This is an issue that’s going on within the Instagram app and it’s can be very frustrating if you’re trying to change something on your profile.
When you’re trying to change something about your Instagram profile and you click on save or done, you may suddenly see an error message on your profile.
Why Does Instagram Say ‘Sorry Something Went Wrong, Please Try Again Later’?
When Instagram says sorry, something went wrong, it means that you were trying to complete an action on Instagram whilst the app went down or you had no internet connection. When the app goes down, an error is shown to users who are trying to use Instagram. If there’s a problem with your internet connection, you’ll also receive this message.
If Instagram says Sorry something went wrong, please try again later, it could also mean that you were trying to change something about your profile that Instagram doesn’t approve of or doesn’t accept.
You can fix this by going back to edit the profile and making the correct change that Instagram will approve of. The second reason Instagram will show this message is that you haven’t got a strong internet connection.
When your internet is down, Instagram will notify you by showing you an error message at the top of the app. In order to fix this, you need to make sure that you have a good internet connection. The third reason why you could be experiencing this issue is that there’s a bug within the system that’s causing the Instagram app not to work properly.
We’re Sorry But Something Went Wrong on Instagram?
Another similar error that you could get following this is ‘we’re sorry but something went wrong Instagram’. They all mean the same thing but it depends on what’s happening with the app. For example, if your internet is down, you might get an error message compared to when the Instagram app is down.
Instagram Says Something Went Wrong When Trying to Post?
When Instagram says sorry something went wrong when you try and upload a post, the problem is rooted down to either Instagram going down as you when you upload the post, or a weak internet connection.
Another thing that could cause this error to show up is if something has went wrong during the uload process. In order to get rid of the error, you can close the app and try to post again, or you can wait for Instagram to go back on the server.
Sorry, Something Went Wrong Creating Your Account. Please Try Again Soon
If you’ve been trying to create an account but Instagram says something went wrong when creating your account. Please try again soon’, it’s mainly down to Instagram being down. If you see this error while creating an account, then you’ll need to wait for the Instagram app to come back up.
When Instagram is performing routine maintenance, this can cause problems with the app and the way users interact with it which is why you’re seeing this error. When you see this error, then you need to wait a few hours so that they can put the app back on the server. Once this is done, you should no longer receive the error message when trying to sign up to Instagram.
How To Fix The Something Went Wrong Instagram Error
Close then Re-open the App to Get Rid Of Bugs
Since there’s an issue within Instagram, the first step to take is to restart the app. When the app is restarting, things like a bug in the system of the app can be removed simply because it was restarted.
It’s also an easy first step to take and it’ll let you know if there’s a deep issue within the app. After you’ve closed the app from the multitasking switch, you can open it and check if the problem has gone away.
If you’re still seeing the error message, go to the next step.
Turn Your Device Off/On To Remove Bugs
The next thing you need to do is to turn your device off then on. Doing this gets rid of any bug in the system that causing the error message to come up every time you open Instagram.
Restarting your device is very powerful as it allows the system to shut down then turn back on again which can get rid of the problems you’re going through. Once your device turns back on, you can go back on to Instagram and check if the message still pops up when you’re on your profile.
If it’s still there, go to the next step.
Clear Instagram Cache to Get Rid of Error
The next thing you need to do is to clear the cache files in Instagram’s directory. Cache files are temporary files that are stored in Instagram’s directory which are saved there to make things load quicker when you do the same action or make that certain action again.
When these files are deleted, you’ll literally notice nothing but a smoother app and the best thing about this is that clearing the cache can get rid of problems. When you clear the cache of Instagram, it’s basically the same as you deleting the apps then installing it again and logging in.
It basically gets rid of the files that has been saving since the app was installed. To clear Instagram’s cache:
1. Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone
2. Go to “General”
3. Go to “iPhone Storage”
4. Tap on “Instagram”
5. Tap on “Delete App”
After you’ve done this, you need to go back onto Instagram and install the app again. After it’s installed, log back onto the app and see if the error message is still there.
Wait for Instagram to Fix Itself
When Instagram goes through routine maintenance, or their server is down, then you need to wait for the app to correct itself before you stop seeing the error. The best way to check if Instagram is down is either by searching ‘is Instagram down’ and checking what people are saying on Down Detector, or you can ask friends to see if they’re experiencing the same thing.
Usually Instagram goes back up a few hours after it came down so if your error was showing up due to Instagram being down, the only thing you can do to fix the problem is to wait.