Not Getting Messages Notifications on iPhone or iPad? Try this One Fix


If you suddenly stopped receiving notifications for messages on your iPhone or iPad then try this one fix to make things right again.

Setting the Date and Time to Automatic on iPhone and iPad Will Fix Your Messages Notification Issue - Here's How it Works

There are a number of reasons why you might stop receiving notifications for your messages. You probably turned on Do Not Disturb mode on, probably silenced a thread which you shouldn't have or turned off notifications for Messages app from Settings > Notifications.

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But, if you didn't do anything at all then you will be surprised to learn that changing the date or time on your iPhone or iPad might actually cause notifications to stop coming in for the Messages app. As weird it may sound, but this has been the case with a lot of people I've come across. The exact same story - Messages is not sending notifications and they didn't change any settings at all, apparently. And the fix turned out to be way simpler than you think; just adjust the date and time setting to automatic.

Here's how the fix goes.


Step 1. Launch the Settings app.

Step 2. Tap on General.

Step 3. Scroll down and find Date & Time. Tap on it to open.

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Step 4. Make sure everything is set Automatic here.

Changing the time manually to anything else other than the current one will simply break the notification system for Messages, and you will end up missing most of the messages that come through. As strange it may sound, but that's how things are.

We get it, people adjust the time on their iPhones and iPads all the time in order to trick themselves that they have 'overslept.' But with that adjustment, you are potentially breaking a lot of services that rely on time, with the notification system of Messages being one of them.

It's a solid idea to leave everything on automatic as it makes sure that the time and date forever stays in sync. Even if you switch time-zones, your iPhone and iPad will instantly make adjustments so that you get to see the correct time... all the time.

We really hope that you found this fix useful. Usually, we go deep into why something is broken, but in the end, a very simple change fixes everything, and this is one of those things.

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