Instagram without its app isn’t Instagram that we know. And, even though the features are piling up, there are some issues that can’t be overlooked.

For that reason, we prepared some of the common solutions for this issue. You can find the complete list below.

Check the permissions

For that reason, it’s worth to check active permissions in the Instagram app:

If you’re still unable to open camera within the app, check the steps below.

With frequent Instagram updates that are emerging nowadays, regarding Story improvements and those silly face filters, there’s a chance that something may go wrong. Namely, this app tends to accumulate temporary files and, since it’s changing on almost daily basis, those can affect the overall performance or some features, like a camera.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Open Apps (Applications).
  3. Tap Instagram and open Storage.
  4. Clear Cache and Data.
  5. Restart your device.
  6. Open Instagram (you may need to log in again).
  7. Try accessing the camera by swiping left.

Update the Instagram app

What we can hope for is that one of those updates may address this issue. That’s good enough reason to fly over to the Play Store and check for updates immediately.

Hopefully, this should be enough to resolve your problem. However, if it’s still there, take these additional steps into account.

Reinstallation is somewhat obsolete, but it can help you sometimes. Android is the OS just like so many others, and where is software there’s a room for issues. This is especially the case with the firmware updates, like latest Nougat, that affected certain handsets in a lot of negative ways. So, make sure to, after the firmware update, clean reinstall troublesome apps.

  1. Tap and hold Instagram app under the App list.
  2. Draw it to the top and Uninstall it.
  3. Restart your device.
  4. Open Play Store app.
  5. Look up for Instagram.
  6. Install app.
  7. Try accessing the camera.

Update the firmware

Yes, we said that the system updates, besides the improvements in different sectors, often bear more than a few issues. But, some OEMs that are professional and responsible, tend to offer a resolution for previously made slips. So, there’s a chance that your next system update may fix this bug that restricts your camera in the Instagram app.

Use exclusively a native camera app

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Navigate to Apps.
  3. Under Apps, open Settings.
  4. Open Default Apps settings.
  5. Tap Camera.
  6. Make sure that the native camera is set as the default.

Wipe cache partition data

This is how to run this recovery procedure:

Reset device to factory settings

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