FIXED: Xbox App Notifications not Working Issue [Step By Step Guide]

Do you have issues with Xbox App notifications not working on Windows 10? You are not alone. This is an annoying bug, but fortunately, there are some very easy steps to follow in order to fix this particular issue.

In this article, we will focus on an issue that prevents the Notifications from being displayed inside the Xbox App for both Game Clips and Friends.

You will find a simple solution that you can try that involves downloading a small file from Microsoft. This is basically a quick fix for this problem, and it has been tested to work in many different Windows 10 PCs. You can always revert back if you want to or uninstall the app altogether.

But first, let us know why does this error occurs?

What Causes are the Xbox app notifications not working Issue?

Following are some of the reasons due to which the Xbox app notifications not working issue may be occurring:

  • Misconfigured Application: Sometimes, the Application is not configured correctly on your Windows 10 PC. This means that some necessary features are missing and/or some default settings have been changed.
  • Cable Disconnected: The different options inside the Xbox app need a connection to Microsoft’s servers and some other locations in order for them to properly work. If the internet connection is disrupted, then the Xbox app may not work properly.
  • Multiple Devices: If you have more than one device running on Windows 10, then there may be an issue with the permissions that were initially set by Microsoft to sync and connect all these devices together.

How to Fix Xbox App Notifications Not Working Issue?

In order to fix this issue, just follow any of the following solutions;

Solution 1. Reset the Xbox App

  1. First, Launch the Xbox App and click on Menu (Gear icon) present at the top right corner of your screen.
  2. Once you open up the Settings, navigate to Privacy and select General.
  3. After that, locate the Manage notification and select Reset all categories.
  4. This will reset all your previous settings, but it will resolve this issue for sure.

Solution 2. Change Privacy Settings

If the above solution does not work for you, then maybe your privacy settings are turned off. To check this out, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Xbox App and go to Settings > Privacy.
  2. Now, turn On the options of Share with friends and Share achievements privately. Also, make sure Public is turned on for Share gameplay.
  3. This should fix your problem, and now you can start receiving notifications from the Xbox App.

Solution 3: Remove Xbox App Update

In case the above two solutions do not resolve this issue, then maybe it is caused due to a recent update of the Xbox app. In order to remove it, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Start and type in App Updates.
  2. You will see the Xbox App, right-click on it and uninstall it.
  3. After uninstalling the app, restart your PC and try launching the Xbox app again. This time, no update will be available, and thus this issue should be resolved instantly.

I hope this helps.

Solution 4: Uninstall the Xbox App

If none of the above solutions are working for you, then maybe you should try uninstalling it. Even though this will not delete all your data, but you can always reinstall it later to save your information. To uninstall the app follow these steps:

Go to Settings > Apps & Features and find Xbox App.

  1. Once you find it, click on it and select Uninstall.
  2. If this does not work, then you can also try to reset the Windows Store. To do so, follow these steps:
  3. Launch Run (Press Windows Key + R) and type WSReset.exe and hit Enter on your keyboard.

This will resolve most of the problems that are being faced by all users on a Windows 10 PC. So, try it out.

Solution 5: Delete the Folder

In case none of the above solutions work for you, then maybe your problem is related to a corrupt Xbox App folder. To fix this issue, try deleting it and see if that fixes it. Here is how:

  1. Press Windows Key + R and type %localappdata% and hit Enter on your keyboard.
  2. This will open up the path to your Local folder.
  3. Go to Microsoft > XboxApp and delete that folder.
  4. Once you are done, restart your PC and then re-launch the Xbox app again.

This should resolve your problem instantly. Moreover, this is a pretty easy fix if everything else fails on your Windows 10 device.


Hope one of these solutions works for you and don’t forget to check out the posts section, we will be updating it on daily basis with new Windows 10 tools, tweaks, tutorials, etc. If you have any other solutions or questions related to this post, then feel free to leave a comment below. I will try to reach you as soon as possible. Good Luck!

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