With more takeovers and hackers in social media accounts, it's critical to take the security of your social media account more seriously. This also includes Instagram. However, protecting your accounts with a strong password is not enough, because online security is not limited to passwords.
One of the best ways to protect your Instagram account is to make sure that you are the only one to have authorized access to the device (s) from which you are using it. But what if you forgot to log out of someone's computer that you may have used?
Or maybe you did not log out of your account on your old device before selling it? You can never be sure that the buyer (will not try) to access your account behind your back.
Fortunately, Instagram has a provision that allows users to check which device is connected to their accounts. The best part is that it also allows users to remotely remove unknown devices.
This message below explains how to check and delete devices connected to your Instagram account on your mobile and PC.
Let's start with the mobile.
On the mobile application
Check connected devices
Step 1: Tap the account profile picture to launch the profile menu.
2nd step: Tap the hamburger menu icon in the upper right corner.
Step 3: Select Settings.
Step 4: On the Settings menu page, select Security.
Step 5: Now, tap the Connection Activity option.
This will reveal a list of places you have signed in to Instagram from the devices you have connected with.
You can also see the maps with information showing the last three locations from which the Instagram account has been used.
Quick advice: Swipe left or right to access other place cards.
Delete unknown devices
If you find an unwanted / unknown device that you want to disconnect from your account, follow the steps below to remotely disconnect it.
Step 1: On the login activity page, tap the three-dot menu icon next to the device you want to delete / disconnect from your account.
2nd step: Select Logout on the login information card that opens.
Step 3: A confirmation message is displayed. Press OK.
On the & #39; was it you? & #39; section at the top of the login activity page, press the option "This was not me" on any unknown device.
This will require you to create a new account password. In this case, your account will be deleted from all other remotely connected devices, except for the one for which you made the changes.
If you access Instagram from your computer, here's how to check and delete devices connected to your account.
Check connected devices
Step 1: Launch Instagram on your PC and open your profile page.
2nd step: Tap the gear icon to launch the Settings menu.
Step 3: Select Connection Activity.
Just like on mobile, a list of devices from which you have already accessed your Instagram account will be displayed. Instagram will also show the location from which you accessed your account on connected devices.
Go through the list carefully and look for strange devices, old or unknown. If you find any, follow the steps below to remove them.
Delete connected devices
Step 1: Tap the V-shaped icon to expand the details on the connected device.
2nd step: Tap the Disconnect option under the card image to disconnect the device from your account.
Step 3: A pop-up card informing you that the device has been disconnected from your account appears on the screen. Click OK.
Now, when you return to the list of devices you're connected to, the device you just removed should not be there anymore.
You can also press the option 'This was not me'. on one of the three cards containing the latest devices connected (and the corresponding location) at the top of the login activity page.
Then change your password to disconnect your account from all other connected devices.
If you access your account from a single device, it is a much better and safer option.
Secure your Instagram account
As a new generation of users and gadget lovers, we often change devices for new models. In addition, we are sometimes forgetful; It happens to the best of us. If you sold an old smartphone without disconnecting from Instagram or you used the computer from a stranger to access your account, it is best to believe that the privacy and security of your In any case, the methods mentioned above can help you solve this problem and ensure the security of your Instagram account.
Then: Deleting your phone number from your Instagram account is another way to keep it private and secure. Find out why and how to do it on your mobile and PC in the linked article below.