How do you delete Instagram

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    First of all, let's try to understand how to remove the Instagram app that you downloaded and installed on your smartphone and / or on your PC. Below you will find information on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 10. Happy reading and good work.

    Your iOS

    If you want to delete the Instagram app on iOS, the first step you need to take is to grab your iPhone, go to the home screen, locate the application icon (the multicolor one with the camera), press on it and continue to hold down until it begins to "to dance".



    Then he presses on "X" appeared in the upper left corner of the icon and step on the item Delete in response to the warning that is shown to you on the screen through which you are asked if you really intend to delete the app or not.

    As an alternative to the procedure I have just indicated, you can delete Instagram from your iDevice via the iOS settings. To do this, stop on the icon of Settings (the one in the shape of a gear wheel) always present on the home screen, presses on the voice Generali from the menu that is shown to you and then select Space on your device and iCloud (if you have an iPhone with a slightly older version of iOS installed, you have to press on instead I use space and iCloud).

    At this point, stop on the wording Manage space referring to the section Device space (if you are using an older version of iOS, the reference section is the one called archive).


    The list of all the apps installed on the device will then open. Locate Instagram, press on it and then tap on the red button Delete app which is located in the new screen that is subsequently shown to you.


    For more information, I suggest you read my guide on how to uninstall iPhone apps in which I proceeded to deepen the matter.

    Your Android

    You own a device Android and would you like to understand how to delete Instagram? Nothing simpler. To begin with, grab your smartphone, access the home screen and try to locate the icon of the famous application. If you can't see it, go to the screen where there is a list of all the apps installed and look for it there.

    Then press the application icon and continuing to hold down drag it to the writing Uninstall appeared at the top right. At this point, confirm that you want to delete the app by tapping on the appropriate button that appears on the screen.

    As an alternative to the procedure I have just indicated, you can still delete Instagram by accessing the menu Settings of Android (it is the one you can access by tapping on the gear icon), selecting the item Applications from the screen that opens and tapping on the card All which is at the top right (if you can't see it, swipe the screen from right to left). Then, select Instagram from the list displayed, press the button Uninstall and confirm your desire to delete the app by pressing the button OK.


    If you think you need more explanations, I suggest you consult my tutorial on how to uninstall Android apps through which I proceeded to investigate the matter.

    Your Windows Phone

    If, on the other hand, you are using a smartphone based on the mobile operating system Windows Phone, in order to delete the Instagram app the first step you need to take is to grab your device, unlock the screen and swipe to the right of the Start menu to view the entire list of apps installed on it.


    Now, scroll until you find the Instagram app and then presses on its icon and continue to hold until you see a drop-down menu appear. Then select the item Remove and when you are shown the writing Do you want to remove the app? I will remove the app and all the information it contains from my phone presses the button Yes. to confirm the execution of the operation.

    On Windows 10

    Have you downloaded the Instagram app on your PC with Windows 10 installed and don't know how to delete it? I despise you. Click on Start button (the one with the Windows flag on the taskbar), select the icon of Settings that you find on the left side of the menu that has opened (if you can't see it look for the Settings section through the search field attached to the menu) and then click on App in the window that is shown to you on the desktop.


    Now scroll through the list of all applications installed on your computer, locate Instagram, click on it and press the button Uninstall. Done!

    If something is not clear to you or if you still think you need more explanation, I suggest you read my article on how to uninstall Windows 10 programs through which I have deepened the subject.

    Delete the Instagram account

    Have you finally managed to delete the Instagram app from your device? Very good. It's just a pity that by doing this you haven't been able to delete your account yet. In order to do this, you must in fact put in place a specific procedure that is very different from the one seen together just now. You can do everything directly from your computer, you don't need to have your smartphone or the Windows 10 app at your fingertips.

    In order to delete (in the true sense of the term!) Your Instagram account, the first step you need to take is to connect to the appropriate web page made available by the service. If prompted, log into your account by entering your username and password. If you have associated your Instagram account with Facebook, you can also use the data of the famous social network to login.


    Then presses on the drop-down menu located next to the item Why are you deleting your account? and select one of the available options in order to explain to the Instagram team the reasons for which you intend to cancel. Among the options available are privacy concerns, creating another account, difficulty finding followers, and other reasons. You choose the reason that you think relates most to your situation.

    Once you have made your choice, type your account password in the text field that you see appear at the bottom of the page, in correspondence with the item To continue, enter your password again, and then press the red button that says Delete my account permanently per confermare l'esecuzione dell'operazione.

    As you can see for yourself, deleting the Instagram account is a simple and quick operation to perform. Nevertheless, if you feel you need more details I suggest you take a look at my tutorial on how to unsubscribe from Instagram through which I have proceeded to talk to you in an extremely detailed way on the matter.

    Caution: Once your Instagram account is deleted, you won't be able to create another one with the same username or add the name to an existing account. Also, should you have second thoughts, you will no longer be able to reactivate your account. My advice is therefore to think very carefully before carrying out the above steps.

    Deactivate the Instagram account

    You have removed the Instagram app from your smartphone and / or from your PC but as regards the cancellation of the account you are still not very convinced because you think that in the future you could think about it? So instead of permanently deleting it, why don't you just deactivate it? The result is good or bad the same but in this case you will have the possibility of being able to start using the famous application and your account at any time, without having to carry out the whole registration procedure from scratch.

    You ask me how to do it? Nothing simpler. To begin with, connect to the Instagram site from your computer and if required, log in with your account data and then click on thelittle man which is at the top right and click on the button Edit the profile attached to the new Internet page that is shown to you.

    Then select the link Temporarily disable my account which is located at the bottom, indicates the reason for which it is your intention to deactivate the profile via the drop-down menu Why are you deactivating your account? (there are various reasons available from which you can choose) and complete the suspension procedure by typing the Instagram password in the appropriate empty field that you find in correspondence with the wording To continue, enter your password again. Finally, press the red button Temporarily disable the account and it's done.

    Then, when you want to retrace your steps, you can re-enable your account simply by downloading the Instagram app again on your mobile phone and / or on your Windows 10 PC and logging into the account with the usual credentials. Alternatively, you can log in with your usual data via a web browser, as seen together a few lines above. You will find everything just as you left it and as if nothing ever happened. Great, don't you think?

    Even in this case, if any step is unclear to you or in any case if you think you need more details on what to do, you can refer to my article on the subject that I advised you to read in the previous lines, what I have explained to you how to do it. permanent deletion of the account.

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