Account Settings

Account Settings

You can get to your account settings by going to your profile and tapping (iOS) or (Android) in the top-right corner. For Windows Phone, you can tap at the bottom of the screen and then tap Settings.

From your settings, you can:

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Notifications

We currently send push notifications when:

  • Someone likes or comments on one of your photos or videos
  • Someone @ mentions you in a comment
  • Your photo or video makes the Popular page

You can adjust your push notifications from your account settings.

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You can choose to get notifications when someone likes or comments on your post.

Android

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap in the top-right corner > Push Notification Settings
  3. Adjust your settings

Make sure that notifications are turned On for Instagram in your phone's settings.

Apple iOS

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap in the top-right corner > Push Notification Settings
  3. Adjust your settings

If you want to turn push notifications for Instagram on or off, open your phone's settings and then tap Notifications > Instagram. For people on iOS 5 and up, turn the Notification Center setting on. For iOS 4.0 and earlier, turn Alerts on or off. We don't support Sounds or Badges at this time.

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Photo Saving

You can save photos you've filtered and edited on Instagram to your phone. To save your photos to your phone:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap on iPhone or on Android
  3. Slide the Save Original Photos setting to on

When you have Save Original Photos on, every time you post a photo on Instagram, it will also be saved to a photo album on your phone.

Note: People using Instagram on Android may see a delay in photos appearing in their phone’s Instagram photo album.

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High-resolution versions of your Instagram photos are saved to your phone after you upload the photo to Instagram, and you're the only one who has access to them. You have to turn on the Save Original Photos setting in your Account Settings to make sure filtered photos save to your phone.

We'll always save images in the highest resolution size possible. The maximum resolution on both Android and iOS is 2048x2048, but your phone’s resolution capabilities may be lower than that.

Android

Image resolution capabilities are different for each phone.

Apple iOS

Photo resolution taken with the Instagram camera (not the iPhone Camera app) and saved to your phone are:

  • 2048x2048 on the iPhone 4s and up
  • 1936x1936 on the iPhone 4
  • 1536x1536 on the iPhone 3GS

Keep in mind that photos imported from iOS (not taken with the Instagram camera) and then uploaded to Instagram will save at a much lower resolution (612x612). Apple has recently updated their API to allow high resolution importing to apps, but we don't know when this feature will be available.

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Language Settings

Right now, Instagram will appear in the same language that your phone or tablet is set to.

To change your phone or tablet's settings:

iOS

  1. Tap to open your phone or tablet's settings
  2. Tap General > International > Language
  3. Choose the language you'd like to use

Android

  1. Open your phone or tablet's Settings
  2. Tap Language and Input > Language
  3. Choose the language you'd like to use

Windows Phone

  1. Press Start which is the middle button at the bottom of your phone
  2. Swipe left
  3. Scroll down and then tap Settings
  4. Tap Language + Region > Phone language
  5. Choose the language you'd like to use

As of version 3.4.0, Instagram supports these languages:

  • Afrikaans/Afrikaans
  • Chinese/中文(繁體/简体)
  • Czech/Český
  • Danish/Dansk
  • Dutch/Nederlands
  • Finnish/Suomi
  • French/Français
  • German/Deutsch
  • Greek/Ελληνικά
  • Indonesian/Bahasa Indonesia
  • Italian/Italiano
  • Japanese/日本語
  • Korean/한국어
  • Malay/Bahasa Melayu
  • Norwegian/Norsk
  • Polish/Polski
  • Portuguese/Português
  • Russian/Русский
  • Spanish/Español
  • Swedish/Svenska
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Thai/ภาษาไทย
  • Turkish/Türkçe
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Additional Settings

To adjust settings for Instagram on Android, including uninstalling the app and clearing your cache and data:

  1. Leave the Instagram app
  2. Open the Settings on your phone
  3. Tap Applications > Manage Applications > Instagram

You'll see options to uninstall (remove Instagram from your phone), clear your cache and clear your data (reset all of the memory on your phone).

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To turn location services on or off:

  1. Leave the Instagram app and go to your phone's Settings
  2. Tap Privacy > Location Services
  3. Scroll down to Instagram and toggle the switch to On or Off
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Instagram does not collect background location on Android or iOS (including iOS 8). Instagram only gets your location when you’re using the app, such as when you’re trying to add a location to your post.

As part of the upgrade to iOS 8, Apple is updating its model for the location permissions that you give apps. This means that if you’ve turned on location services for Instagram, you'll see in your app settings that Instagram has a location permission set to “When in Use” after you update to iOS 8. You can turn off location permissions for Instagram at any time.

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