Instagram Can’t Refresh the Feed [Solved]

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Instagram “Couldn’t Refresh Feed” [FIX]

Instagram is definitely a favorite app for shearing photos, videos and now even video chat with your friends and family. But how annoying is the “Couldn’t Refresh Feed” error message? You instantly feel like you are missing out. Don’t worry, it’s not you – it’s your connection and it’s an easy fix!

Spoiler alert: All you need to do is have a fast and stable Internet connection. Problem solved! How? Find out below.


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Why Is Instagram Having Trouble Refreshing the Feed?

Instagram can’t refresh the feed when you’re on a poor Internet connection – slow and unstable. Here’s what happens: by default iOS and Android smartphones and tablets use only one Internet connection at a time. You must either connect through Wi-Fi or through your cellular connection. If your signal is weak or spotty, your device can lose little bits of information called packets. This results in uploads and downloads getting hung up or stopping entirely. This is why Instagram can’t refresh the feed and you see the “Couldn’t refresh feed” error message.

Most likely there isn’t enough bandwidth available to complete your request and refresh the feed. It’s a little like being caught in a traffic jam.

Let’s look at some possible solutions.

How to Fix Instagram “Couldn’t Refresh Feed” Message 

As mentioned above, poor Internet is most likely the cause of your Instagram feed not refreshing. But you should rule out the other potential causes by:

  • Restarting Instagram
  • Clearing the app’s cache
  • Updating the Instagram app
  • Restarting your phone

If you still get the Instagram “Couldn’t refresh feed’” message, then the next step is to work on your Internet connection. Speedify is an app you can get for iOS or Android that solves slow Instagram issues. Speedify acts like a power-up for your device. Instead of only having a single internet connection at a time, Speedify allows your smartphone to use cellular data and Wi-Fi at the same time. This gives you a faster, more reliable Instagram experience. You don’t have to worry about that dreaded ‘Couldn’t refresh feed’ error.

Speedify monitors the quality of your Wi-Fi and mobile data strength and reliability. It’s got priority rules and will use Wi-Fi connections before sending data over a more expensive cellular connection. It also automatically reroutes data from a slow and unreliable Wi-Fi to cellular data. When Wi-Fi is good again, it reconnects to it. All of this happens without you ever having to do anything. Instead, you just keep enjoying Instagram.

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Speedify can bond any combination of 2 or more Internet connections and will intelligently distribute your online traffic between them for optimal performance.

In the majority of cases, Speedify will automatically detect and start using any Internet connections available to your device - but if you need help we have quick start guides available for most common set ups.

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Speedify Improves Your Connection and Gives You a Better Instagram Experience

Speedify is a fast bonding VPN. When you use Speedify, not only do you get a smoother, faster, and more reliable Instagram experience, but also all of your data is encrypted. The app keeps your private information secure, protects you against a variety of cyber threats, and even keeps your ISP from spying on you.

Speedify was created to help you use the Internet on your terms. You get to upload and watch all of the Instagram images and videos you want, without waiting for the app to catch-up to you. You also get advanced security, so you can post to Instagram with the peace of mind of knowing that your data and device are safe, even on public Wi-Fi networks.

With Speedify, Instagram can be a fast, fun and popular way to share your life’s events with your followers. Get started now for FREE!


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