All Devices Notification interaction: iPad and iPhone

donawalt

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Sep 10, 2015
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Is there any interaction between an iPad and iPhone in the notifications they receive, if they are set up to receive the same notifications but don't?

I am not speaking about an isolated notification of a news event that doesn't always get there, o gets there late. Examples I see are:

1) At night, my iPhone is on power, in DND and connected to a different mesh router in the house (if those facts matter). In the morning when I turn off DND and examine it, it may show 15 notifications - mostly news, emails, etc. The iPad, also on WiFi, also on power, NOT on DND in the basement on another mesh router - from about the time I turn on DND to the morning when I turn it off, the iPad gets no notifications!

2) If I am out for a few hours with my iPhone, but not my iPad - when I return, if my iPhone got say 12 notifications over a few hours, the iPad gets about 4.

YET - I can sit all day working at my desk with both devices near me, and they will get every single notification the same - all day.

The iPhone is an 11 Pro Max, the iPad is a 2018 iPad Pro, both on latest versions of iOS/iPadOS. Just a bug maybe, or are there some/many notifications that are only sent to an iPad if it's in proximity to an iPhone (this seems odd to me as it has its own apps)? Has anyone seen anything similar to this?
 

13paul13

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Dec 2, 2019
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I think it depends on the app and how they’ve implemented their notification system. For example, Facebook Messenger. I will get a notification on my iPhone and iPad that a friend has sent me a message. I read the message from my friend in the app on one of the iDevices, which automatically instantly gets rid of the notification from my other iDevice. However, if I get a notification from Reddit, once I’ve interacted with the app on one iDevice, the notification (and badge on the icon) is still there on the other device until I enter the app on that device.
 

donawalt

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Thanks @13paul13 , I have seen that behavior too. Gmail app will disappear on other devices once I read that email. As another example, this morning from when I turned on DND on my iPhone till I turned it off, I have 40 notifications exactly - a number were sports scores. On my iPad, I had 7. The missing ones were all from apps that I get notifications on both devices normally, there isn't an issue with an app not being set up for notifications on my iPad or anything. I tried a hard reset yesterday to see if that helped, it did not. I also made it a point not to actually tap on any of the notifications on my iPhone, I just scrolled down the list looking at them.

I am thinking this is just a big bug in iPadOS.
 
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