How to enable WhatsApp notifications on Android: 12 steps (with pictures)

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How to enable WhatsApp notifications on Android: 12 steps (with pictures)
How to enable WhatsApp notifications on Android: 12 steps (with pictures)
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This article will teach you how to enable message and call notifications in WhatsApp on Android. You may need to enable notifications from the Settings app on your Android or open WhatsApp to get to its own Settings menu.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Enable Android Settings

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Step #1. Open the Settings app on your Android

On most devices, the Settings app looks like a gear or wrench and sits among your other apps. On some devices, it looks like a toolbox.

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Step 2. Tap on Apps or Application Manager in Settings

You will see one of these two options in your device's Settings menu. This will open a list of all your apps. You can change the application settings from here.

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Step #3. Scroll down and press WhatsApp

This will open WhatsApp's "App Information" page.

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Step #4. Press Notifications

This option is near the bottom of the App Information page. If you've previously disabled notifications from WhatsApp, the Notifications option may also say 'Blocked' or 'Off'. By pressing this you can change your notification settings.

If you don't see the Notifications option on the App Information page, look for a checkbox that says "Show notifications" at the top of the screen. Press and check to enable notifications. You no longer need to change any other settings

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Step 5. Slide the Block All slider to the Off position

App notifications are turned on by default, but if you've previously changed notifications settings to block notifications, you can turn them back on by turning blocking off.

Depending on your device model and current software, this option may also appear as 'Block' or 'Disable'

Method 2 of 2: Enable WhatsApp settings

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Step 1. Open WhatsApp Messenger on your device

The WhatsApp icon looks like a green speech bubble with a white phone inside.

When WhatsApp opens on a conversation, press the Back button in the top left corner of the screen. This will take you back to the 'CALLS' menu

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Step 2. Press the Menu button

This button looks like three vertical dots on top of each other and is located in the top right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

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Step #3. Press Settings

This option is at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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Step #4. Press Notifications

This option is next to the green bell icon in the Settings menu.

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Step 5. Hit the box next to Call Sounds and check it

This option is at the top of the Notifications menu. Once enabled, your device will play a sound every time you send or receive a message in a personal or group conversation.

Conversation sounds are temporarily muted when you put the device in silent mode

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Step 6. Turn on your Message Notifications and Group Notifications

You need to change your personal and group chat settings in two separate sections of the Notifications menu.

  • Press 'Notification sound', select a ringtone and press 'OK'. Your device will now play this ringtone when you receive a message.
  • Tap "Vibrate" and select an option. Your device will vibrate to indicate that you have received a message.
  • Tap "Pop-up notifications" and select an option. You will receive a notification in a pop-up window on the Start screen and/or between your notifications for each message you receive.
  • Press 'Light' and select a light color. Whenever you receive a message, your device's LED notification light will light up in this color.
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Step 7. Turn on your Call Notifications

You can change your Call Notifications at the bottom of the Notifications menu.

  • Press 'Ringtone', select a ringtone and press 'OK'. Your device will play this ringtone every time you get a call on WhatsApp.
  • Tap "Vibrate" and select an option. Your device will vibrate when you receive a WhatsApp call.

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