the app to its latest version.

Step 1. Launch App Store on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
Step 2. Tap on Updates
Step 3. If you see there is an update of Messenger, please update it.

2. iPhone's Mute switch is not enabled.

3. Set volume level to a decent level.

Turn On FaceBook Messenger Notification on iPhone/iPad/iPod

Part 1:

  • Open Messenger app on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
  • Tap on Me > Notifications > Notifications in Messenger > switch the Sound button to ON (green).
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Part 2:

  • Navigate to Settings app on your iPhone/iPad/iPod > Notifications > Tap on Messenger > Set Allow Notifications, Show in Notification Center, Sounds, Badge App Icon, and Show on Lock Screen to ON.
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If you still cannot receive the push notifications of Facebook, then uninstall Messenger app and install back. Note that the reinstallation may cause your Messenger chat history lost. You can use iPhone Data Recovery to make a copy of all Messenger messages to computer.

  • Open iPhone Data Recovery, and connect your device (iPhone 7/SE/6s/6/5s/5/4S) to computer with a USB cable. Click Recover Data from iOS Device and then click Start Scan to search for files in your device.

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  • In the scan results you can preview Messenger messages and attachments, as well as other types of data including SMS, iMessages, Photos, Notes, and so forth. If you unfortunately realized that you did not backup the Messenger data, and lost some crucial messages after deleting the app, this data recovery software can also find out the lost messages for you. Just tick "Show Only Deleted" option and your deleted chats are listed for recovery.

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  • Choose Messenger chats that you want to restore, and click Recover button. This will transfer your messages to computer.

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Hope these clues would be helpful to solve Facebook push notifications are not working issue after iOS 10/9.3.2/9.2/9 update. If you have another fix to get Facebook and Messenger notifications working again, share with us in the comment section below.