How to Activate a Person’s Facebook Notifications on My Android Cell Phone or iPhone

When downloading the Facebook application on an Android or iPhone cell phone, you can notice the receipt of notifications. However, after constant updates to the App, it may be noticed that they stop disappearing.

This can be given by different reasons or circumstances, and even because the same user has deactivated them. Depending on the device you have, the activation of notifications is different, but just as simple.

To find out which one you need, you can continue reading this article and find out what is most convenient. Thus, notifications will always be received in your Notification tray of the Android or iPhone cell phone.

Activating notifications on Facebook on my Android or iPhone cell phone


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In order to adjust the push notifications on an Android device, you must enter the device configuration. Once there, click on «Notifications», «Apps», «Facebook» and then «Notifications».

Depending on the case in which it applies, it goes to activate or desactivate these types of notifications in the application from the device.


For adjusting the push notifications on iPhone you must touch the device configuration logo. There you will click on «Notifications» and then «Facebook», touching next to «Allow notifications» to activate or deactivate them.

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Types of notifications on Facebook on my Android or iPhone cell phone

Push notifications

These are the notifications that are received when it is not used Facebook actively. Can be viewed on the lock screen or while in use other Apps from the device.

Even so, they will always be received at the email associated with the Facebook account. If you do not want to receive them, you can deactivate or stop receiving Facebook notifications in the mail.

Notifications in the app

These are sent when using Facebook, appearing in numbers above the «Notifications» bell. These notifications cannot be completely deactivated from the appBut it can be decided what kind of notifications to receive.

Can I receive personalized notifications from a person from my cell phone?

This action is not allowed from Facebook, as the notification settings it is very general. However, it can be decided what type of notifications to receive, taking into account their importance.

The notifications that will be received from people are regarding the interaction of the shared content. Once a post is shared, commented or reacted, some notification will be received.

In case of having a lot of interaction with a friend, Facebook will notify when this person shares something of mutual interest. If this is to be avoided, you can go to the section “Setting«And then in»Notifications”.

Thus, it will be decided which notifications do you want to receive and which not. Some can be blocked or you can unfollow users who do not want to have notifications.

Other actions like knowing who has blocked you from Facebook are a bit more complicated to do. However, by accessing the App settings, you can get this type of information.


This is a tool that can work so that, the contacts that are had in the cell phone, can be had in Facebook Messenger. However, in some cases it can be detrimental to the protection of confidential information.

When establishing the synchronization of contacts in Facebook Messenger, it can be done with the phone and email. This is something that is usually accepted when downloading the application, so it is sometimes harmful.

Despite this, it can work to facilitate information and Facebook Messenger notifications will be received to the cell phone or mail. It is only necessary to take into account what is stipulated in the privacy policies of Facebook for this option.

Thus, inconveniences in the sharing of personal information, being more a benefit than any confidentiality problem in its entirety. It is also possible to unsynchronize contacts on Facebook Messenger, which is a quick and easy process.

All this can be given by having contacts who do not want to be in Facebook Meseenger or vice versa, thus having a better management of the Facebook account at all times and being able to decide.

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