How to install Instagram Lite on your Android mobile to have Instagram without Reels, no store, or IGTV

We are going to explain to you how to download Instagram Lite on your Android mobile, an application that has become available in India again. This means that you will not be able to download it from the Google Play application store in Spain, although there are methods to obtain its APK file and install it on your mobile anyway.

It is a light version of Instagram, which offers a clean experience, without artifice and even free of ads. It also removes elements such as Reels, the internal store or IGTV, so that you stay only with basic Instagram and its stories. The idea of ​​Facebook is to extend the app to other countries, but for now we will have to settle for this method.

You must bear in mind that what we are going to do here is download a specific version of Instagram from its APK. This means that you will not receive updates from Instagram Lite, and that you will have to install them by hand as they come out. However, if you are one of those who think that Instagram is trying to cover too much and has too many features, it may be worth it.

How to download Instagram Lite

The first thing you should do is enter this APK Mirror website, where you will see all the versions of the application. Once inside, go down to see the All versions section, where you must click on the most recent version, which is usually the one that will appear at the top.

You will enter a page with information about this specific version. In her, go to the Download box and click on the version code. There are times, that some versions have two or more variants, but in the case of the one that we are going to download today, only one comes out. You may find it difficult to find this part because in APK Mirror there is a lot of advertising, but it is a reliable page.

Now you will get to the last screen, where you have to click on the Download APK button, which should appear to you already between advertising.

A dialog will open in your browser, and you will be asked if you want to download the APK file. It will tell you that these types of files can damage your device, but in the case of what we are downloading it is safe. Click on the OK button to confirm that you want to download it.

Once the download is complete, open the Android notification center. There, you will see the download completed message, and you have to click on the download notification to run the file you downloaded. If you have a file explorer you can also look for it in the downloads folder. When you click on the file, you will have to confirm that you want to install it.

Once you have downloaded the application, you can start using it. You will need to log in with your account, and possibly proceed with two-step identification.

And that’s it, from now on you can start using Instagram Lite. Note that photos will take longer to load, since it does not load so many at the same time to be able to save data. But otherwise, it is the Instagram experience without everything that could be left over.