If you have deactivated your Instagram account and now you’re trying to reactivate it back, you might have encountered an error that says “Sorry, there was a problem with your request”. The same error appears if you try to log in to your Instagram account.
Frustrated Instagram users have taken to Twitter tagging Instagram and asking what’s actually preventing them from using Instagram.
This error might be simply a glitch that may be fixed in a few hours. However, Instagram hasn’t addressed the issue yet.
If you’re impatient, here are some potential fixes that you can try before Instagram identifies and fixes the bug.
How to Fix the Error
Method 1: Wait For Sometime
If the error is a glitch, the Instagram team will work on it to resolve the issue. So, it’s better to wait for a few moments.
Method 2: Switch Your Internet Connection
It might also happen that Instagram might have blocked your IP address. In this case, switching your internet connection will help. If you’re connected to Wi-Fi, change it to mobile data and vice versa.
Method 3: Clear Instagram Cache
Here’s how to clear Instagram cache.
Method 4: Update Instagram
If you are using an old version, it is recommended to update the Instagram app from the Google Play Store or App Store. Most of the bugs are fixed in the latest version.
Method 5: Use Instagram Web
If your app isn’t functioning properly, you can try using Instagram on your mobile browser or PC. Go to instagram.com on your browser and log in with your credentials.