Though such situations come seldom yet in some cases you need to change your Instagram password due to any reason. It could be due to security reasons, logging in another phone or just keeping your account safe from onlookers.
Whatever be it, we will let you know here how you can reset your Instagram password without any hassles.
Though before moving ahead, we would recommend a few things:
- Choose relatively strong passwords that are not easy to crack
- Indulge rememberable but good combination of lower case, upper case, and numbers
Let’s learn quickly how to change your Instagram password:
Method 1: When you remember your password and wish to change.
Step 1: Open your Instagram application on your smartphone.
Step 2: Tap on your profile icon or your profile picture which is present at the bottom right.
Step 3: Once you reach your own profile, tap three horizontal lines on the top right corner. Now you will be able to find the option of ‘Settings’ on the slider below.
Step 4: Choose here Privacy and Security and enter the next page.
Step 5: Tap the option of ‘Password’ here which will lead you to a new page that asks to set your new password.
But the above method applies to the fact when you remember your present password. What if you have forgotten it.
Method 2.1: When you have forgotten your password (Through App)
Note that for iPhone as well as Android, the app works almost the same. So it is easy to reset your forgotten Instagram password from whichever location or device you pick.
Step 1: As you open the Instagram app’s login page, you will find an option of ‘Get help signing in’ below the username and password spaces. Tap on it without filling any credentials.
Step 2: Type your email, username or phone number in the next block and tap ‘Next’.
Step 3: Whatever you choose, the link will be sent on that. For example, ‘Send an email’ can be seen in the image below.
Now you just have to tap on the link sent on your email and change the password without entering any old password.
Method 2.2: When you have forgotten your password (Through web access)
Step 1: You can begin by visiting the Instagram website. Here you get an option of logging in, signing up and more about the account.
Step 2: You need to choose ‘Log in’ to move ahead.
Step 3: Once you click Forgot Password, you can enter your email address, phone or username after which tap on ‘Send Login Link’.
Step 4: The email address or mobile number that you add in the space will receive your request.
You have to reach to the sent link and open up to a page that allows you to change your password, without asking your current password.
Through a few very easy steps described above, you can easily reset your Instagram password or keep a new password as per ease. Be it from the web or directly from your phone, it is not tough to get your password back. But just make sure you do not share it with anyone and keep it strong, so no one can break.