You can now use Facebook to regain access to your Instagram account.

Instagram for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 is now available! With our latest update, version 3.1, we’ve made the application compatible with iOS 6 and the new iPhone 5. We’ve also redesigned the user sign up flow for all users and improved password recovery to make sure you never get locked out of your Instagram account. This new version of the application will be available for Android soon.

What’s New:

  • If you ever forget your Instagram password or username, simply tap the “Forgot Password?” link on the sign-in page. You can reset your password from the app by entering your username or email, and we’ll send you an email with more instructions.

  • Alternatively, if you had previously connected your Facebook account with your Instagram account, just tap “Reset using Facebook.” We’ll find the Instagram account connected to the Facebook account you’re logged into and let you reset your Instagram password. We hope this makes it easier for you to regain access to your account even if you’ve forgotten or mistyped the email address associated with it.

  • To make sure you never have a problem logging in to Instagram, we recommend checking the email on your account to make sure it’s valid and also connecting your Instagram account to Facebook.