How To Change Your Instagram Password

Instagram is a social media platform used by 17-18% of the world’s population. It is like a digital diary for most people that contains their data. Like other social media apps, Instagram also faces a few security concerns.

Therefore, changing your Instagram password every few months is recommended to protect your personal information, much like logging out of your Instagram profile when not in use. 

Here is how to change your Instagram password.

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile. 
  2. Click the three horizontal lines at the top right and go to settings.
  3. Select “Security” and then “Password.” 
  4. Instagram will send you an email to reset your password. 
  5. Open the mail and click reset password.
  6. Enter your old and new Instagram passwords.
  7. Instagram will reset your password.

This article will look at changing your Instagram password on Android and iPhones. The methods are easy-to-follow, and you can change your Instagram password quickly.

Let’s start with Android.

How to change your Instagram password on Android 

Here are the steps you need to follow if you have an android device:

Step 1: Open your Instagram profile

Open the Instagram app on your phone and then go to your profile page. 

Step 2: Go to “Settings” 

After opening the profile, click the three horizontal lines at the top right.

Select the hamburger menu

Click “Settings.”

Select settings

Step 3: Select “Security” and then “Password”

Select “Security” from the settings menu.

Select security

Select “Password” from the security menu.

Select Password

Step 4: Change your password 

After clicking “Password,” Instagram will send you an email to reset or change the password. 

How to change your instagram password

Open that mail and click reset password. 

click the reset link in the email from Instagram

Instagram will ask you to add your new and old passwords.

After putting in both of these and confirming, Instagram will change your password. 

Create a new Instagram password

How to change your Instagram password on iOS

The process of changing the Instagram password on an android and an iPhone is slightly different.

If you’re an iPhone user, follow these steps to change your Instagram password: 

Step 1: Open your Instagram profile 

Log in to the Instagram app on your iPhone and then visit the profile page by tapping the circle at the bottom right. 

Step 2: Go to “Settings”

After opening your Instagram profile, tap on the three lines icon in the top right corner and click “Settings.”

Step 3: Change the Password 

After clicking “Settings,” tap on “Security” and then “Password.”

Instagram will ask you to enter your current and new passwords.

Finally, click save, and Instagram will change the password on your iPhone.

How to change your Instagram password on a desktop

If you prefer using Instagram in a web browser, you can also change your password without any problems.

Here are the steps to follow for desktop users:

Step 1: Open

Open in your preferred web browser and log in with your email and password.

Instagram top bar in desktop browser

Step 2: Select “Settings”

Click your profile picture in the top right, and select “Settings.” 

Select settings from the options

After that, you will see options on the left side under the heading edit profile

Step 3: Change the Password 

Click “Change password,” and Instagram will ask you to enter your old and new passwords and confirm the new one.

After entering both, click the blue bar titled “Change password.” 

how to change your Instagram password on a desktop

Final thoughts on changing your Instagram password

It is important to keep your Instagram account safe by regularly changing your password.

Changing your password protects your personal information and keeps your account safe from hackers.

To improve the security of your Instagram account, you can also use two-way authentication and create a login code. It is needed whenever someone (or you) tries to log in to your Instagram account on a new device. 

Additionally, do not set an easy-to-guess password and use a complex combination of letters, special characters, and numbers.

We hope this article helped you learn how to change your Instagram password on Android, iOS, or desktop devices.


Can you change your Instagram password without knowing the current password? 

Yes. You can reset your Instagram password even if you do not remember the current one. Log out from Instagram, click “Forgot password,” and Instagram will ask you to set a new password. 

Can you set the same password for different Instagram profiles?

Yes, you can, but it’s a security risk. Instagram suggests using different passwords for different accounts. Your Instagram password must contain at least six letters, numbers, and punctuation marks. 

Can someone hack your Instagram account if you have activated two-factor authentication?

Yes, but it is much more difficult. If someone tries to hack your Instagram account from an unrecognized device, they will have to verify their identity with an authentication code only you can receive. They would also need access to the device receiving the authentication code for a successful hack.

David Woutersen

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David is the founder of and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online, while for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.