Xbox app not getting party invites / notifications issues

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Deputy Editor
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer.
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Xbox app is a great addition to Windows 10 that allows you to stay connected with the Xbox community while you’re on your PC.

Sadly, many Windows 10 users reported that Xbox app is not getting party invites, and this can be a problem. Today we’re going to show you how to fix this issue once and for all.

Fix Xbox Windows 10 app not getting party invites

How do I accept a party invite on the Xbox app?

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  1. Once the party invitation is sent, you’ll get a notification in the Action Center.
  2. Now select the notification and choose the option to join the party.

This is the only way to accept party invites, but if your Xbox app is not getting party invites, we have a couple of solutions that might help you fix this problem.


1. Reset the Xbox app

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the Apps section.
    apps settings app xbox windows 10 app not getting party invites
  3. Locate the Xbox app on the list and click on Advanced options.
    advanced option xbox windows 10 app not getting party invites
  4. Scroll down and click the Reset button.
    reset app xbox windows 10 app not getting party invites

This is a simple solution, but many users reported that it helped them fix the problem with Xbox app notifications not working on Windows 10.


2. Make sure that your notifications are enabled

  1. Open the Settings app and go to the System section.
  2. Select Notifications & actions, and enable Get notifications from apps and other senders.
    get notifications from apps and other senders xbox windows 10 app not getting party invites
  3. You can also check the list of individual apps and make sure that the Xbox app is allowed to send you notifications.

After doing that, the issue with Xbox app not getting party invites should be fixed.


3. Use Xbox app in windowed mode

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  1. Start the game you want to run in Xbox app.
  2. Now move your mouse to the top of the screen.
  3. A menu will appear. Click the diagonal arrows button.

The app will now switch to windowed mode and the issue should be resolved. Keep in mind that this is just a workaround, but it has worked for some users.


4. Disable and uninstall Game Bar

  1. Open the Settings app and go to the Gaming section.
  2. Disable the Game Bar.
    disable game bar xbox windows 10 app not getting party invites
  3. Now press Windows Key + X and choose PowerShell (Admin) from the list.
    powershell win + x menu xbox windows 10 app not getting party invites
  4. Run the following command:
    get-appxpackage *gamingoverlay* | remove-appxpackage
  5. Open the Xbox Companion App.
  6. Go to Settings > Notifications and enable Party & game invitations.
    enable party invitations xbox windows 10 app not getting party invites

Keep in mind that Powershell is an advanced tool, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to create a backup before removing built-in components such as Game Bar from your system.

If Xbox app notifications aren’t working, make sure that your notifications are enabled. If that doesn’t help, try resetting the Xbox app or use our other solutions.

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