Notifications are not working

Some Android devices have a setting that prevents regular apps from triggering notifications. These may differ because most of the device makers have their own versions of Android.

First step

Please make sure your notifications are turned on in the Daylio. You can also try to turn them off and on again:

  • Daily reminders are turned on in More > Reminders
  • Weekly report notifications are turned on in More > Weekly Reports, scroll all the way down to see the switch
  • Goal notifications are turned on in individual goals More > Goals, tap on goal, and scroll all the way down to see the switch

We struggle to keep this article up-to-date with every variation of Android update. The best way is to search the issue "push notifications not working" + add your phone brand.

Here are some common answers that might help you:

Reboot your phone

Sometimes the issue is only a temporary problem - system hiccup. Rebooting the phone might fix it.

Review system settings for Daylio

Sometimes you can have notifications enabled in Daylio, but disabled in the system.

  1. Open the Settings menu on your device.
  2. Then head to Apps & Notifications and then See all apps.
  3. Tap on the app on which you are unable to receive the pop-up notifications from the list.
  4. Tap on the app and then head to Notifications.
  5. Under the Show notifications menu, make sure that you have enabled the Pop-up screen.
  6. Toggle the Pop-up screen option if it is disabled or turn it off and on.

Battery optimization and power savers

  • Devices with Marshmallow OS or above (Android 6.0+): Settings ⇒ Battery ⇒ Battery Optimization. Make sure Daylio is on the list of apps excluded from optimization.
  • Huawei & Honor: System settings ⇒ Advanced Settings ⇒ Battery Manager ⇒ Protected apps ⇒ enable Daylio.
    • Go to Settings -> Apps -> advanced -> Ignore battery optimizations, then find Daylio app and tap Ignore. Don't be tricked by the misleading wording, "ignoring" the app actually means to let it run, because you're telling the battery optimization function to "ignore" that app.
    • Go to Settings -> Notification panel & status bar -> Notification centre, then find Daylio app, then activate "allow notifications" and also "priority display". You have to activate the priority part too to make sure you get notifications.
  • Lenovo: Settings ⇒ Power Manager ⇒ Background app management ⇒ flip Allow auto-start for Daylio.
  • OnePlus: Settings ⇒ Apps ⇒ gear icon ⇒ Apps Auto-launch ⇒ enable Daylio.
  • OppO: Security Center ⇒ Privacy Permissions ⇒ Startup Manager ⇒ allow Daylio.
  • Samsung: Settings ⇒ Security ⇒ Auto-start Management ⇒ Set Daylio to “Allowed”. Also, you will need to exclude Daylio from any of the battery optimization features on your device. For that go to Settings ⇒ Battery ⇒ disable battery optimization for Daylio as well as checking to make sure the Restrict background data setting is disabled.
  • Vivo: Manager ⇒ App Manager ⇒ Autostart manager ⇒ allow Daylio.
  • Xiaomi: Security ⇒ Permissions ⇒ Autostart ⇒ make sure Daylio is enabled.

If none of this helps, go to Settings > Apps > Select Daylio > Battery > then choose optimization and disable battery optimization.

Do not disturb mode

If your phone is is DND mode your Daylio notifications might be muted.

Head into Settings and under Sound or Notifications (depending on your specific Android device), review the Do Not Disturb mode. 

Background data disabled

In Android Oreo and later, you can cut off apps’ access to mobile data in the background. While you probably didn’t toggle this setting by accident, it’s still worth checking out when you have notifications problems. After all, no internet access renders many apps essentially dead.

You’ll find this option at at Settings > Apps & Notifications > Daylio > Data Usage > Background Data.

Daylio restricted from running on the background 

On Android Oreo and above, you have the ability to completely shut off apps from operating when you’re not actively using them. It’s included to disable apps that consume way too much of your phone’s battery life. It’s certainly a nifty addition that safeguards your phone’s battery life from poorly built apps.

However, it can also lead to problems if switched on for apps that matter to you. Unfortunately, Android can make changes to this on its own if it thinks it’s necessary. You should thus review the setting for apps with notification problems.

It’s located under Settings > Apps & Notifications > Daylio > Battery > Background Restriction.

Reinstall the app

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You can try to uninstall the app and reinstall it again from the store.

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