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How to fix “We detected an unusual login attempt” on Instagram?

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Wondering how to fix “We detected an unusual login attempt” on Instagram? Yes, you are at the right place to fix this issue.

In this guide, we will discuss the following 3 methods to fix the unusual login attempt on Instagram.

Method 1: Change your device and reset password

Method 2: Follow the on-screen instruction

Method 3: Contact Instagram Support

We will discuss each of these methods in detail below.

Method 1: Change your device and reset password

Try to login into your Instagram account with a new device.

Locate the Instagram app on the device.

Login into your Instagram account with “Username” and “Password”.

After logging into your Instagram account, click on the profile icon on the bottom right of the page.

Now you will land on your profile page, here you have to tap on the hamburger icon on the top right of the page.

Now you will see multiple options, including “Archive, “Your Activity, “Saved” and more.

Click on the “Settings” option.

Change your device and reset password  to fix "We detected an unusual login attempt" on Instagram

After you’ve tapped on “Settings”, you’ll land on the settings page.

On the settings page, you’ll see multiple options. This includes “Privacy”, “Account”, “Help and more.

Now click on the “Security” option.

Fix "We detected an unusual login attempt" on Instagram

After clicking on the “Security” option, you will land on the security settings page.

Now you have to tap on the “Password” option under the “Login Security” option.

Fix Instagram issue we detected an unusual login attempt

Enter “Current password”, “New password”, and “New password, again”.

Fix Instagram issue unusual login attempt

Note: Your password must be at least 6 characters and should include a combination of numbers, letters and special characters. If you forgot your password, you can reset it with Facebook by clicking on the “reset it with Facebook” button.

After creating a new password, now click on the tick mark on the top right of the page. Try login into your Instagram account with the new password

Method 2: Follow the on-screen instruction

 You can fix the Suspicious Login Attempt error on Instagram by following the instructions on the screen.

Follow the below steps to change the password.

Click on the “This wasn’t me” option.

Now you will land on a page where you can change your password.

Enter a new password on the “New password” and “Verify password” field under “Change Your Password to Secure Your Account”.

Note: Someone may have your password, so you’ll be logged out of all sessions. Anyone trying to get into your account will no longer have access.

After entering and verifying the new password, click on the “Submit” button.

Note: Enabling Two-Factor Authentication on Instagram is an added security measure. Two-Factor Authentication prevents others from logging in to your Instagram account.

Method 3: Contact Instagram Support

If none of the above methods works out, then it is better to contact Instagram Support about this issue.

There are different ways to contact the Instagram support team.

A few of them are mentioned below.

  • Contact Instagram Support directly
  • Contact Instagram via Report link
  • Get answers from Quora and Reddit
  • Contact Instagram Support via Twitter and Linkedin
  • Use official Facebook pages
  • Contact Instagram Support through Email
  • Contact Instagram directly

Detailed step-by-step instructions to contact Instagram are provided below.

8 trusted ways to contact Instagram

Wrapping Up

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