You might want to remove your phone number from Instagram for privacy reasons.
If you have no phone number linked to your Instagram account, it won’t let others find your account even if they have saved your number to their contact list.
For this reason, you might want to remove your phone number. If you are facing difficulty in removing the number, this guide is for you.
How to Remove Phone Number from Instagram
You can do this either using your app or the web version of Instagram on your PC or a mobile device. The process is almost the same on Android and iOS.
Both of the methods are discussed below.
Before removing your phone number from your account, make sure that the Two-Factor Authentication is disabled.
Here’s how to check if it is enabled or disabled:
- On your profile, tap the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner.
- Tap Settings, select Security, then Two-Factor Authentication.
- If it is not yet set up, leave it as it is and continue with further steps below. If enabled, turn it off by tapping the toggle button.
Now you can proceed with removing your number:
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and go to your profile by tapping your profile icon in the bottom-right corner.
Step 2: Tap Edit Profile.
Step 3: Tap Personal Information Settings at the bottom.
Before removing your number, make sure you have added an email address to your account. If the email is not yet linked, enter your email in the E-mail Address field and verify it. This process is a must to remove your phone number.
Either your phone number or email address is required to associate your account with on Instagram.
Step 4: Tap the Phone number and remove the phone number from the text field. Then tap Next.
This way your number will be removed from your account.
Sometimes, after removing the number it still shows in your profile.
To confirm whether the number is removed or not, log in to your account in your mobile browser. Tap on Edit Profile and check whether the number is removed or not. If not, just clear the text field of Phone Number and tap on Submit.
Similarly, log in to your account on your PC’s or computer’s browser and click on Edit Profile. Remove your number and click on Submit.