Snapchat is currently the fastest growing social media platform in the world. It is a picture messaging and multimedia mobile application. It allows users to send messages, photos and videos. Snapchat also allows you to add text and drawings to your photos and videos. All content can be sent to a controlled list of recipients.

These photos and videos sent are called “Snaps”. Users set a time limit for recipients to view their Snaps (up to a day), after which Snapchat claims they will be deleted from the company’s servers.

Snapchat notifications

Snapchat notifications are the messages you receive from the Snapchat app. Notifications usually come in the form of a sound, vibration, or dots and appear in the status bar.

By default, the Snapchat app shows all kinds of notifications, such as when you receive a snap, someone adds you, your snap is opened, etc.

However, you may not receive notifications from certain contacts on Snapchat. Many users have reported this issue. If you are facing this problem, this guide will help you solve it.

Keep reading to learn more about common reasons why you are not receiving these notifications.

Is your storage memory full?

The first reason why you are not getting Snapchat notifications is that your internal storage is full and hence Snapchat cannot update its messages.

In this case, open your Settings app and tap on Storage & USB to see if there is any space left. Otherwise, delete a few apps or photos from your phone to free up space.

You can also check if the SD card installed in your phone has enough space for new photos and videos.

Your notifications are disabled

If you have recently disabled notifications for Snapchat, this may explain why they are not showing. To check whether or not you have disabled notifications, go to the main settings menu of your device and tap on Notifications. Find Snapchat and check that Allow Notifications is enabled.

Another possibility would be that this feature is disabled by default on your device. For example, in iOS 11, Apple added a feature called “Content & Privacy Restrictions,” which gives parents control over which apps can send notifications to their children’s devices.

As a result of these restrictions, Snapchat notifications may be stopped. You need to go to Settings > General > Restrictions > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Notifications > Snapchat and make sure Allow Notifications is enabled.

Do Not Disturb Mode

While it’s easy to see why you’d think the app is to blame, this is a basic setting on your phone that can be easily and quickly adjusted. The setting is called “Do Not Disturb,” and it can prevent Snapchat notifications from working when enabled.

To check if this is the problem, open the Settings app on your iPhone, then tap “Do Not Disturb”. If it’s on, turn it off, then try sending yourself another snap. You should now receive a notification.

Snapchat servers are down

If you are unable to access Snapchat, the app may be down for maintenance. You can check the status of Snapchat and other services on Down Detector, a website that reports website outages.

If you see a lot of red dots on Down Detector, near the top right corner of your screen, it means there is an outage in your area.

If Snapchat is not down, there may be another problem with your account. For example, make sure you’re up to date with the latest version of Snapchat.

If your app is not up to date, follow these steps: Open the Google Play Store or App Store and search for “Snapchat”. Tap Update to install the latest version of Snapchat, and away you go.

Does Snapchat work in the background?

If Snapchat is not running in the background, you will not be able to receive new Snaps or Snapchats until you reopen the app. Check in your phone’s Settings > Battery that low power mode is not enabled.

This may prevent Snapchat from running in the background. Also check if Snapchat is listed in Settings > Battery > Battery usage > Battery usage by app.

Memory cache

If you have too many apps running on your smartphone or tablet, Snapchat may not be able to connect properly to your device. If so, restarting your device will free up memory so other apps can run more efficiently.

Remove the battery if possible or press and hold the power button until the screen turns off to restart your device. If none of these options are available, turn off your device and wait at least 30 seconds before turning it back on.

If not, you can consider clearing all app data and registering again.

Disable battery saving mode for Snapchat

Another possible reason why you are not getting notifications for Snapchat is that battery saving mode has been enabled for this app.

Battery saving mode prevents an app from running in the background and receiving push notifications until you manually open it again, but it may not give you a good user experience .

To resolve this issue, go to Settings > Battery, tap Battery usage and select Unmonitored apps. Now tap on Add Apps, select the Snapchat app and then tap on Done.


How do I get Snapchat notifications on my Samsung?

If you are not receiving notifications when a snap is sent to you, it may be due to your Samsung’s Do Not Disturb settings. You need to go to Settings > Sound > Do Not Disturb > Schedules and make sure your preferred notification times are selected. If you don’t want to be disturbed, you can disable the Do Not Disturb setting.

Snapchat notifications not working on your Android 2021?

Many factors can prevent your android smartphone from receiving Snapchat notifications. These factors can range from your android’s storage to your phone’s settings. So be sure to check everything, including internet connections.


In general, Snapchat is very good. If you’re an avid user or use it occasionally, there’s no reason to lose your temper.

As stated above, most Snapchat notification errors are easy to fix. Also, in many cases, these errors have nothing to do with the Snapchat app.

It might not be a bad idea to try again, and maybe even make some friends along the way.