Browser Notification Tester

A tool to test if browser notifications are being displayed.

If your browser supports notifications you will be prompted for permission the first time you click the "Send Notification" button.

You can change or reset the permission in most browsers by clicking the lock icon in the left of the address bar.

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Can't see notifications?

Here's how to enable notifications on different operating systems.

Jump to: Windows 10, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS

Windows 10

Tested on fully updated Windows 10 v2004
Check global notifications setting is on

This setting can be found by going to Start → Settings → System → Notifications & actions → Show app notifications.

Allow notifications for your browser

In the same place as the global notification setting above, scroll down to find a list of apps and whether they are allowed to show notifications.

Make sure the entry for your browser is set to "On", and "Show notification banners" is also on.

Just be aware that apps generally do not appear in the list until after they have tried to display a notification, so make sure you use the tester above once before trying to find it.

Turn off focus assist (also known as "Quiet Hours" in early builds of Windows 10)

You can configure this by going to Start → Settings → System → Focus assist.

Turn it off, or you can set it to "Priority Only" but make sure you add your browser to the list of accepted apps.

macOS (OS X)

Tested on macOS Mojave
Turn off Do Not Disturb

This setting can be found by going to System Preferences → Notifications → Do Not Disturb.

Uncheck the box with the "From" and "To" times.

Make sure notifications are enabled for your browser

In the same place as the Do Not Disturb setting, look for your browser in the list.

Make sure the alert style is set to either "Alerts" or "Banners".

Linux

Untested - coming soon
Warning for users of Brave browser on Linux

Wayland is the default ad server for most Linux flavours now, but Brave Rewards notifications do not work under Wayland.

However normal notifications from sites do work, so even if you see a notification with the tester above you likely will not receive ad notifications.

Brave are in the process of implementing custom notifications for their ads which should work around this issue.

Android

Tested on stock Google Android 10 - Android from other vendors like Samsung may be very different.
Make sure notifications are enabled for your browser

Android's notification settings can usually be found in Settings → Apps and notifications → see all ??? apps (where ??? is however many apps you have installed).

Find your browser in the list, tap on it, and make sure "Show notifications" is on.

iOS

Tested on iOS 12 - other versions may be different.
Turn off Do Not Disturb

Go to Settings → Do Not Disturb.

Make sure Do Not Disturb is turned off.

Make sure notifications are enabled for your browser

Go to Settings → Notifications.

Find your browser in the list, tap on it, and make sure "Allow Notifications" is on.

 

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