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How to Fix Samsung S22 Messenger Notifications Not Working

Cannot see Messenger notifications on your Samsung S22? Here is how to fix it!
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The Messenger app is an essential communication tool for any smartphone user, as it allows them to stay connected with friends and family. Messenger notifications are handy, as they alert you to new messages without constantly opening the app.

However, some users may encounter issues with their messenger notifications. This guide aims to troubleshoot and fix this problem so that you enjoy seamless communication on your Samsung Galaxy S22. 

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.

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Fix 01: Restart the Messenger App

Restarting the app will give it a fresh start, which will resolve minor problems and make the app work better.

To restart the Messenger app on your Samsung Galaxy S22, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Apps.
  3. Locate and tap on the Messenger app.
Add messenger to never sleeping apps
  1. Tap on Force Stop to close the app completely.
Force stop messenger app
  1. Reopen the Messenger app from your home screen or app drawer.

Check if your Messenger notifications are now working correctly.

Fix 02: Check and Turn Off Do Not Disturb Mode

Do Not Disturb mode is a handy feature on your device that silences all notifications, calls, and alerts. When this mode is turned on, it blocks any incoming notifications from reaching you. 

However, If you have enabled Do Not Disturb mode on your device, it prevents Messenger notifications from appearing or making any sound. 

To turn off Do Not Disturb mode, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Notifications.
Notifications
  1. Check if Do Not Disturb mode is enabled (it will show as “On”).
Do not disturb
  1. If it’s enabled, tap on it and toggle it off.
Turn off do not disturb

Once Do Not Disturb mode is disabled, check if your Messenger notifications have resumed working as expected.

Fix 03: Turn on Notifications in Messenger Settings

The Messenger app has its own notification settings that affect whether or not you receive notifications. Therefore If these settings are turned off, you won’t receive any alerts. 

To check and enable notifications in the Messenger app settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Messenger app.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top left corner to open Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Notifications & Sounds.
  4. Ensure that the toggle for Notification Previews is turned on.

Fix 04: Allow Messenger to Send Notifications in System Settings

Your Smartphone’s Android system controls how apps send notifications. If the notifications are disabled specifically for the Messenger app within your device’s system settings, this causes problems with receiving notifications. 

To enable Messenger app notifications in system settings, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Locate and tap on the Messenger app.
  4. Tap on Notifications.
Messenger notification system settings
  1. Ensure that the toggle for Show Notifications is turned on.
Allow messenger notifications in system

Fix 05: Whitelist Messenger App in Battery Optimizations

Battery optimization features are designed to conserve battery life by putting apps to sleep when they’re not actively used. 

However, this can sometimes interfere with receiving notifications from certain apps like Messenger. To ensure you don’t miss any important messages or alerts, it’s helpful to whitelist or exempt the Messenger app from these battery optimization settings. 

To ensure that battery optimization isn’t affecting your messenger notifications, whitelist the Messenger app by following these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
  3. Tap on Battery.
  4. Tap on Never Sleeping apps.
Never sleeping apps
  1. Then tap on “+” icon.
  2. Locate and select the Messenger app from the list.
Add messenger to never sleeping apps

Fix 06: Update the Messenger App

Updating the Messenger app involves installing the latest version, which includes fixes for problems and brings improvements to the app’s performance. 

App updates are important as they address known bugs and make the app work better overall. It’s a good practice to regularly check for updates and install them to ensure you have the latest and most reliable version of the Messenger app.

To check for updates to the Messenger app and update it, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap on the profile icon in the top right corner.
  3. Tap on Manage apps and device.
Manage apps and devices
  1. Look for the Messenger app in the list of apps with available updates.
  2. If an update is available, tap on Update.

Fix 07: Clear Messenger App Cache

If you don’t know what cache is, it is a folder that stores temporary data that improves an app’s performance, but it can sometimes cause issues if it becomes corrupted or outdated.

Clearing the cache on your Messenger app potentially fixes notification problems by removing any problematic data.

Note that clearing your cache will not delete any messages or important data from your Messenger app.

Follow these steps to clear your Messenger app cache:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Locate and tap on the Messenger app.
  4. Tap on Storage.
  5. Tap on Clear Cache.
Clear messenger app cache

Conclusion

In this guide, we’ve covered several potential fixes for Samsung Galaxy S22 messenger notifications not working, We hope one of these solutions has resolved your issue with messenger notifications. Let us know which one worked for you. If you have any further questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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