Recently, you discovered that you have a passion for social networks and, in this case, for Instagram . All you do is take pictures and record videos which you then share with the community of the popular social platform and so, little by little, you are becoming familiar with its many features.
However, while not having problems using the basic functions of the photographic social network owned by Facebook, you still find it difficult to juggle its settings, especially those concerning privacy. To go into more detail, you would like to know how to remove the phone number from Instagram , since you would not want this information to be visible to other users of the social network.
If this is indeed the case, know that you have come to the right guide and at the right time. In the next chapters, in fact, I will explain how to remove the phone number both from the personal profile (even if, since it is private information, in theory no one should be able to access it), and from the company one, if you have one. So, are you ready to delve into the topic? Yup? Very well, everything is explained below.
- Preliminary information
- Remove the public phone number from Instagram
- Remove private phone number from Instagram
- Android / iOS
Before explaining how to remove the phone number from Instagram , I must give you some preliminary information in this regard.
First of all, it is necessary to make distinctions relating to the types of accounts on which to act: as regards corporate Instagram accounts , a button can be activated that allows visitors to view a company telephone number to call and / or to send messages to. Well, it is possible to delete this contact easily using the Instagram app for Android (downloadable from the Play Store or alternative stores ) and iOS (downloadable from the App Store ). However, it is not possible to proceed from a PC.
For personal Instagram accounts , however, it must be said that the telephone number associated with your profile is private information, therefore it can be removed only if, in its place, an email address has been specified to log in. In this specific case, the operation can be performed via the Instagram app for Android and iOS . Alternatively, you can also proceed from a PC , by accessing the Web version of the social network.
If everything is clear so far, I would say take action and see how to proceed.
Remove the public phone number from Instagram
Removing the phone number from Instagram by acting on a company page is a fairly simple operation to implement. As anticipated, you can only do this from the Instagram app for Android and iOS .
Therefore, start the official Instagram app on your device, log in to your account (if necessary), press the Edit profile button at the top right (immediately below the section where you are shown the data regarding the number of followers and of followed users), tap on the Contact Options item and press your phone number ( + 39xxxxxxxxxx ).
Therefore, delete the telephone number entered and first tap on the symbol (✓) or on the End item (top right) and confirm. If everything went well, the Call (or Message ) button should have disappeared from your profile , demonstrating that the operation was successful. It wasn’t complicated at all, was it?
Remove private phone number from Instagram
Do you want to remove the phone number from the private information of your Instagram profile? No problem, to do this, you need to access your account settings, locate the section through which to modify personal data, remove the number and save the changes.
Obviously, as mentioned above, if you signed up to Instagram via your phone number, you can only do this after adding an alternative email address to the mobile number through which you can log in.
Android / iOS
To remove the private phone number from Instagram, start the official social network app on your Android or iOS device , log in to your account (if necessary), press the account icon (bottom right), to log in to your profile and presses the Edit profile button .
Now, locate the Settings section on private information located at the bottom of the screen, tap on your phone number ( + 39xxxxxxxxxx ), delete the displayed phone number, press the arrow pointing to the right, on the Next item or on the √ button ( top right) and that’s it. Easier than that ?!
I remind you that, if you registered on Instagram through your phone number, before removing the data in question from the private information of your account, you must enter a valid email address in the appropriate text field, confirm it by pressing the link you will be sent and, once this is done, remove the phone number from your account, following the procedure I have just indicated.
In case you encounter problems in removing the phone number from the private information of your account by acting from the Instagram app for Android and iOS, I suggest you proceed alternatively, using the web version of Instagram from PC.
Connect, therefore, to the Instagram login page using your favorite browser , log in to your account , press on your profile icon located at the top right and click on the Profile item , to go to it.
Now, click on the Edit Profile button and delete your phone number ( + 39xxxxxxxxxx ) located in the Phone Number text field . Finally, to conclude, press the Send button located at the bottom.
Again, do not forget that you have registered on Instagram with your phone number , to remove this data from the private information of your account, you must first enter a valid email address in the appropriate text field, confirm it by clicking on the link you will receive and, therefore, remove the phone number from your account, following the instructions I have just given you.