Think I fixed it.
Uncheck "Don't show pop-up notifications" under DND->Hide notifications
I wouldn't refer to icons as "pop-up" but seems to work now
Is there any way to SHOW notification icons on the Always on Display, in Android 11, in DND mode ...but silence notifications, while in DND mode?...
This has been bugging me for many months.
What is the black bar that says UNKNOWN when someone calls and how do I get rid of it?