Fix Notification Not Showing Up On iPhone 13 Locked Screen

One of the several problems that iPhone 13 users have complained about is that they do not receive notifications on their phone’s locked screen. Sometimes, the notifications just disappear.

Unfortunately, there is no unique solution that works for everyone. If you are facing the same issue, there are a few things you can do to resolve the problem. In most cases, the solutions mentioned below tend to resolve the issue.

Here is a quick list of fixes that you can try to fix the notification not showing up on iPhone 13 locked screen.

Tips to Fix Notification Not Showing Up On iPhone 13 Locked Screen

1. Turn off DND

Do Not Disturb or DND is a feature that will suppress all notifications on your phone. This feature is there to help your focus. It is quite normal for people to forget to turn off DND after they activated it. DND can also be activated accidentally.

So, check whether it is active or not. If you notice a half-moon-shaped icon on your status bar, the feature is active. To turn it off, go to Settings » Do Not Disturb. From there, use the toggle switch to turn it off.

2. Set ‘Show Preview’ to ‘Always.’

Check whether the option to show notifications (Apple calls them ‘Previews’) is turned on or not. To do that, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings » Notifications.
  • From there, tap on ‘Show Previews.
  • Finally, select the option, ‘Always.

3. Allow Notifications for Specific Apps

If there is a specific app that is not showing notifications on your iPhone 13 locked screen, you can activate the notification for that specific app. Follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings » Notifications.
  • From there, select and tap on the specific app that is not showing notifications.
  • On the next screen, activate the options ‘Allow Notifications,’ and ‘Show on Lock Screen.’

You can repeat this process for as many apps as you want.

4. Disable Notification Summary

If you have enabled Notification Summary on your iPhone 13, the device will show notifications only at scheduled times. Your phone will not show all notifications as they appear. To disable the option, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings » Notifications.
  • Select Scheduled Summary and then turn it off.

5. Disable Airplane Mode

You may have accidentally turned on the Airplane Mode. With this feature turned on, all network activities are halted. You will not receive text messages, phone calls, or even app notifications.

If it is active, you can disable the feature using the following steps:

  • Expand the control center from the upper right corner.
  • Check if the Airplane Mode icon is active. If yes, tap on it to deactivate it.

6. Try Disabling Attention Aware Alerts

iPhone 13 has a feature called Attention Aware Alerts. This feature will check for a user’s attention before performing the following:

  • Dim the screen brightness.
  • Expand notification if the iPhone is locked.
  • Decrease the volume for some notifications.

This feature can cause issues. You can disable it using the following steps:

  • Go to Settings » Face ID and Passcode.
  • Enter your passcode.
  • Scroll down to find the option of Attention Aware Alerts.
  • Tap on it to disable the feature.

7. Reboot Your iPhone

During continuous usage, your iPhone 13 can pick up some glitches. It is quite normal. Such glitches can prevent notifications from appearing on your locked screen. Just rebooting the phone often resolves the issue.

To reboot your iPhone 13, follow the steps below:

  • Press and hold both the side button and either of the volume buttons.
  • The ‘Power Off’ slider will show up on the screen.
  • Drag the slider from left to right.

8. Double Check Sound & Haptics

Double check the Sound & Haptics section to see if alert tones are set for the apps. Here is what you must do:

  • Go to Settings » Sound & Haptics.
  • From there, scroll to the Sound and Vibration Patterns section.

Check if the notification sounds are enabled for the options like Text Tone, New Voicemail, Sent Mail, New Mail, etc. You can tap on each option to select a tone. Remember not to select ‘None’ because that will stop notification sounds.

9. Disable Silent Mode

If you are receiving notification sounds but the device is not playing any sound, the phone may be in Silent Mode.

On the left side of the phone, there is a physical switch. If the switch is away from the screen and there is an orange strip visible, your phone is in silent mode. Flip it to the other side (that is, towards the screen). This will turn off the silent mode.

10. Check Your Apple Watch

If you are using an Apple Watch, the notifications may be reaching there instead of your iPhone 13.

Here is how it works:

  • Your iPhone 13 is unlocked – notifications will reach the phone and not your watch.
  • Your iPhone 13 is locked – notifications will reach your Apple Watch. There will be no sound from your phone and its screen will not light up.

If you want to receive your phone notifications on your phone instead of your watch, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Watch App on your phone.
  • From there, go to the ‘My Watch’ section.
  • From there, select Notifications » Messages.
  • On the next screen, uncheck Mirror My iPhone.

In case you have custom settings, simply turn off the notifications using the path: Watch App » My Watch » Notifications » Notifications Off.

11. Reset iPhone

It is needless to say, this option is usually the last resort. If nothing worked for you, try resetting your iPhone 13. Once reset, the notification not showing up on iPhone 13 locked screen issue must be resolved.

To reset your phone, use the following steps:

  • Go to Settings » General » Transfer or Reset iPhone » Reset.
  • From there, choose Reset All Settings and finally Confirm.

Once the phone resets and restarts, the problem should be resolved.