It can be very annoying to get a WhatsApp notification (for example) several minutes after it was sent. The message could be something important, and getting it too late can have disastrous consequences.
Not all hope is lost since there are methods you can try to fix this problem. You’ll finally get the notifications on time and not an hour later. The solutions are beginner friendly, so they will be easy to understand.
Consider Removing Power Saver Apps
You may use these kinds of apps to help keep your phone alive a little longer. You may even see battery life increase, but this app could be the reason to why you’re getting your not getting your notifications on time.
These apps could be preventing your phone from connecting to the servers that send you your notifications when you put your phone to sleep. If you think you can live without these kinds of apps, it’s a good idea to uninstall them.
Keep WiFi On At All Times
If you only get the notifications when you turn on your phone, it could be because you have your phone set up that way. To see if this feature disabled, go to your device’s settings and tap on the WiFi option.
Select the More option at the top right, and the Keep WiFi on during sleep option will be near the bottom. After selecting this option, select the Always option (it will be the first one on the list). In parenthesis, the option will inform you that by choosing this option, your device’s battery consumption will increase.
Disable Power Saving Mode
The power saving mode option will help you save battery power by preventing your phone from doing various things. For example, this feature will avoid processing background, and that could be the reason why you’re not getting your notifications on time.
To turn this feature off, go to your device’s settings, followed by the battery option. You should now see options to disable either power saving mode or ultra power saving mode. If your Android device is running on Android Oreo, the option to disable this option will be under the Battery Management section.
Allow Data Usage for a Specific App
Is it only a specific app your having problems with? For example, let’s say that the only app your getting delayed notifications from is WhatsApp. It could be because the Restrict app background data option is on. To discard this possibility, go to Settings > Data Usage > WhatsApp and make sure that the Restrict background data option is off.
If you have an Android Oreo device, the steps are going to be different. For Oreo users, go to Settings > Network & Internet > App Info > WhatsApp (for example) and at the bottom, under App settings, you’ll see the Background data and Unrestricted data usage. If you never want to miss a notification from a specific app, make sure to have both of these options turned on.
Use a Push Notification Fixer App
Android apps use Google Cloud Notifications, and as a result, your Android device sends a network pack, also known as heartbeats. The time that can pass between your device connecting to the servers can range from 15 to 28 minutes. If you want to reduce this time, you can use a push notification fixer app.
As soon as you finish installing the app, the heartbeat intervals will be set to five minutes by default. If you want to change it when you’re using WiFi or mobile data.
If one method doesn’t work for you, others will hopefully get the job done. You can finally get your notifications on time and get your news as soon as possible. Which method worked for you? Share your experience with us in the comments.