How to Clear Cache on Instagram on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you facing issues with your Instagram app on your iPhone? Is it running slow or not loading properly?

Well, one common solution to such problems is to clear the cache on Instagram. Clearing the cache can help resolve various issues and improve the overall performance of the app. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of clearing the cache on Instagram on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Instagram Settings

To clear the cache on Instagram, start by opening the Instagram app on your iPhone. Once you are on the home screen, tap on your profile icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Access App Settings

After tapping on your profile icon, you will be taken to your profile page. Now, tap on the three horizontal lines located at the top right corner of the screen to access the app settings.

Step 3: Find and Tap on “Settings”

In the app settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Settings” option. It is usually located towards the bottom of the list. Once you find it, tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Clear Cache

In the settings menu, look for and tap on “Security”. On some versions of Instagram, this option might be named “Privacy and Security”.

Note: The exact location of this option may vary depending on your version of Instagram.

(a) Clear Browser Cache:

If you use Instagram’s in-app browser frequently or experience issues with it, you can clear its cache separately. To do this:

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    In Security/Privacy and Security settings, find and tap on “Browser Storage”.

  • 2. On the next screen, tap on “Clear Cache” to clear the browser cache.

(b) Clear App Cache:

To clear the app cache, you need to find the option named “Clear Search History”. This option not only clears your search history but also clears the app cache.

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    In Security/Privacy and Security settings, look for and tap on “Search History”. Towards the bottom of the screen, you will find the option “Clear Search History”. Tap on it to clear both search history and app cache.

Step 5: Restart Instagram

After clearing the cache, it is recommended to restart your Instagram app. To do this, simply close the app by swiping it off from your recently used apps list and then reopen it.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully cleared the cache on Instagram on your iPhone.

Clearing the cache can help resolve various issues with Instagram and improve its performance. Remember to regularly clear your cache to ensure smooth functioning of the app.

If you still encounter problems with Instagram after clearing the cache, you may want to consider updating or reinstalling the app or contacting Instagram support for further assistance.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of clearing the cache on Instagram on your iPhone. Happy Instagramming!

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