How to Download Instagram on iPad: Two Ways to Get Across the Line

Wondering how to download Instagram on iPad? Don't worry, you are not alone to have been confused and left scratching the head---thinking why the app isn't showing up in the App Store despite being compatible to work on the iPad. Let me show you how to install Instagram on iPad!

Along with Twitter and WhatsApp, Instagram is my go-to option to stay in touch with all of my friends, loved ones, and followers. Recently, I thought of watching some of the most hilarious videos shared by my friends on the ultra-large iPad Pro. Hence, I went to the App Store to download Instagram on the iPad, but I was surprised to find the social networking app missing. So, where had it gone?

I double-checked the compatibility of the app and spent plenty of time searching for it in the App Store but in vain. Disappointed to have not been able to get the app on the iPad, I looked for a workaround to get across the line. And fortunately, I stumbled upon a couple of tricks to overcome the barrier. Though the Instagram app is not available for iPad, you can download iPhone version of the app on your iPad. Let’s check it out!

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How to Download Instagram on iPad using Web Browser

Step #1. Open Safari or any other web browser on your iPad.

Step #2. Now, head over to

Step #3. Next, you should see “Download on the App Store” button. Tap on it.

Tap on Download on the App Store in Instagram on iPad

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Step #4. Tap on Open in the Popup.

Tap on Open to Install Instagram on iPad

Step #5. Next up, you will be directed to the Instagram app in the App Store. Now, download the app as usual.

Download Instagram on iPad

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How to Download Instagram Right From Within App Store on iPad

Despite the hide-and-seek issue, you can still download Instagram right from within the App Store.

Step #1. Launch App Store and search Instagram for iPad.

Search for Instagram for iPad

Step #2. Now, tap on the Filters at the top left corner.

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Tap on Filters in iPad App Search

Step #3. Next, tap on Supports and select iPhone Only.

Tap on iPhone Only in Search Filter on iPad

Step #4. Check out! The app will finally show up on the screen.

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Install Instagram for iPad

Video: How to Download Instagram on iPad?

That’s it!

Have your say

Though Instagram is not perfectly optimized for the iPad, you will be able to use it on the tablet without any trouble. I wish it became as neat on Apple’s tablet as it’s on iPhone sooner than later. What do you think?

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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