If you are an active Instagram user, you’d be well aware of the importance of the quality of photos you upload to this platform. But many users complain that iPhone reduces quality of their photos automatically when they upload it. iPhone camera is superb. And when you take a photo with an iPhone camera and upload it to other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, the quality remains the same. But poor photo quality Instagram seems to be a problem in iPhones because photo size and quality is reduced by the device in order to optimize storage. There are several ways to fix photo quality reduced in iPhone problem.
Fix Instagram Keeps Reducing Quality of Photos in iPhone
1- Go to Settings and head over to Photos & Camera settings. Make sure that the option titled “Optimize iPhone Storage” is unchecked. If this option is checked, your iPhone will upload poor quality photos on Instagram. For some users, this option won’t be visible without iCloud Photo Library.
2- In 2015, Instagram announced that it had rolled out a special algorithm to accommodate 1080×1080 images. The company said that higher pixel photos will retain their quality, and file sizes will remain the same. But several tests showed that Instagram was allocating more file size to photos after the update. It’s just impossible to create a balance between quality and file size.
3- If you are exporting your photos from DSLR and want to upload them to Instagram while retaining their original quality, you’ll have to edit your photos for Instagram. Make sure your photo doesn’t cross 1080 pixels because that’s the maximum resolution that Instagram allows. Any photo bigger than this size would be ruined by Instagram’s algorithms. You can edit your photos and resize them to 1080p using any photo editor like Photoshop or GIMP.
4- In order to stop Instagram from making your photo quality poor and reducing quality of photos, always transfer your photos to from your camera or computer via Google Drive, or email or USB drives. Never use Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, because these apps compress photos before sending them.
5- If nothing works for you, and Instagram still reduces your photos quality, you should upload photos to Instagram from web. Instagram maintains a perfect quality of photos when you upload them from your web. You can use Android emulator to use Instagram from your computer. I explained how to use Instagram from your computer in this detailed guide.