How to Delete Instagram Account from Phone

Deleting your Instagram account isn’t a tedious process that you can’t do, but you need to be sure about a lot of things while disabling the account.

If you are an Instagram user, you would know how user-friendly this social media app is in relation to any other application. Hence, to understand how to delete your Instagram account from your phone or desktop, you should know a few things.

Firstly, you need to understand that there is a difference between temporarily disabling an account. So here’s a step-by-step guide for how to disable or Delete an Instagram account from your phone temporarily:

  • Open the App – Instagram
  • Tap on the top-right corner profile button
  • Select ‘edit profile’, next to the profile picture.
  • Scroll down and tap on the option ‘Temporarily disable my account 
  • Choose your reason to disable it.
  • Once you do it, re-enter the password
  • Finally, submit your ‘disable my account’ request.

No worries, if you want to reactivate your account, you can log into your account again.

Now, let’s note down the step to disable your account permanently:

  • Go to your Instagram account
  • Tap on ‘edit profile’, choose to ‘delete my account’.
  • Re-enter your account
  • Press the option, ‘permanently delete my account’.
  • You have successfully deleted your account.

By following the steps, you can easily disable your account temporarily or delete your account permanently.


For more clarity, the above steps would work even if you want to do it on a browser or app, either Android or iOS. Instagram has made it really eBay to register an account or disable an account, a few other social media apps should work on this as well.

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