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iOS 11 bug blocks Whatsapp notifications on iPhone

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 11, 2017, 11:11 am IST
Updated : Nov 12, 2017, 1:50 pm IST

It’s presumed that one of the iOS updates released by Apple for iOS 11 broke down the notification system for some apps

Basically, whenever users swipe up to close WhatsApp, they get a message telling them that “swiping to close WhatsApp can prevent you from receiving notifications.”
 Basically, whenever users swipe up to close WhatsApp, they get a message telling them that “swiping to close WhatsApp can prevent you from receiving notifications.”

A recent iOS 11 update appears to have broken down the notification system on the iPhone, with WhatsApp showing a warning every time users close the app to let them now that notifications would no longer be received.

Basically, whenever users swipe up to close WhatsApp, they get a message telling them that “swiping to close WhatsApp can prevent you from receiving notifications.”

Very little has been said about what’s causing this issue on the iPhone, but according to ‘Softpedia’, the message started appearing in mid-October, with more users confirming it later the same month

It’s presumed that one of the iOS updates released by Apple for iOS 11 broke down the notification system for some apps, though neither Apple nor WhatsApp confirmed the existence of this bug.

There are reports that Apple is already looking into the problem and a bugfix is under development, with WhatsApp also said to be working on a workaround until iOS is being patched.

Notifications are being pushed to iOS devices with Apple’s Push Notification Service, and there is a chance that the latest iOS update introduced some issues that prevent notifications from showing up on the iPhone after closing WhatsApp and possibly other apps.

For the time being, the only way to deal with this message and continue getting notifications on the iPhone in WhatsApp is to never close the app. Of course, this isn’t the most convenient workaround for those who want to keep things organized on their devices, but with both WhatsApp and Apple looking into the matter, it shouldn’t take too long before a patch is released.

Some users also recommended going to WhatsApp settings > Notifications and tapping “Reset Notification Settings,” as this could solve the problem and have notifications sent to the iPhone even when the app is not running.

Tags: whatsapp, iphone, ios, bug, notifications