Simply telling you to ‘keep trying’ is frustrating and doesn’t help in any way as the error usually persists. This error is common if you have created many accounts using the same device or you have added many accounts using the same app.


Signup blocked


Common Errors

Sign up Blocked…Sorry, you can’t create a new account right now

This is one of the many frustrating errors you might come across when you try to sign up for an Instagram account on both Android and IOS.

Another common error is:

Sorry we couldn’t register you. Please confirm you have an internet connection and try again in a moment.

Why does Instagram block you from signing up?

Instagram uses this feature to make sure you don’t open many accounts that you might use to spam other users.

Another reason is that you might be using the app behind a VPN. If this is the case, Instagram might block you due to “suspicious activity” on your phone. Uninstalling the app and installing it again might work for you. If this is the case, you can also log in to another person’s smartphone and see whether you can log in or not.

You might also have been IP banned from Instagram for whatever reason.

One piece of advice out there is to clear the cookies on the phone and try to register another account. But this won’t work, and you still will have the error message.


To fix this issue, you can try the following steps

  1. Delete all Instagram related third-party apps from your phone.
  2. Go to your Instagram sign up page on a computer or laptop.
  3. Create an account the same way you do on your smartphone. Use the same credentials to sign into your app, and it will work fine.


Removing a VPN

The error also comes into play when you are using a proxy or VPN on your phone.

You can detect the VPN by checking out the IPs that are detected on the phone. You can do this using various tools including When you detect this, you need to understand what apps are bringing this error. If you used a proxy, you need to remove it completely from the smartphone.

If you have ever used your smartphone to play games, then you might have used third party software. This software usually comes with proxies attached. Uninstall the software and try again to see whether the error persists or not. If it does, try the other options in this article.