How to Remove Phone Number from Instagram

If you have linked your phone number to your Instagram, chances are everyone in your contact can find your profile and stalk you on the platform. That’s because Instagram suggests contact syncing which enables people to find your contact easily. First things first, Instagram does not display your number publicly. You never have to worry about your phone number getting displayed to the public.

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However, you are supposed to share your phone number with Instagram when signing up for an account on this platform. This is for verification purposes. Instagram has clearly mentioned a few things in the privacy policy about the phone number.

While it does not reveal your contact details to anyone, the platform does allow an option for people to find their contacts on Instagram.

But, what if you don’t want people to find you on Instagram?

Well, you can remove your phone number from Instagram to avoid people landing on your profile from the “contact suggestion” option.

So, if you are looking for steps to remove your mobile number from Instagram, welcome! You are in the right place.

In this post, we will show you the tips for removing your mobile number easily. Keep reading.

How to Remove Phone Number from Instagram (App)

You can remove your mobile number on an iOS or Android device following the same steps. Here’s how it works.

  • Head to the profile page of your account and click on the “edit profile” option right below your bio.
  • You will be taken to your profile page.
  • Scroll down to the “profile information” tab and tap the “phone number” you have linked to your Instagram account.
  • You can remove the phone number by deleting it from the profile information page.
  • Click on the “next” button on your profile to save the changes.
  • You must also tap the tick mark button located on the top right corner of your mobile screen to remove your number permanently from your Instagram.

The phone number will be erased from your Instagram database. You will also receive a confirmation email for the same on your registered email address.

How to Remove Phone Number from Instagram (Website)

Removing a phone number from Instagram is not a big deal. It can be easily done from your mobile app, but if you are having a hard time removing the contact details from the app, you can move on to the website version.  Here are the steps for that:

  • Visit your Instagram profile on the web version.
  • Enter your login credentials.
  • Click on your profile icon and select the edit profile button.
  • You will see the contact number mentioned right below the email address.
  • Erase the number and submit the information.

There you go. You will get the confirmation email sent to your email address once your number is successfully removed from your Instagram account.

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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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