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How to fix Privacy Checks on Instagram? 7 ways (2022)

How to fix Privacy Checks on Instagram?
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Are you getting the Privacy Checks black screen on Instagram? If so, then you are at the right place to fix this issue.

In this guide, we will take you through multiple methods to fix the issue. Following are a few methods to fix the issue.

We will discuss each of these in detail below.

1. Update to the latest version of Instagram

2. Clear Instagram App Data

3. Uninstall and Reinstall Instagram

4. Access Instagram in Incognito mode

5. Temporarily deactivate Instagram

6. Contact Instagram

7. Wait it Out

Update to the latest version of Instagram

Many of the users who have reported the issue on social media sites like Reddit and Twitter have confirmed that they were using an older version of Instagram. So, as a first step, it is advisable to update to the latest version of Instagram.

Follow the below steps to update Instagram.

Locate the Play Store or App Store app on your phone.

Search “Instagram”.

Select Instagram.

Click on “Update” to update the latest version.

Update Instagram to fix privacy checks error

Now, you will be able to log in to your account without getting the “Something went wrong. Please try again to see your link history.” error message.

If you are not able to access your account by the above method, you can try the next method.

Clear the Instagram App data

Follow the below steps to fix the error “Something went wrong. Please try again to see your link history problem.” on your Instagram.

Locate the “Instagram” app on your mobile.

Long press on the app icon

Click on the “i” button

Fix Instagram privacy checks issue

After you have tapped on the “i” symbol, you will land on the app information page.

On the page, you will see multiple options. This includes “Notification”, “Permissions”, “Data usage” and more.

Click on “Storage” to go to storage information

Click on “Clear Storage”

Confirm the action by clicking on “Ok”

Click on “Permissions”. Enable all the permissions from there

Try opening it again. This might have fixed the error. If you are not able to fix the error by the above method, you can try the next method.

Uninstall and Reinstall Instagram

Try installing and reinstalling the Instagram app. Uninstalling Instagram will clear the app’s data and cache.

Follow the below steps to uninstall and reinstall Instagram.

Locate the “Instagram” app on your mobile phone.

Long press on the app icon.

Tap on the “i” button.

On the page, you’ll see multiple options.

Tap on the “Uninstall” button from the top of the page.

Uninstall and reinstall Instagram to fix privacy checks error

Click on “Ok” to confirm uninstalling.

After uninstalling, reinstall it.

Locate Playstore or Appstore from your mobile

Search for “Instagram”. Select Instagram app

Click on “Install”.

After installing the app, try to log in with “Username” and “Password”.

Now, you will be able to fix the issue with Instagram.

Access Instagram in Incognito mode

Try accessing Instagram in Incognito mode on a laptop or tablet.

If you are using Instagram on chrome, click on the chrome settings (3 vertical dots) on the top right corner of the browser.

Click on “New Incognito Window”

Login to Instagram now and check whether the issue is fixed or not.

Temporarily deactivate Instagram

If none of the above fixes works try temporarily deactivating your Instagram for a while.

If you temporarily disable your account, your profile, photos, comments and likes will be hidden until you reactivate it by logging back in. You can only disable your Instagram account from a computer or mobile browser.

Follow the below steps to temporarily disable your Instagram account.

Log in to instagram.com from a computer. You can’t temporarily disable your account from within the Instagram app.

Click your profile picture in the top right and click Profile, then click Edit profile.

Scroll down, then click Temporarily disable my account in the bottom right.

Select an option from the drop-down menu next to Why are you disabling your account? and re-enter your password. The option to disable your account will only appear after you’ve selected a reason from the menu and entered your password.

Click Temporarily disable account.

You can reactivate it by logging back in later.

Contact Instagram

You can also try reaching out to Instagram informing them about your issues. There are different ways to contact the Instagram support team.

A few of them are mentioned below.

  • Contact Instagram Support directly
  • Contact Instagram via Report link
  • Get answers from Quora and Reddit
  • Contact Instagram Support via Twitter and Linkedin
  • Use official Facebook pages
  • Contact Instagram Support through Email
  • Contact Instagram directly

Detailed step-by-step instructions to contact Instagram is provided below.

8 trusted ways to contact Instagram

Wait it out

If you are not addicted to Instagram, then it is advisable to wait for a few weeks before repeating the steps mentioned above.

Wrapping Up

Hope you got an idea about fixing the Privacy Checks issue on Instagram. Kindly let us know if you have any queries.