How to Unlink my Phone Number From my Instagram Account?

The short answer is yes you can! You can unlink your phone number from your Instagram account. This means that you can unlink your phone number from your Instagram so that users who have you on their contacts can’t find you on Instagram by syncing their contacts.

The thing is you can’t remove your phone number from Instagram if you haven’t linked an email to your Instagram account. So you should add an email address to your Instagram profile, so you don’t have to add a phone number too.

How to remove phone number from Instagram?

First, you should make sure you have added an email to your Instagram account because you need at least one way of contact so you can get back your account if you got hacked or if you forgot your password. If the only contact way you have is your phone number, you can’t take off your phone number.

If you have added an email to your Instagram account, make sure it is reachable and functioning. Verify your email, and then Instagram will let you remove your phone number.

So if you want to prevent your contacts from finding you on Instagram, you should follow these steps. To take off phone number from Instagram:

  • Open Instagram app
  • Login to your account
  • Go to your profile by tapping on profile picture in the bottom right corner
  • Tap on three-line icon on top right
  • Tap on Setting
  • Tap on Personal Information (the last section)
  • Add an email to your Instagram account
  • Verify your email address by taping the link in the email
  • Click on your number and then click the X icon on the right corner of the screen.

Done! Now you have no phone number linked to your Instagram account.

Remove phone number from Instagram

How to disconnect contacts from Instagram?

If you want to disconnect syncing contacts with your Instagram, you should follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram app
  2. Login to your account
  3. Go to your Instagram profile by tapping the profile picture on bottom right corner
  4. Tap the three-line icon on top right of the profile
  5. Scroll down and tap Discover People
  6. Tap Not now when pop up come up
  7. Find connect contacts
  8. Toggle “connect” from on to off.

disconnect contact on Instagram

Note! If you disconnect your contacts from your Instagram, the previous contact info which was synced by you will be automatically removed from Instagram.

All in all

Instagram has so many options that are sometimes confusing. If you don’t control Instagram data, so followers of fans may get more information about you. so, it is better to know how to control connections on Instagram.


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