Don’t know what to do when your Instagram Could not Take Photo? This article is going to answer exactly that.

For someone using Instagram on your Android or iOS device, there is a fair bit of chance of him or her encountering the “Cannot Take Photo” issue. The error corresponds to a situation when a user tries taking a photo with the Instagram app but fails. Luckily, the ways to resolve this issue are pretty straightforward.

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How to Fix Instagram Error: Cannot Take Photo

#Fix 1: Checking for updates

Instagram Error Cannot Take Photo

  • The first thing you need to do is launch App Store if you’re using iOS or the Google Play Store for Android devices.
  • Navigate to the “Updates” section on iOS or the “My Apps and Games” section on Android.
  • Find and tap Instagram.
  • Once done, check if there is any new version of the app available. If yes, continue with updating.
  • Restart your device and check if the error is resolved

#Fix 2: Look for Camera Permissions

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For iOS Devices:

  • Launch Settings
  • Find and tap on Instagram.
  • You’ll then see the desired permissions. 
  • Make sure the toggle switch next to the camera option is turned on.

For Android Devices:

  • Open the Settings app on your Android.
  • Find and tap on Apps.
  • Look for the Instagram app.
  • Under the app, tap on “Permissions.”
  • Once done, look for the option that says “camera” and ensure the permission is granted.

#Fix 3: Clearing Cache, App Data for Instagram, and Camera Apps

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For iOS Devices:

  • Launch “Settings” on your iPhone.
  • Scroll and find the Instagram App, then tap on it.
  • Look for the option that says “Clear cache.” 
  • Once done, look for the camera app and repeat the process.
  • Restart your device

For Android Devices:

  • Open the “Settings” of your device.
  •  Navigate to the “Apps” section
  • Fina and tap “Manage Apps.” 
  • Once done, search for Instagram.
  • Under the app, hover to the “Storage” option.
  • Now you’ll have the option to either “Clear Cache” and ‘Data” individually or directly clear the entire app data. Continue with the one that your OS permits.
  • After that, repeat the process but this time for the camera app.
  • Finally, restart your device and check if the issue is resolved.

#Fix 4: Removing Unwanted Apps

Instagram Error Cannot Take Photo

Suppose the error continues to bother you even after applying the fixes mention above. In that case, you’ll need to eliminate some apps and files from your device. To do this, you can select apps individually and uninstall them. Alternatively,

  • Launch the Settings
  • Under each app, look for usage
  • Select the app taking up most of the space and tap the “Delete App” option.
  • Restart your device

We also recommended you regularly check and delete unwanted apps and other data files from your device. This will ensure your device never runs out of space.

Final Words

Facing a situation when your Instagram app prevents itself from taking photos can be really annoying. The good thing, though, the fixes mentioned above come as a quick and convenient solution.