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Troubleshooting Basic Apple Push Notification Issues


The purpose of this article is to provide some basic steps to troubleshoot push notification issues on Apple iPhones; iPads and iPad Minis


Please review the steps below to ensure that the iPhone is configured in a manner to receive Spok notifications:

  • Ensure Notifications for Spok Mobile are enabled by going to Settings > Notifications > Spok Mobile

  • Go to Settings and ensure the "Do Not Disturb" feature is not activated by making sure the phone is configured as shown below.

  • Go to Settings > Notifications > Messages, make sure that “Allow Notifications” is turned on.

  • Your device has a mute switch (ring or silent).  It is a lever-type button that you flip up or down to mute the device. On an iPhone, this switch is located on the left side of your device, on an iPad, it is located on the right side of your iPad:

    Make sure that the mute button isn’t turned on by pushing the “Ring/Silent” switch to the “Ring” position.

  • Hold the home and lock button together until the iPhone restarts itself and test Spok Mobile paging again.
  • Check whether the network is working in a good condition. If it isn’t, apps won’t update the news and send notifications. Just re-connect your Wi-Fi or Cellular network. Or reset network settings.
  • Delete all the messages for Spok Mobile, and then send a new message.
  • Specific to iPad Mini:

    1.Go to home page
    2.Select settings
    3.Now choose 'General' option click 'set side switch to'option 'Rotate lock' option
    6.Now press home button twice go to mute part present in left part it to enable sound for notifications alert

  • As a second to last step, go to Notifications and disable notifications for Spok Mobile messages, power off your phone, and turn the phone on again and retest Spok Mobile (Restart your device by pressing and holding the sleep/wake button until you see the slider then slide the slider.)
  • LAST RECOURSE:  Go to Settings > General > Reset and then choose to Reset Network Settings.  CAUTION: This will wipe out all WiFi history used by this device and is not recoverable.  Be sure to only select Network Settings as other options can and will remove data on your iPhone.


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