This unpleasant situation of having to recover a password can happen to anyone. And it can be dealt with quickly and easily. Provided that you remember at least some of the data that you provided when registering your profile and you still have access to it. Otherwise, you will have to create a new page. These are the rules of the social network that guarantee the security of personal data. But let's not be sad. Let's talk about how we can solve the problem. The app offers three ways. We will give detailed step-by-step instructions for each of them.
How to restore Instagram through your phone number if you forget your password
This method works if you entered your phone in the settings when registering. Go to mobile. Under the "Log in" button, click "Login Help," and enter your username in the next step.
Choose a way to receive a text message and wait for a six-digit code or link. Data come in a matter of minutes. If you have not received them, make a request again from the same page. Enter the numbers or go to the suggested URL and follow the suggested instructions. In a minute, you will have access to the blog again.
It happens that the confirmation message never arrived. This can happen for two reasons:
- Server load. Waiting only helps - usually the problem is resolved within 10-15 minutes.
- The number was added to another profile upon registration. In this case, you will not be able to use it to log in.
To reset your password from your computer, go to Instagram and, under the "Log in" button, go to the "Forgot your password?" page, type your number, and follow the instructions offered by the app again.
Recovery of Instagram password via email and Facebook profile
This algorithm is little different from the previous one. On your PC, open the site, click on "Forgot your password?" and enter the address to which the blog was linked.
Look in the mail and the letter usually arrives quickly. Click on Reset Password and create a new one. Perhaps the app will ask you to confirm your login. You will receive the code by email.
How to do it in the mobile version
Go to the app. If you are restoring the second page, open the drop-down list in the top left corner and click Add Account. Tap "Help with login." In the next step, enter your email or username. Select "Send an email," open it, and follow the instructions.
What to do if you don't remember your e-mail credentials
You can contact your email service provider and try to gain access. If that's not possible, try filling out a support request on Instagram. To do this, click on "Need more help?" in the process of resetting your password. Complete the questionnaire by entering your preferred e-mail address. This method is also useful if you think you have been hacked or blocked.
How to restore your Instagram password via Facebook
This can only be done through a mobile app and if you have connected accounts on these social networks. Tap "Login Help," enter your username, and select "Login via Facebook." You will be taken to a page where you need to come up with a new code.
We have listed all the ways you can access your blog again. To avoid such problems in the future, make your profile more convenient. Go to Settings. Six or three dots in the top right corner.
Find "Linked Accounts" and connect to Facebook.
In Two-Factor Authentication, move the slider to the right and add a phone number. Choose your country code and wait for the six-digit confirmation code.
Under "Edit Profile," scroll to "Personal Information" and update your email address if it is out of date. After these steps, it won't take long to recover a forgotten password.