iOS 11.4, iOS 14/13.5.1/12/iOS 12.4 Notifications Not working on iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, 7, 7 Plus, 6

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

The Notification is an important role to use iPhone easily. But somewhere it’s not working correctly on your iPhone. Here I will discuss all Notifications problems and troubleshooting in this tutorial. Check the below settings and re-fix all the notifications issues. in iOS 12 and Apple Watch’s WatchOS 5, iOS 12 Group Notification by the app on iPhone, Apple Watch.

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Create App Wise Settings for All incoming notification showing on the lock screen of your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch.

Changed User interface in iOS 11 now confusing people about how to use new features and old options as well.

Here’s guide: iOS 11 Notifications Not working on iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X


  1. Check for Update and install
  2. Hard Reboot or Reset
  3. View, Clear all notifications in iOS 11 on lockscreen
  4. Notifications Preview
  5. Notifications Settings for individual App,
  6. Mail Push Notifications Enable/ Disable and Set Sound tone
  7. Messages app notifications not working on iPhone
  8. Notifications sound interval/ Disable Vibrate for Notifications
  9. LED Flash notification not working in iOS 11

#1. Check for Update and install

The real problem in iOS, you should check for new update and be prepared for install new iOS 11.X version.

Go to the Settings > General > Software Update.

#2. Hard Reboot or Reset

I am recommending this for unable to view, Open or Dismiss Notifications on iPhone

For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus users:

  1. Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
  2. Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
  3. Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

To start iPhone, again press Side button until startup apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 6S and Earlier users: Sleep/Wake button + Home button at the same time

For iPhone 7/7 Plus users: The Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button press simultaneously

#3. View, Clear all notifications in iOS 11/ iOS 12 on lockscreen

View today’s notifications on the lock screen, just swipe finger bottom to top from center of the iPhone screen. Unfortunately, we didn’t clear all notifications that recently received. But clear all Notifications from Earlier today.

1 Open, View or Dismiss or Remove Notification on lock screen

Open the app from the notifications bar: Slide finger left to right on a notification.

Instant View on the lock screen: Slide finger right to left and tap on View.

Remove/ Dismiss or Clear Notification: Slide finger right to left and Tap on Clear.

Notification Preview

New Notification Preview settings, Turn off/Turn on Notification Previews on all in one tap: Go to the Settings > Notifications >

3 Notifications Settings on iPhone

Show Previews >

4 Notifications Preview settings on iPohne

Always [Never For Turn off or Disable].

5 Manage Preview settings on iPhone settings

Notifications Settings for individual App,

Go to the Settings App on iPhone, iPad > Notifications.

6 Manage Notifications for individual app on iPhone

Next, See Notifications Style Settings,

Tap on App Name and See below settings and How to use

7 Notifications preview settings for iPhone

  1. Enable/Disable Allow Notifications for specific app,

Types of Alerts,

Show on Lock Screen: Notifications will display at a glance on the lock screen.

Show in History: This option is for display & Show in history.

Show as Banners: Banner notification is useful for reading text inside on lock screen or home screen.

Show Previews: Set it with three different options (Always, When Locked and Never).

8 Show Notification Preview on iPhone

Check all these options for notifications on iPhone. And Enjoy as you wish and helpful.

Mail Push Notification Enable/ Disable and Set Sound tone

Disable/ Turn on Mail notification on New Mail, Settings > Notifications > Mail > Enable Allow Notifications, and Also Customize for all email accounts.

9 Mail Notification Preview Settings on iPhone

New Mail Notification sound: Change Mail notification sound, Under Settings > Sounds > New Mail > “Set another sound” or “None.”

10 Enable Mail Notification and Customize for individual Mail account on iPhone

Messages app notification not working on iPhone

In iOS 11, hide alerts for the individual conversation we can enable. Open Messages app > See List of Conversations > Slide Right to Left and Tap on Hiding Alerts.

2 Hide Alerts for Messages notification in iOS 11

Repeat above steps for Enable Messages notifications and alerts for the individual conversation on iOS 11 and later. Explore more tips and Alternate option for Show/Hide alerts on iPhone.

Notification sound interval/ Disable Vibrate for Notification

We can manage or Change Notification sound for individual apps like Text Tone, New Voicemail, New Mail, Sent Mail, Calendar Alerts, Reminder Alerts, AirDrop and more.

Go to the Settings > Sounds. Find the app and Change alert sound from default tone.

11 Notification Sound on iPhone

Also, we can mute or None, Notifications alert tone from the list of tones.

12 Change Default notification sound settings on iPhone

Get more tips on Notifications sound not working

LED Flash notifications not working on iOS 11

Go to the Settings > General > Accessibility > LED Flash for Alerts > Enable LED Flash for Alerts.

13 LED Flash for Alerts Settings on iPhone

Next to this setting Also See options for Flash on Silent, Now you will notify via LED flash while on silent mode.

14 Enable Led Flash on Silent

Above all are possible errors and Fix on your Notifications not working on iPhone running on iOS 12, iOS 11, iOS 11.0.1/iOS 11.0.2/iOS 11.0.3 or Later iOS 11.x.

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: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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