[Full Guide] Messenger Notifications Not Working after iOS 16/17 Update in 2024

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2023-12-29 / Update for  iPhone Fix

I was having a problem with my Messenger notifications after updating my iPhone to iOS 16/17 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 16/17 update.

Part 1: Why Messenger Notifications Not Working

1. Outdated Facebook Messenger version.

2. iPhone's Mute switch is enabled.

3. Set volume level to a decent level.

4. You turned off Messenger in-app Notifications Settings.

5. You tunred on Do Not Disturb.

6. You tunred on the Focus Mode.

7. You muted Messenger Contacts.

8. Insufficient Storage.

9. Unavilable Network.

10. iOS or software bug.

Part 2: Clues to Fix Facebook Messenger Notifications Not Working

1. Updated 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 iOS latest version.
  • Launch App Store on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
  • Tap on Updates.
  • If you see there is an update of Messenger, please update it.

2. Turn On FaceBook Messenger Notification on Your Device

Way 1:

  • Open Messenger app on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
  • Tap on Me > Notifications > Notifications in Messenger > switch the Sound button to ON (green).
facebook messenger notifications not working

Way 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.
set messenger notifications on iphone if messenger notification not working

3. Uninstall and Reinstall FaceBook Messenger

  • Press and hold the icon of the app you're not receiving notification from until all of the icons on the screen start to wiggle.
  • Press and hold the app you wish to delete until a menu appears.
  • Tap on Remove App and then select Delete App.

    uninstall messenger

4. Check Your Network

If your iPhone is not connected to network, or there isn't a stable network connection, your will not getting notifications from Messenger on iPhone. You should re-connect to Wi-Fi or cellular data to make sure your iPhone is in good network condition.

5. Clear Messenger and Phone Cache

  • Go to Settings on phone. Click on Apps and select Apps one more time again;
  • Search for Messenger app and click on it. Choose Storage.
  • Click on Clear cache.

6. Turn off Do Not Disturb

  • Open the Control Center by swiping your phone’s screen.
  • Tap on the “Do Not Disturb” icon to turn it off instantly.
  • Long press the icon to enter the "Do Not Disturb" mode settings.
  • You can also access it through the Settings app.

    turn off do not disturb

7. Turn off The Focus Mode

  • Go to “Settings” and tap on the “Focus” option to open the menu.
  • You can also open it by long pressing the Focus icon on the Lock screen.
  • Select the “Focus” that is on and turn it off by tapping on it.

    turn off the focus mode

8. Enable Your Phone Notifications

  • Open “Settings” on your iPhone and navigate to “Notifications.”
  • Select any app from the “Notifications Style” options.
  • Tap on the "Allow Notifications" option and set it when you want to get the Notifications.
  • You can set it to instant notifications or a scheduled notification summary.

    turn on notifications

9. Turn off The Silent Mode

There will be no sound if your iPhone is in Silent mode. If you find you turned on it, all you need to do is just flip the switch.

turn on notifications

10. Reboot Your Device

  • Open “Settings” on your iPhone and navigate to “Notifications.”
  • Select any app from the “Notifications Style” options.
  • Tap on the "Allow Notifications" option and set it when you want to get the Notifications.
  • You can set it to instant notifications or a scheduled notification summary.

    reboot your device

11. Force Restart You Device

  • First, press and release the volume up button.
  • Now, press and hold the side button till you see the Apple logo.
  • Next, press and release the volume down button instantly.
  • TAfter you see the logo, release the side button and wait for your phone to restart.

    force restart

12. Reset All Settings

  • Head to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset.
  • Select "Reset All Settings" and enter your iPhone passcode if asked.
  • Tap "Reset All Settings" to confirm your decision.

    reset all settings

Part 3: Best Troubleshooter for Messenger Notifications Not Working Issue

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  • Donwload and launch ReiBoot. Connect your device to PC. Click "Start".

    launch reiboot
  • Choose Standard Repair and download firmware.

    fix now download firmware
  • Click "Start Standard Repair" and wait it done.

    start standard repair
    repair successfully
    After the repair is done, your iOS device will automatically reboot and all your data will not be deleted.


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