After purchasing a new smartphone, you have downloaded all the apps you used on your previous mobile phone but, alas, something is not going exactly right, at least not as far as Instagram is concerned. In fact, you can't remember the password to access your account and even all your attempts to retrieve it have failed. That's the way it is, isn't it? Then let me tell you that you've come to the right place at the right time!
With this guide, in fact, I will explain how to recover your Instagram password by listing all the solutions available to you. In addition to giving you the necessary instructions to set up a new access key to your account using your email address or phone number, you will also find the detailed procedure to access your Instagram profile again without the data in question. Also, if you're worried that your password has been discovered by someone with malicious intent, I'll tell you how to fix it and secure your account.
If you agree and can't wait to learn more, don't delay any longer and go deeper into the topic. Come on: make yourself comfortable, take five minutes off and read the next few lines. I assure you that, by carefully following the instructions I am about to give you and trying to put them into practice, you will be able to set a new password for your account and access Instagram again. Enjoy your reading!
How to recover forgotten Instagram password
If you have forgotten your password to access your Instagram account, you will be happy to know that you can both access your account without a key and then modify it in your profile settings and start the procedure to set a new one. Here, then, are all the indications to recover your Instagram password.
How to recover your Instagram password with email
To recover a forgotten Instagram password, you can start the recovery procedure using your email address, either from smartphone or computer.
In the first case, launch the Instagram app for Android or iPhone devices and, on the login screen, click on the Forgotten password? Now, select the Username tab, enter your email address in the Username or email field and press the Next button, so that you will receive an email from Instagram.
After that, go to your inbox, locate the email in question and tap on the Reset your Instagram password. In the new screen that appears, enter the new access key to use in the New password and New password confirmation fields and tap on the Reset password button, to complete the recovery of your password and log back into your account.
It will be useful to know that you can also access your account directly without setting a new password. To do so, press the Login button without a password visible inside the email sent by Instagram and you're done.
If you prefer to proceed from your computer, you should know that the procedure is almost identical. To proceed, go to the official Instagram website and click on the Forgot your password? Enter your email address in the Email, phone or username field and press the Send login link button to receive an email from Instagram.
At this point, all you have to do is log in to your inbox, locate the email sent by Instagram and click on the Reset password button, to set a new access key for your Instagram account.
How to recover your Instagram password without email
I beg your pardon? Would you like to recover your Instagram password without email? If so, the only solution at your disposal is to access your account without a password using your phone number (provided that you have previously added it to your account and completed the verification), change the email address associated with the account and start the procedure to change the password.
To proceed, launch the Instagram app, click on the Forgot Password option? option, select the Phone option, enter your phone number in the appropriate field and tap the Next button to receive an SMS containing a link to re-access your account.
Then, on the link in question, to access your Instagram account without a password, tap on the little man icon located in the menu below, click on the Edit profile button and locate the Private information section, to view the email address associated with your account.
If you still have access to this email address, you can proceed to change your Instagram account password. If, on the other hand, you no longer have access to the mailbox in question, click on Email, enter a new email address in the appropriate field and tap on the Finish button, then access your new mailbox, locate the email sent by Instagram and click on the Confirm email address button contained within it, to verify your identity and confirm your email address.
At this point, tap on the ☰ button in the top right corner, choose Settings from the menu that appears and click on the Security and Password options. Then select the Forgotten Password? item and follow the instructions I gave you in the previous paragraphs to recover your Instagram password by email.
If, on the other hand, you want to proceed from your computer, you must know that the above procedure works using the Instagram application for Windows 10 but not from a browser. In the latter case, you can follow the instructions to recover your Instagram password with phone number.
How to recover your Instagram password with phone number
If you don't remember either the email address associated with your Instagram account or your username, you can recover your Instagram password with your phone number, provided you have previously added it to your account and completed the verification.
To proceed, however, you need to use the browser installed on your device: this procedure, in fact, is not possible from the Instagram app for smartphones and tablets.
That said, start the browser you usually use to surf the Internet (e.g. Chrome on Android or Safari on iPhone), connect to the main page of Instagram, tap on the Login button and select the Forgot your password?
In the new screen that appears, enter your phone number in the Email, phone or username field and tap the Send login link button to receive an SMS containing a link to set a new password. Then, on the link in question, enter your new password to use in the New password and New password confirmation fields, tap on the Reset password button and you're done.
The instructions I have just given you are valid even if you prefer to access Instagram with your phone number from your computer.
How to recover your Instagram password without email and number
If you're wondering if it's possible to recover your Instagram password without email and number, the answer is yes, as long as you've registered with the famous photo social network using your Facebook account or have previously connected the two social networks.
Then, if you're wondering how to recover your Instagram password with Facebook, all you need to do is launch the social network app or log in to the official Instagram website and tap on the Sign in with Facebook and Continue as [name] buttons to access Instagram without a password.
At this point, click on the little man icon, choose the Edit profile option and, in the Private information section, enter a new email address or phone number to associate with your account. This way, you can recover your Instagram password with email or recover your password with phone number.
I beg your pardon? Have you never logged in to Instagram with Facebook? In this case, the only solution available to you is to try to access your email inbox again. In this regard, you may find my guides on how to recover your email password and how to discover your email password useful.
How to recover stolen Instagram password
If you're worried that someone has your Instagram password and you still have access to your account, launch the photo social network app, click on the little man icon, to access your profile screen, tap on the ☰ button and select the Settings option.
Now, click on the Security and Password items, enter your current password in the appropriate field, type a new access key in the New password and Verify password fields and tap on the Save button to save your changes and change your Instagram account password.
Once this is done, go back to your Account Settings, select Security and tap on the Login Activities option to disconnect all devices connected to your account. Finally, in the Security section, tap on the option to enable two-factor authentication and further protect your account. In this regard, you may find my guide on how not to get hacked on Instagram useful.
If, however, you no longer have access to your account because whoever stole your password has already changed your login credentials, you can request assistance from Instagram and try to recover your account. If you have an Android device, tap on the Get support with login, enter the username or phone number associated with your Instagram account and press the Next button.
After that, choose the option Do you need further assistance? Tap on the My account has been hacked, enter more details in the appropriate field and press the Send request button to submit your report.
If you use an iPhone, on the login screen of Instagram, tap on the Forgotten password? and need further assistance? and select the item I can't access this email address or phone number. On the new screen that appears, tap on the My account has been hacked, enter any additional information in the More details field and tap the Request assistance button to submit your report.