Apple APN Push Notification Channel

v0.5.0 2019-09-05 06:56 UTC


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This package makes it easy to send notifications using Apple Push (APN) with Laravel.



Install this package with Composer:

composer require laravel-notification-channels/apn

Setting up the APN service

Before using the APN Service, follow the Provisioning and Development guide from Apple

You will need to generate a certificate for you application, before you can use this channel. Configure the path in config/broadcasting.php

    'connections' => [

      'apn' => [
          'environment' => ApnChannel::PRODUCTION, // Or ApnChannel::SANDBOX
          'certificate' => '/path/to/certificate', 
          'pass_phrase' => null, // Optional passPhrase



You can now send messages to APN by creating a ApnMessage:

use NotificationChannels\Apn\ApnChannel;
use NotificationChannels\Apn\ApnMessage;
use Illuminate\Notifications\Notification;

class AccountApproved extends Notification
    public function via($notifiable)
        return [ApnChannel::class];

    public function toApn($notifiable)
        return ApnMessage::create()
            ->title('Account approved')
            ->body("Your {$notifiable->service} account was approved!");

In your notifiable model, make sure to include a routeNotificationForApn() method, which return one or an array of tokens.

public function routeNotificationForApn()
    return $this->apn_token;

Available methods

  • title($str)
  • body($str)
  • badge($integer)
  • custom($customData)

Feedback Service

Apple implements a Feedback Service. See the Zend APN documentation

APNS has a feedback service that you must listen to. Apple states that they monitor providers to ensure that they are listening to this service.

The feedback service simply returns an array of Feedback responses. All tokens provided in the feedback should not be sent to again; unless the device re-registers for push notification. You can use the time in the Feedback response to ensure that the device has not re-registered for push notifications since the last send.

One way to use the Feedback Service is by using Laravel's task scheduling functionality. All tokens returned from the feedback service should be removed from the system and should not be sent again.

use App\User;
use NotificationChannels\Apn\FeedbackService;
use NotificationChannels\Apn\ApnFeedback;

$feedbackService = app(FeedbackService::class);

/** @var ApnFeedback $feedback */
foreach ($feedbackService->get() as $feedback) {
    User::where('apn_token', $feedback->token)
        ->update(['apn_token' => null]);


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


$ composer test


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.



The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.