Unfortunately Instagram Has Stopped – How to fix it

Instagram is one of the most popular apps that many Android owners gladly use. It can be quite frustrating when it won’t work properly. At times, the app may crash and you will see Unfortunately Instagram has stopped. We are going to show you how to get rid of the message and put things in motion again.

See also: How to Instagram uploading a photo issue on iPhone


Possible solutions for unfortunately Instagram has stopped error


Restart your phone

When you face unfortunately Instagram has stopped error, the first step is to restart your phone. Restart is one of the basic solutions for all kinds of Android issues. Press and hold the power button, and then tap Restart.


Clear data and Cache

If the same thing happens after the Restart, go to Settings, Apps, find Instagram and tap on it. Tap Clear cache.

To clear data, go to Settings, Apps, select Instagram, and tap Clear data. After that, tap Force stop.

Note: After selecting Instagram, you might need to tap Storage in order to access Clear cache and data options. It depends on your Android device and the OS version you have.

Unfortunately Instagram has stopped


Update Instagram

Make sure that you have the latest version of Instagram installed on your device. Open Google Play, tap on the hamburger icon to open the menu. Now tap My apps & games. If there is a new version of the app, tap Update.


Reinstall Instagram app

After clearing the data and cache of the Instagram app and updating the app, if the “Unfortunately Instagram has stopped” error occurs again, you should reinstall the app. Go to Settings, tap Apps and choose Instagram. Tap Uninstall.

Unfortunately Instagram has stopped


Now restart your device. Once your phone is on again, go to Google Play, type Instagram in the search box and tap Install.


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