Forgot Old Password: Here’s How To Change Instagram Password Quickly?

Have trouble logging into your Instagram account? Here's how to solve it!

With more than 1.386 billion users, Instagram just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Because Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms, hackers are always a possibility. There have been multiple claims that users’ Instagram data has been compromised. As a result, it is advised that passwords be changed at least once every six months. And if you forget your old password, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. This article will show you how to change or reset your Instagram password on your phone or computer.

To change your IG password, you need your old Instagram password. But if you have forgotten your Instagram password, you need to reset your password. You don’t need your old password while initiating a password reset. All you need is your email address or phone number linked to your IG account.

In this article, you will learn the various ways you can change/reset your Instagram password with/without an email address or phone number. As a bonus, we will also share a secret hack to see your old IG password before changing it.

You can change or reset your Instagram password without old password by following the steps mentioned below:

How To Change Instagram Password(iPhone/Android)?

Has your Instagram password been compromised? Do you need to change your password to something new and stronger? Here’s the step-by-step guide to help you recover your Instagram password on your smartphone app:

  • Open Instagram App
  • Go to your profile
  • Tap on the hamburger icon
  • Select Settings 
  • Tap on Security
  • Next, tap Password

  • Put in your old password and then add a new password twice
  • Tap on Save

Your Instagram password will be changed.

How To Reset Instagram Password (Desktop)?

If you don’t remember your old Instagram password, then you must use the reset feature.  Using your verified phone number or email id, you will be able to set a new password on your Instagram account without putting in the old IG password.

  • Go to the Instagram login page. 
  • Select the ‘Forgot password’ option
  • Instagram will then ask you to put in your email address, phone number, or username. The process will be the same for all the options. For the example, let’s assume you put in your email id.

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  • Once you put in the email address linked to your account, a pop-up will appear notifying you that the login link has been sent to the mentioned email address.
  • Open your inbox and find the email from Instagram
  • Click on the “Reset Password” button

  • Choose a new Instagram password for your account. Enter the new password twice. 
  • Click on Enter Password.

You can directly log into your Instagram account even if you have forgotten the old password. You need to follow these same steps. Instead of the “Reset password” button, click on the “Log in” button. Using this way you can access your Instagram account without resetting your password.  

Recover Instagram Password Without Email ID From Mobile App

If you wish to reset the password using the linked email account, then the steps will be the same as the ones we mentioned for the website version. Simply follow the onscreen instructions, and you will be able to reset your IG password in no time using your iPhone or Android smartphone. However, if you don’t remember your email address, then you can use your mobile number to log into your Instagram account. Instagram will verify your authenticity using OTP, and once the process is over, you can access your account through the app.

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But if you wish to reset your password, then you need to use the browser. You can’t reset your Instagram password from the app. However, you can change your IG password from the app if you remember the old password. Here’s how:

Can I See My Instagram Password?

You cannot see your Instagram password on the app. Even while changing or resetting your old password, you cannot see your old IG password. However, there is a way you can recover your old Instagram password before resetting it.

If you want to see your Instagram password on your iPhone then you need to go to Settings and find Passwords. Under Passwords, go to Instagram. You will see your Instagram password. Along with Instagram, you can find the password for your Amazon account, Facebook, Snapchat, and every other website and app that you have saved on your ios device.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Why can’t I change my Instagram password?

If you are unable to change your Instagram password try refreshing the login page and try again. Try some other method to change your IG password. Check if you have entered the correct username and password. If everything is proper, then it might be possible that Instagram has locked or disabled your Instagram profile. In such a case, you need to step away from Instagram for a while.

If, after a day or two, you can’t log back in, then try these fixes to unlock your Instagram account.

Q2. How can I see my Instagram password while logged in?

To see your Instagram password while logged in, you need to open your password manager. You can see your log-in details saved in your password manager.

Q3. How to reset Instagram password without email?

If you want to reset your Instagram password without email then you can change your IG password in 2 ways:

  • You can use your linked phone number to reset your IG password
  • You can use Facebook to reset your Instagram password

Q4. How to change Instagram password without old password?

To reset your Instagram password, you don’t need your old password. All you need to do is tap on “Forgot Password” on your IG login page. Then with the help of your linked phone number, email address, or Facebook account set up a new IG password.

Q5. How to create a new password for Instagram?

Because you keep on forgetting your Instagram password and are forced to reset it time and time again, you must create a strong new Instagram password that is easy to remember as well. Here are a few tips to create a strong new Instagram password.


Instagram has made it very easy to change and reset your password as and when required. All you need is your email address or your phone number to log back into your IG account. So make sure you have linked your Instagram account with your latest phone number and email address. Because if you lose your password and don’t have access to your email id and phone number, recovering your Instagram account becomes extremely tough, unless you use have an iPhone.  (Settings>Password>Instagram)

There’s still a way to get your Instagram account back, but you need to have your Facebook account linked to your Instagram account. Then you can log into your Instagram profile via Facebook. You can even change your password using Facebook. But we’ll cover that some other time.