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How to Fix “Instagram keeps stopping”

Are you getting an “Instagram keeps stopping” error on your Android device?

Here are the 3 options, “App info”, “Close app”, and “Send feedback”.

You can choose to send your feedback to Instagram by tapping on “Send feedback”.

However, it doesn’t fix Instagram from stopping or not opening.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “Instagram keeps stopping” on Android devices and why the error message happens.

Why does Instagram keep stopping?

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Instagram keeps stopping because the app is most likely down.

If Instagram is not down, it’s usually because of a bug or glitch.

To check if Instagram is down, you can use DownDetector or Twitter.

Search for “Instagram” on DownDetector and check the graph for any spikes.

If there is a spike in the number of reports, it means that the app is most likely down.

You can also search for “Instagram down” on Twitter and see if a lot of people are tweeting about it.

Instagram went down multiple times throughout the years, so it’s not uncommon.

In addition, bugs and glitches are typical because of frequent app updates.

If you’re getting the error message—don’t panic—because there are multiple ways to fix it.

How to fix “Instagram keeps stopping”

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How to fix “Instagram keeps stopping” (5 methods):

  • Clear the app’s cache and data: Open the Settings app > Apps > Instagram > Storage > Clear Cache > Clear Data > re-open Instagram.
  • Install an older version of Instagram: https://instagram.en.uptodown.com/android/versions.
  • Update Instagram to the latest version.
  • Uninstall and reinstall Instagram.
  • Wait for 24 to 48 hours.

Clearing Instagram’s cache is the easiest fix for the crash (and the first method that you should try).

When you clear Instagram’s cache and data, the app will be in a clean slate—which can fix certain issues like loading or freezing.

However, your login details will be deleted and you will be logged out.

As a result, you need to log in to your Instagram account.

Installing an older version of Instagram is recommended until the app has a new update to fix the bug.

You can install an older version of the app from Uptodown.

Unfortunately, this only works for Android devices and not for iOS devices.

If you haven’t updated Instagram to the latest version, you need to do so.

Certain updates contain bug fixes and improvements that can fix the “Instagram keeps stopping” error.

You can also uninstall and reinstall the app to update it to the latest version.

By doing so, the app’s cache and data will also be cleared.

The irony is that some updates that have bug fixes will introduce new bugs to the app.

If so, you need to wait for a follow-up update from Instagram.

If all else fails, you need to wait for 24 to 48 hours before trying to use Instagram again.

In some cases, Instagram might be down for everyone because of a database, server, or app issue.

If that’s the case, you need to check back periodically to see if the issue is fixed.

You can also use DownDetector to monitor the downtime.

If the graph is trending down, it means that the issue is most likely fixed.

Why is my Insta not opening?

Your Insta is not opening because Instagram is probably down.

Otherwise, it’s due to a bug or a glitch on the app.

Instagram outages happen all the time and they usually get fixed within a few hours.

On the other hand, bugs and glitches can happen after an update.

If that’s the case, you need to wait for a follow-up update that fixes them.

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