How Can You See Your Instagram Password?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How Can You See Your Instagram Password?

Did you forget your Instagram password but are still logged into the app?

Normally, you’d need to reset it by getting a confirmation email and reviewing all the security checks.

But this guide will teach you a simpler method – how you can see your password on your mobile phone.

This way, you’ll remember the password immediately and won’t need to reset it.

How can I see my Instagram password?

The simplest solution to see your Instagram password is to find your saved password on your mobile device. This can be done on all types of devices, both Android and iPhone.

Go to Settings – Google Account – Security – Password Manager – Instagram.

Follow the steps below to find your Instagram password on your mobile device!

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How Can You See Your Instagram Password?

How Can You See Your Instagram Password?

The simplest solution is to find your saved password on your mobile device.

This can be done on all types of devices, both Android and iPhone.

For this article, we’ll show you how it’s done on an Android, but the process should be mostly identical on iPhones.

Go to Settings – Google Account – Security – Password Manager – Instagram.

Follow these steps, and you’ll find your Instagram password in a few seconds:

  • Open your Settings and go to your Google Account
Open your Settings and go to your Google Account
Open your Settings and go to your Google Account

First, open your phone Settings – the Gear icon in your app menu.

Then, scroll down until you see the “Google” option or “Google Account.”

The options may be slightly different on your device, but the general rules still apply.

Look in your Google account’s password manager to find your Instagram password.

If you’ve activated this feature, Google will ask whether you want to save your social media credentials on your phone.

This allows for faster login procedures later on.

  • Tap on “Manage your Google account”
Tap on “Manage your Google account”
Tap on “Manage your Google account”

Upon opening your Google account setting, you may need to select “Manage your Google Account.”

This will take you to a specialized menu where you can personalize your Google account.

It’s the same on a computer when you go to Google account settings.

This time, you’re trying to find the saved password for Instagram, though.

  • Select “Security”
Select “Security”
Select “Security”

After you select “Manage your Google account,” you’ll be taken to another window.

The Google Account will appear at the top with your Google name a bit below.

Under your email address, you’ll see several menus like “Home,” “Personal Info,” “Data & Privacy,” etc.

These options are on a dynamic menu that you can scroll through from left to right.

Scroll to the right until you find the “Security” option, then select it.

This will change the main window to reflect security options.

  • Select “Password Manager”
Select “Password Manager”
Select “Password Manager”

After you select the “Security” tab, you’ll see the main window change to show new options.

These include “Recent security activity,” “Signing in to Google,” “2-Step Verification”, and more.

Scroll down until you see the “Signing into other sites” menu. Under it, you’ll see the “Password Manager” option.

Select it.

  • Select “Instagram”
Select “Instagram”
Select “Instagram”

In your Password Manager, you’ll see a list of all the apps you’ve saved the passwords for.

We’ve only saved passwords for Instagram for this guide. 

Usually, it’s not recommended to save passwords on your mobile phone for security reasons.

If someone gains access to your device, they’ll also find all the saved passwords for your social media accounts.

It’s a massive security vulnerability.

But if you’re very safe about it, it could still work.

When you find the Instagram account in your Password Manager, tap on it.

  • Authenticate yourself
Authenticate yourself
Authenticate yourself

Google will ask you to authenticate yourself if you want to see the Instagram password.

Either use your fingerprint scanner if you have one or enter your Google password.

If your fingerprint sensor doesn’t work, tap on “Use password” and enter your Google password.

  • Tap on the “view password” icon
Tap on the “view password” icon
Tap on the “view password” icon

Here we are! This is your Instagram account, with username and password.

By default, your password will not be visible and will instead be replaced with black dots.

To make the password visible, tap on the “Eye” icon to the right of the password.

Alternatively, you can tap the “Copy” icon next to the “Eye” icon.

This will copy the password to your clipboard, which you can paste to your Instagram login page.

Either way, you can see your Instagram password here!

The next time you forget your password, this is where you’ll find it.

What If Google Hasn’t Saved My Instagram Password?

We can’t talk for all mobile devices, but ours doesn’t save passwords by default.

We had to activate this feature to store the Instagram password inside.

If you can’t find your Instagram password in your Google Manager, you need to reset it.

It’s really simple – tap on “Need some help?” on the main log-in screen on Instagram.

Then, follow the steps below to reset your password:

  • Enter your username/email address and tap on Next
Enter your username/email address and tap on Next
Enter your username/email address and tap on Next

You’ll need to receive a password reset email if you want to reset your Instagram password.

This means entering your Instagram username or email in the “login help” window.

Then, tap on Next.

  • Select the email option
Select the email option
Select the email option

Instagram will give you three options to reset your password – via email, phone, or Facebook.

Please choose the first option (email) since it’s the fastest one.

Instagram will then notify you that it has sent a password reset email to your email address.

Email sent
Email sent
  • Access the Instagram email
Access the Instagram email
Access the Instagram email

To reset your Instagram password, you need to open the email Instagram just sent you.

It should be at the top of your email list.

Tap on it to open it!

  • Tap on “Reset Password”
Tap on “Reset Password”
Tap on “Reset Password”

Instagram will let you log in with your usual credentials or reset your password.

If you’ve opted for automatic log-in, then you can try that. 

But if you haven’t done this and don’t know your password, you need to reset it.

Select the second option – Reset your password.

  • Create a new password and finish the process
Create a new password and finish the process
Create a new password and complete the process

Finally, you’ll be asked to create a new password for Instagram.

Confirm it in the second field, and then tap on “Reset Password.”

It’s done; now, you can log in to Instagram using your new password.

Use a password that you can remember but if that’s not possible, have Google save it for you.

How To Enable Google Saving My Instagram Password?

After you reset your password and you can access your Instagram account, you might want to let Google save it for you.

As we said earlier in the guide, Google doesn’t save your passwords by default.

The option needs to be enabled first.

To do that, go to your phone Settings – Google – Manage your Google account.

Then, go to Security – Password Manager. These were the same steps as before when you wanted to find your Instagram password.

When you get to the Password Manager menu, look in the top-right corner for a Gear icon.

Password Manager menu
Password Manager menu

Tap on it to go to Password Manager Settings.

Then, look at the first two options when you open the settings.

Password Manager Settings
Password Manager Settings

The first option is “Offer to save passwords.” This means that the next time you log in to a social media account, Google will offer to save the credentials in the Password Manager.

It’ll ask you before it does that, though. 

The second option is “Auto sign-in.” This means Google will automatically use the stored credentials to log you to all social media accounts.

This option adds more comfort to your experience, but it’s dangerous if someone steals your device.

Enable the first option to have Google save your Instagram password.

That’s it!

Conclusion

Maybe you haven’t been using Instagram for some time and forgot your password.

No problem, since Google should have saved it for you.

But you need to turn on that option first. To do it, go to phone Settings – Google – Manage Google Account – Security – Password Manager – Options – Offer to save passwords.

To see your Instagram password, go to your Google Password Manager and take it from there!

If you forgot the password and Google didn’t save it, you’d need to reset it.

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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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