How to Mute or Unmute Stories in Instagram on iPhone and iPad

Instagram is a nice platform to share your amazing photos and videos. It’s been a hot recipe for my free time for quite some time. I have got a lot of friends whose shots I never fail to catch up. However, there are a few friends whose stories I hate to see.

Fortunately, there is a way to mute any friend’s stories in Instagram. Once you have muted the stories of any person, they won’t appear in the carousel of stories chronologically. The muted stories will be displayed at the end; even if they are most recent. It’s a perfect way to avoid seeing stories from any user.

How to Mute or Unmute Stories from Instagram Users on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Instagram on your iPhone.

Step #2. Next, you will have to find the person whose stories you want to mute at the top of the Instagram feed.

Tap on the User in Instagram Feed

Step #3. Once you have selected the person, simply tap and hold on his/her profile icon → Now, you will get three options-

  • View Profile
  • Mute “X’s” Story
  • Cancel

You need to tap on Mute Story.

Mute Story in Instagram on iPhone

That’s it! The profile icon of the person you have just blocked will turn gray.

How to Unmute Stories of Any User in Instagram on iPhone

Later if you decide to unmute the stories from a person, you can do it easily.

Step #1. Open Instagram on your device.

Step #2. Find the person whose stories you have muted. Tap and hold on the profile icon.

Select Instagram User to Unmute Story

Step #3. Now, select Unmute “X’s” Story at the bottom.

Unmute Instagram Story on iPhone

That’s done! From now onwards, the stories of this person will appear in your feed as usual.

Want some tips and tricks to use Instagram smartly? Check out this post.

What do you think of Instagram? Is there any feature you don’t like in this social networking app? Share your views in the comments below.

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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.