FIX INSTAGRAM REELS NOT SHOWING ON MY SMARTPHONE

Instagram recently introduced the Reels features in many countries like India, Brazil, France and many more. Recently, the TikTok app is banned in India, and countries like the USA are planning to ban TikTok, so to take advantage of the situation, Instagram launched their Instagram Reels.

After the TikTok ban, the market is fooled with similar apps, but if you don’t want to install any additional app, then you should try Instagram Reels. Instagram Reels is already integrated with the Instagram app, so all you need to do is update the Instagram app to it’s latest version. But even after updating the Instagram app, we have seen many people cannot find the reels feature in the Instagram app, or Instagram Reels does not work for them. If you are facing any similar issue, then in this article, we have some tips that you can apply to get your Instagram Reels working.

INSTAGRAM REELS NOT SHOWING ON MY SMARTPHONE

Before we start with the troubleshooting guide, we have a small guide on “How to make amazing Instagram Reels“, but if you are unable to use the Instagram Reels, then you can skip to the troubleshooting part.

How to make amazing Instagram Reels in 2 Minutes:

  1. Launch the Instagram app on your smartphone.
  2. Now open the Instagram camera.
  3. You can find the Reels option in the bottom right corner, along with superzoom and boomerang.
  4. Select the Reels option to start making amazing short videos.
  5. You will get various editing options in the Reels like adding music, trim video, adding a video, or changing the recording speed.
  6. To make your Reels more amazing, you can also add AR effects.

Now, go and create amazing short videos and share them with your friends, family and followers.

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How to create amazing Instagram Reels complete guide

FIX INSTAGRAM REELS NOT SHOWING ON MY SMARTPHONE

If the Instagram Reels feature is not available or not working on your smartphone, then we have some tips that might help you,

  1. Update your Instagram app
  2. Enrol in a Beat program
  3. Sign-out and Sign-in in Instagram
  4. Delete and Re-install the Instagram app
  5. Wait until the Instagram Reels roll to your region

1. Update your Instagram app

If you cannot find the Reels feature in your Instagram app, it might be because of the outdated version of the Instagram app. To use the Reels Feature, you just need to update your app to the latest version. You can update the Instagram app from the Play Store in android and the APP store in ios.

2. Enrol in Beta Program

If the Instagram Reels feature is not available in your region, then you can still use Instagram Reels by enrolling in a beta program. By enrolling in the beta program, you will get the chance to test the upcoming Instagram feature before everyone else.

But signing up for the beta program of Instagram or any other app, keep that in mind that the beta version can be full of bugs.

3. Sign in and Sign out in the Instagram app

So if your Instagram app is up to date and still you cannot find the Reels option, then you should try doing sign-out and sign-in again in the Instagram app. If you are using multiple Instagram accounts on the same app, then you should try changing the account.

4. Delete and Re-install the Instagram app

If you cannot access the Reels feature in your Instagram app, then this might be caused by the bug in your Instagram app. Then you should try uninstalling and re-installing the Instagram app.

5. Wait until the Reels become available in your region

If Instagram Reels is not available in your region, then you can’t do anything about that. All you can do is keep your Instagram app up to date and wait until the Reels feature becomes available in your region.

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51 thoughts on “FIX INSTAGRAM REELS NOT SHOWING ON MY SMARTPHONE”

  1. I was updated my Instagram and also tried all tricks to open but it’s not coming reels in my account please do fix it to my account

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  2. Hi, I have two instagram accounts linked to my phone. My main account gives me the option to make reels, my secondary one doesn’t but that’s the one I want to make reels on! I did all the steps but it’s not working on my second account.

    Any other advice?

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  3. I also try many options but in my Instagram reels is not coming l also updated my Instagram please fix it to Instagram also please my Instagram account is B.manwani

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  4. I have done every thing you suggested still I can’t proceed , there a notification popping up saying it’s because of bug, please tell me what should I do!!!!

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  5. Reels is not showing in my account too. I tried all the possible fixes, reinstalling the app, clearing cache cookies, rebooting my iphone. The funny part is I created a new acc in my phone to check whether it shows reels and it did.. just not my account.

    Reels has been launched in India months back now yet no update.

    Pls hep!

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    • We know many users are facing these problems, and Instagram is probably working on a fix. Not sure, but the next software update will fix this. Thanx for visting.

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    • We know many users are facing these problems, and Instagram is probably working on a fix. Not sure, but the next software update will fix this. Thanx for visting.

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  6. I have tried ALL of the fixes. In the US – Reels is supposed to be released to all accounts here. Not showing up on mine. I have reported this to IG on multiple occasions.

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  7. Same, I have updated, reinstalled and it’s January 2 of 2021 and I still don’t have the option. I live in Georgia and all my friends can do reels but my account ….

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  8. Hi, I have two Instagram accounts linked to my phone. My main account gives me the option to make reels, my second account doesn’t but that’s the one I want to make reels on I did all the steps but it’s not working on my second account. every time it says “No Internet COnnection.”

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  9. , my Instagram app is latest version updated and reels button appear on the screen but reels are not available… plz fix it. _____.preetimalhotra.___

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  10. hi. i m using latest version but Instagram reels was not open and the error was show is #(internet not connected)# pls help i was login my fb account it was also connect my Instagram account…….if you will help me pls read this

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  11. I have the same issue. Tried all of the above. Reels is definitely in my region as my friends who live close by have it, It is not available to me. Very miffed.

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  12. I’ve been using reels successfully and all of a sudden it kept freezing. I deleted the app and reinstalled.. I now do not have the reel options. I’ve done all trouble shooting without success. Looks like I will move to tiktok

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  13. How in the world is this still an issue? My person account still doesn’t have reels available despite allll the trouble shooting in the world. Business account has had it since the beginning.

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