1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hi. I use iPhone 5S with iOS 9.3.2 and the latest version of Instagram.

    The location services is ON and it works well in the Google Maps application. Also, I permitted the Instagram to use my location. However, I cannot add location to my Instagram posts! It does not find ANY location to select. What should I do? Thanks.
    07-08-2016 05:36 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Is the option to choose a location available in the final step before sharing the picture? It should be a box with locations in rectangular boxes.
    07-08-2016 05:44 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Worst case scenario: delete Instagram from your phone and add it back.

    If you have any further questions please join our forum. We're happy to help.
    07-09-2016 07:25 AM
  4. ayanghosh_83's Avatar
    Hi. I've the same problem in my iPhone 5 with iOS 9.3.2 and the latest version of Instagram.

    The location services is working for all other apps except Instagram.

    I've deleted Instagram and reinstalled it from app store but issue persist.

    What next?

    Thanks.
    Ruth_fell likes this.
    07-10-2016 01:12 PM
  5. Careylouise's Avatar
    Did you manage to find a solution to this? I'm having the same problem. Have all location services turned on and checked every setting, it works for everything else except instagram
    07-18-2016 09:17 AM
  6. rpr2016az's Avatar
    I have the exact same problem and tried everything listed here to fix it. No joy! One thing is that I disabled my Facebook account before really getting into Instagram, so I don't know if it worked before. I did read that any new site you want to add in, does it in Facebook locations 😕
    07-22-2016 08:56 AM
  7. Marty Hickford's Avatar
    I've recently had this problem on iOS 10, despite location services being on, and instagram having permissions to access locations. For me, the problem started immediately after I deactivated my facebook account. I realised however, that even though my facebook was deactivated; instagram was still trying to sync information with the account, to resolve this, go to settings > linked accounts and manually unlink from facebook. Worked immediately.

    It appears as though the issue is in someways being caused by the link between instagram and facebook. If you're having this issue and you still use facebook, I'd recommend following the above steps, seeing if it works, and then re-linking to your facebook again.
    11-01-2016 05:16 AM
  8. lilychan's Avatar
    OMG it works!!!!! Thanks!!!!
    11-02-2016 04:53 AM
  9. TommyBaines22's Avatar
    I have had this issue for a long time now. I can post a photo and add the location there and then, however if i was to post a photo and wish to add the location in another country for example it doesn't let me. How can I fix this? Would be a huge help!!!
    11-02-2016 05:40 PM
  10. Moe Sidawi's Avatar
    Thanks man!
    It worked fine
    11-06-2016 01:20 PM
  11. itstellar's Avatar
    I've recently had this problem on iOS 10, despite location services being on, and instagram having permissions to access locations. For me, the problem started immediately after I deactivated my facebook account. I realised however, that even though my facebook was deactivated; instagram was still trying to sync information with the account, to resolve this, go to settings > linked accounts and manually unlink from facebook. Worked immediately.

    It appears as though the issue is in someways being caused by the link between instagram and facebook. If you're having this issue and you still use facebook, I'd recommend following the above steps, seeing if it works, and then re-linking to your facebook again.
    Worked! Thanks!
    11-07-2016 04:36 AM
  12. bshallenberger's Avatar
    I must be an *****...I cannot find "linked accounts" under my iPhone 7 settings...what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
    11-07-2016 08:53 AM
  13. ejapj's Avatar
    I must be an *****...I cannot find "linked accounts" under my iPhone 7 settings...what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
    11-10-2016 03:19 AM
  14. ejapj's Avatar
    Go to Instagram app options --> settings --> linked accounts.
    11-10-2016 03:20 AM
  15. ladymcquaid's Avatar
    I've recently had this problem on iOS 10, despite location services being on, and instagram having permissions to access locations. For me, the problem started immediately after I deactivated my facebook account. I realised however, that even though my facebook was deactivated; instagram was still trying to sync information with the account, to resolve this, go to settings > linked accounts and manually unlink from facebook. Worked immediately.

    It appears as though the issue is in someways being caused by the link between instagram and facebook. If you're having this issue and you still use facebook, I'd recommend following the above steps, seeing if it works, and then re-linking to your facebook again.
    That worked perfectly, thank you!
    11-13-2016 09:29 AM
  16. William Tosdevin's Avatar
    Me too. Uninstalled and still nothing:/ Classic Apple updates. Helppp
    11-15-2016 05:44 PM
  17. tangelene's Avatar
    I've recently had this problem on iOS 10, despite location services being on, and instagram having permissions to access locations. For me, the problem started immediately after I deactivated my facebook account. I realised however, that even though my facebook was deactivated; instagram was still trying to sync information with the account, to resolve this, go to settings > linked accounts and manually unlink from facebook. Worked immediately.

    It appears as though the issue is in someways being caused by the link between instagram and facebook. If you're having this issue and you still use facebook, I'd recommend following the above steps, seeing if it works, and then re-linking to your facebook again.
    Awesome! Worked perfectly. I could still 'Share' on Facebook through the App just slide it back on when you are on the photo you're about to post *thumbs up!
    11-20-2016 09:12 AM
  18. Ruth_fell's Avatar
    I have same problem. Location is faded so that you cannot "choose" it at all. Also, when I try to load an app, it constantly says "you have not used the white bag yet so can't have any apps! I'm really confused about that one. Please help!
    11-22-2016 09:52 PM
  19. Miss Vieves's Avatar
    I am wondering the same. I am able to select a location to any of my posts but I cannot add one that isn't listed. I have been able to add a place that hasn't been added in the past but can no longer seem to be able to do that. How can I fix this issue?
    12-20-2016 10:11 PM
  20. igvoka's Avatar
    Hi, I have problem with location on my instagram. I can't put location on my picture if I am not there. For example I was on vacation and now I am home and I want to put location from vacation on my picture but I am not there anymore. When I want to share picture and when I click on location its show me only nearly location. But all other users can do that. I tried everything and it's still isn't working. How can I fix that?
    01-11-2017 12:00 PM

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