Instagram is currently one of the most popular social networking sites. It functions almost identically to Facebook and other platforms, but algorithm implementations distinguish it. Commonly, other individuals, particularly those with whom you are connected, are able to watch, like, remark, save, share, or engage in any other form of interaction with a post.
People who find your posts interesting can choose to follow you, and vice versa. All of these aspects contributed to Instagram’s popularity as an app. However, like other successful applications, Instagram has its drawbacks.
Emerging among the prevalent difficulties is the Instagram app’s unexpected inability to function or increased frequency of crashing. This issue is probably software-related and is therefore correctable. And if you face a similar issue with Instagram crashing on your iPhone 8 Plus, you may use the following solutions as a reference whenever you need additional information on how to resolve the issue. Read on for assistance.
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First solution: Clear Instagram Cache and background apps
Frequently, software bugs are the primary reason why an app failed to function as intended. If Instagram is acting strangely for the first time, the app is likely malfunctioning and should be restarted. Consequently, follow these instructions to remove Instagram and any other background apps from your iPhone:
- Double-tap the Home button fast. It is identical to double-clicking a software icon on a computer. The subsequent screen should display a list of recently used applications.
- Find Instagram on the list, then slide upwards on the app to delete it.
If you notice more apps operating in the background, you can also terminate them. This will prevent them from interfering with Instagram or your other applications. There is a chance that one of the background programs will get corrupted, which could harm other apps or the phone system. Simply follow the instructions listed above to remove the remaining background applications.
The second solution is: Reboot your iPhone (soft reset)
If removing apps does not resolve the issue, you must restart your iPhone. A device restart or soft reset eliminates any software errors affecting the phone system or specific applications. It also clears the device’s internal memory, allowing it to start from scratch. You will not lose any crucial or private data during the process. If you haven’t reset your phone yet, follow these instructions:
- Hold the Power/Side button for many seconds.
- When the Slide to Power Off menu appears, let go of the Power button.
- Then, pull the slider rightwards. This will force your iPhone to power off.
- Press and hold the Power/Side button again for 30 seconds, and then release it when the Apple logo displays.
In the event that Instagram causes your iPhone’s screen to freeze or become unresponsive, you can execute a hard restart. It is a simulated battery removal technique that functions identically to a soft reset or normal restart, without altering any data stored in the phone’s internal memory. The only variation is in the manner of execution. On the new iPhone 8 Plus, there is a new way to do a force reset. This is how:
- Press and release the Volume Up button fast.
- Then, quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
- Finally, press and hold the Side/Power button until the Apple logo appears.
Wait until your phone finishes restarting and then retry launching Instagram to see if the problem is fixed and the app is already working properly.
The third Solution is: Install the latest app update for Instagram (if available).
Updates can be the key to fixing Instagram app issues. In addition to bringing new and improved features, updates also provide bug and virus removal patches that may have led the app to become malicious. Unless your iPhone is programmed to install updates automatically, app updates must be implemented manually. This is how:
- Tap the App Store icon from the Home screen to begin.
- At the bottom right of the App Store’s main screen, hit the Updates symbol. Next, a list of your applications with pending revisions will appear.
- Tap Update next to Instagram to install the latest Instagram update.
- If several app updates are available, select Update All to update all apps simultaneously.
After installing app updates, perform a soft reset (reboot) on your iPhone to guarantee that the newly installed updates are correctly deployed to your device.
The Fourth Solution is: Resetting all settings on your iPhone is the fourth solution.
Invalid settings on your iPhone may also be the cause of certain applications’ inability to function normally. This is certainly the situation if Instagram began crashing after you modified your iPhone settings. To rule out this possibility, you can try resetting specific settings to their prior state.
However, this could be time-consuming because you will need to keep track of which options or settings need to be adjusted. As an alternative method, you can reset your iPhone’s settings. This will restore the system settings to their default or original defaults, but will not alter any data stored in the device’s internal memory. Just remember to configure and activate frequently used iPhone features and functionality. To reset all iPhone 8 Plus settings, follow these steps:
- Select the Settings icon from the Home screen.
- Tap General.
- Select Reset by scrolling to it and tapping it.
- Tap Reset all settings from the available options.
- Enter your device passcode, if required.
- Then, touch the option to confirm the setting reset.
Allow your iPhone to restart after resetting the settings, reconnect to your Wi-Fi Internet, and then launch and use Instagram, as usual, to see if it now functions. If the problem persists, proceed to the subsequent remedy.