So the Instagram music is not working on your device. In other words, the music sticker doesn’t appear on your story? We know that Instagram story is really fun and also a great way to connect with your followers.
Unfortunately, some users have reported that the Instagram music feature isn’t working properly on their devices.
Well, there are a few reasons that the music feature is not working the way it should be. I’m going to show each one of them and provide you guys with some tested solutions to fix this problem.
So if you are interested to find out the solutions, read the entire article and see which solution works for you.

Update your Instagram app

Update your Instagram app to solve Instagram music not working

Make sure that your Instagram app is updated. Instagram always adds new features and also fix bugs in the app, so you want to make sure that you’re using the latest version of Instagram.
You can install your Instagram app from Google store, App store or you can download it from wherever you want.

Clear the cash to solve the Instagram music problem

If the previous solution didn’t work, now what you want to do is to clear your Instagram cash.
To clear the cash follow the steps below.

  1. Go to your device setting.
  2. Scroll down and find the app on your Android device. On iPhone devices, you should be looking for general and then tap on iPhone Storage.
  3. Again scroll down to where it says Instagram and click on it.
  4. Tap on storage and then clear cash. If your device is android you should tap on Offload App.
    By doing this your Instagram app will be reset and it may probably solve your problem too.

Switch to a creator or a personal account

Some users have reported that the Instagram music feature doesn’t work when they switch to a business account. In other words, if you have a business account then probably the music sticker will not show up in the app.
The solution is simple and easy. I’m going to show you how to switch to a personal or creator account.

  1. Open the app and go to your Instagram profile on the bottom right
  2. On the upper right-hand corner tap on the three horizontal lines and go to setting.
  3. From here choose the account and scroll down to where it says Switch to Professional Account.

Then you will be able to change your account into a creator or a business. What you want to do is switch your account to a creator account, not a business account.
Of course, you may already have a business account in this case make sure to switch it either to a personal account or a creator account.
A lot of users including myself have used this and it has worked. You can give it try and see if it works for you.

Use a VPN to bring Instagram music stickers back

Well, everything might be ok with the app. I mean there is no bug or whatsoever and you are using the latest version of the Instagram app. Also, you may have used all the solutions above yet the music still is not working!
The reason here is that Instagram is not available in your region.
Currently, Instagram music is only available in countries such as America, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, the UK, and some other parts of India. So if you live in other countries then you won’t be able to use the music feature on Instagram. Anyway, you will learn how to fix this by using a VPN.
Before using a VPN, uninstall your Instagram. If you do not do this the app might detect your IP address and won’t allow you to use the music feature.
Once you’ve deleted the app from your device turn your VPN on if you have one. If you don’t have a VPN download one and turn it on. Then go to either Google Play or App Store and install Instagram.
Log into your account and the problem will be probably fixed and you can enjoy using the music feature on Instagram.

Third-Party Apps

Another way that you can fix music on your Instagram is via Third-party apps.
Apps such as Filmorago. Quik, Storybeat, and In stories are some of the best among third-party apps and they are also user-friendly.
Through third-party apps, you can use the Instagram music feature no matter what county you are in.

Contact the Instagram Support team and ask them to help you with your Instagram music problem

If neither of the solutions work which is less likely of course then you can contact the Instagram support team and report your problem.

To do this follow the steps below.

  1. Open your Instagram and go to your profile.
  2. Click on the 3 line dots on the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Choose settings and then go to Help
  4. From here choose Report a Problem

You can briefly report your problem and ask the supporting team to fix it for you. You can also attach a photo to your writing from the gallery.
This may or may not work. It only takes a few minutes and you can try it for yourself and see if it work. Many users have used this and their problems with Instagram music have been fixed.
Not only you can report a problem related to this issue but you can also report other problems in the app and ask the supporting team to fix them for you.

There is no particular order and you can use the solutions to your problem one by one and see which one work better for you

Wrap up

Instagram music feature is really fun and it allows you to share music through story and also listen to someone else’s music. Sometimes this future doesn’t work and as you have already seen there are some solutions to fix it.
Whether you live in a country that Instagram music works or live in a country that Instagram music does not work we have provided you guys with solutions.
Hopefully, this article helped you to solve your problem.


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