In a world where social media is one of the most significant definitions of who and what a person is, the biggest possible nightmare for an individual is losing access to their social media accounts not temporarily but permanently.
Temporary denial to your account can be solved and rectified through a lot of safeguards that have been implemented by the website and its technicians such as the “Forgot Password” feature, the security questions, facial recognition feature, old password recovery feature, and a lot of other options.
But the problem with social media accounts is that all of us engaged in the same way long back when we were not even supposed to be legally present on such domains. But curiosity and human nature always tend to make us do things that we are not supposed to, and at some point in the future, the same decision comes back to haunt us in one way or the other.
Coming back to the topic, while creating accounts on social media platforms such as Instagram, a lot of us not fulfilling its age criteria, decided to create a fake account with wrong credentials to explore a world where the entire human race decided to come together and showcase their doings of the day.
As time passes though, we forget that we had entered wrong credentials in email id used to register on Instagram and god forbid, but if for some reason or the other, your account becomes permanently blocked, you are left with no means to recover your previous id which means that you’ll have to start from the scratch in getting in touch with all of the people you were in contact with previously, and no level of efforts can bring you back together with all of your followers.
So you see, it is vital that the email id provided on your Instagram is always correct and updated to ensure that your social media account stays away from the risk of permanently running away from you.
Possible Ways by Which You Can Lose Access to Your Account
Losing access to your Instagram account is nothing new. It happens to the best of us for a variety of reasons, some of which are cited below-
1.. The very first and simple event in which you lose access and control over your Instagram account (temporarily) is when you had not saved your credentials and asked the device to remember you when you last signed in and in the next login on the same or any other device, you don’t remember your password. No big deal in this.
As I said, it happens to the best of companies, and we understand this for which they have provided a simple solution. You just click on the blue text below that says “Forgot Password”.
This event shall generate a link that is sent to your registered email id clicking on which you are redirected to a page where you can simply reset the password by typing in a new one without any need for the previous one.
2.. Another way by which you may end up losing access to your Instagram account is if and when you lose control over the email id provided in your contact information. If for some reason your email id has been revoked or blocked or any reason whatsoever by your email provider, there is no way on earth that you can access your Instagram account again (if you have been logged out of your device or are trying to sign in from a new device).
Without your registered email id, your Instagram account is nothing. In this event, the best and only option you are left with to access your Instagram account and update the details is to submit a formal request to your email provider and seek assistance from them to get your id working again.
To complete this request, they may ask for details and information such as the phone number you had associated with your email id or may ask you to answer some security questions or any other information that can help you to recover your email id.
Keep in mind that without your email id, Instagram cannot provide you with any sort of assistance to help you recover your Instagram account. You can very well kiss it goodbye.
The probability of this event happening is very less but just to put it out there; one other way by which you may find yourself locked out of your Instagram account all of a sudden leaving you bewildered is if your account somehow gets hacked by some malicious entity.
In such cases, there is not much you can do depending upon the level at which your account has been hacked. If it has been done just by gaining access to your email id, you can simply request for a password change of your email id and simultaneously request a password change from Instagram.
If, however, the conspiracy runs deeper and your account has been hacked by a professional, then there is literally nothing you can do that can bring back your account. The best course of action in this situation is to stop thinking much of your previous account and simply create a new one.
Some Tips to Keep Your Account Secured
The cyber-world is unprecedented at every turn. We as common citizens and people don’t know much and knowingly or unknowingly incur so many infractions to cyber laws in a single day that if the offence for all of them is calculated and the punishments applied properly, then at least half the population of any country shall be rotting in jail for a considerable period of time.
To prevent the same, but give you an unsaid warning of sorts, service providers ban or lock your accounts permanently.
To prevent finding ourselves in such situations, it is best that you not do things on your social media accounts that you do not understand or not do things for which you know for certain there are going to be repercussions and even better is to implement some safeguards for yourself that can help you recover your account in the future if god forbid something like this happens to you.
The Following are some tips you should always consider following and implementing to keep your Instagram accounts safe and sound;
1. Never and I repeat, ever, use a fake email id or an id that you no longer use in your contact information. You may think that providing a fake email id enhances the security of both your email as well as Instagram account, and you are mistaken.
While on paper that is true to an extent, but in reality, if disaster comes knocking, and you lose access to your email id, well, not much is left to said for we have already discussed the aftermath of this situation, but just to re-emphasize it, you lose access to your IG account and no way on earth can you recover it.
If it is an id that you don’t use, then most definitely you have no choice to work with; with a fake id though you can request to regain access and the next best course of action is to straightaway update your Instagram account with an email id that you make use of at present.
2. The world has grown to be a place where even a single statement said at the right place at the right time can very well spark controversy or provoke violence.
So it is best to refrain yourselves from participating in comment wars, especially those that involve politics or topics that are extremely sensitive at the moment because one wrong word can force Instagram administrators to block your account permanently and no amount of requests and petitions can give you revoked access to your account.
How to Update Your Instagram Email
The inference of the whole article can be very well drawn that the importance of keeping your Instagram account updated with your latest email id is way too much. To ensure that you do not lose access to your account, follow the steps to update your profile information with your latest information-
- ON THE INSTAGRAM APP
- On the bottom section of the app are five buttons. Click the one on the far right that denotes the ‘Profile’ segment.
- Just beneath your bio is the ‘Edit your profile’ button. Click it.
- In the ‘Private Information’ section is the row for the email address. Click on it and update it with the id you are working with at present.
- After hitting submit, you shall receive a confirmation mail on your newly registered id. Once you receive it, you are done.
- ON THE INSTAGRAM WEBSITE
- On the top right of the page is the ‘Profile’ button; click on it.
- Just next to your IG user handle is the ‘Edit Profile’ button; click on it next.
- Just beneath the Bio section is the email id column. Click on it and update it with the id you are using right now and click submit.
- After proper submission, you will receive a confirmation mail on the id you just gave.
Unable to change your Instagram account email following the above steps? Kindly drop us a comment below and the team will be willing to guide you through.