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.

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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.

How To Fix Unfortunately Instagram Has Stopped Error on Android PhoneHow To Fix ‘Unfortunately Instagram Has Stopped’ Error on Android Phone

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.

Go to Settings on Android Oreo runnig deviceStep #2. Scroll down and tap on Apps to open application Manager.

Tap on Apps in Android SettingsStep #3. Now, Select the Instagram app from the list.

Tap on Instagram in Apps on ANdroidStep #4. Select Storage → Tap on Clear data/Clear cache.

Select Storage and then Clear Instagram Data and CacheStep #5. Restart your device and launch an Instagram app.

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.

Drag Instagram App to Uninstall on AndroidStep #2. Select yes to the confirmation window that appears on your screen.

Tap on OK to Uninstall Instagram on AndroidStep #3. Next, open Google Play store.

Launch the Play Store on Android PhoneStep #4. Type Instagram on the search bar and tap on the app.

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Step #5. Install it and check whether the issue reappears.

Install Instagram App on AndroidIf the error is still there then try the next method.

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.

Launch the Google Play Store app on your Android phoneStep #3. Tap on the Menu option i.e. the three horizontal lines at the top right corner.

Go to Play Store menu on AndroidStep #4. Scroll down and select Settings.

Select Settings in Play Store on AndroidStep #5. Go to ‘Auto-update applications’ and select ‘Do not update apps’.

Select Auto-update apps and then tap on Do not auto-update apps on AndroidStep #6. Visit 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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