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How to Deactivate Your Instagram Account Temporarily

By Hamid

Updated on March 12, 2022

How to Deactivate Your Instagram Account Temporarily

Want to take a break from Instagram? Wondering how to temporarily disable your account without losing the data associated with it? Well, if that's the case, then you're in the right place. Just remember that deactivating your Instagram account, hides your profile, photos, comments and likes. Once you log back in, your account will be restored and it'll be like you never left.

In this step-by-step guide, I'll show you how to deactivate your Instagram account temporarily on both computer and phone. So, let's get started!

1. How to Deactivate Instagram Account Temporarily on Mobile Phone?

1

To temporarily disable your Instagram account on mobile phone, open your favorite browser on your Android or iPhone device (You can't deactivate your account through the Instagram app).

2

Go to instagram.com and log into your account, if you haven't logged in already.

3

Tap the Profile icon at the bottom right of the page, then tap Edit Profile.

Edit Instagram Profile
4

Scroll down, then tap Temporarily disable my account at the bottom right

Temporarily Disable my account
5

Scroll down again, then select a reason under Why are you disabling your account?. Next, re-enter your password and tap Temporarily Disable Account

Temporarily Disable Account
6

In the popup window that appears, tap the Yes button to confirm that you want to temporarily disable your account.

Confirm Instagram Deactivation

After following the steps above, your Instagram account will be temporarily deactivated. During deactivation, your account won't be visible to public. To reactivate it again, simply log back in at any time using your username and password.

That's it! That's all you need to do to temporarily deactivate your Instagram account on phone.

2. How to Deactivate Instagram Account Temporarily on Computer?

1

To begin, go to instagram.com and log into your account, if you haven't logged in already.

2

Click your profile icon at the top right corner of your screen, then select Profile from the drop-down menu.

Instagram Profile
3

Next, click Edit Profile.

Edit Instagram Profile
4

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Temporarily disable my account.

Temporarily disable my account
5

Once here, select a reason for deactivating your Instagram account next to Why are you disabling your account?, then re-enter your password and click Temporarily Disable Account.

Temporarily Disable Instagram account
6

In the popup window that appears, click the Yes button to confirm that you want to temporarily disable your Instagram account.

confirm temporarily Disable Your Instagram Account

After following the steps above, your Instagram account will be temporarily deactivated. During deactivation, your account won't be visible to public. To reactivate it again, simply log back in using your username and password.

That's it! That's all you need to do to temporarily disable your Instagram account using computer.

If you have any question regarding this post, just let me know in the comments below or send me a message on my Facebook page! I will be more than glad to help you out! 🙂

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