In case your Instagram app is crashing randomly or it doesn't launch at all on your Samsung Galaxy S10, then you should check the instructions below and learn how to get rid of this annoying bug.
Usually when an app isn't responding or doesn't launch you should try and reinstall it first and see if that fixes the problem.
How to fix "Instagram has stopped" bug for Samsung Galaxy S10
Instagram is one of most popular Android social media app, and there are tons of users who are experiencing problems with launching it on Galaxy S10 devices.
Force Stop and Restart Instagram app:
The first thing you need to try is to force close Instagram and then relaunch it. This can be done via Settings menu, so here's how you can do it:
- open Settings.
- go to Apps.
- scroll and find Instagram app.
- tap the "force stop" option and confirm.
- reboot your phone.
- repeat the "force stop" action and then try to relaunch Instagram.
If the application works, then you are done with this post and you can close it. If your Galaxy S10 still fails to launch the app, then you should continue with the rest of the methods below.
Wipe Instagram Cached data:
Go to Settings> Apps> and scroll down until your find Instagram app. Open it and go to Storage.
Now you need to simply tap the "clear cache" option and you are done. Relaunch the app and see if it works.
Clear Instagram app data:
This will delete the logged in data Instagram has stored and it will give it a good refresh. Go to Settings>Apps> Instagram. Now go to "Storage" section and tap on the "clear data" option and confirm the process.
Open Instagram again, log in using your credentials and verify that it works. If Instagram still refuses to launch you might want to take a look at the info below.
Uninstall and Reinstall Instagram app:
This method is the easiest one you can apply, as you will simply need to go to Google's Play Store and uninstall the app.
Reinstall Instagram, log into your personal account and see if the app works without problems. If the app cannot even launch, then you might need to perform a factory reset.
Wipe Galaxy S10 Cache Partition:
Wiping the cache partition is done via Recovery Mode, and this action will remove all the data that makes apps launch faster. By wiping the cache partition you will have to login once again into your account. Here's how to wipe the cache partition:
- power off your Galaxy S10.
- press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power at the same time.
- release the buttons when the white Android logo on a blue background appears.
- now wait somewhere around 30 seconds for the Recovery Mode options to load.
- select 'wipe cache partition' and confirm the process.
- reboot phone in normal mode and you are done.
Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy S10:
The Factory Reset should be viewed as a last resort as you will delete all the installed apps and all of their data in the process. If this doesn't fix the app, then something must be wrong with your device and you would be better off sending it to a repair shop.
Here's how to factory reset the Galaxy S10 using Recovery Mode:
- power off your smartphone.
- press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time.
- release the buttons when a blue screen with an Android logo loads.
- wait 30 seconds before the Recovery Mode options load.
- select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
- confirm process.
These were all the steps that you had to go over in order to fix your Instagram app. If the app still fails to launch, then you should list in the comments the steps you took and we will try to come up with a solution and fix the Instagram app for you.
Also, those of you that have experienced the same bug and managed to fix it using an alternate method, then feel free to tell us in comments how you did it.