Forgot your login information? In this article, we will tell you how to recover your Instagram password – via smartphone and PC. All methods work in 2020. If you follow the instructions, you will regain access to the “lost” profile in 3-4 minutes.
The methods described in this article will not help you find out the old password. But you can quickly change your password, even if you forgot the old combination of numbers and symbols.
At the end of the article there is a “One Line” section where we will answer the most frequently asked questions.
How to recover Instagram password: basic ways
First, let’s look at the main ways to recover a password on Instagram: in the web version on a computer and in a mobile application. All recommendations will be in the format of step-by-step instructions: just follow all the steps described below to regain access to your account.
Important: In this section, we will look at password reset methods that work without Facebook.
Application on the phone
First, let’s recover the password from the Instagram account on the phone. The instructions are relevant for smartphones on Android and iOS.
Open the application and on the first screen – where you need to specify your username and password – click “Forgot your password?”.
Select a recovery method: username – a recovery email will be sent to the e-mail associated with the profile; phone – an SMS with a short code will be sent to the specified phone number.
Important: You must specify the number that is associated with the account. Otherwise, choose recovery via login or mail.
Enter your personal information and click Next.
Now go to the mail – via computer or phone. Open the email that came from Instagram. Click the “Login as @ your_login” button.
A page will open where you need to enter a new password 2 times.
If you forgot your password, but it is saved in your smartphone, then you will immediately go to your account, without entering new combinations.
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Web version on a computer
Now let’s learn how to reset the password in the web version of Instagram. Open the official social networking site on your computer. On the main page – where the login and password entry window is located – click “Forgot your password?”
A section will open where you need to enter the user’s name – nickname, not first and last name – phone or email address.
Enter the required information and click the “Get Login Link” button. An email will be sent to the email to which the Instagram account is linked. Inside the email is a link to reset your password.
Open the email and click the “Reset Password” button.
Now you need to change the old password to the new one. In the “New password” and “New password confirmation” fields, enter a complex combination of numbers and letters. The minimum number of characters is 6. Remember to save your new password.
Recover password via Facebook
Let’s simulate the situation: you forgot your email address, and the phone associated with your account does not work. Or you did not specify your number at all in the settings. How to recover a password without email and phone number? Integration with Facebook will help us here.
If you linked your Instagram account to Facebook, follow these steps:
- On the login page, click “Login with Facebook”.
- Next – enter your username and password for your account for authorization.
- Done, now you are logged into your Instagram- account via profile in FB. You didn’t need mail or phone number.
One line: answers to frequently asked questions
In this section, we will briefly answer the most frequently asked questions about password recovery on Instagram.
Question: How to delete a page on Instagram if I forgot my password?
Answer: There is only one solution here – first restore access to the profile, and then delete the page. You can write to technical support and ask them to delete their account. But, most likely, they will ask you to confirm that you are the real owner of the page.
Question: How do I find my login?
Answer: If, along with the password, you forgot your login, there are several options for solving the problem. First – enter your phone number or email address when restoring access; second – go to the profile of friends who are subscribed to your account and see your username.
Question: The account was stolen, how to restore access?
Answer: We recommend writing to technical support here. Please describe your situation in detail.