How to Make Your Instagram Account & Profile Private On Android

how to make your instagram account and profile private on android

This tutorial will show you step by step how to make your Instagram account and profile private, so that only the followers (who you approved) can see your photos, videos, followers list and following list.

And this tutorial will also show you what you can do if you can't make your Instagram account private.

This tutorial will work for all Android smartphones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nexus, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

First the following:

By default, everyone can see your photos, videos, followers list and following list on Instagram.

But:

If you don't want everyone to see this, then you can also set your Instagram account to private, so that only the followers (who you approved) can view your photos, videos, followers list and following list.

What Happens When You Make Your Instagram Private?

And now:

How to Set Your Instagram Account on Private

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Go to your profile.

4. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right.

instagram settings

5. Tap on the toggle button located next to "Private Account".

make instagram account private

6. Tap on "OK".

Your Instagram account is now private.

private instagram account

Now only the followers (who you approved) can see your photos, videos, followers list and following list.

I can't make my Instagram account private

If you don't see the "Private Account" option in settings, and therefore can't make your Instagram private, then you probably have a "business profile" and you must first convert this into a "personal" profile before you can make your profile private. How that works I will show you below.

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Go to your profile.

4. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right.

instagram settings

5. Tap on "Switch Back to Personal Account".

6. Tap on "Switch Back".

7. Tap on the toggle button located next to "Private Account".

make instagram account private

8. Tap on "OK".

Your Instagram account is now private.

private instagram account

Now only the followers (who you approved) can see your photos, videos, followers list and following list.

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