Fixing Instagram that keeps crashing after iOS 13.2.3 on iPhone XR

Are you having issues with Instagram that keeps crashing after the latest iOS implementation on your iPhone XR device? This has been one of the many apps that suddenly crash after iOS 13.2.3 update, and this issue is really getting into our end-users nerve. We have received multiple complaints from our avid readers and to extend our help, we have gathered attainable solutions that can fix crashing apps issues. Read on and learn how to handle this Instagram crashing issue effectively.

We often share our “not to brag but to inspire” images, videos, and other stuff on social media, –and Instagram is among these commonly used social media platform. But these stunning features can be ruined if prompted with system glitches or in-apps problems. The symptom in-apps often accustomed to is the frequent crashing while in used. But the good thing about this issue is that it can be remedied comfortably in our end using some easy-to-do-tweaks that we have listed below.

Troubleshooting Instagram that keeps crashing after iOS 13.2.3 on iPhone XR

Network connectivity errors can sometimes be to blame when our in-apps start to misbehave, like suddenly crashing when launch. But if the problem only persists to one certain app, there may be other factors that trigger the app function to fail. Among these are minor system glitches and iOS bugs. These all software-related triggers though can be easily eliminated by performing the troubleshooting guide we listed below. Try the listed solutions one at a time, until you get a positive result.

First solution: Refresh your internet connection to fix Instagram that keeps crashing after iOS 13.2.3 on your iPhone XR.

Even if the crashing problem only exist with this Instagram app, still we won’t eliminate the fact that network connectivity issue is the underlying cause. Unlike any other in-apps, Instagram doesn’t only need an internet connection, but a connection that is stable and excellent. And slow or intermittent connection may prompt the app to keep on crashing while in used. To rule this out, refresh your phone’s Wi-Fi internet by turning it off and on again. You can do that through your phone’s Control Center or via settings menu. If you choose the latter option, here is how:

  1. From the Home screen, open the Settings app.
  2. Select Wi-Fi menu.
  3. Toggle the Wi-Fi switch off for a few seconds, then toggle again to turn it back on.

Meanwhile, you can also refresh your phone’s wireless radios and services including Wi-Fi by turning the Airplane Mode on and off again. The Airplane Mode will cancel the signal transmission, and therefore deactivating the phone’s cellular network services, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. When it is disabled, these services will be resumed. If you want to try this trick, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Settings app from Home.
  2. Select Airplane Mode.
  3. Toggle the switch to turn it on shortly. After at least 1 minute, toggle the switch again to disable Airplane Mode.

After refreshing your phone’s internet connection, launch the Instagram app and see if the crashing issue is already fixed.

Second solution: Force close the Instagram app and restart your iPhone XR.

If you haven’t closed the Instagram app prior to updating your iOS, the app is then left running in the background, in stand-by mode, and obviously has gone corrupted. It’s visible symptom is the app crashes when launched. To rule this out, quit or force close the Instagram and other apps that are left in the background and they might trigger other symptoms to emerge. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Swipe your finger up from the bottom of your Home screen and slightly pause in the middle until the App Switcher appears.
  2. Swipe left or right to navigate through the app previews.
  3. Swipe up the Instagram app preview to close it.
  4. If you see other apps that are on stand-by mode, follow the same procedure to close all of these running apps.

Once all the running apps are closed, restart your phone to completely refresh its system and to ensure that no cache files are left in your phone’s memory. You can restart your phone by doing a soft reset or force restart. To soft reset your iPhone XR, here are the steps:

  1. Press and hold the Side/Power button and either Volume button simultaneously until the Slide to Power Off command appears.
  2. Then drag the power off slider to the right to turn off your iPhone.
  3. After at least 30 seconds, press and hold the Side/Power button again until the Apple logo appears.

If you opt to do the force restart, here is how:

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Then press and hold the Side or Power button until the Apple logo appears.

Once your phone is already back on, try to launch the Instagram app and see if it works without any issues.

Third solution: Check for and install pending apps updates.

Just like our iOS devices, in-apps also have their own updates to maintain their consistent and smooth performance. Hence, it will start to act weird when not updated on your device. In addition, these out-dated apps are more likely to err after installing a new system update on your device. Being said, we also recommend installing pending apps updates. Here is how:

  1. From Home, launch the App Store.
  2. Scroll down to and select Today button.
  3. Select your profile icon on the top-right corner of your screen.
  4. Then scroll down to the Available Updates. If you see no update at all, try to drag the screen downward to refresh the page.
  5. Once you are prompted with pending apps updates, search for Instagram app and then tap Update.
  6. Otherwise, select Update All to install all pending apps updates at once.

Once the apps updates are installed, restart (soft reset) your iPhone XR. Then launch the Instagram app. If it continues to crash even after the app update, troubleshoot your phone further.

Third solution: Reset network settings to fix Instagram that keeps crashing after iOS 13.2.3 on your iPhone XR.

Either your saved wireless network got corrupted or the network settings that were automatically altered after the iOS update, resetting your network settings can also be of help. Here is how:

  1. Open the Settings app from Home.
  2. Select General.
  3. Scroll down to and select Reset.
  4. Then tap Reset network settings<span style=”font-weight: 400″> from the given option.
  5. If prompted, enter your device passcode to continue.
  6. Then select the option to confirm network settings reset.

This method will delete all your saved preferred networks and Wi-Fi passwords. Therefore, you need to set-up your Wi-Fi network again once your phone is already back on, and then reconnect. Once your phone has been connected to your wireless network and shows stable internet connection, open the Instagram app and check if the crashing issue has been addressed by this reset. If not, try deleting your phone’s all settings using the next solution.

Fifth solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone XR.

The automatic settings override after the iOS update is not only limited to network settings, but to all the customized settings on your phone. And it is hard to determine which values and options have been changed that triggered the Instagram app to malfunction. Hence, it is more ideal to just delete all your phone’s customized settings and restore them to default. This can be done by performing the steps below:

  1. From Home, select Settings app.
  2. Select General.
  3. Scroll down to and tap Reset.
  4. Select Reset all settings from the given option.
  5. Type in your device passcode when asked, and then continue
  6. Then select the option to confirm all settings reset on your iPhone XR device.

Your phone will reboot by itself after the reset and restore the default settings once back on. You can start configuring the phone’s settings again but make sure not to enable some content restrictions. Then launch Instagram again and see if it is already working.

What to do next when Instagram continues to crash?

The last option that you can try if none of the given solutions fixed the crashing problem is to uninstall the app and then re-install. This will give you the assurance that the app will be refreshed and will have a clean start. Should you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to escalate the issue to Instagram Support.

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