When I realized my original iPhone and IP had been flagged by instagram I decided to buy a new phone and data plan to start a clean Instagram account on.
I thought I would have left no trace, because I had a completely new phone, new service, new IP.
However, I may have made a fatal mistake. I signed into my gmail address on the mail app of my new phone (this email address is associated with my flagged instagram account). I read that IG somehow reads the data from the mail app on your phone and so information can be traced in that way. Can this really be so?
I believe that it is true because as soon as I opened the IG app on my brand new phone and tried to make a new account I immediately got an error “You are using this feature too fast! We have restricted you from making a new account (paraphrasing)”.
I couldn’t even make an IG account on my new phone! The IG app must really be smart to have found the trace I left. Does anyone have any insights on this topic?