Instagram account disabled: appeal, request review

Instagram account disabled: appeal, request review

If you find yourself locked out of Instagram, this might be due to several reasons. In this article, we will explain to you how you can get your Instagram account back after it has been disabled.

Why was my Instagram account disabled?

If you can not log in to your Instagram account and instead of the welcome message you see the error message saying that your Instagram account has been disabled for violating Instagram's terms, don't worry. This might have happened because you posted some inappropriate content: violent, illegal, or sexual posts or any other content that does not comply with Instagram Community Guidelines and Terms of Use.  

Disabled instagram screenshot
© Instagram

Social media has the right to block your account without warning. So, before posting anything, always read the guidelines and terms of use. However, if you are sure this has been a mistake, you can always appeal the decision by clicking Learn more.

What to do if Instagram disabled your account?

If your account is disabled or blocked by Instagram, click on Learn more on your welcome screen, type your username and your password, and follow the onscreen instructions. Otherwise, fill in the form on the Instagram help contact section and write a precise explanation of why you think your account is blocked by mistake. It might take up to several days for the Instagram team to review and recover your account or write you an answer if that’s impossible.

Instagram disabled form
© Instagram

What to do if your account has been temporarily locked?

If you can not access your Instagram account and instead of a newsfeed, you receive a message saying that ”Your Instagram Account Has Been Temporarily Locked” due to suspicious activity, don’t worry; you can recover it. It is just protection to secure your account from hackers and intruders.

Temporary lock screenshot
© Instagram

When seeing this message, click on Continue and you will receive a 6-digit code on your phone or email. Enter it in the corresponding field and you will get your Instagram account back shortly. Though the verification process might take up to 48 hours, so be patient.

What to do if your Instagram account has been hacked?

Visit this support page, and follow its prompts. Then, check your email and request a security code. For more precise instructions, read this article about how to recover a hacked Instagram account.

Need more help with Instagram? Check out our Forum!
Around the same subject