If you’ve had your Instagram account hacked, I know how frustrating it can be to fix the problem. Instagram has very little in terms of support or customer service, so it’s hard to get any help from them. Luckily, there are some things you can do on your own to recover your hacked Instagram account and keep hackers out of your profile in the future. Here are 5 quick tips to recover your hacked Instagram account.
1) Change your Email
If you’re lucky, the hacker didn’t change your email address associated with your Instagram account. If that’s the case, simply follow these steps:
1. Go to the Instagram website and click on the login button.
2. Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields.
3. Click on the Forgot Password? link.
4. Enter the email address associated with your Instagram account and click Submit.
5. A link will be sent to the email address that you need to click on. Clicking on it will bring you back to your account, where you can now log in again.
2) Reinstall the App
If you think your Instagram account has been hacked, the first thing you should do is reinstall the app. This will help make sure that any malicious software on your phone is removed. Once you’ve done that, change your password and add two-factor authentication. Then, contact Instagram’s support team to let them know what happened.
Finally, check your account regularly for any strange activity. By following these steps, you can help protect your account and prevent future hacks.
If reinstalling doesn’t work, contact your IT team for assistance. If you don’t have access to an IT team, you can hire a freelancer through sites like Upwork or Fiverr. Just make sure that you verify their credentials and check reviews before hiring anyone.
Once they’ve removed any malicious software from your device, they should be able to restore your account without any problems. The last thing you want is for your hacked account to get hacked again.
3) Reset your Password
If you’re lucky, the hacker changed your password and you can simply reset it. To do this, go to the Instagram login page and click Forgot Password. Enter the email address or phone number associated with your account. You’ll then receive a password reset link via email or text. Click on the link and enter a new password.
If you can’t log in with your existing password, and your email or phone number is no longer associated with your account, you’ll need to contact Instagram’s support team for help. The company does not store any payment information on its servers, so if you think a hacker took over your account and changed credit card details you won’t be able to change them yourself.
You’ll also have trouble resetting passwords or contacting support if you don’t know what email address or phone number was originally associated with your account—you can remove it from an Instagram profile by going into Settings and switching off Show in Profile. After deleting it, go back into Settings and turn on two-factor authentication.
4) Use a different phone number
If you’re still logged into your Instagram account on another device, you can try changing your password from there. If you’re unable to do that, or if you don’t have any other devices logged in, you’ll need to go through Instagram’s official process for recovering a hacked account. To do that, you’ll need to provide some identifying information and prove that you’re the rightful owner of the account.
Once you’ve done that, you should be able to change your password and regain control of your account. However, as with all passwords, it’s important to make sure you’re using something unique and hard to guess.
In order to help protect yourself against future hacks, make sure your Instagram earning has a strong password that is at least 8 characters long with at least one number and symbol in it.
5) Use social media apps such as Who Viewed My Profile
If you’re worried about your Instagram account being hacked, there are a few things you can do to recover it. First, check if your account is still active by logging in. If you can’t log in, try resetting your password. If that doesn’t work, contact Instagram’s support team.
If you can’t log in, try resetting your password. To do so, head to Settings and tap Reset Password. Next, tap on Send Email, which will send a new password via email. Enter your email address and hit Send (you’ll need to verify that you own that account).
You can also try contacting Instagram’s support team for help if you’re still having trouble accessing your account. Once you’re logged back into your account, run an anti-virus program or app like Avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus (Android) or Avast Anti-Theft (iOS). This will help ensure that any viruses have been removed from your device before using it again.
If your Instagram account has been hacked, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do to try and recover it. First, try logging in with your email address or phone number. If that doesn’t work, you can reset your password. If you’re still having trouble, contact Instagram’s support team. They may be able to help you recover your account.