If you’re an Android user, the steps to clear your Instagram app cache may differ slightly from those discussed below. However, this guide should give you a general idea of which steps to take.
To begin, launch the Settings app on your Android phone. In Settings, scroll down and select “Apps.”
On your app list, find Instagram and tap it.
On the app page, choose “Storage.”
When the “Storage” page opens, in the bottom-right corner, tap “Clear Cache.”
Your phone has now removed Instagram’s cache files.
On iPhone, only some apps offer the ability to clear their cache without reinstalling the app. For Instagram, the only way to clear the app’s cache is by uninstalling and reinstalling it.
Note: Uninstalling and reinstalling the app will require you to re-enter your login details. However, you won’t lose the data stored in your Instagram account.
First, find Instagram on your iPhone’s home screen. Then, tap and hold the app. On older versions of iOS, you’ll need to select the “X” in the corner and then tap “Delete” in the prompt.
On newer versions of iOS, you’ll need to tap and hold the app and then select “Remove App” from the menu. Then, tap Delete App again in the prompt.
Instagram is now uninstalled on your iPhone. To redownload it, simply visit the App Store. Finally, you can launch the app and log into your Instagram account.
You can also clear your recent searches on Instagram, both individually and in bulk.
To do that, launch the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android phone. In the app’s bottom-right corner, tap your profile icon.
On your profile page, in the top-right corner, tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines).
Select “Your Activity” in the menu.
Scroll down the “Your Activity” page and tap “Recent Searches.”
To remove an individual item, choose “X” next to the item you want to delete.
To remove all the listed searches, tap “Clear All” at the top of your screen.
That’s it. Instagram has successfully removed your chosen search items.
While you’re at it, did you know you can delete your Instagram messages? Check out our guide to learn how.
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