Hello friends today I am going to write on an issue that arises while creating a new Instagram account. This guide will come to the rescue for those who are not receiving Instagram security code SMS while creating a new account. Two weeks ago I have gone through a similar kind of problem and this guide is the result. If you too are looking for a solution to this issue then you are on the right page.
Here’s my story! Earlier I made an Instagram account using my mobile number and somehow I thought of deleting it and making a new one. I deleted that account thinking that I might be able to make a new account on the same number.
To my surprise, I am not receiving Instagram Security code SMS on the mobile number. I tried verifying by email but I am not receiving the Instagram verification code on my mail also. I will cover this issue in the later part of this article.
Thinking that the server might be overloaded and it will take time for me to receive the verification code. I tried the next day also, to my surprise I am not receiving the security code. Here’s what I have done to get the code.
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The first thing to do is Check your Internet Connection
If you are not receiving the Instagram security code SMS then check whether there is an active Internet connection on your side. If not try to connect to the Internet. Once you get an active Internet connection then try restarting the device through which you are trying to sign up.
Check your Phone number as well as your signal strength
Make sure you have entered the correct phone number in your Instagram settings and see whether there is a strong cellular network. If not then contact the customer care of your cellular network and tell them to resolve the issue.
Check Spam Folder: Sometimes, SMS messages can be mistakenly marked as spam by your phone or messaging app. Check your spam or junk folder in your messaging app to see if the security code message ended up there.
Wait for some time if you are trying for the first time
In case you are creating a new Instagram account for the first time. The first thing you have to do is to have patience and wait for some time. You will get the code for sure after some time. Still, if you haven’t gotten the code after a long wait it’s better to try the next day. In case of a server overload, your number might be in the queue. So you need to have some patience and wait for your turn to get the SMS.
Change the number if you have already used it
In case if you already own an Instagram account on a mobile number and trying to create one more using the same number. You need to change the mobile for the new account as you won’t get any Security code on this number. Many Instagram marketers try to create more than one account in order to promote a product or brand. Forget about receiving the code. Instagram won’t allow you to create multiple Instagram accounts with the same phone number.
Try Incognito mode else log in from another device
If you are not able to receive security code SMS from Instagram there might be a chance that your IP address may be blocked to use Instagram. So try changing the login from another device. In case if you don’t have another device you can try VPN for changing your IP address. Some users online say that logging from Incognito mode has solved the issue for them. Give it a try who knows it may work for you too.
Try an alternate verification mode
Well if you are not getting a verification code to your mobile number. You can try email verification. You need to signup using an email ID which is not used earlier. Once after successfully sign up, you will receive the security code in your mail.
While you click on sign up there is an option to login with Facebook instead of creating an account. This might help you get rid of Instagram verification.
Try receiving the code from another device
If you are not getting the SMS code on your mobile then try changing the device there may be a hardware issue with your device. So swap the sim card on another device and then try signing up on Instagram. You may receive the code in case there is a network antenna issue on your mobile.
Check whether Instagram is offline
No matter how hard you try still you are not getting SMS then you need to check whether Instagram service is down. You can check at the down detector. A simple Google will reveal the URL for you.
Check whether you have accidentally blocked your number
If you are not receiving a text from Instagram to confirm your identity then go to settings, check your blocked numbers and check whether you might have accidentally blocked your number, unblock the number and you will be able to receive Instagram security code sms.
Contact Instagram help centre if you are not getting the Instagram Security code SMS
If you are still not getting the 6-digit code from Instagram then you need to contact the Instagram help center. They will solve the issue on your side. If you would like to contact Instagram center then here is a link which may help you.
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