Fix Twitter (X) Notifications Not Working on iPhone (iOS 17.4.1)

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When the Twitter (X) app on your iPhone fails to receive notifications promptly, you may miss out on important news. A large number of reasons can reasons why delayed Twitter notifications problem on iOS. And the worst part is that you can pinpoint the specific reason behind it. However, in this article, we’ve compiled a list of troubleshooting tips that will help you resolve Twitter notifications not working on your iPhone. Let’s go through them quickly.

Sometimes, you may try to disable push notifications for some action due to repeated notifications sound, for Tweets, Mentions and photo tags, Retweets, Likes, Polls, New followers, Direct messages, Contact joins, Twitter, and Recommendations.

Potential Fixes to Resolve Twitter Notifications not working on iPhone, iPad

Solution #1. Check the Push Notification settings on Twitter

If Twitter push notification is not working on your iPhone, it could be due to misconfigured notification settings. In this case, you only need to configure notification settings properly. To do so, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Launch the Twitter (X) App on your iPhone > Tap on your Profile icon from the left corner.

Open Twitter Select Profile on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Settings and Support > Select Settings and Privacy.

Tap on Settings and Support Select Settings and Privacy on iPhone

Step 3: Select Notifications > Click on Preferences.

Tap on Notifications Select Preferences on iPhone

Step 4: Tap on Push Notifications > Enable the toggle next to the preferred option or all options. 

Select Push Notifications Enable All Options on iPhone

Solution #2. Allow Twitter App Notifications on your iPhone

The next solution to fix Twitter notifications not working is to check whether the Twitter app notification is enabled or disabled. You can verify it by following the steps below.  

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Swipe down to Tap on Notifications.

Open Settings Select Notifications on iPhone

Step 2: Swipe down to the Notifications Style Menu and Tap on a Twitter (X) app > Enable Allow Notifications > Enable Lock Screen > Disable Banner Notifications.

Tap on Twitter App Enable Allow Notifications Enable Lock Screen Disable Banners on iPhone

Solution #3. Enable Background App Refresh

To prevent delayed Twitter notifications, you must keep Background App Refresh enabled. That’s because this feature allows the app to refresh the content in the background. To enable it, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Tap on General.

Open Settings Select General on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Background App Refresh > Select Background App Refresh.

Tap on Background App Refresh Select Background App Refresh on iPhone

Step 3: Check Wi-Fi & Cellular Data > Hit Back from the left top corner > Enable the Twitter App.

Check Wi-Fi & Cellular Data Hit Back Enable Twitter on iPhone

Solution #4. Disable Muted Notification

Twitter offers an option to prevent certain types of notifications from the app. Check if this feature is disabled on your phone. To do so, follow the steps below. 

Step 1: Launch the Twitter (X) App on your iPhone > Select the Profile icon from the left top corner.

Open Twitter Select Profile on iPhone

Step 2: Select Settings & Support > Tap on Settings and Privacy.

Select Settings & Support Tap on Settings and Privacy on iPhone

Step 3: Tap on Notifications > Select Filters.

Tap on Notifications Select Filters on iPhone

Step 4: Tap on Muted Notifications > Turn off the toggle to the preferred option. 

Tap on Muted Notifications Disable All option on iPhone

Solution #5. Disable Data Saver on Twitter

Twitter is a feature-rich application; one of its most admirable features is a data saver. The feature aims to reduce data consumption. But sometimes, it can lead to slow-loading feed issues, and it eventually leads to delays in Twitter notifications on iPhones. Hence, we suggest turning off the feature by following the steps below. 

Step 1: Launch the Twitter (X) App on your iPhone > Select the Profile icon from the left top corner.

Open Twitter app Tap on Profile on iPhone

Step 2: Select Settings & Support > Tap on Settings and Privacy.

Select Settings & Support Tap on Settings and Privacy on iPhone

Step 3: Navigate to Accessibility, display, and language > Select Data Usage > Disable Data Saver.

Navigate to Accessibility, display, and language Select Data Usage Disable Data Saver on iPhone

Solution #6. Disable Focus Mode

Lately, Apple has introduced a feature known as focus mode to block unwanted notifications during specific times. If you have configured Twitter in any of your Focus Mode schedules, you won’t receive notifications from the app. So if your Twitter notification is not working, try turning off the feature on your iPhone. 

Access the Control Center > Tap on the Focus Mode to Disable.

 Access Control Center Tap on Focus Mode to Disable on iPhone

Once you deactivate the feature, you need to turn off automatic activation to ensure Focus Mode does not get enabled automatically. Here’s how. 

Step 1: Access the Control Center > Touch and Hold Focus

Access Control Center Touch and Hold Focus on iPhone
  • Remember, Focus Mode will replaced by the name of Focus Mode if it’s enabled. 

Step 2: Select Three-Horizontal Dots next to the Focus Mode > Tap on Settings.

Select Three-Horizontal Dots next to the Focus Mode Select Settings on iPhone

Step 3: Tap on Custom Schedule or Smart Activation > Select Delete Schedule.

Tap on Smart Activation Select Delete Schedule on iPhone

Solution #7. Make sure Twitter has access to cellular data

Are you able to receive notifications from Twitter when your iPhone is connected to the internet? If yes, you must check whether Twitter has access to your cellular data.

Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Tap on Cellular > Swipe down to Cellular Data Menu and check whether the toggle next to the Twitter (X) App is turned on.

Open Settings Select Cellular Enable Twitter App under Cellular data Menu on iPhone

Solution #8. Check if Twitter is down

Sometimes, the Twitter app and your device are not the reason behind the issue but the server it’s connected to. It’s common for server-based applications to go offline for maintenance or when they run into technical problems. If you are unsure about Twitter Server Status, you can visit its official site to check. 

Solution #9. Update Twitter

An outdated app version may contain glitches and bugs that can cause various in-app problems, including delays or irregular notifications. So it’s best to keep your app updated to its latest version to prevent such scenarios. Here below are steps to update Twitter. 

Click on App Store > Tap on your Profile icon from the top right corner > Swipe down to Tap on Update next to Twitter (X) App

Click on App Store Tap on your Profile tap on Update next to Twitter (X) App on iPhone

Update iOS

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Select General.

Open Settings Select General on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Software Update > Select Update Now.

Select Software Update Tap on Update Now on iPhone

Solution #10. Not getting notifications from specific Twitter accounts? Fix it!

Twitter offers the option to enable notifications for individual accounts so that you won’t receive a barrage of notifications for unwanted tweets and Twitter accounts. Here’s how to use this feature. 

Launch the Twitter App on your iPhone > Tap on the account for which you want to Enable notifications > Hit the Bell Icon next to the following button > Check the post for which you want to receive notifications. You can Select the All Post option.

Open Twitter app Hit the Bell Icon next to following button select all option on iPhone

Solution #11. Force stop Twitter 

Often, minor software bugs within the applications can lead to malfunctioning. These glitches can be resolved quickly by force quitting the app. To do so, you can read our article on how to force quit app on iPhone

Solution #12. Restart your iPhone & iPad

Yet another efficient solution to fix the issue after force-stopping the Twitter App is restarting the device. Doing so will turn off your device and efficiently resolve the software glitch that could prevent the app from working normally. To do so, read our article on how to restart your iPhone

If a normal restart doesn’t resolve your issue, you must try force-restarting the iPhone.

  • Press and quickly release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Press and hold the side button. When the Apple logo appears, release the side button.
Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step

If the Twitter app is working normally, but you’re unable to access the Twitter Feed, you must ensure that you haven’t encountered a network-related problem. Unlike other Social Media apps, Twitter requires an uncorrupted and stable internet connection to fetch real-time data. 

If you are unsure about your internet connection stability, you can check it by running a speed test on your iPhone or alternative flagship. If your device fails to check internet speed, you must follow the steps mentioned below. 

Access Control Center on your iPhone > Tap on Airplane Mode to Enable it > Wait for a few seconds, then Turn it off. 

Access Control Center Enable Airplane mode Disable Airplane Mode on iPhone

Solution #14. Disable VPN

VPNs on iPhones are the best way to protect your data and digital footprint from the websites you visit. However, enabling a VPN often causes network latency, interrupting the normal working of various applications, including Twitter. Thus, we suggest turning off the VPN on your iPhone by following the steps below.

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Disable VPN.

Open Settings App Disable VPN on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on the VPN > Disconnect VPN.

Access VPN Tap on not Connected on iPhone

Solution #15. Log out and log in to Twitter 

Glitches within Twitter login credentials can prevent the app from working correctly. If you doubt this is causing the issue on your device, try logging out and logging in to fix it. Here’s how.

Step 1: Launch the Twitter (X) App on your iPhone > Select Profile Icon from the top left.

Open Twitter App Tap on Profile on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Settings and Supports > Select Settings and Privacy

Tap on Settings and Supports Select Settings and Privacy on iPhone

Step 3: Choose Your Account > Select Account Information.

Choose Your Account Tap on Account Information on iPhone

Step 4: Click on Log Out > After this, Re-login into the Twitter (X) App. 

Tap on Log out Select Re-login into Twitter (X) App on iPhone

Step 5: Tap on login with Email and password.

Tap on Log in Enter Email Address Enter your Password into Twitter (X) App on iPhone

Solution #16. Reset Network Settings

If none of the above-mentioned solutions doesn’t work for you, then there might be a problem with network settings, which could prevent Twitter from connecting to the internet. In this scenario, you can do is reset network settings. Doing so will bring the iPhone back to default network settings. Here’s how.

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Select General.

Open Settings Select General on iPhone

Step 2: Swipe down to Select Transfer Or Reset iPhone > Tap on Reset.

Tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone Select Reset on iPhone

Step 3: Tap on Reset Network Settings > Enter your iPhone’s lock screen passcode if asked > At last, Tap on Reset Network Settings for confirmation. 

Tap on Reset Network Settings Enter iPhone’s lock screen passcode Select Reset Network Settings on iPhone

Final Verdict!

Receiving real-time Twitter notifications keeps you engaged and prevents you from missing out on some critical updates. However, following the above-mentioned troubleshooting tips, you can fix Twitter notifications not working on iPhones running the latest iOS version. But if the issue continues even after following this guide, you can get help from the Twitter Support Team.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood is a journalist based in Ohio who specializes in covering Apple and technology trends. With a varied experience in reporting on public safety, government, and education, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, providing readers with a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. If you need to contact me, you can reach me at karlywood.ohio@gmail.com or through (Facebook)

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