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Instagram offers you complete freedom to ward off baseless or inappropriate comments. You can hide specific words and phrases which are reported as offensive. There is also an option to completely turn off comments on Instagram posts on iPhone.

You can disable commenting both on your new and existing posts. Later, if you happen to change your mind and want to allow your followers to comment on your posts, you can instantly turn on commenting on particular posts. Here is how you can do it.

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How to Turn Off Comments on Instagram Posts on iPhone

How to Turn Off Comments on Instagram Photos on iPhone

Step #1. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on the “+” button at the bottom center.

Tap on Plus Icon in Instagram on iPhone

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Step #3. Now, choose a photo from your library or capture an image or video → Tap on Next at the top right.

Select Photo and Tap on Next in Instagram App on iPhone

Step #4. Next, select the right filter. If you want to edit the image, tap on the Edit button at the bottom right corner. Then, you have the option to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and more → Tap on Next at the top right corner.

Apply Filter and Tap on Next in Instagram on iPhone

Step #5. Now, write any caption for the post and tag people as usual.

Add Caption to Instagram Photo on iPhone

Step #6. Next up, tap on Advance Settings.

Tap on Advanced Settings in Instagram on iPhone

Step #7. Finally, enable the switch next to Turn Off Commenting.

Turn Off Comments in Instagram Post on iPhone

Step #8. Tap on the back button at the top left corner. Then, tap on Share at the top right.

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How to Completely Disable Comments from Existing Instagram Posts on iPhone

Step #1. Launch the Instagram app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next, tap on the profile button at the bottom right corner → Choose the post on which you wish to disable comments.

Tap on Profile Icon and Select Photo in Instagram on iPhone

Step #3. Now, tap on the three horizontal dots at the top right of the post.

Tap on Three Dots Next to Instagram Photo on iPhone

Step #4. Select Turn Off Commenting.

Disable Comments in Instagram Photos on iPhone

How to Turn on Commenting on Instagram Posts

If you ever want to turn on commenting on your specific posts, you will be able to get it done easily.

Step #1. Open the Instagram app on your device.

Step #2. Next, tap on the profile button at the bottom right corner → Select the photo or video on which you want to enable comment.

Tap on Profile Icon and Select Photo in Instagram on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on the three dots at the top right of the post.

Tap on Three Dots Next to Instagram Photo on iPhone

Step #4. Now, choose Turn On Commenting.

Enable Comments in Instagram Photos on iPhone

That's done!

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The option to completely disable commenting is very helpful, isn't it? If you don't want to be disturbed by unpleasant comments, it's the right way to go. What's your take on it?

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