How to change your Instagram password or reset it

Online websites and services, especially social media accounts, require diligence to maintain their security. If you still log into Instagram with a weak password, that password is duplicated on other sites, or a password that has been compromised in a hack or data breach, it may be time to change it. If you want to change your Instagram password on your computer or mobile device, then you need to follow these steps.

How to change your Instagram password on the mobile application

You can change your Instagram password whether you’re on Android or iOS, there’s a way to change both devices.

  • Open the Instagram application.
  • Click on your account icon in the bottom corner to go to your profile
  • Press the three horizontal lines on the upper right side of the screen and then tap Settings
  • Tap Security
  • On the security page press password
  • Enter your first current password, then enter the new password you want to keep
  • Save your password when you change it

How to change your Instagram password on the desktop site

  • Open the Instagram site
  • Press the button hamburger menu on the three-dot icon in the bottom left corner and in the menu that appears click Settings
  • Click Change Password  In the left side menu
  • Enter your current password on the login page and then enter the new password you want to use
  • Then click on Change Password

How to reset your Instagram password if you have forgotten it

If you forget or have lost your password so you can reset it, you can do it on a computer or in mobile.

On the Android app

  • Open the Instagram app on your mobile to see the login screen
  • Under the username and password, press Get help logging in
  • Then enter your email address, phone number, or username, and then tap Next
  • You will receive a message with instructions on how to reset your password

On the iOS application

  • Open the Instagram application On your device so you see the login screen
  • Under the username and password, press Get help logging in
  • Choose which tab you want to use Phone or Username and enter the appropriate credentials associated with your account, then press Next.
  • You will receive a message with instructions on how to reset your password

On the desktop site

  • Open a browser on your computer and go to the Instagram website
  • Then click on Forgot Password under Username and Password on the login screen
  • Enter your  phone number, email address or username and tap Send Login Link
  • You will receive a message with instructions on how to reset your password

In the steps, we have seen how to change your password on Instagram. But to make it secure you need to enable two-factor authentication. This will ensure that even if someone knows your password or recovers it from a data breach. Those two-factor authentication codes cannot access your Instagram account without your permission. We have multiple posts showing you how to enable two factors for your Twitter, Google account, Amazon, Facebook, Apple ID, etc in this post let us cover Instagram as well.

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