The long-awaited support for web push notifications in Safari is finally here.
Apple is working on Web Push Notifications for iOS and Safari (2023 Update)
The standard for web push notifications (Push API) is now available on iOS and Safari. You can read more about the history of this feature on Safari in this blog post, which has received multiple updates, from the first rumors in 2021 to the release of the feature on iOS in 2023.
Does Safari on iOS support web push notifications?
Safari on iOS supports web push notifications starting from iOS v16.4 (released in 2023). Previous versions did not support web push notifications.
Let’s ask Apple to add Web Push Notifications to iOS
We’ve all been there: you have built a great web app, optimized for mobile, but you have to build a native or hybrid web app just to send push notifications.
Fortunately, thanks to the new standards, like the Push API, Service Workers and Web Notifications, you don’t have to build an app only to have the ability to send push notifications. Now websites can send push notifications directly, even when the user is not surfing the website.
Awesome! The problem is that web push notifications work on Android, but not on iOS!
Unable to generate ICNS file for push notification package [solved]
If you are struggling with the error above, but all your icons of the push package are of the correct size, you have probably set the wrong DPI.
Safari push notifications stop working after some time
These days we have investigated an issue related to Safari.
Sometimes it happens that you subscribe to the push notifications of a website, but after some time you don’t receive notifications anymore.
At first we thought that our system had a bug, but it’s not like that.