- 1 A Complete Guide to Fixing Instagram Not Working on iPhone
- 1.1 1. Check the Internet Connection
- 1.2 2. Check and Modify Permissions
- 1.3 3. Disable Data Saver on Instagram
- 1.4 4. Check Cellular Data for Instagram
- 1.5 5. Disable Low Power Mode on iPhone
- 1.6 6. Disable Low Data Mode
- 1.7 7. Update Instagram
- 1.8 8. Restart iPhone
- 1.9 9. Is Instagram Down Right Now
- 1.10 10. Reinstall Instagram
- 1.11 FAQs on Instagram Not Working on iPhone
- 1.12 Revive the Gram
A Complete Guide to Fixing Instagram Not Working on iPhone
Instagram is currently everyone’s escape from the grim situation while sitting at home or elsewhere. The official app is quite stable, but not entirely fault-proof. There are times when the Instagram app crashes or some features refuse to function as designed. These issues aren’t normal but happen. So, if the Instagram app is not working on your iPhone, read this guide to learn why that’s happening and how you can fix it. But why is Instagram not working? It could be due to a network connectivity issue, or any bugs affecting the app. Further, chances are Instagram is facing a downtime, or you may have enabled settings on your iPhone that restrict app usage. We’ll explore all of that below, so let’s begin.
1. Check the Internet Connection
A lack of good internet connection could be the reason why Instagram isn’t working on your iPhone. To fix this, make sure you’re connected to a strong Wi-Fi or cellular network.
Here are the steps to follow:
1. Open the Settings app and select Wi-Fi.
2. Check if the Wi-Fi network you’re connected to has a strong signal and no errors like “Not Connected to Internet” or “Weak Security.”
If you’re using mobile data, make sure you have a 4G or 5G connection with a strong signal.
Follow these steps:
1. Open the Settings app and select Cellular.
2. Make sure the toggle for Cellular Data is on. Also, check if the network is connected to 4G/5G and has a strong signal.
Step 3: If you can’t connect to a 4G or 5G network despite having a plan, tap on ‘Cellular Data Options.’
Step 4: Now, select 4G or 5G as your default network under ‘Voice & Data.’
2. Check and Modify Permissions
To enjoy Instagram features, grant the app access to your gallery, files, and device hardware (camera, microphone, etc.). If you’re unable to create Instagram stories or go Live, check permissions. For Instagram to work smoothly on your iPhone, it needs access to your pictures, microphone, camera, and mobile data. Here’s how to provide relevant permissions: Scroll to the bottom of your iPhone’s Settings menu and select Instagram.
To launch the Instagram permission and settings page, click “Photos” and select “All Photos.”
Step 3: Go back to the permission page and ensure that the Camera and Microphone are enabled.
Step 4: Also, make sure that Mobile Data is enabled. You can toggle it off and then on again.
To fix other internet-related issues causing Instagram to not load on your iPhone, follow these steps:
1. Check your internet connection.
2. Make sure you have the latest version of the Instagram app installed.
3. Restart your iPhone.
4. Clear the Instagram cache.
5. Enable notifications to receive timely alerts for new posts, messages, or account activities. Tap “Notifications” on the Instagram settings page and toggle on “Allow Notifications.”
Still not getting Instagram notifications promptly (i.e., delayed notifications)? Or perhaps, you aren’t getting notifications at all. We have comprehensive resources to help you resolve Instagram notification issues. Check them out:
– How to Fix Instagram Notifications Not Working on iPhone
– How to Fix Instagram Not Sending DM Notifications
– How to Get Notified When Your Favourite People Post on Instagram
3. Disable Data Saver on Instagram
Instagram has a data saver toggle that reduces cellular data usage. But if you’re having issues, it’s recommended to turn off the toggle and give Instagram full internet access.
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and tap the menu button in the Profile tab. Step 2: Tap Settings.
Step 3: Select Account.
Step 4: Tap Data Usage.
Step 5: Turn off toggle for ‘Use less mobile data’.
4. Check Cellular Data for Instagram
If you use an iPhone, you can disable mobile data access for apps. If you accidentally disable it for Instagram, you won’t be able to use anything on Instagram that requires an internet connection.
Step 1: Open the Settings app and tap on Mobile Data.
Step 2: Turn on the Instagram toggle.
5. Disable Low Power Mode on iPhone
If you have activated the battery saver on your iPhone, it may restrict Instagram from using necessary hardware resources, potentially causing the app to function poorly. While Low Power mode is not anticipated to have a significant impact on Instagram, you can try disabling it to see if it improves the performance.
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Step 2: Tap on Battery.
Step 3: Disable ‘Low Power Mode’.
6. Disable Low Data Mode
iPhone has a ‘Low Data Mode’ that minimizes app cellular data usage, including Instagram. Disabling this toggle can resolve any issues you may be experiencing with the app’s functionality.
To disable Low Data Mode:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap on Mobile Data.
Step 3: Disable ‘Low Data Mode’.
7. Update Instagram
If you’re having issues with Instagram, it may be due to bugs. Updated versions of Instagram fix performance issues.
Step 1: Launch the App Store, then tap the profile icon in the top-right corner. Step 2: Scroll through the list of apps, find Instagram, and tap Update.
Proceed to the next solution if Instagram still isn’t working after updating.
8. Restart iPhone
Restarting your iPhone can often fix apps that aren’t functioning properly. Simply switch off your iPhone, then turn it back on, launch Instagram, and see if it works.
9. Is Instagram Down Right Now
Instagram servers occasionally go out of service, rendering the platform or some features unusable on mobile and PC. If the problem affects many users in your region, Instagram’s servers may be down. Check Instagram’s status to confirm. If downtime is occurring, you’ll have to wait for the company to resolve the issue.
10. Reinstall Instagram
If Instagram still isn’t working on your iPhone after trying all the troubleshooting methods, another solution you can try is to delete the app from your iPhone and reinstall it from the App Store. Keep in mind that you may need to enter your account credentials again after reinstalling. However, if you’re worried about deleting the app affecting your account, there’s no need to be concerned.
Deleting the Instagram app will not have any impact on your account status, pictures, or messages. To address any doubts you may have, take a minute to read about the consequences of uninstalling Instagram from your phone.
Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Go to Settings and select General.
Step 2: Tap iPhone Storage.
Step 3: Locate and select Instagram from the list of applications.
Step 4: Tap Delete App and select Delete App on the confirmation prompt.
Tap and hold the Instagram app icon on your iPhone’s homepage or app library. Then, select Remove App and confirm by choosing Delete App.
Reinstall Instagram from the App Store or click the link below. That’s everything you need to know about what to do if Instagram is not working on your iPhone. If you have any more questions, check out the FAQ section below.
FAQs on Instagram Not Working on iPhone
Is Instagram Lite available on iPhone?
No, Instagram Lite is not available for iPhone.
How much data does Instagram consume?
Using Instagram for an hour can consume around 500 MB of data. For more information, you can refer to our detailed article on Instagram’s data usage.
Can you clear the Instagram cache on your iPhone?
No, there is no way to clear the application cache on an iPhone.
Revive the Gram
We hope this article helps you fix any problems so you can use Instagram easily. If Instagram isn’t working after trying the fixes mentioned above, you can use the web version of Instagram on Safari.
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