How to Clean Up and Reset Your Instagram Explore Page

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Instagram users often find themselves surrounded by irrelevant content on their Explore page. While there isn’t a single switch to reset this, there are methods to help tailor the content you see. Here’s how to clean up and reset your Instagram Explore page, following the guidance from Howfinity’s YouTube channel.

Step 1: Clear Your Search History

  1. Go to Your Profile: First, navigate to your profile by clicking on the profile icon.
  2. Access Settings: Tap the three lines on the top right, and then select ‘Settings’.
  3. Clear Search History: Inside settings, go to ‘Security’, and then tap ‘Clear search history’. Clear all, and you should see ‘No search history’.

Clearing your search history is the first part of a three-step process, and while it doesn’t completely reset your Explore page, it plays a crucial role.

Step 2: Unlike Old Posts

  1. Go to Account Settings: From ‘Settings’, navigate to the ‘Account’ tab.
  2. Find Liked Posts: Here, you’ll find a page showing all posts you’ve liked.
  3. Unlike Posts: Go to each post and take back your like by tapping on the heart.

By unliking posts that are no longer relevant to you, you retrain Instagram’s algorithm, showing it what doesn’t interest you anymore.

Step 3: Train the Algorithm

  1. Go to Explore Page: Head over to the Explore page by clicking on the search icon.
  2. Like or Dislike Posts: Tap on posts you like to double-tap and give a like, or if you don’t like something, press the three dots on a post and select ‘Not Interested’.

Training the algorithm by expressing your preferences can take a few days or even a couple of weeks, but it’s essential for tailoring your Instagram experience.

Resources Used

  • Instagram’s Security Settings: Helps in clearing search history.
  • Account Tab: Useful to find and unlike previously liked posts.
  • Explore Page: The area where you can retrain the Instagram algorithm.


These three steps allow you to reset and tailor the Instagram Explore page to your preferences. It might not be a quick reset button, but with patience and consistency, it works to provide you a more relevant browsing experience.