WhatsApp Not Showing in Notifications Settings on iPhone [Fixed]

For better interactions and communications with others, we need to get notifications and alerts from the respective applications on iPhones without fail. But there are many iPhone users who have shared their experiences where they are unable to get notifications from WhatsApp on their iPhones.

Moreover, they are not able to find the WhatsApp option on the Notifications Settings page on the iPhone. The possible reasons behind this issue are listed below.

  • Technical minor issue with the iPhone and the WhatsApp app installed.
  • Changes are done to some settings on the iPhone.
  • Location and privacy settings might have been altered.
  • WhatsApp Notifications must be disabled.

Having these factors in mind, we have gathered a set of troubleshooting tips and explained them step by step in the article below.

Fix 1 – Turn On WhatsApp Notifications in the Settings app

Step 1: To start with, you have to go to the Settings app.

Step 2: Then tap on the Notifications option from the menu list as shown in the below image.


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Step 3: Scroll down the Notifications page and select the WhatsApp option from the list of apps.


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Step 4: Enable the Allow Notifications option by clicking on its toggle button as shown below.


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Fix 2 – Reset Location & Privacy Settings

Step 1: You have to go to the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Afterwards, go to the General option.


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Step 3: Tap on the Transfer or Reset iPhone option as shown below.


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Step 4: Now select the Reset option by tapping on it.


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Step 5: This pops up a context menu list on the iPhone screen.

Step 6: You have to select the Reset Location & Privacy option from the list as shown below.


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Step 7: It will ask you to provide the iPhone passcode on the next page to continue.

Step 8: Finally, click Reset Settings on the pop-up window as shown.


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This will now begin resetting the location and privacy settings on your iPhone.

Fix 3 – Verify the Screen Time Settings for Allowed Apps

Step 1: Launch the Settings app first.

Step 2: Select the Screen Time option from the settings list as shown below.


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Step 3: Now you have to tap on the Content & Privacy Restrictions option.


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Step 4: Then click on the Allowed Apps option.


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Step 5: You will see the list of apps.

Step 6: Find the WhatsApp option and make sure it is enabled.

Fix 4 – Re-install the WhatsApp application on iPhone

Step 1: You first should long press the WhatsApp app icon from the home screen.

Step 2: Then it will pop-up a context menu of the WhatsApp app.

Step 3: Select the Remove App option from the list as shown below.


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Step 4: Tap on the Delete App option on the screen.


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Step 5: To continue, finally click Delete.


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Step 6: This starts to uninstall/delete the WhatsApp app from your iPhone.

Step 7: Once WhatsApp is deleted, you have to open the App Store.

Step 8: Search for the WhatsApp application and then click Cloud-Shaped Symbol on the WhatsApp page.


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Step 9: This will then begin downloading and installing the WhatsApp app on your iPhone.

Fix 5 – Force Restart your iPhone

Step 1: Press the volume-up button on the side of the iPhone.

Step 2: Release it quickly.

Step 3: Repeat the same with the volume-down button.

Step 4: Afterwards, you have to tap and hold on to the power button on the other side of the iPhone.

Step 5: When you get to see the Apple Logo, please release the power button.

This restarts your iPhone forcibly and this would clear the issue easily.

Fix 6 – Reset All Settings on the iPhone

When none of the fixes worked for you in resolving this issue, there might be some settings that could have been the cause of this problem and were not easy to detect. So try performing Reset All Settings on the iPhone and then check whether the issue got fixed.