Today, a number of Instagram users looking forward to finding their friends or families on Instagram or Facebook by phone number. Finding someone on Instagram via their phone number is so simple and easy. So if you don’t know how to do that, or if you have any problems finding the people who have Instagram and you have their number in your contact list, this article is for you.
How to find someone on Instagram by phone number?
The best way to find someone on Instagram by phone number is to save the phone numbers and sync the contacts to your Instagram accounts. However, this method works only if the person that you are trying to find on Instagram, has already added their phone number to their Instagram account.
Furthermore, to find someone on Instagram by phone number without account, you can use a reverse number lookup tool, which shows the social profiles by phone numbers.
1. Sync your contacts in Instagram app
If you really want to find a person’s Instagram using their phone number for free, you should connect your Instagram to your contacts. Make sure you have saved that person’s number in your phone. Follow the steps below:
How to find someone on Instagram by phone number?
Step by step, follow the following guidance.
- Open your Instagram app
- Tap your profile picture (go to your profile)
- Tap three-lined (three-dots) icon on top right
- Scroll down to find “Settings”.
- Tap Follow and invite friends
- Tap “Follow contacts”.
- After you’ve done that, a new window like what you see in the photo will pop up. Tap on “Allow access”.
Here the app asks for your allowance. According to many available articles and sources here you will see a list or something that will show you the people who you know instantly.
A couple of years back yes, but not now! According to Instagram, the app will recommend your contact list that has an Instagram account. In some cases, this doesn’t necessarily mean you will see your contact list right away. You will get recommendations on your device or in your feed from Instagram later on.
What happens afterward is that your Instagram account will connect to your contact list. If your contact list has an Instagram account and if they have done what you’ve just done, then you will be able to find them or they will be able to find you. Also, the app will show you many more suggestions aside from your contact lists. It seems that suggestions are based on what you may be interested in or simply they are your followers’ friends and stuff like that.
How to disconnect contact from Instagram app?
You have enabled a feature to be able to find an Instagram account or someone you know. How about disabling this. Is it possible to do so? Yes absolutely. For whatever reasons you may want to disable this feature or disconnect contact so that no one can find you by your phone number.
Here I’m going to show you how to do so.
- Go to the hamburger icon in your app. It’s like the previous section.
- Click on “Settings”
- Look for “Account”.
- Scroll down to where it says “Contact syncing” and tap it.
- Now tap on the blue section.
2. Use Socialcatfish.com
If you don’t have an Instagram account, or you don’t want to connect your contacts to Instagram apps, use reverse number look up tools to find the social medias of someone’s. Here I would introduce some of the reverse number look up tools available on the Internet, which I have checked them all.
Please note that this tool can show you some basic info, and if you want to see the social profile you should pay a few dollars, which could be risky. They might not give you the details.
Socialcatfish.com is an online tool to find Instagram account by number. However, it does show you some of the basic information for free, if you want to get a complete record and details, you need to pay a few dollar for it. To do so, follow these steps:
- Go to Socialcatfish.com on your phone or laptop
- Click on “Phone“
- Enter the phone number
- Click “Search”
- Click “Social Profiles“
- Download the report
3. Use Anywho.com
The second tool is Anywho.com which is again a reverse number lookup tools. However, none of these kind of tools mentioned that they show Instagram account, or they guarantee to do so. They just look for the number and gather all the information connected to that number including social profiles, pictures, relationships, addresses, etc.
There are a few different methods that you can use to find an account on Instagram. As you have already read this article, finding someone by their phone number is only one way. Also, know that if you have not been able to find someone by their phone number it doesn’t mean you are not applying correctly what you have taught here. Maybe the person does not have an Instagram account.
Maybe they had an account, but now they have deleted or deactivated it. It could be anything, they may have an account, but they have not added their number or the number that you have in your contact list to their account. So there could be a bunch of reasons for this.
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