Why do Push notifications not always work?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by blast87, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. blast87, Mar 18, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013

    blast87 macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2012
    Myself and friends notice push notifications for a lot of apps don't always work. For example, the Facebook app will sometimes show notifications and the number count on the app, but other times won't. Only when you open the app will the notifications appear. Is this an iOS bug? Developer fault? Users fault that I can fix somehow? Or somewhere in between?
    Some other apps I notice it in quora, Instagram, Facebook messenger, words w friends, amongst others.
  2. alice04 macrumors regular


    Feb 15, 2013
    Not only you and your friends, including me and my friends as well. hahaha. I think it's FB thats having issues
  3. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    If you are on an iDevice without cellular network, I think push notifications stop working when your wifi gets disabled (when it's not plugged into the charger)

    I think wifi gets periodically re-enabled to check for push notifications. How often it does that, I'm not sure

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