The craze of the popular photo-sharing app Instagram is growing in numbers and at every second, someone is uploading a new pic or a story on his/her profile. Recently a few of the Instagrammers have been complaining about the frequent pop-up showing an error message “Unfortunately Instagram Has Stopped” followed by ‘Report’ and ‘OK’ options.
Even though clicking on OK makes it go away, and the issue still persists. Don’t’ worry, to rectify this bug we have summed up in this guide a few working solutions that will fix the annoying ‘Unfortunately Instagram Has Stopped’ error on your Android.
A majority of Instagram users come across this error during the final step of sharing a pic after applying filters and other editing stuff. Hence, a user has to start photo sharing procedure form the very first step. To avoid that, try this first fix.
Method #1: Clear Instagram app data and cache on Android
Very first, you need to clear the cache and data of the Instagram app as shown below:
Step #1. Open Settings app on your Android phone.
Method 2: Uninstall and reinstall Instagram app on Android
Step #1. Tap and hold the Instagram app and drag it to the uninstall bin symbol.
Step #4. Type Instagram on the search bar and tap on the app.
Step #5. Install it and check whether the issue reappears.
Method 3: Switch to the older version of Instagram app on Android
Until the new update to curb the error is released, switch back to the older version of Instagram.
Step #1. Uninstall Instagram from your Android-smartphone as directed in the above method.
Step #2. Open Google Play Store.
Step #6. Visit instagram.android.ver.6.9.1.build.4961472.apk to download the older version of Instagram. If you want any other older version of Instagram APK, visit Free Download Instagram APK Last Version.
We also have an additional fix only for the Android 4.0.x devices i.e. Ice Cream Sandwich.
If you are an Android 4.0 device user then to solve this error occurring in your Instagram app, here’s an extra fix.
Step #1. Go to the “Settings” app on your Android device.
Step #2. Scroll to the bottom and tap on “About phone”.
Step #3. Search the “Build number” option and tap on it seven times.
Step #4. After the seventh tap, the system will inform the user that he is now the developer.
Step #5. A option “For Developers” will appear between “Print” and “About”.
Step #6. Go back to the main settings window and search for ‘Developer Options’ and tap on it.
Step #7. Locate “Speed up your GPU” and remove the checkmark.
Step #8. Reboot your smartphone and check how your Instagram is functioning.
Any of the above methods should fix your Instagram and free it from the irritating error message. You can also apply the first two methods for other apps well if they are also displaying the unfortunate message.
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