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Instagram not working? Here are a few things you can try to fix it.

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Updated September 3, 2021 (07:38 AM EST): According to Down Detector, many users are struggling to connect to Instagram. Reports from around the world suggest that this is also a widespread problem. Below are some steps you can take to see if your device can fix the problem.

Original article: Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, but when it doesn’t work, it can be a frustrating experience. The servers are usually stable, but for the unfortunate situation that occurs when Instagram is down, we’ve put together a list of workarounds. Follow the troubleshooting guide below to fix the Instagram issues you’re facing.

See also: How to Recover Deactivated, Hacked or Deleted Instagram Account

Check if Instagram is down.

If Instagram doesn’t work for you, it probably won’t work for anyone. Make sure Instagram’s servers are down before taking something more drastic.

Also read: Instagram Tips and Tricks: Do it for the Gram.

There are many websites that can do this, but the one we recommend is Down Detector. In essence, it collects information from social media platforms like Twitter and combines it with user reports on its platform. When checking the Down Detector Instagram page, one of three messages appears:

  • No problem with Instagram.
  • Potential problems with Instagram
  • Problems with Instagram

You can also report issues that other users should be aware of. If Instagram shuts down, there’s nothing you can do but wait. If not, continue moving down the list.

Restart the Instagram app.

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If Instagram’s servers are fine and still not working, try closing and reopening the app. On Android Pie and higher, it’s easy and only takes a few seconds. The exact steps may vary slightly depending on the smartphone you are using, but in most cases you should follow the steps below.

How to Close and Restart Instagram (Android)

  1. Tab Square It’s in the bottom right corner.
  2. Bang Instagram until closing.
  3. Reopening Instagram.

The steps for iOS are very similar. The main difference is that Apple relies on the swipe gesture, but if you’re already using an iPhone, you’ll be somewhat familiar with how it works.

How to close and restart Instagram (iPhone)

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and wait.
  2. Bang Instagram until closing.
  3. Reopening Instagram.

Restarting the app can fix this quickly, but if the problem is more serious, additional steps are needed.

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Closing and reopening Instagram will fix most issues, but if you’re not make sure you’re using the latest version of the app. New versions often contain bug fixes in addition to new features. Follow the steps below to check Instagram updates…

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