Instagram allows you to change your phone number with ease. It is one of the best social media apps for business and personal use. We are using it in our daily routine so it’s better to stay safe by adding or updating our contact number there.
The IG app allows you to do so by just getting into the account settings. However, I am gonna show you the step-by-step procedure with screenshots. So you must not waste your time and do it very quickly.
Remember it doesn’t matter if there is no cell number attached already. You can add a new one whenever you want. But the suggestion is to always have a contact number there. Read How to Deactivate and Delete Your Instagram Account.
Look you can lose your account in most cases. I can’t explain all of those reasons here, but your contact info is the most important thing in order to keep your account safe and secure.
There are two methods you can follow for doing so. The choice is yours but you can use the IG app or IG on the web browser using your computer or PC. I will explain both here. Please find the Updated section for the latest information.
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How to Change Your Phone Number on Instagram
In this method, you need to follow the below steps in your IG app. But please update your IG app to its latest version first, then follow the procedure. Because that way you won’t have trouble while following these steps. Now to change or update your phone number on the IG app:
- Open your Instagram app.
- Tap your profile icon at the bottom right corner.
- Now tap the Edit Profile button then Personal Information Settings.
- Tap your Phone number.
- Enter your new Phone number and tap the Next button.
- A verification SMS will be sent to your number, enter to verify it.
- Once done, tap the Tick Mark at the top right.
That is exactly it, remember you can remove, add new, or update the existing one whenever you like. However, upon adding a new one, you should keep your number on. Because you will get a confirmation SMS with a code to verify the number you have entered on your IG account. Read: Save Videos from Instagram on PC, Android, and also on iPhone.
Updated: Change Phone Number on Instagram App
In 2023, you can change the phone number but the settings have been moved to a new place. Please follow these steps to change your phone number on the Instagram app in 2023: Open the Instagram app, go to your profile, tap the Edit Profile button, then Personal Information Settings, tap your phone number, update or change it and you are good to go. Here is an updated screenshot for your reference.
Change Phone Number on IG on PC
You can do the same process on your computer too. The procedure is almost the same but never mind, I am gonna show you that too. To change or update your phone number on IG using your PC:
- Go to instagram.com and go to your profile.
- Click Menu at the bottom left then Settings.
- Now Click See More in Account Center.
- Click Personal Details, and edit your phone number over there.
That is pretty it, you have successfully done updating your phone number on your IG account. Please keep in mind IG should pick the default country code for your number. But in most cases, it doesn’t. So then you will need to enter your country code for your phone number manually. For example +92 314 0000000.
Change your IG Phone Number for Two Factor Authentication
If you have already turned on 2FA or Two Factor Authentication on your IG application using your phone number. You can go ahead and change, delete your number, or disable the 2FA whenever you want. However, here I will show you how to change the 2FA phone number on IG. Here is how to do it:
Go to your profile then tap the Menu icon at the top right. Now tap Settings at the bottom and go to Security on the Settings page. Here tap on the Two-Factor Authentication. tap the “ON” next to Text Message and select Text Message. Delete your current number then add another one then tap Next. Now confirm the verification code via SMS and tap Next. That is it, this is how you can change your phone number for IG 2FA.
There are multiple questions asked in different forums. I am gonna answer a few important questions right about changing or updating the IG phone number. You may your question via our contact form or the comment section below.
How do I change my mobile number on IG without login?
There is a very simple answer to this question. It is not possible to change or update your mobile number on IG without login. If your mobile number is registered then go ahead and log in to your account then follow any of the above procedures to change it. Go to your profile then Edit your profile then add your mobile number. Verify it and you are good to go.
How to Remove Phone Number from Instagram?
It is your right to keep or remove/delete your mobile phone number from Instagram. You can do it this way. Open your IG app, then go to your profile. After that tap on the Edit profile button, scroll down then tap on the Phone number option. Remove your number and tap Next. Now tap the Check Mark option at the top right corner in order to save the changes. That is, you are good to go.
Is the Phone Number on IG visible to others?
You can always get into the privacy settings on IG and tweak them as per your privacy needs on IG. You can also make your account completely private from there.
Can your Search on IG by Phone Number?
The short answer is Yes, you can search for someone on IG by phone number. But if you have a valid number and you cannot search for it or it is not available, then the users have made their account private or tweaked the privacy settings for it not to be found by phone number. I hope you are getting my point.
Can I Change my Instagram Phone Number without Logging in?
It is not possible to change your phone number on IG without login in. Even if you log in to IG will need to confirm your action by sending a verification code, once the code is verified then you will be able to change your number. So don’t waste your time, if you have forgotten your password then recover it first then log in and change your phone number.
Why Instagram won’t let me change my phone number
If Instagram won’t let you change your phone number, then check the cell number you try to add is not used before on the platform. Also, check that you can receive SMS and calls before adding your new phone number. If you cannot receive a verification code on your number (due to any reason) and Instagram can’t send it to your new phone number, you won’t be able to add it. Try another phone number in such a case. You may also try it after a few hours.
What if I lost my Phone Number?
There is a complete official IG guide on what to do when you lost access to phone numbers. However, you can use the Forgot password option on the login screen in order to take the thing in control and get back access to your account.