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How to fix Instagram’s “we’ll try again when there’s a better connection” error?

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Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms these days. However, just like everything tech, it isn’t immune to random bugs or glitches that may hamper the user experience.

In this article, we’re talking about how to fix the “we’ll try again when there’s a better connection” error on Instagram.

Also read: How to fix the ‘Couldn’t load image. Tap to retry’ Instagram error?

Why does it happen?

The error is mainly caused by internet connectivity issues on the user’s end. However, server issues over at Instagram can also cause the problem. Additionally, if you’re using an outdated version of the app or the app cache is corrupt, you might just run into the error as well.

How to fix this?

Here are a few fixes you can try out to potentially fix the problem.

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.

Check Instagram servers

If Instagram servers are having some issues, then there is nothing you can do to fix this error. You will have to wait for the servers to come back online. The servers generally get fixed in a few hours. To check if Instagram servers are working correctly, head to Downdetector.

Compress your media

If you’re trying to upload some particularly big photo or a longer video, trimming the video or compressing it can help you get around the issue. You can try removing any tagged accounts as well.

Use a different codec

Using a different codec, H.265 in particular, can also fix the problem. At times, different codecs can have larger file sizes that can cause problems with uploads. H.265, more often than not, works fine with Instagram uploads.

Also read: How are followers ordered on Instagram?

Update your app

Another thing you should try is looking for updates for the Instagram app. Head over to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and check if you’ve got any updates. If any updates are available, install them right away and try again.

Reinstall Instagram

If updating didn’t work, try removing the app from your phone and installing it again. This can help freshen things up and eliminate any corrupt files or data hindering app functionality.

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.

This should fix the problem, and you should be able to upload your posts.

Also read: How to fix the ‘Sorry we couldn’t complete your request’ Instagram error?

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: