Instagram is a great tool for connecting and networking with people you know and vice versa. But if you prefer to stay private on Instagram, one of the many ways to do this is to remove the phone number associated with your account.
Indeed, people who have your phone number registered on their devices can easily find you on Instagram even without knowing your username or any other details about you on the platform. And yes can to be found even if your phone number does not appear on your profile (public) or if your account is set to private.
To prevent this from happening, it's best to completely remove your phone number from your Instagram account. In this tutorial, we will explain the steps to follow on your phone and computer.
Privacy on security
The fact that your number is linked to your Instagram account is accompanied by benefits. In the first place, it can be used as a means of verification if you forget the password of your account. Second, your phone number can also be used by Instagram to contact you in case of security related emergencies or important updates.
The disadvantage is the risk to privacy: anyone with your number can find you and follow you on the platform. If for any reason you prefer to remain anonymous, one of the best ways to prevent random strangers from being followed on the platform is to remove your account number.
In conclusion, it is imperative to mention that you will not be able to delete your phone number on Instagram if you do not have an email address associated with your account.
Then: Since you take your privacy seriously, the article below contains nine different privacy settings that you can further modify on your Instagram for a better, more enjoyable and private usage experience. You should take a look at it.