Problems with Notification Center not properly showing Today view? Try this fix

By , Jan 25, 2014

Notfication Center bug

Jailbreaking has so many benefits that we often forget the drawbacks of it all. When you jailbreak your device, you basically put yourself at risk of breaking little things here and there. That’s exactly what is happening with the recently released evasi0n7 jailbreak for iOS 7. On the surface, everything is ok, but when you start digging, you might notice that a few elements aren’t working the way they should.

One problem that I and many others have experienced is an issue with Notification Center not showing the Today view information properly. In some cases, it won’t show any weather or calendar data. If you’ve been affected by this issue, read on for a short tutorial on how to fix it…

I’ve personally experienced this problem on and off for a while. Usually, respringing or rebooting fixes the issue, but it’s always a temporary fix that never lasts.

The fix actually comes courtesy of iDB reader Mahe, who shared a method to fix the Notification Center woes after jailbreaking.

Step 1: SSH into your phone, or use iFile and go to /var/mobile/Library/BulletinBoard

Step 2: Rename the file called SectionInfo.plist to whatever you want. I renamed it SectionInfo.plistX but you’re free to give it any name you want. It doesn’t matter.

Step 3: Respring.

Step 4 (optional): Go back to /var/mobile/Library/BulletinBoard and delete the file you renamed in step 2. Note that we could delete the file directly in step 2, but it’s always safer to keep a temporary backup. If you know what you’re doing, you may delete the file directly in step 2.

Step 5: The Today view of Notification will be reset. You will have to go back in Settings > Notification Center > and toggle On/Off the sections you want to show.

That’s all there is to it. If you want to share tips or tricks about anything related to iOS and Mac, please feel free to email tips@iDownloadBlog.com.

I want to thank Mahe for providing the fix, and Skoven for the Notification Center screenshot used in the image above.

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  • Leonard Wong

    OMG! I thought I installed some tweak that conflict with it and caused.
    Turns out I am not alone and my thinking was wrong

    • Liam Mulcahy

      Me too

    • http://www.bearsstillsuck.com/ Simon

      I had this issue only on my iPad and can not wait to go fix it. I thought it was a tweak interfering too, specifically Share Widget. Glad to see I wasn’t the only one dealing with this!

  • Jonathan

    You really don’t have to rename it in step 2. I know it says I know what I’m doing, I can delete it, but there really is no harm. It sends the item to the trash in iFile. It doesn’t permantly delete it. I’ve done this 5 times by now probably. Navigate to the right place, delete the file above, repsring, and done. :)

    • Steroc

      Not if you have ‘use trash’ disabled in Ifile settings to stop the the trash file using up all your spare memory as it eventually will.

      • Jonathan

        Thanks, but I empty it every now and then. :)

  • jkwon15

    I was having that problem before but did a clean restore fixed it for me

    • Alessandro Micieli

      With a restore always adjusts everything! :p

      • Jonathan

        Adjusts? Fixes..

  • Alessandro Micieli

    This happens every time the device goes into SafeMode. Even if you use this fix, the problem comes back soon (for whatever reason) you enter in SafeMode :(

    • Jonathan

      Since Substrate Safe Mode was updated, I haven’t had that problem.

      • Alessandro Micieli

        On my iPhone4 the problem is back :(

      • Jonathan

        Weird. When you go into Safemode, can you hit the restart button, or does it do nothing?

      • Alessandro Micieli

        Yes, I tap Restart button. But, Now I solved with a restore with iTunes. I hope I do not get back into SafeMode :p

      • Jonathan

        Well if you do, you can just delete the file, respring and all will be fine. :P

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Install ‘Safe mode fixer for iOS 7′ from insanelyi repo. It works for me.

  • Mike K

    I was able to restore NC Today view by going to Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings. Granted, you’ll then have to go through all your Settings and re-apply your preferred settings from scratch.

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Same here. But the fix in this article seems easier.

  • Shingo

    i dont even know whats the problem lolz….

  • sambuzzlight

    sebastian can you show the color figuration of your NC for tweak fancy? looks real nice

  • GeekSays

    I have faced the similar issue, but it can be simply fixed by toggling on/off things in Notification Center settings. You don’t need to go and edit files.

  • Alex Miamorsch

    worked for me the first one or two times…but now it’s the same as before: after i installed / removed a tweak and resprung…something’s missing in the today view :(

  • 7uthaifah

    it works

  • Kevin Gregory Kennedy

    The one thing I’ve been having problems with is iMessage. About half of the time, iMessages are sent or received as text. Any ideas anyone? Running iPhone 5s.

  • Mads Teland

    Finally Springtomize 3 is here, it costs 2.99 $ :)

  • Abdl

    Jeff…please make review on AirBlue

  • ✌️

    My wallpapers in the stock settings all dissapeared ;o

    Help ?

    • Jonathan

      That happened to me 2 days ago. Couldn’t figure out what caused it. I restored and it all came back. Funny thing, I reinstalled all the tweaks I had, but my wallpapers didn’t disappear again, so I’m not sure what happened.

    • Jonathan

      DON’T RESTORE. I just felt a solution and even posted it online. :P
      I was changing my wallpaper 20 minutes ago and notice they disappeared again. I think Soft Remix installs wallpapers, and places a folder within the iOS 7 folders all, confusing the Settings app. So.

      Navigate to /var/stash/wallpaperxxxxx where the x’s are random characters. You should see 2 folders. I have an iPod touch, so my folder for wallpapers would be iPod. If you’re not sure which one is right, just open the folder and preview the photos until you find the stock iOS 7 wallpapers. Once you have, go back to the folders, and either delete the folder that DOES NOT have the iOS 7 wallpapers, or move it to your documents folder. (Hit the home icon on the bottom of the app (not the physical button) and you’ll see documents.)

      Then kill settings, reopen it and it should be there.

    • Jonathan

      K. I thought of another thing. Uninstall all themes you have (Winterboard for starters). Don’t forget to write them down or take a screenshot. Then if this takes care of it, painfully reinstall them 1 by 1 checking your wallpaper every time to see if it disappears again.
      If uninstalling them doesn’t take care of it, then I’m sorry. :( I don’t have any other ideas.

  • Reyas Mohammed

    worked for me.. now it shows weather info. ;)

  • Paulo

    Only problem i have in NC, is that the task i mark on calendar app for all day don´t appear on NC calendar widget, this is very annoying to me.
    Anyone know one way to fix this?

  • http://www.bearsstillsuck.com/ Simon

    Anyone else never been able to open their stock weather app? NO I don’t have AppSync and YES I have followed the iFile steps to fix Mail and Safari crashing.
    I even restored and as soon as I add the jailbreak it never has opened. Any ideas?

    • http://www.bearsstillsuck.com/ Simon

      Someone? Anyone?

  • RIMK57

    not good for me :(

  • Chris Zhu

    This happened to me 10 times since I jailbroke in December
    and everytime it happened I had to restore my phone and reset all settings >_>
    so thanks for the tweak!

  • Toon

    Great thx for the tip !

  • FasiYoo

    Awesome, cheers thanx guys. I too thought it was just me. Glad yaz found a workthru, much appreciated

  • Jamie

    This worked great! I saw some people the fix doesn’t stick but for me I have rebooted, powered down, and restoring several times and it still works! This is an awesome fix. My weather notification was missing after jail breaking and I restored and it was still missing until I used this fix. Awesome work and thank you! Wish intelliscreen x for ios 7 would come out.

  • Andrzej Florek

    Thank You so much!
    I was about to rejailbreak to make this right, but then i saw this :D
    Once again big big thank You!