Updated at 09 May 2022
Like all other applications out there, Instagram experiences login issues from time to time. The problem can occur on any device, a phone, or a PC. Below are all the answers to "Can't login to Instagram - what to do and how to fix?"
The possible solutions are similar to when Instagram won't let you post: network issues, app version update, etc.
Typically, when facing an Instagram login issue, you will receive any of the messages below from Instagram:
It is nearly impossible to contact Instagram to get help when an error occurs.
Usually, most of the errors on Instagram are self-inflicted, which means that they can be fixed without difficulty.
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Suppose you see this error on Instagram, and you are sure you entered it correctly. In that case, your account is disabled or deleted by Instagram. Unfortunately, there is no fix in this case, and you cannot use the username and email address again to create a new account.
Unfortunately, Instagram does not inform the users why their accounts are being disabled in most cases. However, if you were a new user, you did follow and unfollow repeatedly, you posted illegal content, or in any conditions, you violated the Instagram terms and conditions, which could be the reasons why Instagram deletes your account.
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People can't sign in to Instagram because of the following problems:
Note that these are almost the same reasons when an Instagram story isn'nt uploading.
Below, we have provided multiple options to try to fix the Instagram sign in problem.
There are some quick fixes to Instagram login issues , they are the quickest. The next ones are more advanced.
Power off and power on your device, or close and re-open the Instagram app. It's better to restart the device and then trying to open the app.
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If you have troubles with login, it might be from a poor network connection.
If your Instagram error message states that the issue occurs due to network problems, try to restart your Wi-Fi router or ensure there are no issues with your Internet provider currently(maybe there's an outage from their side).
As another option, you may attempt switching from Wi-Fi to a cell phone's mobile data and see if the issue is gone.
Also, the login issues may be caused by the wrong date and time settings. Make sure that the date and time on settings are 'Set Automatically' to avoid such problems in the future.
To fix it, try clearing the Instagram cache by following these steps:
As an additional option, try using the browser version of Instagram instead.
The browser version is similar to the mobile app. It allows you to use Instagram just as you would use it on your phone.
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Maybe there are problems with your device you can't track and we can't tell how to fix. For instance, software problems that emerged after you updated the software yesterday.
To reset the password, do these steps:
Instagram errors are usually caused by outdated apps. This means that you need to upgrade to a more efficient version.
You should update your phone if the update is available through the Play Store and App Store.
If you do not see an email notification about an Instagram update you should uninstall it and reinstall it. This will fix any errors.
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If you have a linked Facebook account, try to log in via it.
Before logging into Instagram using Facebook, you need to have a Facebook account. If you have not created an account yet, go to Facebook's Sign Up page and register your account for free.
After successfully signing up, you need to connect your Instagram and Facebook accounts to sign into Instagram via Facebook in case of facing an Instagram Login problem.
To connect Facebook and Instagram go to your Instagram profile page -> Settings -> Accounts -> Linked Accounts -> Facebook. Then follow the on screen instructions.
Instagram has advised users to follow specific steps if they have any issues accessing their account on Instagram. Earlier this week, Instagram users reported problems with their accounts being hacked and their email IDs being changed to a Russian domain.
They claimed that their profile photos, usernames, passwords, and Facebook account (which was linked to their Instagram accounts) were changed, also.