Samsung Galaxy S22

How to Fix If Samsung S22 is Not Getting Notifications

Notifications not working on your Galaxy S22? Try these fixes!
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Notifications that our smartphones bring are so important to keep us updated with the latest news, remind us of important tasks, and ensure we don’t miss out on messages and calls. 

However, Samsung Galaxy S22 users have been reporting a frustrating issue where they are not receiving notifications. This could happen because of incorrect settings, software glitches, or even power-saving modes interfering with the delivery of notifications. 

Since this is a software issue, the problem can be easily resolved with the right fixes. In this guide, we will provide you with the best working solutions to fix this problem. 

So, if your Samsung S22 is not getting notifications, keep reading as this article has the solution you need.

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

Fix 01: Turn Off Do Not Disturb

The Do Not Disturb is a useful feature on your Samsung Galaxy S22 for those times when you want to avoid any interruptions happening because of notifications and alerts. 

However, it could be the very reason why you’re not receiving notifications. When activated, this mode mutes all calls, alerts, and media sounds. Therefore, if already enabled, turning off Do Not Disturb could potentially resolve your issue.

Follow these steps to turn off DND mode:

  1. Got to Settings > Notifications.
  2. Look for the Do Not Disturb and tap on it.
Do not disturb
  1. If the option is toggled on, it means the mode is active. Tap it to deactivate Do Not Disturb.
Turn off do not disturb

TIP: Alternatively, you can tap and hold the Do Not Disturb icon to access its setting, and from there, you can schedule when to activate and deactivate the mode.

Fix 02: Turn Off Power Saving and Data Saving Modes

Power Saving and Data Saving modes are two features that extend your device’s battery life and limit data usage. 

However, these modes can interfere with your device’s ability to show notifications. This is because these modes may limit background data usage, which includes notification services for many apps.

Therefore, it’s possible that one or both of these modes are currently active on your device, and disabling them could resolve the issue. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Samsung Galaxy S22.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Battery and device care.
  3. Tap on Battery.
  4. Here, you’ll find the Power saving mode. If it’s turned on, tap on it and then tap on the switch to turn it off.
  5. Go back to the main Settings menu and tap on Connections.
  6. Tap on Data usage.
  7. Here, you’ll find the Data saver option. If it’s turned on, tap on it and then tap on the switch to turn it off.
Power saving mode

Fix 03: Reset App Preferences

When you Reset app preferences, it resets all the default settings for your apps. This includes your default apps, background data restrictions, and permission restrictions. Simply put, it brings all your app settings back to their original state.

This can be a helpful solution as it removes any settings that might be blocking incoming notifications. It is also worth knowing that this option won’t delete any app data, it just brings the settings back to their default values.

Here’s how to reset app preferences on your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Apps.
  3. In the top right corner, tap on the More icon (three vertical dots).
  4. From the drop-down menu, select Reset app preferences.
Reset app preferences
  1. Confirm.
Confirm reset app permissions

After resetting the app preferences, restart your device. This will allow the changes to take effect and fix the issue.

Fix 04: Reset All Settings

Just like “reset app preferences”, resetting all settings on your Galaxy S22 reset your device settings back to their original settings without deleting any personal data or applications.

This method is effective if the notification issue is due to some misconfigured settings.

Here’s how you can reset all settings on your Galaxy S22:

Note: This action will reset your network settings, app settings, and system settings back to their defaults. Therefore you may need to reconfigure your Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth devices, and system preferences after resetting settings.

  1. Open Settings > General Management.
  2. Now, tap on Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. You’ll see a few options, choose Reset all settings.
Reset all settings
  1. Confirm.

After resetting, restart your device and check if the notifications are working.

Fix 05: Do a Software Update

Software updates include bug fixes that can resolve various issues, including notification problems. Since Samsung frequently releases updates to improve their flagship devices, all you have to do is update your device’s software:

TIP: Connect your Galaxy S22 to a stable Wi-Fi network before starting the update to avoid any interruption. Also, ensure that your device has enough battery or is connected to a charger to complete the update process.

  1. Go to Settings > Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Scroll down and tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Tap on Download and install.
Download and install
  1. Your device will now start checking for updates. If an update is available, tap on Install now from the notification you receive.

After finishing the update, your device will automatically restart. Then check to see if the notification issue is resolved.

Wrapping Up

We understand how frustrating it can be to miss out on important notifications on your Samsung Galaxy S22. That is why we created this guide, to help users like you fix this problem.

We hope that the solutions provided in this guide have helped you resolve the issue and restore the notification system on your Galaxy S22.

If you have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be there to help.

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