Fix : The Audio Track in Your Reel is No Longer Available

I have faced the “the audio track in your reel is no longer available” problem on Instagram many times. But I was not the only one. 

When I was searching for the solutions to the problem, I found out that many other people are also encountering this issue, and some of them don’t know how to get rid of it. 

Are you also at the stage where adding an audio track to your content has become difficult because Instagram is not letting you do so? 

Are you wondering why? Are you thinking about how to solve this issue? 

If so, continue reading because I’m gonna answer both these questions. 

Quick Answer – You can update Instagram and your device’s software, restart your device, relogin, reopen the app, wait, change the audio, clear cache, use your own audio, switch to creator’s account or report the problem to Instagram.

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Why is Instagram showing “the audio track in your reel is no longer available?” 

The rundown of possible problems that are making Instagram show you this pop-up is – 

  • Technical glitches.
  • Outdated version of Instagram.
    • If you are able to use Instagram through and are not facing any issues there, you can blame the outdated software version. 
  • Mobile’s software is causing the error.
    • We can’t exactly find out if the outdated version of the software is the reason. So, it would be best if you updated the software version. The “audio track no longer available” problem will automatically sort after updating (if this would be the cause). 
  • Technical issues in mobile.
    •  There is no direct way to know that it is the cause. Though, if other apps are also not running smoothly, you can blame it for the Instagram issue, too. 
  • instagram’s server is acting out. 
    • You can use or X to determine if other people are going through the same issue. If they are, you can consider the server is acting up. 
  • The audio track you’re trying to use is not available. It is removed by the uploader. 
  • Instagram might not let you do so because it is against community guidelines.
  • The cache is corrupted.
    • If you have not cleared it for a long time, you can consider it the cause. 

So these are the possible causes and ways to know the issue. Now, let’s talk about the solutions – 

How to solve the “the audio track in your reel is no longer available” issue? 

First of all, try to find what is causing you the problem, and if you don’t want to do that, you can directly follow all the solutions given below. 

Though it will take some of your time in the end, it all will be worth it because you’ll then be able to add the audio track to your content. 

Let’s get started with the guide now – 

# Update the app (If the app is outdated) 

  • Open the Google Play Store/App Store as per your device.
Open google play store.
  • Search for “Instagram.”
Tap on search bar. Type Instagram there.
  • Hit the update option.
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# Update Device’s Software ( In case the device software is outdated) 

On Android – 

  • Open settings by hitting the settings icon on your phone.
  • Scroll down until you see the “device software” or “system update” option.
Go to the system update option in settings
  • Tap on it and process further by updating it.

On iOS – 

  • Open settings and then head on to general. 
go to general
  • Go to the software option there.
  • Update. 

# Use (In case Instagram is outdated)

  • Go to Google or whichever search engine you use. Search for Instagram.
  • Click on login.
Screenshot for Click on login.
  • Enter your credentials, and then use the platform from there. 

⭐ Hide the app on your device first because if you don’t do this, Google will automatically direct you to the app. 

# Restart the app (if there is any technical glitch in the device)

There is no direct option of restarting iOS. So, the steps for Android and iOS will be different.

On iOS 

  • First of all, activate Siri on your device by moving on the settings.
  • Then, ask Siri to restart your device.
  • Lastly, confirm that you want to restart by clicking on the restart option or commanding Siri.

On Android 

  • Press down the power key of your device for a bit. Tap on the “restart” option.
Click on restart.

# Re-open the app

Re-opening the app often helps in sorting the common issues. Here’s what you need to do – 

  • Close the app.
  • Remove it from the background apps.
  • Wait a bit.
  • Open it again. 

# Login again

Re-logging it sounds a bit weird. Many of you might be thinking about how it can solve the issue, but trust me, it really is helpful. It has even helped me many times. 

Here’s how you can do it – 

  • Clack on the hamburger icon in the profile section.
hamburger icon
  • Select “settings and privacy” if you have an Android device and tap “settings” for iOS.
screesnhot for Touch the settings and privacy option.
  •  Scroll down until the end because the log-out option is available. Tap on it.
tap on logout option to logout your instagam account
  • Confirm that you wanna log out.
tap on logout option for the confirmation

# Clear Cache (in case of corrupted cache)

  • Tap on the Instagram icon for a bit.
Screenshot for Tap on the Instagram icon for a bit.
  • Select app info.
tap on app info
  •  Go to storage and usage.
 Smash the "storage and cache" option. 
  • Select clear cache, and voila..! It’s done.
 Screenshot for Clear cache by tapping on the clear cache option. 

⭐ You don’t get the option of clearing the cache on iOS. 

# Replace the audio

  • Click “replace audio” from the muted reel.
  • Choose the audio you want to use and then select the part.
  • Tap on done. 

⭐ Instagram only allows you to replace the audio once, so choose wisely. 

# Use your own audio

You can use your own audio for your Instagram reels to avoid the non-copyrighted music reels. 

For this, you can directly record the reel with your sound. 

# Switch to the creator’s account

  • Go to the settings of your Instagram account.
  • Navigate to “account type and tools.”
Tap on the 'Account type and tools' option.
  • Hit on the switch to the creator account and then follow the given instructions.

# Hold up 

If the server is acting out or there is any technical glitch you cannot get rid of even after updating the app, restarting it, and following other solutions, the only option you have is to hold up until it gets solved on its own. 

# Report to Instagram

Reporting to Instagram proves amazingly beneficial because the Instagram support team tries its best to sort out every issue you write to them. 

Here’s the process for reporting – 

  • Snap on the hamburger icon.
hamburger icon
  • Click settings and privacy.
screesnhot for Touch the settings and privacy option.
  • Find help.
  • Select “report a problem.”
Report a problem
  • Choose the method you want to report through and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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Related questions – 

Why is audio no longer available for reels?

There can be several reasons for the audio being not available. One of them is copyright infringement. If you use any copyrighted music without permission, Instagram will not let you use it. 

Which is the best solution to solve the audio track problem on Instagram? 

Well, the solution totally depends on the reason. Firstly, try to find the cause and then follow up. 

But if you are unable to find the cause, too, you can try each solution mentioned above. It won’t cause any harm. 

Final words

The biggest reason behind Instagram not letting you add audio tracks is its unavailability. To solve it, you can try adding another sound. 

Another issue is technical glitches; I’ve mentioned all the pertinent solutions to sort it out from my experience. 

So be relaxed and start your journey to add a sound track easily.

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Akshita Dahiya

Akshata Dahiya is a Author at howpremium, having a degree in Computer Science, Technical Writer. She is passionate about instagram and have experienced on it and expertise to solve your issue on Instagram.

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