Can’t upload pictures to Instagram Fix 17


So today we will looking at how to fix an issue where you Can’t upload pictures to Instagram. Strange problem I know seeing that if you can’t upload pictures to Instagram it pretty much ruins the experience as the App is centered around your pictures. Well if you are facing such an issue then trust me in that it can be fixed and I have several tips that can be found below that you can use to fix the problem and start uploading those glamour and food shots again.

The Issue:

The symptoms of the issue may be slightly different for many users but ultimately pictures don’t upload. So you try to upload a picture as normal it will show that its uploading and will not complete or upload shortly and then disappear,Videos may or may not upload fine while experiencing this.This issue can happen on Android and Apple (iOS) devices and this fix applies to both.

Can't upload pictures to Instagram

How to Fix Can’t upload pictures to Instagram?

Click play to watch the step by step video tutorial above. You can also continue reading:

1.Go ahead and delete apps that are taking up lots of space so that you have free space on your device. Turn off your phone and leave it off for about a minute then power back on.Freeing up space usually fixes the issue especially on Apple devices.

2.Some times a specific App could be the cause so you will need to find which app is causing the problem and uninstall it. The safest bet is a recent app that you installed before you were having the problem.

3.Update Instagram to the latest version. If that fails then uninstall the app and reinstall it a fresh. On Android device try clearing the cache of Instagram.

4.Log out of your Instagram account and then back in or try to see if the issue continues when you log in on a friends device or a new one.Try also logging into Instagram on your computer sometimes this may trigger the issue to be fixed.If its happening on all devices it may be something wrong on Instagram’s end.

5. If all else fails backup your phone and do a reset or wipe the device. After which reinstall all apps and the issue should be solved.

Final Thoughts

I do hope this was enough to fix the issue where you Can’t upload pictures to Instagram. If so please take the time to leave a comment below and also share this article with a friend. We have plenty more articles so do check those out.


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17 thoughts on “Can’t upload pictures to Instagram Fix

  • Gabriel

    It keeps saying “we’ll try again once there is a better connection” when I try to upload a photo… I’ve tried deleting the app but nothing works

  • pan piripam

    Problem: I can’t upload any photo from Android to my account.
    I tried on mine Galaxy S6, then on S8, then on Tab A6 – the same.
    ON all devices I can upload stories and videos, but NOT photos.
    I tried on all those devices other account and everything works fine.
    I also tried my account on Iphone, and everything works perfect.
    Means there is some issue with uploading photo from Android to my account /
    Please help me with that!!! No idea who else I can contact to solve this issue.

      • pan piripam

        I found somewhere that a lot of people had same problem. You just write to them and wait. It looks like it is some glitch in their server and you need to wait until is restarted or they clean cache there. After 9 days mine started to work normally again

        • Mandi

          There is literally no fix. I’ve tried absolutely everything. It’s basically a waiting game. For me it’s bren 8 days now. Can’t post any pictures or videos. Anything I post disappears in seconds. All other activities on Instagram work fine. So many people with same issue and everything has been tried. Using other devices, deactivating/reactivating, logging out/logging in, going private, switching to business account/switching to private, Deleting loads of pictures off my Instagram. Deleting loads of apps off my phone. Turning my phone off/on. Reporting the issue a million times. NOTHING IS WORKING…spoken to many people with the same issue and it seems for a few people what worked was logging out and having absolutely no activity on Instagram for 24 hours, when you log back in after 24 hours post a video first and then a picture. This worked for my sister and another person I know.

          • instagram

            I am gonna try this, for 2 days I wasnt able to post picture, today I cannot post anything … Its getting worse and worse 🙁
            I will log out, clear cash, uninstall and wait more than 24 hours and then I will write if it worked

  • marli de bod

    hii my Instagram keep saying that “your post is against community guidelines”..please help me..no matter what i do it keep saying the same

  • anitabearlace

    I am so confused. I have 3 Instagram accounts and I can’t work with them at all. I want to design a nice business page. I want to insert boxes with text. I have no controls to edit or to do any of this.