How to Turn Off Instagram Notifications on the iPhone

Last updated: February 2, 2017

Knowing how to turn off Instagram notifications on an iPhone is crucial for anyone that uses the app a lot. Almost every app that you download to your iPhone will have some sort of notification that it wants to send you. Whether it is about a new feature that was added in an update, or about activity that your friends are engaging in through the app, notifications keep you up to date about what is happening.

But not everyone likes these notifications, and some people might wish to disable notifications from certain apps. If you have the Instagram app installed on your iPhone, then you might wish to turn off the notifications from the app. Doing this will still allow you to use the app on the device, but you will not receive any of the update notifications that the app sends through your device.


How to Turn Off Instagram Notifications on an iPhone 6

These steps were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. Note that this will disable notifications that appear directly on the device. This will not change any of the email notifications that you might be receiving from Instagram. Additionally, these steps are meant to turn off all of the Instagram notifications that are sent to your iPhone. If you would like to keep some of them, then you can elect to individually configure the different Instagram notification options on the menu in step 4 below, instead of turning off everything.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon on your Home screen.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Notifications option.

open the notifications menu



Step 3: Scroll down and select the Instagram option.

select the instagram option



Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Allow Notifications. It has been turned off when there is no green shading around the button, and the rest of the options on the screen have been hidden. For example, the notifications for my Instagram app are turned off in the image below.

turn off the allow notifications option



Summary – How to turn off Instagram notifications on an iPhone

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Select the Notifications option.
  3. Scroll down and tap the Instagram option.
  4. Touch the button to the right of Allow Notifications to turn off all Instagram notifications.


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