[7 Ways] Fix iPhone not Showing Missed Calls

Find ways to fix iPhone not showing missed call notification? There are 7 ways for you to solve the problem. After fixing the issue, you can also manage your iPhone data with the handy FoneTool.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 6, 2023
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Why is my iPhone not showing missed calls?

For some reason, my missed calls aren’t appearing in my call list in the phone app. Is anyone else having the same issue? I know I am having the issue because I am getting missed call text alerts from my carrier but no record of the missed call on my iPhone 13.

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Why iPhone not showing missed calls notification?

When someone misses a call, their home screen typically displays notifications like "1 missed call" or "2 missed calls". This allows them to promptly return the call. However, some iPhone users have encountered an issue where these missed call notifications are absent, leading to overlooked important calls.

Why does this situation occur? There are some common reasons.

★ The phone app has been restricted from sending notifications.
★ An outdated iOS version on iPhone.
★ The Do Not Disturb mode causes the issue.
★ Certain phone numbers have been blocked.

Fix the iPhone not showing missed calls

Now that you know the reasons, you can proceed to try each of the methods we've provided one by one to attempt to solve this issue.

Method 1. Restart your iPhone

For iPhone X/11/12/13 or later: Press and hold either volume button and the side button simultaneously until the power-off slider appears > Drag the power-off slider to the right to turn off your device > After a while, press and hold the side button (on the right side of your iPhone) until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.

restart iPhone

For iPhone 6/7/8 or SE(2nd or 3rd generation): Press and hold the side button until the power-off slider appears on the screen > Drag the slider to the right to power off your iPhone > After that, press and hold the side button again until the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone SE (1st generation), 5, or earlier: Press and hold the top button > When the power-off slider appears, drag the slider to turn off the device > 30 seconds later, press and hold the top button until you see the Apple logo to turn on the iPhone.

Method 2. Enable notification from the Settings

If restarting the device doesn’t work, it's possible that the app's notification settings are turned off. You can enable them within the Settings app: Go to Settings app > Notifications > Phone > Toggle the option next to Allow Notifications to on.

You need to activate the display of notifications on both the iPhone lock screen and home screen in the form of banners. Additionally, you should enable the persistent notification banner style.

Navigate to the Alerts section and select Lock screen, Notification Center, and Banners. This will guarantee that notifications are visible in these locations. Additionally, activate Badges. Next, tap on Banner Style and configure it to Persistent.

allow notifications

Method 3. Enable Immediate Delivery from the Settings app

When your iPhone 13/14 not showing missed calls, you can also enable Immediate Delivery of notifications for the Phone app to fix it: Go to Settings app > Choose Phone > Click Notifications > Then enable the Immediate Delivery option.

Method 4. Remove call-blocking numbers on iPhone

If your iPhone doesn’t show missed calls, it might be because you've blocked certain phone numbers on your iPhone. To make these missed call details available, you can unblock those numbers: Visit Settings app on iPhone > Phone > Choose Blocked Contacts to remove the number from the blocked list.

remove blocked number

Method 5. Turn on and off The Do Not Disturb mode

If you frequently toggle the Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone, it might lead to the iPhone not showing missed call notification issue. To address this, you can go to Settings > Focus > Tap on Do Not Disturb option to turn on it on your iPhone. Wait for around thirty seconds, and then toggle it back to the OFF position.

do not disturb mode

Or you can toggle Do Not Disturb from Control Center: Launch Control Center on your iPhone > Touch and hold Focus, then click on Do Not Disturb to toggle it on and turn it off after a while.

Note: If you want to keep the Do Not Disturb mode activated but still receive calls, you can adjust the settings to allow calls from contacts. (Go to Settings > Focus > Tap on Do Not Disturb to change the settings.)

Method 6. Reset Network Settings

If all ways above don’t work, you can try to reset network settings to solve the problem: Go to Settings app > General > Reset > Choose Reset Network Settings.

reset network settings

Note: It will remove all network settings, including your stored Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth pairings, and APN setups on iPhone, but doesn’t erase any data.

Method 7. Update iOS system

An outdated iOS version can also contribute to the missed call error. To solve this, you need to update your iPhone to the latest iOS version: Go to Settings app > General > Software Update. If there is any software update option available, choose it and click Install or Download and Install to update your iPhone.

software update

Note: If you can’t update your iPhone, go to this page to find solutions: 9 Ways to Fix iPhone/iPad Unable to Check for Update

Further Reading: How to manage iPhone data efficiently

Most iPhone users are concerned about the security of their mobile data. Mobile data can be lost due to various reasons such as iPhone malfunction, losing the iPhone, system updates, or accidental deletion. Then an iPhone backup can be very important.

Or you need to edit/play iPhone files on a Windows PC, then how to transfer iPhone data to computer efficiently can be a big headache. Besides, when you use your iPhone over time, the data will accumulate and the limited storage space will be full.

Under these circumstances, an all-in-one iPhone data management tool is necessary for you to transfer, back up and erase your iPhone data. Then the FoneTool will become your best choice.

What you can get when you manage iPhone data with FoneTool?

enlightenedFull or selective backup: You can not only fully back up your iPhone data but also selectively back up photos, videos, music, contacts and messages.
enlightenedSuper-fast transfer speed: You can experience amazing transfer speed during the process, which surpasses that of other similar apps in the industry.
enlightenedUniversal restore: You can restore your iPhone backup to another iOS device.
enlightenedErase iPhone data completely: With the deep erase technology, your data can’t be restored after the deletion.
enlightenedWide compatibility: FoneTool works well with various iOS devices, including iPhone 4 to iPhone 15, iPad and iPod Touch. So you can back up iPhone to iPad easily, even transfer music from iTunes to iPod Touch.

Now you can click the download button to get this handy tool. With its user-friendly interface, you can finish all tasks in a few clicks. Now we will show you how to use it. And here we take selectively backing up iPhone as an example.

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Step 1. Open FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to computer via the cable.

Step 2. Choose Phone Backup > Go to Selective Backup and click Get Started.

selective backup

Step 3. Check and click the icon to preview and select the files you want to back up > Select a storage path to store it > Then click Start Backup.

back up messages

Next time if you need to restore your backup, you can go to Backup History and click Restore dot to make it.

restore backup

Final words

When you find that your iPhone not showing missed calls, you can restart your iPhone, change notification settings, remove blocked phone numbers, turn off Do Not Disturb mode, reset network settings or update your iPhone to fix the issue. And if you need to manage your iPhone data efficiently, FoneTool can be your great helper.

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