How to Hack Instagram Account and Password Guide 2021

Want to find out how to hack Instagram the easy way?  Need to see passwords and account details? Great, in this article I will show you how and discuss a few other ways to spy on Instagram use. Some methods are incredibly complex but thankfully there is a simple way that anyone can manage.

This is part of my series – Ways to hack Someone’s Phone – looking at various ways ordinary people can spy on cell phones and devices in 2021 – without having to be a computer whizz! It can be very easy you know.

I have some other hacking guides on the site – Hack Snapchat Tutorial and  How to Hack Whatsapp . See the main Hacking Guides section for more.

What is Instagram?

Skip this if you are familiar with the app! But for those in the dark – where have you been?

Instagram was launched in 2010 – so relatively new compared to other sharing sites. It is now owned by Facebook – big brother domination! A few Stats :

  • Over 1 billion people worldwide use Instagram every month
  • 71% of users are under 35
  • 72% of American teenagers use Instagram
  • 25% of smartphone owners use Instagram

So we get the message this thing is huge – and you should be taking notice especially if you are a parent. Stats from

Best described as a social media sharing and messaging app. It has grown massively as an entertainment platform – the social nature resonates especially with a younger audience who love sharing those funny cat pictures.

The real reason that people want to be able to hack Instagram is that it is used as a messaging app or platform. Kids have moved away from traditional sms text messages to these more interactive apps.

As sharing is done online there are no text message costs – everything is done using free Wi-Fi or the phones data plan. Although it can be used on a computer or laptop – we know the internet today for most young people means their smartphone!

Sharing photos and videos is so much easier on apps like Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp. As with all these online apps – it gets difficult to keep tabs on what your kids might be up to online. Parents are scrambling to keep up with kids! Nothing new there I’m afraid.

That in a nutshell is why people are interested in ways to hack Instagram.

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Why Hacking Instagram Matters?

People have many different reasons to want to perform an Instagram hack. The number one reason I come across on is to keep an eye on kids and what they are up to online.

Human nature being what it is, some people have less ethical motives for hacking someone’s Instagram account. Spying on partners, loved ones and catching cheaters is always going to be part of this discussion – just not here!

Remember there are laws protecting people’s privacy for a reason.

Hackers also target Instagram Hacks as a way into a victim’s devices – to hack phones and computers through Instagram. Usually their reasons are much more threatening – aiming to get access to sensitive information and even banking details. Serious stuff!

Another reason for hacking is to hijack popular accounts. Some celebrities have been targeted – some with huge numbers of followers. Unscrupulous marketers have taken over their Instagram usernames and passwords – then message and promote offers to their followers.

Celebrity accounts are also targeted for compromising photos and information – leaving the victim open to blackmail and unwanted exposure in the press. Many reasons for Instagram hackers I’m afraid.

I have an article outlining how to tell if your Instagram is Hacked – check it out if you are concerned.

If you follow this website you’ll understand that I provide a lot of information about the best phone spy apps – how they work and how to use them. My main Phone Spy Apps Guide is a good resource if you are not familiar with these spy apps. I’ve been doing this for years now and have a lot of experience.

More about mSpy for Instagram here

I do not promote any illegal use of these apps – instead I prefer to concentrate on ethical ways to use these apps, primarily to help keep our children safe online. In order to help keep them safe a growing number of parents are using monitoring apps – if you know what they are doing you are better placed to protect them.

Traditionally these apps could monitor text messages and calls but as mobile phones have developed things have become a lot more complicated. It is no longer enough to monitor text messages and voice calls. Now kids are using a number of popular messenger / social media apps.

Instagram has become one of the most popular today. Now if you are concerned about online safety you need to be able to know what your children are up to on Instagram. Thankfully you have several options – most of the best spy apps allow you to hack into and monitor Instagram.

How to Hack Instagram – the Details

There are a few ways to perform a successful Instagram hack – all with varying degrees of difficulty and chances of success. There is an easy and reliable way – my preferred way and used responsibly it is very effective.

When you search online you need to be aware of some of the scams … so keep reading.

How to Hack Instagram With a Spy App

Using a spy app is definitely the easiest and most effective way to hack someone’s Instagram password and account – to see all activity. It is safe and reliable and can be done without the user knowing. A great way to protect your kids online.

I only recommend a small number of spy software programs on this website – based on actually testing and using them over a period of time. You need to be aware that there are many programs available online – but only a few are any good, and some are outright scams! Do your research before making any purchase.

For hacking someone’s Instagram account I can recommend the following programs:


This best selling program has been around for years now and consistently adds new features on a regular basis. It will allow you to see everything that happens on Instagram – photos, videos, contact lists and messages – everything!

The keylogger feature will also allow you to hack the user’s Instagram password!

mSpy will report all media stored on the device and has a wide range of other services that can be monitored – WhatsApp hacking, Snapchat Hack, Viber and many more. Of course there are a whole range of other spy features available – not just these messenger type apps.

Did you know you can now see deleted Snapchats using mSpy – see my article on how to see someones Snapchats here.

Have a look at my main mSpy Review for lots more detail about the mSpy app.

Instagram hacking with mSpy is available for the iPhone and Android phones and tablet devices. I have tested this in detail and it works well – one of the best programs in my opinion.

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This is another good quality spy program that offers Instagram spying capabilities. Like mSpy you will get access to all activity taken on Instagram. FlexiSPY boasts the largest range of monitoring features for messenger / social media apps – covering most of the popular platforms. You can spy on Skype and Facebook as well as Instagram use.

Again these features are only a small part of the overall monitoring packages available. FlexiSPY is also notable for its call recording features – check my main FlexiSPY guide to see what you think. It is the most expensive program …. but it has the most features if you need them.

XNSPY and Mobistealth

Again both are decent programs and they cover Instagram use on Android and Apple devices. Be sure to have a look at my comparison of the top apps – it lists the main features of each program and their pricing structures.

How Instagram Hacking Works with Spy Apps

You simply purchase the software license online, download and install the app onto the phone or device you want to hack and then all reporting takes place using an online dashboard or control panel. You basically log on from anywhere with an internet connection and you’ll be able to see all activity on the device.

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The big advantage with using any of these spy programs to hack into Instagram is that it is done without the users knowledge and once the software is installed onto the target phone all reporting is done remotely.

Instagram Hack Online Tools – Free?

Well, for free is always a bit suspicious in my mind! Maybe that’s just my online experience.

Searching online will usually show you some Free Instagram Hack tools – just enter the username you want to hack and this magic free tool will let you download the user’s password and everything in their Instagram account. Sounds too good to be true?

Well I can tell you – I have tried several of these tools (in the interests of research … selfless!) and not once have I had any success. I tested my own accounts, my husband’s and my kid’s … fail! They do not work.

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So why do they exist and why are they there in the first place?

It is a simple scam to make money and works very well – which is why the owners go to the trouble. They know that people searching for an Instagram hack tool are usually desperate – driven by emotion. This drops their guard.

The same sites usually have other “tools” to hack Snapchat and hack Facebook – some cover loads of apps.

They ask you to enter the username of the account you want to hack – then they usually have a screen showing the progress of a hack – it’s just a fake showing some scrolling code. Enough to reassure you that your hack is working.

Then comes the money shot! To get access to the password and account data you need to verify you are a human. Just enter your email, complete a survey, click on three ads or share with 5 people you know. Other scams are available!

I have gone through with these (taking care) and guess what – in the end you get nothing. The best result was a notification screen saying that there was an error delivering my hacked data. The worst just redirected me back to click on more adds in a never ending loop.

You see, they get paid for every email, add click or survey submission. It is extremely lucrative … and an old internet marketing trick.

Don’t believe me? Try one for yourself but don’t use an important email address or share your friends data. You should also check out the select fake comments at the bottom of the website pages – what a great tool!

Online Instagram hacking tools do not work – no matter how much you really want them to – move on.

So how else can someone spy on your Instagram account?

Phishing Hacks

You may have heard of phishing attacks online – they are real and are a serious threat. I’m not going to be going into great detail on how to carry out a phishing attack to hack Instagram or anything else. I will explain what it is about.

Phishing is illegal and involves fraud and copyright abuse. It is also quite a complex process involving setting up fake websites and data collection software. Not something the average person is going to want to do to see their kids Instagram pictures!

Fake websites are setup to look like the account login page from Instagram. They can be targeted and sent to the victim’s email usually prompting to update their password.

The victim then goes to the fake web address and enters their username and password. The account is now compromised and the hacker has access to their account.

Phishing hacks are usually targeted at getting financial data and are a serious problem. They are not really a viable option for hacking someone’s Instagram.

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Professional Hackers?

I write quite a bit about online security and spy software issues – I have some experience here. There are people with the skills to hack almost anything these days – you’ve seen the headlines of government agencies getting hacked by kids in the bedrooms on a laptop!

Could a pro hacker hack Into your Instagram account – no doubt! But think logically about this. How would you find someone with these skills? How much would it cost? Legal issues?

There is a new scam going around – fake hackers are advertising on the web that they can hack this that and the other platform … just contact this email – somedodgyhacker@gmail.

I had to close the comments on my hack related articles because I was getting spammed by these clowns. So – you contact the email – they tell you a price – you pay … then guess what? What could go wrong?

Seriously, just don’t go there – I hear stories of people getting ripped off every week.

Hackers and online hacking tools are just going to rip you off and leave you frustrated. If you don’t have access to your kids Instagram account – you really should. Their safety is your responsibility as a parent. For some, using a spy app is the best option …. consider it.

If your main aim is to keep your loved ones safe online consider the range of features available from a spy software app. Don’t look at just hacking Instagram – a good spy app lets you hack their phone and monitor all activity. Know what they are up to and you can protect them.

Thanks for reading and good luck.


Author - Susan Kennedy

Hi there - I'm Susan Kennedy, a regular mom who has used spy apps for years now. I was fed up with spammy reviews and poor information so I started this website. I also teach how to improve your online security and stop unwanted spy apps. Reliable information from a real person!

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