How to put Instagram on an iPad
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Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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May 22

If I have Instagram on an iPhone, how come I can't get it on an iPad? Keeps telling me "Incompatible". There are 10 million hits out there for advice on how to do it, and everyone says Don't worry, there's a trick, even if the iPad is old, which it is, but nobody ever explains the trick in their 10-minute videos, and it's driving me nuts in this day and age with what should be a simple operation, trying to get the ruddy thing on the iPad.

 

mughwI
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Instagram on iPad May 22

Maybe this can help:

https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iosapps/get-instagram-ipad-3681306/


 

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Thanks mughwI May 22

But this says the same as all the others. No matter what I do, it's always the same, you reach "Get" for Instagram, and then when it comes to "Install", it just says Not compatible with iPad.

Looks like it's not meant for iPad, and so you can't. Plus, it seems that the resolution is grainy when it does come up, then you reduce it to normal resolution, whereupon it just sits in the middle of the iPad screen, so what's the point of having it on iPad anyway?

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But this says the same as all the others. No matter what I do, it's always the same, you reach "Get" for Instagram, and then when it comes to "Install", it just says Not compatible with iPad.

Looks like it's not meant for iPad, and so you can't. Plus, it seems that the resolution is grainy when it does come up, then you reduce it to normal resolution, whereupon it just sits in the middle of the iPad screen, so what's the point of having it on iPad anyway?

And I'm getting very tired of seeing that Oriental girl blowing out her bubble gum with the diamond pattern on the wall in the background, too, so I think I'll let it go.

[Edited at 2020-05-22 14:36 GMT]
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expressisverbis
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I know you're tired and it can be very annoying, but try these: May 22

I just tried installing Instagram on my 2nd generation iPod Touch and got this:
http://i.imgur.com/SIGHyKE
People with old devices should try installing apps that were before incompatible!
https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/1mjw36/people
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I just tried installing Instagram on my 2nd generation iPod Touch and got this:
http://i.imgur.com/SIGHyKE
People with old devices should try installing apps that were before incompatible!
https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/1mjw36/people_with_old_ios_devices_you_can_now_install/

You can find some tricks here:
The official reason Instagram (owned by Facebook) gave on why they haven’t created an Instagram app for iPad is that they are focusing primarily on the mobile iPhone and Android systems to build their audience.
https://appamatix.com/get-instagram-app-for-ipad/

I am not an Instagram or iPad user...
I hope it helps!
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No, doesn't go anywhere May 22

Thanks, expressisverbis, but no go.

 

Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
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Start from Safari? May 22

A tutorial I found suggests the following:

1. Open instagram.com in Safari
2. Click Get it on Google Play button (bottom right)
3. Go and download the app

For some reason the starting position must be Safari, and it gets you to an app for Instagram with an odd looking interface.


 

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Thanks Lingua 5B ... May 23

... but no go. All the thousands of tutorials lead to nothing. I reach the part where you click on "Get", then it fails at "Install".

 

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Hummm May 23

I don't have Instagram account so can't download it, it prompts me to "Sign in so you can download the app". My iPad is 2018, what's yours? Yes, some apps are definitely limited, for instance impossible to use Whatsapp on iPad.

 

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It's not mine May 23

Definitely pre-2018, more like 2008! But I've given up by now. Not a priority this weekend - I already wasted a lot of time on this on Friday ...

 

Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
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Update. May 23

I just went directly to App Store and downloaded the Instagram app, as simple as that. Success. Now I need to sign in, but won't be doing that as no account. No need for more accounts for anything lol

During quarantine many of my friends were on Whatsapp groups and was impossible to use from iPad. I find phone too small for chats.


 

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Sign in May 23

I remember a signing-in. Maybe I'll try that, but it's not mine, so I never had the sign-in info anyway. Thanks again!

 

Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
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iOS Version May 23

Not sure if you can get the latest iOS on your iPad, but make sure it’s the latest version possible, that may also help.

 

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OK May 23

I'll have a go later.

 


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