How to Change Phone Number on Instagram

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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 its 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 that you must not waste your time and do it very quickly.

Remember it doesn’t matter if there no cell number attached already. You can add a new one whenever you want. But the suggestion 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 IG app or IG on the web browser using your computer or PC. I will explain both here.

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 ist 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:

  1. Open your Instagram app.
  2. Tap your profile icon at the bottom right corner.
  3. Now tap the Edit Profile button under your Bio info.
  4. Scroll down then tap the Phone number option.
  5. Enter your new Phone number and tap the Next button.
  6. Verification SMS will be sent your number, enter to verify it.
  7. Once done, tap the Tick Mark at the top right.
How to change mobile phone number on Instagram app
How to change mobile phone number on Instagram app

That is exactly it, remember you can remove, add new, 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.

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:

  1. Go to instagram.com on a web browser on your PC.
  2. Click your account picture at the top right then Edit Profile.
  3. Remove the existing number and add a new one then click Submit.
  4. You may need to verify your number so keep it active.
How to change your phone number on Instagram
How to change your phone number on Instagram

That is pretty it, you have successfully done updating your phone number on your IG account. Please keep in mind IG should pic 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.

FAQs

There are multiple questions asked in different forums. I am gonna answer a few and important questions right about changing or updating the IG phone number. You may your question via our contact form or 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 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 Phone Number on IG is visible to others?

As per the IG privacy policy rules, once you add your phone number. It is completely private. According to Instagram, they are used in order for you to be found in their network. Each person has your phone number may able to find you via it if your privacy settings allow that.

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 it or it is not available, then the uses have made his account private or tweak the privacy settings for not be found by phone number. I hope you are getting my point.

What if I lost my Phone Number?

There is a complete official IG guide on what to do when you lost access to the 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.

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