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Fix Instagram Notifications Not Working on iPhone

Fix Instagram Notifications not Working on iPhone 6 or 6S

Does anyone else not getting notifications from Instagram? I just experienced this problem yesterday. So I searched around and found some solution to it, and I am going to share them with you in this article.

Instagram as one of the biggest social networks all over the globe is getting complicated and users make look for some solutions to get rid of its bugs. It is true that automation tools like Instagram bot made the Instagram actins (like, follow, comment, unfollow, view stories, direct message (DM)) to grow an account easier and safer. Nevertheless, there are some bugs you get and you should fix them manually like not receiving Instagram notifications on iPhone devices

How to fix Instagram notifications, not working on iPhone?

No one likes to miss an essential notification of their crush sending them a message. So, read on to fix this issue ASAP.

If you are not getting instagram notifications on iPhone 11, follow the ways stated bellow. however the summary of fix is:

  • Check the Notifications setting on the Instagram app if all are turned on. The three-line icon on the top right of the profile>Setting>Notifications.
  • Update the Instagram app
  • Restart the phone
  • Clear Instagram cache
  • Make sure you have enough storage on your phone
  • Check the phone notification setting from Setting

How to turn on Instagram notifications on iPhone (from app)

  1. Open Instagram and log in to your account
  2. From the profile, tap the three-line icon on the top right
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap “Notifications.”
  5. Switch on any notifications you need

How to turn on Instagram notifications (from iPhone)

  1. Tap Setting on your iPhone (grey color)
  2. Open the Settings
  3. Tap “Notifications.”
  4. Swipe through the apps to find Instagram
  5. Switch on any notifications you need

Fix 1: Restart your device

 Obviously, there is no better way for you to fix any iOS problems than to have your phone restarted.

  1. The only thing you need to do is to press and hold the power button of your phone for a couple of seconds until you see a note on your screen that says “Slide to Power Off.”
  2. Slide the slider from left to right to turn off your phone. Once that your phone is fully turned off wait for a minute or two and turn it back on again.
  3. Remember that having your phone turned off will stop all the operations running on your phone. Some software bugs make many of these on your device. So, if you restart your phone, or even if you do a hard reset on your iPhone device, then it will boot up your device, and it will also have a fresh restart.

Fix 2: Update your phone

Since Apple is always releasing a new update for its users, then you might want to try updating your phone as well, this will also fix some bugs and glitches on your phone. To update your device:

  1. Go to your Settings
  2. Go to General and then tap on Software Update.
  3. If there is an available software update, go ahead and hit on Download and Install.

Fix 3: Check your Instagram app notifications

Try to check this:

  1. Open the Instagram app
  2. Log in to your account
  3. Tap on the small profile picture on buttom right corner
  4. From the profile, tap the three-line icon on the top right
  5. Go to your Settings, and then choose Notifications.
  6. Check if the notifications are enabled

Fix 4: See if your phone is in silent mode

If you did turn your phone into silent mode, then there is an excellent chance that you won’t receive any notifications on your device. So, all you need to do is to toggle the silent switch to get out in Silent Mode.

Fix 5: Check if “do not disturb” is on

Do Not Disturb or DND is actually one of the best features on iOS. If it is enabled on your phone, you won’t be able to receive any calls and notifications. If you notice see a moon icon at the top of your screen, then that means that DND is enabled. To turn this off:

  1. go to your Settings
  2. tap on Do Not Disturb and hit the off button next to it.

Fix 6: Check your network connection

Remember you should be connected to a stable connection to be able to get Instagram notifications. Unless your phone is connected to a permanent network connection, you won’t be able to receive any instant notifications from Instagram.

Fix 7: Restore your device

Having your phone restored will fix any notifications that are not working such as your Instagram notification. Still, this should be your last option because restoring your phone will reset your phone and making it as good as new. Performing this on your phone will remove all of your saved data and settings. So make sure to get a backup of your necessary data.

Fix 8: Logout from your Instagram account

Don’t get disappointed if the mentioned ways didn’t work; there are still some other solutions to receive Instagram notifications. Try logging out of your Instagram account; you should open the Instagram app and go to the profile screen, then you should tap on the three-bar icon on top right of the page and choose Setting.

At the end of the page, there is the Log Out option, tap on it and restart your phone, then log into your account again.

Fix 9: Check notification setting from a different phone

If you are logged into an Instagram account with two different devices, any changes that you make for one of them will apply for the other one. Check both devices and turn on the notification setting on both of them.

Fix 10: Disable low power mode

The low power mode on the iPhone and battery saver mode on Android, save the battery when people are running low on battery. By enabling the low power mode, apps don’t refresh in the background, and it might be the reason that you don’t get Instagram notifications. Clearly, you should deactivate the feature to get the notifications. Follow the instructions to disable the low power mode on IOS:

Step 1: Open phone Settings and go to Battery.
Step 2: Turn off the low power mode

Fix 11: Enable background refresh

You should enable the background refresh to get the notification. To enable it, you should:

Step 1: Under phone Settings, go to General.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Background App Refresh, turn it on, and Enable Instagram.

Fix 12: Reinstall Instagram and give notification permission on IOS

You may have noticed that when you Install Instagram for the first time, it asks you whether you want to get notifications or not, and you may have ignored and declined it.

For solving the problem, you should uninstall Instagram from your phone and restart your phone and download the app on “App Store” then Install it again. Now you’ll see two notifications that you should allow both of them.

A new issue that iPhone Xr users are facing is that they are not getting Instagram notifications on their phones. Be it a problem on the side of Instagram or an iPhone setting-related issue; we got some solution here that might be of help.

Fix Apple iPhone XR Instagram notification not working

  • Check “Do Not Disturb” setting on iPhone Xr device:

Before doing anything, check if your phone’s notification settings are restricted or not. If this is the case, then your phone should make no sound when there is any new activity or message.

Tap Settings->Do Not Disturb and disable DND (do not disturb) feature.

Now you will get all the notification from all messages received.

  • Turn on Instagram app notifications

If it is only Instagram that does not send any notifications to your iPhone Xr device, then the app configuration setting must be modified.

Go to Settings, find and tap Instagram application. Turn on Instagram notifications, and you are all set.

  • Restart your iPhone:

Usually, a simple restart will solve many problems. With iPhone Xr, this is also the case. Reboot the device and wait till it’s up again. Ask a friend to send you a direct message and see if there appears any notification or not.

  • Reset device’s all settings

Sometimes incorrect settings and configuration on the device can cause notification problems. Some settings do not match with others, so the best solution is to reset all settings to default. Instagram notification problems must be solved this way.

  • Install the latest iOS version

Most of the time, when we are not getting Instagram notifications, the problem might be due to an outdated version of iOS we use. So, an iOS update can do for the Instagram notification not working problems.

To update your operating system, do as Settings->General->Software update. Then go for the easy to follow instructions.

  • Restore iPhone Xr to Factory

As a last resort, restore to factory must take away any problem related to Instagram notifications. To do so follow Settings->General->Reset->Erase all contents and settings. Enter the passwords required and wait for the device to restore to factory settings.

Note that by doing so, all your information and contacts on the phone will be lost. So, take a backup file from all the phone’s content, and then go through it.

Over to you

Did you manage to solve the problem with Instagram notifications not working on iPhone XR? If so, let us know your tips and tricks and help iOS users conveniently use Instagram on their phones. Hope this article helped.

Did you find our article helpful? If you have any other issues with your Instagram notifications, just tell us in the comments below.

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