Notifications Not Waking Screen Iphone 7+

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by gswilder, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. gswilder macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    Okay, I must be doing something really stupid. Got my new iPhone 7+ today.

    Notifications are not "waking" my screen when they come in. If I raise to wake, I can see them on the lock screen. So I am getting the notifications, but they are not waking the screen.

    I am running IOS 10.02, and I do have an apple watch. However, I am not raising my arm to see the notifications on the apple watch, when I get the taptic touch on my arm.

    When I setup my phone, I did restore from a backup yesterday on my iPhone 6S+. I have tried deleting my apps that I have setup for notifications (ie ESPN, CNN, FOX, Inbox). And I reinstalled them, but does not make a difference.

  2. ChrisN718, Sep 24, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2016

    ChrisN718 macrumors regular


    Jan 8, 2013
    Flushing, NY
    That's normal.

    Your iPhone won't wake for a notification if your Apple watch is connected to it.

    Per Apples support page: "If your iPhone is locked or asleep, you'll get notifications on your Apple Watch, unless your Apple Watch is locked with your passcode."
  3. gswilder thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    OK;thanks. I guess I didn't remember that from before I upgraded.

    Thanks Everyone
  4. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    FWIW I had the same problem.

    My Series 0 was also having this issue, regardless of the status of my watch, notifications were not appearing on my phone. The phone was not showing notifications, even when my watch was on it's charger. Apparently the watch wasn't reporting back to the phone, the current status, so the phone never displayed notifications.

    I had to disable Bluetooth on my phone, in order to get text, email, or other alerts to flow until I had time to troubleshoot it more.

    Apple is having me me un-pair and reset my watch, crossing my fingers that this works. Missed a lot of notifications over the past couple days.
  5. cantankerously macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Having the same problem, even without a watch paired...
  6. farleysmaster macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    London, UK
    Same here.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 24, 2016 ---
    I just went to DND mode, manually turned it on, and then manually turned it off, and it seems to be working now. Will keep an eye over the next couple of days.

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