After "abandoning" Instagram because of your multiple work and family commitments, you decided to return to the famous social photo network. Unfortunately, however, every attempt to access your account has not yielded the desired result and, now, you no longer know where to bang your head to succeed. That's the way it is, isn't it? Then don't worry: if you want, I can explain how to proceed.
If you dedicate a few minutes of your free time to me, I can tell you how to recover your Instagram account by giving you all the information you need to access your profile again. In addition to showing you the detailed procedure to recover your account login credentials, I will explain how to reactivate an Instagram profile voluntarily deactivated and how to try to recover an account disabled by Instagram instead. Finally, in case of a hacked account, I will tell you how to submit a report and get assistance to recover it.
If you can't wait to get back to posting photos and videos on your Instagram profile, don't delay any longer and go deeper into the subject. Come on: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you think is appropriate and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Follow carefully the instructions I'm about to give you, try to put them into practice and I assure you that you will be able to recover your Instagram account. Good reading and, above all, good work!
How to recover lost Instagram account
If your intention is to recover an Instagram account whose login credentials you no longer remember, you can try to log in with other data associated with your profile or start the password recovery procedure. How to do it? Let me explain it to you!
How to recover Instagram account without email
All you need to do to retrieve an Instagram account without email is to use other access data related to the account in question, such as username or phone number.
To proceed, launch the Instagram app for Android or iPhone devices or connect to the official website of the famous social network, enter the username associated with your profile in the appropriate field, type the access key in the Password field and press the Login button to login without using your email address.
As mentioned earlier, you can also access Instagram using your phone number, provided that you have previously added it to your profile and completed the verification procedure. In this case, in the Instagram login screen, enter your phone number in the Phone number, username or email field, specify your password in the appropriate field and press the Login button. Simple, right?
How to recover Instagram account without password
To recover an Instagram account without a password, launch the social network app, tap on the Forgot Password? option and, on the Login problems screen, select the option that interests you: Username, to receive an email containing a link to access your account again, or Phone, to receive the link in question via SMS.
In the first case, enter the email address or username associated with your account in the Username or email field and press the Next button, so you will receive an email from Instagram. Then press the Login without password button to access your account without using your login key. Alternatively, copy the 6-digit code from the email, enter it in the Confirmation Code field and tap on the Next button to access your Instagram profile.
If you have chosen to access your account without a password using your phone number, enter your phone number in the Phone Number field and press the Next button, so that you will receive an SMS containing a link and a verification code. By clicking on the link in question, you will be able to access your account immediately. Alternatively, write down the 6-digit code that was sent to you via SMS, enter it in the Confirmation Code field and tap on the Next button to access your account without the access key.
Do you prefer to proceed from a computer? If so, I'm sorry to say that you can't log in without a password. The only solution available to you is to choose the Forgot your password? option and follow the on-screen instructions to set up a new access key.
How to recover Instagram account without email and password
If you don't remember either the email address associated with your Instagram account or your password, you will be happy to know that you can start the procedure to retrieve the access key using the phone number associated with your profile, provided that you have previously added it to your account and completed the verification.
Before proceeding, however, you must know that this procedure does not work using the Instagram app for smartphones and tablets and you must proceed from the web version of the social network, using the browser installed on your device.
After that, start the browser that you usually use to surf the Internet (e.g. Chrome on Android and Safari on iPhone), connect to the official Instagram website, tap on the Forgot your password option? Enter your phone number in the Email, phone or username field and press the Send login link button to receive an SMS from Instagram.
Then, on the link contained within the message in question, enter the new password to use in the New password and New password confirmation fields and press the Reset password button to retrieve the Instagram password. In the same way, you can also proceed from your computer.
How to recover deleted Instagram account
If you are wondering if it is possible to recover a deleted Instagram account, I am sorry to say the answer is no. In fact, the definitive deletion of a profile is an irreversible operation and it is not possible in any way to recover the deleted account.
If, on the other hand, you have opted to temporarily deactivate your profile, you will be happy to know that you can recover it at any time. All you need to do is log in again with your credentials.
To proceed from smartphones and tablets, launch the Instagram app, enter your access data in the Phone number, username or email and Password fields and tap on the Login button, so you can login and recover your account.
From your computer, if you have a PC running Windows 10, launch the Instagram application, enter the data associated with your account in the Phone number, Username or email and Password fields and click the Login button. If, on the other hand, you prefer to proceed from the browser, connect to the main page of Instagram, enter the username, email address or phone number and password associated with your account in the appropriate fields and click on the Login button, to login and use your account again.
It will be useful to know that if you previously registered with Instagram using your Facebook account, to reactivate your profile, simply tap on the Sign in with Facebook button.
How to recover a disabled Instagram account
To proceed, take your smartphone, launch the Instagram app, enter your login credentials in the Phone number, username or email and Password fields and tap the Login button. Then, choose the option More information and, in the new screen displayed, tap on the item Contact us.
At this point, follow the instructions shown on the screen, answer the questions proposed to provide as much information as possible, enter the required data in the fields Name and Surname and Your Username on Instagram and press the Send button, to send your report.
Within a few hours of your request, you will receive an email from Instagram with all the necessary instructions to verify your identity and prove that you are the owner of the disabled account you requested to reactivate. Once this is done, Instagram will evaluate your request and decide whether to "unlock" your account.
How to recover stolen Instagram account
I beg your pardon? Would you like to know how to recover a stolen Instagram account? In that case, if you still have access to your profile, all you need to do is change its password and activate two-factor authentication. In addition, I suggest you access your Profile Settings, select Security and Login Activities and disconnect all the devices connected to your account.
If, on the other hand, you are no longer able to access your account because an attacker has changed your login credentials, first log in to your inbox, locate the Instagram email that informs you that your email address has been changed and click on the Cancel this change option contained within it.
If you can't solve the problem, launch the Instagram app on your smartphone and, if you have an Android device, click on the Receive support with login. Then enter the username or phone number associated with your Instagram account and tap the Next button, then select the option Do you need further assistance? Tap on the My account has been hacked and enter further details in the appropriate field. Finally, tap on the Send request button to submit your report.
If you have an iPhone, select the Forgot Password? and Need further assistance? options and, on the Help Us Recover Your Account screen, press the I can't access this email address or phone number. Now, tap the My account has been hacked, enter any additional information in the More details field and press the Request assistance button to submit your report. The Instagram team will take care of your request and contact you as soon as possible.