Forgot Instagram Password? What to do

There are things you can do, as w'll show you below

Forgot Instagram Password

You can trust PC GuideOur team of experts use a combination of independent consumer research, in-depth testing where appropriate – which will be flagged as such, and market analysis when recommending products, software and services. Find out how we test here.

Last Updated on

Forgot your Instagram password? There are few things more annoying or more difficult than a forgotten password. Forgetting your password creates an immediate and annoying hurdle that bars your entry to services that many of us use day-to-day.

One platform on which forgotten passwords are common is Instagram. What can you do when you forget your Instagram password? We’ll tell you here.

What Can You Do When You Forget Your Instagram Password?

Luckily, recovering access to your account after forgetting your Instagram password is quite easy.

If you are currently on the log-in screen for the app and you aren’t sure what your password is, then there are a number of options for you, depending on which operating system you are on.

If you are currently using an iOS device to log in to Instagram, then you will notice a button below the login text boxes that reads “Forgot Password?”. On an Android device, you will notice a different button directly below the text boxes that reads, “Get help signing in”.

Tap on the corresponding button, and you will be presented with a new screen. On this screen, you will be given the option to reset or retrieve your lost password by entering either your email address, your username, or phone number.

These will have to match the ones that you used to sign up for the account when you first made it.

Once you have entered the contact details for your account, you will then be contacted with a reset link so that you can regain access to your account.

If you entered your email address to recover your password, then you will be presented with a reset link which you tap to then reset your password back to default.

This also applies to the desktop version of the website, which follows a very similar design scheme. This means that it is always easy to recover your account if you forgot your Instagram password, no matter what device or platform you are using.

How Do You Change Your Instagram Password?

Many often choose to reset their Instagram passwords out of a desire for extra security. You may need to reset your password after, say, a data leak, in which your original password may have been compromised.

If so, luckily changing your password is nice and easy, and Instagram often actively encourages it, to better increase your security.

Step

1

Go The The Settings Menu Then Head To Security

In order to change your password on Instagram, head to the settings menu within the app.

This can be accessed by heading to your own profile and then tapping on the three lines in the top right corner of the profile page.

Step

2

Settings

From there tap the ‘settings’ button, and then tap on the option marked as ‘security’.

Step

3

Replace Your Password

Within the ‘security’ page, you will then see the option labeled ‘Password’. On the ‘Password’ screen, you will be prompted to enter your current password, and then below that type your brand new password.

This process is also much the same for the desktop version of the website, which helps to make it much easier to keep your Instagram account safe.

Step

4

Save settings

Once you have done that, all you need to do is save your settings, and now your new password is in place! If you keep your Instagram password stored on your device memory, make sure to update it with your new password!

To Conclude

As you can see, forgetting your Instagram password is most definitely not the end of the world.

Instagram makes it very easy to log back in, and also makes it easy to reset your password using your contact details. This means that you never have to worry about being locked out of your account for good.

If you do forget your Instagram password, simply follow the process on the app or the website to get access back to your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Access My Instagram Password Without Email Or Phone Number?

This is a potentially tricky situation, but if you cannot log in to your Instagram account with your number or your email address then you can log in using Facebook.

However, this requires that your Facebook and Instagram accounts are linked.

How Do I Find Stored Passwords On iPhone?

One of the most useful features of the iPhone is its ability to store all of the passwords that you use to log in to specific platforms.

However, you may find that you need to look through your list of saved passwords. In order to do so, you will need to head to the settings app and then tap on the ‘Passwords’ option.

This will then prompt you to use either face or touch ID to verify your identity, or verification via your iPhone passcode.

Once you have gained official access to your passwords, you can then scroll through an alphabetical list of all of your saved passwords, organized by the services you use them on.

Is There A Password Manager On iPhone?

Yes, there is. It is called the iCloud Keychain, and it allows you to save all of your online passwords for all websites and apps that you log into so that you can log into apps using face or touch ID in the future. This is incredibly useful and speeds up your use of the apps.

Final thoughts

So, if you forgot your Instagram password, fret not. The tips here should be able to help you.

If not, you can let us know in the comments. But you should contact Instagram for support.

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.