If I Delete Instagram App What Happens?

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Instagram is a popular social media app that lets users share photos, videos, and other media. However, the app can sometimes store a lot of data on your phone and use up all the storage. At times like these, you may want to uninstall Instagram from your phone. Most of use wouldn’t want to do that, fearing it might get rid of your profile, or delete all your photos. If you’re wondering what happens when you uninstall Instagram, then this post has got you covered.

Before we begin, it should be mentioned that usually when you uninstall any app from your smartphone, only the app data and cache is removed. Sometimes, the app data remains as well, and you will find all your data when you reinstall the app. Nothing will happen to your profile or other details when you delete an app. On iOS, the app data is permanently deleted, but you shouldn’t worry as all your photos and archived stories will still be there on Instagram.

If I Delete Instagram App Will I Lose My Archive

The stories and posts that you’ve archived will still be available when you reinstall the Instagram app. When you sign back in, the Story archives and post archives will be available to repost or add to your highlights. Because you didn’t delete your account, nothing will happen to the archives. If you arched a post, and then uninstalled the app, you’ll still be able to see the archives in the archive section.

All the archives that have been saved after they’ve expired from your story, or you’ve archived from your profile will still be waiting for you when going back. When you reinstall Instagram, the archives will still be in the same section that they’re always in. The only time that you’ll lose your archives is if you go and delete them yourself or you delete your account.

If I Delete Instagram App What Happens to Messages

All your direct messages will be saved even when you uninstall the app from your phone. When you sign back in, the messages will be available along with any new messages that may have arrived after you deleted the app. Nothing will happen to the messages that you’ve sent or the ones that you’ve received. If you sent a message to someone in the DMs, and then uninstalled the app, the recipient will still be able to read the message.

All the messages that you’ve received after you deleted Instagram will still be waiting for you when going back. When you reinstall Instagram, the messages that people have sent you will be available for you to read. So nothing happens to your messages when you uninstall Instagram.

If I Uninstall Instagram Will I Still Receive Messages

Yes, your friends and everyone who follows you will still see your profile which means that they can send messages to you via DMs, but you will not receive any notifications since you’ve uninstalled the app. The messages will be available when you start using the app again, but it could take some time for the servers to load all the messages.

Therefore, to answer your question on if people are still able to message you when you delete the app, yes they can. Your profile still exists to them so they’re still able to view it and message you like any other account. To them, you still have Instagram and they’ll have no idea that you’ve deleted the app. Everything is still the same when you delete the app, the only thing that changes is that you won’t be able to see everything that’s going on within your account.

If I Delete Instagram App Will It Log Me Out

When you delete Instagram from your phone, you will be logged out of the app and the app will be removed from your home screen. Deleting your Instagram only removes the app from your phone and doesn’t delete your account. Since you have to log in to access your account each time you install the app, when you delete the app, you’ll be logged out, and when you download it again, you’ll be asked to log in. 

If you’re worried that you’re going to lose your account because you don’t remember your password, then don’t delete the app yet, you need to change your password. If you no longer have access to your email or phone number, change it in the edit your profile section. From here, you’ll have an email or phone number that you’ve to be able to get a recovery password link to. From here, you can change your password. When you delete the Instagram app and download it, you’ll be able to log in with no issue.

If I Uninstall Instagram Will My Account Be Deleted

If you have Instagram, you probably scroll through your feed and stories each day to enjoy the content that your followers are feeding you. You’re also able to discover new accounts through the explore page and they can feed your content addiction with new content that you’ve never seen before. If you’re thinking about deleting the Instagram app, you may be worried about losing your account and everything that you have on it. This includes your posts, people you follow and your followers, your archives, your messages, etc. Your account contains a lot of data and if Instagram is a big part of your life, it’d be devastating if you were to lose your account.

If you were to lose your account, you’d lose all of your posts, followers, and messages and you’ll have to rebuild your account from the ground up.

If you delete Instagram, from your phone, you will not lose your account. Deleting your Instagram only removes the app from your phone and doesn’t delete your account. Since your account has to be logged into, if you delete the app and download it, as soon as you log back in, your account will be there and all your posts, followers, and messages will still be there. 

If I Uninstall Instagram Will I Lose My Drafts

The stories and posts that you draft will still be available when you reinstall the Instagram app. When you sign back in, the drafts that you’ve made will be available for you to post to either your story or as a post on your profile. Because you didn’t delete your account, nothing will happen to the drafts. If you made a draft, then uninstalled the app, you’ll still be able to see the drafts in the drafts section.

All the drafts that have been saved after you’ve decided not to post something will still be waiting for you when going back. When you reinstall Instagram, the drafts will still be in the drafts section and you’ll be able to post them from there. The only time that you’ll lose your drafts is if you go and delete them yourself or you delete your account.

If I Uninstall Instagram Will I Lose My Story

The stories that are still up on your profile will still be available when you reinstall the Instagram app. When you sign back in, the story that you’ve made will still be there if the 24 hours isn’t up and if it is, it’ll turn into an archive available for you to post to your highlight. Because you didn’t delete your account, nothing will happen to the story. If you made a story, then uninstalled the app, you’ll still be able to see the story when you click on your profile picture if the 24 hours expiry time isn’t up yet.

All the stories that are still up on your profile will still be waiting for you when going back. When you reinstall Instagram, even if they have been moved into the archive section, they’ll still be there waiting to either be deleted or posted to your highlights. The only time that you’ll lose your story is if the story has been reported and Instagram took it down, or it expired within the 24 hours that it’s allowed to stay up.

If I Uninstall Instagram Will I Lose My Posts

Again, nothing happens to your pictures when you uninstall Instagram from your phone. All your photos will still be there on your profile when you reinstall the app and log in again.

Since you didn’t delete your account, the stories will still be there. If you posted a photo or video, then uninstalled the app, you’ll still be able to see the photo when you click on your profile.

All the posts that are uploaded on your profile will still be waiting for you when going back. The only time that you’ll lose your post is if the post has been reported and Instagram took it down.

If I Delete Instagram App What Happens to My Profile

When you uninstall Instagram on your phone, it will only delete the app. Your photos on Instagram will still be there when you reinstall the app. When you do reinstall the app, you will have to sign back in as uninstalling Instagram will log you out. This process doesn’t do anything to your profile and everything will be the same when you start using the app again.

So yeah, nothing happens to your profile when you uninstall Instagram. Therefore, you can go ahead and uninstall the app if you’re trying to save some space on your phone. On iOS devices, the app size keeps on increasing over time as it stores the images in the cache. Therefore, it’s a good idea to delete the app and reinstall it once in a while.

If I Uninstall Instagram Can Someone Tag Me?

Yes, your friends can tag you in photos and stories, but you will not hear about this. Since you’ve deleted the app, you will not receive any notifications. If you want to get notifications, then you will have to reinstall Instagram.

You will also not receive any notifications when someone sends you a message on Instagram. If you want to take a break from Instagram, then it’s best to simply delete the app from your phone, instead of deleting your account. This way, all your photos, and messages will still be available when you want to start using Instagram again.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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