12 Easy Fixes for Missed Call Notification Not Showing [2024]

Key Takeaways
  • Missing notifications for missed calls typically indicate a settings error or software bug, preventing the notification from appearing after a call is missed.
  • Common reasons for this issue include silenced notifications, enabled Do Not Disturb mode, network issues, or a specific app setting that disables call alerts.
  • To address the problem, check ring volume settings, ensure network coverage, disable Do Not Disturb and Airplane modes, verify phone app notification settings, and update the phone's OS or perform a factory reset if necessary.

Notifications can be hell to deal with, especially when you have hundreds of apps to deal with in your inbox. Amidst this, it can be easy to miss out on important details. In recent years, both major mobile operating systems—iOS and Android—have introduced updates that prioritize certain notifications over others.

Calls are rightfully given the highest priority, considering they fulfil a phone’s primary function. But what happens if you miss an important call, and even worse, the notification for the missed call never appears? This guide will go in detail to explain the reasons behind the issue and try and break down the steps to isolate and eliminate the problem.

What Does “Missed Call Notification Not Showing” Mean?

The phrase ‘missed call notification not showing‘ doesn’t inherently indicate an error, but rather a bug or underlying issue. It means that when you receive a call, there’s no notification displayed in your notification pane afterward.

Missed Call Notification Not Showing

Most people wouldn’t notice this problem immediately. They might only discover it later when checking their call logs. In some cases, older calls might appear in notifications, but new incoming calls would still not be shown there.

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Why are You Missing Your Call Notifications?

Users who have reported this issue on online forums have pointed out different reasons for the error occurring. However, some common ones include:

  1. Silenced notifications: Your phone app’s notifications may’ve been manually silenced to avoid any call notifications.
  2. Low volume: Your phone’s volume might’ve been reduced, which means you won’t hear or know about any potential incoming calls.
  3. Do Not Disturb: The Do Not Disturb mode may be blocking notifications, including those from the Phone app.
  4. App icon badges: Missed call indicators might be disabled on the Phone app icon.
  5. Software bug: The mobile operating system may be experiencing a glitch or a bug, preventing any sorts of alerts for incoming calls.
  6. Network issue: Your network carrier and connectivity problems might prevent your phone from receiving notification data.

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How to Fix Missed Call Notification Not Showing?

Here are some of the steps you can take to isolate the issue and potentially prevent missed call notifications not showing up on your device.

NOTICE: These steps were replicated on the Stock Android interface (Pixel UI). Settings for your phone may vary.

1. Adjust the Ring Volume Settings

If you don’t hear your phone ringing for incoming calls, it’s likely that the ringer volume is silenced. Even though you might increase the volume using the buttons, that might not adjust the ringer specifically.

Here’s how to adjust the ring volume on your device:

  1. Tap or hold either of the physical volume buttons on your device.
  2. A volume slider will appear, often with a menu button on the top or bottom. Tap this menu button.
  3. A menu will appear with separate sliders for different volumes, including one for your phone’s ringer. Slide the ringer volume slider all the way to the desired level, one that’s loud enough for you to hear.
Adjusting the Volume Settings

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2. Check if You’re Within Network Range

While extremely rare, there can be situations where you might not receive a cellular signal, especially when traveling or in a region experiencing a widespread outage. In these cases, if someone calls you, you’ll only be notified when your phone next catches the network signal.

3. Check if Do Not Disturb or Airplane Mode is Enabled

Your second plan of action should be to look at functionality that might be deliberately preventing incoming call notifications. For this, you’ll need to check if Do Not Disturb (DND) or Airplane mode is enabled. DND essentially silences all incoming notifications and vibrations, including calls and text messages. Airplane mode disables all types of cellular and wireless signals from your phone.

Step 1: Disable Do Not Disturb Mode

Here’s how you can locate the Do Not Disturb settings and disable it (if enabled):

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings.
  2. Find “Notifications” and tap on it.
  3. Scroll down to find “Do Not Disturb,” and tap on it.
  4. If enabled, tap “Turn off now.”
Disabling Do Not Disturb on Android

Step 2: Disable Airplane Mode

Here’s how you can locate the Airplane mode settings and disable it (if enabled):

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings.
  2. Find “Network & internet,” and tap on it.
  3. Look for “Airplane mode,” and tap the toggle slider once to disable the setting (if enabled)
Disabling Airplane mode on Android

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Method 4: Check if Phone App Notifications are Disabled

If there’s nothing wrong with your phone’s sound settings, chances are that notifications for the Phone app itself might be silenced. Here’s how to check the Phone notifications:

  1. Open your phone’s Settings.
  2. Locate and tap “Apps.”
  3. Select “See all apps.”
  4. Find your default calling app, which is usually labeled “Phone” on most Android phones.
    Accessing the default caller app Settings
  5. Tap the app icon, then select “Notifications.”
  6. Check if the toggle for “Incoming calls” is enabled.
    Phone app’s notification Settings

Method 5: Turn off Caller ID and Spam Protection

The Google Phone app has a feature called “Caller ID & spam,” which blocks any incoming call notifications that it deems is likely to be spam or from an unknown number. Sometimes, it can mistake legit numbers and calls from reaching through to you.

Here’s how you can disable Spam Protection within the Google Phone app:

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap on the three vertical dots on the top right-hand side.
  3. In the drop-down menu, tap “Settings.”
    Accessing the Phone app Settings
  4. Tap on “Caller ID & spam.”
  5. On the screen that pops up, disable the toggle in front of “Caller ID & spam.”
    Caller ID & Spam Settings

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Method 6: Reset App Preferences

If your calls aren’t ringing or showing up, a bug or glitch in your default calling app could be the culprit. This app is usually Google Phone, but some users might have a third-party option like Truecaller or Hiya. To troubleshoot, you can reset your app preferences. This will clear any default app settings, allowing you to choose a different calling app next time. This can help isolate the issue if it’s related to the caller app itself.

Here’s how you reset preferences for the default calling app:

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps > See all apps.
    Accessing app Settings
  3. On the top right-hand side of the screen, tap on the kebab (three vertical dot) menu icon.
  4. Choose “Reset app preferences.”
    Resetting app preferences in device’s Settings


Method 7: Restart Your Device

The problem could also come from a more complex issue, like a bug or glitch within the operating system itself. These can be trickier to solve. However, it’s always wise to start with simple solutions, like restarting your device.

In most cases, a restart can refresh your system’s OS and clear any bugs or glitches that might be interfering with calls. It’s also worth noting that some devices may turn off unimportant notifications, including calls, when entering a power-saving state on low battery. In these cases, it is possible that your phone might not automatically switch back to the normal state after charging above a certain level.

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Method 8: Disconnect All Bluetooth Devices

If you’re receiving a call and see the contact information on the screen alongside a visual prompt, but aren’t hearing an audio cue, it is possible that you have some Bluetooth devices connected to your phone that are sounding the ringtone.

In these cases, your ringtone and other system sounds with be routed to the paired Bluetooth device. When you disable or unpair a Bluetooth connection, the phone will be forced to ring the incoming call via the internal speaker itself.

Here’s how you can disconnect all Bluetooth devices from your phone:

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings.
  2. Select Connected devices > Connection preferences > Bluetooth.
    Accessing Connected Device’s Settings
  3. Uncheck the toggle in front of “Use Bluetooth.”
    Bluetooth Settings

Method 9: Contact Your Network Carrier

There are often situations where a caller tries to reach you, but you don’t receive the call despite having no apparent issues on your end. This can sometimes be caused by a network error on your carrier’s side. In this case, it’s advisable to contact your network carrier first and inquire about the problem.

Method 10: Update Your Phone’s OS

If you’ve recently updated your device and have started facing this issue, there is a big chance that there is a problem with the new update that was pushed in by the manufacturer. In such cases, if the developer receives a huge number of complaints, a bug fix would soon be pushed out. This is why you should try to constantly check for updates and update you phone as soon as a new version is available.

Here’s how you can update your phone’s OS:

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings.
  2. Tap on System > System updates.
  3. If an update is available, tap on “Update.”
    Checking for System Updates

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Method 11: Factory Reset Your Device

If everything you tried didn’t work, try and isolate if the issue is indeed on the software end. For that, you will need to factory reset your device. Keep in mind that this will remove all data on your phone, so backup important files beforehand. For most users, factory resetting their phones seemed to do the trick and solve the issue.

Factory resetting your device

Method 12: Look for Any Physical Damage

If you’ve already tried all of the methods above and it didn’t solve the issue, look for any physical marks of wear and tear on your device. There is a chance that your speaker is the fault point if you’re not hearing any ringtone while receiving a call.

Check for a faulty speaker

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What to Do if All Else Fails?

If you’re having trouble isolating the cause of the incoming call issue but still want to use your device normally, here’s a workaround.

If you hear a ringing sound but don’t see a notification or any indication of an incoming call, try pulling down the notification shade. This is where you’ll usually find the option to accept or decline the call, along with the caller’s name.

On the other hand, if your ringtone doesn’t play when you see an incoming call, the problem might be with your phone’s hardware or a software bug. The troubleshooting steps above should have helped identify a software issue, so hardware problems are more likely in this scenario.

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The reasons for why your phone isn’t notifying you of incoming calls can vary depending on the circumstances. It could be something simple, like Airplane mode being enabled, or something more complex, like a faulty phone speaker. In any case, you should try to go through the guide step-by-step to ensure that the issue is isolated, and consequently, implement a corresponding solution.


What to do if some of my calls don’t reach my phone and are notified later?

In most cases, this is an issue that is limited to the phone’s network carrier which means that you may need to contact your network service provider.

How can I receive the calls on my phone if I don’t see the caller ID screen?

You can answer calls on your phone by swiping down from the notification pane when you receive a call. Here, you will see a notification to answer/decline a call.

Why is my phone vibrating, but not sounding the ringtone when I receive the call?

This can be either because your phone is on silent, or you’ve enabled Do Not Disturb or Airplane mode on your device.


Muhammad Qasim

Qasim's deep love for technology and gaming drives him to not only stay up-to-date on the latest developments but also to share his informed perspectives with others through his writing. Whether through this or other endeavors, he is committed to sharing his expertise and making a meaningful contribution to the world of tech and gaming.