Notifications missing from Action Center after Windows 10 Feature Update

One of the prominent bugs we have noticed after this Windows 10 Feature Update is missing notifications from the Action Center. Some users have reported that when they click on the Action Center button at bottom right corner, it results blank with absolutely zero notifications. The apps are working as usual, and when checked they have new data. The surprising part is that you get to see notification count in the action center icon. In this guide, we will share a simple tip which will help you resolve the missing notifications issue in the Action Center.

Notifications missing from Action Center

Notifications missing from Action Center

Apart from missing notifications, some users are also facing a similar issue where after closing the notification area all the notifications disappear. To resolve this issue, do the following:

Open Settings by pressing Windows Key+I.

First, navigate to System > Notifications & actions section and check if the required notifications have been enabled.

Then navigate to Privacy > Background Apps. This will reveal a list of apps which run in the background and send you notifications.

Toggle on Let apps run in the background and then Reboot your computer

However, if it is already toggled on, toggle it off, and then turn it back on.

You should also toggle this option for individual apps.

While its a cumbersome process but it seems to be the only workaround right now. After reboot, and you should start seeing notifications in the action center.

Every Windows Update breaks things on their first release. So if you have only a few problems, we would always recommend you to try simple solutions instead of complex ones. The chances are these issues will resolve through upcoming patches.

Let us know if this solution worked for you to fix missing notifications issue after Windows 10 Feature Update.

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Ashish is a veteran Windows, and Xbox user who excels in writing tips, tricks, and features on it to improve your day to day experience with your devices.


  1. Scott March

    This worked for me. Thanks for the tip.

  2. DataCrypt

    Thank you! I had to turn on background apps for this to start working. I believe it used to be off in 1803 and it worked fine, but now in 1809 it appears it needs to be on. Maybe I’m up for a fresh re-install of Win10 since 1809 seems to have messed stuff up. I can never print from the Mail app either! Very annoying!

  3. Pablo Ruiz

    DataCrypt I has the same problem, solved turning it on again… Thanks AshishMohta@TWC

  4. Pablo Ruiz

    I have just registered only to thank you…

  5. Hypersphere

    Thank you!!! The absence of notifications in the action center has been bothering me for some time. I tried other suggestions on the MS site to no avail. Your solution worked! I am very grateful.

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