Many users encounter a problem on Instagram: your device does not support the effect you want to see. Luckily, this problem has a solution.
Filters and effects have become one of Instagram’s greatest assets in recent years. But, especially if you have a very old mobile, you may encounter a problem on Instagram: your device does not support the effect you want to see. This may be due to the version of the application you have installed on your device, but also to the version of the operating system you have and even to some small bug in the app. Be that as it may, there is a solution.
It should be noted that the filters are available since version 10.21 of the application. Therefore, if you have an older version you will have no choice but to update the app to enjoy the effects and filters.
Most users have the application configured to update automatically. But if this is not your case, just go to the Google Play Store or the App Store and download the latest version. If the problem was simply that it was outdated, it will be solved automatically and you will be able to enjoy your filters.
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You can’t use this effect on your device
If even though you have the latest updated version you get a message that you can’t use this effect on your device when you go to try to apply a filter, the problem may be in your operating system version.
On Android, Instagram filters are only available since Android 5.0, while if you have an iPhone you will need to have at least iOS 10.
If the problem why you can’t use your favorite filters is in the operating system, the solution is much more complicated. And is that there is no way to make the filters work on a phone that is not prepared for it. In that case, all you have to do is switch phones. It may seem a bit exaggerated to change a phone just because you can not use Instagram filters, but the reality is that usually when incompatibilities begin to appear, they appear in more and more applications. Therefore, sooner or later you will have to make the change.
Why can’t I use Instagram stories filters?
If you have a new phone and the latest uninstalled version, you may wonder why I can’t use Instagram Stories filters. The reality is that there are also times when the problem is simply with the app. The first thing we recommend you do is to close the app and reopen it, or even restart your phone. There are times when there is not a serious problem, but simply a moment when the app has hung a little.
If it still doesn’t work, you can try clearing the cache. To do this go to Settings>Applications>Instagram>Clear cache.
If after clearing the cache the problem remains intact, we recommend that you uninstall the app and reinstall it again. Most of the time, the problem is solved after that. If not, there is always a more drastic solution, which is to reset the phone to factory settings, but remember to always make a backup copy of everything.