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Changing an Instagram password is easy if you have access to your old password. But what if you have forgotten it?
You might be thinking if there’s any way to recover your password if you have lost it. The good news is that you can reset your password even if you don’t have access to it. The only thing required is either your email or a phone number linked to your Instagram Account.
Once you’re ready with this, you can change your password. This is somewhat different from changing a password in a usual way. Follow the guide mentioned below to reset your password within a minute.
How to Change Instagram Password Without Old Password
There might be two cases – either you are logged in to your Instagram account or logged out.
If you are logged in to your account
If you are logged in to your account, it’s easier to reset your password as you don’t need to enter your email address or a phone number. Here’s how to change your password.
Step 1: Launch the Instagram app and go to your profile.
Step 2: Tap the menu icon in the top-right corner.
Step 3: Tap Settings.
Step 4: On the Settings page, select Security.
Step 5: Under the Login Security section, select Password.
Step 6: Now, click the Forgot your password? option at the bottom.
Step 7: Clicking it will send you a password reset link on your email address or a phone number whichever is linked to your Instagram account. It will also display to which email address or a phone number the reset link is sent.
Step 8: Check your mail or a text message on your mobile number and click the link provided.
Step 9: You will be taken to the Instagram app to reset or change your password. Enter your new password twice in the respective fields and continue further by tapping the right icon at the top.
Step 10: Next, it will ask if you want Instagram to remember your login info. Tap Save Password to remember the login info or else tap Not Now.
It is recommended to save the login info. If somehow you lose the password again, you can log in to your account directly with the help of it.
That’s it. Your password will be changed successfully without having to know your old password.
If you are logged out of Instagram
It also happens sometimes that you are logged out of Instagram but you don’t remember your password.
First of all, make sure that you remember the email account or a phone number linked to your account. Without a linked email or a phone number, it’s not possible to reset your password.
Step 1: Go to instagram.com on your mobile browser.
Step 2: Tap Forgot password? as in the screenshot below.
Step 3: Enter your Email or Phone Number linked to your account and tap Send Login Link.
Instagram will now send a reset link on your email or phone whichever you have provided above.
If you don’t remember the linked email or mobile number, you can simply type your Instagram username in the text field and tap Send Login Link.
Instagram will automatically identify and send a Password Reset Link to your linked phone number or email. A partial text of your email or number will be shown as in the image below.
Step 4: Open your mailbox or a messaging app and follow the link Instagram has sent.
Step 5: On tapping the link, you will be taken to your app. Enter your new password twice in the respective fields and continue further by tapping the right icon at the top.
Resetting a password can be tough if you forget the old password. However, if you have access to your linked email or phone number, it just takes a few clicks to recover your account.