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How To Fix ‘We’ll Try Again When There’s A Better Connection’

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» To fix the issue of ‘We’ll Try Again Once There’s a Better Connection’ you need to trim the video you’re uploading before you upload it to your account. 
» You can switch to a stable WiFi network and then upload the pictures or videos once again. 
» It’s probably a glitch caused by using the outdated version. Update the application and try again to upload the post. 

🏷 You can also try to fix the issue by reinstalling the app from the Google Play Store after uninstalling it.

How to Fix We’ll Try Again Once There’s a Better Connection Error:

Follow the below methods to fix this connection error:

1. Trim the video you’re uploading

If the video you’re trying to upload is too long, then you may get the error message ‘We’ll Try Again Once There’s a Better Connection’. In that case, trim your videos before uploading so that the video can go through the uploading process smoothly. 

This method works most of the time. You just need to cut off one second from the video by trimming it. 

Here are the steps you need to follow to trim a video before uploading.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Instagram. 

Step 2: Log in to your account.

Step 3: Next, you need to click on the + icon. 

Click on plus icon

Step 4: Then click on Post 

Click on post

Step 5: It will ask you to select a video.

Step 6: Then, you’ll need to click on the Arrow icon.

click the arrow icon

Step 7: On the next page, click on Trim 

click on trim

Step 8: Trim the video by shortening it and then clicking on Next. 

click on Next icon

Step 9: Provide a caption for the video and click on Share to upload it. 

click on Share

2. Switch to a better WiFi Network

If you’re facing the issue of ‘We’ll Try Again Once There’s a Better Connection’ it might be because you’re having a bad internet connection. You need to check the speed of your internet connection or just switch to a wifi network to fix this issue.

However, if you’re already using a wifi connection, you need to switch to a better wifi connection that’s more stable. 

Instagram operates smoothly only if you have a smooth and running internet connection available to the device.

 Only if you have an internet speed of more than 100 Mbps, you’ll be able to upload pictures or videos. 

 Internet speed that’s less than 20 Mbps will take a long time to upload a video and hence in the middle of the process it will display the error message We’ll Try Again Once There’s a Better Connection’

3. Remove the tagged profiles

You also need to remove the tagged profiles from the post because tagging other accounts on the post can trigger uploading problems. You just need to click on the x icon beside the tagged accounts to delete them from the post. 

We’ll Try Again Once There’s a Better Connection’ is displayed usually when the process of uploading pictures or videos on Instagram is getting affected due to some minor issues. One such issue can be tagging too many accounts on the post. 

On the Post page where you’re asked to write a caption, you’ll be able to see the Tag people option. Just next to it, you’ll be able to see the accounts you’ve tagged to the post. Click on it and then from the list of the tagged accounts click on the x icon next to each profile to remove all the tags and then click on the tick mark icon to proceed. 

4. Switching to H.265

You also need to switch the format of the video to H.265  so that the video can be uploaded smoothly. The default format of the video on Instagram is H.265 but if your video is on H. 264, you need to first convert it to H.265 and then proceed to upload it on your profile. 

You can use a free H.265 convertor tool that’s available on the web by searching for it. You need to download a video converter tool and then switch the format to H.265 and save the video in your gallery. After you’re done converting the format to H.265, upload the video and it will most probably work. 

5. Use the auto-suggested hashtags

If you’re using hashtags on your post, use the ones that are auto-populated. While you’re typing a hashtag, you’ll notice that a box of hashtags will be suggested to you. You can choose any of the suggested hashtags from the box and don’t spell the whole hashtag on your own as it might cause uploading issues. 

On the caption box, start typing the hashtag that you’re willing to use with a # sign in front of the word. As you’re typing, you’ll be provided with some suggestions in a box below the typing box. Choose a hashtag from it according to your choice and then proceed to upload the pictures. 

6. Update the application

The error message can also be displayed because of the app glitch. Glitches are mostly caused when you’re using an outdated version of the application.  Therefore, you must update the application so that it can run smoothly as well as get the latest features of the application. 

Update the application

You can update the application from the Google Play Store. You need to search for the Instagram application on the search bar of the Google Play Store app and then from the results, click on the Update button that’s under the Instagram application. It will get updated and installed automatically. After updating the app, you can try to upload the carousel and see if the issue gets fixed or not. 

7. Uninstall and reinstall

If none of the above methods works for you, you need to uninstall the application and then reinstall it again so that the issue gets fixed. 

Uninstalling the application won’t affect your Instagram account’s data. You’ll just need to log in to your account again after reinstalling the application.


From the app menu, uninstall the Instagram application and then you’ll need to go to Google Play Store and search for Instagram. From the results, click on the Install button next to the app then it will start to download. After it’s done, open the Instagram application and log in to your account. Try to upload the videos or pictures once again to see if the issue has been fixed or not. 

Why Not Posted & Shows We’ll Try Again When There’s A Better Connection:

There are some reasons why this error occurs:

1. Bug in the carousel

Often when uploading posts on Instagram, you may face an error. This is not because of a bug in the Instagram application but a bug in the carousel.

When you’re trying to upload multiple videos and photos together, you’re using the carousel feature of Instagram and it’s known for having a lot of bugs. Therefore, it’s not always a connection issue or a glitch in the Instagram application but because of a carousel bug, you might see this error however, it gets fixed over time. 

2. The Internet connection is slow

However, it can be caused if you have a bad internet connection or a slow wifi network. Uploading photos or videos on Instagram requires you to have a good internet connection.

Therefore, if you have got an unstable data connection, you’ll encounter this issue.  You should check the speed of your data connection to be sure about the reason. 

3. The video you’re uploading is too large

If you’re uploading a video that’s too large, you’ll encounter this error message. Often when uploading a carousel, you’re including too many pictures or long videos on the post, which cannot be loaded on the Instagram application.

It’s better to trim the large videos before uploading them. 

4. Misrepresentation

The error message is not because you actually have a poor internet connection but it may have mistakenly reported it. This issue of this is mostly encountered by the user if you’re trying to upload multiple videos or pictures at a time. 

Even if you’re using the outdated version of the app, it’s likely to experience glitches more often. 

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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