How to Login to Someone’s Instagram Account Without Them Knowing

These days, almost every 13-year-old teenager is an Instagram user, either with or without getting permission from their parents. Although Instagram has some strict Community Guidelines which ensure that your child is not exposed to anything that is inappropriate for their age, a concerned parent still has cause to worry.

login to someone’s instagram account without them knowing

If you’re one of these parents, we understand where you’re coming from. However, logging in to their account without their knowledge is a massive invasion of privacy, which can cause a huge strain in your relationship if they find out. So, before you act rashly, we would ask you to reconsider once. Besides that, we do not promote hacking into anyone’s account without their permission in any way.

In today’s blog, we will talk about the process of logging into your child’s account with and without their smartphone. However, using an Instagram third-party app for your needs is a risky prospect because it goes against the Instagram privacy policy. We’ll also tell you all about how you can secure your account in ways recommended by the Instagram team itself.

Can You Login to Someone’s Instagram Account Without Them Knowing?

While it’s possible to log into someone’s Instagram account without their knowledge, it is not ethical to do so. Unless you are that person’s parent, we suggest that you do not attempt to do anything of that kind.

Although many would argue that keeping track of even your own child’s Instagram activity is a massive invasion of privacy, we can understand the problems of a concerned parent. So, in today’s blog, we’ll talk about how you can log into someone’s Instagram account without their password.

How to Login to Someone’s Instagram Account (When You Have Their Phone)

If you have your child’s smartphone with you, congratulations because you just made your own task a hundred times easier.

Every time someone tries to login to an Instagram account, the owner gets a mail on the registered email address warning them about the attempted log in. So, if you have your child’s phone with you, they won’t know about it.

Here’s how you can log into your child’s Instagram account with their smartphone.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome on their smartphone and tap on the three dots icon at the top right corner of the screen.

login to someones instagram account without them knowing

Step 2: A drop-down menu will appear with multiple options. Click on the second last option on that menu called Settings.

login to someones instagram account without them knowing

Step 3: On the Settings page, tap on the Passwords available inside the Basics section.

login to someones instagram account without them knowing

Step 4: Here you’ll be able to see all the passwords saved on your child’s smartphone.

login to someones instagram account without them knowing

Step 5: Find Instagram from the list of passwords and tap on it.

login to someones instagram account without them knowing

Step 6: You will be redirected to the Edit Password page, where you’ll find the username and password of Instagram. You’ll have to click on the eye icon to see the password.

login to someones instagram account without them knowing

Step 7: Next, open the Instagram app on your smartphone and fill in your child’s Instagram credentials.

Step 8: The moment you log in, your child will get an email from Instagram about the login. Go into their Gmail, and delete that mail.

login to someones instagram account without them knowing

There you go. You now have access to your child’s Instagram account. But be careful, because your child will change the password if they feel like two people are accessing their account.

However, what if your child hasn’t saved their password on their Google account? Many people don’t; they simply remember their passwords or use the same password everywhere.

The method we are about to tell you might sound a bit risky, but hear us out. All you need to do is change the password of your child’s account, and then log in to Instagram on their smartphone again.

Sound good? Let us see how you can do this.

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your child’s smartphone, and fill in their username. Next, tap on Get help logging in.

Step 2: Enter your child’s email address, and wait for the link to arrive on their Gmail account.

Step 3: When it does, tap on it, and change the password to something easy that you’ll remember. Log in to their Instagram account from their smartphone, and then delete the link for changing the password from their Gmail inbox.

Step 4: Open the Instagram app on your smartphone, and log in to their account.

There you go. Remember that it is highly probable that they might find out about this, so be careful.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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