How to Fix “We’ll Try Again Once There’s a Better Connection” on Instagram

Instagram is popular for its easy-to-use and extensive range of features that give you a perfect experience on the platform. However, the company keeps updating the site, and the new features keep launching now and then. If you have been using Instagram for quite some time now, you must have noticed the error that says “try again later.”

we’ll try again once there’s a better connection

Well, that’s one of the most common problems that nearly every Instagram user experiences at some point. So, what does this error mean, and how can you fix it? In this post, we have explained every reason that could cause this error with the steps for resolving the issue. So, stick around till the end to learn more about the error and the ways you can fix them.

The error occurs when you are trying to upload a couple of photos or videos simultaneously on Instagram. If you are posting a single picture or one video, you might be able to do it without any hassle.

However, if you use the carousel function and post multiple photos, you will encounter the error message that reads as “we’ll try again once there’s a better connection.” It gets pretty frustrating for the user since the error keeps showing up when you try to post multiple videos and pictures at the same time. The good news is you can resolve the issue with a few tested and proven methods.

In this post, we will show you the easiest steps for fixing the error. Let’s take a look:

How to Fix “We’ll Try Again Once There’s a Better Connection” on Instagram

No matter the reason that caused the problem, there are many ways to fix the error. Here are a few of them.

1. Try Trimming The Video

If you are posting a long video using the carousel feature of Instagram, you may have to trim it a little to get rid of the issue. If it’s a too-long video, consider trimming some parts of it to make it shorter and acceptable on Instagram. Note that Instagram accepts the videos edited within the app only, so you may have to trim the video using Instagram’s native video editing features. They are simple to use. Sometimes, trimming only one second of the video can help you get the issue fixed.

Note that Instagram has set rules regarding the ideal video size and dimensions. The platform accepts videos of 1080 x 608 pixels to 1080 x 1350 pixels. Another important thing to note is that you can upload a 3-minute long video on the carousel. It should be 1-second minimum and a maximum of 3 minutes. Besides, the total file size of the video must not go beyond 4 GB. Lastly, the videos must be played for 30 frames per second.

Not only for the videos, but Instagram has set guidelines for the carousel posts as well. So, make sure you check Instagram’s video and post dimension requirements before you upload anything on the platform.

2. Switch Codec to H.265

If the above method doesn’t fix the issue, you can try switching the code from H.264 to H.265. Any video editing software can help you get the video converted into H.265 format easily. Basically, it is a video format.

Instagram accepts H.265 code when it comes to videos. So, if you are getting an error while uploading videos in the carousel format, it is probably because you have not switched the code yet. Try switching the code from H.264 to H.265 to see if the error resolves. You can use any free video editing or video converter tool. Once you are done with the code conversion, head back to Instagram and upload your video once again to see if it works.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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