How to clear Instagram cache?
Have you ever been scrolling and seeing an error message that says “Cache Server Error” using Instagram? This can be frustrating, especially if you don’t know how to clear your Instagram cache. This blog post will explain what cache is and how to remove it on your phone or computer. In addition, we will provide some tips for avoiding this error message in the future. Keep reading for all the details!
What is Instagram cache?
The cache is temporary data that helps your phone or browser load things faster. It stores the most frequently accessed elements on your phone, so the next time you look at them, they load more quickly.
Why do I need to clear my Instagram cache?
Sometimes this cache data can get corrupted or outdated and cause problems using Instagram. For example, you might see the error message “Cache Server Error” because your phone thinks there is something wrong with the cache on your account. If this happens to you, read below for how to clear it!
How do I clear my Instagram cache?
There are two ways to clear your Instagram cache. The first is to remove it from your phone’s settings. To do this, follow these steps:
Log into your account on the app you want to use (e.g., Instagram or Messenger).
Go to “Settings.” You will find this under the “hamburger” menu icon in the top left corner of your screen.
Scroll down and click “Storage.”
Click “Clear Cache,” then confirm by clicking “OK.” The other way to clear your Instagram cache is from a computer.
Clearing your Instagram cache is very simple for both android and iOS devices. Follow the instructions below:
- For Android(any android smartphone)
- Go to settings > Apps/Application Manager > Instagram or Messenger
- Select storage
- Clear Cache
How to clear Instagram cache on iPhone?
- Just go to settings > general > storage & iCloud usage
- Find Instagram
- Tap on it > storage > clear document and data
- Clear Cache
- For Facebook
- Go to the top right
Follow these steps to clear it on a desktop or laptop:
Log into the account where you see the error message. If you don’t know which account this is, you probably use it most often. If you still aren’t sure, try clearing the cache on Instagram first since the error message appeared for us.
Go to the website where you see the error message (e.g., Instagram or Facebook). You can also try looking in your browser’s bookmarks or history for the website.
Look at the URL in your browser’s address bar. Usually, it will say something like “https://instagram.com” or “https://www.facebook.com.”
Take this URL and add .flush-cache to the end of it (e.g., https://instagram.com.flush-cache).
After adding the .flush-cache, press “Enter.” Hopefully, you will see a message saying that your cache has been cleared. If this doesn’t work, try clearing your entire browser’s cache and history so that it is completely reset. To do this on most browsers, follow these steps:
Open the menu on your browser (e.g., click the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of Internet Explorer).
Select “History.” You should see a list of websites you have visited recently.
Click “Show All History” to show even more history. If you use multiple browsers, repeat this step for each one.
Click on any website that you want to remove from your history. For example, look for websites you visited today, yesterday or earlier this week.
Click “Remove” at the top of your screen. You might get a pop-up asking you to confirm that you want to delete this website. If so, click “Yes.” This will remove it from your history.
How to clear the Instagram cache on Mac?
If you use a Mac computer to browse the internet, most browsers only allow you to clear your history. To remove your Instagram cache on Mac, follow these steps:
Open the “Finder” application on your computer. This is usually in your list of icons on the left-hand side of your screen.
Open “Applications.” This is usually in a list near the top of the window, but it might be in a bar on the left-hand side of your screen.
Find the “Utilities” folder. This is usually in a list under “Applications.”
Open the “Utilities” folder.
Open “Terminal.” This is a list under Utilities, but it might be in a bar on the left-hand side of your screen.
After opening Terminal, type “defaults read apple.com Safari” (without the quotation marks).
Press “Enter,” and you should see a list of preferences.
Look for the top preference that starts with apple.com
This is a straightforward process. However, there are some tricks to avoid having your Instagram cache filled with unwanted data.
The first trick is that Instagram saves photos to your phone’s camera roll. To avoid filling up your phone’s memory, you should only save the ones you want to keep.
Another way to avoid having an Instagram cache full of unnecessary data is not to use the “Save Photo” button. Instead, when you like an Instagram photo, just double-tap it. This will send you to the next image without saving unnecessary data to your phone’s cache.