Instagram: How to Change or Reset Instagram Password on Desktop and Mobile

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Instagram recently completed its 10th anniversary with a user base of 1.386 billion. With Instagram being so popular among all the social media apps, the chances of cyberattacks are always high. There have been several reports where it was reported users’ Instagram data was breached. Therefore, it is recommended that one should change their password at least once every six months. And if you are someone who doesn’t remember their password, don’t worry we got you covered. In this article, we will show you how you can change or reset your Instagram password on mobile or desktop. Follow the steps mentioned below and you will be able to change or reset your Instagram password.

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How to Change Instagram Password on Mobile

If you want to change the Instagram password using your Instagram application on an Android device or iPhone, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app and log in to your account.
  2. Go to the profile section and tap on the three bars on the top right side.
  3. Tap on settings and go to security.
  4. Open password in the login security option.
  5. Now, enter your old password. You then need to enter your new password and enter the same password to confirm it. 
  6. Hit the save button and your password will be changed.

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How to Change Instagram Password on Desktop

Changing Instagram password is super easy on desktop. Here’s a step-by-step guide for this:

  1. Go to Instagram.com and log in to your account.
  2. Click on your profile picture on the top right side.
  3. Click on settings and go to change password.
  4. Enter the password you are using currently.
  5. Now, write the new password and confirm the password.
  6. Click on the change password option once done and your password has been changed.

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How to Reset Instagram Password on Mobile

You might have forgotten your Instagram password, here’s how you can set a new password on mobile.

  1. Open the Instagram app and click on get help logging in.
  2. Instagram will now ask you to enter your email, username or the phone number with which your account was linked. Enter either of them.
  3. Once filled, tap on next and the following things will happen:
  • If you enter an email address, a confirmation link will be sent to that email address.
  • If you enter a phone number, a confirmation link or code will be sent to that number via SMS.
  • If you enter a username, you’ll be given the option to select a method to receive your confirmation code. The methods vary depending on how you signed up for your account. Tap send an SMS to receive it via phone or send an email to receive it via email.

4. Once received, you need to enter the verification code or tap the confirmation link.

5. The confirmation link will take you to the password reset page from where you can create a new password for your account.

6. Create your new password and after confirming it, click on the tick on the top right side.

7. Click on the reset password option once done and it will take you to the login page.

8. You can now log in to your Instagram account using the same credentials.

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How to Reset Instagram Password on Desktop

In case, you have forgotten your Instagram password and want to reset it, here’s how you can reset your password on a desktop:

  1. Open Instagram.com and click on the forgot password.
  2. Instagram will now ask you to enter your email, username or the phone number with which your account was linked. Enter either of them.
  3. Once filled, click on send login link and it will send you a password reset link which begins with https://ig.me.
  4. It will redirect you to a page where you need to set your new password.
  5. Create your new password and confirm it twice. Remember, that your new password should be 6 characters long.
  6. Click on the reset password option once done and it will take you to the login page.
  7. You can now log in to your Instagram account using the same credentials.

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Instagram being a Facebook-owned platform also allows you to log in to your Instagram account through Facebook. If you have your Facebook account logged in on your device or you know the credentials of your Facebook account, you can log in to your Instagram account via it. All you have to do is go to the login page > forgot password > login with Facebook.

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