How to Make Your Instagram Account Private on iPhone or Android

Instagram Account Private

Here's a complete tutorial on how to make your Instagram account private on an iPhone or Android device.

Make Your Instagram Account Private to Keep Things Nice and Secure

Having a Facebook or Instagram account these days is a no-brainer it seems. Everyone is striving to get the most likes from their followers while one-upping the other person by uploading the best possible content ever. However, some of you out there find peace in knowing what you upload is private and is meant for an approved audience only. If that is the case, then having a private Instagram account is the way to go.

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A private Instagram account is like a normal account except those who are approved by you get to see your photos and videos. In fact, having such an account has its bonuses too, such as the freedom to upload whatever you want without worrying about some random creep spoiling everything for you.

If you too want to learn how to make your Instagram account private, then follow the steps outlined below. The guide is meant for both iOS and Android users.


1. Launch the official Instagram app on your iPhone or Android device. You can download them from the links below if you haven't already.

2. Once the app is launched and signed in with your account, tap on your profile button.

3. Now tap on the Settings button at the top right hand corner.

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4. Scroll down a little and you will see a toggle switch called Private Account. Simply tap to enable it and your account will be nice and secure from here on in.

If you upload a lot of personal stuff on Instagram such as photos and videos of your friends and family members, then it's good practice to keep your account private at all costs.

You will be pleased to learn that you can remove followers from your private Instagram account as well. The person you are removing won't be blocked, and they wouldn't even know that they have been removed. Simply head into your followers list and get started from there. It's a nice little to keep unwanted people at bay.

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