Instagram is the world most popular online photo-sharing social networking app. The app has given a good way to connect with friends and family through photos. It has just taken the world of photo-sharing to a whole new level. But sometimes the Instagram shows Errors messages. “An Unknown Network Error Has Occurred” is also one of the errors of Instagram. Such errors can also occur while trying to login to the Instagram or while viewing the page insight. If you are one of the users who came across this error then you have come to the right place. Here, I will let you know some of the methods to Fix Instagram Error “An Unknown Network Error Has Occurred”.

Fix Instagram Error “An Unknown Network Error Has Occurred”

Don’t conclude that you are unable to fix this error just by trying one method. I recommend you to try every method unless you don’t fix the issue. Also, different method have worked for different people

Fix Instagram Error “An Unknown Network Error Has Occurred”

Method 1: Re-start your device

 Sometime just by re-starting your device can solve the issue. So, why not try this once. To re-start your device:end call power button

• Unlock the screen of the devices.
• Press and hold the “Power” button until a menu appears.
• Select “Power off“.
• Wait for the device to power off.
• Wait 10 seconds, then press and hold the “Power” button to power the device back ON.
• After that, try to connect with the app again. It may solve your error problem.

Method 2: Check your Internet Connection

Many of time it has found that the error is caused due to the problem in WiFi. Make sure your internet connection is working properly and has good speed because many users have found that the Error is caused due to slow internet connection. You can also try switching your internet connection from WiFi to Mobile Data and vice-versa, Also try restarting the connection (you can also Turn it OFF and then ON) which has worked for many users. If you are still getting the error try other internet connection to open the app.

Note: If you are connected to Wi-Fi then it is better to restart your router. Just switch off the router for 5 minutes and turn ON back. It should fix the error. (if the issue is associated with Wifi /router)

Clear Cache and data Method 3:  Clear Cache and data of the app

App cache and data may be corrupted so that we see error. Clearing the cache and data may fix the error. So let’s try clearing the app cache and data. Just follow the step to clear the cache and data.

  •  Go to Setting >> Go to Application Setting (In some devices application setting is named as apps).
  • Go to, All the apps > >Find the Instagram >> Clear Cache and Data
  • Once you have clear everything, Next you need to Force Stop the application.

Clearing Cache and data should fix your issue. If you are still receiving the Error,continue to the next step.

Method 4: Check your Date and Time

In many of the cases it has found that the error is caused due to wrong Date and Time. So, make sure you have the current date and time. Also an additional tip is given below. You can follow that in case your Date and Time is correct.Date and Time in Android

  • Go to Settings >>Date & Time
  • Enable Automatic Date and Time.

Now, check the app, if you are getting the same error also try below steps.

  • Set the device to manual and set year to 4 years in the future, then open to the app.
  • Once the app opens without Error
  • Go back to time settings and reset to Automatic

Method 5: Update the appUpdate the app

Many of the time the error and other many issue related to the app is fixed in the new/updated version of the app. So, if the update is available you should go for it. Many of the users have fixed their issue just by updating their app.

If there is no update available then you can uninstall and then re-install the app. It should fix your Error.

So, these are some of the methods to Fix Instagram Error “An Unknown Network Error Has Occurred”. Hopefully you have solved the error. Let us know which method worked for you.

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61 COMMENTS

        • Sorry to hear that Polska.. You can now uninstall you latest instagram app and download the old instagram .apk from browser and install it. Try couple of the old version and you should be able to fix the error..

          You can Go to APK Realease, APk Mirror and any other site to download the instagram.

        • i have done all of them but still not connect… i even wan to connectit with fb but it is not working to.. i login used my email before

        • Hi, the case was similar with my account. After much frustration and in the state hopelessness, something just worked out to my surprise.
          1. Go to Instagram login page from the Browser. (Use the default browser provided for android and not browsers like UC Browser)
          2. From the login page, insert your username and in the password section, click the ‘forgot’ password. They will ask you to fill up the incomplete contact number of yours (for Example- 0934250__67). After which they will send a message with a code. Enter the code in the missing blank.
          3. A link will be sent to your email address for resetting your password. After logging in with your new password, click the pop up ‘Go to App’.
          4. Just login with your new password. It worked for me.

          Regards!

  1. Is it possible for reporting in instagram???plzz tell mee…i can use wifi in telegram and other apps…but i cant use it in instagram…but it is possible that use instagram by mobile data…thank for your page :))

    • Yaa. You can use the instagram by mobile data.

      If there is no way left for you then it is better you report in instagram.

  2. None of them worked on mine. After I force stop, clear chace and data and I tried to log in again there’s notification that my account has been disable due to term violation. Does that mean there’s someone report my account?

    • Hi, the case was similar with my account. After much frustration and in the state hopelessness, something just worked out to my surprise.
      1. Go to Instagram login page from the Browser. (Use the default browser provided for android and not browsers like UC Browser)
      2. From the login page, insert your username and in the password section, click the ‘forgot’ password. They will ask you to fill up the incomplete contact number of yours (for Example- 0934250__67). After which they will send a message with a code. Enter the code in the missing blank.
      3. A link will be sent to your email address for resetting your password. After logging in with your new password, click the pop up ‘Go to App’.
      4. Just login with your new password. It worked for me.

      Regards!

  3. I tried all the methods…..still appearing same message viewing as error occured…..what to do now…..any new method…?? Contact me immediately by my email

  4. For people who have tried everything, I recommend you go to instagram on your browser and reset your account password. Do the steps and then sign in. Worked for me.

  5. Just restarting did not help, so I updated the app, cleared the data and the cache AND restarted my android phone and that worked!

  6. I tried everything and it still isn’t working. Mine is logged in with facebook and it is still saying “an unknown error occurred” and “Couldn’t log you in with facebook” please help me

  7. Insta stories not loading..
    When I open the stories ,it just displays a black background with a loading symbol..
    I tried rebooting my phone and uninstalling and reinstalling the app..but no changes occurred ,everything remained same.
    Can anyone help me out fixing this..

  8. I tried all the suggested fixes. The problem is intermittent. When I uninstall and reinstall, it works fine for a while but eventually the error reoccurs.

  9. I have sent instagram many reports and told them that I can login into all my accounts but one, I have tried different phone, and still not working. I have tried all the methods and nothing. I can log into the account via the browers but not via the app for just that one account. It makes no sense and it is my restaurant account which I really don’t want to have to delete and start over.

    Instagram never got back to me…..wtf

  10. Tehran
    I have the same problem, I have uninstalled and installed, changed date to 4 years later, activated the manual and then automatic mode and tried using the SMS link… But none worked… What shall I do????? How can I report the problem directly to Instagram company??? Plz help me, thanks

  11. Mine error was due to account hijack, hijacker change password and e-mail; luckily on my registration e-mail was an e-mail change notification, allowing to recovery it to original

  12. I can talk log into any of my accounts. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, updating it, restarting my phone. Nothing’s working

  13. Found another solution. I’m from Chile but had my phone in english, tried every method in this list but none worked. What fixed the problem was changing the language of my phone to spanish, then logged back in. Hope it helps.

    • Hi guys , i so tried like you all the method but i couldn’t connect to Instagram . suddenly i download ‘ Hi VPN’ app from google play and run it ? i could connect to Instagram and it become more faster load than before.???

  14. Before taking an action check the internet connection whether it is working properly or not. If the network is running well, then update the Instagram application and if possible, the system too to fix the Instagram error.

  15. Thanks, clearing the data worked finally. I was afraid that if I cleared the data then all the history would be gone, but no, everything in my account was there when I logged in again. Thanks!

  16. Hi, I have try all but not work. I wrote an email to Instagram but i did not get an answer, i restarted my phone for 2 or 3 times,, i tried to enter from the website and i did not get any solution, also, i tried to sign in from two different mobile phone and appears the same ”An unknown network error has ocurred”. I eliminated cache from my cellphone, i checked the mobil network and the Wi FI.

    Please, somebody help me, my account is very important to me.

  17. Guys I am facing the same problem. I work as social media manager and all my account got freezed including person. I tried all the things mentioned about but still can fix this any help ?

    • Current problem is due to Instagram i.e facebook services outages, which can appear to be partially down for some users around the world. If you are facing instagram login error, an unknown network error, cant see updates on your account feed then the above fixes will definitely solve your instagram problem.

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