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How To Add And Change A Phone Number On Instagram [Updated 2020]

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Instagram is a trendy social media platform own by Facebook. It is a photo and a video sharing app. Also, you can create your photo and video gallery to decorate your Instagram profile. Besides, you can also open a business account for the business purpose and push your business Ads on Instagram.

Either it’s about creating a regular account or a business account on Instagram, both have an easy and straightforward procedure. If you haven’t created your account on Instagram, go to the link to create one today. If you have already created one using your phone number, you might want to change it for some reason. And if you have created using Gmail or Facebook, then add a phone number today because it will help you verify your account and help you recover your password on Instagram.

Today in this article, we will guide you on a step-by-step procedure to add and change a phone number on Instagram. So, stay with us and follow the steps mentioned according to their title.

How to Add your Phone Number on Instagram

If you haven’t added a phone number to your account, then you can add one today, and it’s useful. It will help you to verify your account and recover your password. The steps mentioned below will help you to add a phone number on Instagram.

Log in to your Instagram account.

Open the Instagram app on your device; after you open an Instagram account, you might see the login page.

Now, enter your username and password, or try to login using Gmail or connecting Facebook.

And if you are logged in, follow the next step.

Go to your profile

After you log in to your account, you will see a home as the default page.

Now. to go to your profile, click on the circle profile picture from the bottom navigation.

Go to the Edit Profile

Once you go to your profile, you will see the Edit Profile button in your profile.

Click on the Edit Profile button to edit your profile detail.

Scroll Down

After you go to edit profile, scroll down, and under Profile Information, you will see Email and Phone number.

Tap on the Phone number

Tap on the Phone number under Profile Information to add your phone number.

Enter your Phone Number

After you tap on the phone number, it will open a new page to Enter Your Phone Number.

Now, click on the text box and enter the phone number you want to add to your account.

Click on the Next button

After you are done entering the phone number that you want to add to your account. Click on the Next button.

Verify Your Phone Number

After you click on the Next button, you will see verify your phone number page. And you will get a 6-digit verification code in your phone number. If you didn’t get one, click on the Request a new one.

After you receive a code in your phone number, copy/paste the code or enter the code in the text box of ‘Enter Confirmation Code.’

Click on the Next button

If you sucessfully get the code, enter your code in the text box. After that, click on the Next button to verify your phone number.

Click on the Tick icon

After you verify your phone number, you have successfully added a phone number to your account.

But after you click on the Next button, you will go back to Edit Profile. Finally, click on the Tick icon to save the change, and it’s done.

There you go, you have sucessfully added a new phone number to your account. Now, your account is verified, and you will be able to recover your password if you forget your password.

How to Change / Replace your Phone Number on Instagram

Instagram provides features to replace your phone number whenever you want to. If you have created an Instagram account using a phone number but have lost an old phone number, don’t worry; you can change your phone number. Besdies, there might be many reasons why you want to change your phone number.

So, to replace your Instagram phone number, follow the steps mentioned below.

Log In

Open the Instagram app on your device; after you open an Instagram account, you might see the login page.

Now, enter your username and password or log in using Gmail or connecting Facebook.

Open your profile

After you log in to your account, you will see a home as the default page.

Now. to open your profile, click on the circle profile picture from the bottom navigation.

Tap Edit Profile

Once you go to your profile, you will see the Edit Profile button in your profile.

Tap on the Edit Profile button to edit your information.

Scroll Down

Now, scroll down, and you will see the various information about your profile. Under Profile Information, you will see Email and Phone number.

Click on the Phone Number

Once you see the Email and Phone number option, click on the old phone number to enter the page to change your phone number.

Enter a new Phone number

After you click on the phone number, you will see a new page ‘Enter your phone number’ to see your old phone number.

Now, click on the text box and clear the phone number and enter your new phone number in the text box.

Verify Your Phone Number

After you click on the Next button, you will see verify your phone number page. And you will get a 6-digit verification code in your phone number. If you didn’t get one, click on the Request a new one.

After you receive a code in your phone number, copy/paste the code or enter the code in the text box of ‘Enter Confirmation Code.’

Click on the Next button

If you sucessfully get the code, enter your code in the text box. After that, click on the Next button to verify your phone number.

Click on the Tick icon

After you verify your phone number, you have successfully added a phone number to your account.

But after you click on the Next button, you will go back to Edit Profile. Finally, click on the Tick icon to save the change, and it’s done.

There you go, you have successfully replaced your old phone number with your new phone number in your account. Now, you can easily recover your password using your new phone number.

Also Read: How to Block Someone on Instagram

How do I Change the Phone Number that I used for Two-Factor Authentication?

Changing the phone number used for two-factor authentication has different procedures to change the phone number.

If you have used two-factor authentication features and want to change the phone number, follow the step by step procedure mentioned below.

  1. Open the Instagram account on your device.
  2. If asked, log in to your account.
  3. Click on the profile picture from the bottom navigation bar.
  4. Now, click on the three horizontal lines or swipe left to open the menu.
  5. After you open the menu, click on the Gear icon(Settings).
  6. Now, under Settings, tap Security.
  7. After that, click on the Two-Factor Authentication under security.
  8. Now, remove the old phone number to remove the old phone number follow the next step.
  9. If you have already activated two-factor authentication, then toggle off the Text Message and turn it off.
  10. After that, click on the Turn Off to remove two-factor authentication from the old phone number.
  11. Again you have to turn on text message. To do so, toggle on the Text message.
  12. Now, instead of entering code, click on the Change Phone Number.
  13. After that, enter the new phone number and click on the Next button.
  14. Now, you will receive a 6-digit verification code on your device.
  15. Enter the 6-digit code in the verification text box. And click on the Next button.

There you go, you have successfully replaced your old two-factor authentication phone number with your new two-factor authentication phone number in your account. You can now log in using your new phone number and receive all the notification in your new phone number.

In Conclusion

Here in this article, you will know how to add and change a phone number on Instagram and also how to change the old phone number that you used for two-factor authentication on Instagram. To do so, follow the steps mentioned above according to its title. And with your new contact number, you will recover your Instagram password, receive all the notification and secure your account.

We have presented easy steps; we hope you will understand every step mentioned above according to their heading. If you have any queries or suggestions regarding this article, you can leave us a comment section below.

And you can also go to the link Instagram Tips for more helpful guidance and tips on Instagram.

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