iPhone Problem with notifications in iOS9

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Cogsworth, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Cogsworth macrumors 6502

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    Since upgrading to iOS 9 on my iPhone 6+ I have been having trouble with notifications. I only get an audio notification about half the time, the banner or popup on the lock screen will appear but no tone or vibration. I also no longer get Facebook notifications for some reason. Last night I tried resetting all settings and re-enabling notifications in each app but they are still intermittent. I have also updated to 9.0.1 without any change. Anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. AdamantAuk macrumors newbie

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    I had this problem today with FB Messenger notifications--watching them pop up as a banner with my volume up, only made a noise about 2/3 of the time (usually the first notification of a series was silent)
     
  3. Cogsworth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh yes should have mentioned...I definitely have the ringer switch on and volume turned up. Already checked the obvious stuff.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It seems to be hit or miss with sound/vibration for all kinds of notifications.

    Facebook is in a world of its own as I haven't been getting realiable notifications from them for a few months now, even back with iOS 8.
     
  5. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    Same here.

    Notifications are getting sent to my phone, but if it's on the lock screen none of them wake it up or alert with sound. While using the phone yesterday I somehow missed 3 Instagram notifications. They never even made it to my device. Only showed up within the app itself.

    Very frustrating how hit and miss it is!!
     
  6. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

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    Messenger purposely doesn't ding every time if messages come in rapid succession. It will also not vibrate every time in silent mode. I think they did it so your phone was annoying you constantly.
     
  7. AdamantAuk macrumors newbie

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    In the past, the silent ones have always occurred after the first or second message in a batch. How would messenger know to silence the "first" message before the person had sent subsequent ones?

    But I've definitely been seeing silent Messenger notifications for solitary messages not part of a series.
     
  8. minato21 macrumors regular

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    Instagram always did this to me, even in iOS 8. They would appear in the notification thing you pull down but never any banners or lock screen
     
  9. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    Ok. I think I figured it out.

    I had to go to Settings and Reset All Settings. Now all the notifications work again.
     
  10. Cogsworth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried this last night, sadly didn't fix my phone...
     
  11. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    Yah. I think I spoke too soon. It fixed it for a bit but then it went back to being hit or miss. Grrrrr.
     
  12. RoseGold macrumors newbie

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    Same issues here! So annoying, have tried everything to fix this but it's still as said a hit and miss.
     
  13. BIS2 macrumors regular

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    I don't get sound either, but a bigger issue is that I'm just not getting notifications at all. I have the same settings on my iPad and I get a ton there and have only had about 10 total in 5-6 days on my 6s.
     
  14. NoBoMac, Oct 1, 2015
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    My iPhone 6 was not giving me tones for Reminders, but was seeing banners, lock screen notifications as well as vibrate. iPad 3 working fine.

    After update to 9.0.2, all my notification "modes" are working.

    UPDATE: spoke too soon. Worked fine for a day, but today, back to no tones for reminders.
     
  15. Ammar666 macrumors newbie

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    I still cant figure out what the issue is. This has not been reported on any site, and I've not seen any developer on Twitter mention this problem at all.
     
  16. devman macrumors 65816

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    I have discovered a settings change related to this. Since iOS 9 I noticed I was not getting banner notifications but only sometimes. On those occasions even changing the notification type from banner to alert made no difference.

    I finally figured out it was when my was phone was in do not disturb mode. There's a dnd setting that says are notifications silent only when the phone is unlocked and in dnd mode, or are they silent always in dnd mode.

    My setting in iOS 8 was always. Thus after midnight, when my scheduled dnd mode starts, if I'm still up and using the phone, incoming messages won't beep and wake my wife. But I would see the banner notification. This worked great for me.

    In iOS 9 this same setting works differently.

    If for dnd you select silent always you no longer get any banner or alert notifications. The app icon badge will show (if that's selected for the app in question).

    In the case of messages this is a terrible change. With iOS 9 if I'm in another app and in dnd mode with silence always, I have no idea if a message has come in. If I change the silence setting to only when phone is locked then I do get a banner notification but I also get the sound of an incoming message.

    Thus I'm forced to manually switch the phone to silent although it still vibrates and I have to remember to switch it out of silent when locking it for the night.
     
  17. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Email notifications here....works ok after a reboot and then stops playing the noise.
     
  18. Cogsworth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seems to be a little better with 9.0.2 but still hit or miss for me. I've tried everything I can think of and audio alerts are still randomly inconsistent.
     
  19. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    I'm having the same issue and like you guys surprised to see not more people having the issue. My keyboard clicks are also nonexistent or so low I can't hear them. Frustrating.
     
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  21. deep1 macrumors regular

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    Same here, push mail, watsapp very intermittent.
     
  22. Cogsworth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey for others with this problem, which phones are you running? I'm wondering if this is only on older phones or if it's also a problem on the new 6s...
     
  23. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    Anyone ever think maybe this is done on purpose by Apple to "save battery life" I haven't got an audible notification from Facebook or any notification for that matter since upgrading to the 6s and iOS 9.

    The only way I know I have any is after opening the app, messages and iMessages always work, tweetbot only 5% of the time and messenger is never audible or visual the same goes I need to open the app to check for messages
     
  24. An IOS developer, Oct 4, 2015
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    Please note that an app can have a local notification (set on the device) or a push notification (arriving from a server, involving the netwok) . Push notifications do not always arrive but the app software can handle this by requesting a list of not received push notifications.
     
  25. Ammar666 macrumors newbie

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    what does that have to do with the issue we're facing?
     

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