Instagram is a social platform that allows users to register without stress, whether through the application or the web. It can be used on android, iOS, or a PC. As seamless as creating an account on Instagram can be, some people face unique challenges that stem from several factors.

Short answer: Although Instagram supports the creation of multiple accounts, notifications such as “Sign up blocked” or “Keep trying” may appear when you try to create another account. When you receive such messages, there is a good chance that you have been blocked from opening another account.

A common mistake that most users make when they want to open another account on Instagram is to use a phone number or email linked to another Instagram account. This is one of the many reasons why Instagram may block you from creating an account.

As we mentioned before, several factors can cause Instagram to block your attempt to create an account. We will briefly discuss the possible aspects and how to solve the problem.

Why Instagram Won’t Allow You To Create Another Account

Bad Internet Connection

This is the first thing you should check when you are unable to create an account on Instagram. Poor internet connection is a major cause of not being able to create an account, especially when you get the “Try again” notification.

If you are lucky, you will be informed that you have no internet or the application could not connect to the internet.

Instagram’s servers are down

Instagram’s servers are processing your account request. This means that your request will not be granted when the servers are unavailable.

When Instagram servers are unavailable, it may be due to ongoing maintenance or Instagram servers not accepting the creation of new accounts. This means that you will have to wait for the problem to be resolved before trying again.

Your Instagram needs to be updated

If your version of Instagram is not up to date, communication with Instagram’s servers will not be effective. Therefore, you will not be able to create a new account.

However, this is not always a good enough reason to be blocked from creating an account if you have only missed a few updates. This will only be sufficient if you haven’t updated for several months or years.

You have exceeded the account creation limit

Of course, Instagram allows the creation of multiple accounts, but that does not mean that you have to go ahead and open a dozen Instagram accounts. Even though Instagram has given this freedom, there are limits, and the limit is five accounts. Once you have opened up to five Instagram accounts, you will not be allowed to create any more.

If you try to play it smart and find a roundabout way to create the sixth account, you won’t like the consequences when your IP will report you to Instagram. This will cause your IP address to be blocked.

Your phone number is blocked

Suppose the phone number you tried to use has already been used for another Instagram account. You will not have access to create another account with such a phone number.

It will not matter if you use several e-mail addresses. As long as the number is already used by other accounts, creating a new account on Instagram is next to impossible.

An IP address has been blocked

If you carry out illegal activities on your Instagram account, your account will be blocked once Instagram detects it. A significant cause of IP address blocking is the creation of multiple accounts with the same IP address.

In addition, performing specific actions, such as liking and commenting repeatedly within a short period of time, may block your IP address.

Email address is blocked or used on another account

Instagram allows you to use one email address for one account only. Suppose you are using an email address that is already in use on another account. In this case, you will be notified by Instagram that another account is using this email address. In such a scenario, you have no choice but to use another email address.

As for the blocked email address, some email service providers are blocked on Instagram. As soon as such a service is detected, you will not be allowed to open a new account on Instagram.

Unfortunately, if this is your case, you will not be notified that your service provider is blocked.

How to fix Instagram crashing issues

Check your internet connection and fix it

Let’s start from the beginning! If you are unable to create a new account, check your internet connection! We shout it because we want it to stick.

Imagine fighting through thick and thin to solve a registration blocking problem and discovering that your Internet connection is the culprit. We don’t want that to happen; that’s why you should always check if your internet connection is working or not.

How to check? Go to your browser and try visiting a few websites. If none of them load, it means your network is bad. Try using another network.

Close Instagram and restart your phone

If your internet connection is not the bad guy, you need to close Instagram and press the power button for your phone to restart. Once you are done, you can try again to create a new account on Instagram. Hopefully it will work this time.

Check that Instagram’s servers are not down

Let’s assume that Instagram’s servers downtime happens to be the problem. In this case, there is nothing you can do to create a new account successfully.

To find out if Instagram servers are unavailable, you should ask those around you if they are having trouble using the Instagram app. If so, you’ll have to wait for Instagram to fix the issues they’re having before you can create a new account. This may take a few minutes or even a few hours.

Change your IP address

Creating another Instagram account with a blocked IP address is impossible. You can jump in and try, don’t say we didn’t warn you. If your IP is blocked, you can change it by using a VPN or changing your ISP. A new service provider will give you a new IP.

Use a browser

When you use the Instagram application, your activities may be tracked, which may lead to blocking. If you happen to get stuck, just open Instagram with a browser and try creating the account again. If you can’t, it means your app has been blocked.

Fix Instagram

You may need to install updates to fix bugs that may be interfering. You should also clear the app cache. They have a reputation for corrupting apps. Also, you may need to uninstall your Instagram app and clear all associated data before reinstalling it.

Contact Instagram Support Team

If all other measures don’t work, here is your last resort. Since you have violated Instagram’s rules, their support team can help you with any issues you encounter while using the app.

You must send them a ticket and inform them that you have been blocked from creating a new account. You may need to provide your email address or phone number to start the process.


We have come to the end of this guide. By now, you should already be a pro at fixing blocking issues with creating a new account. Before any other troubleshooting process, check your internet connection first when you are having trouble creating a new account for the umpteenth time.