How to recover a lost or stolen Instagram account
Some time ago you opened an Instagram account and then you are no longer logged in, after trying to log in more than once, you realized that you cannot more to access your profile, why?
There are two possibilities: you have forgotten your password and you are entering a wrong one, or, due to your long absence, your Instagram account has been suspended , without also exclude the possibility of some malicious intent.
Don't panic, it is possible to recover a lost or stolen Instagram account both in case of voluntary deactivation and in case of forced deactivation from the platform itself due to lack of prolonged inactivity.
Recover from PC
If we want to recover our Instagram account from Pc , we can connect to this page , dedicated to those who are no longer able to log in, you must enter your username or e-mail address with which you registered, put a check mark on the item I am not a robot and follow the instructions on screen and then click on Reset Password.
An email will arrive with a link on which you must click to Reset the password, in the web page that opens, you will have to type the new password twice.
Finally, click on the Reset password button and an email will confirm the change.
Did you know that you can recover your Instagram account by logging in directly with Facebook? Just click on Log in with Facebook and that's it.
Perform recovery from smartphone
Even from smartphones, the procedure of Instagram account recovery is quite simple , after starting the application on your smartphone or tablet, on the login screen, tap on the Get help with signing in located below.
You can choose whether to start the password recovery procedure via username or email or by sending an SMS to the phone number.
In case you want to recover with username or email, just enter the data in the appropriate field, and tap on the arrow symbol to continue, after a few seconds an email will arrive with the link to reset the password, clicking on it will open the browser, just enter the new password twice and click on Reset password.
If, on the other hand, you want to retrieve your account with the phone number, you must type the latter in a special field and tap on the arrow symbol to proceed with the procedure. After a few minutes a link will arrive in a text message, you have to click on it and enter the new Instagram password twice, then press the Reset password button.
How to recover a disabled Instagram account
Have you by chance disabled your Instagram profile and want to recover it? Nothing simple, just log in again, to do this you connect to the login page and enter the required data, that is, the telephone number, the username or email with which you registered and the password account, then just click on Login to login and get your profile back.
It may also be that your Instagram account is suspended due to some violations found by the team in the posts, in this case, if you think this is not the case or for more information, you can contact support, or, use < strong> the Instagram Help Center.
It is also possible to communicate with Instagram using the Facebook page dedicated to the service, it is not possible to speak directly with the staff, but you can leave a comment on one of the posts above, hoping it will be seen.
What if the Instagram account was stolen?
Has the account been stolen? Has anyone changed your password without your knowledge? In this case, the first thing to do is activate two-factor authentication, in order to avoid other unwanted future accesses.
Did the malicious person change your login credentials? What you need to do is start the application from your smartphone or tablet, tap the Request assistance with access link, enter your username or email and continue by pressing the arrow.
Click on You need further assistance, enter the email used to register to be contacted by the team and choose “My account is a victim of hackers ” , then click on Send the request.
You will be contacted as soon as possible by one of the Instagram team members who will help you regain possession of your account; after you leave your message, it may take a few days before you receive a reply.
The importance of having two-factor authentication enabled
We talked about activating two-factor authentication, you don't know what it is? This is a double authentication method to log into your Instagram account in case you have forgotten your password.
Activating it will raise the security level of the account, in this way to reset the credentials you will have to perform various steps on two chosen methods, usually the email address and telephone number, if you do not have both, it will not be can be accessed in the Instagram profile.