At the end of the day we spend a lot of time on social networks and one of the ones we use the most is undoubtedly Instagram. It has become one of the most used tools on smartphones and that on a large scale can turn into glitches that end up causing Instagram to crash.
When this happens or at least fails us, we can throw our hands to our heads, but we always have the possibility to find out why it has happened with some ways to fix it.
The steps to find out if Instagram is down are several and possibly some of them you have already done without thinking that it is a solution on the Internet. After you know all the keys that we give you, you will no longer doubt if your mobile has the problem or, on the opposite, if it is a failure of the Instagram servers.
The first checks to make
First of all, we have to look at the control panel of your mobile and the icons on it to corroborate that we have the WiFi connection activated or mobile data.
In chaos culture, it is also necessary to have a good WiFi range or coverage so that Instagram can load.
This social network is one of those that needs more data to load due to the large amount of multimedia content it offers and on some occasions, if we have the necessary connection, it will only be a matter of time before it finishes loading. If it still does not work, we can switch between WiFi or mobile data.
A very important point to think about is that Instagram may not load because we have consumed all our mobile data rates and the reduced speed does not allow us to load an app with so much data. We can check it on another social network or by loading a web page to see if the error occurs only on Instagram.
Is it only Instagram that is failing us?
Once we know that our connection is working as it should, what we can do to find out if the failure of Instagram affects only us is to ask on Twitter, the social network where most people are left of the problems of Instagram.
If we prefer not to publish anything, we can also go to the trends or to the search engine to search for “Instagram” and find out if there are more people who find that Instagram photos do not load or stories.
In case no one else there commented the same problem, the error could be in our mobile. The first thing we can do is to enter our profile, tap on the menu and log out and then log in again.
Another different method is to uninstall the Instagram app on iOS or clear the cache and data of the app on Android, going into Settings > Applications > Instagram. In this way, we are returning Instagram to the original state.
Nor can we forget to update the Instagram app in the app store, which can sometimes get to give us these problems that make us think if Instagram is down or as is our chaos is only a failure that affects us.
How to check if Instagram is down
The definitive and most direct step we can take to know if Instagram is failing is achieved on a website designed explicitly for this. Its name is Downdetector and as you can imagine, it helps us to detect online service crashes so we don’t go crazy trying to fix them.
We will only have to type Instagram in the search bar and it will give us a graph with all the problems detected by users in our country. In case we are one of those affected, we can report it on the red button to help other users to identify it.
On the web, we can also see the official Instagram publications that will give us information about the error we are suffering and we can also see a heat map with the areas where there are problems.