The Action Center feature in Windows 10 might be familiar to Windows Phone users. It stores notifications about all important events like updates, maintenance and security warnings in a single place. A number of users reported that after upgrading to Windows 10 "October 2018 Update", version 1809, they do not have notifications in the Action Center. Here is a quick fix.
When the Action Center gets a new notification, it shows a toast banner above the taskbar. If you miss a notification, it is queued up in the Action Center.
One of the issues introduced in Windows 10 version 1809 is broken notifications in Action Center. The issue appears to be related to the background apps feature of Windows 10. If you are affected, do the following.
Fix Action Center Doesn’t Show Notifications in Windows 10 version 1809
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to Privacy -> Background apps under App permissions.
- On the right, ensure that you have the option Let apps run in the background enabled.
- If the option is disabled, you should enable it.
However, if the mentioned option is enabled, but the Action Center notifications are still broken, you should try the following.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Privacy -> Background apps.
- Turn off the option Let apps run in the background.
- Restart Windows 10.
- After restarting your PC, open Settings again and enable the mentioned option.
- Restart the operating system.
This sequence should restore notifications.
Out of the box, some Universal apps are already enabled to run in the background in Windows 10. You may have never opened those apps, not even once and may not need them, but they are running anyway. Alarms and Clock, Photos, Store and some other apps are set to work in the background. The Alarms and Clock app for example is able to show you an alarm notification if you have set one when it is running.
That's why it is required to have the feature enabled and configured properly.