How to Fix Instagram Notifications Not Working on iPhone 2021

Can’t get Instagram notifications, or Instagram notifications not working 2021 on iOS 14 Read this post and learn a few ways to fix this issue on your iPhone 12/XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6s/6.

Author Avatar Roger Smith Last Updated: Jan. 18, 2022

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 the iOS system upgrade. Here, we summarized a few possible ways to fix Instagram notification not working on iOS 13/12/11, and the latest iOS 14. 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 2021, 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 the 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 an 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.

The Bottom Line

On iPhone 12/XS (Max)/XP/X/8 or iPhone 7/6s/6, the Instagram notification not working can be easily solved with these methods above. If this guide helps, share it with others.

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Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.

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