Samsung S7 Push Notification Issues

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 that recently started having almost a 'lag' issue on my push notifications.  I'm talking the badge number next to Facebook, Messages, E-mail, that sort of thing.  The numbers do not match my notification and do not clear when I check the app.  However, they do eventually clear.  Another issue in conjunction with this is the notification bar at the top that you drag down.  I'll be told of an e-mail or post from an hour ago.  Or, with Facebook's "nearby" deal, I have been told someone is nearby at 8:17AM, but it tells me at 8:40AM, 12:30PM, and again at 2PM.  But, it STILL says it was from 8:17AM.

I have replaced my SIM card since I thought this was the issue, and it was slightly burned, but the issue still persists.  So, now I'm posting it on here.  Any suggestions?
Scott ThompsonComputer Technician / OwnerAsked:
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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
it might be time to factory reset the phone for a fresh start. make sure you back everything and do a factory reset. Samsung S7 you probably never did that. that's my suggestion anyway. all I use the the Samsung Note and i do a factory restore at least once a year when I start having those issues. that's my 2 cents anyway.
Scott ThompsonComputer Technician / OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestion timgreen7077.  You are right that it might be that time, but I'm hoping to avoid that (as most people do) if possible.  Beyond setting back up my desktop folders, making sure I have all my files and deactivating Steam Guard would be a big job.

I'm hoping someone else has ran into this and knows a suggestion beyond Factory reset? (not complaining, I know it's a valid option.  Just avoiding if possible :) )
Could it have been some recent installed app that could be blocking/delaying the push notification queue?

If that could be the reason, try to uninstall recently installed apps one after the other while checking if the problem is resolved. Alternatively, if uninstalling any app is not an option, try disabling notifications for each of the apps (most suspected apps first)  and see if the the problem resolves.

I use S7 edge (with most recent OTA update, not rooted) and do not have such a problem. It could either be a misbehaving app or storage/caching issues (in the worst case as the last option, could be a hardware issue).
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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
Agreed, I fully understand not wanting to do that. Good luck bud.
Scott ThompsonComputer Technician / OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the suggestions!

I did go through all my push notification settings and turned off apps that I don't need notifying me.  That did not really help, though I think there is MAYBE less delay now.

I also uninstalled apps that I'm not using and a couple recent apps.  Still no luck.

I CAN tell you my Message+ app (Samsung) has been randomly coming up as "Has stopped working", but I'm afraid that if I uninstall the updates for it that I will lose all my messages and settings.  Thoughts?
timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
Uninstalling updates generally won't make you loose data like that. What may happen is uninstalling the update could make it less stable.

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Scott ThompsonComputer Technician / OwnerAuthor Commented:
The Messaging+ app was the culprit!  There was an update recently that must have affected it.  Once I uninstalled all updates to the app, then updated it through the Play Store, my notifications started coming in at the correct time and my badge counter is accurate!  Thank you for your help!

Oh, and I did NOT lose any of my text messages!  Just my custom settings for the app.
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