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Boyfriend Stalks My Instagram

Are you concerned that your boyfriend might be stalking your Instagram? While Instagram doesn't disclose who visits your profile, you can still identify if he's keeping tabs on your activities based on his behavior and any traces he may leave behind. In the meantime, download Clario Anti Spy to enhance your privacy on Instagram and shield your phone from potential spyware.

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How to know if your boyfriend is stalking your Instagram

Instagram is perfect for a boyfriend to stalk you because it provides easy access to real-time updates and personal information through posts, stories, and location tags.


Signs your boyfriend is constantly stalking your Instagram profile include:

  • Liking or commenting on every post: He engages with nearly everything you post and is quick to react to anything new you add to your profile.
  • Mentioning details from posts and stories: He brings up specifics from your posts and stories that you haven't discussed with him.
  • Questions you about people, places, and followers: He frequently asks about the people or locations in your posts. He's also curious or confrontational about who starts following you and who you decide to follow.
  • Using fake accounts to spy on you: He may not make it evident that he's stalking you. He might stop liking or commenting to cover his tracks or use a fake account to monitor you secretly.

Clario Anti Spy helps beef up Instagram's account security to mitigate stalking. It also detects spyware on your phone, monitors for password breaches online, and provides live access to security experts.


Here’s how to use Clario Anti Spy to enhance your Instagram's privacy:

  1. Install Clario Anti Spy and subscribe to create an account.
  2. Tap the Anti-spy setup.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to fix privacy issues on Instagram and other social media accounts.
Screenshots showing how to use the Anti-Spy Setup feature in Clario Anti Spy to prevent a boyfriend from stalking you on Instagram.

Why is your boyfriend stalking your Instagram

If your boyfriend is exhibiting signs of being a stalker, there could be different reasons behind his behavior. He might be driven by simple curiosity, or deeper issues could be at play, such as jealousy, insecurity, or even controlling and manipulative tendencies.


Here are the reasons why your boyfriend is stalking you on Instagram:

  • He's just curious: It's natural to be curious about a partner's social life and online presence, especially at the beginning of a relationship. He might frequently check your Instagram profile to see what you're posting and who you're interacting with, perhaps to learn more about you.
  • He's insecure or jealous: Past relationship traumas can lead to insecurity and jealousy, causing him to closely monitor how you interact with others on Instagram. If he sees you engaging with someone he perceives as a rival, he might check your profile more often to look for potential threats to your relationship.
  • He's controlling or manipulative: Stalking can be a warning sign of controlling or manipulative behavior, meaning he'll try to use what he learns from your Instagram activity to undermine you. For example, he might insist on knowing who you are following, demand explanations for your interactions, or even try to limit your online activities to maintain control over your social life.

Is it normal for your boyfriend to stalk your Instagram

Guys tend to stalk their crushes, and this behavior can continue into an actual relationship. However, there's a big difference between your boyfriend casually checking your Instagram and obsessively monitoring your activities. If he starts keeping tabs on who likes your posts, who you follow or constantly questions your interactions, that can cross into invasive territory.


Don't try to rationalize his behavior if it makes you uncomfortable. Instead, share how his actions make you feel and set clear boundaries to protect your privacy. A healthy relationship should support your freedom and privacy. While transparency is important to building trust, it should not involve subjecting yourself to constant surveillance.

How to stop boyfriend from stalking on Instagram

If your boyfriend repeatedly violates your privacy, it's time to stop him from stalking you on Instagram.


Here are ways to prevent your boyfriend from stalking you on Instagram:

  1. Block fake Instagram profiles
  2. Set your Instagram profile to private
  3. Restrict or block your boyfriend's Instagram
  4. Secure your Instagram account

Block fake Instagram profiles

Start blocking fake accounts that your boyfriend might use to stalk on you. An excellent place to check for them is your followers list.


Here's how to locate and block fake accounts on Instagram:

  1. Open Instagram and tap the Portrait icon at the bottom right corner.
  2. Tap your followers count.
  3. Scan the followers list for fake profiles—these often have generic or no profile pictures and typically don't have any posts or stories.
  4. Tap the More icon (three dots) at the top right of a fake profile page.
  5. Choose Block.
Screenshots showing how to view Instagram's followers list to identify fake accounts your boyfriend is using to stalk you on Instagram.
Steps 1-3: Tap Instragram's Portrait icon, tap the followers count, and check for fake accounts.
Screenshots that demonstrate how to block a fake Instagram account your boyfriend uses to stalk your profile on Instagram.
Steps 4-5: Tap the More icon on a fake profile page and select Block to block it.


 Another way to spot fake Instagram accounts your boyfriend might use is through your story viewers list—tap Your story under the Home tab and swipe up to access it. If your story has over 50 views, the accounts at the top are likely those that have viewed it multiple times. This list can also help you determine if your boyfriend is using his real account to stalk you without liking or commenting on your activity.

Set your Instagram profile to private

Instagram allows you to set your profile to private to prevent anyone who doesn't follow you from seeing your activity. Accounts that want to follow you will also require your approval.


Here's how to set your Instagram profile to private:

  1. Tap the Portrait icon at the bottom right.
  2. Tap the three stacked lines at the top right and select Account privacy.
  3. Turn on the switch next to the Private account.
Screenshots that demonstrate how to stop your boyfriend from stalking you on Instagram by setting your profile to private.
Steps 1-3: Tap the three stacked lines in your Instragram profile page, select Account privacy, and enable Private account.


If your account is set to public, you will first need to change the account type to Personal (if you currently have a Professional account type). To do this, go to three-line menu in the top right corner, scroll to Account type and tools, choose Switch to personal account, and press Continue.

Restrict or block your boyfriend's Instagram

Restricting your boyfriend's Instagram account prevents him from seeing if you're online and hides any comments that he posts from others. You can also block him if you want to cut off his access to your profile completely.


Here's how to restrict or block your boyfriend on Instagram:

  1. Visit your boyfriend's Instagram profile page.
  2. Tap the three dots at the top right.
  3. Choose Restrict or Block.
Screenshots that demonstrate how to stop your boyfriend from stalking you on Instragram by restricting or blocking his account.
Steps 1-3: Visit the boyfriend Instagram profile, tap the More icon, and Restrict or Block the account.

Secure your Instagram account

If you notice logins from unrecognized devices, your boyfriend could be hacking into your Instagram account. Change your password and secure your hacked Instagram account immediately.


Here's how to monitor your Instagram for unusual logins:

  1. Go to the Home tab and tap the Heart icon at the top right.
  2. Scroll through the list for unusual logins.
Screenshots that demonstrate how to stop your boyfriend from stalking your on Instagram by checking for unusual login activity.
Steps 1-2: Tap the Heart icon in Instragram's Home tab and check for login alerts.


Instagram is just one piece of the puzzle, so you must continue taking steps to prevent your boyfriend from stalking you across social media. If he becomes erratic or aggressive, prioritize your safety and seek help from friends, family, or law enforcement. Installing Clario Anti Spy on your phone can also improve privacy on Instagram and protect against any spyware your boyfriend might use to spy on you.

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