Notifications on mobile for Discourse app

I’ve downloaded the discourse app to my iPhone but don’t seem to get any notifications when my community tags me or sends me direct messages. Does anyone know how to get this set up? I went into the app on my iPhone and turned on badges, etc. But it’s still not happening. Thanks!

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Hi Rose! Welcome to Meta.

The Discourse Hub app on iOS only supports push notifications for Discourse sites hosted by the Discourse team. From the app description on the App Store:

  • Real time push notifications for officially hosted Discourse forums

This is due to the way push notifications work on iOS devices - we need a certificate from Apple, which must remain private, and thus can only be used by sites we host. You’ll still receive notifications, but only when the schedule on iOS runs, not live. For live iOS push notifications on non-hosted sites, check out Pushover notifcations.

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Bear in mind, Pushover is a 3rd party (paid) app to deliver notifications to your iPhone. Aside having a plugin built for Discourse that delivers notifications through their app, we don’t have a relationship with that particular notification service.

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