Instagram is one of the most popular social media services compatible with iPhones. It allows users to share photos and videos, connect with people worldwide, view live stream videos, like, comment, and do more. Deleting the account of any service may not be as simple as deleting an app on iPhone, and Instagram isn’t an exception. For any reason, if you have decided to leave or not use the Instagram app anymore, you can delete your Instagram account on your iPhone. However, you cannot carry out the process just like clearing the Instagram cache on iPhone. In other words, there is no direct way to delete your Instagram account from the phone. In other words, it can be done using the browser only.
Instagram offers two options if you want to delete your account. Users can either disable their account temporarily or delete it permanently. Deleting an Instagram account will permanently delete the posts, profile, followers, likes, and comments. As a result, you cannot gain access to them again. Upon disabling the account, you may get back access to all your data. So choosing the temporary deactivation is the best option if you need your Instagram profile back again after some interval. Otherwise, you may opt to delete your account permanently.
How to Backup Instagram Data Before Deleting on iPhone
Before deleting your account, you can choose to back up the data from your Instagram account to have a copy of the pictures you posted on Instagram.
 Open the Instagram app and tap the Profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
 Click the Settings or Gear icon in the top-right end and choose Settings.
 Select Security and then tap Download Data.
 Enter your Email Address and click RequestDownload.
 Enter your Instagram password and click Next.
 Select Done to submit the request to download your data.
 Instagram will send a link to your registered email address within 48 hours.
 Finally, open the mail and tap the Download Data menu.
How to Delete Instagram Account on iPhone
There are two ways to permanently delete your Instagram account on your iPhone:
- Using Web browser [Safari or any other web browser]
- On the Instagram Mobile App.
Using Web Browser
#1. Launch the Safari browser or any other web browser on your iPhone.
#2. Visit the Instagram Account Deletion link
#3. Sign in to your account using your Instagram log-in credentials.
#4. Once you sign in to your account, the Delete Your Account page will open.
#5. Click on Why are you deleting your account?, and a drop-down menu will open.
#6. Select a reason for deleting your account.
#7. Re-enter your password.
#8. Finally, tap the Permanently delete my account button at the bottom.
#9. Tap OK to confirm your deletion.
Using the Instagram App Settings
#1. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone.
#2. Tap on your Profile icon and go to Settings.
#3. Select Help and then select Help Center from the list.
#4. Tap on the Managing your Account link.
#5. Go to the Delete Your Account option.
#6. Choose How do I delete my account? option
#7. Scroll down and select Delete Your Account Link.
#8. Choose a reason from the drop-down list for deleting your account.
#9. Finally, enter your password and then tap the Permanently delete my account button at the bottom.
Instagram will take around 30 days to delete your account permanently. If you have changed your mind and want to use the account again, you can retrieve it by signing in to your account within 30 days.
How to Disable/Deactivate your Instagram Account Temporarily on iPhone
If you don’t want to delete your account permanently, you can choose to deactivate the account temporarily and revert it whenever you want.
. Open Safari or any of your preferred web browsers on your iPhone.
. Go to the Instagram official website and Log in to your Instagram account.
. Tap on your Profile icon and select the Profile option.
. Click Edit Profile on the left side panel.
. Tap on the Temporarily disable my account option at the bottom.
. Choose a reason for disabling your account and enter your account password.
. Finally, tap the Temporarily Disable Account button to confirm.
How to Remove the Instagram App from your iPhone
1). Unlock your iPhone.
2). Tap and hold the Instagram app icon until it starts to giggle.
3). Tap the X icon.
4). Tap the Delete option to remove the Instagram app from your iPhone.
Upon deleting your Instagram account permanently, you will be able to reuse the same username for your new account. However, if that username was taken by another user, you cannot use it for your profile. You should go with some other username in that case.
Frequently Asked Question
It is not possible to delete an Instagram account without knowing the password. In case you have forgotten your password, reset your password and then follow the procedure mentioned above to delete your account.
Yes, you can delete your Instagram account using the mobile app on your iPhone. However, it will direct you to the browser to delete your Instagram account. There is no direct option to delete the account on the Instagram iPhone app.
1. Tap on your profile icon and select Profile >> Settings.
2. Sign in to your account and choose the account that you want to remove.
3. Tap Remove to delete multiple Instagram accounts on your iPhone.
> Tap on the messenger icon at the top right corner
> Swipe left on the conversation.
> Tap Delete twice to delete the conversation on Instagram.
Go to Settings >> Security. Then tap Clear Search History >> Clear All.