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Why Is My Instagram Camera Not Working & How To Fix

✎ Key Points:

» You can notice if your Instagram camera is not working when you experience difficulty opening it, particularly on Android or iPhone devices. This may be attributed to a malfunctioning phone camera affecting the app’s functionality.
» Try using Instagram filters to enhance photos or videos if your phone camera is not capturing images effectively. Alternatively, consider reinstalling the Instagram app and disabling then re-enabling the camera app on your smartphone to address any technical issues causing the problem.
» If you find your camera is not working on Instagram, ensure your phone camera is functional. Reinstall the Instagram app and refresh the camera app settings on your device to resolve any potential issues affecting the app’s camera functionality.

Why Is My Instagram Camera Not Working:

If the video call is not working then either there is an issue with the camera or the issue with Instagram itself. Either server is not working properly or your settings just played the wrong role.

1. If you have not granted permissions

Instagram would require a few permissions from the camera app to use the camera. Make sure you have granted all the permissions needed for the video call to be made from Instagram.

Most probably, these options will be auto-enabled as soon as you install the app, but some Android devices won’t do so if you have used an offline installer with apk file.

It is better to always check in the app settings whether you have turned on the camera option for Instagram.

2. Instagram Camera Won’t Flip

Instagram doesn’t have a camera on its own, it just uses the camera in the phone. All we have to do is change the settings so that Instagram can access the phone camera.

Before giving access, make sure that your camera is working properly.

3. Changed Factory settings wrongly

If everything falls correctly into place, then the only option is to check the factory settings.

Many junk files might be causing some problems with your camera so it is always advisable to keep a backup before doing a factory reset.

Just choose ‘system’ in settings and do the reset by tapping on erase all.

How To Fix Instagram Camera (if Not Working):

You can try the below-following methods to fix if the Instagram camera is not working:

1. Reinstall the Instagram App

You can get all the new additional features on the phone only when you update the app. You cannot expect the outdated app to function with a new feature that is recently added.

Uninstall Instagram

Sometimes updating the app does not work, it is better to uninstall the app and then reinstall the latest version on your mobile. This will fix the error if that was happening for the settings or permissions that were denied.

install the Instagram app

2. Disable & Enable Camera app

If the camera app has the issue in itself then just disable the camera app and then restart the phone. After that, again enable the camera app from the app’s settings and then try rechecking the camera if it’s working.

This might solve the issue, but if this still persists, just go to the updates section and update your phone OS to the latest.

disable camera and enable

How to Fix Instagram Video call failed on iPhone:

If the Instagram video call failed, then one of the possibilities can be that your Instagram app is outdated. Update the Instagram and try reinstalling it again. 

Even after doing all these checks, if your Instagram video call failed,

  1. Keep connected to more people so that the people will follow you back. 
  2. If any people don’t follow you back on Instagram, then the video call option won’t be available for that particular person. 
  3. But, those people who have messaged you directly will be able to video chat with you.

🔯 Contact Instagram to Fix the video call issue on iPhone:

There are so many ways to fix the issue of the Instagram video call failure. Go for contacting Instagram support to fix this,

Step 1: Go to settings on the top right corner of Instagram.

Go to settings on the top right corner of Instagram on iPhone

Step 2: Click on ‘Help’.

Click on ‘Help’ on instagram iPhone

Step 3: Choose ‘Report a problem’.

Choose ‘Report a problem’.

Step 4: Select the ‘Report problem without shaking’ or ‘Something is not working’ option.

Select & click on send and wait for the response.

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