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

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

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