How To Fix Instagram Camera Not Working

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How To Fix Instagram Camera Not Working

Is the Instagram camera not working for you? Well, it’s time to get to the bottom of this issue and fix it once and for all.

Occasionally, the Instagram app keeps crashing. Sometimes Instagram won't let you post. Seldomly, Instagram deletes your account for no reason or does not send you security codes for logging in.

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And recently, many Instagram users have reported that the camera is not working properly. Overall, it seems that Instagram has been experiencing a few technical glitches lately. However, it is possible to fix the Instagram app by yourself.

How To Fix Instagram Camera Not Working

Instagram is a social network that allows users to take photos and share them with friends and family. However, the app often doesn't do the basic job it is supposed to do, which is taking photos and videos.

While some users are unable to send anything via the camera in DMs, others are facing trouble posting a story using the camera. But the good news is that you can fix the problem easily. Here is what you need to do if your Instagram camera is not working.

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Before we begin, make sure your OS is up-to-date and you have been given microphone and camera permissions to the Instagram app. You can check this by heading over to Settings > Apps > Instagram.

Update the app

Make sure you are using the latest version of Instagram. It is possible that Instagram has already released a new update that fixes the camera bug. Go to the App Store or Google Play Store and install updates for Instagram - if any.

Restart your phone

Restarting your smartphone is a classic way of getting around problems that you have on your device. One Reddit user reported that rebooting his phone has fixed the camera not working issue for them.

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Clear app’s cache and data

Clearing the app cache and data sometimes works as a solution to some issues. In fact, for another Reddit user, this fixed the issue for a little while but soon it was back again. Although it is not a permanent solution, you can still give it a try.

Contact Instagram

If the issue persists, contact Instagram and let them know about it. Make sure you provide as much detail as possible so that the team can investigate the issue. Hopefully, they will release an update soon to resolve the problem.

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And that's it! Hopefully, this has fixed your Instagram camera, so you can try out the new hand and face effects on Instagram and more.