How to Fix Instagram Crashes on iPhone 12

Instagram crashes on iPhone 12 has been a problem to some users. In this post, you will find out how to deal with this issue through simple yet effective solutions. Find out the process as you read further. 

How to Deal with Instagram that Crashes on iPhone 12

Bugs and glitches are always surrounding the third-party apps that are installed on the device. App crashes or unexpected closing of apps are one of the most common issues that smartphone users are facing. 

High-end smartphones such as iPhone 12 are not exempted to face this kind of problem. There are a lot of factors that could trigger the Instagram crashes on iPhone 12. Let us tackle some procedures that should help you resolve the issue. 

First Solution: Close Background Apps and Restart the iPhone 12 

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One of the most common yet neglected procedures is to remove the excess baggage on the RAM’s performance which are the background apps. These are the apps that we use and did not close totally, thus they are kept running in the background. RAM management has been an edge for iOS devices but poor RAM would equate to a poor performance. 

  1. Swipe your finger up and then pause from the Home screen.
  2. Swipe left or right to navigate through the apps preview. 
  3. Then swipe up on each app’s preview to close individual background apps. 

After closing those background apps, make sure to restart your iPhone to give it a system refresh and further eliminate glitches that may hinder the app’s performance. 

  1. Press and hold the Power/Side button and either of the Volume buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. 
  2. Release both buttons once the Slide to Power off prompt appears on the screen.
  3. Drag the Power off slider to the right to turn off your phone.
  4. After 30 seconds, press and hold the Power/Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Once the restart process has been completed and your phone is up and running, then check if Instagram still crashes or closes unexpectedly on your iPhone 12. 

Second Solution: Check for iOS and App Updates on iPhone 12 

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Outdated apps are prone to bugs and glitches, which may lead to Instagram that keeps on crashing. It is important to update apps on your iPhone 12 to avoid the possibility of app conflicts and it also improves their performance as the updates contain patches that would address certain reported app issues. 

  1. From the Home screen, tap on the App Store to open it. 
  2. Tap on Today tab at the bottom-left corner. 
  3. Then tap on the user profile icon on the top right corner of the screen. 
  4. You should see the account details. 
  5. Scroll down to the Available Updates section. 
  6. Tap on Update next to the app to update individual apps.
  7. Tap on Update All to update all apps simultaneously. 

Same goes if the software of  your iPhone is not updated as it can lead to different problems. You can check for iOS update by following these steps: 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Go to and select General.
  3. Tap on Software Update.
  4. Wait for the “Checking for Update” prompt to complete. 
  5. If there’s an available software update, read its description. Tap on Download and Install to apply the update on your device. 

Once updates are installed, you may restart the device to implement necessary changes and refresh the phone’s performance. Then check your Instagram if you can use it properly or if it still crashes.

Third Solution: Reset Network Settings on iPhone 12 

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Apps like Instagram use internet connection for their functions. If your network configurations are bad or if they have been misconfigured, it could lead to the crashing problem. Performing a reset network settings procedure will not erase your personal data, but it will revert those manually configured network settings to their default values and options. 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset
  4. Tap the Reset Network Settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm network settings reset.

After this procedure, set up your network such as WiFi and check if Instagram’s functionality has been restored and the crashing issue is gone already. 

Fourth Solution: Uninstall Instagram on iPhone 12 

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If the crashing issue is observed specifically on Instagram app, you may try uninstalling it to see if it fixes the issue. Uninstalling them would remove the possibility of an in-app bug that causes unexpected closing. You may reinstall them to renew the app files and data as well. 

  1. From the Home screen, tap and hold on an app icon until the icons start jiggling. 
  2. Tap the X on the app you want to delete or select Remove App from the options.
  3. Select Delete to confirm the deletion of the selected app. 
  4. Perform a restart on your iPhone.
  5. After the reboot process is done, open the App store from the Home screen. 
  6. Tap on your profile icon then tap on Purchased. 
  7. Tap the Not on This iPhone tab.
  8. Select the app that you want to reinstall on your device.
  9. If you don’t see the app from the selected tab, try switching to All tab.

If the reinstallation fixed the problem, you may need to do it to the other apps that experience crashing or closing unexpectedly on your iPhone 12. 

Fifth Solution: Factory Reset your iPhone 12 

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Should Instagram keep crashing up to this point, it may need a stronger solution to handle the situation. Erasing the contents on your device may help in removing those stubborn glitches that lingers on the iPhone 12’s system. Since it will also delete the important files on your phone, you may create a backup prior to proceeding with the factory reset. 

To create a backup via iTunes:

  1. Prepare a Mac or Windows computer with the latest iTunes installed.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using the Apple-supplied USB/lightning cable. 
  3. Open iTunes on your computer. Then allow iTunes to sync with your iPhone and backup files.

Here’s how you can factory reset your iPhone 12: 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset
  4. Tap the Erase all contents and settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm all settings reset.

Set up your phone like a new one once the reset has been completed. Then install Instagram to check if the crashing issue has been resolved. 

Still Having an Instagram That Crashes on iPhone 12

If you still have Instagram crashes on iPhone 12 problem up to this point, you may need to consult this to both Instagram support and Apple support. Just provide them the steps that you have taken to isolate this case and get a faster resolution to the issue. 

Also Read: How to Fix iPhone 12 with Server is Unavailable Error

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