Twitter is a vital tool for businesses, so this could be disastrous if anything goes wrong with your account. You have many followers on Twitter, but they are not interacting with you. You keep sharing exciting news, articles, and blog posts, but no one is retweeting or replying to your tweets.
The problem is that you don't get notifications when someone interacts with your tweets. After all, Twitter isn't just for fun and entertainment; it's also a professional social network where people have business accounts and interact with similar interests. Read on from this post to learn how to fix Twitter notifications not working.
1. Log Out and Log In to Your Twitter Account
This method works in almost all cases where users face this issue with their accounts. It may take a few minutes, but once done, you see that all your notifications have been restored and are working perfectly fine now!
To log out of your account on the Twitter app:
At the top-left, tap the menu button and select Settings and privacy.
Step 1: Select the account under your Twitter handle.
Step 2: Click on Log out from the list of options.
Step 3: You will be logged out of your account now.
Once logged out, go back to the app's main screen and relaunch it to refresh itself completely before logging back in with your account's credentials. Once you're logged in again, open up any notification that should appear on your account and check if they're working as expected or not?
2. Restart Your Device
The simplest thing you can do is restart your phone. Restarting will clear any temporary files that may clog your device and cause problems.
On your Android:
Press and hold the power button for a few seconds, then choose Restart when prompted.
On your iPhone or iPad:
Step 1: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.
Step 2: Slide the slider to turn off your device.
Step 3: After a few seconds, press the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo. Your device should now be restarted.
3. Ensure Your Device isn't Set to Silent Mode or Do Not Disturb
This is probably the first thing that comes to mind when your Twitter notifications aren't working correctly. If you have enabled any silent modes on your phone (e.g., vibrate only, do not disturb) or Do Not Disturb mode, this could be causing a problem with your Twitter notifications!
Turning Off Silent Mode on iPhone/iPad and Android
For iPhone/iPad: Push the Silent/Ringer switch towards the screen till it clicks to turn off silent mode. If the orange line is visible, your phone is still quiet.
For Android: Press the Volume Up button on the side of your phone to increase the ringer volume and silent exit mode.
Turning off Do Not Disturb Mode on iPhone/iPad and Android
This is the first thing that most people try when their notifications stop working on Twitter, and it usually works. Do Not Disturb is turned off by opening the Control Center (iPhone) or bringing down the Status Bar (Android).
4. Switch Between Mobile Internet and Wi-Fi
Many people face this issue because they use mobile internet to access Twitter notifications. To eliminate this problem, you should switch between a Wi-Fi connection and a mobile data connection.
If you use an iPhone or iPad, you can go to Settings>Wi-Fi and turn off the Wi-Fi on your device. After that, open the Twitter app and check if the notifications work.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your device.
Step 2: Tap on Mobile Data. This will open the additional settings page for the mobile data option.
Step 3: Tap on Data Usage and then toggle the Background Data slider to the off position (white). This will stop your device from using the internet when it's not connected to Wi-Fi.
Step 4: Now go back to Twitter, log in and open a tweet notification box.
5. Allow Background Data Usage for Twitter
The most common issue is that you have Background App Refresh and Background App Loading turned off in your device's settings.
If you're using an iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:
Open Settings and tap on General. Scroll down and tap on Background App Refresh. Please tap on the toggle next to Enable background app refresh to turn it on.
If you're using an Android device, follow these steps:
Open Settings and tap on Data Usage (or Mobile Data). Scroll down until you see Twitter, then tap it to open the app's page in the list. Tap Restrict Background Data and choose whether or not to restrict background data for the app.
6. Turn Off the Quality Filter
Twitter's quality filter is one of the best features of the platform. It helps keep Twitter clean, and it can also make your Account less vulnerable to spam. However, there are times when you want to see everything on Twitter, including the spammy tweets.
Turn off the quality filter if you want to see all tweets in your timeline. This will allow you to see all tweets, even those that Twitter's algorithm may filter out.
Step 1: Go to Settings and Privacy on Twitter.com or tap on your profile photo in a tweet and go to Settings & privacy.
Step 2: Scroll down until you see Filtered replies, select Unfiltered replies instead, and hit Save Changes.
7. Enable Notifications Settings in the Twitter App
The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have enabled notifications on your phone so that it can send you alerts whenever someone follows you or tweets something new. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Twitter app on your smartphone or tablet and tap on “Me” in the navigation bar on your screen.
Step 2: Tap on “Settings” located at the top left corner of your screen; here, you will see various options like Profile, Notifications, etc.; tap on the Notifications option to reveal its sub-options like reading.
Step 3: Now tap on the Allow Notifications option under the Notification Settings section and enable it by tapping on the toggle button.
8. Enable the Notifications Settings in Your Device's Settings
In your device's settings, ensure that Twitter is set as an app that should notify you when something happens.
On your iPhone/iPad:
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then tap Notifications.
Step 2: Tap Twitter and ensure Show in Notification Center is switched on.
Step 3: Ensure Alert Style is set to Banners and Notifications and Badge App Icon are turned off.
On your Android: Open the Settings app on your Android device, then go to Apps & notifications > App info > Twitter > Permissions > Notifications. Make sure that Notification access is turned on.
9. Check if You're Shadow-Banned
One of the most common reasons for not receiving notifications from Twitter is that you have been shadow-banned by the platform. Shadow banning is when your tweets are hidden from other users without their knowledge.
These tweets will still appear in your timeline, but no one else can see them. The only way to find out if this has happened is by checking your analytics and seeing if anyone has engaged with your tweets lately. If they haven't, then it's likely that you have been shadow-banned by Twitter.
10. Temporarily Use Twitter Lite or an Alternative Twitter Client
If you need to turn off notifications temporarily, two alternative apps will let you do it without uninstalling the main Twitter app:
Twitter Lite: This slimmed-down version of Twitter is designed for low-bandwidth connections and older phones, but it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the full app. But it does let you disable notification sounds and vibrations.
Tweet Deck: This desktop client lets you manage multiple accounts at once — which comes in handy if you want to keep tabs on more than one person's feed at once. You can also customize how often you get notified about tweets by each user.
11. Clear the Twitter App Cache and Data (For Android)
If your problem isn't related to your network or internet connection, there's a good chance it could be an issue with your phone or tablet itself rather than anything on our end. To start with, we recommend clearing the cache and data from within the Twitter app itself as this can often resolve issues like these quite quickly:
Step 1: Open Settings on your Android device.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap Apps & notifications (or Application manager).
Step 3: Tap the Twitter app.
Step 4: Tap Storage > Clear cache or Clear data.
12. Free Up Your Device's Internal Storage Space
This is one of the most common reasons for Twitter notifications not working on your device. If there is limited space on your device, it won't be able to download new content from the web or receive notifications from other apps. So, make sure that you free up space on your device by clearing out cached files and temporary files and removing unnecessary applications.
13. Report the Notifications Issue at the Twitter Help Center
When a problem occurs, the first thing you should do is report it to the Twitter Help Center. To do this:
- Click on Settings on your profile page and click on “Report a Bug.”
- Click “Contact us” at the bottom of any webpage and select “General Questions.” This will bring up a form where you can enter information about your issue, including what browser or device you're using and whether it's happening on multiple devices or not.
While Twitter can be a great way to connect with users and grow your business, the platform does have its challenges. One of the biggest issues is dealing with Twitter notifications not working.
Reviewing these solutions will help you fix Twitter notifications not working and get back to enjoying the social media platform again. And if you're ever in a bind, remember that Twitter Customer Support is there to help you.