Latest Instagram Update Breaks Support for iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max Screens

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Multiple reports are coming in that Instagram has lost support for iPhone XR and XS Max screen resolutions in the latest update to its iOS app.

    The issue has been highlighted on Reddit and Twitter after Instagram users updated to the latest version (75.0), which was pushed to the App Store on Wednesday.

    Instagram v74.0 (left) versus v75.0 (Image via @Wsig)

    The resulting effect is that the Instagram interface looks as if it's been zoomed in, leading users to complain about blown out images, fuzzy text, abnormal spacing of icons and other graphical elements.

    The issue isn't turning up for iPhone XS users who have updated the app, presumably because it shares the same resolution as the 2017 iPhone X. Instagram added support for the new iPhone XR and XS Max screen resolutions in October.

    This is almost certainly an accident on Instagram's part, so it's likely to be fixed in the next update. iPhone XR and XS Max users who are experiencing the issue are advised to hold tight, and anyone who hasn't updated to v75.0 should probably wait until the next version is released.

    We've reached out to Instagram to find out when that might be and will update this article if we learn more.


    Article Link: Latest Instagram Update Breaks Support for iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max Screens
  2. dan9700 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2015
    Facebook company suck all there apps arnt optimized
  3. allenvanhellen macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2015
    There are lots of apps that still aren’t even displaying correctly on the X. Even Safari browsing Reddit often obscures the next button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Enclavean macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2018
    How do you screw up so badly that you basically push an old version as an update?
  5. martyjmclean macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    I miss when Instagram was a "iPhone-only-and-not-Facebook-owned-spyware" app. :(
  6. matt_and_187_like_this macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2015
    Well, thats it. Christmas is officially ruined.
  7. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    I noticed this instantly and tried to see if there was an option in settings to change it.

  8. GCHASE1995 macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2015
  9. nortonandreev macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2016
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Ye, it’s really annoying. What’s more, I dunno what’s happening with the new Messenger look...
  10. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Gainesville, Fl
    Probably a good idea.
  11. Pepe4life macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2018
    Is there a more toxic company on this planet than Facebook? Zuckerberg is a childish and evil POS.
  12. Zoboomafoo macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2002
    I’m confused. Is the only difference that the fifth bubble is cut off?

    If so, that may very well be intentional. It creates an impression that there’s more to the right and they should interact with the bar to see what else is there. Maybe there’s more than five? The five complete circles in the older version doesn’t communicate that.

    It still could be an accident, but it does create a nice affordance.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 20, 2018 ---
    I was worried people would overreact. Glad I was wrong?
  13. RSmith2023 macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2015
    Atlanta, GA
    I was looking at the pictures and wondering why I didn’t see this glaring horrible problem with resolution, but it seems folks are talking about the app layout? Honestly, I like it as it spreads the icons out a bit more as opposed to having the screen so crowded.

    Just my humble opinion...
  14. tzm41 macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2014
    The difference is that it is now going back to the unoptimized state of using iPhone X's resolution and stretching it to fit the XS Max/XR screens. Since the X screen is smaller you now get lower resolution display and all the elements look enlarged.
  15. jsmith189 macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2014
    While I agree with this:

    THIS made me chuckle.

  16. MonkeyOnYourShoulder macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2018
    The old, rectangular screens were perfectly fine. Now we have a notch that gets in the way of content and so do the overly rounded corners. Design getting in the way of user experience.
  17. jmckinstry macrumors newbie


    Sep 14, 2016
    While it does look weird on the main feed and pages, they fixed the Story upload on my Xs Max. I used to never be able to upload Story videos with good resolution but now I can.
  18. havenyoung macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2013
    Already reported it twice in the app. Hope they fix it before Christmas break.
  19. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Look again (at those pictures, the notch isn't in the way.

    I hope people would stop complaining about the notch, you most likely don't own one so you don't have a clue, not only that, it's a non issue.

    There's not one single thread people not complaining about it, it has become a retarded meme.
  20. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
  21. TheYellowAudi macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2008
    DFW, but could be anywhere on the planet.
    They'd better fix it before Christmas- my wife's about to get a XR & I'm pretty sure she'll explode & die if Insta isn't working properly when the phone syncs up with (presumably) the latest version. (Gotta get those Christmas dinner shots up, y'know!)
  22. kycophpd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2009
    Louisville, Kentucky
    If they are planning on releasing older versions as new, can we go back to the chronological timeline in the next reverse update?? Thanks.
  23. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    According to the article on 9to5, it's not an accident and was intentional because of having to use an older version of Xcode due to a crash for users on iOS 9.

    And I hope people would stop repeating that same nonsense of people who don't like the notch don't own phones with one.
  24. FairlyKors macrumors member


    Jun 21, 2018
    Staines, East London
    Or maybe people (like me) simply find the notch to genuinely compromise performance, and see it as an unnecessary design gimmick.

    Just a screenshot, for instance, requires you to do a little bit of guessing as to what exactly is going to be included. If I’m trying to squeeze a detailed chart or list into one frame before a screenshot, the notch and round corners have made it slightly more complicated than it used to be—and at what benefit? The notch looks like ass, and until pixels are no longer square, rounded corners will simply cut things off unnaturally. Like opening a new tab in Safari using the bottom of the screen. With no definite edge I’ve found that space on the screen overlaping with buttons and and other elements. Safari is left guessing (just like me) as to how it’s going to act. Not the biggest deal, but since it worked better before, it’s just a step backward IMO.

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