Are you struggling to use Instagram’s music library when posting your Story to the platform? Relax; it’s not a huge issue and a simple fix in most cases. If the music sticker isn’t working, you have several strategies available to solve the problem.
Look for the Music Sticker
Is the music sticker available and working? Tap the “+” icon at the top of the menu to bring up the dropdown menu. Tap “Story” and choose the video or images you want to add to your post. Tap the “Music” or “Stickers” icon and select the Music sticker. You’ll see a list of music options available for free use in the Instagram music library.
Is the Instagram App Up to Date on Your Device?
Most devices have auto-updates as a default setting when downloading and installing Instagram. There’s a chance that another app on your device is interfering with this setting. If the app isn’t up to date, it won’t function as expected, and it might cause an issue with your music.
If you have to update your device manually, follow this process, it works for Android and iOS users.
- Open the Google Play or Apple App Store on your device.
- Search the store for “Instagram.”
- Tap the Instagram icon.
- If the app presents an “Update” button, click it to execute.
Your device settings may also only allow you to update over WiFi. If you’re away from home and miss an update, it won’t install on your device. Find a local open WiFi network at a coffee shop or similar venue and use it to download the update.
Log Out of Your Instagram Account
The device may have issues with a corrupt cache. Logging out of Instagram and logging back in could solve the problem, restoring the Music function.
- Visit your profile page.
- Tap the three-line icon at the top right corner.
- Tap “Settings.”
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap “Log Out.”
- Log back into your account with your username and password.
Delete and Reinstall the TikTok App
If the logout and log-in strategy doesn’t bring you any results, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app on your device. The app’s cache could be corrupted, or there may have been issues with the installation on your device.
Press the Instagram icon on your screen for a few seconds, and a pop-up menu appears. Tap the “Uninstall” button on Android devices and the “X” icon for iOS users. The device deletes the app from your phone.
Visit the Google Play or Apple App Store and redownload and install the app to your device. Log back in with the same user credentials you used previously. Uninstalling the app won’t change anything with your profile, posts, or videos on your account.
Check if Instagram is Down
If your device can’t connect to the Instagram server, it affects the app’s performance. It’s not common for the IG server to go down, but it happens occasionally. If the server is down, you’ll find the app doesn’t work. It will hang, or it may open your account, but the videos don’t work, or you can’t see your posts.
Visit the “DownDetector” website and type “Instagram” into the search bar. The site will notify you if the IG server is down. Servers go down for many reasons, from maintenance to geomagnetic storms affecting the internet.
In most cases, you’ll find the server only goes down occasionally, and the IG team has it back up and running in a few hours. Do something else for a few hours and check on it later to see if the server is up.
“The Song Is Currently Unavailable” Notification
The artist responsible for the song you want to place in your video might withdraw the track from the Instagram Music Library. If so, you’ll get the “The Song Is Currently Unavailable” error message when trying to add the music to your post or video.
It’s also possible that the song isn’t available in your country due to licensing restrictions between IG and the artist or production label.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming you can download an Mp4 or Mp3 of the track and add it to your video. The IG algorithm will detect if you’re using music protected under copyright, and it won’t let you post the video.
Switch Your Account Type
Instagram offers users personal and business accounts. There are reports of several users switching their accounts to gain access to the Music function on the platform. Follow these instructions to change your account type.
- Navigate to the “Settings” menu.
- Tap “Account.”
- Tap the button “Switch to Creator account.”
We recommend using this strategy as a last-ditch option. It will take the IG team a few days to approve your business account. It’s not a viable strategy for businesses to revert back to a personal account, as you lose the analytics features incorporated with the business use of the platform.
Some users report that they don’t have access to the Music button after changing to a business account, so it’s not a guaranteed fix to the problem. If you switch from a personal to a business account, you can always revert to your original account status by following these instructions.
- Visit your Instagram Settings.
- Navigate to “Account.”
- Tap the “Switch to Personal account” button.
The app will send your request through to the IG team, and they should switch your account type in a few days.
Reach Out to Instagram Customer Support
If all prior strategies fail, reach out to the support team on Instagram. Instagram has a customer support phone number and an email address for contacting the team. You’ll have to wait 24 to 72 hours for a reply to your request.
In the meantime, check out the main site’s FAQs section and the blog. You’ll find plenty of beneficial information in these resources, and you might discover another solution to the problem.
In Closing – Why Is My Instagram Music Not Working?
Don’t get frustrated if your Instagram “Music” feature isn’t working on your device. Follow these tips, and you’ll find one of them delivers results. In most cases, it’s a simple fix. Logging out and back into the platform or clearing the cache are the most common resolutions to the issue.