How to make your Instagram account private on Android and PC

This tutorial will show you step by step how to make your Instagram account and profile private on an Android phone and on a PC.

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

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

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nexus, Nokia, 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 your followers (who you approved) can view your photos, videos, followers list, and following list.

What happens when you make your Instagram account private?

And now:

How to set your Instagram account on private on Android

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

Note: If you don't see the 3-dots menu icon, then tap on the 3-lines menu icon and then tap on Settings located at the bottom.

Instagram options button

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

How to make your Instagram account private on a PC

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.instagram.com.

3. Log into your account.

4. Go to your profile by clicking on the “person” icon located at the top right of the page.

Instagram profile

5. Click on the “gear” icon located next to the Edit Profile button.

Instagram options button on a PC

A pop-up menu will appear.

6. Click on Privacy and Security.

7. Under Account Privacy, you check the Private Account option (click on the small check box to check the option).

Make your Instagram account private on a PC

Your Instagram account is now private.

Now, only your 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-lines menu icon located at the top right.

Instagram options button

5. Tap on Settings located at the bottom.

6. Tap on Switch Back to Personal Account.

7. Tap on Switch Back.

8. Tap on the toggle button located next to Private Account.

make instagram account private

9. Tap on OK.

Your Instagram account is now private.

private instagram account

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


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Reference:

Instagram: How do I set my photos and videos to private so that only approved followers can see them?