We absolutely want you to know when you receive your messages.
Below are the most common steps to make sure Signal has all the settings and permissions to receive messages on time.
- Update to the latest version of Signal Android.
- Make sure you have enabled all the permissions for Signal.
- Go to Android Phone Settings > Apps > Signal > App Permissions > Enable all permissions. Even if this is enabled, please turn it off and back on then restart your phone.
- Allowed to work in Priority mode.
- Go to Android Phone Settings > Sound & notification > App notifications > Signal > enable Priority.
- Allowed to use the battery/power.
- Go to Android Phone Settings > Battery > Unmonitored apps > Add apps > Signal > Done > Restart your phone.
- Excluded from 'Doze mode' or the list of automatically optimized apps when in the background.
- Go to Android Phone Settings > Data Usage > Menu > uncheck 'Restrict background data'
- Included in list of apps allowed to start themselves.
- Go to Security > Permissions > Autostart > Allow Signal > Restart your phone.
- Go to Settings > All > Startup manager > Allow Signal > Restart your phone.
- Enabled through specific steps for Huawei phone's.
Additional steps are listed below.
- Test if it is working with the app Push Notifications Fixer from the Google Play Store.
- Go to Android Settings > Apps (then Manage Apps for some users) > Signal > Check on Show notifications.
- Go to Signal > Settings > Notifications > Enable message notifications.
- Go to Android Phone Settings > Applications > Manage applications > All (Swipe right on some phones for this list, if not listed in Downloaded).
- Choose Google Play services > Clear data.
- Choose and "Google services framework" > Clear data.
- Temporarily unlink your Google account from the phone.
- Reboot the phone.
- Re-associate your Google account.