Fix Google Chat App Notification Not Working on Samsung

If your Google Chat app notification not working on Samsung phone, be ready for confusion and frustration. It can lead to missing important messages, events, meeting details and times, etc. And manually accessing the App to check every time isn’t convenient.   

There are several reasons behind not getting Google chat notifications on Samsung. You can’t pinpoint the problem as it isn’t yet confirmed. So let’s begin to fix it with basic troubleshooting steps. 

Close Active Gmail And Google Chat Browser Tabs On Your PC

Are you using Google Chat on your PC? If yes, it could be why you won’t get a notification from Google Chat on Samsung. In this scenario, we suggest closing Google chat browser tab on your PC. At the same point, if you have integrated Google Chat with Gmail, exist Gmail first. And your issue will get fixed.

Check Internet Speed 

As we all know, Google Chat is an internet-based application, so your internet connection needs to be stable and uncorrupted. Slow Internet or Wi-Fi not working can cause problems, including not receiving notifications on Google Chat. At this point, troubleshoot your internet connection. And if it’s working as usual, move to the following workaround.

Allow Google Chat App To Use Mobile Data In Background

Allowing the application to use background data means app will use mobile data even if you are not active. Configuring such settings keeps application updated with recent or latest notifications. Here is how you can allow Google Chat from using Mobile Data in background.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose Apps.
  3. Search and tap on Google Chat from the list.
  1. From the next screen, choose Mobile Data. And enable the toggle next to Allow Background Data Usage. 

Check Google Chat Notifications 

First thing first, enable the in-app notifications. Here are the steps you need to follow. 

  1. Access the Google Chat App.
  2. Select Menu Icon from the top left corner. From there, choose Settings.
  1. Tap on the Toggle next to Mobile Notifications. If the toggle is already enabled, ignore these steps. 

Allow Notifications For Google Chat App

There are times where you intentionally disable the notifications for Google Chat App. Or you have accidentally turned it off; here is how you can allow notifications.

  1. Long press on the Google Chat App Icon.
  2. Select “i” Icon. 
  1. Tap Notifications. Enable the toggle next to Show Notifications. 

Check Your Google Chat App Status

Is your Google Chat status configured to Do Not Disturb? Let’s check it out by following the steps below.

  1. Navigate to the Google Chat App.
  2. Tap on Menu Icon from the top-left corner.
  1. Hit on the dropdown next to Google Chat Status and configure it to Automatic.  

Disable Do Not Disturb Mode On Samsung

Is this happening with multiple applications? If yes, it can be due to DND enabled on your Samsung phone. The feature aims to mute sound notifications from the application. Similarly, you will receive a call but with no ringtone sound. To disable it, swipe down the Notification Panel and tap on DND Icon. 

Enable Notifications For Individual Chats

Are you experiencing Google Chat notifications for specific groups or persons? Fret not; you might have individually disabled notifications for contact. Let’s check it out by below mentioned steps. 

  1. Open the Google Chat App, and access the chat you are having issues.
  2. Hit on Small Arrow next to the group or space. 
  3. From the next screen, select Notifications and choose Notify Always.

Force Stop Google Chat

Restarting an application is always an effective solution to fix the issues caused due to minor bugs or glitches.

  1. Long press on the Google Chat Icon.
  2. Choose “i’ Icon.
  1. From the bottom of the screen, select Force Stop.

Clear Google Chat Cache

Clearing Cache is an effective solution when the above troubleshooting doesn’t work for you. So let’s try clearing Google Chat cache and check for the issue.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Select Google Chat App from the list.
  1. From the next screen, tap Storage. Lastly, choose Clear Cache.

Pro Tip: Tap on Clear Data if the clear cache didn’t fix it, but note it you will be logged out, and all application data will be cleared out.  

Google Chat app notification not working? Check For Update Google Chat App

Most of us disable the automatic updates to preserve Samsung’s battery simultaneously, increasing cellular data speed. But the downside is you have to update the Google Chat application manually. And if we miss an update, it can lead to an in-app issue, just like not receiving notifications on Google Chat. So check if your application is updated to the latest version or not.  

  1. Go to Google Play Store. Enter the Google Chat in the search field.
  2. If available, tap on Green Update Button. 

Remain Updated With Google Chat!

That’s it, folk! These are practical solutions to start receiving real-time Google Chat App notifications on Samsung phones. And I’m damn sure the combination of workaround worked for you. 

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