How To Stop Instagram From Refreshing

Are you tired of Instagram constantly refreshing and losing your place on the feed? If so, this blog post is for you. We will guide you on how to stop Instagram from refreshing, thereby allowing you to enjoy a seamless experience as you scroll through your feed. Let’s delve in!

Changing the Instagram Settings

Firstly, let’s eliminate the possibility of your Instagram app being set to auto-refresh. If your app is set to auto-refresh, it will refresh every time you open it or whenever you are inactive for a certain period. To check this:

  1. Open your Instagram app and go to your profile.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines on the top right corner to open the menu.
  3. From the menu, click on ‘Settings’.
  4. Look out for ‘Cellular Data Use’ and tap on it.
  5. If ‘Use Less Data’ is turned off, switch it on. This will reduce the frequency of refreshing.

Please note that while this method will slow down the auto-refreshing rate, it won’t completely stop Instagram from refreshing.

Check Your Device’s Settings

If changing the Instagram settings does not do the trick, you might want to check your device’s settings. Sometimes, your device’s settings can cause apps to refresh more frequently. To do this:

  1. Go to your mobile phone settings.
  2. Locate ‘Developer Options’.
  3. Turn off ‘Don’t keep activities’.

Note: The location of ‘Developer Options’ varies from one device to another. On some devices, it may be found inside the ‘System’ menu. If you can’t find ‘Developer Options’, please refer to your phone’s manual or perform a quick Google search.

Clear Cache and Data

Lastly, you may stop Instagram from refreshing by clearing the cache and data. This option works by refreshing the Instagram app itself. Here’s how to clear cache and data on Instagram:

  1. Go to your phone settings and select ‘Apps’.
  2. Find and select Instagram from the list of apps.
  3. Click on ‘Storage’.
  4. Select ‘Clear Cache’ and then ‘Clear Data’.
// It might look something like this:
// Settings → Apps → Instagram → Storage → Clear Cache → Clear Data

Important: Clearing data will also delete your login details and you will have to log in to your Instagram account again.


In conclusion, there are several ways to stop Instagram from auto-refreshing. They include changing the Instagram settings, checking your device’s settings, and clearing cache and data. If none of these methods work for you, consider reaching out to Instagram’s customer support or getting technical assistance. Happy Instagramming!