What To Do: If You’re Getting Delayed Notifications On An Android Device

Last updated: July 1, 2020.

Fix Delayed Notifications On An Android Device

Some Android users have reportedly been having delays in receiving notifications about updates, messages and other stuff.  These delays are mostly related to apps only.  The time of the delay can vary.  Sometimes the delay is simply a matter of seconds; sometimes it’s over 15-20 minutes.

While this can be annoying, we’ve found a few fixes for it and in this post, were going to share it with you.


  1. Check that the delay isn’t due to Power Saving Mode.

Users turn on their Power Saving mode if they want their device’s battery life to last a little longer.  However, Power Saving doesn’t pay attention to every app, so if the delayed notifications are from apps not included on Power Saving’s list that is the reason for the delay.  Make sure to include them on the list.


  1. Let Background Apps Run

Sometimes, after we’ve used them for a little while, we kill all apps running in the background.  This clears the App and basically makes it stop working.  This means that everything related to the app, including notifications, will stop working as well.  Let the app that is giving you delayed notifications run in the background instead of killing it.


  1. Control Android Heartbeat Interval

The Android Heartbeat Interval is the time taken to reach Google Messaging servers to start Push Notifications of apps.  The default time is 15 minutes on Wi-Fi and 28 minutes on 3G or 4G.  You can change the Heartbeat Interval using an app called Push Notifications Fixer.  You can find and download this app on the Google Play Store.

In conclusion,

The thing about these delay is that their time vary, sometime it is a matter of seconds and sometimes they take over 15-20 minutes to update you about something. Such time can cause a lot of trouble, especially if you are engage in a epic war of comments with someone, or waiting for a reply.


Have you faced the problem of delayed notifications?

Which of these solved it? Share your experience in the comments box below.


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