Receiving Push Notifications on Your iOS Device (iOS)

Updated 8/15/18 - As of version 5.20, the iOS app no longer supports activating push notifications for new users. Twitter will discontinue Push Notifications for third party apps beginning August 16th, 2018 and we have removed the Push Notification Advanced Feature item from Twitterrific. The best way to receive notifications for use with Twitterrific is to activate them in the official Twitter client. See our blog post for more information.

What type of push notifications does Twitterrific provide and how can I enable them?

Twitterrific offers many types of push notifications within the application to help keep you apprised of special types of tweets and actions. Before you can activate push notifications within the app however you'll need to purchase the Push Notifications or Everything bundle from the Advanced Features sidebar panel. Push is a paid feature in Twitterrific and your purchase helps keeps the hardware that powers the service up and running. It also covers the cost of push notifications on Apple Watch and within the Today view.

Types of push notifications Twitterrific supports:

• Direct Messages • Replies • Mentions • Likes • Retweets • New followers • Quotes

Notification types NOT supported in Twitterrific:

• Generic (normal) tweets in the timeline • Individual tweets from specific users • Tweets from list members

To enable push notifications on iOS, open Twitterrific's in-app settings from the sidebar. From there, tap Notifications to open the push notifications section, where you can enable the feature. Once push notifications are successfully enabled, you'll be presented with a number of new options, seen here:


Here you can select which types of push notifications you'd like to receive for your account. To help you quickly identify a push type when it is displayed on the lock screen, each notification type has a specific emoji icon and color associated with it. You can enable or disable the use of emoji in push notifications by selecting the "Show Color Symbols" setting.

If you want to test to make sure that enabled push notifications are working properly, tap the Send Test Notification button at the bottom of the screen.

I have tapped to activate push notifications but the app constantly reports "Checking server settings..."

This error indicates that you are currently on a network that is blocking the port Twitterrific uses for push notifications. You may be on wifi or cell service at work or a university, or even Starbucks but the network itself is configured to block access needed for push notifications to work.

The solution is to simply get to a different wifi or cell network and re-open the push notification panel and try again. Once push access has been successfully configured, you should receive notifications as long as you have network connectivity - even if access to the configuration server is being blocked.

I have push notifications enabled, but the badge on the application icon isn't clearing / I'm not receiving pushes. How can I fix this?

If the application's badges still won't clear or you're not receiving notifications for the tweet types mentioned above, please follow these steps:

  1. Turn off push notifications in Twitterrific's in-app settings.
  2. Turn off push notifications for Twitterrific in your device's Notification Center settings.
  3. Restart your device.
  4. Re-enable push notifications for Twitterrific in the in-app settings and in Notification Center.

This should reset push notifications and badges for Twitterrific, and they should start clearing normally when you open the app.

I have followed these steps but am still not receiving notifications. Help!

If you've followed the above steps but are still not receiving push notifications for replies, direct messages, mentions and more then most likely the problem is temporary and related to Twitter or Apple's push stream itself and will most likely be resolved in a short time. If you're still experiencing problems associated with push notifications after several hours or days, write or tweet us and we'll do our best to help.