Account Settings – Instagram

Account Settings

Where are my account settings?

You can get to your account settings by going to your profile and tapping (iOS) or (Android) in the top-right corner. For Windows Phone, you can tap at the bottom of the screen and then tapSettings.

From your settings, you can:

  • Find and invite friends
  • View photos you’ve liked
  • Log out of your account
  • Adjust your push notifications


When does Instagram send push notifications to my device?

We currently send push notifications when:

  • Someone likes or comments on one of your photos or videos
  • Someone mentions you in a comment
  • Your photo or video makes the Popular page

You can adjust your push notifications from your account settings.

How do I turn push notifications on or off?

You can choose to get push notifications when someone likes or comments on your post. If you have notifications turned on, you can also choose accounts that you want to receive notifications about. To turn push notifications on or off:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap (Android) or (iOS) in the top-right corner > Push Notification Settings
  3. Adjust your settings

To receive notifications about specific accounts that you follow, go to their profile, tap (Android) or (iOS) > Turn on Post Notifications.

Note: If you turned on post notifications for an account but aren’t receiving push notifications when that account posts, you may need to change your phone’s push notification settings.

Photo Saving

How do I save Instagram photos to my phone?

You can save photos you’ve filtered and edited on Instagram to your phone. To save your photos to your phone:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap on iPhone or on Android
  3. Slide the Save Original Photos setting to on

When you have Save Original Photos on, every time you post a photo on Instagram, it will also be saved to a photo album on your phone.

Note: People using Instagram on Android may see a delay in photos appearing in their phone’s Instagram photo album.

How do I save high-resolution versions of my filtered photos?

High-resolution versions of your Instagram photos are saved to your phone after you upload the photo to Instagram, and you’re the only one who has access to them. You have to turn on the Save Original Photos setting in your Account Settings to make sure filtered photos save to your phone.

We’ll always save images in the highest resolution size possible. The maximum resolution on both Android and iOS is 2048×2048, but your phone’s resolution capabilities may be lower than that.


Image resolution capabilities are different for each phone.

Apple iOS

Photo resolution taken with the Instagram camera (not the iPhone Camera app) and saved to your phone are:

  • 2048×2048 on the iPhone 4s and up
  • 1936×1936 on the iPhone 4
  • 1536×1536 on the iPhone 3GS

Keep in mind that photos imported from iOS (not taken with the Instagram camera) and then uploaded to Instagram may save at a much lower resolution.

Language Settings

How do I change my language settings?

Right now, Instagram will appear in the same language that your phone or tablet is set to.

To change your phone or tablet’s settings:


  1. Tap to open your phone or tablet’s settings
  2. Tap General > International > Language
  3. Choose the language you’d like to use


  1. Open your phone or tablet’s Settings
  2. Tap Language and Input > Language
  3. Choose the language you’d like to use

Windows Phone

  1. Press Start which is the middle btn at the bottom of your phone
  2. Swipe left
  3. Scroll down and then tap Settings
  4. Tap Language + Region > Phone language
  5. Choose the language you’d like to use

As of version 3.4.0, Instagram supports these languages:

  • Afrikaans/Afrikaans
  • Chinese/中文(繁體/简体)
  • Czech/Český
  • Danish/Dansk
  • Dutch/Nederlands
  • Finnish/Suomi
  • French/Français
  • German/Deutsch
  • Greek/Ελληνικά
  • Indonesian/Bahasa Indonesia
  • Italian/Italiano
  • Japanese/日本語
  • Korean/한국어
  • Malay/Bahasa Melayu
  • Norwegian/Norsk
  • Polish/Polski
  • Portuguese/Português
  • Russian/Русский
  • Spanish/Español
  • Swedish/Svenska
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Thai/ภาษาไทย
  • Turkish/Türkçe

Additional Settings

Where can I adjust Instagram settings on my Android?

To adjust settings for Instagram on Android, including uninstalling the app and clearing your cache and data:

  1. Leave the Instagram app
  2. Open the Settings on your phone
  3. Tap Applications > Manage Applications > Instagram

You’ll see options to uninstall (remove Instagram from your phone), clear your cache and clear your data (reset all of the memory on your phone).

How do I turn location services on or off for my iPhone?

To turn location services on or off:

  1. Leave the Instagram app and go to your iPhone’s Settings
  2. Tap Privacy > Location Services
  3. Scroll down and tap Instagram
  4. Decide to allow location access Never or While Using the App

Does Instagram use background location?

Instagram does not collect background location on Android or iOS (including iOS 8). Instagram only gets your location when you’re using the app, such as when you’re trying to add a location to your post.

As part of the upgrade to iOS 8, Apple updated its model for the location permissions that you give apps. This means that if you’ve turned on location services for Instagram, you’ll see in your app settings that Instagram has a location permission set to “When in Use” after you update to iOS 8. You can turn off location permissions for Instagram at any time.

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