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It’s a great idea to regularly change your Instagram password. Most of us rarely do it, but it helps keep your account safe and secure. Still, Finding where you can actually change your password can be a bit tricky on Instagram. There are a few menus you have to scroll through before you can make a new secure password for your account, so here we’ll show you exactly how
Android And iOS
Android and iOS devices are luckily very similar when it comes to the layout of Instagram, and where you can find certain settings – including for the password.
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Go To Your Profile
When you load up Instagram you will be met with your personal timeline and any new photos that have been posted that are ready to scroll through.
You will want to click your profile which is in the bottom right corner with your profile picture displayed.
Open Options Menu
Next, once you are on your profile you will see three horizontal lines in the top right corner just next to the story icon.
This is the options menu and gives you access to things like saved pictures, videos and a QR code scanner. Press this and then click the ‘Settings’ option which is right at the top of the options menu.
A few more options will be presented to you that you can toggle. Click on ‘Security’, which is the fourth option down and has a shield symbol next to it.
Enter New Password
Next a few more final options will pop up, including ‘Password’ at the very top.
When you press this you will be asked to type your current and new password, along with a link right after if you have forgotten your current password. If so, Instagram will direct you through how to create a new current password if needed.
Computers and Laptops
If you want to change your Instagram password on a computer or laptop, there are also a few menus you will need to go through. These change the process slightly compared to mobile devices.
Go To Your Profile
When you have loaded up Instagram, you will see your profile picture in the top right corner.
Click on this and you will get a drop down menu of a few options that you can choose from.
Click on the ‘Settings’ option which has a gear icon next to it. This will take you to a screen where you can adjust some features of your profile and get into the settings of your personal account.
You will be met with a few options to edit your profile including your name and photo, click on password.
You will finally be asked on this page to type your current password and a new one, along with a link to reset right under.
Changing an Instagram password may seem like it can take a bit of time, and require digging through multiple menus just to be able to do it. However, it is worth making sure that your account stays private. If you forgot your Instagram password, don’t worry. We can help with that too!