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!
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 instagram.com
Step #3. Next, you should see “Download on the App Store” button. Tap on it.
Step #4. Tap on Open in the Popup.
Step #5. Next up, you will be directed to the Instagram app in the App Store. Now, download the app as usual.
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.
Step #2. Now, tap on the Filters at the top left corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on Supports and select iPhone Only.
Step #4. Check out! The app will finally show up on the screen.
Video: How to Download Instagram on iPad?
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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