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[FIX/SOLUTION] Facebook push notifications not working .. AGAIN (2013)

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dEris

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For awhile, my Facebook push notifications were working just fine until I had updated to Jelly Bean. I tried everything.. to clearing cache, data, uninstalling, and even the BlackBerry trick again (worked once before) and couldn't for the life of me figure out why they weren't working anymore. I thought maybe it was Facebook clashing with JB. I read everywhere and found out some people had no issues and some had some where every push notifications didn't work and some just Facebook.

Well I spend a day or so trying to figure it out and finally found a new, simple fix.

1) Open the Facebook app.
2) Tap on menu button on the top left
3) Account > Account Settings
4) Apps and Websites
5) Clear out Facebook related apps (Like Friendcaster or HTC Sense)
6) Clear data on the Facebook app and launch app


I noticed some off the apps in there have a push notification toggle button and I believe it was messing up the push notification system of there was to many to keep up with.

Once I spent 20 mins clearing those apps out, I cleared data and started the app notifications started working again. I didn't know it worked until someone wrote on my wall and I was shocked to see a notification!

I really hope this helps some of you out who have gave up looking for another fix.

If you're still not getting notifications, I'm sorry =(

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
 

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Facebook, Twitter, Google+, push notifications aren't working in any of these apps. So annoying. I even tried re-installing the ROM and apps, but to no avail :(
 

dEris

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Sounds like all your notifications are broke. This is a fix just for Facebook while others are working.

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Arstoien

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Oct 31, 2012
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After a whole day of looking around, here's the solution: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120318142032AA1GpzE (quote below). As a step-by-step:
1. log out of your Android Facebook app
2. clear app data
3. go to facebook on a PC and then account settings → security settings → active sessions and end all of them. (not sure if that's necessary, but it wouldn't hurt)
4. Log out
5. Now log in on the Android app and enjoy push notifications.

If you are logged into Facebook on a computer or other device, then your android phone won't sync, one way is to hit the social network widget and tap view all updates, then click on the refresh button, that is what I have to do to fix mine if I am logged into the computer, or you can just log out of facebook when you are wanting to use the phone.

This was caused by the latest update from Facebook's Mobile App, and unfortunately it affects not only facebook, but also twitter on the social network widget.
 

Conundrum1984

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Feb 7, 2013
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I have just tried this, along with uninstalling Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Friendcaster. They used to work perfectly. Now, they don't. I ess running the stock TouchWiz but now I'm on CM10. Could that be the problem? I will select the C2DM in Friendcaster, go through the process of entering my email and password, then nothing. It used to say that the registration was successful. Now it doesn't. I will then exit out of everything then go back in to check and the selection will be back to periodic polling.
 

BrAnDsKiOnE

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Actually Solved

I have had this same problem for over a year now, they wouldn't work on my iPhone iPad android phones or tablets. It has nothing to do with resetting anything, clearing caches, reinstalling or restoring. There is an app that you have connected to your Facebook which has blocked your notifications.

Head into your Facebook app and click on account settings, click on the apps button and turn all platforms off. Close the app in your multitask by double clicking your home button and closing the app from there. Get someone send you a test and bam.... Notifications :) I never thought I would see a Facebook notifications ever again! Head back into your settings and turn platforms back on. Your apps will be gone but once you use an app and connect with Facebook everything will be there again. Worked with Cydia and all my paid apps were in my account again!

Hope this works for everyone to get their notifications back!! :)
 

Arstoien

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Oct 31, 2012
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I have had this same problem for over a year now, they wouldn't work on my iPhone iPad android phones or tablets. It has nothing to do with resetting anything, clearing caches, reinstalling or restoring. There is an app that you have connected to your Facebook which has blocked your notifications.

Head into your Facebook app and click on account settings, click on the apps button and turn all platforms off. Close the app in your multitask by double clicking your home button and closing the app from there. Get someone send you a test and bam.... Notifications :) I never thought I would see a Facebook notifications ever again! Head back into your settings and turn platforms back on. Your apps will be gone but once you use an app and connect with Facebook everything will be there again. Worked with Cydia and all my paid apps were in my account again!

Hope this works for everyone to get their notifications back!! :)

If the problem is caused by an app, yes, it would. But for many that's not the root of the issue, so it's not correct to say it has nothing to do with… Anyway, thanks for contributing with a new solution.

Sent from my Nexus 4
 

BrAnDsKiOnE

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If the problem is caused by an app, yes, it would. But for many that's not the root of the issue, so it's not correct to say it has nothing to do with… Anyway, thanks for contributing with a new solution.

Sent from my Nexus 4

No probs, but I have read through so many forums all having the Same problems and people always giving the same answers, restoring whole fone, getting new fone, updating software, clearing caches, reinstalling the app blah blah blah and the solution I have found fixed mine and many other devices, friends and other forums. So generally it's an app that they have connected to fb that has conflicted with notifications. Instead of going through 1 by one which I tried and everything else, turning off all then starting from scratch completely restored mine and brought it back to normal!
 

slon11

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Oct 20, 2012
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After a whole day of looking around, here's the solution: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120318142032AA1GpzE (quote below). As a step-by-step:
1. log out of your Android Facebook app
2. clear app data
3. go to facebook on a PC and then account settings → security settings → active sessions and end all of them. (not sure if that's necessary, but it wouldn't hurt)
4. Log out
5. Now log in on the Android app and enjoy push notifications.

+1 work ,thank's :D

will see for how long it will be work :D
 

DTR204

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Jan 26, 2011
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I have had this same problem for over a year now, they wouldn't work on my iPhone iPad android phones or tablets. It has nothing to do with resetting anything, clearing caches, reinstalling or restoring. There is an app that you have connected to your Facebook which has blocked your notifications.

Head into your Facebook app and click on account settings, click on the apps button and turn all platforms off. Close the app in your multitask by double clicking your home button and closing the app from there. Get someone send you a test and bam.... Notifications :) I never thought I would see a Facebook notifications ever again! Head back into your settings and turn platforms back on. Your apps will be gone but once you use an app and connect with Facebook everything will be there again. Worked with Cydia and all my paid apps were in my account again!

Hope this works for everyone to get their notifications back!! :)


Worked for me x2 on a htc inspire and a moto x (the old one) +1 thanks ;)
 

sephoron

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Apr 19, 2011
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i have done this steps

1) Open the Facebook app.
2) Tap on menu button on the top left
3) Account > Account Settings
4) Apps and Websites
5) Clear out Facebook related apps (Like Friendcaster or HTC Sense)
6) Clear data on the Facebook app and launch app

but it work only irregular :( i have reinstalled the app to.... deleted all apps on facebook. anyone an idea?
 

goncal

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Mar 8, 2011
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Hi

Found a solution that worked for me so thought I'd share here.

I was using FB 1.9.1 from an old Titanium Backup I kept on my Sgs1 and after setting up Zeam launcher and disabling some system and memory hogs like Google Play Svcs I thought I'd give the newer FB app a go.

Sure enough I stopped getting push notifications.

However rest of notifications on phone kept working, email, gtalk etc.

Then it occurred to me the push notification system might prefer to send notifications to the device rather than the account.

By which I mean every android device had an Android ID supposedly linked to the physical device itself.

I thought of this after noticing that whenever my phone should be popping up a notification that I just sent to mu account from another GB accpunt, namely a chat message, OS monitor would always show a peak of activity before relaxing again and nothing actually happening.

The rush was already happening when notifications were still working.

(I had previously used the newer fB app before and did get notifications to work.)

So i had a close look at Titanium Backup Account settings, and my Google Play store settings, and found out both were *not* using the *main* Google account my phone is linked to.

After which I set both G Mkt and Tit bkp to the right main Google account and immediately after, I updated FB app through G Market.

Hey presto, notifications came back!


Sent from my GT-I9000 using xda app-developers app
 

Ham_is_here

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For awhile, my Facebook push notifications were working just fine until I had updated to Jelly Bean. I tried everything.. to clearing cache, data, uninstalling, and even the BlackBerry trick again (worked once before) and couldn't for the life of me figure out why they weren't working anymore. I thought maybe it was Facebook clashing with JB. I read everywhere and found out some people had no issues and some had some where every push notifications didn't work and some just Facebook.

Well I spend a day or so trying to figure it out and finally found a new, simple fix.

1) Open the Facebook app.
2) Tap on menu button on the top left
3) Account > Account Settings
4) Apps and Websites
5) Clear out Facebook related apps (Like Friendcaster or HTC Sense)
6) Clear data on the Facebook app and launch app


I noticed some off the apps in there have a push notification toggle button and I believe it was messing up the push notification system of there was to many to keep up with.

Once I spent 20 mins clearing those apps out, I cleared data and started the app notifications started working again. I didn't know it worked until someone wrote on my wall and I was shocked to see a notification!

I really hope this helps some of you out who have gave up looking for another fix.

If you're still not getting notifications, I'm sorry =(

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
I tried as you directed. Works perfect now!
cleared every app on the Facebook account I own. All notifications are working for the Facebook app.


I also used Push Notification fixer for root(there's a non root version too)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/...e=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_term=pnf+root
 
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dEris

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I tried as you directed. Works perfect now!
cleared every app on the Facebook account I own. All notifications are working for the Facebook app.


I also used Push Notification fixer for root(there's a non root version too)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/...e=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_term=pnf+root

Glad my solution still works! My fb notifications have been working since!


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shove_me

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This Worked For Me

I am assuming that anyone with this problem has at one point rooted and installed Blackmart, AdBlock, AdAway or Freedom. If not this may not work for you.

I installed Root Commander then went into \System\etc and deleted the hosts file. Using lucky patcher I cleared dalvik cache and rebooted. Then I factory reset my phone and VOILA all push notifications are now working after nearly 4 months. I hope you get your phones working without having to flash your ROM.
 

fdg59

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For awhile, my Facebook push notifications were working just fine until I had updated to Jelly Bean. I tried everything.. to clearing cache, data, uninstalling, and even the BlackBerry trick again (worked once before) and couldn't for the life of me figure out why they weren't working anymore. I thought maybe it was Facebook clashing with JB. I read everywhere and found out some people had no issues and some had some where every push notifications didn't work and some just Facebook.

Well I spend a day or so trying to figure it out and finally found a new, simple fix.

1) Open the Facebook app.
2) Tap on menu button on the top left
3) Account > Account Settings
4) Apps and Websites
5) Clear out Facebook related apps (Like Friendcaster or HTC Sense)
6) Clear data on the Facebook app and launch app


I noticed some off the apps in there have a push notification toggle button and I believe it was messing up the push notification system of there was to many to keep up with.

Once I spent 20 mins clearing those apps out, I cleared data and started the app notifications started working again. I didn't know it worked until someone wrote on my wall and I was shocked to see a notification!

I really hope this helps some of you out who have gave up looking for another fix.

If you're still not getting notifications, I'm sorry =(

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2

I had the same problem, i could not receive the push notification on my nexus 4 and also on my ipad and i think i finally figured out how to correct that. took a minute. log in on a desktop browser check your email notifications: It needs to be at least "important notifications". After that you should be able to open the app and select what kind of push notifications to receive. i am sure that will not help everyone as there are different things that can block push notification but it's still something to look into.
 

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    After a whole day of looking around, here's the solution: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120318142032AA1GpzE (quote below). As a step-by-step:
    1. log out of your Android Facebook app
    2. clear app data
    3. go to facebook on a PC and then account settings → security settings → active sessions and end all of them. (not sure if that's necessary, but it wouldn't hurt)
    4. Log out
    5. Now log in on the Android app and enjoy push notifications.

    If you are logged into Facebook on a computer or other device, then your android phone won't sync, one way is to hit the social network widget and tap view all updates, then click on the refresh button, that is what I have to do to fix mine if I am logged into the computer, or you can just log out of facebook when you are wanting to use the phone.

    This was caused by the latest update from Facebook's Mobile App, and unfortunately it affects not only facebook, but also twitter on the social network widget.
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    For awhile, my Facebook push notifications were working just fine until I had updated to Jelly Bean. I tried everything.. to clearing cache, data, uninstalling, and even the BlackBerry trick again (worked once before) and couldn't for the life of me figure out why they weren't working anymore. I thought maybe it was Facebook clashing with JB. I read everywhere and found out some people had no issues and some had some where every push notifications didn't work and some just Facebook.

    Well I spend a day or so trying to figure it out and finally found a new, simple fix.

    1) Open the Facebook app.
    2) Tap on menu button on the top left
    3) Account > Account Settings
    4) Apps and Websites
    5) Clear out Facebook related apps (Like Friendcaster or HTC Sense)
    6) Clear data on the Facebook app and launch app


    I noticed some off the apps in there have a push notification toggle button and I believe it was messing up the push notification system of there was to many to keep up with.

    Once I spent 20 mins clearing those apps out, I cleared data and started the app notifications started working again. I didn't know it worked until someone wrote on my wall and I was shocked to see a notification!

    I really hope this helps some of you out who have gave up looking for another fix.

    If you're still not getting notifications, I'm sorry =(

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
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    Actually Solved

    I have had this same problem for over a year now, they wouldn't work on my iPhone iPad android phones or tablets. It has nothing to do with resetting anything, clearing caches, reinstalling or restoring. There is an app that you have connected to your Facebook which has blocked your notifications.

    Head into your Facebook app and click on account settings, click on the apps button and turn all platforms off. Close the app in your multitask by double clicking your home button and closing the app from there. Get someone send you a test and bam.... Notifications :) I never thought I would see a Facebook notifications ever again! Head back into your settings and turn platforms back on. Your apps will be gone but once you use an app and connect with Facebook everything will be there again. Worked with Cydia and all my paid apps were in my account again!

    Hope this works for everyone to get their notifications back!! :)
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    it worked! Thank you very much!
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    For awhile, my Facebook push notifications were working just fine until I had updated to Jelly Bean. I tried everything.. to clearing cache, data, uninstalling, and even the BlackBerry trick again (worked once before) and couldn't for the life of me figure out why they weren't working anymore. I thought maybe it was Facebook clashing with JB. I read everywhere and found out some people had no issues and some had some where every push notifications didn't work and some just Facebook.

    Well I spend a day or so trying to figure it out and finally found a new, simple fix.

    1) Open the Facebook app.
    2) Tap on menu button on the top left
    3) Account > Account Settings
    4) Apps and Websites
    5) Clear out Facebook related apps (Like Friendcaster or HTC Sense)
    6) Clear data on the Facebook app and launch app


    I noticed some off the apps in there have a push notification toggle button and I believe it was messing up the push notification system of there was to many to keep up with.

    Once I spent 20 mins clearing those apps out, I cleared data and started the app notifications started working again. I didn't know it worked until someone wrote on my wall and I was shocked to see a notification!

    I really hope this helps some of you out who have gave up looking for another fix.

    If you're still not getting notifications, I'm sorry =(

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    I tried as you directed. Works perfect now!
    cleared every app on the Facebook account I own. All notifications are working for the Facebook app.


    I also used Push Notification fixer for root(there's a non root version too)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...e=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_term=pnf+root