How to Reset or Change Your Instagram Password

If you feel like your Instagram password is at risk or you’ve simply forgotten it, this guide is for you.

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Whether you’ve forgotten your Instagram password or want to change it, you can do both on the app. As long as you have access to some account-specific information, you’ll have no problems fixing your Instagram password problems.

Here’s how you can reset or change your Instagram password using the app.

How to Reset Your Instagram Password

Resetting your password means you’ve probably forgotten it and are having trouble logging back into your account.

Luckily, you can reset your password altogether without needing to log into Instagram. You’ll either need access to the email associated with your Instagram account, the linked phone number, or your linked Facebook account.

The process will differ slightly depending on if you’re using an iOS or Android device, but neither require you to log in to reset your password.

Reset Your Instagram Password Using an iPhone

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  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Select Forgot Password.
  3. Choose how you want to reset your password.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Instagram will guide you through the process of getting to the new password screen. Once there, enter your new password and make sure you choose a secure one.

How Do I Change My Instagram Password?

If you still remember your password but are worried about a potential hack on your Instagram account, you can change it in the Instagram settings.

Both Android and iOS devices follow the same process to change your Instagram password.

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Select your profile icon.
  4. Tap on the Menu icon.
  5. Click Settings > Security > Password.

Enter your old password at the top. Afterwards, you’ll need to enter your new password twice for confirmation. Tap Save and Instagram will update your password.

If you feel that there was the potential for your old password to be stolen, you can add two-factor authentication to increase your security.

The first factor of authentication is the email address and password you enter when logging into the app.

The second is an additional line of security that makes it harder for hackers to access your personal data, such as your phone number.

When you try and log in and have your number as an added layer of security, Instagram will send you a verification code. Only when you enter the code will you gain access to your account.

Resetting and Changing Your Instagram Password

You can reset your password by asking Instagram to send a change of password notification to either your phone, email, or linked Facebook account. Changing your password on Instagram, meanwhile, can be done inside the app settings after logging in.

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