How to Regain Control Over Your Instagram Account

Instagram, a crazily popular service of online photo sharing, is able to boast myriads of users posting their photos every day. Yet, what to do if you have temporarily lost the control over your Instagram account due to having forgotten the password? Indeed, the service done its best to make the procedure of password recovery as easy as possible. Yet, security matter has been partly sacrificed for that. This simple, step-by-step guide will show you how to get the password from your Instagram back in a matter of several minutes.
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This way looks the main page of Instagram; click on “Forgot” in the field of password in order to recover your account

Step 1. Open the browser and get directed to Instagram (

Step 2. You will probably see the form for signing up. Click on “Log in” near “Have an account?” question, placed beneath the large blue “Sign up” button.
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You have to reset the password before you will get the control over your account back; you can do it on this page and with the use of your email address

Step 3. Once you have got to see the sign in form, click on the “Forgot?” question in the field of the password.

Step 4. Now, you have to reset your old password. In the first field, you need to enter either your username or the email address. Do it and enter the symbols from the Captcha image in the field below. Click on the green “Reset Password” button.
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This kind of a message you will see after clicking on the button for resetting your password; head to your email address then

Step 5. Now you saw a message that asked you to enter your email address in order to reset the password. Follow the direction and enter your email account.
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This way a letter that you will receive in your email account will look

Step 6. Once you have logged in to your email, find there a letter from Instagram (it will look similar to the one depicted in the fourth screenshot). Click on the large “Reset Password” button, which you will find in the letter. Now, you will be redirected to the website of Instagram again.
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After getting redirected back to Instagram’s webpage, set up a new and reliable password for your Instagram account

Step 7. On the newly opened page of Instagram, you will be asked to set up a new password. Do it, indeed, yet you have to make sure that the password is strong and reliable enough. Then, repeat the password in the second field. Following it, click on the “Reset button.”
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The password has just been reset; use it in order to log in to your Instagram account

Step 8. Indeed, your password has just been reset a moment ago, yet you will see the main page of Instagram again. Now, you should enter your username in Instagram and the newly set password. Then, click on the blue “Log in” button. Welcome back to Instagram!

By the way, you may find this article useful if you need help with signing up for Instagram.