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How To Turn On Snapchat Notifications on iPhone

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As of the 1st quarter of 2022, Snapchat had an incredible 332 million active users and thousands of content posted hourly. With many posts, influencers, and friends on Snapchat, it is essential not to miss out on our favorite content—hence, the need to turn on Snapchat notifications on our iPhones.

Quick Answer

To turn on Snapchat notifications is simple, and you have to go to your iPhone Settings app or the Snapchat app to set your notifications. On your Snapchat app, you can set customized notifications and receive notifications only from selected friends or subscriptions.

Keep reading this blog post as you learn the detailed explanation of how to turn on Snapchat notifications. You will learn about Snapchat notifications, from general notices to specific ones.

How To Turn On Snapchat Notifications on iPhone

To turn on Snapchat notifications on your iPhone, you should enable notifications on your iPhone’s Settings app. Another way to activate alarms on your Snapchat for iPhone is to turn on Snapchat notifications on your Snapchat app.

If any of these notification settings are enabled on your iPhone, you will be able to receive Snapchat notifications.

The steps of turning on Snapchat notifications through these two methods are explained below.

Method #1: Using the Settings App

Here is how to use your iPhone Settings app to receive Snapchat notifications pop-up notifications.

  1. Go to your iPhone’s Settings app.
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  2. Scroll down to the app lists and click “Snapchat”.
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  3. Click “Notifications”.
  4. Toggle on “Allow Notifications”.
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  5. Alternatively, tap “Snapchat Notifications Settings” to enable Snapchat notifications.
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  6. Click the “Enable Notifications” button.
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Method #2: Enabling Lock Screen Notifications

When your phone is on the lock screen, you can still receive Snapchat notifications. Here is how to see Snapchat notifications  when your iPhone screen is locked.

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and click “Snapchat”.
  3. Click “Notifications.”
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  4. Toggle on “Allow Notifications”.
  5. Set your notification “Alert” settings. You can enable Snapchat to show information on the lock screen. Also, you can choose to show where your Snapchat notifications will appear on your iPhone lock screen.

Method #3: Using the Snapchat App Settings

You can directly go to your Snapchat app to enable the notifications. To do this, you should follow the steps below.

  1. Go to your Snapchat app.
  2. Tap the self icon—a yellow and head-shaped button. This icon takes you to the primary settings of your Snapchat account.
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  3. Tap the settings ⚙️ icon.
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  4. Scroll down and click “Notifications”.
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  5. Click the “Enable Notifications” button. When you click “Enable Notifications”, it will take you directly to your Snapchat significant settings in the iPhone’s Settings app. 
  6. Tap “Allow Notifications”.

How To Customize Snapchat Notifications on iPhone

Snapchat allows you to choose specific notifications on your iPhone rather than a general one. To set customized messages, you should toggle on or off notification preferences in your Snapchat app settings.

You can choose if you want notifications about friends’ stories to show on your iPhone pop-up notifications. Here are some other notifications preferences you can set on your Snapchat app.

You can either choose to show the following.

  • Notifications about trending content.
  • Notifications about bitmojis sent by your Snapchat friends
  • Messages about friends’ suggestions.
  • Notifications about the content you are tagged in, and many more.

Preference #1: Selected Friends and Subscriptions

You can choose to show notifications from just a few or some of your friends or subscriptions on Snapchat.

To set customized friends and subscription notifications on Snapchat, here are the steps.

  1. Open your Snapchat app.
  2. Go to the head icon.
  3. Tap the settings icon.
  4. Tap “Notifications.”
  5. Select “Enable Notifications” if it isn’t enabled.
  6. Scroll down to “Manage Story Notifications”.
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  7. Tap or search your selected friends and subscriptions.
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  8. Click “Done” to show their story notifications on your iPhone.

Preference #2: Chats From Selected Snapchat Friends

Here is how to turn on or turn off chats notifications of your friends on Snapchat.

  1. Open your Snapchat app.
  2. Tap the chat icon.
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  3. Select the friend you want to chat with.
  4. Tap the friend’s account name.
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  5. Tap the three-dot menu button.
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  6. Select “Chat Settings”.
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  7. Toggle on “Message Notification”. You can also turn on “Game and Mini Notifications”.
  8. Click “Done”.

Preference #3: Snapchat Story Notifications From Friends

  1. Go to your Snapchat app.
  2. Click the chat icon.
  3. Tap the friend you want to chat with.
  4. Click the friend’s account name.
  5. Tap the three-dot menu button.
  6. Click “Story” settings.
  7. Toggle on “Story Notifications”.
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  8. (Optional) Toggle off “Mute Story” if you want their story to show on your Snapchat storyboard.
  9. Tap “Done”.

Preference #4: Snapchat Story Notifications From Subscriptions

To receive notifications when certain subscriptions post new content/stories on Snapchat, here are the steps.

  1. Go to the Snapchat app.
  2. Click the friend’s and subscriptions icon.
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  3. Tap the menu icon.
  4. Tap “Manage Subscriptions and Notifications”.
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  5. Select the subscription you want to receive notifications and tap the bell icon to turn on their messages.
    (Optional) You can turn on their notifications when you go to their page and click the bell icon.


Turning on Snapchat notifications on your iPhone is easy. And just by going to the Snapchat page of your iPhone Settings app, you can enable Snapchat notifications.

Alternatively, you can use the notification button in your Snapchat app to help you set generalized and customized Snapchat notifications. Follow the guides in this post to easily customize your Snapchat notifications.

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