It seems that the iPhone 12 wasn’t the only device affected by an issue that resulted in missing text notifications. This issue was first reported less than a month ago, and according to multiple reports, the issue now affects almost every iPhone model running iOS 14.
Several iPhone users have used Apple support forums, Reddit, and other online communities to report missing notifications of incoming text messages and iMessages. They claim that their iPhones don’t show notifications on the lock screen for messages. The News app also doesn’t display a badge for the news, and complaints from affected users have run to 40 pages. Here are some examples:
“I’m not getting audible text message notifications, and the banner doesn’t appear on my locked screen.
I have an iPhone 11 and I just downloaded the latest iOS 14. Have reset my phone twice now. Please advise. Many Thanks.”
“Text notifications / vibrations do not work in silent mode with locked screen in iOS 14 on my iPhone 11 Pro Max. However, I am getting vibrations / notifications on my Apple Watch 4, which is also in silent mode.
“One interesting detail is that I can get it working when I take my Apple Watch off. Then text notifications / vibrations on my iPhone work exactly as they should. “
“My iPhone no longer notifies me of incoming text messages and some phone calls. I made sure all of my settings were set up correctly. This is a new issue that started right after the 14th update. There are many posts on the same topic here, but I didn’t notice any resolutions. “
The guys at The Verge have also confirmed that even after getting the latest iOS 14.3 beta, the problem still persists. However, we expect the final iOS 14.3 version to be released on Monday so Apple may still be able to find a solution to this problem.
“And if you hope that everything will be fine when iOS 14.3 is released next week, I wouldn’t be so sure. Early reports suggest that the bug with no text notifications – at least in some cases – is still present in the second release candidate build of iOS 14.3, which Apple released to public beta testers yesterday. “
In other words, we’ll have to wait and see if Apple can figure out what’s causing this problem before releasing the final version of iOS 14.3.