Troubleshooting Instagram's "Couldn't Refresh Feed" Error on iPhone and Android


Troubleshooting Instagram's "Couldn't Refresh Feed" Error on iPhone and Android

Is your Instagram feed displaying the frustrating "Couldn't refresh feed" error on your iPhone or Android device? Don't worry – we've got you covered with effective solutions to overcome this issue and enjoy a seamless browsing experience.

**1. Check Your Internet Connection**

If you're encountering the "Couldn't refresh feed" error, your internet connection might be the culprit. Test your connection by opening a site like Google in your phone's browser. If the site loads, your connection is working; if not, troubleshoot your internet connection.

**2. Verify if Instagram Is Down**

Sometimes, the problem isn't on your end – Instagram's servers might be down. Check sites like Downdetector to confirm if Instagram is facing widespread downtime. If so, you'll need to wait until the service is restored.

**3. Restart Your Device**

Minor glitches can trigger the error. Give your iPhone or Android device a reboot to clear temporary issues. 

On iPhone, simultaneously hold down the Volume and Side buttons, slide to power off, then turn it on again. On Android, press and hold the Power button, then select "Restart."

**4. Clear Instagram's App Cache**

Corrupted cache files can lead to various errors. On Android, go to Settings > Apps > Instagram > Storage usage > Clear cache. However, on iPhone, you'll need to uninstall and reinstall the app to clear the cache.

**5. Log Out and Back In**

A malfunctioning login session might be causing the error. Log out of your Instagram account, then log back in. Open Instagram, tap your profile icon, access Settings, select Log out, and log in again.

**6. Disable Data Saver Mode**

Instagram's Data Saver mode could be impacting content loading. Turn off Data Saver mode by going to Instagram's settings, accessing Account > Cellular data use, and toggling off Data Saver.

**7. Ensure Correct Date and Time Settings**

Apps often rely on accurate date and time settings. Set your device to use the correct date and time. On iPhone, go to Settings > General > Date & Time, and enable "Set Automatically." On Android, in Settings > System settings > Date & time, turn on "Set time automatically" and "Set time zone automatically."

**8. Update the Instagram App**

Outdated apps can cause glitches. Keep your app updated by going to the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android) and selecting the Update option for Instagram.

**9. Reinstall Instagram**

If core app files are corrupted, uninstall and reinstall Instagram. On iPhone, tap and hold Instagram, press X, then reinstall from the App Store. On Android, tap and hold Instagram, select Uninstall, and reinstall from Google Play Store.

**10. Enjoy a Smooth Feed**

By following these steps, you should resolve the "Couldn't refresh feed" error. Once the issue is fixed, your Instagram feed will load effortlessly, allowing you to enjoy the latest content and engage with your favorite accounts without interruption.