Enabling or resetting push notifications for Instagram

Summary

Using Buffer's  Instagram Reminders feature, you are able to create and schedule your Instagram posts in advance and when it's time for the post to be published, Buffer will send a notification to your *phone, which loads your photo into Instagram along with your prewritten caption saved to your phone's clipboard, ready to be pasted. You can find more information here.

* You will need to be using Buffer's mobile app, either on  iOS or Android.

In order to receive the reminders, you will need to have push notifications enabled. This guide outlines the steps to enable or reset push notifications on your iOS or Android device.


Enabling Push Notifications

Follow the steps below to enable push notifications for the first time:

On Your iOS Device

  • Open the Settings app on your iOS device
  • Tap on Notifications 
  • Select Buffer > Allow Notifications

On Your Android Device

  • On your Android device, head into Apps > Settings > More
  • Tap on  Application Manager > Downloaded
  • Open the Buffer app
  • Tap on Show Notifications

Resetting Push Notifications

Do you have push notifications enabled already, but you're not seeing any Instagram reminders coming through? Follow the steps below to reset things:

On Your iOS Device

  • Open the Buffer app on your iOS device
  • Tap the profile icon at the top left hand side of the screen and then tap on Signout
  • Sign back into the Buffer app using your email address and password
  • Tap on Settings at the bottom right of the screen
  • Tap on Push Notifications > Reset Push Notifications

On Your Android Device

  • Open the Buffer app on your Android device
  • Tap the menu icon at the top left hand side of the screen and then tap on Signout of Buffer
  • Sign back into the Buffer app using your email address and password
  • Tap the menu icon again and then tap on Settings
  • Tap Reset Push Notifications