How to carry over Instagram when switching devices(iPhone or Android)

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Not knowing how to migrate your Instagram app when switching devices can be troublesome, right?

In this article we’ll be looking at how to migrate between devices.

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How to migrate your Instagram when switching devices

To migrate your Instagram app to your new device, you should first prepare the following.

Prepare for migration on your old device

If doing this on your old device, you should first start up the app.

Once the app is up you should take note of the account details.

With Instagram, it’s more like re-accessing rather than migrating.

For this reason, people who use other social network services may make mistakes regarding account information.

Which is why you should make sure to properly take note of your account information.

What you need are your “User ID” and your “Password”.

You should be able to carry over your account as long as you don’t forget these two.

For your User ID, either one of your phone number, your username or your email address is used.

All you have to do is enter that information and just take note of the correct password.

Things you want to be careful about when carrying over Instagram to a new device

When migrating to your new device, you want to be careful not to use the wrong account information.

You should be careful here as you may be temporarily blocked if you make an account information related mistake.

You should also make sure you’re migrating at a place where the network environment is good.

The migration may not go all too smoothly if the network environment is poor.

Where possible, I’d recommend you use a Wi-Fi connection when migrating.

In the event that you have forgotten your User ID or your Password, you’ll need your email address.

Therefore, you should remember which email address you used to register your Instagram account with.

If you have forgotten your Password, you can reset it from the bottom right of the login screen. You can reset by clicking on the “Get help signing in”.

Also, you should make sure to keep your account details to yourself and never let them be known to third parties.

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How to migrate to a new device

In order to migrate to your new device, you’ll first need to install the app.

Once installed, you should start the app up. Once the app is running, you’ll see the “Login” button so you should click it.

By doing so, you’ll be taken to a page where you can enter your User ID and your Password.

Once there, you should enter your registered User ID and your Password.

Once these are entered, you should proceed to login. Once logged in, make sure that it is indeed your own account.

If so, the procedure is complete.

Summary

  • Preparing for migration on your old device
  • Things you want to be careful about when migrating to a new device
  • How to migrate to a new device

That was a brief explanation on how to migrate your Instagram when switching to a newer device. I hope the article was of use to all Instagram users.

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