Life before Instagram was bleak: photographs weren’t filtered, people spoke to people they fancied rather than just liking their photos, and if we wanted to tell people what we were up we spoke to them in person.
Thankfully all of that changed, but every now and then we are plunged back into those dark ages when the Instagram app on your phone crashes, or totally closes down.
Joking and exaggeration aside, Instagram is an incredibly influential part of modern life, and if it does decide to crash for no apparent reason it can be a real inconvenience.
However, all is not lost and there are ways to fix it.
Why does Instagram crash and what can you stop it?
Why does Instagram crash?
Like all apps, Instagram is likely to break and crash at any moment. Sometimes it can be a problem with your login, particularly if you haven’t downloaded the newest version of the app, or updated the current one.
Sometimes an app will crash because your device has ran out of memory, or is too hot.
Your app might also crash because Instagram itself is having a problem.
How do you stop Instagram from crashing?
Often the best way to do deal with a problem is by preventing it from happening it the first place. Thankfully, there are many ways to prevent Instagram from crashing.
Clear some space
Phones generally are less efficient and cause many problems when they run out of memory.
A lack of memory can be the cause of Instagram crashing so checking out how much space you have is a great place to start.
If you are running low then it would be a good idea to delete any old pictures, songs and apps that you no longer need.
Be ruthless and your phone will benefit!