Social Media Instagram How to Reactivate Your Instagram Account When you're ready to return, it's easy to get back into the groove by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on March 30, 2020 reviewed by Michelle Adeola Adelufosi Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Michelle Adeola Adelufosi is a marketing consultant with 9 years' experience working for a variety of clients. Her expertise includes social media, web development, and graphic design. our review board Article reviewed on Apr 03, 2020 Michelle Adeola Adelufosi The Ultimate Guide to Instagram The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Introduction Instagram Basics How to Use Instagram Instagram Tips for Beginners Check Messages on Instagram Add or Change an Instagram Background Search Instagram for Tags and Users Add Music to Instagram Video Use Instagram Video Chat Try Instagram Shopping Get Verified on Instagram Clear Search History on Instagram Posting on Instagram The Best Time to Post Save a Draft of a Post Repost an Instagram Story See Previously Liked Posts Post a GIF to Instagram Add Multiple Photos to Stories Save Instagram Videos How to Quickly Repost Photos Saving Photos Deleting Photos and Videos View Saved Posts With Instagram Collections Working With Followers Mute Someone on Instagram See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Block Someone On Instagram Unblock Someone on Instagram See Who Viewed You Great Tools to Track Comments Remove Followers on Instagram Tips to Get a Shoutout on Instagram Attract More Instagram Followers Delete 'Suggestions for You' IG Tips & Tricks Instagram Tips and Tricks to Try Add Highlights on Instagram Learn About Instagram Direct Use Instagram's Close Friends Feature How to Delete or Deactivate Your Account Reactivate Your Account Reset Your Password Get Started With Location Tagging How to Repost Shoot Videos with Instagram Video Understanding IG Privacy & Security Hide Your Story on Instagram Does IG Send Screenshot Notifications? 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Use Instagram on a PC or Mac Get Instagram for iPad What is the Galaxy S10 Instagram Mode? View Instagram on the Web Online Connect Instagram to Facebook Tools for Posting From the Desktop Tweet Share Email While Instagram can certainly be a lot of fun, many people choose to deactivate their accounts at some point. When you're ready to reactivate your account, the service supports immediate reactivation. If you chose to delete your Instagram account, the action cannot be undone. A deleted account is not recoverable; you'll need to create a brand-new account. Reactivating Your Instagram Account If you've temporarily disabled your account, however, you can reactivate it whenever you wish. It is recommended that you wait at least 24 hours to do so, as it takes some time for the initial deactivation process to be completed. When you're ready to reactivate, follow these steps: Open the Instagram app or visit the Instagram website.Log in using your credentials. If you've entered your name and password correctly and successfully authenticated, your account has been reactivated. There is no special process to follow. Resetting Your Instagram Password If you're still having trouble and cannot seem to log in, then you may need to reset your password first. To reset your password, follow these steps: Open the Instagram app.On the login screen, select the Forgot password? link. Retrieve a link to reset your password either by phone or username. Authenticate using your linked Facebook account if one is available. Recovering a Suspended Instagram Account Some Instagram accounts become disabled without the owner's consent—usually when someone violated the social media service's usage terms by posting inappropriate content or engaging in other unacceptable behavior. In these cases, reactivating your account is not as simple and not always possible. There is an appeal process in place, however, where you can state your case and hope for some leniency. If your account has been suspended, login to Instagram as you normally would and follow the on-screen instructions that appear upon authentication if you'd like to file an appeal.