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How to find or search for a person on Instagram by their phone number

Instagram is a social network that has millions of users, therefore there are different methods to find a particular person , among them we can mention looking for a person by means of their phone number. In this tutorial we will show you step by step how to find or search for a person on Instagram by their phone number.

Steps to find a person on Instagram by their phone number:

  1. Log in to your Instagram account by entering the usual data. If you forgot your password, it is easy to recover it .
  2. Once inside your profile, go to the lower right corner and click on the profile image or photo.
  3. In the new section you must click on the three horizontal stripes that are in the upper right corner.
  4. When a small menu is displayed, you must click on the option “+ Discover people”.
  5. In the section “Discover people” you will see two options “Connect to Facebook” (Connect to Facebook) and “Connect to contacts” (Connect Contact), click on the blue “Connect” button of the “Connect Contacts” option .
  6. A pop-up window will appear on the screen with a message notifying you that if you approve access to your contacts, Instagram will synchronize your account with all the contacts that you have registered on your cell phone; If you are sure, click on “Approve access”.
  7. Then another pop-up window will appear for you to confirm the action, to do this click on “Allow”.
  8. Go back to the option “+ Discover people” and you will get the contacts that have an Instagram account.

woman looks for people on instagram with their phone number

You have to keep in mind that some contacts you have added on your mobile will not appear in the Instagram search, this is because many users when they open their account do not add their phone number in their profile information because it is not a mandatory field therefore it can be left blank.

How to un-sync my contacts with Instagram?

There are two quick and easy methods to undo the synchronization of your mobile contacts with Instagram; one way is from the same application and the other from the main menu of the mobile; We will show you step by step what to do in each case:

From the app

  1. Within your Instagram account, go to the lower right corner and click on the profile photo of your account. If you don’t have a profile picture you can easily add one .
  2. Now you must click on the three horizontal stripes located in the upper right corner.
  3. When a menu is displayed, click on the “Configuration” option.
  4. In the new menu choose the “Account” option.
  5. Now you must select “Synchronization of contacts”.
  6. In the option “Connect contacts” you will see a switch on the right side click on it to deactivate the synchronization; The switch must be gray to unlink your account with the mobile contacts, if it is blue, synchronization is still active.

From the main menu of the mobile

  1. Go to the option “Settings” or “Configuration” of your phone.
  2. Select the “Applications and notifications” option .
  3. Find and select the Instagram application.
  4. Within the information of the application you must click on the option “Permissions”.

    women using instagram app to find friends

  5. You will immediately see various permissions that Instagram needs to access to perform some functions; Look for the one that says “Contacts” and deactivate the switch, it will be deactivated when it is gray.
  6. Clever! the synchronization of your contacts with Instagram was canceled.

Find friends from your Facebook profile on Instagram

This option only works if your Facebook friends have their profile linked to their Instagram account, otherwise their accounts will not appear in the “Discover people” list. These are the steps to follow:

  1. Login to your Instagram account. 
  2. Click on your profile photo in the lower right corner.
  3. Tap on the three horizontal stripes at the top.
  4. When a menu is displayed, select “+ Discover people”.
  5. Click on “Connect to Facebook”.
  6. Go back to “+ Discover People” to see suggestions from Facebook friends.

It is very easy to search for people on Instagram, so you do not need to use third-party applications to increase your followers or find friends, just by following the steps in this tutorial you can get friends and acquaintances quickly and safely.

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