Are you getting a “Switch to Instagram Lite” error on Instagram on Android?
Here’s the error message, “This version of Instagram is no longer supported”.
“You can switch to Instagram Lite, which gives you newer features without downloading a larger app”.
“Google Play is the easiest way to get Instagram Lite”.
“You can also get it by downloading an APK directly to your device”.
“You can also access your account at instagram.com”.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the “Switch to Instagram Lite” error on Instagram on Android.
Why did Instagram ask me to switch to Instagram Lite?
Instagram asked you to switch to Instagram Lite because you’re using an outdated version of Instagram.
For example, if you’re using version 240.0 of Instagram but the newest version is 260.0, it may no longer be supported.
Otherwise, your device is outdated and the Instagram app does not support it.
Instagram Lite requires less storage and it’s faster than the Instagram app.
It’s also built to perform well on slower networks, so it’s good for older devices.
How to fix “Switch to Instagram Lite”
To fix “Switch to Instagram Lite”, you can either download Instagram Lite or an older version of Instagram (APK).
Other methods include updating Instagram, updating your device, or clearing the app’s cache.
Fix 1: Download Instagram Lite
- Open the Google Play Store.
- Search for “Instagram Lite”.
- Download Instagram Lite.
- Open Instagram Lite.
- Log in to your Instagram account.
Fix 2: Download an older version of Instagram
- Delete the Instagram app.
- Go to https://instagram.en.uptodown.com/android/versions.
- Select an older version of Instagram.
- Select “Download” to download the APK.
- Open Instagram and log in to your account.
Fix 3: Other troubleshooting methods
- Update Instagram: Open the Google Play Store, search for “Instagram”, and select “Update”.
- Update your device: Open the Settings app > System > System update > follow the on-screen instructions.
- Clear Instagram’s cache and data: Open the Settings app > Apps > Manage apps > Instagram > Clear Data > Clear Cache.
- Uninstall and reinstall Instagram: Delete and reinstall Instagram from the Google Play Store.