Why Don’t I Get Missed Call Notifications on My iPhone?

Occasionally people call our cell phones when we aren’t near them, or are unable to answer the call. The iPhone will typically show a notification that lets you know that a call was missed, and will usually show the name or phone number from the missed call.

But this is a configurable notification on an iPhone, and it is possible that it might get turned off. So if you find that you are not getting notified when you miss a call, then your notifications may have been disabled. You can follow our short guide below to learn how to turn notifications back on for the Phone app, plus you can see the menu where you can configure several different options for the types of notifications that you receive.


Turning On Notifications for the Phone App on the iPhone

The steps in this article were performed with an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.1.2. These same steps will work for other devices using the same operating system, as well as devices using iOS 7.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Select the Notifications option.

select the notifications option



Step 3: Tap the Phone option.

select the phone option



Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Allow Notifications to enable them. Notifications are enabled when there is green shading around the button, as in the image below.

tap the button to the right of allow notifications



You can then configure specific options regarding how you receive call notifications on the device. For example, if you want to receive a pop-up alert at the center of your screen when you have a missed call, then select the Alerts option under the Alert Style When Unlocked section of the menu.

select the notification style



If you aren’t receiving any calls on your iPhone, then Do Not Disturb may be turned on. This article will show you how to turn it off. Another possibility is that Airplane mode has been turned on. If that is the case, then you can read here to learn how to turn it on or off.


Would you like to see a list of all of your missed calls? This article will show you how to find it.

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