How to put the password on Instagram

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How to put the login password on Instagram

Your intent is put the password on Instagram to prevent unauthorized access to the app? In this case, you can resort to some privacy functions of the operating system installed on your smartphone, or contact third-party apps that provide this function (even if, in reality, the first way would always be preferred).


How to put password on Instagram on Android

A device was used Android you may find an app lock feature directly in the operating system settings. Unfortunately I will not be able to be very precise in my indications, as the function in question is not always present and, moreover, it can present menus structured in a different way depending on the version of Android in use.


Anyway, to give you a practical example, on the smartphone model in my possession (a Huawei P40 with Android 10) the function is available App block which, as easily understood, allows you to block access to some of the apps installed on the phone with the PIN set on the device or by face / fingerprint recognition (clearly, one of these security measures must first be activated in the smartphone settings) .

To use the App lock function, just go to the menu Settings of Android (theicona dell'ingranaggio located on the Home screen), select the items Security> App lock, log in via face / fingerprint recognition or PIN entry and operate the lever next to the app to be blocked, in this case Instagram.

The operation is reversible at any time: just deactivate the same lever mentioned above, obviously after verifying your identity through fingerprint / face recognition or entering the unlock PIN.



If your Android device doesn't have a built-in app blocking feature, you need to use aexternal application dedicated to this purpose: there are several on the Play Store and on the alternative stores for the Google home operating system, however you must know how to choose them carefully, since, as you can imagine, they require advanced permissions and could therefore represent high risks for privacy .

Personally, I recommend you to use Norton App Lock, an app created by the software house developer of the antivirus of the same name, as well as historical signature of the IT security sector: it is free and works with all devices equipped with Android 4.2 or later versions with support for Google services.

After downloading Norton App Lock on your smartphone or tablet (just search for it in the Play Store, select it and press the button Install), then start the app, accept the conditions of use, award-winning OK and bestow all the Permissions requests, following the instructions on the screen and activating the relevant ones the heights in the Android menus.

With that done, set one unlock pattern or pass code (i.e. a numeric code, which is what I recommend you do) with which to block access to the apps you want to protect (in your case Instagram), choose a Google account to be connected to Norton App Lock, so you can recover the passcode set in case of loss, and that's it.


Now, to put the password on Instagram, start Norton App Lock, authenticated by passcode, pattern or fingerprint, make sure the padlock of the app is closed (indicating that its protection is active) and select Instagram from the list of available apps (the app name must turn green).


From now on, to start Instagram on Android you will be asked to enter your passcode, unlock pattern or perform fingerprint recognition, depending on how you chose in Norton App Lock.

If you want to delete the fingerprint recognition from the unlocking systems supported by Norton App Lock, start the app, authenticate, press the ☰ button located at the top left, go to the Settings and deactivate the relative lever.

How to put password on Instagram on iPhone

As of the release of iOS 12, all iPhone have a function that allows you to block access to apps with a PIN: it's called Usage time and is located directly in the operating system settings.

The function in question is very convenient but, having been designed primarily to reduce the time of use of the smartphone and not to block access to apps for privacy reasons, it tends to allow, from time to time, the possibility of giving a " peek "at blocked applications.

This means that, in some situations, by opening the blocked apps, it is possible to find a button that allows you to unlock the selected app for one minute: after this period of time, however, the application is blocked again and to use it is required entering the PIN.


Having made this necessary premise, let's get down to business and see how to use it. To get started, log into the settings iPhone, by pressing onicona dell'ingranaggio that you find on the Home screen, go to Usage time and, if you haven't done so yet, set the PIN for app lock by pressing on the item Use "Usage Time" code: After entering the code twice, you will be asked to enter your Apple ID data (so you can retrieve the code in case of loss) and that's it.


Once the code is set, go to App limitations, click on the option Aggiungi LIMITATION OF USE, enter the code that you have set up earlier (or that you have already set up previously) and check the box for ‌Instagram in the list of apps on your device: you can find it by expanding the section Social network.

Once this is done, click on the item NEXT (top right), set the app lock time to 0 hours e 1 min (it is the minimum that can be selected); make sure the toggle is next to the item Freeze when the limit runs out is activated (otherwise you activate it); tap on the item Customize days and, if you want, choose the days of the week on which to enforce the app blocking and which not. When finished, click on the button Add.

From this moment on, after a minute of daily use of Instagram, to access the app you will be asked to enter the PIN (if we exclude some sporadic "peek" of a minute which, as mentioned above, could be randomly granted during the course of the day).

In case of second thoughts, to unlock the use of Instagram, all you have to do is go back to the menu Usage time, enter the code, select the restriction set just now, press on the item Eliminate limitation (at the bottom of the screen) and confirm. Simple, right?

In case you were wondering, due to the "shutdown" of iOS, there are no third-party apps that allow you to put a password to applications on the iPhone.

How to put a new password on Instagram

Your intent is not to protect the Instagram app with a password, but to change the password for access to the social network? No problem, now I'll explain too how to put a new password on instagram. Depending on what your needs are, you can proceed either from your smartphone (or tablet) or from your computer.

Yes smartphone

If you want to proceed from smartphone (or tablet), start theofficial Instagram app for Android or iOS, log in to your account (if you do not remember the password, find out how to recover it by following my tutorial dedicated to the purpose), press on your profile picture located at the bottom right, then on the ☰ button and touch the item relating to settings on the menu if you press.

In the new screen that is proposed to you, go to Safety, then up Password and fill out the form that is proposed to you with Current Password, new password e repeat the new password. Once this is done, click on And that's it.

It was used Facebook to access Instagram, you can directly change your Facebook password as explained in my tutorial dedicated to the topic.

From computer

If you prefer to proceed from computer, connected to the web version of Instagram using any browser for web browsing (eg. Chrome) and, if necessary, log in to your account. Then click on yours profile picture (top right), select the item Settings from the menu that opens and, on the new page displayed, click on the item change Password contained in the left sidebar.

Finally, fill out the form that is proposed to you with Current Password, new password e confirmation of the new password and press pulsating Change your password.

In case you don't remember your current Instagram password, find out how to recover it in my tutorial dedicated to the theme. If, on the other hand, you use Facebook to access Instagram, find out how to change the password of the social network in another guide of mine dedicated to the topic.

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