How to Recover Instagram Account Without Phone Number and Email

To recover an Instagram account without the associated phone number and/or email, you’ll need to find a way to gain access to the email again or somehow remember your phone number.

Trying to recover an Instagram account that you can’t access due to forgetting your password or user name is generally a simple process. It involves resetting your password using either your email address, phone number, or Facebook account.

However, what if you don’t have access to any of these anymore? Is there any hope of getting the account back? Keep reading to learn more.

Key Takeaways

  • To recover your account in this situation you’ll need to find a way to either regain access to your email or remember your phone number, as Instagram states they won’t be able to give you access to your account without it.
  • You may think to try and reach out to Instagram and plead your case, but the direct customer support offered by Instagram is subpar and you’ll likely struggle to get any assistance.
  • You generally want to attempt to recover the account as soon as possible. The longer you wait before attempting to recover your account, the greater the risk of it being permanently deleted by Instagram.

1. Regain Access to Your Email Account

The best way to recover your Instagram account in these circumstances is to attempt to first regain access to your email account associated with it. The first step is to reach out to your email provider and request assistance in regaining your account.

Provide as much detail as you can about the issue, including if you can remember the email address itself, the recovery email used, a phone number, your name, or anything else of value.

Whether your account was hacked, or you simply forgot the password, these companies should be able to provide you with a couple of options to recover access. This could be by using a recovery email address, answering security questions, or another other type of verification.

If you end up being able to log into your email account again, you can simply reset/change your Instagram password like normal to recover access to your account.

2. Try to Remember the Associated Phone Number

In addition to trying to access your email account, remembering the phone number associated with your account can also help you log in and recover your account. Do your best to remember the phone number you used to verify it.

You can ask your family, reach out to friends who may have your old number, or could even check through things like emails, messages, or other files/documents to see if the phone number is located anywhere.

3. Attempt to Reach Out to Instagram for Assistance

If you were unsuccessful in your attempts to regain access to your email or remember your old phone number, you might think of reaching out to Instagram support as a last-ditch effort. However, this is unlikely to be successful.

Instagram has a comprehensive help center, but is lackluster when it comes to direct customer support. The contact email for Instagram was, however many people have reported that it no longer works.

You can also call 1-650-543-4800, but it’s simply an automated message telling you to visit the online help center. So you can attempt to reach out, but if your experience is like most of the other people out there, you won’t get any help beyond being told to visit the help center.

4. Act Quickly

Whether you decide to regain access to your email, figure out the phone number, or try to reach out to support, you want to act quickly. This is because Instagram has the right to delete inactive accounts permanently. There are no guarantees they’ll do it, but they have the option.

The company is vague about how long an account needs to be inactive before it’s deleted, but the longer you wait to try and recover the account, the higher the chances of it being deleted permanently and you being unable to recover it at all.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’ve forgotten your password or username, the process for regaining access to your Instagram account is relatively simple. However, if you don’t have access to either your email or phone number, it can be challenging to get it back.

I hope this guide helped you learn the steps to take to try and recover your Instagram account without your phone number or email.

Is there anything else you feel I should have mentioned in this guide? Let me know in a comment below.

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