A couple weeks ago I suddenly stopped getting notifications for the Messages app. I'm still receiving text messages, with no delays.But no notifications are showing up in the top notifications bar. And the phone is not vibrating to indicate that a new message was received. I have a bluetooth connected watch that used to display new messages; that also is not showing alerts for new messages.

I'm pretty sure that the text message app that I'm using is just called "Messages". The icon is a white speech bubble on a blue circle.

I keep missing new texts. The only way to see that there are new unread texts is to manually open the Messages app, and check all the conversations to see if any replies are in bold text (indicating that they are unopened).

I have already clicked the three vertical dots "Settings", "Notifications" The following settings are already on:

  • All Message notifications: ON
  • Other Notifications: ON
  • Data Download Notification Channel: ON
  • Allow Notification dot: ON

Android version: 11 Device: Pixel 2 Provider: Verizon

  • Settings > Apps > "The messaging app" > notifications check if everything is fine here. Or in some devices the path is Settings > Notifications > "The messaging app" . Tell if that works.. i'll explain the reason in the answer
    – 44yu5h
    Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 3:01
  • Also just in case, check if Do Not Disturb is activated or not.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 6:16
  • There is nothing under Settings called Apps. There is a menu called Apps and Notifications there, but there is no "Messages" (or any app names) in that menu. There is also no Settings > Notifications menu. Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 23:14
  • Is there any other setting or action to re-enable notifications? Neither of the settings suggested in the above comment actually exist. Commented Dec 14, 2020 at 16:56


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