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To guard against security breach, a number of top apps now allow users to safeguard their account with the additional layer of protection. Now, it's the time for Instagram to follow the trend. You can now set up two-factor authentication in Instagram as well on your iPhone.

Once you have enabled the two-factor authentication in the popular social networking app, you need to enter a security code sent to your associated phone number when logging into your account. You can also back up and generate new security codes to use them in the situation when can't receive the security code by text on your phone. Let me show you how it works!

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How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in Instagram on iPhone

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication in Instagram on iPhone

Step #1. Make sure to update Instagram to the latest version. Then, launch it on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on the profile button at the bottom right corner of the screen → Next, you need to tap on the setting button located at the top right-hand corner.

Tap on Gear Icon in Instagram on iPhone

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Step #3. Next up, tap on Two-Factor Authentication which is under Account section.

Tap on Two-Factor Authentication in Instagram on iPhone

Step #4. Now, turn on the switch next to Require security code → Tap on Add Number in the pop-up.

Turn On Require Security Code in Instagram

Step #5. Enter your mobile number and Tap on Next.

Enter Your Mobile Number in Instagram and Tap on Next

Step #6. Enter the confirmation code sent to your phone number associated with the Instagram account. Then, tap on Done at the top right corner.

Enter Code and Tap on Done in Instagram on iPhone

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Step #7. Next, you would be asked to take a screenshot of your backup code which would use if you can't receive a security code by text → Tap on OK in the popup to let the app take a screenshot and save it to your Camera Roll.

Take Screenshot of Instagram Backup Code

  • You have the option to get new codes if you no longer want to use the available ones for any reason. To do so, just tap on Get New Codes.
  • You can also copy codes to the clipboard if you want to send them to your friend. To do so, tap on Copy Codes.
  • There is also an option to capture the screenshot of the codes easily. To do so, tap on Take Screenshot.

Get New Code, Copy Code and Take Screen Shot of Instagram Backup Code

How to Disable Two-Factor Authentication in Instagram on iPhone

Step #1. Open Instagram → profile button at the bottom right corner → setting button at the top right corner.

Tap on Gear Icon in Instagram on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Two-Factor Authentication.

Tap on Two-Factor Authentication in Instagram on iPhone

Step #3. Now, turn off the switch next to Require Security Code → Tap on Turn Off in the popup to confirm.

Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication in Instagram on iPhone

That's done!

Wrap Up

To ensure your account has the required protection, make sure to keep two-factor authentication enabled. It's always better to be on the safer side of the stream, isn't it?

As we are talking about providing security to our accounts, I would recommend you to read these posts like how to set up two-step verification for Google Account, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Nest. Follow this guide to enable two-factor authentication for Apple ID.

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