How to Fix “Instagram Music No Results Found”?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Fix “Instagram Music No Results Found”?

Not getting any results on Instagram Music has to be one of the most annoying things in the world.

And still, I have a few quick and easy solutions for you. Check them out:

  1. Force-close and restart Instagram
  2. Check to see if the Instagram servers are down
  3. Reinstall Instagram
  4. Clear the Instagram cache
  5. Switch from WiFi to Mobile Data

Usually, when these types of errors occur, it’s because of a glitch with the app. A quick reinstall or clearing of the cache should fix it, as you’ll soon see.

Keep reading for an albeit-lengthy yet necessary troubleshooting guide on fixing the “No results found” error on Instagram Music. Screenshots included!

How to Fix Instagram Music No Results Found?

Force-Close and Restart Instagram

Your first course of action should be to force-close and restart Instagram. That will usually fix these glitches immediately. Follow the steps below to see how to do that:

1. Tap on the Overview button

Android phone background showing the "Overview" button highlighted
Android phone background showing the “Overview” button highlighted

To force-close Instagram, you need to tap on the Overview button first. It’s located in the bottom-left corner of the screen for most phones, Androids and iPhones.

2. Close Instagram or close all apps

Android Overview mode should the "Close all" option highlighted in red
Android Overview mode should the “Close all” option highlighted in red

Once you open the Overview menu, you’ll see a list of all your opened apps. To close Instagram, swipe up or to the left, depending on how your Overview menu works.

To be safe, select “Close all” to close all apps. Then, open Instagram again and check Instagram Music. Is it working now?

If not, keep reading for more info:

Check to See if the Instagram Servers Are Down

Another way of troubleshooting Instagram Music is to check if the Instagram servers are down. If they are, then don’t try to find a solution. Just wait for them to come back online.

Here’s how you can check the Instagram servers, just to be safe:

1. Search for “Is Instagram down?” on Google

Google Chrome search results showing the DownDetector website highlighted in red
Google Chrome search results showing the DownDetector website highlighted in red

The first step is using Google to find the DownDetector website for Instagram. Search for “Is Instagram down?” on Google and select the first search result.

2. See if the servers are down

DownDetector website showing the status of the Instagram servers
DownDetector website showing the status of the Instagram servers

Once you open the DownDetector website, you’ll see whether the Instagram servers are down or not. At the top of the page, you’ll be notified if Instagram is experiencing problems.

Below, you’ll see a chart with reported user issues. If there are problems with the servers, wait for them to be fixed before trying Instagram Music!

Reinstall Instagram

If nothing works, you should try reinstalling Instagram. First, you need to uninstall it and then go to the Play Store and reinstall it.

Follow the steps below to do that:

1. Open the phone settings

Android phone showing the Settings gear icon highlighted in red
Android phone showing the Settings gear icon highlighted in red

Your first step is opening the phone settings. That’s where you’ll find your app settings and also where you can find Instagram and uninstall it.

So, tap the gear icon in the bottom-right corner of your phone to open the settings.

2. Select “Apps

Android phone settings showing the "Apps" option highlighted in red
Android phone settings showing the “Apps” option highlighted in red

After you select the Gear icon on your phone, you’ll get to your phone settings. Once you’re there, select the “Apps” option (check the screenshot above to see where it is).

3. Select “App management

Android "Apps" setting page showing the "App management" option selected
Android “Apps” setting page showing the “App management” option selected

Once you open the “Apps” page, you should see the “App management” option at the top. That will take you to your app list.

Your phone might be somewhat different, and the options may be called different. Select the “Installed apps” or “App list” option, depending on your phone.

4. Use the search bar to find Instagram

Android phone "App management" page showing a list of all the installed apps, and the search bar highlighted in red
Android phone “App management” page showing a list of all the installed apps, and the search bar highlighted in red

After opening the “App management” page, you should see a list of all your installed apps. Ignore that. Instead, I recommend using the search bar at the top to find Instagram more quicker.

Type in “Instagram” and fire up the search. You’ll find the app in an instant.

Phone app list showing the "Instagram" app selected
Phone app list showing the “Instagram” app selected

Once you find the Instagram app, select it, and you’ll be redirected to the “App Info” page. This page contains multiple settings related to how Insta functions on your phone.

5. Select “Uninstall

Instagram "App info" page where the "Uninstall" button is highlighted in red
Instagram “App info” page where the “Uninstall” button is highlighted in red

After opening the App Info page, you should see the “Uninstall” button at the top. Or, depending on your phone, it could be located at the bottom of the page.

Select it and follow my instructions next:

6. Select “Ok.”

Instagram "Uninstall" confirmation screen showing the "Ok" button highlighted
Instagram “Uninstall” confirmation screen showing the “Ok” button highlighted

After you tap on “Uninstall,” you’ll be asked to confirm. Select “Ok” to uninstall Instagram. After uninstalling it, you should reinstall it from the Play Store.

So, to do that, you’ll have to open the Play Store. See below:

7. Open the Play Store

Android phone app list showing the "Play Store" app highlighted in red
Android phone app list showing the “Play Store” app highlighted in red

Open the Play Store from your app list and see what comes next:

8. Search for Instagram

Android App Store showing the search bar at the top of the page highlighted in red
Android App Store showing the search bar at the top of the page highlighted in red

After opening the App Store, use the search bar at the top to find Instagram and open it. This will take you to the official Instagram page!

9. Select “Install

Instagram official page on the Play Store, where the "Install" button is highlighted in red
Instagram official page on the Play Store, where the “Install” button is highlighted in red

After you open the official Instagram page, find the “Install” button and select it. Wait for Instagram to finish installing and open it.

Try Instagram Music again and see if it works. If not, well, just try the following solutions!

Clear the Instagram Cache

Another way of fixing the Instagram Music “No results found” error is to clear the Instagram cache. It’s not that hard, but you have to access the “App Info” page from before (check the previous steps to see how to open it).

Follow the steps below to do that:

1. Select “Storage usage

Instagram App Info page showing the "Storage usage" option highlighted in red
The Instagram App Info page highlights the “Storage usage” option in red.

Once you open the App Info page (like before, from the system apps – Instagram), look for the “Storage usage” option and select it.

2. Select “Clear cache

Instagram "Storage usage" page where the "Clear cache" option is selected
Instagram “Storage usage” page where the “Clear cache” option is selected

Once you go to the “Storage usage” page, you should see the “Clear cache” option. Select it now and wait for it to finish.

Disclaimer – your phone might have these settings placed differently. If you can’t find the “Clear cache” option here, look for it elsewhere on the “App info” page.

3. Select “Ok

Instagram "Clear app data" confirmation window showing the "Ok" option highlighted
Instagram “Clear app data” confirmation window showing the “Ok” option highlighted

Once you tap on “Clear cache“, you might be asked to confirm. Select “Ok” in the confirmation window and try opening Instagram again.

If the Music feature is still not working, try the last solution on this list!

Switch from WiFi to Mobile Data

Another reason Instagram Music might not find any results is the bad internet connection. You can try switching from WiFi to Mobile Data or vice-versa to see if this changes things.

To do this, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Menu.

Android phone home screen showing a red arrow pointing down from the top
Android phone home screen shows a red arrow pointing down from the top

By swiping down, you’ll open the Quick Menu, where you’ll find various features like Flashlight, Airplane Mode, WiFi, and so on.

Android Quick Menu showing the "WiFi" and "Mobile Data" options highlighted in red
Android Quick Menu showing the “WiFi” and “Mobile Data” options highlighted in red

After you open the Quick Menu, you should find the Mobile Data and WiFi options in the top-left corner. Switch between them and try Instagram Music to see when you get results.

..ahhhhh and we are now finally and the end of this messy tutorial.

I know it got long and that there are many details, but I really wanted to make sure I cover everything, in case one of these methods stops working at some point.

I hope this guide has helped you figure out what’s wrong with Instagram Music and why you’re getting the “no results found” error.

Leave a comment below if one of these solutions worked for you! Until then, stay tuned for other guides.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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