Do apps need to be opened to receive push notifications?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacManInLA, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. MacManInLA macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2010
    For example, Facebook app and Words With Friends app. If they are closed, will I receive push notifications, if the notifications are turned on in the app and also in the general push settings?
  2. NickkyJ macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
  3. MacManInLA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2010
    I received a Facebook message about 20 minutes ago, but did not receive any notification on my phone. When I went into the app, it showed I had a message, but it didn't not vibrate or give me an audio alert.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  5. draz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Just don't rely on the Facebook app for notifications.

    If you have your e-mail setup to push directly to your phone. Or even if Facebook is setup to send you text messages, those are more 'instant' ways of getting notified of updates. But until the push notifications on the iPhone app are fixed... Don't rely on it.

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