Then tap on each setting one by one and verify whether everything is enabled or not. Check Notification Settings from a Different Phone. Instagram app notifications sync with your account. So if you're using the same account on two different devices actively, then any change made on one of the phones will automatically apply to the other.
So if you fiddle with the notification settings inside the app on one phone, they will affect Instagram on the other phone as well. For instance, if you disable DM notifications on your Android phone, you won't receive them on your iPhone either. Typically, if you follow the method five, you should be able to enable the notifications but if you are still facing an issue, check the notification settings on the second device too where you are logged in. Check Instagram Notification Settings on Your Phone. Both iPhone and Android phones let you enable/disable app notifications at a system level. So you need to check whether your phone allows notifications for the Instagram app or not. Step 1 : Go to phone Settings and tap on Notifications.
Enable Allow Notifications (if it is off.) Also, turn on the type of alert as per your preference and keep Show Previews to Always. Step 1: Open phone Settings and tap on Apps & notifications/Installed apps. Step 2: Tap on Instagram followed by Notifications. If it’s enabled, turn it off and then enable again. Scroll down and you will find subcategories of various notifications. Disable Low Power (iPhone) and Battery Saver (Android) Modes. Smartphones now come with battery saving modes for situations when it is running low on battery. When enabled, apps do not refresh in background, and at times, that might be the reason for causing delay or no notifications on Instagram. Step 2: Turn the toggle off next to Low Power Mode. If background refresh is disabled for Instagram, the app will not refresh in the background, and that might result in a notification issue. To enable it, follow these steps: Step 1: Under phone Settings, go to General. Step 2 : Scroll down and tap on Background App Refresh. Reinstall and Give Notification Permission on iPhone. On iPhone, when you install the Instagram app, you are asked whether you want to receive notifications. Sometimes, accidentally pressing Not now results in no notifications. Further, for some users, the Instagram option in Notifications settings isn’t available. For such and other notification problems on Instagram, we suggest reinstalling the app giving necessary permissions when asked. To do so, first, uninstall the Instagram app from your iPhone. Then, go to the App Store and install the app again. After reinstalling the app, you will get two pop-ups related to notifications. Many times, clearing cache on Android phones also solves the notification problem. To clear cache, follow these steps: Step 1: Launch phone Settings and tap on Apps & notifications/Installed apps. Clearing cache is different from clearing storage/data as nothing gets deleted. Similar to iPhone users, you can try reinstalling the Instagram app on your Android phone. Instagram on Android doesn’t show any pop up for notification. So the only action required from your end is to uninstall the app and then install it again. No data will be deleted when you uninstall the app.
Lastly, if nothing works, see if an update is available for your phone. To do that, head to Settings > General > Software Update. On Android, navigate to Settings > System > System update. On some phones, you will find it under Settings > About > System update. Top 14 Instagram Direct Messages (DM) Tricks and Tips. I remember the days when one had to refresh the email repeatedly to check for new ones. However, sometimes notifications do stop working as it happened with the Instagram app. You can easily get them working again with the fixes mentioned above. If you've found another way, do share with us in the comments section below. Next up: Want to make your Instagram profile look different?
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