I forgot my email and password to instagram - How do i get them back

This article teaches you how to reset a forgotten Instagram password with either your username, an email address, a text message, or your Facebook account details.

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Using Your Username

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    Open Instagram. Its a purple-red-orange gradient app with a white, square, camera icon.
    • If you're using an Android device, you cannot use your username to prompt Instagram to send you a password reset email.
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    Tap Get help signing in. It's below the blue Login button.
    • You may have to tap Sign in at the bottom of the screen first.
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    Type in your username. If you don't remember which email address you used to create your account, typing in your Instagram username will at least give you a hint.
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    Tap Send Login Link. A pop-up window with the first letter of your Instagram-registered email address and a confirmation message will appear.
    • For example, you might see "We sent an email to m*******b@gmail.com with a link to get back into your account."
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    Tap OK. It's at the bottom of the pop-up window.
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    Open your email. If you don't have access to the email address you provided, you'll need to use your phone number instead.
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    Open the email from Instagram. Its subject will say "Help with your account," and you'll find a link below the Log Me In button entitled "reset your instagram password here."
    • If you don't see an email here, look for it in the "Spam" folder (or the "Social" or "Updates" folders in Gmail).
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    Tap the password reset link. Doing so will take you to a page where you can type in a new password for your account.
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    Type in your new password twice. You'll enter it in the two text fields listed on this page.
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    Tap Reset Password. It's at the bottom of the page. If your passwords match up, you'll be taken to your Instagram home page in your mobile browser.
    • You can now open Instagram and log in with your reset password.

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Using an Email Address

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    Open Instagram. Its a purple-red-orange gradient app with a white, square, camera icon.
    • If you know your email address, you can also reset your Instagram password from the website itself: navigate to the Instagram login page, click the blue "Log in" link near the bottom of the page, click Forgot? in the password field, and enter your email to get a reset link.
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    Tap Get help signing in. It's below the blue Login button.
    • You may have to tap Sign in at the bottom of the screen first.
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    Type in your email address. This must be an email address you previously linked to Instagram.
    • On Android, you'll need to tap Use username or email first.
    • If you remember your Instagram email address but can't log in, you'll need to use your phone number instead.
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    Tap Send Login Link. You'll see a banner across the top of the screen notifying you that the confirmation email has been sent.
    • For Android, tap  in the top-right corner of the screen instead.
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    Tap OK. It's at the bottom of the pop-up window.
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    Open your email. If you don't have access to the email address you provided, you'll need to use your phone number instead.
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    Open the email from Instagram. Its subject will say "Help with your account", and you'll find a link below the Log Me In button entitled "reset your instagram password here".
    • If you don't see an email here, look for it in the "Spam" folder (or the "Social" or "Updates" folders in Gmail).
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    Tap the password reset link. Doing so will take you to a page where you can type in a new password for your account.
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    Type in your new password twice. You'll enter it in the two text fields listed on this page.
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    Tap Reset Password. It's at the bottom of the page. If your passwords match up, you'll be taken to your Instagram home page in your mobile browser.
    • You can now open Instagram and log in with your reset password.

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Using Your Phone Number

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    Open Instagram. Its a purple-red-orange gradient app with a white, square, camera icon.
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    Tap Get help signing in. It's below the blue Login button.
    • You may have to tap Sign in at the bottom of the screen first.
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    Tap the Phone tab. It's on the middle-right side of the screen.
    • On Android, tap Send an SMS.
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    Tap Send Login Link. Doing so will send a text with a link in it to your provided phone number.
    • You'll tap  in the top-right corner of the screen instead if you're using an Android device.
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    Open your phone's messages app. You should have a text from a five-digit number (formatted like 123-45).
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    Tap the message from Instagram. The text's body will say "Tap to get back into your Instagram account:" followed by a link.
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    Tap the Instagram link. You may have to tap it twice
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    Tap Open. You'll see this option at the bottom of a "Open this page in Instagram?" dialogue window. Doing so will open your Instagram account.
    • If you're using an Android device, tapping the link will take you to a password reset page instead. You'll be able to type in a new password twice and tap Reset password before being redirected to your Instagram account in a mobile browser. At that point, you can open Instagram and log in with your new password.
    • If you'd like to reset your iPhone's Instagram password but don't have access to your old email account, you'll need to tap Edit Profile on your profile page and enter a new email address into the email field. From there, you can tap Done in the top-right corner of the screen, tap the settings gear, and tap Reset Password. You'll receive a link in your new email address.

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Using Your Facebook Account

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    Open Instagram. Its a purple-red-orange gradient app with a white, square, camera icon.
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    Tap Get help signing in. It's below the blue Login button.
    • You may have to tap Sign in at the bottom of the screen first.
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    Tap Log In With Facebooku. It's at the bottom of the page.
    • Note that this method will only work if you've previously linked your Facebook account to your Instagram account.
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    Tap OK. This button will appear below text notifying you that you've already authorized Instagram's use of your profile. After a moment, you'll be taken to your Instagram account within the Instagram app.
    • For Android, tap Continue as [Your Name] instead of OK.
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