How To Delete Notifications on the Fitbit App

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Fitbit is an excellent activity monitoring device used by many fitness geeks. The little wristband you wear especially tracks your activity and displays it. However, unlike its competitors, Fitbit relies mainly on its app to make changes. So how do you delete notifications on your Fitbit app? 

Quick Answer

To delete a notification on the Fitbit app, launch the app, tap on the three dots at the corner of your screen, select Notification”, and tap “Delete” to clear all. But you must have the notification option enabled on your smartphone before receiving a notification from your Fitbits in the app on your smartphone. 

Fitbit notifications are a two-way street. You can receive notifications from your phone on your Fitbit and the one on Fitbit on your phone. Getting these notifications keeps you informed. Keep reading to learn more about the notifications on Fitbits. 

How To Set Up Notifications for Fitbit

Before you would be able to delete a notification on your Fitbit app, you have to receive a notification in the first place. If your Fitbit has not been set to receive notifications, you will always see the notification dashboard empty.

You should be able to receive a notification from your Fitbit on your smartphone if it has an LCD screen. Whether you use an Android or an iPhone, the Fitbit app is supported on both. 

Method #1: On Android 

To use the Fitbit app on your Android device, it must run Android 5.0 or above. Bluetooth also needs to be enabled on your smartphone. It will be best to have Do Not Disturb disabled on your Android device and ensure your smartphone and Fitbit devices are nearby. 

Here’s how to enable notifications for Fitbit on an Android device.

  1. Open the Play Store and download the Fitbit app
  2. Open the Settings app on your Android, tap “Apps & Notification”, select “Notifications”, click “On Lock Screen”, and disable “Don’t Show Notification At All” if enabled. 
  3. Go to the “Apps & Notifications” menu, tap on “See All Apps”, open the Fitbits app, and toggle “Show Notification” to enable it. 
  4. Launch the Fitbit app and tap on “Account” in the upper left corner of your screen. 
  5. Under the “Device” menu, click on the tracker, scroll to “General”, and select “Always Connected” to enable it. 
  6. Select “Notifications”
  7. Choose the notification category you want to enable, as all the available apps will show here. 
Quick Tip

You can apply these instructions for Android 8.0 or later as well. Although some menu elements may be named differently, the process is the same.

Method #2: On iPhone 

If you use an iPhone, you can download and use the Fitbit app. However, to receive notification on it, you must have the Do Not Disturb turned off. You should also ensure both devices are near each other and Bluetooth enabled. 

Here’s how to enable notifications for Fitbit on an iPhone device.

  1. Open the App Store and download the Fitbit app
  2. Launch the Settings app, tap “Notification”, and enable the Fitbit app
  3. Launch the Fitbit app, and tap on “Account” from the upper left corner. 
  4. Under the “Devices” menu, tap on your device. 
  5. Select the “Notification” option and toggle the notification of each app you want to enable. 
Keep in Mind

Notification on your iPhone would only be sent from the default app for each category.


Keeping track of the notifications sent to your Fitbit and those sent to your smartphone comes in handy. Whether you use an iPhone or an Android, you can control what notification gets sent. And if you have received way too many notifications on the Fitbit app, use the method above to delete them. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I delete notifications on my Fitbit? 

Yes, you can delete notifications on your Fitbit. However, unlike deleting notifications on your smartphone, deleting notifications on Fitbit can be a bit tricky.

If you use a Fitbit Versa, press the power bottom and the right bottom button until you see the Fitbit icon, which will clear all the cache files on the Fitbit. 

What does the red dot on my Fitbit app mean? 

If you see a red dot on your Fitbit app, it means you have achieved your daily goal. It could be a certain distance you want to cover or a set number of steps you want to take. Once you achieve it, there is a red dot on the app to notify you to check the app. 

Can you text on Fitbit? 

Yes, you can reply to text messages directly from your Fitbit, depending on your Fitbit model. However, you must have Fitbit connected to your device to achieve this. 

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