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.

Instagram account privacy

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?

How to set your Instagram account on private on Android

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Go to your profile.

3. Tap on the ≡ (3 lines) menu button located in the top right corner of your phone's screen.

Instagram options button

4. Tap on Settings located at the bottom of the slide menu.

5. Tap on Privacy.

6. Tap on Account Privacy.

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

Make Instagram account private on an Android phone

8. 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. Go to your profile.

3. Tap on the ≡ (3 lines) menu button located in the top right corner of your phone's screen.

Instagram options button

4. Tap on Settings located at the bottom of the slide menu.

5. Tap on Account.

6. Tap on Switch to Personal Account.

7. Tap on Switch Back.

8. Go back to the main settings screen.

9. Tap on Privacy.

10. Tap on Account Privacy.

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

make instagram account private

12. 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.


Reference:

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