Whatsapp messages notifications not working in Android Fix [2023]

WhatsApp has become an integral part of our life. So, if you aren’t seeing any notifications on WhatsApp on your mobile, it can become quite problematic. You are still receiving messages, but just nothing about it on your notification bar. Usually, in some scenarios like Muted group chats or the Power saving mode of the system.

Workarounds –

1. The first thing you should check is whether you are using Do-not-Disturb mode or Focus Mode like that. Some phones usually block notifications in these modes.


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2. Data-saving mode on your phone can prevent Whatsapp to show up the needed notifications. So, in that case, disable that mode.

3. Try restarting the phone. If just a system bug, it will fix it and you will get back the Whatsapp notifications.


Fix 1 – Check whether you have muted the person or group

The main reason why you are not receiving any notifications may be that you have muted the group or the person.

Step 1 – Open Whatsapp on your phone.

Step 2 – Check whether you have muted some person or a group.

You will see this sign 🔇 beside that contact or the group name.

Step 3 – Hold that contact name and tap “Unmute” button to unmute it.




This way, you can easily unmute the person. Just ask him/her or someone from the group to ping you. Keep the mobile aside and check the notifications again.


Fix 2 – Allow Whatsapp notifications

Another thing that may have occurred is someone may have disallowed Whatsapp notifications.

Step 1 – Pull down to open the Notification bar.

Step 2 – Then, tap the ⚙️ to open the Settings on your Android phone.


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Step 3 – Find the “Apps” setting and open that.


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Step 4 – Open the Installed Apps or the App Management or the list of apps (whichever is available on your phone) to get the complete list of apps.

Step 5 – Search for “whatsapp” using the search box.

Step 6 – Open “Whatsapp” in the search result.


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Step 7 – This will get you the Whatsapp settings.

Step 8 – Now, click the “Manage Notifications” option to open the notification settings.


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Step 9 – Make sure to turn the “Allow Notifications” setting to “On“.


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Step 10 – After allowing the WhatsApp notifications, you will find several other notification options.

Step 11 – Just turn the “Group notifications” and “Message notifications” to “On” mode.


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After doing all these, close Settings.

Then, wait to check the Whatsapp notifications again.


Fix 3 – Assert Whatsapp’s background activity

Still not receiving any Whatsapp notifications? Your phone may be restricting any background activity on Whatsapp.

Step 1 – Locate Whatsapp on your phone. You can find the app icon in the app drawer as well.

Step 2 – Now hold the Whatsapp icon until you see the “App info” option. Hit that.

It will take you to the Whatsapp settings directly.


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Step 3 – Next look for the Battery Usage or “Battery Optimizations” option.


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Step 4 – Here, make sure to turn both these options ONĀ 

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Step 5 – If a prompt appears like this –

Allow all background activity for "Whatsapp"?

Choose the “Yes” option.


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This way, the OS on your phone won’t restrict Whatsapp in the background. So, you should get all the Whatsapp notifications again.


Fix 4 – Allow background data usage of WhatsApp

You can allow data usage by Whatsapp in the background when the phone screen is switched off.

Step 1 – Just hold the Whatsapp icon and tap “App info” to open it up.


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Step 2 – Here, you shall find the “Data usage” option. Open it.


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Step 3 – Along with the network usage stats, make sure the “Background data” is turned “On“.


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Now, if you are connected, whether you are using mobile data or WiFi, you will get Whatsapp notifications for sure.


Fix 5 – Turn off the Battery-Saving mode

The battery-saving mode on your phone can block your Whatsapp from working in the background, even while the phone is in rest mode. So, get your phone out of the Battery-saver mode, charge it, if it is needed, and connect to the WiFi and check again.