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How to install Instagram

How to install Instagram

All your friends are doing nothing but talk about Instagram and all the photos they posted through this popular app, but you’re not a technological person and you never dared to use this app. However, if you’re here and you’re reading this article, is because you changed your mind and you’d like to catch up with your friends and with the rest of users by installing this app on your phone.

Am I wrong? Of course I’m not. Let’s do like that: take yourself some freetime minutes, make yourself comfortable and start focusing on this tutorial all about this topic. In the next lines I’m going to show you, in detail, all the steps to take to download and How to install Instagram on your smartphone (Android, iOS or Windows Mobile), as well as on your PC (on Windows 10, through the specific app, on macOS and other operating systems. In the latter cases there’s no specific app available but I’ll arrange to show you an alternative way to use this service).

I’m sorry? You’re afraid you can’t measure up with this thing? C’mon! Don’t be a fraidy cat! I can ensure you from the start that, contrary to appearances and to what you could think, there’s nothing difficult in the installing of Instagram. Far from it! So come on, let’s not waste more precious time and let’s get going. As usual, I wish you a good reading.

Index

  • How to install Instagram on mobile devices
    How to install Instagram – Android
    How to install Instagram – iOS
    How to install Instagram – Windows Mobile

 

  • How to install Instagram on your PC
    How to install Instagram – Windows 10
    How to install Instagram – MacOS and other operating systems

How to install Instagram on mobile devices

Several years ago, Instagram came around for the first time on smartphones. So, I would propose to start by trying to understand how to install this popular app on Android devices, on iPhones and on Windows Mobile devices. You’ll find here below all the needed explanations.

How to install Instagram – Android

How to install Instagram

If what you’re using is a smartphone or an Android tablet, you can proceed to download an to install Instagram by heading to your Play Store, the official apps store for the Android operating system.

What do you need to do, exactly? Here it is: grab your smartphone (or tablet), find the screen with all the apps grouped on and try to find the Play Store icon (the white bag with the “play” symbol on it). If you can’t find the Play Store by following the above mentioned infos, head to the Menu with all the installed apps on your device and look for it there.

If even in this way you can’t find your Play Store, it is very likely that the problem is not your sight or your inattention, but that this app is really not on your device, which can happen on more economical devices due to timing and costs associated with Google’s certificates. To make things right, read my article about how to download Play Store for Android. As an alternative, you can get Instagram outside the Play Store (but in this case, the procedure to follow to install the app won’t be the one explained here below) by putting into practice the given instructions on my tutorial about how to install APK.

Once opened the Play Store, in the main screen of the same, you’ll have to click on the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner, you’ll have to type “Instagram”, select the name of the app among the results you’ll see and then click on “Install” and on “Accept it” to download Instagram on your device. You can also speed up the executions of the above mentioned steps by connecting directly to the Play Store section about the app, by clicking here from your device.

The download and the installing procedure will then start (you can keep an eye on the progress through the progress bar that appears). Once the progress is completed, a specific icon will appear in the top section of the screen and you’ll be able to start using Instagram by clicking on “Open” in the Play Store window. As an alternative, you can start the app by clicking on its icon (the camera with the rainbow colors) that you will find in the main screen of your Android device or in the menu where all the installed apps are grouped.

Once started the app, you’ll find yourself in front of the screen through which you will be able to log in or create a new account. For further infos, you can read my articles about how ti log in in Instagram and how to use it, where I tried to explain step-by-step the procedure to start using this popular service.

You can’t download the app from the Play Store because your device is not associated with a Google account yet? Don’t worry! You can quickly make it up by reading my tutorial about how to download Android apps to find out how to proceed. You’ll see, just a few moments and you’ll be able to cope with that!

How to install Instagram – iOS

How to install Instagram

If you’re using an iPhone, you can install Instagram through the App Store, the official apps and games store for iOS-based devices, the Apple mobile operating system.

To succeed in your intent, first grab your iPhone and access to the home screen of the same. Next, open the App Store (the blue icon with the letter “A” in the center), head to the“search” session at the bottom right, type “Instagram” in the specific field on top and click the Search button you find on the virtual keyboard.

At this point, select the app icon from the search results that are shown to you, click on the Get button, and if you have enabled the download through the Touch ID (and if your iPhone supports it) rest your finger on the Home button, wait that the sound of the correct fingerprint scan is confirmed and wait a few moments for the download process to be started and completed. If you have not enabled the Touch ID (or if you use a device that does not support it), after having clicked on Get, you can install the application by simply taping Install (if you are prompted to, remember to type the password of your Apple ID). You can also speed up the executions of the above mentioned steps by connecting directly to the Play Store section about the app, by clicking there from your iPhone.

If you are experiencing difficulties by using the App Store, it is very likely that you have not yet created an Apple ID and associated it with your device. If it is so, you can immediately fix it with the help of my article about how to create an Apple ID.

Once completed the download and installation process (you can keep an eye on the progress through the progress bar that appears in place of the button to download the app), click on the Open button that appears to start immediately using Instagram on your iPhone. Alternatively, you can also start the app by clicking on its icon (the one with the multicolored camera) that has been added to your iPhone’s home screen.

Even then, once you start the application, you will see the screen through which you can login to the service or create an account to start using it. For further infos you can refer to my tutorials on the topic, as mentioned above, in the point where I just explained how to install Instagram on Android.

How to install Instagram – Windows Mobile

How to install Instagram

You have a Windows Mobile smartphone, so you can install Instagram by referring to the Windows Store, the official Microsoft store through which you can find and download apps and games for Redmond’s operating system based mobile phones.

So, grab your device, click on the Windows Store icon (the shopping bag with the Windows flag in the middle), then click on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom and search for Instagram. If you want, you can also speed up the execution of the above mentioned steps by clicking directly from the device so that you can connect straight to the Windows Store section about the app.

You don’t succeed in carrying through the above mentioned steps because you’re told to access to the device by using a Microsoft account? Well, of course you need an account to download content from the Windows Store. You can quickly make it up by reading my tutorial about how to create a Microsoft account.

On the screen in front of you, click on the Instagram icon and then on the Install button at the bottom left, then click on Allow to start the download first, and then install the app.

Once the procedure is completed, you will find the application icon on the screen with the list of all apps installed on your device.

Even then, once you start the application, you will see the screen through which you can login to the service or create an account. For further infos about the topic, refer to the tutorials I just pointed out to in the previous lines, in the point in which I explained how to install Instagram on Android.

How to install Instagram on your PC

As anticipated, you can install Instagram on your computer with the Windows 10 installed. You just need to start the official app from the specific store. And it’s done! As for Mac, Linux and various other operating systems, unfortunately there is no official application available but you can still use the service through the browser without having to install anything on your computer. To learn more, keep on reading.

How to install Instagram – Windows 10

How to install Instagram

If you are using a PC with Windows 10 installed, you can install Instagram by referring, even in this case, to the Windows Store.

To get Instagram, click on the Windows Store icon (the bag with the Windows flag) on ??the taskbar or have access to the search toolbar in the taskbar by clicking on the magnifying glass, type windows store and select the first result listed here.

Once you see the Windows Store window on your desktop, click on the search bar at the top, type Instagram, and then select the first result incorporated to the list of suggestions that appears. Then click on the Install button to start installing the app on your PC. If you want, you can also speed up the execution of the above mentioned steps by clicking on this page, directly from your PC.

If you don’t succeed in carrying through the above mentioned steps because you’re told to access from the PC by using a Microsoft account, you can make it up by following the specific procedure in the tutorial about the topic that I linked in the previous lines above, in the point in which I explained how to install Instagram on Windows Mobile smartphones.

Once completed the downloading and installing procedure (you can keep an eye on the progress through the progress bar that appears in the Windows Store, under the app name) click on the Start button in the Windows Store window to access the application immediately. Alternatively, click on the Start button, look for the Instagram app icon among the installed programs (it is the one with the blue background and the white photo camera) and click on it.

As for the login, the account creation and the use of the app, you can always refer to my tutorials on the topic linked to the previous lines.

How to install Instagram – MacOS and other operating systems

How to install Instagram

As already said before, unfortunately there is currently no official Instagram application for Macs and other operating systems, but you can still have access through the web browser. The available features are virtually the same as the ones of the app; the only difference is that you have to use the browser you generally use to surf the net and you do not have to download anything on your computer.

Then, to access Instagram from the Web, start the browser that you usually use to visit your favorite websites (eg Chrome or Safari), visit this website, then fill in the Cell Number or Email Address, Name, and Last name, username and password and click on “Sign up” to sign up or on “Sign up with Facebook” to sign up with your Facebook account.

If you already have an Instagram account, click on the “Already a member? Log in here” link, then type your credentials and on “Log In”. For further infos about the use of this service, refer to the tutorials on the topic linked in the previous lines.

How to install Instagram