iOS 15 Instagram Would Like to Access Your Photos on iPhone Error Popup Fixed

Last Updated on Oct 13, 2021

In this article, I’ll be talking about the latest iOS 15 Update and the upturn in its Privacy Features. I assume you’re troubled by Instagram would like to access your photos on iPhone every time while launching the Instagram App. Well, to be clear, it’s not an error, but a Privacy Settings introduced in the iOS 15 to let you control the Photos App and photos. Let me take an example, earlier, and we had only two options, whether to Allow Instagram to Access Photos App and Don’t Allow Instagram to Access Photos App on your iPhone 13 lineup, iPhone 12 lineup, iPhone 11(11 Pro), 11 Pro Max, iPhone XR, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8(8 Plus), iPhone 7(7 Plus), iPhone 6S(6S Plus), iPhone Se, iPad.

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iOS 14 adds one more feature that permits you to pick the photos from the Photos app you would like to use in the Instagram App. Back to the issue, to eliminate the Instagram would like to access your photos on iPhone error, you have to make a selection between Selected Photos and All Photos, decide which is best fit for you, and jump to the stepwise guide mentioned below. The following method applies to all applications.

Fix Instagram Would Like to Access Your Photos on iPhone Error

Allow Instagram to Access All the Photos [Turn off Popup]

Every time Instagram Asking to Select Photos with an annoying popup. Let’s see Stop asking or Manage this privacy setting. While this is an old traditional method, which doesn’t need any extra labor, grant access to all the photos to prevent the popup from appearing on the app.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Scroll to Privacy Settings.
Privacy Settings on iPhone in iOS 14 Update
Privacy Settings on iPhone in iOS 14 Update
  • Now, Tap on Photos > Scroll to list of app and Find Instagram app.
  • Photos in Privacy Settings on iPhone
    Photos in Privacy Settings on iPhone
  • Now, Here you can select All Photos, To allow access to all photos to the Instagram app just like before. after that Instagram never asks to select photos and Don’t see a popup on the screen.
  • Instagram Photos Privacy Settings on iPhone
    Instagram Photos Privacy Settings on iPhone
  • That’s it. Alternate steps are below.
  • Or

    1. Go to the Settings App.
    2. Swipe down and tap Instagram.
    3. Tap Photos.
    4. Select All Photos, under the section “Allow Photos Access”.

    Keep the Photo Privacy for the Instagram app and Allow limited photos access to the Instagram app.

    Choose the Photos That You Would Like to Access in the Instagram App

    Rather than granting Instagram full access to photo libraries, you can now pick the pictures and videos, and later Instagram will only be allowed to use those photos. However, it might be tedious for you because you have to add or remove Edit Selected Photos to update the list every time.

    1. Navigate to the Settings
    2. Go to Privacy.
    3. Tap on Photos
    4. Locate the Instagram app.
    5. Hit Selected Photos.
    Allow Selected Photos to Snapchat iPhone app
    Allow Selected Photos to Snapchat iPhone app.
  • Once you go with the Selected Photos option, you’ll be asked to choose the photos from the Photos app, that you want to access from the Instagram app.
  • Find and select the photos, tap Done.
  • To Add or Remove Photos from the selected photos, tap Edit Selected Photos.
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