How To Change An Instagram Password

Change Instagram Password

There are a few reasons why you may need to change your Instagram password from the account being hacked to forgetting the current one. Thankfully it is pretty easy to change an Instagram password, if you have no clue what your current password is you might have a harder time.

Changing an Instagram password when you know your current password only requires you to log in. After you are logged in you will go to your account and click change password. All you need to do is follow the on-screen prompts to change the password.

There are extra steps you will need to take if you are not able to remember your password. However, most social media accounts have a backup option to help recover passwords. Read on to find out exactly how to change your password whether you remember it or not.


Steps to Changing an Instagram Password using Instagram App

Changing your password is easy when you know the current password. Follow these easy steps to change your Instagram password using the Instagram app

1. Open the Instagram App

Open Instagram App

2. Tap the account icon, then the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines)

Instagram Account Icon

3. Tap Settings

Settings icon

4. Tap Security

Instagram Security

5. Tap Password

Click Password

6. You then need to enter your current password, then your new password, and hit Save/the checkmark.

Instagram password

Steps to Changing an Instagram Password using a Web Browser

If you are using a web browser to change your Instagram password you should follow these steps, you will need to:

1. Login to Instagram and click on the Account icon

Instagram Web Account

2. Click Profile

Instagram Web Profile

3. Click Edit Profile

Instagram Web Edit Profile

4. Click Change Password

Instagram Web Change Password

5. Enter your current password then enter the new one just like on the app. Click Change Password when you are finished. It is as simple as that.

Instagram New Password

What Happens When You Do Not Remember Your Password?

If you are having trouble remembering your current password changing it can be difficult. You hopefully have set up a recovery email or phone number to verify you are who you say you are. If this is not the case, you will need to request support.

If you have an Instagram that has plenty of pictures of your Instagram may ask for a video selfie to verify you, are you. It will take a few days at most for Instagram to approve or deny the request. If they deny it you will be able to try again with a different selfie video.

What To Do If You Think Your Account Was Hacked?

If you believe your account has been hacked there are a few extra steps you should take. First, start by checking your email to see if you have received an email stating your email has been changed. If you, didn’t you can always still follow these steps to stay protected.

• Request a login link from Instagram
Request a security code
Request support 
Revoke access to any third-party apps
Remove any unknown devices

The most important part is changing your password. After you have taken all of these precautions and notified Instagram of a potential hack you should be good to go. It is a good idea to check the list of devices using your Instagram often. You should also get in the habit of changing your password every couple of months.

How to Back Up Your Password on Instagram

Changing your password can be easy when you either remember the password or have a backup on Instagram. If you, don’t you will need to take many extra steps to try to gain access to your account to close the account altogether.

This is why having a backup is so important. This means that when you are no longer able to remember your password you will get a code sent to your email or phone number. Make sure to turn on two–factor authentication. To turn this on you simply need to:

• Tap on your profile
Tap the three lines
The settings
Tap Security
Tap two-factor authentication

Follow the on-screen prompts to set up your two-factor authentication.

Another great step is to use some sort of password manager that stores all of your passwords safely in the cloud, so you can log in on any device by simply being logged into your email. This will help you to never lose any accounts or miss out on posting.

Changing Your Instagram Password

When you know your current password changing it will be a breeze. A few taps/clicks in your account and you will have a new password in no time. If you do not have some type of password manager, you can write your password down so you never risk losing your Instagram account due to not being able to verify your identity.

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