Most social media platforms offer the option to delete your account once you’ve finished using it. Whether you want a fresh start with a new username or just want to start over, this guide will help you delete your Instagram account for good. You can also choose to deactivate or delete your account.
How to Delete Your Instagram Account on iPhone
- Open the Instagram app on your iPhone.
- Tap on your profile icon, then tap ‘Settings’ in the top right corner.
- Scroll down and tap ‘Deactivate Account’.
- Follow the steps to deactivate your account (if necessary), then tap ‘Deactivate Account’ again to confirm.
- Once you’ve confirmed, tap on the red cross near the bottom of the screen to delete your account from your device and from Instagram’s servers too!
What happens when you delete your account
When you delete your Instagram account, all of the content that you’ve posted is removed. The company can still see this information, but it won’t be displayed publicly on your profile anymore.
When you delete your account, any other accounts that are connected to yours will also be deleted; this includes accounts for which you’re a verified user and accounts that are connected to an account with the same email address. Additionally, if someone has shared their username or email address with your account, they’ll have to connect it to a different account when deleting it.
After deleting your Instagram account, everything will continue as normal until you deactivate or delete it again in the future.
What does it mean to deactivate your account?
Deactivating your account means you’ll still have the ability to log in, but you won’t be able to post or reply to posts. You won’t even see any of your own posts. However, you will still be able to search and browse other people’s content.
You can also choose to delete your account from Instagram altogether, which is what we recommend if you want a fresh start or just want to start over with a new username. That way, all of your followers will follow you on the platform that you switch too. Otherwise, they’ll remain on Instagram and not follow you on anything else.
What does it mean to delete your account?
When someone deletes an Instagram account, they’re deleting their username and all the content that’s been posted under it. Once the account is deleted, the account will no longer be able to post new content or comment on any of your posts.
It’s important to understand the difference between deleting your account and deactivating it. By deleting your account, you are permanently removing it from Instagram. Deactivating your account means you can still use it but can’t post any new content. So if you want to delete your account but not deactivate it, you will have to do that manually.