If you’re like me, you probably have your phone set to vibrate for all notifications, except for when it’s really important (like when I’m expecting an important call). This way, I can feel my phone vibrating without having to look at it and see if it’s something important or not. With so many notifications coming in through Instagram, it would be nice to be able to customize the notification sound so that I can know right away when there’s a new one - without having to take my phone out of my pocket. Luckily, this is possible! Here are 8 simple steps on how to change the Instagram notification sound. Enjoy!

8 Simple Steps To Change Instagram Notification Sound:

Step One: Open your Instagram app and go to your profile page by tapping on the ‘person icon’ in the bottom right-hand corner.

Step Two: On your profile page, tap on the three dots in the top right-hand corner. This will open up a menu of options for you.

Step Three: From the menu, select ‘Settings’.

Step Four: In the Settings page, scroll down until you see the ‘Notifications’ option. Tap on it.

Step Five: On the Notifications page, there is a section called ‘Sounds’. tap on the toggle next to it to turn it on.

Step Six: Now that the ‘Sounds’ option is turned on, you can choose what sound you want for your Instagram notifications by tapping on the drop-down menu below it.

Step Seven: A list of sounds will appear for you to choose from. Select the one you want and then tap on the ‘back arrow’ in the top left-hand corner to go back to the previous page.

Step Eight: That’s it! Now, every time you receive a new notification from Instagram, you’ll hear the sound you selected.

How Can I Make My Instagram Notifications Sound Different From Everyone Else’s? 

If you want your Instagram notifications to stand out from the rest, you can change the sound for each individual person or account that you follow. To do this, go to that person’s or Instagram profile page and tap on the three dots in the top right-hand corner. From there, select ‘Notifications’ and then choose ‘Sounds’. From there, you can select a different sound for that person or account. 

Why Doesn’t Instagram Have An Option To Change The Notification Sound?  

If you’re wondering why Instagram doesn’t have an option to change the notification sound as other apps do, it’s because they want to keep the app as simple as possible. They don’t want to overwhelm users with too many options and settings. 

What Happens If I turn Off The ‘Sounds’ Option In My Notifications? 

If you turn off the ‘Sounds’ option in your notifications, you will no longer hear a sound when you receive a new notification. However, you will still see the notification in your feed. 

How Can I Change The Notification Sound On My Phone Without Changing The Notification Sound For All Other Apps?  

If you want to change the notification sound on your phone but don’t want to change the notification sound for all other apps, you’ll need to go into your phone’s settings. From there, find the ‘Sounds’ option and select it. From there, you can choose a different sound for your notifications. 

What Are Some Fun Or Unique Notification Sounds That People Can Use For Their Instagram Notifications?  

Some fun or unique notification sounds that people can use for their Instagram notifications include:

The sound of a camera shutter

  1. A ‘ding’ sound
  2. A ‘whoosh’ sound
  3. A ‘cha-ching’ sound
  4. A ‘tada’ sound 


There you have it! These are eight simple steps on how to change the Instagram notification sound. By following these steps, you’ll be able to customize the sound of your notifications so that you can know right away when there’s a new one. With so many different options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect sound for your needs. So go ahead and try it out today!

Jayden Thomas
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