How to find Instagram account by phone number [Quick Guide]

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  • When setting up an Instagram account, users add their phone number to their profile.
  • You can find a given person on Instagram using this registered number.
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It’s possible to find someone’s Instagram using their phone number because Instagram users link their accounts to the number during registration.

In the past, it was easier to find Instagram accounts from their phone numbers.

Instagram provided a separate page called Contacts, which lists your contacts who are on Instagram.

With recent Instagram updates, it’s become trickier to find someone’s Instagram account by phone number.

However, the technique you are about to learn will work, even though it’s not as straightforward as the past methods.

Note: This guide is solely for informational purposes and doesn’t endorse stalking Instagram users.

How can I find someone on Instagram by phone number?

Find someone on Instagram using the Suggestion page

  1. Save the person’s phone number to your contact list on your smartphone.
  2. Open the Instagram app on the device on which you saved the phone number.
  3. Go to your profile page on the bottom right corner.
  4. Tap on the hamburger icon (three dashes stacked) at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  5. Select Discover people.
  6. Click on Connect contacts.
  7. Choose the ALLOW option to let the Instagram app access your contacts.

Note: Instagram users suggested from your contact list will be marked as Suggested for you.

If you’ve used this method in the past, you skip steps 5 and 6. At this point, you will see a list of contacts in the All suggestions screen.

The users on this page either follow you, are new to Instagram, share a mutual friend with you, are friends with you on Facebook, or have their number in your phone’s contact list.

It’s up to you to scroll through the list and find the person you are looking for.

If the person didn’t verify their Instagram account using the specific phone number you have on your contact list, you may not find them in the suggestions.

You’ll also not find them if they blocked you on Instagram.

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