How to activate the Instagram camera

Recently, following the advice of all your friends, you joined Instagram , so you can share the moments of your day online. Unfortunately, however, you are having problems using the camera integrated into the app of the famous photographic social network. Speaking of which, since you are new to technology, you would like a hand to solve this hitch.

How do you say? That’s how things are and, therefore, you wonder how to activate the Instagram camera ? Don’t worry, I’m here to help you. In the next chapters of this tutorial, in fact, how to correctly activate the camera from the photo social network app on both Android and iPhone.

So, now, if you can’t wait to start, sit comfortably and just take a few minutes of free time to read this guide of mine calmly. You will see that, by following my instructions step by step, you will easily and quickly succeed in the intent you have proposed. At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read.


How to activate microphone and camera on Instagram

If you are wondering how to activate the Instagram camera and / or the microphone of your device (to also capture audio, in addition to video), know that to do this you can directly use the social network app for Android ( downloadable from the Play Store or from alternative stores) or for iPhone (downloadable from the App Store).

If then should you encounter problems in activating the camera and / or microphone directly from Instagram, do not worry: you can bring everything back to normal by using the Android or iOS settings. Read on to find out more.


Instagram Android

If you have an Android smartphone, the first operation you need to do in order to activate the camera and the microphone on Instagram is to start the app of the well-known photographic social network through its icon located on the home screen and / or in the drawer of your device.

Then, log in to your account and, on the main screen of the social network, press the camera icon located in the upper corner left, in order to access the camera section of Instagram .

At this point, click on the button Allow in correspondence with the warning that is shown to you regarding access to the camera . This way you can take pictures and record videos with the camera available on your phone.

Once this is done, click on Allow even when you are asked to access the microphone (to record audio) and when you are asked whether to allow Instagram to access the photos and all the content on your device (to post photos and existing videos).

Finally, when prompted to access the location , you can press Allow or on Deny , depending on your preferences regarding the use of geographical location (this functionality is not strictly essential).

At the end of these operations, you will be authorized Instagram to full access to your device, so you can use all its features and, specifically, those related to the possibility of creating stories and also those related to the possibility of publishing photos or videos in the Feed and on your profile.

In case you are having trouble activating the camera and / or microphone for Instagram , you need to check your device settings, so you can be sure that you have not accidentally denied the above permissions to the social network app.

To do this, press on the gear icon located on the home screen and / or in the drawer of your smartphone, then go to the section Apps and notifications> Apps> Instagram> Permissions . Finally, if necessary, set the levers relating to access to the camera and microphone to ON , in order to grant the app these permissions and be able to use all its camera-related functions.


Instagram autorizzazione iOS

To authorize Instagram to access the camera and microphone on iPhone , first start the app of the well-known photo social network and log in to your account. Then, on the main screen, press on the camera icon located in the upper left corner, to open the camera section of the app.

Now, tap on the item Enable access to the camera and, in the settings screen that is shown to you, move the lever to ON next to the wording camera . Once this is done, switch to ON as well also the lever located next to the microphone entry, in order to authorize access to the latter.

In case you are having problems activating the features in question, you can at any time verify that they are correctly activated through your device settings.

To do this, first press on the gear icon located on the home screen and / or in the app library, then locate and tap on the Instagram item >. At this point, make sure they are active and then move the levers located in correspondence with the words camera and microphone to ON (otherwise , you move them). You didn’t think it would be that easy, did you?

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and
Mondadori Informatica.

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