Unable to Receive Push Notifications

Push notification issues are some of our users' most common challenges. If you're not receiving these messages, you may need to change your notification settings.

If you use an iOS device, we added a troubleshooting tool within our iOS mobile app to help you update your mobile app notifications.

If you use an Android device, it's important to know that manufacturers customize their operating systems (known as stock ROMs), which changes the way notifications are received. When our app is cleared on such a device, the app and its background services are all shut down. This ultimately disables push notifications.

For more step-by-step instructions, see the guides below.


System Device Guide
iOS iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Apple's Recommended Guidelines
Android Smartphones and tablets made by Xiaomi, Oppo, One Plus, Vivo, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung, and others Upwork Community Guide


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App Screens Not Loading

If you experience any of the following issues

  • User info cannot be downloaded
  • Connecting status doesn’t go away
  • No internet connection

Please follow these instructions

  1. Confirm you are on a working internet connection (cellular or wifi).
  2. Confirm you have the latest version of the Upwork mobile app. Clients can check the Google Play store here or the iTunes App Store here. Freelancers can check the Google Play Store here or the iTunes App Store here.
  3. Remove the app from the device’s memory (force stop/quit), reopen the app, and try again.
  4. If the problem persists, email us at support@upwork.com. 


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