Why Is Instagram so Slow? Check Your Internet Connection

How to Fix Slow Instagram When Photos Are Not Loading or Videos Are Laggy

All too often you ask yourself: why is Instagram so slow? Symptoms include slow loading of pictures and videos, lagging videos and even upload freezes. Maybe you just want to scroll down your feed, but all of the images and videos are grayed out and you get a notice of a network error.

If your Instagram app is up to date, the problem most likely isn’t with Instagram. The problem may actually be your phone’s Internet connection. Check out the video below to see how to fix slow Instagram.

Why Instagram Is Working so Slow for You

By default iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets use only one Internet connection at a time. You must either connect through Wi-Fi or through a mobile data connection. If your signal is weak or spotty for any reason, your device can lose little bits of information. This results in uploads and downloads getting hung up or stopping entirely. It can seem like nothing is happening, or images don’t load and videos lag or are constantly buffering.

There may not be enough bandwidth available to complete your request as quickly as you would like. It’s a little like being caught in a traffic jam on the freeway.

Are you having slow Instagram experiences at times? It’s time to fix this – see below for a quick and easy solution

Speedify Gets You Faster Instagram by Combining WiFi and Cellular Data Together

Speedify is an app you can download for your iOS or Android device (Mac & PC too!). It’s the answer to the question of why is Instagram so slow. Speedify acts like a power-up for your device. Instead of only using a single Internet connection at a time, Speedify allows your device to use mobile data and Wi-Fi simultaneously. This gives you a faster, more reliable Instagram experience. You don’t have to worry about lagging or buffering.

Stable Internet for Reliable Instagram

Speedify does much more than simply opening up an additional Internet connection. It constantly monitors the quality and reliability of your Wi-Fi and cell signal. If Wi-Fi goes bad, it routes the traffic through cellular data until your Wi-Fi is functional again.

Speedify is cost aware. It uses free Wi-Fi connections before sending data over an expensive cell connection. All of this happens without you ever having to do anything. Instead, you just keep enjoying Instagram.

Instagram Blocked or Restricted? Speedify Bonding VPN to the Rescue

Speedify also gives your mobile device one important additional feature. Speedify is a bonding VPN that keeps your private information secure, protects you against a variety of cyber threats, and even keeps your ISP from spying on you. All with no activity logs whatsoever.

Traveling to a country where Instagram is blocked? Connecting from a WiFi network that is restricted (at school, at the office, etc.)? Speedify can handle the challenge and allows you to enjoy Instagram wherever you are. Without asking yourself why Instagram is so slow.

Instagram is fun, easy and quick to use. And it will stay like that if you use it with Speedify.

Download Speedify

Speedify is the only app that combines your wifi, cellular, wired, and even your friend’s phone signals – and turns them into one ultra-fast and super secure link that keeps you all connected for the best possible live streaming, video calling, or just posting to your favorite app.


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