The full text of this error message is 'We noticed unusual activity from your account so we've logged you out'.
If you keep encountering the 'Confirm it's You to Login' issue on Instagram,' check this guide to learn why it occurs and how to get rid of it.
Note that sometimes the error is called 'Help Us Confirm It's You' – this is the same error.
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'Confirm it’s You to Login' Error on Instagram: Why It Occurs
You might come across this error if you misuse automation tools and automate your actions with mass following, mass liking, bulk unfollowing, mass commenting, and alike.
As a matter of fact, you don't even have to use third-party automation tools to face this error. If you act too quickly on Instagram, the platform might detect your actions as spam-like.
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To confirm that it's you who performs these actions and not a bot, Instagram shows this annoying error message: 'Confirm it's You to Login.'
Then Instagram invites you to follow the on-screen instructions to verify your identity. Typically, the entire verification process takes about 24 hours, but sometimes, it can last longer.
How to Fix the 'Confirm it’s You to Log In' Error on Instagram
Now when you know why this error might occur, learn how you can get rid of it.
Method 1: Follow the on-screen instructions
The first and the most obvious way to get rid of the error is to follow the instructions the platform itself invites you to follow.
To do so:
- Complete the reCAPTCHA on the error screen to verify you're not a bot.
- Press Next.
- Add your phone number associated with this account.
- Click Submit.
You'll receive a confirmation code sent to your phone number. Once you receive it, tap Submit.
If you didn't receive any code, click on the Get a new code button to have it resent to you.
Once you submit the code, you'll be able to log back in to your Instagram account.
If only that would be so simple! If you're here, this method clearly didn't work for you. Therefore, let's proceed to some more ways to get rid of the error.
Method 2: Uninstall and Reinstall Instagram App
Some Reddit users suggest that you should uninstall and install the Instagram app to get rid of the error and log back in. This method is worth trying because when you uninstall the app, it clears the app's data and cache.
We believe this method is self-explanatory: you just need to delete the application from your smartphone and then install it again from the applications store.
Method 3: Submit the 'My Instagram account has been deactivated' form
Another way that might be helpful when you try to fix the 'Confirm it's You to Login' issue on Instagram.
To fill out the form, do the following:
- Open the form by clicking this link.
- Enter your full name and email address that is associated with your Instagram account.
- Type in your Instagram username and your phone number.
- Write why you're appealing.
- Submit the form.
After submitting the form, wait for Instagram to get back to you. Instagram will send you the instructions via email you entered when filling out the form. You will be asked to send them back a selfie of yourself holding a sheet of paper with a handwritten code from the letter. This needs to be done to prove your identity.
If everything is fine, in a few days, Instagram will send you an email saying that your account has been reactivated.
Method 4: Wait It Out
How unpleasant it might be to admit that sometimes no other methods but waiting it out are actionable. In most cases, the 'Confirm it’s You to Login' error is temporary.
In other words, it’ll automatically be lifted after some time.
Method 5: Log In From an Another Device
If you're still encountering the error even after trying all of the methods, there are some bonus ones that you can try.
Firstly, you can try using someone else's phone or a computer to log in to your Instagram account.
Method 6: Reset Your Instagram Password
You can do this by opening the login page on Instagram, clicking 'Forgotten password?', and following the on-screen instructions to reset your password.
Resetting your Instagram password from a different device also may help resolve the issue.
Additional methods that may prove to be helpful
- Clear the cache
- Open the Settings menu by clicking the gear icon.
- Navigate to Apps & notifications.
- Click on the All Apps option. The list of all your apps will appear.
- Choose Instagram.
- Click on the Storage option.
- Find the Clear Cache button.
Or you can choose the Clear Data option.
7. Make a quick reboot.
8. Relaunch Instagram.
- Open Settings > General.
- Find iPhone Storage.
- Find Instagram.
4. Choose the Delete App option.
5. Go back to the Settings menu again and visit your profile.
6. Click on iCloud.
7. Tap Manage Storage.
8. Click Backups.
9. Choose the latest backup and turn the toggle off for Instagram.
10. Visit the App Store and install the Instagram app.
Now, you should be able to log back in to your Instagram account.
- Create another account and switch to the original one
You don't need to delete your old account, no worries; you just need to create another one so that you can switch from it to the one you can't log in to.
Once you’ve created a new Instagram account, spend a bit of time in it: browse the feed, upload several posts (but not too quickly one after another!), like users' posts, view stories, etc. Then switch back to the account you can't access and try to log in again.
That's it – these are the ways that can be helpful to get rid of the 'Confirm it's You to Login' error on Instagram. It depends on lots of things whether some of them will work for you, but why not give them a try?