Group Notifications Not Working on iPhone, iPad: Fix the Issues, Not Showing Notifications By App

Last Updated on Jun 9, 2021

Why did Group notifications stop working on my iPhone? Group notifications for the apps installed on iPhone, iPad is returned features by apple that discontinued from iOS 8. That we can use it and enabled by default on update & install iOS 14 on supported devices. There are too many challenges and techniques to customize or use Grouped notifications in iOS 14 (iPhone, iPad) and WatchOS 7 on Apple Watch.

[Must Read: How to Manage Group notifications on the Lock screen

-: Jump To Content:-

1 Fix Group notification in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Troubleshooting issues: iOS group notifications

What is the difference between Group notification Automatic or By App?

By Default, you will get Group notifications Automatically for all apps installed on your iOS 12 device. In this case, you will get two different notifications set in a group by topic or Contacts in Gmail.

Grouped notification By App means you will merge all topics and Contacts notification in a single group for the app only.

1 Group notification by Automatic in iOS 12

Never or Off Group notification arrange all notifications on the lock screen in Smart Stacks pattern like earlier iOS 11.

2 Group Notifications by App in iOS 12
3 Group Notifications By app in iOS 12

Check: Enable Group notifications By app on iPhone.

Reset All Settings

Group notification not working on the lock screen, Reset all the settings. Because the new iOS update restores old settings, this can’t make a change here.

So reset all the settings to default value: Go to the “Settings app” on iPhone > “General” > “Reset” > “Reset all the settings“.

Enter the passcode and Reset settings.

Check for Enable Group Notification for Individual app

Yes, we can manage all the app for the Group notification settings.

Go to the “Settings app” > “Notifications” > “Scroll down and Find all app (Third-Party)” > “Tap on it” and Scroll down, Tap on Notification Grouping > Select “By App” or “Automatic“.

4 Notification Grouping in iOS 12 for app

Don’t select off.

Keep your iOS device up-to-date

You can contact the app developer, App is not optimized for iOS.

Apple is waiting for your device up-to-date and bug fixed as well.

Go to the “Settings app” > “General” > “Software Update” > “Check for Update”.

Restart or Reboot your iPhone/iPad

Internal error and sucked iOS you can fix by a hard restart or reboot your iOS system.

Let’s check How to restart or Reboot iPhone.

Enable Group notification on Apple Watch

You can also enable or manage Group notification by app or automatic for your Apple Watch running watchOS 7.

To manage this, Open “Watch App” on iPhone > “My Watch” > “Notifications” > “Scroll down and See Apps” > Tap on name and See “Notification Grouping” > “By App/ automatic/ Off”.

6 Group Notifications on Apple Watch

here are the troubleshooting tips on Group notification not working and Won’t merge or showing all notification in the group on iPhone, iPad.

HowToiSolve Staff
HowToiSolve Staff

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply