How to Fix Windows 11's Instagram App Issues

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Did you also get stuck while using Instagram on windows? dont worry; move down here; you will get a perfect guide to fix your issue and much more.

Instagram is accessible both online and through a mobile app. Astonishingly, Instagram has more than one billion monthly active users.

Even Windows users can get the Instagram app from the Microsoft Store. But multiple customer reports claim that the software does not function on Windows 11.

But if one cannot access it, it is not a network or windows issue; it means Instagram is blocked for that region; however, due to node unblocker, you can access that blocked Instagram by making Instagram unblocked.

If you use Instagram frequently and are having trouble with the app not working, don't worry! We'll go into the causes of the issue.

You will also discover how to resolve the problem and acquire access to your Instagram account once more.

Why the Instagram App Can Stop Working on Windows 11
The Instagram app for Windows may stop working due to one or more of the following issues.

  • The servers for Instagram are temporarily down or undergoing maintenance.
  • The program version you have installed on your computer is out of date.
  • The application installation has become stale.
  • Other apps are hampering the usual operation of the Instagram app.

How to Fix Instagram App Not Working on Windows 11

You can attempt the following remedies to get the Instagram app back to how it usually functions on your system.

1. Restart Your PC
For successful operation, apps and programs depend on numerous system services. Apps frequently struggle to access all the services required for their initial launch.

Before attempting other solutions, restart your system if Instagram is crashing and not responding to it.

Your system will release system resources and restart all the services when you continue it. Use the Power options menu to restart your machine after saving your work in open apps.

Relaunch the Instagram app when the system has restarted to see whether you can log in.

2. Check the Instagram Server Status
To function, the Instagram app needs to be connected to the internet. It allows you to utilize the app by retrieving your server account information.

However, you won't be able to log in and use your account if Instagram's servers are unavailable. There may be a technical problem with the servers or scheduled maintenance.

Instagram doesn't provide a dedicated server status webpage as Discord does. Third-party websites like DownDetector must be used.

It can inform you whether Instagram is down or not by tracking outages of popular applications and services. According to us, you just wait patiently for Instagram to fix the issue in such cases.

3. Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

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All system components have specialized troubleshooters available in Windows 11. The system store apps troubleshooter can be used to look for any underlying issues.

The troubleshooter will attempt to resolve any issues it discovers with the Instagram app. Repeat the following steps to launch the system store apps troubleshooter:

  • The Settings app will open when you press Win + I. Then select the Troubleshoot option by navigating to the right-side area.
  • Select the Other troubleshooter's option after clicking the Troubleshoot option.
  • You'll get a list of all the troubleshooters accessible on your system.
  • The System Store Apps troubleshooter is located in the other part, further down the page.
  • To start the troubleshooting, click the Run button next to it. Watch as the troubleshooter checks for Microsoft Store app problems.
  • The troubleshooter will suggest a course of action (if any) to resolve the issue after the scan is finished.
  • Close the troubleshooter after taking the advised action.
  • Start your computer from scratch and open the Instagram app. Try logging into your account to see if the problem still exists.

4. Perform a Clean Boot
You must start Windows 11 from scratch. Only the most vital drivers and programs will be loaded; the rest will be stopped.

As a result, you will be aware if a background application is interfering with the Instagram app. A background software interfering with Instagram could cause it to cease functioning.

The steps below should be repeated to complete a clean boot:

  • To open the Run command box, press Win + R. In the text box, enter after typing MSConfig.
  • The tool for system configuration will start up. Click on the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox after selecting the services tab.
  • Click the Disable all button after that. Click the Open Task Manager button when you are on the Startup tab.
  • The section for startup programs in Task Manager will appear. Track down every program that launches.
  • Disable the software by choosing it with the right mouse click. Close the Task Manager after carrying out the procedure for each program.
  • Within the System Configuration window, click the OK button. Launch the Instagram app after restarting your computer to see if the problem is still present.

5. Repair the Instagram App
Some installed apps are eligible for the app repair capability in Windows 11. Thankfully, Instagram can fix the app installation.

The program can be repaired to address common problems and replace damaged or missing files. Repeat the instructions below to fix the Instagram app:

  • The Settings app will open when you press Win + I. Go to Installed apps under Apps.
  • Find the Instagram app in the list by scrolling down.
  • Select the Advanced options by clicking on the three dots () symbol.
  • Click on the Repair button by swiping it down. Hold off till the procedure is over.
  • To see if Instagram is currently operational, relaunch it.

6. Update the Instagram App

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The Instagram app may not launch appropriately if you haven't updated it in a while. You must also upgrade the Microsoft programs in addition to Windows.

Older app versions may contain issues that make them less functional and usable. Follow these steps to upgrade the Instagram app:

  • By pressing Win, look for Microsoft Store. Select the top search result.
  • Click the Library button in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • See if there are any Instagram app upgrades available.
  • Clicking the Update button will download and install the update.
  • Now restart your computer and open Instagram to see if it functions.

7. Reset the Instagram App
Try resetting the Instagram app if fixing it doesn't fix the problem. The app can be reset to its original settings and state. All the app's data will be lost if you take this action.

Repeat these steps to reset the Instagram app:

  • The Settings app will open when you press Win + I. Go to Installed apps under Apps.
  • The Instagram app can be found in the list of installed apps by scrolling down.
  • Select the Advanced options by clicking on the three dots () symbol.
  • Scroll down and select the Reset button. Make sure of your choice and press the reset button once again. Hold off till the procedure is over.

Our Thoughts
These were the methods to fix the Instagram app not working issue on Windows 11. Try with a normal restart and a clean boot.

After that, run the System store apps troubleshooter to fix the problem.