What to do if Instagram lags or slows

Instagram sometimes seems to cause problems such as lagging or slowdown.

In addition, the following are possible causes of Instagram lagging or slowing down.

In this article, we will introduce the causes of such problems and how to deal with them.

What causes Instagram to lag or slow down

Instagram is lagging or slowing down, please check the following.

Not enough free space in smartphone storage

Please make sure there is enough free space in your smartphone’s storage.

Downloading may not be possible due to insufficient space on your smartphone.

On the iPhone, you can check the amount of space used and available by going to “Settings” > “General” > “Information”.

▼Storage check screen on iPhone

iPhoneでのストレージの確認画面

For Android, you can check the used and available space in “Settings” > “Storage”.

▼Storage check screen on Android

Androidでのストレージの確認画面

Please check your device.

Access is concentrated on the operator’s server

Please check the official website and Twitter to see if there are any glitches due to concentrated access to the operator’s servers.

Instagram may be slow or laggy if the operator’s servers are under more load than expected.

Go to Instagram Official website.

Information about the game being heavy or laggy is also sent out on Twitter. Please check here as well.

During major updates or the start of new events, access from other users may be concentrated.

Maybe that is what is causing the glitch.

The network environment is not stable

Make sure that the network environment of the smartphone you are using is stable.

If your network environment is not stable, Instagram may be slow or laggy.

Please check it once in the settings.

▼Screen to check network environment on iPhone

Check the network environment on the iPhone

▼Screen to check network environment on Android

Check your network environment on Android

It may also be a Network failure caused by the telecommunication carrier. Please check the information of each telecommunication carrier.

Click here for Verizon Wireless’ communication outage notice(Go to Verizon Wireless website.)Click here for AT&T Mobility’s communication outage notice(Go to AT&T Mobility website.)Click here T-Mobile communication outage notice(Go to T-Mobile website.)

CPU is overloaded

Make sure the CPU is not overloaded.

Even prolonged use of a smartphone can put a load on the CPU.

Maybe that is what is causing the glitch.

What to do if Instagram lags or slows

If there is not enough free space in smartphone storage

If your smartphone is running out of storage space, please delete or uninstall unnecessary applications, photos and videos.

Removing (uninstalling) unused apps will resolve the lack of free space and may resolve problems with Instagram being laggy or slow.

Cases where access is concentrated on the operator’s server

Please allow a little time if access is concentrated on the operator’s server.

Try waiting until other users’ access has calmed down.

Doing so may resolve the problem.

When the network environment is not stable

If your network environment is not stable and Wi-Fi is turned on, please turn Wi-Fi off.

▼Confirmation screen of network environment on iPhone

Check the network environment on the iPhone

▼Confirmation screen of network environment on Android

Check your network environment on Android

By turning off Wifi, the network environment may become stable as mobile data communication.

Doing so may solve the problem.

On the other hand, if you are using mobile data communication and the communication is not stable, please switch to Wi-Fi communication.

If the CPU is overloaded

If the CPU is overloaded, please restart the device.

To restart, turn off the power and allow a few moments.

Then turning the power back on again may solve the problem.

Summary

  • Not enough free space in smartphone storage
  • Access is concentrated on the operator’s server
  • The network environment is not stable
  • CPU is overloaded

The causes of Instagram lagging or slowing down and what to do about it.

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