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7 Ways to Fix Instagram “Couldn’t Refresh Feed” Error

Instagram is one of the world’s most widely used social networking sites, with over a billion monthly active users. It is the ideal platform for influencers, businesses, actors, or people seeking infotainment. Instagram is available in both versions — the mobile app and the desktop site. It can also be accessed via any web browser.

Many a time, people start facing problems with the mobile Instagram app. One of the common problems is the “Couldn’t refresh feed” error, which can occur for many reasons. In this guide, we will tell you how to eliminate it.

How to Fix “Couldn’t Refresh Feed” Error on Instagram?

This particular error can show up for several different reasons. Some of them include, but are not limited to, network issues, server problems, and account malfunctioning. If you constantly get the pop-up message for this error, try following the below methods.

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1. Ensure a stable internet connection

The most common reason you may encounter the error mentioned above is that there might be a problem with your internet connection. It also has the most basic fix. Turn your phone’s internet connection off and turn it back on to see if it works.

You can also try toggling the airplane mode on and then back off. If you are still getting the error, try switching to a different available network if your network is not working properly. If all of that did nothing, move on to the next methods.

2. Update the Instagram app

Running old versions of any app may cause problems for you. If you have not updated the app in a while, we advise you to do so immediately. Once you are done, launch the app and check if the problem is still there. If it is, carry on reading.

3. Check whether Instagram is down

Instagram has a vast user base. This generates tremendously large amounts of data, which puts a lot of stress on Instagram’s servers. This stress often breaks down the servers or, in other words, causes server overload. This is more commonly referred to by the phrase “Instagram is down.” Whenever this happens, you cannot use Instagram, and it will often greet you with the error “Couldn’t refresh feed.”

To check if this is the case, look up if Instagram is down on the web. If it is, you can do nothing but wait. As mentioned earlier, it is an issue with Instagram’s servers, and you cannot fix it.

4. Restart your phone

Restarting your device is the old but gold method for fixing basically anything wrong with it. It surprisingly works many times, so you might as well give it a shot. If it resolves this problem, well and good. Suppose it does not try one of the other methods mentioned ahead.

5. Check if it is an issue with your Instagram account

Every so often, it may happen that your account, in particular, starts malfunctioning. This can be why you are seeing the “Couldn’t refresh feed” error message. To check if this is the case, try logging in to a different account if available. Ask someone else if you do not have any other accounts.

If it turns out to be an issue with your account only, log out of your account and try logging back in. Do the same on a different device or a web browser if that does not help. If you still see the error, pick another of the methods mentioned below.

6. Clear app cache and user data of the Instagram mobile app

If you are an iOS user, move on to the other methods because iOS does not let you clear any app’s cache and user data. So this method is useless to you.

First, go to the app info page of the Instagram app. You will see a section there with the app’s storage details. Enter that section and clear the cache. Apps store this cached data to help them load faster. So rest assured that you will not lose anything important if you clear it.

Once you have cleared the cache, open the app and see if the problem is resolved or persists. If it does, reopen the storage details from the app info and clear the user data. This will log you out of your account, and your drafts will also be cleared if you have any. Media saved in your phone’s internal storage from the app will not be affected. You may see more details when you tap the option to clear user data. After clearing the user data, reopen the app if you still see the error. If yes, continue reading.

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7. Miscellaneous

If nothing has worked for you so far, do not worry. There are still some other things you can try.

Instagram may not work correctly if your phone’s date and time are incorrect. So, set both to the correct values and see if it works.

Lastly, delete the Instagram app and install it again. Log in to your account and hope the error does not show up now.

There are two possibilities if you still have not found any luck, even after doing all that. One is that your Instagram account could have been banned or suspended due to violating their community guidelines. If that is the case, you can do nothing but create another account or appeal to Instagram if you think you were falsely banned or suspended. Do note that you must be at least 13 years of age to use Instagram.

The second one is that it may be an Instagram bug. Check if other people are also facing the issue, and if they are, wait for Instagram to fix it with an update or for news reports to come up. You can also try contacting Instagram support. We hope you get to use the site again soon.

About Zaid

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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