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How to Fix Instagram Location Not Working?

Instagram is one of the widely used social media platforms. It has several features among which “location” is also added. “Instagram location” is a feature that is mostly used by Instagrammers.

If it doesn’t work properly, it means you have to solve the issue, right? Most of the Instagram users opt for sharing locations of where they eat, the places they visit, etc. It is basically all about sharing the locations which are worth mentioning.

What happens when the location feature doesn’t work?

Obviously, you will not be able to tag the location. For that, you need to make it work. The first thing to check while sharing a location or bringing the location feature to life is by checking the Wi-Fi connection of the device.

This can actually solve the issue. If it doesn’t then don’t fret! We have more ways to help you with the problem.


Other ways to handle the problem are mentioned below.

1: Fix Your Settings

If you are unable to fix the problem even after turning on the Wi-Fi, simply go to the settings from a cell phone or tablet. From there, land on “location”. You can find this option by dropping the features on “setting”. Turn it on, if it is off.

2: Check location setting from the phone

Are you still unable to use the location feature on Instagram? If so, try this solution. Go to the settings of your phone or tablet. See if the location is allowed for Instagram. Make sure Instagram is in the list of applications that can share the location. If you don’t see it added, then please do.

3: Restart and reinstall the app

This works fine if other solutions are not much of a use. What you can do is restart the device. After restarting, uninstall the Instagram app, and then install it again.

Hopefully, with the help of these solutions, you will be able to turn the location feature on.

4: Unlink IG from Facebook

Another reason for not getting a location feature on your Instagram can be because of deactivating your FB account. This particularly has been noticed when you are an iPhone user.

Basically, when you deactivate the Facebook account and try to use the location feature, it gets frustrating. The reason behind it is simple; both the applications and accounts are synced and work fine when they are linked properly.

To fix the issue you are required to unlink Facebook from Instagram. This is what you can do to unlink these two apps.

  • Step 1: Go to the Facebook app and log in to the account.
  • Step 2: Then find settings in the option and click on settings
  • Step 3: Click on the “account” tab and scroll down to find “linked accounts”. Click on “linked accounts” too.
  • Step 4: Then, tap the Facebook tab and find an “unlink account” (if you are using an iPhone) or “unlink” (if using an android phone).
  • Step 5: This is the last step; click on the “yes, unlink” option to confirm.

How to turn on location on Instagram android?

There are several ways to turn on the location feature on your android as well as iOS-based devices. We have mentioned more than three options to work on. These work flawlessly but if they don’t we have another option that is discussed towards the end. We wish you all the very best in turning on the location on Instagram. However, we would recommend turning it off after using it so that you can stay safe and protected.

How to turn off location from Instagram?

To keep yourself safe and away from unwanted accidents, we always recommend our readers to turn off their location from Instagram once they have used the location feature.

What good does it bring? Well, it doesn’t show your location if you post, and that way you are somewhat safe!

  • Step 1: Go to the settings of your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Click on the “privacy” tab and then press “location services”.
  • Step 3: Then scroll down and click on the Instagram tab.
  • Step 4: Choose “never” to opt-out from the location assessment.

Note: the default setting of Instagram is always off. You can turn it on when you are posting a picture.

How To Clear Instagram Cache?

Tap ‘Settings’ on your Instagram’s profile. Then tap ‘Security, then ‘Clear Search History (for iPhone) or ‘Search History’ (for Android), then tap ‘Clear All’.

How to enable camera access on Instagram?

Check your app permissions and permit access to the Camera, for Instagram.

Why is Instagram not posting to Facebook?

Click Settings at the highest of your Facebook Page, Then, click Instagram on the left-hand aspect of Settings.