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9 fixes when not getting notifications after the iOS 15 update

Not getting notifications after the iOS 15 update? Here's how to fix It!

The iOS 15 is the newest Apple update for your iPhone/iPad. It comes with many new features that you'll be pleased about. But due to it being a recent update, it can still be unstable, and you might encounter issues like not getting notifications.

When you stop getting notifications, it can be troublesome as you might miss an important message or an alert from an app. There are a few reasons why you're not getting notifications.

9 Fixes When Not Getting Notifications After the iOS 15 Update

The new iOS 15 update comes with a feature called Focus mode, which disables notifications so you can do your work without any distractions. If it's enabled and you didn't change the settings to your need, you won't see notifications.

Another problem can be with the app's software from whom you're not getting notifications or an issue with the device software. If you don't know the reason, follow these methods step by step to find the culprit and fix the problem.

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Make Sure Notifications Are Enabled

This method might seem obvious, but sometimes a simple notification settings check can save you so much time and stress. Maybe you accidentally disabled them or forgot that you turned them off.

To check if all notifications are enabled, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap on "Notifications".
3. Then, tap on "Show Previews".

Show previews

4. Make sure that the option "Always" is selected.

If you don't see notifications for a specific app, check if they are turned on and if not, enable them.

To turn on notifications for an app, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap on "Notifications".
3. Locate and tap on the app you want to turn on notifications.
4. Next to the "Allow Notifications" option, toggle the switch to enable.

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Turn Off Focus Mode

Focus mode is meant to help you work without distractions. When it's enabled, you won't see app notifications. Before doing anything else, check if the Focus mode is enabled. If it is, disable it.

To disable Focus mode, follow the steps below:

1. Go to your Home screen, and from the top right corner, swipe down to access the Control Center.
2. Locate the Focus mode icon and check if it's enabled. If it is, tap on the button to disable it.

Disable Focus

You can also disable the Focus mode on your Lock Screen. Just tap on the icon under the date and disable the feature.

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Disable Focus Automation

If you still don't see notifications, check if Focus automation is turned on.  If it is, you need to turn it off to get app notifications.

To turn off Focus automation, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Locate and tap on "Focus".
3. Then, select a focus.

Select a focus

4. Under "Turn on Automatically", tap on "Smart Activation" or another option, depending on the configuration.

Tap on Smart Activation

5. Toggle the switch to disable the automation.

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Disable Notification Summary

When the Scheduled Summary feature is turned on, it can stop all notifications from showing. If Notification Summary is enabled, turn it off and check if you get your notifications.

To turn off Notification Summary, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Go to "Notification" settings.
3. Then, tap on "Scheduled Summary".

Tap on Schedule Summary

4. Next to "Schedules Summary", toggle the switch to disable the option.

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Enable Notification Announcements

Sometimes, turning on the Announce Notifications feature, the issue with notifications is solved. Try this method and if it doesn't help, proceed to the next one.

To turn on notification announcements, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap on "Notifications".
3. Under "Siri", tap on "Announce Notifications".
4. Then, next to "Announce Notifications", toggle the switch to turn on the feature and go back.
5. When done, locate the app from which you don't get notifications and make sure notifications are allowed.

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Change Focus Settings

Do you want to keep the Focus mode on and get notifications from specific contacts and apps? Well, you can do that in the Focus mode settings.

To allow notifications while in Focus mode, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Go to "Focus" settings.
3. Now, tap on a focus.

Select a focus

4. Under the "Allowed Notifications" section, tap on "People" and select the contacts from which you want to get notifications.

Tap on People

5. When done, go back and tap on "Apps" and select the apps from which you want to get notifications.

Tap on Apps

Now, you'll be able to see notifications from selected contacts and apps while in Focus mode.

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Re-download the App

If you don't see notifications from a specific app, the issue can be with the app settings or its software. You can try to delete it from your device and then download it again. Re-download will also serve as an app update as you'll download the newest version.

To delete and download the app again, follow the steps below:

1. Locate the app you don't get notifications from on your device.
2. Tap and hold it until a quick menu appears.
3. From the menu, select "Delete App" or "Remove App".

Delete app

4. Confirm the action by tapping on "Delete" or "Remove".
5. Now, open the App Store.
6. In the search field, enter the app name.
7. When the app appears in the search results, tap on the cloud with an arrow to download it again.

Re-download the app

If you still don't see notifications from that app after the re-download, proceed to the following method.

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Restart Your iPhone/iPad

Another thing you can do is restart your device. Restarting the iPhone or iPad will eliminate any minor errors and glitches that might have something to do with the notification issues.

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Reset All Settings

The last thing you can do is reset all iPhone/iPad settings. This reset will not delete your photos, videos, and other data. It will simple restore alls settings to default. It will also disconnect you from Wi-Fi connections.

To reset all settings, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Go to "General" settings.
3. Scroll to the bottom and tap on "Transfer or reset iPhone/iPad".

Transfer or reset iPad

4. Now, tap on "Reset" and select "Reset All Settings".

Reset All Settings

5. If asked, enter your passcode and confirm the action.

We hope you found the information you were looking for and have successfully fixed the notification issue after the iOS 15 update.

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