Like all other social media apps and other messengers, Instagram also has an option to reset the Instagram password using the phone number. This only works if you have already phone number associated with your account and is verified. Otherwise, if you have not linked your number then you have to reset your password with username or email address.
To check how to link your Instagram account with phone number scroll this tutorial to bottom.
Instagram is a widely used social media network, we may use it regularly that is the reason we forgot the password or you may have changed your device. Well, a reason could be anything but the method is same for all to reset your Instagram password. You have to follow some of the simple steps for this.
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How to Reset Instagram Password Using Phone Number
Using Smartphone Instagram App
- Open the Instagram app on your mobile phone.
- The login page gets to appear on your screen. As you have forgotten the password and you need to recover it, click on Forgot password.
- Now the option displayed asking either to choose Username or Phone. Tap on Phone option (as you need to recover it by using a phone number).
- Select your Country code and add your Phone number. Now click on Send Login Link button.
- You will receive the login link on the Messages Inbox of your phone. Open it and you will be redirected to the Instagram app. Enter your New password and verify it again.
You are all done with your new password. Now let us see how it works for PC.
Although the steps are simpler in case of PC, still if you are getting any problem then follow some simple steps.
- Open Instagram Website on your Internet browser.
- Click on Forgot password on the sign in page.
- To reset enter your mobile number (including country code eg +4477336XXXXX).
- The link you receive on the above number, open it and reset a new password and verify it.
You can follow these steps anytime in future if you face a similar problem. If you have not an updated number on your Instagram account or want to add phone number then follow some simple steps.
How to add a phone number to your Instagram account?
- Open your Instagram app on your phone.
- Go to Profile option button and tap on Edit Profile button.
- Scroll down to bottom and under Private Information, tap on Phone.
- Choose your Country code and enter your Phone number. Click Next button to receive a confirmation code.
- Enter the confirmation code you have received and click Done to verify.
Now your new phone number has been set and you can use it anytime while recovering your password. Hope this works well!
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