How to Fix iPhone iOS 16 Not Showing Notifications on Lock screen


On your iphone iOS 16 if you are not getting notifications or iOS 16 notifications not working on not getting notifications on lock screen then you can easily get back your notifications on iphone iOS  16 on iPhone 14, 14plus, 14pro or max or iphone 13, 12, 11, x or any iPhone these issues can be fixed easily by these simple and quick solutions. So, let’s see in detail below.

If you have updated your iPhone to latest iOS 16 or 16.1 and not receiving notifications on lock screen like Facebook, WhatsApp, messenger, instagram or snapchat on iphone 13 notifications not working or cant swipe to open apps on iPhone iOS 15 or notification silenced on iphone and other issues can be resolved easily.

Fix iPhone iOS 16 Not Showing Notifications on Lock screen

Below iphone iOS 16 troubleshooting methods will help you fix iphone notifications not showing on iOS 16.

Enable and Disable Do Not Disturb Mode

Step 1: Swipe from top to bottom and access control center

Step 2: Now, tap on Focus

Step 3: Tap on Do Not Disturb Mode and enable it and again tap on it and disable it.

If you enable do not disturb mode then you will not receive any notifications on lock screen or home screen on iOS 16.

Also Read:

1) How to Fix iPhone 13, 13 Pro Max Notifications Not Working

2) How to Turn on Severe Weather Notifications on iPhone iOS 16

3) How to Fix Can’t Swipe to Open App Notifications on iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 15 or iPhone 7 and 7 plus or iPad

4) Notifications Silenced Message on iPhone 12, 13 iOS 15

5) How to Fix Whatsapp Push Notifications Not Working on iPhone

Disable Low Power Mode

Step 1: Open settings and scroll down and tap on Battery.

Step 2: Now, turn off low power mode by toggling the button next to it and disable it.

If you enable low power mode then the iphone will disable few features on iphone iOS 16 to reduce battery consumption for long lasting battery and you need to turn off low power mode.

Set Background App Refresh to Wifi and Mobile Data

Step 1: Open iphone settings

Step 2: Tap on General

Step 3: Tap on Background app refresh

Step 4: Again tap on background app refresh and turn it on and then tap on Wifi and Mobile data.

Step 5: Now, go back and check background app refresh is enabled for all applications by toggling the button next to it and enabling it for all apps.

If there are too many applications running in background and your  background app refresh is turned on then this issue of iOS 16 notifications not getting or not receiving notifications can happen and you need to set it to wifi and mobile data.

Set Notification Settings to Always

Step 1: Open up settings on iPhone 

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on notifications.

Step 3: Tap on Show Previews and tap on Always and if it is set to never then you wont receive any notifications on lock screen or home screen on iOS 16.

Allow Apps Notifications

Step 1: Open settings -> Tap on Notifications

Step 2: Now, scroll down and tap on the application that you are not getting notifications.

Step 3: Tap on Application and turn on allow Notifications by toggling the button next to it.

Step 4: Allow alerts as well here and tap on Lock screen, notification center, banner and select these options to receive notifications.

Enable App Notifications

Step 1: Open settings on iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Notifications and scroll down and tap on the app and allow notifications.

Step 3: Now, scroll down to bottom and tap on app notification settings -> this will open app notifications.

Step 4: Now, allow app notifications and all notification alerts to receive on your iphone iOS 16.

Reset All Settings 

You need to reset all settings to fix iOS 16 notifications not reviving on lock screen or home screen and this will erase all settings and does not delete any media data and all settings customized or changed will be restored to its factory default settings.

Why are my notifications not showing up on my lock screen iPhone?

If you have not enabled notifications to allow or show on lock screen and notifications or turned off for the app or due to background app refresh turned off or any other wrongly configured app notification alerts or set incorrectly then this issue can happen and you need to go to settings-> Notifications -> Tap on show preview and turn on notifications and alerts.

iPhone not getting notifications until I open the app

Make sure that your app notifications are turned on and set to allow notifications and receive notifications on lock screen and allow notifications.

Not Receiving WhatsApp Messages Unless i open the app ios 15

Allow notifications on whatsapp and iphone iOS app settings and set it to allow notifications and update iphone to latest version and if nothing works then uninstall land reinstall whatsapp will fix the issue.


Why are my notifications not showing up on iPhone

If iphone notifications are turned off and not set to receive app notifications then you won’t receive notifications on iphone or app notifications and turned off on iphone.

Why has my iPhone stopped showing notifications?

Force restart your iphone and check if this doesn’t resolve the notification issue then check with notification settings and allow notifications and alerts to receive on lock screen in iphone notification settings.

  • Swathi is Content Writer, Author Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She writes about technology troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 2+ years of experience.
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