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Delayed or No Notification fix for Android, also no Gmail notification fix

Google released Android 10 last year for the Pixel series and have been rolling out to other third-party OEM smartphones. Android 10 comes with many new features like official dark theme or dark mode, smart reply from notifications panel to make things faster and seamless, advanced privacy and location tools, app permissions, new gesture navigation system, and much more. However, if you aren’t receiving notifications on your Android, then what’s the use of smart reply feature? Here is how to fix delayed notification and no notification fix for Android 10.

While the new Android 10 features are lit, some argue that the new OS have some aggressive RAM management system. Especially after all the Adaptive facade. Android 10 has Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Notifications, you name it. While the adaptive features may be implemented with good intentions, it does not create a good environment for some users. Problems such as delayed notifications or even missing notifications occur if the adaptive features just killing the app with the aggressive RAM management service.

Luckily, there is a simple solution for fixing delayed notifications or even No notifications. There is a hidden feature in Android 10 called “Adaptive Notifications” under settings. This could be the culprit for your missing notifications for some smartphones. Mind you that this feature may not be present on Android 9 Pie or earlier versions. There are other ways for Android 9 Pie, 8 Oreo, etc.

How to fix delayed notifications or no notifications on Android devcies?

  1. Unlock your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to Apps.
  4. In the top right corner, tap on the 3 vertical Dots for Menu.
  5. Select Special Access.
  6. Search for Adaptive Notifications.
  7. Set it to None.
  8. Reboot your phone once.

Note that these instructions are for Samsung stock firmware. For other Android devices, the procedure is the same but the names may change. But you should find the settings there.

Alternatively, there could be other factors causing the no notification or missing notification for some apps. If you are missing notifications only for select apps like Gmail, then there is a simple fix for that. You may want to reset the app. Don’t worry, you won’t lose any data.

How to enable Notifications on Android devices?

But first, if you are missing notifications for a number of apps, it may be that you have set the settings to priority mode under settings -> Notifications. OR just disabled the notifications accident. Here is how to enable notifications for apps.

Go to  Settings -> Apps  -> Search for the app  -> Select the app  -> Notifications  -> Enable

On Samsung phones, the Power Mode other than High Performance may cause some delays to save battery. So act on it accordingly.  Also, remove the apps from “optimized for battery usage”. If that does not work, then do the following.

How to fix no notifications on Gmail for Android?

Here is the final solution to fix no notifications on Gmail app for Android. It may be due to a bad update. You need to reset the app. If you don’t want to lose data. Just make sure you first sync you Gmail app from Settings -> Account -> “Sync Gmail” is checked.

  1. Unlock your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to Apps.
  4. Search for Gmail and select it.
  5. Go to Storage.
  6. Select Clear Data.
  7. Launch Gmail and set it up.

Note: One Android 10 or later, the clear data option may be present right when you select the Gmail app. You can also use this technique for other Android apps. But backup your data first.

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