There are few things more frustrating than forgetting your login details.” And there are few things more unsettling than having reason to believe your account has been compromised.
It’s reassuring that the process of changing or resetting your password on Instagram is simple.
If you’re concerned about the security of your account, you can set up two-factor authentication in addition to changing your password on Instagram. You’ll be required to authenticate yourself on a second device if you want to log into your account.
According to Instagram’s Help Center, this is how to change or reset your Instagram password on iPhone and Android.
How to Reset Your Instagram Password?
If You’ve Already Logged in To Instagram, Here’s How To Reset Your Password.
Select “Settings” from the menu at the top of your profile page. Go to “Security” Click on “password.” Both your old password and the new one will need to be entered.
If You’ve Forgotten Your Instagram Password, Here’s How To Get It Back.
Enter your username and password on the Instagram app’s login page. Go to “Get help logging in” if you’re using an Android device. Tap “Forgot password” if you’re using an iPhone.
You will be able to reset your password by entering your username, email address, or phone number.
In order to reset your account, Instagram will send a link to the linked email address.
If you can’t remember your password, you can use Facebook to log into Instagram on Android.
To reset your Instagram password, you must have access to the recovery email, phone number, or Facebook account linked to your account.
The Instagram Help Center page states, “Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide you access to the account if you can’t access the email account you registered with and didn’t link your Instagram and Facebook accounts.”
Resetting Your Password Using Your Email Address, Phone Number, or Facebook Account
To reset your password, first, open the Instagram app. From there:
Instagram app for Android:
- On the login screen, tap Get help logging in below login.
- Enter your username, email address, or phone number, or tap Log in with Facebook.
- Tap Next and follow the on-screen instructions.
Instagram app for iPhone:
- On the login screen, tap Forgotten password above login.
- Tap Username or Phone number.
- Enter your email address, username, or phone number, then tap Next.
Learn more about what you can do if you don’t know your username.