How to Delete Instagram Account on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re tired of scrolling through your Instagram feed or simply want to take a break from social media, deleting your Instagram account is the way to go. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you on how to delete your Instagram account on an iPhone.

Before You Delete

Before you delete your Instagram account, it’s important to note that this action is permanent. Once you delete your account, all your photos, videos, comments, likes, and followers will be permanently removed. If you think you might want to come back to Instagram in the future, consider temporarily disabling your account instead of deleting it.

Additionally, keep in mind that you won’t be able to sign up for a new Instagram account using the same username if you ever decide to create another one.

Step 1: Open the Instagram App

To begin the process of deleting your Instagram account on an iPhone, locate and tap on the Instagram app icon on your home screen. The app icon features a camera lens surrounded by various colors.

Step 2: Access Your Profile

Once you have opened the app, tap on the profile icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen. This will take you to your Instagram profile page.

Step 3: Go to Settings

On your profile page, look for the three horizontal lines or “hamburger” icon at the top-right corner of the screen and tap on it. This will open a menu with various options.

In this menu, scroll down until you find and tap on “Settings”. It should be located towards the bottom of the list.

Step 4: Navigate to “Help Center”

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you see the “Help Center” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 5: Search for “Delete Account”

In the Help Center, tap on the “Search” bar at the top of the screen and type in “delete account.” As you type, relevant search results will appear below the search bar.

Tap on the search result that says “How do I delete my account?”.

Step 6: Access Account Deletion Page

After tapping on the search result, you’ll be taken to a page with information about deleting your Instagram account. Scroll down until you find a link that says “Delete Your Account.” Tap on this link to proceed.

Step 7: Choose a Reason for Deleting

You’ll now be presented with a list of reasons why you want to delete your Instagram account. This is an optional step, but selecting a reason can help Instagram improve their services. Choose a reason that best fits your situation or select “Something else” if none of the provided options apply.

Step 8: Permanently Delete Your Account

Once you’ve selected a reason or chosen “Something else,” tap on the button that says “Permanently delete my account.”

A pop-up message will appear, warning you about permanent deletion and asking if you’re sure. If you are certain about deleting your Instagram account, tap on “OK.”


You have successfully deleted your Instagram account on your iPhone. Remember, this action is irreversible, so be absolutely sure before proceeding.

If you ever decide to come back to Instagram in the future, you’ll need to create a new account using a different username.

Thank you for following this tutorial. We hope it was helpful in guiding you through the process of deleting your Instagram account on an iPhone!

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