Tinder is a great dating app, at least when it’s working. Many people often encounter different issues in Tinder, some of which include notification problems. You can either get a notification about a new message without being able to read it or reply, or not even get the notification in the first place.
Either way, it can be very upsetting to the users. Just imagine finding a date only to find yourself unable to message them back. It is frustrating, to say the least, but it can be fixed.
In this article, you will find out what to do when Tinder notifications aren’t working properly.
Not Getting Any Push Notifications in Tinder
Tinder admitted officially that their notifications can get a little clunky from time to time. They always say that this is temporary and usually manage to fix it in a reasonable amount of time. You have a few things you can do at your disposal while you wait for a fix.
For starters, you can try to disable and re-enable notifications in your Tinder settings.
Here is what you need to do for each major platform:
- Web Browser Users – If you are using Tinder in your browser, you need to open your browser. Then go to Settings and disable notifications. Finally, enable them again and confirm. These steps work for any device or browser, they are just a little different in each of them.
- Apple Users – In case you have an iPad or an iPhone, you need to open the iOS settings. Then tap on Notifications, and finally, tap on Tinder. First, disable and then enable notifications.
- Android Users – If you have an Android device, go to the device settings, then select Sound and Notifications, tap on App Notifications, and finally choose Tinder. Disable notifications for Tinder and then enable them again.
In case the problem persists for a long period of time, even after trying these steps, you need to check your Tinder notifications settings. Open Tinder on your device, and then select your profile icon located at the top of the primary window. Choose Settings and go to Notifications to see if they are enabled. If they aren’t, turn them on.
Other Fixes for Notifications in Tinder
Here are some general tips for improving Tinder performance, including notifications. Some of them might sound silly, but believe it or not, they work.
You should always use the latest version of any app to make its performance as good as possible. The same applies to Tinder. They roll out fixes for these problems regularly, so an update might be all you need. Also, keep your device’s system updated to keep it fresh and fast.
Force Close Tinder
In case Tinder is misbehaving with notifications, try to force close the app and open it once more. Either check your running apps and close it from there or tap on the Tinder icon, hold it, and then select Force Stop. Start Tinder again and your problem might be gone.
In case Tinder keeps acting out, you can easily uninstall it from the same window mentioned in the last paragraph. The uninstall option is right next to the Force Stop option. Then go to the official Tinder Google Play Store or App Store page and download it from there. Install it from scratch and see if you still have notification problems.
Restart Your Smartphone
Sometimes all you need to fix your Tinder issues is to restart your device. Just turn your device off and then turn it back on. This should fix a temporary bug with Tinder if that was the cause for it misbehaving.
Check Your Connection
Notifications might not show up if your connection is not stable. See if your phone is connected to Wi-Fi at all times. If it isn’t, check your router. In case your internet went out, try using your cellular data. This can fix the problem even if your Wi-Fi is working.
The solution works the other way around as well – try switching from mobile data to Wi-Fi. In case none of that worked, perhaps try using a VPN service. This means Virtual Private Network, and it is good for private browsing as it encrypts your data and improves your anonymity online.
Following these steps closely should fix your problem with Tinder notifications. For some, it may take all the steps to finally be able to receive notifications or messages normally. If you want the single most valuable tip for using Tinder, it is to always keep it updated. The latest version of the app always works the smoothest and fixes the errors that may have been present in previous versions.
Which of these methods helped you fix your Tinder notification issues? Have you since experienced further notification problems? Let us know in the comments below.