Instagram Sound Not Working on Stories? How to Fix

Hello readers! Many of the viewers have recently commented that they face an issue regards Instagram where the sound is not working on stories and posts and how to fix this issue. Don’t worry, we came up with multiple ways to solve this single issue from your Instagram accounts.

You don’t have to worry about the sound issues, this isn’t because your account is blocked or your device got stuck somewhere. This happens because of the application issues, it can be music that isn’t available for your country yet, or your app isn’t updated to hold the latest features. The reasons may vary and the universal list of solutions will be the same for everybody. So without wasting any time, check the below steps to solve the issues.

What’s the “This sound isn’t available in your region” error?

Sometimes the media files aren’t supported on your device due to area outrange or because of some other bugs in your Instagram applications. Read the steps to know how you can fix this error within 2 minutes and 4 different ways.

Reboot your Device

The first thing you can try is to reboot your device, this won’t harm any of your data, just restart your phone and you’ll see that the issue is fixed.  Don’t know how to do it, read below.

  • Long press the power button until a pop-up screen asks you about further actions.
  • Choose restart/reboot as per your device language.
  • Click on it, and it will turn off your device and turn it on within a few seconds automatically.
  • Go back to your Instagram and check the story.

Update Instagram Application

If you haven’t updated your device or the Instagram application in a while, it can be a cause too. You should be updated all the time with the latest updates because if your apps have any bugs or lag issues they will be updated into the new updates by the developer. And if you continue the part with the old application, you may still face the same issues because the patches aren’t available on your version.

To update the Instagram application, follow the below steps.

  • Go to your App/Play Store and search for Instagram.
  • Find if there are any available updates, if yes, click on the update option.
  • Within a few seconds, the latest version will be installed on your device.

You don’t lose any data or logged-in accounts, so be free of worry while updating any application.

Clear Data & Cache

Sometimes this happens because you’ve stored a lot of cache and waste junk files that you don’t need anymore but you’re still holding them for nothing. Better to clean them and make some space so your application will run smoothly again and don’t bother you with such issues.

To clear the Cache and Cookie files, repeat the mentioned steps.

  • Go to settings.
  • Scroll down to App Management.
  • A list of all system systems and third-party apps will appear in front of you.
  • Search for Instagram.
  • Click on the app info icon on the top right corner.
  • In the bottom area, you’ll see an option for Clear Data. Click on it and allow permission.
  • Same thing for the clear cache option.
  • Once you’re done with this, reopen your Instagram and log in with your account.
  • Check the saved video your audio issue is now solved.


If any of the above methods didn’t work as they should then here we have the last hope for you. Sometimes the music isn’t listed for a few countries or banned by the government guidelines to put on the open library. In that case, you can seek help from a VPN app to change your location and get what other countries have.

To use the VPN Application you just have to find a suitable free VPN app from the App Store or Play Store.

  • Install it on your device and click on the connect button on the center homepage screen.
  • Once you’re connected to the VPN your location is changed to another place and now you can check that your sounds are working fine.

Final Verdict

So this is how you can fix Instagram sound not working on stories issues in four major ways. If still any of you have doubts then drop your words into the below comments box. We will be happy to help you in all scenarios.

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