How do you delete an Instagram account without the password or email address?

If you are locked out of your Instagram account and want the account deleted forever, there is something you can do but you'll need to follow these specific steps to do so.

So you have decided to go on a social media cleanse. Some days have flown by with you fixated on your mobile phone screen. You have said that you will no longer spend your free time looking at gorgeous Instagram models. Maybe funny videos on the site are too good to say no to. Maybe you just want to spend more time outdoors. You may just want to start over and open a new Instagram account.

However, there is a hitch. You go on to log into your account and cannot remember your password. You search everywhere and cannot find it. You even go through your hidden and deleted files and still cannot find your backup. You are now beginning to panic thinking it is fate for you to remain on Instagram. You need to keep calm because there is a solution. You are not he first to go through this.

Normally, you would have to be logged on to your account in order to successfully delete your Instagram account. Since you cannot remember your password and have tried everything but it still will not budge, you will have to try something else. The first step would be to visit Instagram's account recovery page. On the page you will find an option where Instagram can send a message to the email you used to open your account provided that it is not linked to your Facebook profile. Here is what you will need to do to access your Instagram account:

  1. Open the Instagram app or web page on the device of your choice.
  2. Select the "forgotten password" tab on the login screen.
  3. Tap the empty field tagged "Username" or "e-mail" and enter the email address you used to open your Instagram account.
  4. Press "Search" located in the top right hand corner of your screen.
  5. Select "Send email" so as to renew your password.
  6. Click on the link sent to you by Instagram in the password renewal email they send you and create a new password.

If your Instagram account was linked to Facebook there is a way to recover your password. Diligently go through the following steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app or web page on the device of your choice.
  2. Select the "forgotten password" tab on the login screen.
  3. Tap the empty field tagged "Username" or "e-mail" and enter the email address you used to open your Instagram account.
  4. Press "Search" located in the top right hand corner of your screen.
  5. Select "Renewal" via Facebook.
  6. Instagram will prompt you to log in to Facebook if you are not logged in already. The Instagram account that was most recently linked to your Facebook account will be displayed and you will have the option to renew your password presented to you. Use it to log into your Instagram account.

So you don't have your email address and did not link your Instagram account to Facebook. Don't worry here is what you can do:

  1. Open Instagram on your mobile phone.
  2. Select the "forgotten password" tab on the login screen.
  3. Click on the "Phone" option
  4. Enter your country code and phone number
  5. Press the "Send Login Link" tab
  6. Select the login link in your phone's messages inbox
  7. You will be directed to the Instagram app where you can enter a new password and confirm it.

You will have to log into your account on the web. Once you are in your Instagram account here is what you should do:

  1. Go to the "Delete Your Account Page"
  2. Select one of the options from the drop down menu next to the query "Why are you deleting your account." You have to select one.
  3. Once you have selected a reason, a "Permanently Delete My Account" tab will appear. Select it and successfully delete your account.
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