Android Unread Messages And Notification Problems? How To Fix

Are you getting tired of these false notifications? If the answer is yes, keep reading. This article will show you how to fix an Android device that shows unread

How often have you checked your device to find a message waiting to be read, and when you enter the inbox, you find that you have already read all of them? 

Are you getting tired of these false notifications? If the answer is yes, keep reading. This article will show you how to fix an Android device that shows unread SMS messages. 

See also: How To Fix Apps Freezing And Crashing On Android.

Steps to fix An Android Device That Shows Unread SMS Messages

Solution 1: Clear Data for Badge Provider (Samsung Devices Only)

The Badge Provider is a system app that dictates how message notifications appear on your device. If your device shows the wrong number of unread messages for some reason, Badge Provider may be the culprit. To resolve the problem, you must delete the data files and restart the device.

You will not lose any critical data by deleting the data files for Badge Provider. The app is found on Samsung devices only, so skip this solution and move to the next if you are using a different device. 

  • Go to the Settings menu of your device
  • Tap on Apps
  • Then, Tap on the Menu Icon (3 dots at the top right of the screen)
  • Tap Show System Apps
  • Search Badge provider
  • Tap Storage
  • Tap the Clear Data and Cache

Now, restart your device. 

 

Solution 2: Force quit the Message App / Close And Reopen 

Before you move to other solutions, you should force quit the app and relaunch it.

 

Solution 3: Restart your Android device

The first thing you should do is restart your device. 

Solution 4: Clear Cache and Data for Messages

  • Go to the Settings menu of your device
  • Tap on Apps
  • Search for Messages
  • Tap Storage
  • Tap the Clear Data and Cache

Clearing the data will not delete any of your messages. Restart your device.

Solution 5: Enable Change System Settings for Messages App

Ensure your message app have the correct permissions. Navigate to

  • Go to the Settings menu of your device
  • Tap on Apps
  • Search for Messages
  • Tap "Change System Settings"
  • Tap "Allow Permissions"

Solution 6: Update the Software

If there is a known bug or glitch in the app, you can get rid of it by installing the latest software version. 

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Software Update 

Solution 7: Enable "Don't keep activities." 

Enabling this feature is the easiest way to fix the "unread messages" issue. This will destroy every activity as soon as you leave them.

Enable Developer Options: 

  • Navigate to Settings
  • Tap on About phone
  • Find "Build Number" and Tap on this seven times.

Now :

  • Navigate to Settings 
  • Tap on Developer Options
  • Now look for Don't Keep Activities and tap on it. 

Uncheck this option and restart your device. It should resolve your problem.

Android Phone Not Getting Notifications? Ways to fix it

Before we go any deeper, make sure Do not disturb mode is disabled. The same goes for the Power saving mode. If any of these are turned on, notification sounds will be muted.

 

1. Check sound mode for notifications.

Sound mode for notifications must be enabled. To ensure it is turned on, 

Navigate to Settings > Sounds and Vibration and tap on Sound located below Sound mode.

 

 

2. Clear Cache and Data for Notification

  • Go to the Settings menu of your device
  • Tap on Apps
  • Then, Tap on the Menu Icon (3 dots at the top right of the screen)
  • Tap Show System Apps
  • Search Notification
  • Tap Storage
  • Tap the Clear Data and Cache

3. Allow background activity for Notification

Allow the notification services to use the battery in the background and carry out tasks. 

  • Navigate to Settings 
  • Tap on Apps
  • Then, Tap on the Menu Icon (3 dots at the top right of the screen)
  • Tap Show System Apps
  • Search Notification
  • Tap Battery
  • Enable "Allow background activity."

4.  Force stop for Notification App

  • Go to the Settings menu of your device
  • Tap on Apps
  • Then, Tap on the Menu Icon (3 dots at the top right of the screen)
  • Tap Show System Apps
  • Search Notification
  • Tap "Force Stop"
  • Reboot your phone

 

5. Force Reboot

Give your phone a force restart to resolve temporary issues. This method is simple and has no risk. Press and hold the Volume Down key. Then, press and hold the Power button. Keep holding both keys for a few seconds until it restarts.

 

6. Clear Cache Partition

Performing wipe cache partition once in a while is beneficial. It will remove the temporary files on your phone. 

Older Models / Versions: 

  • Turn off your phone, press and hold the Power, Volume Up, and Home buttons until your phone vibrates.
  • You will be in the Recover menu of your device.
  • Highlight the 'wipe cache partition option by using the Volume Down key and pressing the Power key to select the option.

Updated: 

  • Press and hold the Power button on your device till you see the Power menu > Tap Power Off
  • Connect your phone to a desktop/ laptop with the original type-C cable
  •  Press and hold the Power + Volume Up Buttons
  • When the Android logo appears, release all keys.
  • Use the Volume down button to navigate, then select "Wipe cache partition."
  • Use the Power button to make selections. 
  • When the wipe cache partition process is complete, select Reboot System using the Power button.
  •  Press the Power key to restart the device.

 

 

7.  Reset All Settings

You might have configured many settings on your phone and have no idea which setting causes your Android phone not to get notifications. Resetting your phone to its default settings can be the solution. Open Settings > General Management > Reset > Reset settings > tap Reset to confirm.

When you find yourself in this part of the Settings menu, make sure the Notification sounds bar is turned on. You can find it here: Settings > Sounds and Vibrations > Volume > Notifications.

You may also read: How to fix Android won't download apps.

 

 

 

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