Tips to Use Instagram on Your iPhone in a Smarter Way

If you are in quest of some of the best Instagram tricks or hacks to make the most of this social networking app, you shouldn’t miss out on these handy tips.

With around 400 million monthly active accounts, Instagram is considered to be one of the most popular social networking apps. Sharing your favorite photos or videos, receiving likes and comments in the form of appreciation is the real fun you’d want to remain at your delightful best. And, it offers you exactly what you crave while socializing with your friends, doesn’t it?

There are several handy features primed to enhance your user experience enormously. But, do you know all the smart tricks to make the most of this social networking app? Most of you may not be aware of the hacks. That’s quite correct, isn’t it?

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Look forward to finding out some of the best tricks or hacks to help you significantly improve your user experience? Here you go!

Tips to Use Instagram on iPhone

Enable Private Account

Don’t want unknown people to see your pics? You need to enable Private Account as it allows you to approve people before they can view your photos. It doesn’t apply to your existing followers.

Step #1. Launch Instagram on your iOS device.

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Step #2. Tap on the profile icon from the bottom right corner.

Step #3. Tap on the gear icon from the top right-hand corner.

Tap on Profile then Settings in Instagram on iPhone

Step #4. Under Account, turn on Private Account.

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Enable Private Account in Instagram iPhone App

Set Up Push Notification Settings Perfectly

Step 1: Follow the first three steps as mentioned above.

Step 2: Under Settings, tap on Push Notification Settings and set up the notifications as desired.

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Manage Instagram Notifications on iPhone

How to Save Mobile Data while Using Instagram

Concerned about the fast data consumption on your iOS device? You can make the app consume less cellular/mobile data on your device.

Step #1. Follow the first three steps mentioned above.

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Step #2. Under Settings, tap on Mobile/Cellular Data Use.

Tap on Cellular Data Use in Instagram on iPhone

Step #3. Turn on Use Less Data.

Turn On Use Less Data in Instagram on iPhone

Don’t Save Original Photos

Don’t want to save original photos on your device? It’s better to disable this option.

Step #1. Follow the first three steps mentioned above.

Step #2. Under Settings, turn off the switch called Save Original Photos.

Turn Off Save Original Photos in Instagram on iPhone

How to Clear Instagram Search History on iPhone

It’s better to clear search history from time to time. If you want to keep the secret about what sort of stuff you search, you need to clear it off.

Step #1. Follow the first three steps mentioned above.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Clear Search History.

Tap on Clear Search History in Instagram on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Yes, I’m sure to confirm.

Clear Instagram Search History on iPhone

How to Save Instagram Post as a Draft on iPhone and iPad

You can save your half-finished post as a draft so that you won’t have to spend time in adding caption or location again. To do so, head over to this post.

How to Use Boomerang in Instagram on iPhone and iPad

Instagram has brought its standalone app “Boomerang” directly into the story feature. It lets you take a short burst of photos which cycle back and forth to create amazing GIF. Jump over to this post to use it smartly.

How to Mute Story in Instagram on iPhone and iPad

Want to avoid seeing someone’s post? You can mute his/her story by following these simple steps.

How to Hide Inappropriate Comments in Instagram on iPhone and iPad

 No longer want to face trolling or abusive words? Go through these quick steps to hide offensive comments.

How to Share Photos and Videos Directly to Instagram on iPhone and iPad

Wish to share funny photos directly to Instagram? Run through these steps to share some of your hilarious stuff on this popular social networking app.

That’s all!

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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