How to Fix Instagram Notifications Not Working on iOS 12/11/10

Can’t get Instagram notifications, or Instagram notifications not working on iOS 12/11/10? Read this post and learn a few ways to fix this issue on your iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6s/6.

iMobie Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2020

Does anyone else not get any notifications from Instagram? Notifications for when people tag me in something or a new friend joins Instagram shows up, but I am not getting any notifications for likes or comments (in the app or in Notification Center). When I check a photo, the likes and comments are there, I just don’t get notifications. Any ideas?

There are plenty of Instagram issues reported every day and the most usual one is Instagram notification failure. This problem usually emerges after iOS system upgrade. Here, we summarized a few possible ways to fix Instagram notification not working on iOS 10/11, and the latest iOS 12. These ways also work for other versions of iOS systems on your iPhone. Please try them out.

Here are 4 solutions to fix Instagram notification not working on iOS 12/11/10, it is suggested to try them one by one.

Method 1. Turn on Instagram Notification in Settings

The most likely reason why Instagram notifications not working on your iPhone is probably you turned Notifications for Instagram off.

  1. Go to Settings > Notification > Instagram.
  2. Enable Allow Notifications and Show On Lock Screen.
  3. Change the default sound to any other.

Method 2. Reinstall Instagram and Allow Notification

Many users may find that there is no Instagram option in Notifications center. Under this circumstance, you can try to reinstall Instagram. After the installation, two messages will pop out asking if allow notifications for Instagram, click Allow for both.

Method 3. Reset Network Settings

Instagram may be forbidden to get the Internet connection so that you can’t receive any notifications. The method below also applies to other connection-dependable apps.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Select Reset.
  4. Choose Reset Network Settings and confirm.

Method 4. Disable Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb option prevents the device from alerting when it is inappropriate for you, however, you might shut down Instagram notifications unconsciously. To disable Do Not Disturb, please follow instructions below.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
  3. Disable Manual.

Bonus Tip: How to Free Download Videos from Instagram

There are so many nice videos from Instagram worthy of watching over and over again. However, you may have found that you can only watch these videos online. How excellent would it be if Instagram videos can be downloaded for free! Now, What you are desiring can be accomplished with AnyTrans.

AnyTrans supports downloading videos on the format of MP4, M4V, MOV, WMV, RMVB, MKV, AVI, FLV, RM, which means you can basically download videos from Instagram without any format barriers. Besides downloading videos from Instagram, you can also use it to download videos from other 900+ websites, like YouTube, DailyMotion. What’s more, AnyTrans could intelligently transfer videos to apple device-supported formats, saving you lots of time doing converting. Now, let’s have a look at how to download Instagram videos with AnyTrans.

Step 1. Free download AnyTrans and launch it on your computer, connect your iDevice to your computer and click the Media Downloader button.

Click Media Downloader in AnyTrans - Step 1

Click Media Downloader in AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Copy and paste the URL of the video then click Search, then click the Download button to start.

Click Download to Start in AnyTrans - Step 2

Click Download to Start in AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Click the tab in the upper right corner to check the downloading process.

Check the Downloading Process in AnyTrans - Step 3

Check the Downloading Process in AnyTrans – Step 3

The Bottom Line

On iPhone XS (Max)/XP/X/8 or iPhone 7/6s/6, the Instagram notification not working on iOS 12/11/10 can be easily solved with these methods above. Besides, as shown above, downloading Instagram videos is just easy with AnyTrans. Try it now! If this guide helps, share it with others.


Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.