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How to Deactivate Instagram on iPhone App & Delete Instagram Account iPhone

A detailed guide for how to deactivate Instagram on iPhone App. You can deactivate/delete instagram account from iPhone 8/x/xs/11 temporarily or permanently.

Updated Feb 21,2020 | by Niko

For some reasons, you may want to temporarily deactivate Instagram on iPhone app or even delete Instagram instagram.jpgpermanently. Is there any possible way to deactivate/delete Instagram account from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly? 

The following article offers you a detailed guide on how to deactivate/delete Instagram account from iPhone 6/6plus/7/8/11, iPhone X/XS temporarily or permanently.

How to Deactivate Instagram from iPhone App

According to Instagram policy, you are allowed to delete your Instagram account as you wanted to. 

To deactivate or delete Instagram account, you have to log into Instagram to finish other steps. Remember, you can't disable or delete an Instagram account if you are not able to log into it. You can make it only on the condition that you have the username as well as password. 

Now let's check the detailed guide.

Step 1. Within the Instagram app, tap on the bottom right icon to go to your profile page.

Step 2. From the profile page, tap on Setting > Help > Help Center.

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Step 3. Then tap on the Managing Your Account link and it open a new page.

Step 4. Tap on the Delete Your Account link and then tap on the “How do I delete my account?” option.

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Step 5. In a new page, tap on the Delete Your Account link to permanently delete your Instagram account.

During the process, you will be asked why you want to delete your account. You just select one of the pre-set answer and then you can enter your password to finally remove your Instagram account.

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How to Temporarily Deactivate/Delete Instagram

Note that when you choose to disable your Instagram account temporarily, your profile, Instagram photos, uploaded Instagram videos, likes and comments will be hidden until you reactivate your account. To disable Instagram account on iPhone.

1.       Open your iPhone browser (eg: Safari), and log into


2.       Tap icon icon in the top right to enter your Instagram profile, and select Edit Profile


3.       Scroll down, and click “Temporarily disable my account”, select a reason, and confirm your option by clicking “Temporarily Disable Account”. 


Now, you disable your Instagram account temporarily from iPhone. If you change your idea and get more free followers for Instagram, you can move to this page to make it easier. If you still want to delete your Instagram account, then keep reading to get another method.

How to Delete Instagram Account Permanently Faster

If you are not just looking to take a break, then you can delete your Instagram account permanentely instead.

1.       Go to Instagram Delete Your Account page (


2.       Select a reason from the drop-down menu and let Instagram know why you want to delete your Instagram account.


3.       Re-enter your Instagram account password, click the red button “Permanently delete my account” and delete Instagram account permanently from iPhone. 

Once you press the button, all of your photos, followers, comments, likes and other data will be deleted permanently and will not be recoverable.


*the above steps apply to iPad and iPod Touch as well

Now you know how to disable and delete Instagram account from iPhone. If you want to delete the Instagram app, we suggest you to take advantage of an iPhone manager, like IOTransfer, one of the best iOS file transfer and management software. IOTransfer can manage and delete apps from PC easily and safely. 

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