Top 8 Ways to Fix Dis­cord Noti­fi­ca­tions Not Work­ing on Android and iPhone

Pankil Shah

Discord has grown into one of the most popular online chat services for gamers. But sadly, just like any other app or service, Discord also has its fair share of problems. One is when the app stops sending notifications on Android or iPhone.

Top Ways to Fix Discord Notifications Not Working on Android and i Phone

If you have been missing out on important messages and events because Discord isn't sending notifications, we're here to help. We've covered a few fixes you can try to overcome the issue in this post. So, let's check them out.

1. Restart the App

Sometimes, when an app fails to start correctly, it might not work as intended. Thus, you can start by restarting the Discord app to see if that gets the notifications to work again.

To force close Discord on Android, tap and hold the Discord app icon and select the App info option. Tap on the Force stop button to close it.

Open Discord App Info
Force Stop Discord on Android

To force close Discord on iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or double-tap the Home Screen button) to bring up the app switcher. Locate the Discord app and swipe upward on it to close it.

Force Stop Discord on i Phone

2. Check Discord Notification Settings

Next, you need to verify the in-app settings in the Discord app to ensure the notification settings aren’t disabled from there.

Step 1: Open the Discord app and tap on your profile icon in the bottom right corner.

Discord Profile

Step 2: Scroll down to App Settings and tap on Notifications. Enable all the notification toggles from here.

Discord Notification Settings
Enable Notifications on Discord

3. Check Phone Notification Settings

Aside from checking notification settings on your phone, you also need to check the system notification settings on your phone to see if Discord notifications aren’t disabled from there.

Android

Step 1: Tap and hold Discord app icon and select App info from the menu that pops up.

Step 2: On the App Info page, go to Notifications and toggle on the All Discord notifications option. Make sure Other notification settings are also enabled.

Discord Notification Settings on Android
Enable Discord Notification on Android

iPhone

Step 1: Launch the Settings app and scroll down to tap on Discord.

Discord on i Phone

Step 2: Go to Notifications and toggle on the Allow Notification option. Ensure that the app is allowed to push alerts on the Lock Screen, Notification Center, and Banners.

Discord Notification Settings on i Phone
Allow Discord Notifications on i Phone jpg

4. Check Server Notifications Settings

If the notification issue on Discord is limited to a few servers, then you can check to see if those servers aren't muted. Here’s how.

Step 1: Launch the Discord app on your Android or iPhone. Select the Server you’re having issues with.

Discord Server

Step 2: Tap on the three-dot menu icon at the top and go to Notifications.

Discord Server Options
Discord Server Notification Settings

Step 3: Unmute the notification for that server from here.

Unmute Server on Discord

5. Disable Do Not Disturb Mode

Do Not Disturb is a useful feature found in Android and iPhone that disables all the notifications from apps and contacts. So, if you’ve accidentally switched on DND on your Android or iPhone, you might not receive notifications from the Discord app.

Android

To disable Do Not Disturb on Android, open Settings and go to Sound. Next, tap on Do Not Disturb and turn it off.

Sound Settings on Android
Do Not Disturb on Android

On iPhone

To disable Focus mode on iPhone, open the Settings app and go to Focus. Tap on the Do Not Disturb option.

Focus Settings
Do Not Disturb

Lastly, turn off the switch next to the Do Not Disturb option.

Disable Do Not Disturb

6. Enable Background Data

Another reason why Discord might fail to send notifications is if the app isn’t allowed to use data in the background. Here's how to check.

Android

Step 1: Press and hold the Discord icon and select App info from the menu.

Step 2: Navigate to 'Mobile data and Wi-Fi' and enable the switches next to ‘Background data’ and ‘Unrestricted data usage’ are enabled.

Discord Mobile Data and Wi Fi
Allow Unrestricted Data to Discord

iPhone

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your phone and navigate to Discord.

Step 2: Enable the switch next to Mobile Data if it isn't already.

Allow Mobile Data to Discord

7. Update the App

Updates are crucial for any app. If the problem of notifications not working occurs due to an app bug. then it’s likely that a newer version of the app has fixed the issue. Hence, you need the update the Discord app to its latest version to see if that resolves the issue.

8. Reinstall Discord

If the issue remains, you can uninstall the Discord app and install it again. This will help clear any app data associated with the app and give it a fresh start.

Get Notified

Missed notifications shouldn’t be why you miss an important event or message on Discord. Hopefully, the above solutions have helped you end Discord notification issues for good.


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Pankil Shah

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Pankil Shah

Pankil is a Civil Engineer by profession who started his journey as a writer at EOTO.tech. He recently joined Guiding Tech as a freelance writer to cover how-tos, explainers, buying guides, tips and tricks for Android, iOS, Windows, and Web.