To clear your Instagram cache on Android, open the Apps screen in Settings, tap “Instagram” and use “Clear Cache” under Storage. On iPhone, remove and reinstall the Instagram app. You can also clear your recent searches.
If you’re having issues with the Instagram app or just want to clear your recent searches, it’s easy to clear both types of Instagram cache on your iPhone and Android phone.
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Clear the cache of your Instagram app on Android
If you are an Android user, the steps to clear the cache of your Instagram app may differ slightly from the steps below. However, this guide should give you a general idea of the steps to follow.
To get started, launch the Settings app on your Android phone. In Settings, scroll down and select “Applications”.
In your list of apps, find Instagram and tap on it.
On the app page, choose “Storage”.
When the “Storage” page opens, at the bottom right corner, tap “Clear Cache”.
Your phone has now deleted Instagram cache files.
Clear the cache of your Instagram app on iPhone
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 cache is to uninstall and reinstall the app.
Note: To uninstall and reinstall the app, you will need to re-enter your login details. However, you will not lose the data stored in your Instagram account.
First, search for Instagram on your iPhone home screen. Then touch and hold the app. On older versions of iOS, you’ll need to select the “X” in the corner and then tap “Delete” on the message.
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 on the prompt.
Instagram is already uninstalled on your iPhone. To download it again, simply visit the App Store. Finally, you can launch the app and sign in to your Instagram account.
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Clear your recent searches on Instagram
You can also delete 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 bottom right corner of the app, tap on your profile icon.
On your profile page, in the top right corner, tap on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines).
Select “Your Activity” from 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 remove.
To remove all searches listed, tap “Clear All” at the top of the screen.
That is all. Instagram has successfully removed your chosen search items.
While you’re at it, did you know that you can delete your Instagram posts? Check our guide to know how to do it.
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