Facebook push notifications on ios 6 only work for iPad, not my iPhone


macrumors 68000
Original poster
May 25, 2010
Ohio, USA
Why does Facebook push work with my Mac and iPod but not my iPhone? Will I have the same problem when/if I switch to twitter?


macrumors 68030
Sep 14, 2012
I am bumping this up since no one replied. I am still having problems with facebook, instagram and other apps not pushing, or only push without sound. Maybe someone figures out what the fix is. It cant be a facebook thing if alot of my apps, email and text dont have sound. And apple swapped my phone out, so it cant be just the phone.


macrumors newbie
Sep 12, 2012
North West, UK
I've got the same problem too, iPhone 5 iOS6, Facebook push notifications don't seem to come through etc. Although all the iOS apps like Mail, iMessage etc seem to work fine


macrumors newbie
Oct 30, 2012
:::SOLVED::: iPhone 5, 4s and 4 iOS 6 - Facebook push notifications

This is not a jailbrake solution or alteration to any default software. This is using the factory settings to turn this feature on so that your Facebook push notifications will work on iOS 6.

I solved this on my iPhone 5. It would work for 4 and 4s as well. I think this will work for the iPad’s too. So go through the steps and try it out.

First make sure this is done so that you can go on to the actual solution. Facebook push notifications are controlled inside the actual Facebook app under “Account Settings>Notifications”. They are NOT controlled under the iOS “Settings>Facebook>Settings>Notifications”, if you go there you will be directed to the actual Facebook app.

Now it’s time for the solution to the problem. There is one more step that you need to do that doesn’t turn on by default for some reason.


1. This starts from your iOS device home screen

2. “Settings”

3. “Notifications”

4. “Facebook”

5.Turn on the “Notification Center” – required to have the push notifications work

6. Under “Alert Style” by default this is set to “None” for some reason. So, turn this to the style you want.

7. Turn on the “Badge App Icon” – if you want to, this will display the number of new notifications on the Facebook icon, just like it does on your Messages app when you have a new text message

8. Turn on “Sounds” – if you want to, this will play a sound when a new Facebook notification comes in

Well that is it! I hope you enjoy receiving your Facebook push notifications on your iOS 6 device now.

Peter Taylor – Ames, IA
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