How do I activate my Instagram account

It can take several months or even years to promote an Instagram account. Nevertheless, your photos, subscriptions, likes, comments, basically everything can be lost, if you forget your password and accidentally click "Exit".

How to restore an Instagram page after it was blocked, your account was deleted or you lost the password? You can find the answers in this article. It'll be useful to those who use Instagram mobile app or are trying to log in it via a browser.

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How to restore an Instagram account, if you forget the password

It's a good idea to have a special mailbox (with its password being easy to remember so there is no way you're going to forget it) for registering in different social networks. Before you can register in Instagram, they ask you to link your account to Facebook or offer to send an email to you. Use the same email address to regain access to your account.

How to recover a password from an Instagram account:

1. Click on "Forgot password?" which is located next to a password.

2. Enter your email address or your Instagram name, enter a captcha and reset your forgotten password.

3. Having done that, go to your mailbox and open the email from Instagram technical support team, click on the link in the email and enter your new password.

After that you'll be able to use your Instagram account again.

Restoring an account via Facebook

If your Insta account is attached to your Facebook profile, you can simply go to your page via Facebook and you won't have to confirm anything.

Restoring an account via a phone number

If during the registration process you've entered a phone number and (which is most likely) you still have access to it, try restoring your page via sms.

It's very easy. You just need to specify your user name and phone number in the form for account restoring. After that, you get an SMS with the code which you have to enter in the appeared window.

How to restore an Instagram account without using an email address

If you've forgotten your email address and your account isn't linked to a Facebook profile, try changing the email address. But to do that you'll have to contact Instagram support team and report the loss of email address. Having done it, you'll be able to regain access to your page.

Is there a chance to restore an account after its deletion?

There are two Instagram functions: to completely delete a page and to temporarily block it.

If you are in doubt whether you'll ever need your account again, the best solution is to temporarily block it. Thus you'll always be able to restore it.

If you've completely deactivated your page, it's impossible to restore it.

How to restore an Instagram page, if you've accidentally disabled your account

Instagram administration has the right to block accounts, which use protected by copyright other people's photos and videos. Usually, they block an account for a week, if it's the first time, and then for a month. In the case of multiple blocking, an account will be deactivated permanently without the right of restoring it.

If you open your Instagram page and see that it was deactivated by mistake, try filling in a form with a request to restore it.

Sample wording: "Hello! My Instagram account was accidentally deactivated however I haven't violated any community rules. How can I regain access to it? Thank you."

Try to refrain from accusations, sharp tone and insults, be polite when explaining the situation and patiently wait for the decision.

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Questions and Answers

[Account Recovery]

I was hacked and I don't know the email or phone number associated with my account. I am trying to recover it.


[Forgot password]

Hey, I deactivated my Instagram account a few days back. Now i have forgotten my password and i am not able to restore instagram account. How can I get it back?


[Instagram account recovery]

I had temporarily disabled my Instagram account. I forgot the password and email address associated with it. I don't think it's deleted. How do i reactivate my instagram account? By the way, my Instagram username is xxxxx. Please help asap! Thank you XD


[unable to log in]

i am not able to get back to my instagram account. i temporarily deactivated my instagram account @xxxxx with email.

might be i changed my username before deactivating my instagram account. please do help me to recover disabled instagram account. i'm trying from last many days


[I got locked out of my Instagram]

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[Restoring my Instagram account]

I recently tried to restore my Instagram account using my email but it keeps indicating email not found. My user name is xxxx but I forgot my password. Kindly help me on how I can reactivate my instagram account other than using my email, user name phone number which I kept trying but failed.


[lost instagram password]

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[Recover Instagram account]

Hello! My Instagram account was accidentally deactivated however I haven't violated any community rules. How can I regain access to it?


[i forget my password]

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[Instagram hacked]

My friend instagram hacked @xxxx. the hacker changed everything and then deactivate the account. What to do, cause when i try to retrieve it say wrong email, wrong username. How to restore deleted instagram account?


Missing Instagram re:- xxxx (name used) This is my new computer of three weeks, everything was successfully transferred from old computer to this one except Instagram, I can't access it at all, even the icon has disappeared from the screen, but it is accessible with daily photos and videos on my mobile, the whole situation is very annoying, especially as the application dated November 2016 is still listed in the download section, again not accessible. Please advise.


[Troubleshooting in signing Instagram account]

I disabled my account on 21st October and now unable to recover the account. When I am logging in then it's showing user not found but when I am trying to sign up with same email address it's showing email address already in use. Can you reactivate my Instagram? Please help me out with the issue.


Basically one day my boyfriend changed my email on my account and my password so I got the email for that I changed my password and disabled my account days past and it’s not allowing me to login, I put forget password and it says user not found and I know I didn’t delete it bc I changed making a new Instagram with the user it didn’t work, but the weird thing is I tried logging in with the email I use for it and it brought me to a different Instagram with a different email the difference Between the two emails is one number. I remember the password I put but now bc it keeps saying incorrect I feel like I messed it up but I don’t know.


I’m *** on Instagram and I deactivated my account and wanted to log back in after a week but I forgot my password and I put my phone number and email but it just says error can you please help me log on and reactivate instagram account.


I can’t remember my password to Instagram, and the email and phone number linked to my account I don’t use anymore, just wondering if there was a way I could change my email or phone number to regain access to my old account instead of restarting. Thank you!


I recently temporarily disabled my Instagram account and now when I try to log back in and reset my password, it doesn’t recognise my username or email address. I’ve tried to contact Instagram using their form online but had no reply. Are you able to advise on how to get instagram password?


Please help me to get back my lost instagram account.The contact number link to my account was already gone so that I can't see the confirmation code.


My instagram account was accidentally deactivated however I haven't violated any community rules. how can I regain access to it?


[Unable to recover Instagram password]

I don't have access to phone number and email address with which I created Instagram account. Also Instagram account wasn't linked with Facebook account. On clicking forgot password it's showing way through email address or phone number only. I am stuck. Request urgent help in this? If I raise request with Instagram support team , are there chances they will revert?


My friend can not use her account instagram for a very long time because she forgot her mail and account password. Her account isn't linked to a Facebook profile, so I decided to look for help for her. She know just a username of instagram account. Do you know how we can retrieve her instagram account, please help us.


[Disable account]

Hey, I deactivated my Instagram account a few days back. Now i have forgotten my password and i am not able to recover my instagram account. How can I get it back?


I temporarily disabled my account about a year ago and now I'm having issues logging back in. And everyone I try to reset my password it keeps telling me user not found or email not found and there's no way I can communicate this with instagram. What do i do ?


I've lost all access to my instagram account, and even my previous gmail account. I request you with all my heart and soul, please help me to log in. thank you.


[Deactivated Instagram account]

Hi my Instagram account @*** with 447k followers has been disabled for not following Instagram community guidelines now i m trying to recover but i can't find my instagram account was linked with my Facebook, Instagram says " Your account has been disabled for not following the Instagram Community Guidelines and we won't be able to reactivate it." please tell me how i can restore my account


[I can't get into my Instagram]

I had went to jail and forgot my login stuff and don't have access to the phone number or email it's asking me cause I had to make new email also when I got out and I need this Instagram because it has pictures of my son and other events that I have therefore memory please help me get it back my username is **** please I need that Instagram account back


[Activated my account and 4 of my posts are deleted]

I deactivated my account temporarily when I decided to activated it again 4 of my Instagram posts were gone. What do I do to get them back, I did not delete them it disappeared.


[Trying to log back it to your account]

I tried to log back into my old account because why not? And I tried the link that Instagram gives you and it isn’t working. Do you have another way to get back in?


[Restoring my Instagram account]

I recently tried to restore my Instagram account using my email but it keeps indicating email not found. My user name is xxxx but I forgot my password. Kindly help me on how I can reactivate my instagram account other than using my email, user name phone number which I kept trying but failed


Instagram recovery

Actually I lost my phone, and my sim is locked, and I am unable to access Instagram in any other phone because Instagram is sending the security code on the list number, please help me


I deactivated my Instagram account a few days back. Now i have forgotten my password and i am not able to restore instagram account. How can I get it back?


Reclaim Instagram account

I paid someone to set up our company Instagram and it links to our magazines Facebook page. We promote equally but I paid her to keep up Instagram. We got it up to 10k followers and she renamed it. What can I do now, and how to restore disabled Instagram account?


I’ve disabled my account already like 2 months ago I tried logging back in & it didn't let me, it just said “user not found” so when I try get back in it wont let me I know the email on it but when I try adding it to another account it said email in use even though it says “user not found”. please help me to get accidentally deleted instagram account back!


URGENT URGENT cant open my instagram account

27 feb 2019 i disabled my account temporarily and forgotten the password and i can't recover it or i m not able to open it please help asap because this account is 4 yrs old and i have lots of personal data


All Routes lead to none

Instagram is not sending me a security code after stating such. This is a blatant lie and is grounds for a lawsuit as I was deceived by their false Conformation that a security code is being sent. Email receives other messages fine. No block nothing.


[Forgotten my password]

Hey, I deactivated my Instagram account a few days back. Now i have forgotten my password and i am not able to restore instagram account. How can I reset instagram password and get it back?


[Recovery account]

Hi, i forget my instagram account password and i lost the sim card that i open account with it but i have the phone that i open account with it . I can send you photo or my phone ip address or what you say my account id is @xxx_8888 please help me


[Instagram log in]

I deactivated my account. And now I forgot my password. So while I am trying to log in, its not coming. Even when I tried using my email address to recover my account its saying user not found. Please help me to recover instagram password. Its urgent.


[Can't log into my Instagram]

I had temporarily disabled my Instagram account. I forgot the password and email address associated with it. I don't think it's deleted. How do i reactivate my instagram account? By the way, my Instagram username is nebana. Please help asap! Thank you. I should also mention that I created a new profile with the username nebana_ but I'd like my old profile back. Please help


[I can’t login]

My instagram password was reset by Instagram without my consent and I click forgot password and it won’t send me a confirmation code so I can’t login. Please help


So recently I found out I made an account in 2015, and I tried to access it but I don’t remember the password and even that gmail account. I don’t even have the same phone number from then. I beg you, please help me to log in!!! Thank you so much.


[Reactivation of instagram account]

Hey, I have deactivated my instagram account. Now I have forgotten my password and I am unable to get access to my instagram account. How to reset my instagram password?


[Suspicious login attempt]

Hi there. I have been trying to activate my Instagram, I forgot my previous email for my username. My username is ***. Can you please help me.


[Instagram login problem]

I change country hence i can't login to my account… although i forgot the email and phone number. Please help me to login my account.


[Trying to reactivate my instagram account]

I'm trying to restore my instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/ina***mood/) but the app prevents me to login claiming it's suspicious. The problem is that the account is linked to an email that's been cancelled by google because haven't been used and to a telephone number that I don't have anymore. How can I get my account back?


[Accounts disabled]

I temporarily disabled my account about a year ago and now I'm having issues logging back in. And everyone I try to reset my password it keeps telling me user not found or email not found and there's no way I can communicate this with instagram. What do i do ?


Can I recover my instagram posts that disappeared after I had temporarily deactivated my instagram account?


[hacked account]

dear instagram, with great regret i found out that my instagram account under the name : *** had been deleted or hacked for reasons related to the RULES, but i do not know which ones i offended. I ask politely to restore my account and to explain to me which rule i had not followed. I used this account related to many contacts, also those are lost. I want to follow the rules, and if i did something wrong, please tell me, and do not delete unilaterally the account without any explanation. Kind regards, Renata Korczak.


[Complaint about my insta id]

Hello! My Instagram account was accidentally deactivated however I haven't violated any community rules. How can I regain access to it? Thank you.


[Can't log in to instagram]

I lost my instagram added mobile number. Now someone hacked my instagram account I changed my password but i can't log into my account.


[Forgot my email and password]

My ex boyfriend has all the login information…. This is very scary…i just want my instagram back a new email and new password..off his iphone to my android phone


[Forgot Password and Lost email]

Hello, I have recently got a new phone in which it logged me out of my instagram which i forgot the password too. While it said it sent me and email I was looking over the email address and i had misspelled it. I also did not connect my account with facebook. Please help me regain my account.


I know my Instagram name and my Instagram is open to public but can’t remember my password…when I opened my account it was joined account with my mums but now i can’t remember my password what I’m going to do about it…please help


[Unable to enable my Instagram account]

Hi! So the problem is that I'd deactivated my Instagram account a few weeks back. But right before deactivating it I'd changed my password. And now I've forgotten it and I'm not able to enable my Instagram account. I've tried everything. I was running a business account which was linked to the same email I'D and Facebook page. So I guess deactivating my personal account delinked my Facebook page and email I'D from the said account. Now when I try to get my password through Facebook it takes me directly to my business account. When I try the same with my email I'D, it says user not found. So I tried to make another account with the same username hoping I night get back but Instagram keeps telling my that my username is already taken, so it's completely off the table that I may have accidentally deleted the account. As my username is still taken, my account is just disabled. Please please please please help me. I've tried contacting Instagram itself but there have been no reply at all.


[Forgotten password]

I can’t remember my password to Instagram, and the email and phone number linked to my account I don’t use anymore, just wondering if there was a way I could change my email or phone number to regain access to my old account instead of restarting. Thank you!


instagram password

I cant log into my instagram and I dont have the email id nor the phone number. I can't lose this account, so please help me out.


I change my password on Instagram that I opened with Facebook so my Instagram disappeared please what will I do


[Underage Son Created Instagram with Fake Email Address]

Hi there I am hoping you can help me out. My son has created 4 Instagram accounts, these were created when he was underage. He created them with fake email addresses and no longer remembers the passwords. He is desperate to delete these accounts but cannot access them with forgot password because the verification goes to an email address that doesn't exist. I have tried and tried to get support through Instagram support pages, Instagram email support, and phone. To no avail. I have tried reporting the accounts as the parent of an underage person and this has also not worked. Can you provide any other avenue with which we can access these old accounts. Thanks"


[Gain access to old account linked to an email address that's disabled]

Hi, I'm trying to gain access to an old Instagram account, but when I put in what I'm sure is the password, it says it needs to verify me because it looks like suspicious activity, but then gives this as the email (***@hotmail.com), which is my old email address from before I got married 6 years ago, so I can't get the verification email. That email in full is ***@hotmail.com, and my current email is ***@gmail.com. Is it possible to regain access? If there is a phone number against the account, it should be the only mobile I've ever had in the UK: ***. This is the account: https://www.instagram.com/***/ Hope you can help!!


I CANT LOG IN INTO MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT LADYIVETT007..I already reseted password and still it doesn't work…after logging in I always have a text there…ERROR OCCURRED…and that my instagram was not updated…please help me, it lasts already 10 days…thank u!!!


Instagram Issues

Yesterday I was logged out of all my instagram accounts. I've forgotten the email address I used for them and they don't have my phone number for the reset code. How can I get back into them?


[Regarding recover the account]

Hi sir my Instagram account has been deleted because of some stupid people as they sent a video from my account and Instagram has removed my account kindly please tell me how could I recover my account


Logging into my instagram with my new phone number I can't log into my instagram because I lost my old phone number I used for logging into instagram


I can't login my Instagram account.

I signed up for Instagram with your email and my email is the same as the one associated with my Facebook account.One day I accidentally clicked on login as Facebook. That time I was logged in with my Facebook account which is created with the same email.And there was no number associated with that Instagram account..

I lost my entire access of that Instagram account.Now i want to regain it..

So please help me out..


[Can’t verify account]

I can’t recover/verify my Instagram as it’s linked to an email address I no longer have access to and a phone number that is no longer mine. I need help with knowing how to proceed. Thank you.


[The disappearance of my Instagram account]

My page just showed a pop up page asking me to log in to confirm my email address to get into my Instagram account I didn’t think it was a problem so I clicked on it It processed abit and a notification box said “email could not be sent. Sorry something went wrong “ try again

I tried several times. Same message When I search for my account via another phone it says user not found

I am devastated

Help me