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How to change or reset your password on Instagram?

Instagram has become more than just a platform for sharing photos and stories; it's become a part of our digital identity. This integration brings risks; it opens up avenues for identity theft, where imposters could hijack your persona, privacy breaches that lay bare your most intimate moments, and the misuse of personal data that could turn your digital footprint into a liability. 

Strong account security on Instagram is a necessity. By understanding and implementing enhanced security measures, users can protect themselves from the potential dangers of the online world.

Changing Your Password on Instagram

Mobile Version

Step 1: Open your Instagram App

Step 2: Tap your account profile picture in the lower-right corner

Step 3: Tap the three horizontal lines icon at the top-right of the screen

Step 4: Tap ”Settings”

Step 5: Tap "Account Center"

Step 6: Tap ”Password and security” and them "Change Password" to reset your password. If you remember your current password and you want to change it, use our Desktop instructions (See below)

Step 7: If you tapped the password button, you will get a reset link to your email.

Step 8: Go to your email and set up a new password.


Step 1: Go to your Instagram profile

Step 2: Click "Edit Profile" and then enter the Accounts Center

Step 3: Click "Password and security"

Step 3: Click "Change password" then click the account you'd like to change your password

Step 4: Enter your current password and then enter your new password

Step 5: Click Change password

Step 6: That is it. You’ve changed your password successfully

How to reset your Instagram password?


Step 1: On your mobile device, open the Instagram app so you see the login screen. Tap Get help logging in (on Android phone) or Forgot password? (on iOS)

IOS & Android:

Step 2: If you have an Android phone, enter your email address, phone number, or username and tap Next. If you're on an iPhone, choose which tab you want to use — Username or Phone — and enter the appropriate credentials associated with your account, then tap Next

IOS & Android:

3. You'll get a message with the instructions to reset your password.


Step 1: Go to the Instagram website in your web browser. On the login screen, under the username and password fields, tap Forgot password?

Step 2: Enter your email address, phone number, or username and tap Send Login Link.

3. You'll get a message with the instructions to reset your password.


If Access to Email/Phone is Lost:

  1. Click 'Need more help?' and follow the instructions
  2. Submit a support request to Instagram if necessary

Common Issues and Solutions

  • Not Receiving a Password Reset Email or SMS: Check your email's spam or junk folder and ensure your phone number is correct.
  • Access to Email or Phone is Compromised: Use linked social media accounts or contact Instagram support for account recovery.
  • App or Browser Issues: Restarting the app or refreshing the browser can resolve some technical glitches.

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To take your Instagram security to the next level, consider Spikerz, a cutting-edge cybersecurity service. Spikerz offers advanced features like real-time account monitoring, ensuring your social media interactions are protected against threats. 

Whether you're a regular user or a high-profile influencer, Spikerz provides additional protection, protecting against unauthorized access and alerting you to potential security breaches. By starting a free trial with Spikerz, you gain access to comprehensive security tools designed to protect your digital footprint on Instagram.


Strengthening your Instagram account's security is critical in protecting your online presence. Updating your password and staying informed about security best practices are essential in the digital age. Integrating a specialized service like Spikerz into your security routine can offer peace of mind and enhanced protection. Secure your account, protect your personal data, and continue enjoying the vibrant world of Instagram with confidence.

Start your free trial with Spikerz today, and empower your Instagram security!