How To Fix Instagram That Keeps Crashing On Google Pixel 7

If an app like Instagram starts to keep crashing on a phone like the Google Pixel 7, the problem is often pretty minor and you might only need to do a few procedures to fix it. 

Generally, app crashes aren’t really serious. There are times when they’re just due to a glitch in the system or a temporary server issue. Such an issue can only become a nuisance when it occurs the moment you need to use the app. 

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But don’t worry though, you can actually fix it easily. Here are the things you should do to fix Instagram that keeps crashing: 

  1. First solution: Force stop Instagram and reopen it. 


    In most cases, restarting an app will fix random crashes, especially if the problem is caused by a glitch in the system. Thus, the first thing you have to do is to restart the app itself. 

    To do that, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop in the middle. This will show you the apps that you recently used including Instagram that stopped responding. 

    Swipe up on each app preview to close them or you can simply close Instagram and leave other apps running. 

    After doing that, reopen Instagram to see if it works properly this time. In most cases, this is the only thing you need to do. However, if the problem continues, then move on to the next solution. 

  2. Second solution: Force restart your Pixel 7. 


    If restarting the app won’t fix the problem, then it’s possible that the issue is with the firmware itself. Even a minor glitch in the system can lead to app crashes so you need to rule out that possibility. And to do that, you have to force restart your phone. Here’s how’s done:

    Press and hold the Power key for 30 seconds. You might see some services open while you’re doing it but continue holding the power key as your phone will soon shut down. 

    You only have to release the Power key after the phone powers down and the Google logo shows on the screen. 

    Once you’ve done that, re-launch Instagram to see if it still crashes at some point. If it still does, then move on to the next solution. 

  3. Third solution: Check Instagram’s server. 


    Server maintenance is necessary and sometimes it occurs a few times in a month. It is possible that the problem is caused by a server issue and if that’s the case, you really don’t need to do anything as the problem can be fixed by itself. 

    However, you need to check if it’s really a server issue or not so that you won’t have to waste your time troubleshooting your phone if it really is a server issue. 

    To do that, launch a web browser. 
    Log on to DownDetector.com.
    Search for Instagram and click on it once it shows. 
    Scroll down to the bottom to see if other users have the same problem as you because if so, then it’s a widespread issue and can be due to a server problem. 

    However, if the most reported problem is not, in any way, relevant to the issue you’re experiencing, then you have to move on to the next solution.

  4. Fourth solution: Clear the app’s cache and data. 


    You can also fix app-related issues by simply resetting the app in question. An app reset means to delete its cache and data.
    You don’t have to worry though because any data in your Instagram account won’t be deleted. Such a procedure is easy to do but very effective. Here’s how it’s done:

    Pull up the App Drawer and find Instagram. 
    Once found, tap and hold its icon until the menu shows. 
    Tap App info. 
    Tap Storage & cache. 
    Tap Clear cache. 
    Tap Clear Storage and tap Delete to confirm. 

    And just like that, you’ve already reset Instagram. 

  5. Fifth solution: Reinstall Instagram.


    After doing the previous solutions and Instagram continues to crash, then your last resort will be to uninstall the app and then reinstall it. 

    Doing so will delete all its installation files, which might have been corrupted, and will make sure you’re running the latest version of the app. 

    To do that, pull up the App Drawer and find Instagram. 
    Once found, tap and hold its icon until the menu shows. 
    Tap App info. 
    Tap Uninstall and select OK. 
    Once the app is uninstalled, launch the Play Store. 
    Search for Instagram and reinstall it. 

    After doing that, the app should already work properly. 

Tools
  • Instagram
Materials
  • Google Pixel 7

We hope that this guide can help you.

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Harold

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side.

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