Instagram: how to recover or reactivate a deleted account

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Instagram: how to recover or reactivate a deleted account, Se hai deleted your Instagram account and you want to recover it, you must know that, according to Instagram policies, you cannot reactivate your account or recover the username you used previously. However, if you have temporarily disabled it, you can re-enable it at any time.


Instagram doesn't work, what should I do?

  1. Open your Instagram app. To reactivate a temporarily disabled account, simply log into your account again. This action looks very simple, but it can be more complex than it looks. Instagram is very strict about reactivating accounts. You should also consider that if you temporarily disable your account, the disabling will only last for a week.

  2. Enter your username and password. If these credentials manage to restore your deactivated account, your account is active again! If, however, this step did not work and you were unable to log in, you will need to reset your password.

How to reset your Instagram password? 



If you can't reactivate your account by logging in, you can try a second option: reset your password. In fact, if you don't remember your passcode, you can recover or change it.

  1. Click on the link «Forgot your password? Under the login button.
  2. Enter your username or the email address used to create your Instagram account. If you entered the information correctly, you will receive an email with the steps to reset your password.
  3. If you are already logged into your account and want to change your password, you need to access the settings for your user profile. Press the icon at the top right of the screen where "Change password" is located.

If you are unable to recover your password or have not disabled your account and do not understand where the problem is, we recommend that you consult the Instagram terms of use to see if your account has been closed.




Depending on the severity of the breach, you may or may not reactivate your account. Avoid violating the Instagram community instructions. Your account will not be disabled if you post only videos or photos that comply with the community rules set by this platform.

Here are what these rules are:

  • Post photos and videos that belong to you - that is, content that you can claim as your own.
  • Any downloaded photos or videos must be appropriate for all ages. 
  • Do not share sexual or violent content or nudity images. 
  • Avoid content that might encourage self-harm.
  • Be respectful of other members.
  • Don't spam: Repetitive comments are not allowed. Do not manipulate the service for commercial purposes, for discount codes or for the promotion of web pages.

If you don't respect the following rules, Instagram can close your account without warning:


  • You must be at least 13 years old.
  • You don't have to sell or transfer your account to anyone else.
  • You don't have to ask for information to access other accounts.
  • It is not allowed to post violent, discriminatory or sexual content.
  • You must not spam other users.
  • Do not create accounts by unauthorized means such as robots or automated devices.
  • You don't have to prevent another user from using Instagram.
  • You don't have to transfer viruses or malware in general.
  • You don't have to access Instagram's private API.
  • Never use Instagram for illegal purposes.
  • You are responsible for any action taken through your account.
  • NEVER share your password with anyone, including tools - some apps help you plan your content, but others may ask for your password and may not always be reliable.

Still unable to reactivate your account? 



If you still can't log into your account after following these steps, the best you can do is contact Instagram directly to find out what's going on. You can get in touch with them by following these instructions:


  • Access the Instagram Help Center from the Internet where you can report faulty features, find instructions, or report accounts that violate Instagram's rules.
  • From your account, you can click on the option "something is not working". If you are unable to log in to your account, click "I Can't Log In" for instructions on how to restore your account.
  • Go to the Privacy and Security Center and click on the "Report Something" option to report the problem to other users or to your account.
  • Go to the Instagram Facebook page. This is the best way to send a direct message to Instagram because there are no support emails.

To make sure you get a response on Instagram, there are a few things you need to consider when writing your message:


  • Try not to sound upset - they are more likely to respond if you send a clear, unbiased message.
  • Be specific: don't just say “I can't connect”. Be clearer, detail the problem and what steps you have taken to try to fix it.
  • Add a screenshot showing the problem - it will help the support team figure out what's wrong.
  • Make sure you include your username (but don't add your password).
  • Don't insist if you don't get an immediate response.

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Further Reading:

  • How to delete your Instagram account
  • How to temporarily disable your Instagram account
  • How to find people blocked on Instagram
  • 4 methods to reactivate someone on Instagram
  • What to do if WhatsApp suspends your account

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