In this digital-centric age, it is impossible to stay away from smartphones forever because some work-related emails or texts might require your immediate attention. Everyone needs a break from their mobile screens, but the notifications from different apps all day can be annoying at times. The best way to get rid of it is by switching off your phone and spending some me-time.
You must be worried about what if there is an emergency call or notification on your phone when it is switched off? How will you know if you got an important call when your mobile was off? We will try to answer these queries in this blog in detail.
Is it Possible to Get Notifications When Phone is Switched Off?
There is no simple way to know if someone called you when your mobile was switched off. Missed calls are the calls that you couldn’t receive when it was sent to your phone. You can see the notification of missed calls as soon as you activate your mobile phone. But, if your phone is switched off, this setting doesn’t work, and the person calling you will hear that the number you’re calling is currently switched off. So, you don’t receive the call, and there is no notification.
It is possible to find out who called you when your phone was off by enabling the notifications for the same. For the notifications from other apps, you will receive them as soon as you switch on the phone. Here, we will discuss the steps to enable and manage notifications.
How to Get Notifications When Phone is Switched Off
You will be able to activate missed call notifications and other notifications by following the steps mentioned below.
1. Activate missed call notification
Step 1: Open your phone and go to the Settings tab.
Step 2: Select the Notifications option; you will find the phone app after scrolling a little.
Step 3: Now, choose the Missed call and toggle on the notifications.
You will see the missed call notification on your lock screen. You can also enable the Truecaller notifications by following the same steps. Additionally, you can activate the settings that show you who dialed your number when your mobile was off by dialing a unique code offered by your network provider.
Then turn on the notifications of other apps you mostly use, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, etc. Their notifications will appear on the lock screen, and you can read the entire message by tapping the down arrow. You can slide left the notifications you have seen or don’t want to see.
2. Choose how you want to be notified
Step1: For this, go to your phone’s Settings app and tap on the Notification button.
Step 2: Select the Notifications on the lock screen and set your phone’s notification defaults.
Step 3: For more notification settings, go to the General section and choose your preferences, like Allow notification snoozing or Hide silent notifications in the status bar.
You can turn on the notification snoozing if you want to get message alerts, even if your phone is locked.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How do you check missed calls when you switch off your iPhone?
Not any phone, including iPhone, registers a missed call when switched off. You can check your carrier’s website for your line number to know if you have any missed calls.
Q2: Why don’t I receive any missed calls or other notifications after turning off airplane mode?
When you land and turn off airplane mode, your phone tries to re-establish itself with the carrier’s network. Therefore, you may receive all your missed notifications after a few minutes to an hour or more.
It is always convenient to check notifications from the lock screen to decide if we have to reply urgently or later on. You can activate these settings on your android device or iPhone by following the steps mentioned earlier. We hope this guide helped you make your daily life easier. Stay tuned to gain such tips and tricks; share your experiences in the comments section below.