Notifications Not Showing On iPhone 11 After iOS 13.3 Update

Some of our readers contacted regarding a minor problem where iPhone 11 notifications not showing shortly after the iOS 13.3 update. Such a problem may not be a serious one but it can actually be pretty annoying.

Most of the time, we’d be able to notice that your phone isn’t alerting you when notifications come in after we’ve missed calls or text messages. But don’t worry though, such an issue can be fixed.

Fixing iPhone 11 Notifications Not Showing After iOS 13.3

Time Needed : 5 minutes

If you’ve installed a messed software update, random bugs will usually attack your phone’s system and several glitches could appear after installing the update. This has been a common scenario not just on iOS but even on other smartphone manufacturers. Notifications that are not showing after iOS 13.3 update might be part of the minor software glitches and you can easily get rid of this problem by following the methods that you’re about to read below.

  1. Make sure Do Not Disturb is disabled

    Prior to performing the steps below, try to check if the Do Not Disturb feature is turned off. If this is accidentally turned on, it might have been the reason why notifications are not showing on your device. Here’s how:

    Access Settings from the Home screen.
    Tap Do Not Disturb.
    To enable Do Not Disturb feature completely, simply toggle the switch to turn it off. Notifications for incoming calls, messages and some apps are now activated.
    If you’re iPhone is still not showing any alerts or notifications, continue troubleshooting.
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  2. Check if your iPhone is in silent mode

    The ringer button is the one that you can find at the upper-left corner of your iPhone. Silent mode is indicated by the switch in red position. If it is not on the red position, then your phone is currently set to Ring mode and therefore sounds should play for incoming calls, message alerts and other notifications.

    But if your device is not set on silent mode and still you’re not able to receive notifications, try flipping the ringer button to put it on silent mode then flip it again to activate sounds. Once done, try sending a message to your own number and check if notifications will show up.
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  3. Reset all settings.

    Notifications may not work as desired if there are incorrect or invalid settings on your iPhone. You might wonder how settings can be invalidated if you did not configure or change them. Let me tell you, settings can be altered by the iOS update automatically and that is what we call iOS overrides.

    Restoring all settings to their original state can help in fixing the notifications not working on your iPhone 11 as overridden information will be removed and any invalid settings will be corrected. If you’re not yet aware on where to reset all settings on your device, here’s how:

    Access Settings from the Home screen.
    Tap General.
    Scroll down to and then select Reset.
    Tap the Reset All Settings option.
    Enter your device passcode once prompted.
    Then tap to confirm all settings reset.
    An automatic restart will happen on your device once the reset process is completed. Since features like Wi-Fi networks are removed, activate them again and check if notifications are now working as intended.
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  4. Factory reset your iPhone

    Getting back the default factory settings on your device might do the trick in resolving the not working notifications on your iPhone 11. This will eliminate all contents on your iPhone together with the stubborn glitches that’s hard to remove on the system. If you’re eager to try this method, make sure that you’ve created backups of your important files via iTunes or iCloud beforehand.

    Once backups are created and if you’re ready, here’s how to master reset your iPhone 11:

    Access Settings from the Home screen.
    Tap General.
    Scroll down to and then select Reset.
    Tap the Erase all contents and settings option.
    Enter your device passcode once prompted.
    Then tap to confirm all settings reset.

    Your iPhone will reboot automatically once the reset is done. Set it up like a new one to use it again and check if the issue has been resolved.
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Tools
  • iOS 13.3
Materials
  • iPhone 11

Your phone might have been severely affected by a software bug if the issue persists up to this point. Contacting Apple support should be your next step and provide them the complete details about the notifications not working on iPhone 11 after updating to iOS 13.3. They can provide you with official recommendations on how to fix your device.

Some iPhone Notifications FAQs

  1. How can I see old notifications on my iPhone 11?

    If your device is locked, swipe up from the middle of the screen. If it's already unlocked, swipe down from the top of the screen. This should show you the old notifications you may have missed.

  2. How do I set notifications on my iPhone 11?

    You should be able to see an option you can configuration by going to Settings > Notifications. Tap the app you want to configure the alert style for.

  3. Can I enable notifications of individual app?

    Yes, you can. Go to Settings > Notifications and then tap the app you want to disable the notification. Touch the switch next to Allow Notifications and that should stop the app from displaying notifications.

  4. Can I change the ringing tone of my iPhone?

    You can definitely can. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone. That's the screen where you can change the ringtone of your iPhone 11.

  5. I may have put my iPhone on mute but I can't see a setting to un-mute it.

    Your iPhone has a physical mute switch that you can flip to put it in silent mode. Look at the left side of your iPhone, the switch just above the Volume Up button is the mute switch you've been looking for.

That’s pretty much it, guys!

I hope that we’ve been able to help you with the iPhone 11 notifications not showing issue, as well as answer some of your questions.