Setup and Manage Facebook Notifications on iPhone 6
Kara, Rushell, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this series of Facebook videos, we're going to show you all the hidden features and complicated setting that Facebook has. In this video, we will demonstrate how to set up and manage Facebook notifications.
Let's open Facebook by tapping on its icon
Go to the Settings by tapping on the icon at the far right corner of the screen
There are three horizontal lines with the word 'More' underneath.
Scroll down to the 'Settings' section and tap on 'Account Settings'
On the 'Settings' screen, scroll down just slightly to the second section and tap to enter the 'Notifications' section
We can manage and build Facebook notifications in the lower section of the 'Notification Settings' screen
We can choose what types of notifications we receive. We could receive notifications about 'Close Friends activity', 'Birthdays', 'friends life events', 'Group posts', 'Notifications from apps', and many others.
Let's set up, for example, 'Close Friends activity' by tapping on that option
'Get notifications' is checked, meaning we will receive those types of notifications
For now, we'll tap that box to uncheck it
Tap on the arrow at the top left corner of the screen to go back
Next, tap on 'Birthdays'
If we want to be able to remember all of our friends' birthdays, then keep the checkmark on for 'Birthdays' notifications. Every time someone on our Friends list has a birthday, we'll get a little notification about it. Then we will not forget to wish that friend a happy birthday.
Tap the arrow in the top left corner to go back
Tap on 'Your Friends life events'
These are like giving birth, getting married, traveling, or getting a new job. We will leave the check to continue receiving these notifications.
Tap on the arrow at the top left again to go back to the previous screen
Let's open the last option, "Notifications from apps'
This brings up a long list of apps connected to Facebook.
Tap the boxes on the right to uncheck the apps that we definitely do not want to receive notifications from
When finished, tap the top left arrow again to go back
At the top of the screen, we can set Facebook to send notifications through Email, Mobile Push, or Text Message
Tap on 'Email' to open that option
With the top selection, we can get 'All notifications, except the ones you unsubscribe from'
This is pretty inconvenient because this option will send 100 notifications per day. It is up to Facebook to decide what is important for us.
The second option is 'Important notifications about you or activity you've missed'
Finally the third option states, 'Only notifications about your account, security and privacy'
This is what we'll choose on this demonstration, so tap on that check box. It will set this up automatically and return to the previous screen.
Now, tap on 'Mobile Push'
On the 'Push Notifications' screen, we can set up to receive notifications for 'Messages', 'Friend Requests', 'Tags' and 'Comments', as well as several others
Some of these are probably unnecessary, so let's remove the checks from some of them
We'll remove tags from 'Group Posts and Comments', 'Gifts', 'Activity you've missed', and 'Application invites'.
After setting up these notifications the way we need them to be, we'll tap on the arrow once again at the top left corner of the screen
Now tap to set up 'Text Message' notifications
With these, we'll receive an SMS message on our phone from Facebook.
On the "Text Messaging Settings', there is already a registered phone number which is connected with the Facebook application
To learn how to connect a phone number to Facebook, search on this site for a previous video on how to connect Facebook with a phone number.
Let's open 'Text Messaging' by tapping on 'Edit' on the right side of the screen
It says, 'Send texts to', and it lists a phone number
To save the setting, we would need to enter our Facebook password.
To turn this option off, tap on the checkbox on the right side to remove the check from the box
Then tap on the arrow in the top left corner to go back
Next, tap on 'Edit' across from 'Text notifications'
Check the box at the top across from 'Get text notifications' to receive these types of notifications
We can also specify what kinds of notifications we would like to receive via text messages
Let's choose 'Friend requests' and 'Comments on my status updates and timeline posts'
Tap on the left corner arrow to go back
The next option is 'Messages - When someone sends me a Message on web or mobile', so let's 'Edit' that
Tap on the bottom check box to change this option to 'Never'
Return to the previous screen using the top left arrow
The last option is 'Daily Text Limit'
If Facebook is very hyperactive, we will probably not want to receive 200-300 messages a day. This will help with that.
Tap on 'Edit' on the right across from 'Daily Text Limit'
If this option is set to 'Unlimited', at the top, we will receive all of the texts and notifications Facebook sends.
However, tap on any number to make that the maximum number of text messages to be received per day
A checkmark will appear in the box across from the number and it will turn us to the previous screen.
Tap on the left corner arrow several times to return to the Facebook main screen
We're finished with setting up Facebook notifications and picking the kinds of notifications we want to be receiving
If you have any additional questions on how Facebook or any related apps work, please leave them in the comment section below, and I will happily help you. Thank you for watching VisiHow. Have a nice day. Bye-bye.
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