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Instagram try again later error: Quick Fix

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Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks around the moment. However, just like with every tech product, it does face the occasional bugs and glitches. 

In this article, we’re talking about the Instagram try again later error, its causes, and how to fix the error.

Why does it happen?

The exact cause of the issue is hard to pinpoint as several reasons can trigger the problem. However, it most likely is happening due to the following reasons.

  • Instagram is down.
  • Internet connectivity issues on your end.
  • Outdated Instagram app
  • Outdated phone software.
  • You’ve used a third-party app or automation tool for Instagram.
  • You’ve spammed an action like liking too many posts in a short time or posting too many comments. 

The error typically lasts around 24-48 hours, so you can wait it out. However, if you want to resolve this instantly, try any of the solutions below. 

Also read: How to turn off read receipts on Instagram?

How to fix the error?

Here are a few solutions you can try out to see if they can solve the Instagram try again later error.

Log out of your Instagram app

Another quick fix for random issues like this is logging out of your Instagram app and logging in again. 

How to fix the 'Instagram notifications not working' issue?
  • Open the Instagram app and tap on your profile picture in the bottom right.
  • Tap on the hamburger menu icon in the top right. 
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap logout. 

Now log back in to check if your issue is resolved.

Restart your phone 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, restarting your device can do wonders with seemingly random issues. If you’re not getting your Instagram notifications, try restarting your phone to see if it fixes your issue.

Update your Instagram app

More often than not, if you’re running an outdated app, it can cause problems.

Head over to your respective app store to check if there are any updates available. If they are, update your app and try again.

Also read: What is Vanish mode in Facebook and Instagram?

Reinstall the app

Reinstalling your app can fix a bunch of issues, including the ones that cause your notifications to stop working. Regardless of whether you’re on Android or iOS,  try reinstalling the app to see if it resolves the issue.

Use a VPN

Often Instagram will release a feature in one region and not the other. In such cases, you can get around these geo-restrictions using a VPN. Select a server in a location where you know the feature works and try again. 

Clear the app cache

Clearing the app’s cache can eliminate any corrupt files or data that might interfere with Instagram’s functionality.

How to fix the 'Instagram notifications not working' issue?
  • Tap on Apps and notifications.
  • Tap on Show all apps and find Instagram from the list. If you’ve recently used Instagram, it’ll show up in the recent apps as well.
  • Tap on Instagram.
How to fix the 'Instagram notifications not working' issue?
  • Then tap on Storage & cache.
  • Then tap on the Clear Cache button.

Contact Instagram 

At times, contacting Instagram about the issue is all you can do. Here’s how.

How to get rid of 'Action Blocked' on Instagram?
  • Open the Instagram app and head over to your profile by tapping your profile picture in the bottom-right.
  • Tap on the hamburger menu icon on the top right to open the options menu.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Head over to Help.
How to get rid of 'Action Blocked' on Instagram?
  • Under Help, tap on Report a Problem.
  • You’ll be presented with a few options to choose from. Tap on Report a Problem again.
  • Here you can describe the issues you’re facing and attach any relevant screenshots as well.

Once you’ve reported to Instagram, all you can do is sit back, wait and hope you get lucky.

Also read: Does Instagram notify when you screenshot a story?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: