How to Turn Off Sound On Instagram Stories 2022

Recently, many Instagram users expressed their frustrations on Twitter about the new auto sound glitch on stories.

The stories play with sound even if the phone is in silent mode.

Let’s understand what’s happening with the app and find out ways to fix this issue.

Why Are Instagram Stories Playing With Sound?

It’s still unclear whether this is a new feature or just a bug. Instagram hasn’t yet addressed the issue.

According to NewsWeek, this is just a glitch. Meta told: “Due to a bug, some iOS users are experiencing an issue where sound is automatically on when viewing Stories. We’re working to fix the issue as soon as possible.”

How to Mute Sound On Instagram Stories

As of now, the issue appears only on the iOS app while there’s no such bug on the Android app.

Usually, you mute Instagram stories by sliding the switch on the left of your iPhone. However, this no longer works for now. The stories still play with sound.

Here are some potential fixes that you can try:

Method 1: Use the Volume-Down button on the right of your iPhone to mute the sound. Or, swipe down your finger from the top-right of your screen to open the control center, then move the volume slider to the lowest level.

Method 2: Close the app, then relaunch it.

Method 3: Check if there’s an update available for Instagram on the App Store. The glitch may go away with the new version of the app.

Method 4: Use Instagram on your mobile browser or computer.

If none of the above-mentioned methods work, you need to wait until the bug is fixed officially by the Instagram team.

People’s Reaction On Twitter

One user tweeted: “Why are Instagram stories automatically playing sound? Please no. I want to watch videos in silence.”

Another wrote: “Why are Instagram stories all automatically sound on this morning with no option to mute, are you trying to get me fired Instagram.”

Another tweet reads: “Keep muting @instagram but the sound automatically keeps playing?? Anyone else having this issue or know how to fix it, please?”

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