The Instagram app or the device’s operating system could be at blame for the constant crashing. The Instagram servers are highly unlikely to be at fault.
An incompatible or outdated app could be the source of the problem. If you try to launch Instagram and it immediately crashes, this is the issue.
Method 1: Restart Your Device Forcibly (iOS & Android)
If Instagram keeps crashing on your phone, it may be because of a momentary bug in the OS modules; in this case, a force restart of your phone may fix the problem.
We’ll use an iPhone as an example, but the same principle applies to Android devices with a few minor tweaks. Make sure Instagram isn’t experiencing any server issues before continuing.
Step 1: Quickly push and release the volume down button on the iPhone after tapping the volume up button.
Step 2: Now, press and hold the iPhone’s power or side button. The iPhone’s power menu can be accessed by holding down the side button.
Step 3: Once the Apple logo has appeared, you may see if the Instagram app is no longer crashing.
Step 4: Whether that doesn’t work, try taking out the phone’s SD card and reinserting it to see if that stops Instagram from crashing.
Method 2: It’s Time To Upgrade To The Newest Version of The Instagram App (iOS & Android)
If the Instagram app is installed from a time before the phone’s operating system was updated, you may experience frequent crashes. Instagram’s recent update may fix the crashing problem in this scenario.
To make things clearer, we’ll walk through updating Instagram on Android to the most recent version; the iOS version of the programme probably works in a slightly different way, but the general concept is the same.
Step 1: Get Instagram from the Google Play Store by opening it.
Step 2: Verify if there is a new version of the Instagram app.
Step 3: If so, select the Update button, then, once updated, select the Open option.
Step 4: Then, see if the Instagram crashing issue has been fixed.
Step 5: If it doesn’t work, try installing the newest version of Facebook Messenger to see if that fixes things.
Step 6: Whether it doesn’t work, you can see if downloading the Facebook app helps (Instagram makes use of Facebook APIs for several functions).
Method 3: Empty The Phone’s Cache Storage (Android Only)
The Instagram app may crash because it is unable to retrieve necessary data from the phone’s cache because of corrupted data or information. It’s possible that clearing the phone’s cache partition would fix the issue.
Step 1: First, make sure your Android device is turned off.
Step 2: Put your finger on the phone’s Power button and hold it down while pressing the Volume Down button. It’s possible that the combination won’t work with your phone because it depends on the manufacturer and version of Android you’re using.
Step 3: Now, press the volume up or down buttons to select Wipe Cache Partition when the phone enters Recovery Mode.
Step 4: Next, confirm the deletion of the cache partition by pressing the Power button, and wait for the procedure to finish.
Step 5: To see if the Instagram crashing issue has been resolved, try launching the app once the phone has completed the reboot process and returned to normal mode.
Method 4: Upgrade To The Most Recent Version of The Phone’s Operating System (iOS & Android)
Because of incompatibilities introduced by missing OS updates and patches, your phone may no longer be able to run the Instagram app, which in turn may cause frequent app crashes by prematurely terminating critical app modules.
We’ll show you how to upgrade an iPhone to the most recent version of iOS, and if you have an Android phone, you may follow the OEM’s instructions for updating it.
Step 1: Get your phone fully charged, synced, and backed up on a Wi-Fi network first.
Step 2: Now, let’s go to General in the iPhone’s settings.
Step 3: The next step is to access Software Update to see if an iOS upgrade is available for your device.
Step 4: If that’s the case, go ahead and install the iOS update.
Step 5: After the app has finished installing, restart your iPhone and open Instagram to ensure it is functioning properly.