Fix Notifications Not Working on Samsung S23(Plus), S23Ultra

Imagine a day without Notification Alerts? By the end of the day, you’ll realize how many important tasks, emails, Voicemails, and updates you have missed completing; that’s how much we rely on the phone and the internet, to be honest. Notifications not working on Samsung S23 Ultra, S23, and S23 Plus could be happening for countless reasons, but fortunately, with very few troubleshooting tips, you can get the notifications working.

While the problem might be related to a particular app or the system itself, here’s how to rectify the notification issue on Samsung S23.

Fix Notification Not Showing on Samsung S23 Ultra, S23, S23 Plus

Update App and Device

Keeping outdated Software and Applications conflicts with the system and grounds the functions for no reason. By default, auto-update comes enabled on Samsung, but just in case you have disabled it previously to save Data Pack, this might be a reason behind outdated apps and firmware.

Connect the device to Wi-Fi, and here’s how to update the apps and Samsung S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra.

  1. To update apps, open Google Play > tap on your Account near the microphone in the search bar > Manage apps and device > Update all.
  2. To update your Samsung devices, open Settings app > Software Update > Check for updates > Download and install.

Check App Notification Settings

Are you sure the app notifications are not disabled by you only? Ensure the notification settings for the apps you’re not receiving. Here’s how to check.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Select Included apps.
  4. Enable All apps toggle to turn on notifications for all apps.

In addition, you can also verify the in-app settings of apps like Gmail, Instagram, etc., because these apps allow us also to control the notifications.

Turn Off Do Not Disturb

Do not disturb disables all alerts, including calls, messages, and notifications. It would be wise decision to check the Do not disturb settings and configuration and disable the Do not disturb to receive notifications without blockage.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Select Do not disturb.
  4. Disable Do not disturb.
  5. Under Schedule, ensure that it isn’t scheduled.

Turn Off Power Saving Mode

You can definitely extend the battery life by enabling Power Saving Mode, but at the same time, it will curtail the background activities, which might include the Internet, Notifications, background syncing, and many more. Let’s disable the Power Saving Mode, in case Samsung S23 not receiving notifications.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap Battery and device care.
  3. Tap Battery.
  4. Turn Off Power saving.
  5. Tap More battery settings.
  6. Disable Adaptive battery.

Disable Data Saver Mode

WhatsApp notifications not showing on Samsung S23 Ultra or Instagram notifications not showing on Samsung S23? Notification issue is happening with apps that require potential data connectivity? If yes, then keep a check on data saver mode, it should be disabled.

When Data Saver Mode is enabled, it will restrict the background activities to save the data, which proportionally interrupts the notifications too. Here’s how to disable data saver mode on Samsung S23, S23 Plus, S23 Ultra.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap Connections.
  3. Tap Data usage.
  4. Disable Data saver.

Check App Sleeping List

Once or twice a week, One UI sends a report of apps that are unused for a long period of time and asks you to put them to sleep. And sometimes, it automatically put the app to sleep, deactivating a few functionalities, which might include push notifications and hence delayed notifications on Samsung S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra happening.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap Battery and device care.
  3. Select Battery.
  4. Select Background app usage limits.
  5. Disable Put unused apps to sleep.

Clear App Cache

Are you not receiving notifications on Samsung S23 Ultra from any particular app? If yes, then you need to troubleshoot that particular app.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps > open that app.
  3. Tap Storage > Clear cache.  

Reinstall App

Are you facing issues with notifications with any specific app? Because many times an anonymous glitch hits the app and creates difficulties like this. For that matter, you can delete and reinstall that particular app and give it a try. Touch and hold the app and tap on the cross (x) and confirm Uninstall.

Restart the phone and open the Google Play or Galaxy Store. Search for the app and reinstall it.

Wipe cache partition

Samsung S23 notification sound not working or Samsung S23 notification issues, either problem can be fixed with Wipe cache partition, that too without deleting any app or data. Doing this will clear the system cache.

  1. Connect the phone to PC/Laptop via USB-C cable.
  2. Press and hold Volume Up and Power button until Installing System Update message displays.
  3. Use the Volume down button to highlight Wipe cache partition.
  4. Press Power button to select Wipe cache partition.
  5. Lastly, confirm, Reboot system now. Use the Volume button and press the Power button.

Enable Safe Mode

Safe mode disables all third-party applications like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or, say, all the applications that you have downloaded from Google Play or Galaxy Store. If no notifications on Samsung S23 still appear to be happening with default apps like Phone Call, Messages App, etc., then enable Safe Mode.

  1. Press and hold Power button until power menu appears.
  2. Touch and hold Power Off option and select Safe mode.

Check App Settings

It’s time to deep dive into the settings of apps to ensure there aren’t any misconfigurations happening with the system. There are multiple ways to restrict the app notifications; that’s why you would need to check each and every setting as mentioned below.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap Apps.
  3. Find and tap on app which is not sending notifications.
  4. There, tap on Mobile data and enable Allow background data usage.
  5. Tap Battery and select either option from Unrestricted or Optimised.

Repeat the same steps for other apps.

Reset All Settings

Resetting all settings will not delete any personal data like photos, videos, etc. but it will only reset the settings to default settings.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap General management.
  3. Select Reset > Reset all settings.

Factory data reset

If you’re planning to visit the Samsung Store or the nearest Local Service Centre, a factory data reset might be worth considering. Factory data reset is one of the most effective workarounds to fix any such problems with Samsung.

Though, don’t forget to back up the phone before following the below steps. Otherwise, there’s no way to recover deleted files after the factory data reset.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap General management.
  3. Select Reset > Factory data reset.
  4. Enter the password and confirm Reset.

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