How to Deactivate Instagram on iPhone App & Delete Instagram Account iPhone

by Niko |Nov 28,2016..

For some reasons, you may want to temporarily deactivate Instagram on iPhone app or even delete Instagram permanently. Is there any possible way to deactivate/delete Instagram account from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly? 

The following article offers you a detailed guide on how to deactivate/delete Instagram account from iPhone 6/6plus/7 temporarily or permanently.

How to Deactivate Instagram from iPhone App

According to Instagram policy, you are allowed to delete your Instagram account as you wanted to, but what the restriction is you just can’t complete the operation within the Instagram app. 

instagram.jpgTo deactivate or delete Instagram account, you have to log into Instgram from your iPhone browser to finish other steps. Remember, you can't disable or delete a Instagram account if you are not able to log into it. You can make it only on the condition that you have the username as well as password. 


Now let's check the detailed guide.

How to Temporarily Deactivate/Delete Instagram 

Note that when you choose to disable your Instagram account temporarily, your profile, photos, videos, likes and comments will be hidden until you reactivate your account. To disable Instagram account on iPhone, 

1.       Open your iPhone browser (eg: Safari), and log into instagram.com

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2.       Tap icon icon in the top right to enter your Instagram profile, and select Edit Profile

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3.       Scroll down, and click “Temporarily disable my account”, select a reason, and confirm your option by clicking “Temporarily Disable Account”. 

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Now, you disable your Instagram account temporarily from iPhone. 

How to Delete Instagram Account Permanently

If you are not just looking to take a break, then you can delete your Instagram account permanentely instead.

1.       Go to Instagram Delete Your Account page (www.instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/permanent/)

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2.       Select a reason from the drop-down menu and let Instagram know why you want to delete your Instagram account.

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3.       Re-enter your Instagram account password, click the red button “Permanently delete my account” and delete Instagram account permanently from iPhone. 

Once you press the button, all of your photos, followers, comments, likes and other data will be deleted permanently and will not be recoverable.

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*the above steps apply to iPad and iPod Touch as well

Now you know how to disable and delete Instagram account from iPhone. If you want to delete the Instagram app, we suggest you to take advantage of an iPhone manager, like IOTransfer, one of the best iOS file transfer and management software. IOTransfer can manage and delete apps from PC easily and safely. 

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Related readings:

How to Download Instagram Videos to iPhone/iPad

How to Delete Apps on iPhone 6, 6s and iPhone 7



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