This can be an extremely frustrating situation and it can be hard to know exactly what’s going on. There are really two situations you could be in right now. The first one is that maybe 1, 2 or all of your Instagram posts have disappeared, and you don’t where they have gone.
This may happen when you deactivate your account and then reactivated it again, or this may happen moments after you’ve posted the photo.
The second situation you could be in is that Instagram has deleted your account along with your photos for no reason at all.
How to get your Account and Photos back
The quickest way to get all of your photos back is to report the problem back to Instagram and tell them that they’ve made a mistake.
You have to make sure that you haven’t done anything to violate Instagram’s terms so that you have a chance of getting your account and photos back.
Go to settings and click on report a problem and here, you can report to Instagram that they’ve made a mistake and they should put your account back to normal.
The Reason Instagram Deleted your Account or Photos
There are a few reasons as to why you’re going to experience this problem on Instagram.
The first reason why this is going to happen is because of a bug. When theirs a bug in the app, this can cause all sorts of problems. In this case, the bug has gotten rid of some photos and maybe your Instagram account. A bug is a failure in the system that causes unexpected results.
The second reason as to why your photos may be deleted is due to Instagram making a mistake. There could be an issue on their side that’s causing your account/photos to disappear. Down below are steps to fix this problem.
Your Account has been Hacked
There may be a chance that your account was hacked but this is very unlikely. If you notice things such as your name changing, all of your photos being deleted, or you’re following people that you never followed yourself, it’s quite clear that you’ve been hacked.
If you’re lucky enough to log into your account, you can change the password and log out of all other devices.
The next appropriate step to take after this would be to enable 2 step authentication to prevent your account from being hacked again.
- Tap the profile button in the bottom-right corner
- Tap the gear icon near the top-right corner of the screen
- Under ‘Account’, tap ‘Two–Factor Authentication’
1. Wait for the Photos to Come Back
The first and most simple thing you should do when you notice that you’ve lost some photos is to simply wait for them to come back.
Since you didn’t do anything to get your photos deleted, the easiest thing you can do for yourself is to wait for them to come back.
If you’ve violated Instagram’s terms and conditions, you shouldn’t be surprised if that post was deleted.
If there was absolutely nothing wrong with the content you uploaded, you should wait for the post to come back.
If this has just recently happened, you should wait for a few days. If this has been gone on for a while, scroll down to see how to report it to Instagram.
2. Stop using Bots
If you’ve been using bots to like other photos on Instagram automatically etc, this might be why your account has been deleted.
You should turn off the automation so that you try and contact Instagram.
As to my knowledge, using bots and automation services is a violation of their policy.
Make sure that you contact Instagram after turning off the bots to try and get your account back.
3. Access your Account from Instagram.com
To check if your photos have actually been deleted and this isn’t just a problem with the phone you’re using, you’ll need to try access your account from Instagram.com.
From here, you need to click on your account and check if your photos have been deleted.
If this is the case, check below how to contact Instagram.
4. Update Instagram
Since the main reason for this problem would be due to a bug, the best thing you can do to try and combat this problem would be to update Instagram.
The main reason why an update would be released is to be able to get rid of a bug.
If you look at the features of an update, you’ll usually see the term bug fixes.
If Instagram has been receiving a lot of complaints about their photos and accounts being deleted, this update would fix the bug that’s causing it.