Instagram has been an amazing social media app since it was launched. It has provided users a perfect platform for sharing photos, media, and messages to their friends, family, and colleagues. Many old users want to delete their Instagram account, maybe because they have created a new one or for any personal reasons or because they don’t want to use Instagram anymore.
But the problem with the user is that they don’t have access to their Instagram password. In addition to that, they don’t remember the Email which was associated with the Instagram account or they even forgot their Email address. This can happen if the account is really old. People tend to forget a lot these days as well.
Well without their password or email address the users can't have access to their account. If Instagram had allowed users to get access to accounts without their password or email then any Instagram user could have access to any Instagram account they don’t like and just delete it or could misuse other accounts. So, there should be proof that they are the user only then will they get access to the account.
Now, for users to get access to the account without their password or email is to reset their password through Instagram. Also, they should remember that without email they can still have access to their account through their mobile phone number.
The step to reset the Instagram password is as follows:
- Enter your username then press the “Get help signing in” option below.
- After that, you are asked to enter your username or phone number or email address. Just enter it.
- Then a series of options are shown to you to send a verification code via SMS or Email. Since you don’t remember your Email then just tap on SMS.
- A verification code is sent via SMS. Just enter the code
- Next, type a new password then login to your account.
Once you are logged in then go to the account settings and there select the “Delete your Account” option. Type your password and write the reasons why you want to delete your account and finally tap on “Delete Account”. There are options for you to delete your account permanently or disable it temporarily. It's your choice what you want to do with it. If you delete it permanently then you will never have access to it and all the data will be erased permanently. However, if you disable it then you can log in to your account with your username and password.
If you are already logged in to your account which you want to delete then go to the settings and change your password because without your password you can't delete your account. You need to enter your present password and then re-enter your new password. Since you don’t know your password you need to tap on the options below that say “Get help signing in” or “Log in with Facebook” if your account is linked to Facebook.
The same process as above is to be followed if you tap on “Get help signing in” i.e. a verification code is to be sent via SMS or Email according to the options you select.
Now if you tap on “Log in with Facebook” then you will have to log in to your Instagram account by signing in to your Facebook account i.e. using your Facebook username and password. After that, you log in to your Instagram account.
Third-Party Tool or Apps
There are many third-party app and tools developed for executing these kinds of actions. You just need to install these apps in your device, any device you want to use it on. This app is designed so that it helps you do this job. You need to fill up the required information and follow the instructions given. The link to the app is given here:
In this way, you can delete your Instagram account when you don’t know your password or email. You still have your phone number and so you can reset your password using it. Once you receive your verification code via SMS in your phone then you can use it to reset your password and then go to the settings and delete your account.
Without your password, you can't have access to your account so you need alternate ways to access your password, and thus with the help of your password, you can do anything with your Instagram account as you please.