What Can I Do If I Cant Receive a Password Reset Email or Text on Instagram?

Never receiving your password reset is never convenient but you do have the options to either troubleshoot it yourself or with Instagram, or try to find a way in using Facebook. In most cases, this issue can be solved by either checking your spam folder or clicking on the reset password link.

Social media is a useful way to keep in touch with friends and family or become famous. But whatever your reason for using Instagram, we all can agree that not receiving your password resets or accessing your account can be a headache. So what do you do if you're not receiving those emails or texts? There are multiple approaches to this issue. It can be addressed through either Instagram, Facebook or your email provider to find a way to log in first or find out why you're not receiving those emails.

Approach One
Instagram may be able to help. Open the app on your mobile device and enter the last email address or phone number you used to access your account. Tap Forgot Password and then need more help. This will open a support ticket with Instagram.

Approach Two
Facebook is another option if you've used it to log into Instagram before. Open the app and tap on Log In With Facebook. Next, follow the instructions and you should be able to log into your Instagram and update your contact details if needed. This could also be a solution if you use the same email address for Instagram and Facebook but have never used Facebook to log into Instagram.

Approach Three
Most email providers have a search feature. Simply type Instagram in the search field and you will see all the search results that contain Instagram. If you don't see any then you either mistyped your email when you set up your Instagram account or you used a different email address.

If You Have One Email Address
1. Check your email's spam or junk folder. Chances are if they don't end up in your main inbox then it's because your email sees it as spam. You might need to mark Instagram as a safe sender.

2. Check your inbox to see if you made an Instagram folder for all your Instagram emails to go into. Sometimes we forget because who remembers everything they did in previous months?

3. If none of the above apply, then give the email more time to arrive or try the reset password again. You could also follow steps one and two for another email account, if applicable. Contact Instagram if you have any questions.

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