Instagram Bug 2023: My 3 Steps to Solve It (Simple)

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Your Instagram bug now (2023) ?

Is Instagram down today?

Your Instagram account is suspended?

The last known Instagram bugs in 2023:

  • 22 May 2023

Don't panic, let's check together point by point if Instagram is down or has a problem.

Especially if it's Instagram's fault or if it's a problem on your iPhone or Android.

Article updated in May 2023.


Read more: Facebook Bug: My Method for Solving It (3 Steps)


Why is Instagram bugging today?

Instagram bug today (in 2023) for 3 possible reasons :

  1. Instagram's servers are experiencing a global or local problem
  2. Your internet connection has a problem
  3. Your Instagram bug mobile application (iPhone or Android)

We will check these different points together to determine the cause of this Instagram bug.

This is my detailed 3-step guide (with screenshots) on how to fix your Instagram bug:


What to do if Instagram bugs? (3 steps)

If Instagram bugs, here are the 3 steps to follow to understand and solve the Instagram bug :

1. Check if Instagram bugs with these 3 websites (with urls)

2. Check the quality of your internet connection (Wifi or 4G)

3. Uninstall and reinstall the Instagram mobile application (iPhone or Android)

Let's see in this detailed guide, the different ways to see if Instagram is down and how to fix the bugs Instagram (with links and screenshots) :


1. Check if Instagram bugs with these 3 websites (with urls)

Step one: check that the fault or bug is not with Instagram itself.

Sometimes, even if it is rare, the servers of social networks (Instagram, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram...) are down.

I suggest you visit 3 sites internet that centralize and detect Instagram outages through users:


A. Go to Downdetector on Instagram (+link)

Instagram story bug


The first site that detects breakdowns and bugs is Downdetector.

Go directly to the Downdetector website under "Instagram at the following url: 

On this page you will see whether or not current user reports indicate a problem on Instagram.

You will also see all Instagram outages reported in the last 24 hours in the form of a graph.

This is where you can also report if you have a problemThe purpose of this is to warn other Instagram users (like you) of any bugs or failures on Instagram.


B. Also go to Istheservicedown on Instagram (+link)

Instagram bug today


Second site to visit in case of Instagram bug: Istheservicedown.

Go directly to the following url to see if there is a problem on the insta side:

Once you open the Instagram page, you will also see if Instagram is currently experiencing problems.

And a graph of the problems on Instagram in the last 24 hours.

These two services are based on reports and declarations from Instagram users about bugs or breakdowns they have encountered.


C. Go to and search for "Instagram down".

Instagram stories bug


Third site to check if Instagram is down:

Open your internet browser: Safari, Chrome, Edge, Firefox...

Go to Twitter's website at the "Explore" url :

or open your Twitter mobile application on iPhone (iOS) or Android.

Then search for the keywords "Instagram down to see if other users are also complaining about Instagram issues on Twitter.

Complete with a visit to the official Instagram Twitter profile: 

It is possible that Instagram will report a possible failure or bug there.

With the help of these 3 different sites, you will have a good idea if the bug is related to Instagram directly or if it is a problem on your iPhone (or Android).

If you notice that other insta users are having problems, there is only one solution: wait for Instagram to fix its outage.

If no one else has a problem on Instagram, then you must solve the Instagram bug on your iPhone or Android.

Now let's look at other solutions to solve an Instagram bug:


2. Check the quality of your internet connection (Wifi or 4G)

bug Instagram publication


One of the bugs you sometimes encounter on Instagram is a lack of internet connection (or a bad connection) on your iPhone or Android.

Think about check that you are connected to the internet via your Wifi or 4G connection: your Wifi or mobile data (4G) must be activated.

Try each of the possible connections: first Wifi only, then 4G only.

Once connected to the internet, check the quality of your connection by going to test your flow on the Degrouptest website for example: 

Click on "Launch the speedtest, activate geolocation and look at the results of the flow test.

If the speed is several MB per second, then the result is good. You don't have to worry about the internet connection.

If the speed is low or close to 0, then your internet connection has a problem.

In this case, switch between Wifi and 4G connection (and vice versa). Then test the flow again.

Do not hesitate to restart or unplug/plug the power supply of your internet box.

In short, you need a good internet connection to access insta!

If the internet connection is good and Instagram is still buggy, then go to the next step:


3. Uninstall and reinstall the Instagram mobile application (iPhone or Android)

why instagram is bugging today


Another solution to test: uninstall and reinstall the Instagram application on your phone.

The method works on iPhone (iOS) and Android Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, Realme...

- On iPhoneTo uninstall Instagram: tap and hold the Instagram application icon > Uninstall.

- On AndroidTo uninstall Instagram: press and hold the Instagram icon > Uninstall.

Once the Instagram application is uninstalled, your phone is cleaned of all Instagram data such as cache.

This can be useful in solving the Instagram bug.

Then install the Instagram application again:

bug instagram message


For install the Instagram application :

- On iPhone / iOS: go to the App Store > Search for Instagram > Install

- On Android Go to your Google Play Store > Search for Instagram > Install

Then log in to your insta account with your phone number or email.

Validate with the code reception by SMS.

Normally the Instagram bug is solved!

You must have access to all insta-functions.

If this is not the case, then the breakdown of Instagram must be located at the global level and under the responsibility of Instagram.

So wait until Instagram fixes the bug! :/



You now know What to do in case of an Instagram bug.

In this order:

  1. Check for availability or failure of insta on 3 different websites
  2. Check the quality of your internet connection (Wifi or 4G)
  3. Uninstall and reinstall your Instagram mobile application (iPhone or Android)

By following these 3 steps, you should solve your insta-bug problem.

If not, you'll just have to wait, as the bug or outage may be coming from the central Instagram servers.

This happens rarely but it is possible.

Good luck in the meantime 🙂


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