Top 8 Ways to Fix Notifications Not Working in Windows 11


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Push notifications have become an essential part of our daily lives as they help us keep track of things. Without them, there's no telling how many important messages, emails, and alerts we'd miss. Unfortunately, that is exactly what has been happening to many Windows users after upgrading to Windows 11.

Best ways to fix notifications not working in Windows 11

If you have been bothered by a similar problem where Windows not sending notifications, this guide will help you to put an end to all notification problems in Windows 11. So let's have a look.

1. Reboot your PC

Restarting is a troubleshooting method that usually takes care of minor glitches in Windows 11. So before going through the advanced solutions in this list, you can try restarting your PC first.

2. Check notification settings

Next, you need to check your notification settings in Windows 11 to make sure apps and contacts can send push notifications. That's how.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + I to launch the Settings app and go to Notifications.

Notification Settings

Step 2: Enable the switch next to Notifications if it isn't already. Besides, you can also check if your favorite apps can send notifications.

Enable notifications in Windows 11

3. Turn off focus assist

Focus Assist is a handy utility in Windows 11 that helps you focus on the task at hand by disabling notifications from apps and contacts. So, if you accidentally enabled focus mode in Windows, follow the steps below to turn it off.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + I to open Settings and go to Focus assist.

Foucs support on Windows 11

Step 2: Now set Focus Assist to Off.

Turn off focus assist

4. Restart Windows Explorer.

Another reason Windows may not display notifications is if Windows Explorer has encountered an error. Fortunately, these issues are often easily resolved once you restart Windows Explorer. Here's how to do it.

Step 1: Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to quickly launch Task Manager.

Step 2: In the Task Manager window, click the More details option to expand it.

Task Manager

Step 3: Under the Process tab, scroll down to find Windows Explorer. Select it and then hit the Restart button at the bottom.

Restore Windows Explorer

5. Run SFC Scan

Corrupted or missing system files can often lead to notification issues in Windows 11. To fix this, you can try running an SFC scan or System File Checker that can automatically detect and replace such files with their cached versions. That's how.

Step 1: Right-click the Start menu icon and select the Windows Terminal (admin) option from the resulting menu.

Open Windows Terminal Manager

Step 2: Type the command given below and press Enter.

 sfc /scannow 
Run SFC scan

After the scan is complete, restart your PC and see if the issue is resolved.

6. Re-register Action Center

Sometimes Windows can also fail to push notifications if there is a problem with Action Center. Therefore, you can try to re-register Action Center in Windows to resolve the issue.

Step 1: Open the Start menu, type PowerShell and click Run as administrator to open PowerShell with administrator rights.

Open Windows Power Shell

Step 2: Paste the command given below and press Enter.

 Get-AppxPackage | % { Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppxManifest.xml" -verbose }

Once registered, restart your PC again to see if you can get notifications now.

7. Modify the registry editor

Registry Editor is a powerful tool that can be used to make system level changes to your PC. You can use it to make sure notification banners are not disabled on your PC. That's how.

Since the Windows Registry is an integral part of the Windows operating system, follow the steps precisely and don't forget to back up the Registry files beforehand.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type regedit in the box and press Enter.

Open the registry editor

Step 2: Now use the address bar at the top to navigate to the next key.

Registry editor in Windows 11

Step 3: Right-click the PushNotifications key, go to New and click DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it ToastEnabled.

Create DWORD

Step 4: Double click on the ToastEanbled key and change its value to 1.

Enable notifications through Registry Editor

Exit Registry Editor and restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

8. Update Windows

These system-wide notification issues can also occur due to a faulty operating system update. Fortunately, Microsoft is usually quick when it comes to releasing solutions. Therefore, you can update your Windows 11 PC to the latest version to resolve these issues.

Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app and check for updates. Navigate to Windows Update to install any pending updates.

Check for updates in Windows 11

Never miss an update

Missing important notifications is never fun. Especially if you rely on getting your phone notification through the Your Phone app on Windows. That said, the above solutions should fix notification issues in Windows 11 for good.

As useful as they are, notifications can sometimes be overwhelming. Learn how to effectively manage notifications in Windows with these few tips.

The 8 Best Ways to Fix Notifications Not Working in Windows 11 entry was first published on TechnoTuto.

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