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7 Ways to Instantly Fix Blurry Instagram Stories

Instagram stories were introduced a few years ago, having a shelf life of 24 hours. Users can share, text, photos and videos on as stories. However, many users have reported that they are seeing blurry stories even after uploading high-quality photos and videos. If you are also facing the same problem, in this article we will share multiple method to fix Blurry Instagram Stories. Additionally, you can check out our guide to make photo collage for Instagram Story.

How to Fix Blurry Instagram Stories?

There are various reasons that can cause the blur Instagram stories issue, we have discussed them along with the possible solution to fix it.  Let's have a look at them.

Check your network

First of all, check whether your internet connection is stable, as a bad connection can cause blurry Stories. In such a case, check your internet speed, also you can try turning on and off the Airplane Mode to fix the problem. Here's how you can check it.

1. Visit any Speed Checker Website like or on a browser.

2. Click on Start or Go button if the speed test does not begin automatically.

Check Your Internet to Fix Blurry Instagram Stories

3. Wait for a few seconds for the test to complete.

Check Your Internet to Fix Blurry Instagram Stories

4. If it's too low, you need to switch to a stable network and your issue should be fixed.

Disable Data Saver

If you are connected to stable internet and still facing the problem then you need to turn off the data saver for Instagram. Here's how you can do it.

1. Open the Instagram app on your device.

2. Go to your profile feed and tap on Hamburger menu.

3. Select Settings and then go to tap on Account.

4. Under Account Settings, tap on Cellular Data Use.

Disable Low Data to Fix Blurry Instagram Stories

5. Now, turn off the toggle next to Data Saver.

Disable Low Data to Fix Blurry Instagram Stories

Enable High-Quality Uploads

If you have disabled the high-quality uploads then it may also result in blurry Instagram stories uploaded by you. Hence, you need to enable the feature. Below are the steps to enable high-quality uploads on Instagram.

1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.

2. Go to your profile form the bottom tab, and tap on the Hamburger menu from the top-right.

3. Now, tap on Settings and go to Account.

4. Under Account settings, tap on Data Usage, set the High Resolution Media to Cellular + WIFI, in case the data saver is on.

Fix Blurry Instagram Stories

Clear App Cache

A bad cache can also cause the blurry stories problem. Here's how you can clear the app cache on an Android phone.

1. Open the Settings app on your phone.

2. Go to Apps, and tap on Manage Apps or All Apps.

3. From the list select Instagram to open App Info.

Clear Instagram's Cache to fix Blurry Stories

4. Now, Tap on Storage & Cache and then on Clear Data.

Clear Instagram's Cache to fix Blurry Stories

5. Now, tap on Clear Cache to clear the cached data.

Clear Instagram's Cache to fix Blurry Stories

Update Instagram App

Check whether you are using the latest version of the App as an outdated app version not work appropriately. Also, the app updates come with improvements and bug or glitch fixes over its previous version. You can update the Instagram app from Google Play Store or App Store.

Update Instagram to Fix Blurry Stories

Use the Default Camera App

The camera interface inside the Instagram app is not so optimized, especially in case of Android phones. As often the pictures come blurry, so we recommend to use the default camera app on your phone, and them upload the photos and videos as Instagram story.

Bonus: Resize Photos Before Uploading It

The dimensions for Instagram Stories are 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution with the aspect ratio of 9:16. So, if you upload more than the maximum quality, it will get compressed to 1080p which may make the story appear blurry. Hence, you need to resize your media file to 1080p using softwares like Picsart and Canva.

Wrapping Up

So these are the seven ways you can fix blurry photos and videos on Instagram stories. I hope you found this article useful; if you did, make sure to like and share it. Check out other tips linked below, and stay tuned for more such tech tips and tricks.

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