Follow The Steps If iMessage Notifications Are Not Working On Your iPhone?

iMessage Notifications Not Working: Has your iPhone suddenly stopped sending in sound notifications of inbound messages? Such minor glitches can actually cause great trouble in your daily affairs as you end up losing important text messages. Things also remain the same in case of messages sent by contacts listed as ‘favorites’ or in times of emergencies.

Normally, your iPhone shall send a sound alert coupled with vibration on receiving a new message. The process ideally remains the same for all incoming messages be it an SMS text or iMessage. However, if it happens otherwise and your iPhone fails to send alerts on receiving messages, then you need to try out the troubleshooting tips discussed below.

a) One of the very basic reasons why you might not be receiving alerts is that you have accidentally indicated the same to your smartphone. The bug can be removed by restarting your device and settings simultaneously. For this, you will have to:

  • Go to settings and click on Notifications.
  • Next you will have to select the Messages option and Turn Off the ‘Allow Notifications’ button.
  • Now you will be required to restart your device and go back to ‘Allow Notifications.’

Usually notifications will start reaching your inbox after following these above-mentioned steps.

b) The second reason behind the same is a software glitch which is inhibiting you from receiving alerts. A set of rules determine the source and destination of messages sent from your iPhone. You will thus be required to add in your number once again if you remove it accidentally from these rules. For changing the same, you will be required to:

  • Visit settings and click on ‘Messages.’
  • Next you will have to click on ‘Send & receive’ and choose your number in the place of your email.
  • You are most likely to receive alerts after completing the above-mentioned steps.

c) If the problem persists further, then you need to turn off the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature which as the name suggests turns off alerts and notifications directed at your iPhone. This feature is mostly used by people while at work or in a meeting so that they don’t get disturbed by random messages.

But in most cases, people forget to turn it off after leaving the meeting which in turn blocks the pathway of notifications to enter your iPhone. You can turn off this feature by opening ‘Control Center’ and tapping on the moon icon to ensure that it is off. You can also double check in your messages folder so that a moon icon doesn’t appear near the contact name.


Sending texts and not receiving replies can seem pretty frustrating after sometime. However, you bound to come over such issues by following the steps listed out above.