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:
- Open Instagram and tap on “Forgotten Password?”
- Enter your Username and tap on “Need More Help?”
- Select “Try another way”
- 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 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?”
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?”
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”
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
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.
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.
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