Fix iPhone Email Notification Not Working (iOS 17.1.1)

🗓️ October 16, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

In this blog post, get the reason and fix for iOS Email notifications not working on your iPhone/ iPad? Get here all feasible solutions. First, find out where the problems are in your installed latest iOS/iPadOS. Multiple customized settings are helpful on Disable/ Enable email notifications with different notification tones to quickly identify which mail account inbox got new Mails.

Users are keeping it disabled, but we can enable email notifications for selected critical accounts and Mails. Then, follow the troubleshooting below to fix all kinds of mail Notifications issues from your iPhone or iPad.

Also, check out the settings to change your Phone lock screen Mail notifications Appearance, Sound, and Customize for the Selected mail account.

Get HereFix Mail App Not Working on iPhone

Mail App Notifications Not Working So Not Getting Emails on iPhone & iPad

1. Push Mail Not Working in iCloud or Third-Party Account: Get it on Time

Anyhow you didn’t get Mails in your email inbox. We can set two types of fetch conditions on iPhone/ iPad mail settings. The first is the auto push, and the second is Fetch.

  • The Push works itself, and get alerted and notification (i enabled) in your iPhone Mail app. iOS users ignoring these features because of saving battery life.
  • Fetch: Fetch is manually process to get new mail from the server and copy into your iPhone/ iPad. Every time we need to carry for reading new mail, by slide finger down on the mail app inbox.
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Change New Email Push and Fetch From Settings on iPhone Mail App

  1. Open the Settings App on your iPhone > Scroll to Mail.
Mail Settings on iPhone Settings app
Mail Settings on iPhone Settings app
  • For [iOS 13 and Earlier iOS & iPadOS] Now, Scroll to Accounts & Password Option.
  • Go to Accounts option > Select Fetch New Data.
  • Fetch New Data Settings for Mail account on iPhone mail app
    Fetch New Data Settings for Mail account on iPhone mail app
  • Scroll to Last “Fetch New Data“. Next screen Scroll and Find all Email account added on your iPhone or iPad. Now We can manage the Notification individual account.
  • Here’s my iCloud account. Tap on the account name and Change the Mail Notification type [Push notification will receive your iPhone as your Mail server send, But the Fetch option will help check your iPhone on Mail Server through manual request.].

    Manage Mail Notification for Push Fetch or Manually
    Manage Mail Notification for Push Fetch or Manually
    1. That’s it.

    Setup Fetch Mail on iPhone for New mail

    You guys, Do you get the email messages but you did not get the notifications, or don’t get the email messages unless you open the iOS mail app and refresh the app manually?

    Enable Fetch for all mail; before enabling this option, make sure this option will consume more battery because your device checks on the mail server are periodical as you set the option under the Fetch section. Also, fetch will only work if the Push option is disabled. For example, see the below image, Turn off Push Toggle and Select the Fetch settings.

    • Settings app on iPhone/iPad > Accounts & Passwords > Scroll to Fetch New Data > Turn off the Toggle Push.
    • See Fetch Section and Select the time for Automatically, Manually, Hourly, Every 30 Minutes, Every 15 Minutes.
    Disable Push Notification on iPhone mail app and Set to Manually
    Disable Push Notification on the iPhone mail app and Set to Manually

    That’s it.

    2. Remove Email account and Add account Back in iOS Mail app

    Login credentials changed on other systems or using the Mail Web account. Or maybe SMTP Mail server details changed. Update it by altogether removing the existing account.

    • Go to the Settings app > Passwords & Accounts > Tap on an Individual account.
    • Scroll down and find the option for Delete Account from the iPhone mail app
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    7 Delete mail account on iPhone or iPad
    • Re-Add removed account, Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Add New Account.
    • That’s it

    Outlook Notification Settings for iPhone

    Outlook Notification we can manage from the app as well. Here are the steps to check out your iPhone outlook mail app and Enable it to get on the lock screen. Also, enable notification sound to get an alert.

    1. Open Outlook mail app on iPhone > Tap on Profile icon > Tap on Settings gear.
    Outlook settings on iPhone
    Outlook settings on iPhone
  • See all the Outlook app settings. Tap on Notifications and Enable Notifications for Email types “Focused Email”.
  • Notification settings for outlook app
    Notification settings for outlook app
  • Scroll and find Sound for new Email, Set or Turn on Sound for new email.
  • Notification sounds for outlook email on iPhone app
    Notification sounds for outlook email on iPhone app
  • That’s it.
  • Also, Enable Notifications from iPhone settings: Open Settings app on iPhone > Notifications > Outlook > Enable Allow Notifications and Banner style, Sounds, and Notification Previews.

    3. Enable VIP Mail Notifications

    1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
    2. Scroll to Notifications settings.
    3. Next, Scroll to Mail option.
    4. Choose Customise Notifications.
    5. Now, hit on VIP section, Enable Alerts toggle green. Also, check the Sounds not set up None and in last turn toggle Badge switch Green/ON. Using badge icon, you will get count numbers for upcoming emain on the Mail app icon.

    if VIP mail notifications not working on your iPhone, I hope, this found workable for you!

    Read More About Change Mail Notification Sound on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch.

    4. Enable Mail Notification on iPhone, iPad

    • Go to the Settings > Mail > Notifications.
    1 Mail app Notifications settings on iPhone in iOS
    • Explore more notification settings, and Set Sound, Turn on/Turn off Notification layout on the lock screen or unlocked iPhone Screen.
    2 Manage Mail Notification settings on iPhone

    5. Disable  Low Power Mode

    The activated Low Power Mode (LPM) feature in iOS stops battery killer features in email push notifications. So if LPM is enabled on your iPhone, you can’t fetch new mail automatically; therefore, turn off Low Power Mode to get email notifications back.

    Turn on and turn off Low power mode in control center
    Turn on and turn off Low power mode in the control center

    Here’s how to add Low power mode to Control Center in iOS

    6. Turn off Do Not Disturb on iPhone

    Do Not Disturb and Do Not Disturb While driving, block all kinds of Disturbances like coming phone calls, and Notifications at once. So I recommend using DND carefully. If you don’t know how to use it, follow this article on DO NOT DISTURB mode on iPhone. in iOS 15 and later software update, DND mode goes underhood of the all-new focus mode, so let’s read here how to access DND mode in iOS 15

    • Quickly from control center: Swipe down to open control center > Turn off Do Not Disturb mode & Do Not Disturb While Driving mode.
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    • From iPhone settings: The Settings app > Do Not Disturb > Disable “Do Not Disturb” Toggle. and “Schedule toggle” as well.

    7. New Mail Not Sounding or set the different tone

    We can set loudly or use the iPhone Custom ringtone or Create Ringtone using GarageBand from email notification settings as email app notifications.

    1. Go to the Settings App > Notifications > Mail.
    2. Tap on Account according to change or set a custom ringtone. Another option is Sounds
    3. Tap on Sounds > Find tiny Alert tones or Ringtones.
    4. That’s it.

    Also, review other options related to email notifications like (Show in notifications center, Show on the lock screen, or Unlocked screen style)

    8. iPhone Email Notification Sound Not Working

    New mail with notification sound, first you enable/turn on notification for the mail app. Here’s more troubleshooting iOS 11 notifications sound Won’t work

    Go to the Settings > Notifications > Mail > Allow Notifications.

    6 Allow notifications from mail app on iPhone

    9. Mail app Crashing on Launch

    1. Apple iPhone able to Delete the Mail App from the home screen, then download and install a mail app from the app store.
    2. Try to Hard Reboot Your iPhone.
    3. Keep your iOS/iPadOS updated on iPhone/iPad [Settings > General > Software Update].

    10. Un-install and Re-install Mail App

    Try to uninstall and reinstall the mail app, here is a guide to delete and re-install the process article.

    You should use an alternative mail app for your iPhone or iPad. Like, use Outlook or Gmail yahoo whatever.

    11. Contact Apple Support

    I hope, you got a satisfactory solution from the above-given guide, by chance, if your Phone Mail notifications bug is not resolved, I’m sorry to say that contact Apple Support and ask for your problem solution to them. in more, you can get here how to contact the App developer.

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    Jaysukh Patel
    Jaysukh Patel

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