But why should I make my Instagram account private? Well, there can be many reasons behind this. I am not a brand, and I am not a celebrity. A brand and a celebrity have their own interests to use popular hashtags and make their posts public. But as an individual, you may not like the idea of making your posts known to the universe. And for this simple reason, you would like to make your Instagram account private.

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It is pretty much easy to make your Instagram profile private. Whether you are using an Android or iPhone device, this tutorial will help you. Follow a few simple steps and turn your Instagram account private from the public. Note that the default settings keep your Instagram account public, which you can convert into a private one.

Since the process is pretty much similar, we will quickly run through the steps of making your Instagram account private on an Android and iPhone.

How to Make Instagram Account Private on Android and iPhone

How to Make Instagram Account Private from the Public on Android and iPhone

First off, update your Instagram app to its latest version and then check the steps given below.

Step #1. Launch the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android phone.

Open Instagram app on Android or iPhone

Step #2. Next, tap on your profile icon from the bottom menu; see that man at the bottom right corner of your phone screen.

Tap on Profile icon in Android Instagram App

Step #3. Here, the method differs between iPhone and Android device.

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If you are using an iPhone, tap on Settings (cog wheel) next to Edit Profile button.

Tap on Settings in iOS Instagram App

In case, you have got an Android device; you need to tap on three vertical dots from the top right corner of your phone screen.

Tap on Three dots in Android Instagram App

Step #4. Now on your iPhone and Android phone, scroll down and locate the Private Account option under Account section.

Finally, toggle this option ON to make your Instagram account private on Android phone and iPhone.

Toggle ON to Make Instagram Account Private on Android and iPhone

That’s all friends!

You have successfully converted your Instagram account from public to private.

From now on, when somebody wants to follow you, you will receive a notification. You can see that notification pop-up on the Heart icon on the bottom menu. Simply tap on that icon and confirm the request.

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