How to Deactivate or Delete Instagram Threads Account on iPhone

Is there a way to deactivate your Threads account while keeping your Instagram account intact? Unfortunately, at the moment, this option is not available.


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If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the constant notifications from social media platforms and are in need of a break, whether it’s for a digital detox or simply to take some time away from the Threads app on your iPhone, I’m here to help you navigate through the process of taking a break, deactivating, or deleting your Threads account.

Taking a break from social media can be beneficial for your mental well-being and overall productivity. It allows you to disconnect, recharge, and focus on other aspects of your life. Whether you choose to temporarily deactivate your Threads account or permanently delete it, the decision is up to you.

How to Take a Break From Instagram Threads on iPhone

If you’re looking for a more mindful Threads experience without resorting to deactivating or deleting the app, you’ll be glad to know that there is a special feature available that reminds you to take breaks from the app occasionally.

This feature is designed to promote a healthier relationship with social media by encouraging users to step away and take a break from constant engagement. By setting reminders to take breaks, you can create a more balanced and mindful approach to using Threads.

To access this feature and set up reminders for breaks on Threads:

  1. Open the Threads app on your iPhone.
  2. Log in using your Instagram credentials.
  3. Select Account.
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  1. Look for the option related to “Take a break” term.
  2. Enable the feature and choose the frequency and duration of the reminders. This allows you to customize the reminders based on your preferences and needs.
  3. Save the settings.
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How to Deactivate Instagram Threads Account on iPhone

  1. Launch the Threads app on your device.
  2. Tap the Profile icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. In the menu options, you should see the “Account” option.
  4. Tap the Deactivate profile.
  5. Tap Deactivate when prompted.
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Deactivating your Instagram Threads account is a popular choice among users who wish to take a temporary break from the platform.

When you deactivate your Threads account, it temporarily hides all your threads, replies, and likes within the app. This means that other users will not be able to see or interact with your content until you reactivate the account. However, it’s important to note that deactivating your Threads account does not have any impact on your Instagram profile or account. Your Instagram profile and associated activities will remain unaffected.

How to Permanently Delete Threads Account

Following the process becomes a bit challenging at this point. Currently, there is no specific option to deactivate the Threads account independently.

The reason for this is that Threads operates through your Instagram account. Therefore, to permanently remove this new social media platform, you will have to delete your Instagram account on your iPhone.

Once you have successfully deleted your Instagram account, you will lose access to your Threads profile. If you wish to continue using Threads, you will need to create a new Instagram account.

However, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, recently assured users that there will be an upcoming update enabling them to delete their Threads accounts separately.


Managing your digital well-being and exerting control over your Threads account on your iPhone is a straightforward process. Whether you opt for a temporary break or a permanent departure from Threads, ensure that it aligns with your individual objectives and requirements.

FAQs Threads App

Can I reinstate my Threads account on my iPhone after deactivating or deleting it?

If you have deactivated your account, you can easily reactivate it by logging back in whenever you wish.

If I remove the Threads app from my iPhone, will my account be automatically deleted?

Removing the Threads app from your iPhone will not result in the deletion of your account.

Is it possible to obtain a copy of my account data before deleting or deactivating my Threads account on my iPhone?

Currently, Threads does not provide a feature to download account data. However, you can easily download your Instagram account data by following a few simple steps.