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[Working] 6 Fixes for WhatsApp Notification Not Ringing on Android

WhatsApp is the most used instant messaging platform throughout the world. It is one of the most useful applications that people use every now and then. However, due to certain circumstances, users sometimes face notification sound issues while using the app. In this article, you will learn 6 ways to fix WhatsApp notification sound not working in Android. You can also learn to speed up audio message playback in WhatsApp.

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Ways to Fix WhatsApp Notification Sound Not Working on Android

Update WhatsApp on your Device to fix Bugs

If the WhatsApp sound notification is not working properly on your Android device, it might probably be due to an existing bug in the app. To fix this issue, you need to check the app for updates and install it.

  • Open Google Play Store on your Android device.
  • Search for WhatsApp and open it.
  • If you see an Update button below it, tap on it to install the updates to fix any existing bugs in the app.

Ensure that the Message/Chat thread isn’t Muted

If you are not getting sound notifications for a specific chat thread in WhatsApp, it is possible that you might have accidentally muted it. To fix this issue, you need to unmute the chat manually to resume getting sound notifications.

  • Open WhatsApp on your device.
  • Navigate and locate the chat whose notifications are not audible.
  • If the chat has been muted before, you will see a mute icon in front of that chat.
  • Long press the chat and tap on Unmute icon to enable getting sound notifications again.

Check whether Notifications are enabled for WhatsApp

To ensure that you don’t miss any sound notifications from WhatsApp, you need to check and verify whether notification access has been provided to the app. Follow these simple steps to check the same.

  • Open Settings and navigate to Apps.
  • Tap on Manage Apps and open WhatsApp.
  • Scroll down to find Notifications and tap on it.
  • Ensure that all the notification toggles are turned on.

Turn off Silent Profile in your device

If you aren’t receiving any WhatsApp sound notifications, it might be due to an existing silent profile enabled on your device. You need to disable it manually to resume getting notifications from the app.

  • Open the Settings App on your device.
  • Navigate to Sound & Vibration and open it.
  • Under the Sound section, tap on Silent/DND mode.
  • Tap on Regular to disable the silent profile on your device and start receiving sound notifications.

Manually sign out of other WhatsApp instances like WhatsApp Web

If you are not receiving any sound notifications while using WhatsApp on your Android, it might be due to other active instances receiving the notifications on some other device. You need to manually log out of all those devices to resume getting sound notifications on your phone. Follow these steps for an easy fix.

  • Open WhatsApp and tap on the three-dot icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on Linked Devices and open it.
  • Under the Device Status, tap on the instances individually to log out of your WhatsApp account from those devices.

Clear WhatsApp Cache Files

Just like other apps, WhatsApp makes use of cache files to provide a seamless experience to its users. However, these files get obsolete over time and accumulate in the device itself causing issues to the basic functioning of the app. In such situations, you need to manually remove these cache files to restore the proper functioning of the app. Follow these simple steps for a quick fix.

  • Open Settings app navigate to Apps.
  • Tap on Manage Apps and open WhatsApp.
  • Open Storage and tap on Clear Data to clear all the app-related cache files.

Bonus: Set Different Notification Sound for WhatsApp

If you can’t differentiate between the sound of your regular app notifications and WhatsApp notifications, you can also set a different notification sound for WhatsApp. Follow this simple guide on setting a different notification sound for apps on Android.

Wrapping Up

In this article, you have learned the ways to fix WhatsApp notification sounds not working on your Android device. If this article has helped you in fixing this issue, then hit the Like button and share this among your friends to help them fix it as well. Stay tuned for more troubleshooting articles like this one.

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Paras Rastogi

Being an Ardent Tech-Enthusiast, Paras is super passionate about new gadgets and technologies since childhood. His passion has developed him to write tech blogs that allow him to help people and make their digital lives easier. When he is not working, you can find him on Twitter.