How to Deactivate Instagram Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Welcome to this step-by-step tutorial on how to deactivate your Instagram account on Android. If you’re looking for a break from social media or want to take some time off, deactivating your Instagram account is a simple process. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to temporarily deactivate your Instagram account on your Android device.

Step 1: Launch the Instagram App

The first step is to open the Instagram app on your Android device. Look for the familiar Instagram logo and tap on it to launch the app.

Step 2: Access Your Profile

Once you are inside the app, tap on the profile icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen. It looks like a small Silhouette of a person.

Step 3: Go to Settings

In your profile page, look for the three horizontal lines or dots in the top-right corner of your screen. Tap on it to open the options menu. Scroll down and select “Settings” from the list of available options.

Step 4: Deactivate Your Account

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find “Help” and tap on it. Next, tap on “Help Center”.

In Help Center, scroll down and tap on “Managing Your Account”. Then, select “Delete Your Account”.

On this page, you will find information about permanently deleting your account but don’t worry – we’ll only be temporarily deactivating it.

Tap on “How do I delete my account?” and you will see a link that says “go here”. Tap on that link.

A Warning Message

Note: Before proceeding further, it’s important to note that deactivating your account will temporarily hide your profile, photos, likes, and comments. However, they will be restored when you reactivate your account by logging back in.

Step 5: Choose Deactivation Option

In the “Delete Your Account” page, you will see two options – “I want to delete my account” and “How do I delete my account?”. Tap on the latter option which says “How do I delete my account?

You will then find two choices – “Permanently deleting or restoring an account” and “Temporarily disabling an account”. Tap on the second option – “Temporarily disabling an account”.

Step 6: Confirm Deactivation

After tapping on “Temporarily disabling an account”, you will see a list of instructions. Scroll down and look for the blue hyperlink that says “go to this page”.

Tap on it.

On this page, you will be asked to log in with your Instagram credentials. Enter your username and password associated with the account you want to deactivate.

Final Confirmation

A final confirmation screen will appear before deactivating your Instagram account. The screen will inform you about the temporary deactivation and ask for a reason for leaving. Select an appropriate reason from the drop-down menu.

Note: If none of the reasons suit your situation, select “Something else” at the bottom of the list.

Step 7: Deactivate Your Account

Once you have selected a reason or chosen “Something else”, re-enter your password in the field provided as a final step. After entering your password, tap on the red button that says “Temporarily Disable Account”.


Congratulations! You have successfully deactivated your Instagram account on your Android device. Your profile, photos, likes, and comments are now hidden.

If you decide to reactivate your account, simply log back into the Instagram app using your username and password. Your account will be restored along with all your previous activity.

Remember, deactivating your account is a temporary solution if you need a break or want to step away from Instagram for a while. It allows you to take time off without permanently losing your data or connections on the platform.

We hope this article has been helpful in guiding you through the process of deactivating your Instagram account on Android. Enjoy your break!

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