How to Update Instagram


Looking to update your Instagram account? Check out our step-by-step guide on how to do it quickly and easily.

How to Update Instagram

Keeping your Instagram app updated is critical if you want to stay up-to-date with the latest features, filters, and editing tools in Instagram. If you’re one of the many people who have been wondering how to update Instagram, wonder no more! Here are some simple instructions to help you get the latest version of the app on your device.

How to Update Instagram

To update Instagram:

  1. Open the Google Play (Android) or iOS App (Mac) store app.
  2. Type “Instagram” in the search bar.
  3. Hit the Update button.

And there you have it! If the button next to Instagram says “Open” it means that your app is up-to-date. Now, if there are still functions you know exist but you don’t have some reason and aren’t convinced your app is actually updated, continue reading to learn how to do a force re-install on your Instagram app.

Force Reinstalling to Update Instagram on iPhone

To force reinstall your Instagram app on iPhone:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Hit iPhone Storage.
  4. Tap Instagram.
  5. Tap the Offload App button.

This should reinstall your app while saving your posts, DMs, and other profile data intact. Continue reading for Android Instructions on how to reinstall to update Instagram on your phone.

Force Reinstalling to Update Instagram on Android

To force reinstall your Instagram app on Android:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Hit Storage.
  3. Tap Apps.
  4. Tap Instagram.
  5. Hit the Instagram icon.
  6. Tap Uninstall.
  7. Navigate back to the Google Play Store.
  8. Re-install Instagram.

If the fresh re-install doesn’t give you the latest version of Instagram, there may be something wrong with your phone or Instagram might be having issues.