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How to fix Instagram this was me verification loop – updated 2019

Here is our take on solving Instagram verification loop. Instagram login loop occurs when you keep confirming it was me on Instagram’s app or website, and still cant access your account on our tool or any other service that deal with Instagram API. We believe that the Instagram security code loop is just a silly solution to prevent users from using any Instagram like bot, and happens when they detect an account being used from its original home country IP and suddenly trying to access from another country ( different IP in a far location).


Ideally, this could be solved easily by using an Instagram login proxy address matching the location, which might be almost impossible because finding a proxy that match your home city isn’t an option at most times. so what do you do?


1- Disable Two-Factor Authentication on your account from Instagram app

two-factor authentication add a layer of security to your account, Instagram help us confirm you own this account by sending a code to you to enter when you attempt to add the account, it is what causes the Instagram phone verification loop to appear


note: You may enable it after adding the account, until you need to re-add it.


2- Disable Instagram account temporarily


Login to Instagram.com from your browser, head to “edit profile” , and at the bottom right click “temporary disable my account” , make sure you aren’t logged in anywhere else on that account for at least 3-4 hours.

note: disabling your account wont damage it, just make sure you don’t keep the account disabled for more than a month.


3- Add your Instagram account using a proxy from your country


Attempt to add your account with an IP from your country, or at least close to it if not possible. This will enable your account again and it should count he new IP as the home IP and avoid Instagram verification loop.



4- Use high quality proxies.


If our Instagram security code loop solution is still not working, then you might be using bad proxies. Not all proxies are ideal to use. you need to look for an IPv4 private proxy, Instagram login proxy should be used only once per account, if you cant find a proxy from the same country you are in then its a safe bet to purchase one from UK or USA. We suggest you pay an average of $2 per US proxy. A less than $1 per proxy is questionable, and any proxy provider charging more than $3 is too expensive, unless you are accessing from a country without many proxy providers. |if you see proxies around the $0.50 price point then be sure its an IPv6 or a shared IPv4 which are both so bad to use.


5- Make sure to warm up the account

New accounts will most likely face issues, make sure you use the account for few days on our phone, post few pictures, get some number of followers , and also it helps to add the account to a Facebook page. After a week of using it normally you may disable it and add it to our service. Start with slow speed settings and then increase every week.


6- Watch our video guide on Instagram checkpoint required loop