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How to Reactivate a Deactivated or Deleted Instagram Account

It is possible to reactivate a deactivated Instagram account (or recover the old username for manually deleted accounts). Be careful, accounts deleted for violation of community rules are probably not recoverable.

To obtain the username of a manually deleted account, simply re-register with, or change the username of an already existing account, if and only if no one has reused it in the meantime .

If you reactivate an account that you deactivate, simply log back into Instagram using your credentials (username and password). This connection will allow you to retrieve your profile, photos, comments and likes.

How to Recover a Hacked Instagram Account

If you think your Instagram account has been hacked or compromised, go to the dedicated help page as soon as possible. It contains all the important links to contact support and reset your password. Please note that you must provide specific information to prove that the account concerned belongs to you: username, email address, telephone number, as well as any other useful details.

How to Recover a Blocked or Restricted Instagram Account

It is possible that your account has been blocked (temporarily or permanently) or restricted by the social network for various reasons. Please note that in the event of a permanent ban, Instagram may choose not to restore your account. To attempt to reactivate a blocked or restricted Instagram account, perform the following steps:

  • go to the Instagram complaint form from a web browser,
  • fill it in indicating your full name, your email address, the username of the account concerned, your mobile phone number, as well as the reason(s) for which you will then file a complaint
  • Once the form is completed, click on To send to validate the form.

Instagram will contact you to inform you of the final decision. Please note that the recovery request examination time can sometimes be long (several days).

How to reset your Instagram password if you forget it

If you forget your password, Instagram allows you to recover using your email address, phone number or Facebook account. To validate your reset, you will need to have access to your email address, phone number or associated Facebook account. If you no longer have access to it, you can still use the email account with which you are registered.

Please note that the password reset procedure is different on Android and iOS.

For Android

  • Open the Instagram app,
  • On the login screen, click Get help logging in,
  • Enter your user name, email address or phone number, or select Login with Facebook,
  • When you have chosen the option you prefer, press Following and follow the instructions that appear on your screen,
  • Once the procedure is complete, log in again using your new credentials.

For iOS

  • Open the Instagram app,
  • On the login screen, click Forgot your passwordlocated under Report,
  • Press on username we Phone,
  • Enter your username, email address, or phone number, then tap Following to validate,
  • Follow the instructions that appear on your screen,
  • Once the procedure is complete, log in again using your new credentials.

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