How to Fix Instagram Stories Keep Repeating

The same posts and stories repeating again and again in one’s news feed is the most irritating thing on Instagram. Generally, when someone posts a new Story on Instagram, their friends and followers can see that video or image before going on to the next Story. However, many users reported that the same posts keep appearing on Instagram even after uploading a new one, causing a continuous loop of repeating posts. 

Instagram Stories is an excellent feature for users to display their content only for 24 hours. But it becomes annoying to your followers if they repeatedly see the same post while checking out stories.

Why Do My Instagram Stories Keep Repeating?

According to some users, a temporary glitch or bug from the latest update cause Instagram Stories keeps playing on repeat the same content. The error might appear if you’ve installed the newest version of the Instagram app. 


Another reason for Instagram repeated stories is the new parental restrictions added by Meta to Instagram. It is definitely a good idea to keep an eye on what your children are doing on Instagram, but some users believe that it might trigger the issue. 

How Do You Fix the Repeating Instagram Stories Bug?

There might be other reasons for looping stories and posts issues on your Instagram. Although Instagram may ensure to troubleshoot and fix the error, you can try the following solutions to fix the problem.

Solution 1: Check Internet Connection

The first thing you need to do while experiencing Instagram stories and posts repeating on your news feed is to check the internet connection. Sometimes a poor WiFi connection or an unstable cellular network can cause many issues on Instagram and prevent you from viewing Instagram Stories.

In that case, try to restart your router or connect your device to some other sources and check what happens. In case you’re using mobile data, turn it off for a few minutes and turn it on again. You can also switch from mobile data to WiFi and vice versa.

Solution 2: Restart Your Device

Sometimes the problem can be with your phone, not your Instagram or internet connection. So, restarting your phone can be a solution. 

  • Close the Instagram app on your phone.
  • Turn off your phone and unplug the router and modem.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes.
  • Replug the router and modem and connect to the internet
  • Now, switch on your phone and open Instagram again.

Solution 3: Clear Instagram Cache

Android Users

  • Open Settings on your phone.
  • Tap on All Apps or Applications.
  • Find and tap on Instagram from the app list.
  • Select Clear Cache.

iOS Users

  • iOS users don’t have the option to clear the cache for a particular app. If you are an iPhone user, you have to uninstall and reinstall the app to clear the Instagram cache.

Solution 4: Reinstall Instagram

Sometimes uninstalling the Instagram app and reinstalling it can fix the issues with an app. You can uninstall the Instagram app from your phone and then reinstall it from App Store or Google Play Store and check whether the repeating Stories on Instagram issue gets fixed or not.

Solution 5: Wait For Instagram to Fix The Issue

If none of the previous solutions work for you, then you just have to wait until Instagram itself solve the problem. 

It often can happen if Instagram’s servers go down. It already happened a few times last year. Many Instagram users even complained that their Instagram stories keep repeating and the news feed isn’t refreshing. Later, it was discovered that numerous people in the world are facing the same problem. Instagram went down for almost a day, and it was officially declared a networking problem. It made many users angry, especially those who use this platform for promoting business.

Although it doesn’t happen often, Instagram can go down in your location because of networking issues. In such a case, check whether or not other users are facing the same issue. If everyone is experiencing the same problem, wait for Instagram to fix the issue.

That’s it. Hope this article helps to resolve the repeating Stories issue on Instagram. You can check out our guide on Instagram to learn more amazing stuff. If you have any further queries, do let us know in the comment box below.