How to Recover Your Instagram Account Without Email or Phone Number

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Recover Your Instagram Account Without Email or Phone Number

Forgetting passwords is something we all do, but don’t you worry. I’ll help you recover your Instagram account even if you don’t have your email or phone number.

Here’s the short of it:

  1. Open Instagram and tap on “Forgotten Password?”
  2. Enter your Username and tap on “Need More Help?”
  3. Select “Try another way”
  4. Complete the support form

Confused about contacting Instagram support? Understandable. Go through my instructions below, and you’ll finish this a lot faster!

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How to Recover Your Instagram Account Without Email or Phone Number

How Can You Recover Your IG Account Without an Email or Phone Number?

To put it simply, the only way you could recover your Instagram account in these circumstances is by contacting support and hoping they believe you.

The “Get more help?” page is where you need to go. Find the “Request Support” form, complete it, send it, and wait for a reply from Instagram.

They’ll ask you to take a selfie holding a piece of paper with a handwritten code. Do that, and they should help you regain access to your account.

Let’s start, shall we?

1. Open Instagram and tap on “Forgotten Password?”

Open Instagram and tap on “Forgotten Password?”
Open Instagram and tap on “Forgotten Password?”

Begin by opening Instagram and selecting “Forgotten password?” on the login screen (check the screenshot above).

2. Enter your Username and tap on “Need More Help?”

Enter your Username and tap on “Need More Help?”
Enter your Username and tap on “Need More Help?”

Next, you’ll be asked to enter your username, email, or phone number. But ignore that. Instead, select “Need more help?” at the bottom of the page (colored in blue).

3. Select “Try another way”

Select “Try another way”
Select “Try another way”

On this page (check the screenshot above), Instagram will give two options to recover your account – via email or phone number. But… you can’t access those.

So, what you should do instead is select the “Try another way” option at the bottom of the page.

4. Complete the support form

Complete the support form
Complete the support form

This is the support forum. I know, it looks chaotic. But go through the form and check the appropriate options that best fit your situation.

Then, in the last field, explain that you can’t access your phone number or email address and that you can perform any security check they need to get your account back.

Requesting Instagram support
Requesting Instagram support

After you finish completing the form, select “Request Support” at the bottom of the page, and you’re on your merry way to recovering your IG account.

You just have to wait for Instagram to reply, which is an exercise in patience if nothing else. A couple of hours or even days may go by…

But eventually, they’ll send you instructions on how to proceed. As I said, you’ll have to take a selfie of yourself holding a piece of paper with a handwritten code they’ll provide.

Do that, and in 24-48 hours, they’ll send you a link to reset your password. And there you have it – the quickest (and only) way of regaining your IG account without an email or password.

Leave a comment below if you need help with something else or if this guide helped you!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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