When you’ve set up two-factor authentication for Instagram, you’ll be asked to select one of three security methods to receive the security codes. They are:
WhatsApp: If you choose this method, you’ll get your security codes on your WhatsApp account. Both Instagram and WhatsApp have the same parent company, Meta.
Third-party authentication app: It is the recommended method by Instagram. You’ll receive your security codes from authenticator apps like Google Authenticator. Here’s how to set up Google Authenticator on your iPhone.
SMS: With this method, you’ll receive the login information via text message to the phone number of your choice.
How to get your Instagram account back after it’s been hacked?
Your account getting hacked is the worst nightmare coming true, especially when the account in question is Instagram, which might hold many of your photos and videos. Luckily, there are a number of things that you could try to get your Instagram account back.
First of all, you could check whether you received an email from [email protected] about changing your email address for the account. You can undo this attempt by selecting the revert this change in that email. However, if your password is also being changed, request a login link or security code from Instagram.
Requesting a login link is the same as resetting your Instagram password. You’d have to tap on “Forget password?” option on the login screen > enter your email or phone number. You’ll then get an email or a text message with login instructions that you can use to recover your Instagram account.
Another try will be to request an Instagram security code or support if the above attempts fail. For this, you could visit the Instagram Help Center for more information.
How to change your password on Instagram from a computer
If you want to change or reset your Instagram password from your computer, you can do so easily. The steps involved are almost similar to the one mentioned above.
Here’s how to change your Instagram password on the computer
Here’s how to reset your Instagram password on the computer
Now that you know how to change your Instagram password on iPhone or a computer, you could use this information to protect your account. Whether it is to change, reset, or recover your Instagram account, the steps are very straightforward.
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