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How to Deactivate Your Instagram Account Temporarily

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 Computer?

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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
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Next, click Edit Profile.

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

Temporarily disable my account
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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
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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'd like to temporarily disable your Instagram account on phone, I'll show you how to do that next.

2. How to Deactivate Instagram Account Temporarily on phone?

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To temporarily disable your Instagram account on phone, open the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone device and log into your account, if you haven't logged in already.

2

Tap the Profile icon at the bottom right of the page.

Instagram App Profile Icon
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In the top right corner of the page, tap the three lines icon, then tap Settings.

Instagram Settings
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In the settings menu, tap Help.

Instagram Help
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In the help menu, tap Help Center.

Instagram Help Center
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Type in delete instagram in the search box as shown below, then select How do I delete my Instagram account? .

How do I delete my Instagram account?
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Scroll down a bit and tap the Delete Your Account link. Don't worry, your account won't be deleted

Delete Your Account Instagram
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Enter your username and password, then tap Log in.

Instagram Account Login
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Once here, tap on the Temporarily disable link.

Temporarily disable
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Select an option for deactivating your Instagram account from the drop-down menu under Why are you disabling your account, then re-enter your password and tap Temporarily Disable Account.

Reason for deactivating your Instagram account
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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.

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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