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Instagram Reel is not working on iPhone

Instagram Reel is not working on iPhone

Last year after the ban of popular video-sharing app Tiktok in India, Facebook owned photo-sharing app Instagram launched Reels, which enables users to create fun, energetic, and creative short videos. Hence, I love to enjoy reels all day and night. But it would be worst if the Instagram reel not working.

Although it is a heavily demanded and feature-rich app many users have complained that Instagram Reel not working properly or the Instagram reel not showing. And this has resulted in users roaming on the web to find solutions for the problem. Here are some of the ways in which you can fix the Reels option not working or showing on iPhone devices. 

How To Fix Instagram Reel Not Working Issue

Method 1: Update Instagram app

Just like other apps, the Instagram app version may have been outdated and you might have forgotten to update your Instagram app. This is the major reason among users why the reels feature is not showing on their Instagram app. You can update the Instagram app from the App Store on iPhone.

Method 2: Join Beta Program

Even after updating the standard version of Instagram some users are still unable to access Reels. To resolve the problem you can sign in for the beta program. Beta versions are mostly for tech geeks and developers who are ready to test new cutting-edge innovations before everyone else.

Method 3: Sign In & Out Your Instagram Accounts

Many users reported that after doing a simple sign in and out they have been able to access the reels features. So you can try this by first logging out and then re-logging into your instagram account.

Method 4: Uninstall And Then Reinstall Your Instagram App

If Instagram Reels are not working despite trying all of the above methods, chances are a bug has hit the Instagram app in your smartphone. This problem can be resolved by first uninstalling Instagram and then reinstalling it back again.

Method 5: Clear cache

Sometimes if temporary cache and data accumulate over time, it can interfere with the app’s ability to run properly. So it is recommended to clear your cache memory from time to time. Many users have reported that after clearing cache Reels appeared on their Instagram and were able to work without any difficulty. Steps to clear cache are–

1. Open Settings

2. Tap on Apps

3. Scroll down and search Instagram

4. Under Usage tap on Storage

5. Now, tap on Clear Cache

After clearing the cache you need to login to your instagram account. Then you should be able to see the Instagram Reels option.

Method 6: Report to Instagram

If you are still unable to see Reels or not working properly even after having tried all the tricks you can report the issue to Instagram. For raising a complaint –

1. Go to your Instagram account

2. Tap on the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of the screen

3. Tap on Settings

4. Tap on Help

5. Now to Report a problem tap on Report a problem when the prompt appears.

6. Type the issue and share a screenshot of the issue.

7. Now, hit the Submit button on the top right

About the author



Being in love with the tech world, Govind joined the technology world in 2015 and started writing about tech stuff (mobile, PC, games, other gadgets). He loves playing games, travelling, photography and sharing the latest news & updates about every Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.).

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