Instagram is the most prominent image sharing among the social media. Most of the time, it works flawlessly. However, it does not function as it is used to be occasionally. You can see the error of ‘could not refresh feed’.
Do not worry! There are some ways to dig into to find out what the real problem is. There are four ways to overcome this problem.
Check for update
Companies work tirelessly to update their applications against any malware, bugs, or any other problems. That’s why you may see notifications from App Store or Google Play that there are updates to correct these bugs and problems.
So, if there is an update, your Instagram app may not work as it is supposed to do. Before upsetting yourselves for any possibility, check whether or not your Instagram application is up-to-date. In doing so, you may save lots of time.
How to check updates on iPhone
- Open App Store
- App Store automatically checks whether there is an update
- Tap on “Updates”
- Update your applications
How to check updates on Android
- Open Play Store
- Play Store automatically checks whether there is an update
- Next, Swipe Right to tap on “My apps and games”
- Next, check if there is an update
- Next, tap on “Update”
Clear Instagram Caches
It may be that Instagram could not refresh your feed because of caches and useless data. Clearing these unnecessary burdens on your phone may help you to save some space and to use Instagram without any problem.
Here is how you can manage to clear these useless data:
- Go to Settings in your phone.
- Next, swipe down to see “Apps”
- Tap on Apps
- Swipe down to find Instagram.
- Next, tap on Storage.
- Next, tap on “Clear Cache.”
- Re-open Instagram
You may lose the signal from time to time because you may be in closed space or the network may have its own issues. To check whether or not there is any problem with the network connectivity, you can check the upper corner of your mobile phone to check whether you are still connected to the network. You can switch the network and see if that would work with Instagram.
Remove inappropriate post or comment
Instagram may block your account because it believes your post and comments may violate its terms and conditions. Or, your activation recently may seem suspicious to them. To make sure that there is nothing wrong with your account; check your account via the browser.
- Go to instagram.com
- Login with your details
- If you do not see any problem, then you can be sure that it is wrong with your account.
Instagram is open about its policies and terms. If Instagram considers your photo or comment violate its terms and conditions, it will send you an email to tell you in detail what is wrong. Follow steps in your email if you receive an email from Instagram.
Internet Connection Problem
Mostly, the reason why your feed is not loading is caused by poor internet connection. Because of that, check your internet connection to solve the problem. Even internet connection works properly, overloading on internet or fluctuations on internet connection can be causes of the problem.
In order to use Instagram without any trouble, you must use the last version of Instagram. So, be sure about you use Instagram with updates. Try to use Instagram in your computer and check whether or not you can access your Instagram without any trouble.
The reason can be your cell phone. Restart your cell phone and try to use Instagram again. If your problem continues, check to use Instagram in any other device. Sometimes, your phone has trouble to connect to the Internet properly and it can be the reason not to use Instagram
Banned Account on Instagram
Lastly, being banned from Instagram is one of the reasons to “couldn’t’ refresh feed” error. Look at your last posts and comments. If you ban from Instagram, you couldn’t see feed has trouble to connect to the Internet properly and it
If your problem still goes on, try to communicate with Instagram. Write to support service of Instagram and describe the problem with the explanation about that you try all of the ways which are listed above. You will be answered in 24 hours after you send your help request.