Expo Local Notifications Not Scheduling

I have been working on scheduling local notifications (not push notifications) using expo. I am on SDK 44 and am using expo-notifications library. I have been digging through the expo documentation and trying their examples, but the notifications will not appear. The function runs, but I do not see any output on my device (using iPhone 8, not simulator).

import { StatusBar } from 'expo-status-bar';
import { StyleSheet, Text, View, Button } from 'react-native';
import * as Notifications from 'expo-notifications';

  handleNotification: async () => ({
    shouldShowAlert: true,
    shouldPlaySound: false,
    shouldSetBadge: false,

export default function App() {
  return (
    <View style={styles.container}>
      <Text>Open up App.js to start working on your app!</Text>
      <StatusBar style="auto" />
      <Button onPress={schedulePushNotification} title="click here"/>
async function schedulePushNotification() {
  await Notifications.scheduleNotificationAsync({
    content: {
      title: "You've got mail! 📬",
      body: 'Here is the notification body',
      data: { data: 'goes here' },
    trigger: { seconds: 2 },

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    backgroundColor: '#fff',
    alignItems: 'center',
    justifyContent: 'center',

Hey @sroche14, have you handled the permissions else where? Also, can you try adding some try/catch for some error handling to see if that provides any insight?

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Thanks for getting back to me! Adding in permissions fixed the issue for me. I am also leaving a link to stack overflow in case future readers want to see exactly what I did.

Thanks again.