Okay, so you’re using WhatsApp, and you can heat your notifications pinging – but you’re not actually seeing them coming through in your list. Whether that’s when your phone itself is actually locked, or when you’ve unlocked it and have manually dragged-down the notifications centre on iPhone, but you still can’t actually see the notifications for the message.
First of all, ensure that you actually have the notifications for WhatsApp on, and that you also have ‘Night Mode’ turned off.
This sounds obvious, but it should be your first point to check and ensure that you do indeed already have them turned on. Chances are you do, so you’ll need to follow the below steps to get this resolved.
Let’s take a look at how to find and solve this issue directly in your phone.
Fixing the WhatsApp not in the notifications list issue on iPhone
1. Head into ‘Settings’
2. Go to ‘General’
3. Go to ‘Scroll to ‘Transfer or Reset’
4. Choose ‘Reset’
5. Reset ‘Location & Privacy’
With ever-more stringent privacy terms that the iPhone has to adhere to, this may have occurred based on a WhatsApp update, in which further allowance of utilising location and privacy data was required before you could access notifications (like you would’ve been able to do prior to an update).
Why would you want to look at WhatsApp notifications without viewing them on iPhone?
The main reason is so you can see messages (or at least the start of messages) without the person sending them to you knowing that you’ve seen them. You may also just want to have a quick glance at a message before replying at a later stage.
Either way, it’s very handy to get notifications back, and this will resolve the issue on the iPhone for you.