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How to fix Instagram’s ‘Ingress Timeout Stream ID’ error?

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Ingress timeout stream ID error is one of the many errors that you can face on Instagram. Although there is no official word on how to resolve this error, people have invented several workarounds of their own.

And as for the cause of the error, people are still in darkness. The problem seemed to emerge due to an outage, and suddenly people could not access their Instagram accounts.

However, the most probable explanation that is doing the rounds on the web is that if you have posted something which is against Instagram’s guidelines, then you will see this error. In this article, we discuss 7 ways by which you can fix the error.

Delete the Instagram post that was flagged

Now that we know why you see the error, you should immediately delete the Instagram post responsible for the error.

Open your Instagram Profile and then go to that particular post. Tap on the three vertical dots and then select Delete. Since you have deleted the post, you will no longer see the error.

Wait it out or try again

Sometimes waiting is the only option that you have. Try to wait it out as long as you find it feasible, maybe a day or two.

You can also try to run Instagram on some other device. If it works on the other device, then it means that your IP has been banned by Instagram. Don’t worry as Instagram usually unbans after 24 to 48 hours.

Check your internet connection

Make sure that your internet is working properly. There might be an internet outage in your area or Instagram’s servers might be down.

You can check the internet speed by using any third-party websites. Also, you can use Downdetector to check the current status of Instagram.

Also read: What happens when you mute someone on Instagram?

Disable VPN and Firewall

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If you use a VPN service, either disable it or change it to another location. If changing to another location doesn’t work, you should switch to another VPN service. Here, we have curated a list of the best VPNs for various platforms.

Check that the Firewall doesn’t block Instagram. If it indeed is blocked, then unblock it. Or, you can disable the Firewall altogether.

However, we advise you to turn the Firewall on as soon as you finish your work as your computer is at significant risk while the Firewall is turned off.

Change the network or try another device

Try connecting your device to some other network. If you are using cellular data then switch to WiFi and vice versa.

If you are running Instagram on a mobile device, try to switch to a computer or a laptop.

Check for updates

Update the Instagram app as soon as you can. Companies release updates to patch security and other loopholes and to fix major bugs. So, the sooner you update, the better.

Submit an appeal to Instagram

If all else fails, then you have no option but to submit an appeal to Instagram’s moderators to relax the ban.

Go to Settings > Account > Account Status and select the flagged post. Now, explain why you think the post shouldn’t be flagged as offensive and why the post isn’t violating Instagram’s guidelines.

Also read: Why are my Instagram messages blacked out?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: