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How To Find Someone On Instagram By Phone Number

✎ Key Points:

» To find someone on Instagram when you have their phone number, you can sync your contacts with Instagram.
» Now, look for the profile to discover people, you will see all the people listed as suggestions in the discover section.
» You can search for the person through the Google image search feature. In addition, all you need is their photo, and Google will show you related results for that person’s other social media platforms.

How to Find Someone on Instagram by Phone Number:

There are several methods that you can use in order to find someone on Instagram by phone number. Let’s dive in:

1. Turn On Contacts Syncing

You can sync all your saved phone numbers from your contact list with Instagram. To find any person on Instagram, you need first to make sure that the person’s mobile number is saved on your device and their account is linked with the same phone number.


All your contacts will automatically get synced with an account and also you can see or add people.

Step 1: Firstly, open the Instagram application on your mobile device and log in to your account.

Step 2: Secondly, click on your profile icon from the bottom right corner of your screen.


Step 3: Further, find the three horizontal lines on the top left corner of your screen. Select to open the menu.

 three horizontal lines

Step 4: Then, choose the “Settings” from the pop-up options.

choose the Settings

Step 5: On the next screen, tap on the “Account.”

tap on the Accounts

Step 6: Next, in the account, scroll down and select the “Contacts syncing” option.

Contact Syncing

Step 7: After That, enable the “Connect contacts”

enable the Connect Contacts

Step 8: A dialogue box will ask you permission to access your contacts. “Allow” it to enable the contact syncing.

contacts Allow


To add or see the people profiles registered with the number, you need to follow the below steps:

Step 1: Go back to your profile page.

three horizontal lines

Step 2: Now, tap the “Discover People,” which looks like a person icon with a plus sign.

Discover people

Step 3: Finally, tap on “See All” to see profiles that are registered with numbers you just synced, and tap on “Follow” to the profile you want to add.

tap on Follow

2. Link Instagram with Facebook

When you link your Instagram with Facebook, you will get suggestions from people who are on your Facebook and use Instagram.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

It’s a quick and easy step to connect your Instagram with Facebook:

Step 1: Before starting, keep your Facebook login information with you.

Step 2: Starting with Login to your Instagram account on the Instagram app.

Step 3: Now, from the bottom toolbar, tap on your account profile.

tap on your account profile

Step 4: From the top right corner of your screen, tap on the three horizontal lines to open a menu.


Step 5: Further, select “Settings”.


Step 6: Now, under settings, choose “Account.”


Step 7: Then, tap on “Sharing to other apps”. This will open names of other social media platforms, including Facebook.

Sharing to other apps

Step 8: Furthermore, choose “Facebook,” and you will be redirected to a login page, Facebook.

choose Facebook

Step 9: Finally, fill in your Facebook login information and log in to your account to confirm to link your Facebook account with Instagram.

 Facebook login information

3. Try Forgot Password

You can reset your Instagram account password with the help of your phone number, email address, or Facebook account. But make sure you use the details which you used while creating the account.

If you are not able to find your account and reset your Instagram password from any of the above details, go for additional help under your Instagram application.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Instagram and tap on the “Get help logging in.”

Get help logging in

Step 2: Then, tap on “Log in with Facebook” or type your email address, phone number, or username.

email address

Step 3: After That, tap “Next.” Now, choose a reset option like a number or email and follow the on-screen instructions to reset and set a new password.

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