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What to do when your Instagram account is disabled?

If you find yourself locked out of Instagram, this might be due to several reasons. One of them is that sometimes, Instagram blocks accounts for inappropriate content or violation of the terms of service. If you are wondering why your account has been disabled and it seems to you that Instagram disabled it for no reason, don’t worry, there is always a solution. In this article, we will explain to you how you can get your Instagram back after being disabled. Read on!

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.

The 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 that this has been a mistake, you can always appeal the decision by clicking on 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 this page 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 your account and recover it or write you an answer if that’s not possible.

What to do if your account has been temporarily locked?

If you can not access your Instagram account and instead of 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 meant to secure your account from hackers and other intruders.

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.

How to reactivate a temporarily disabled Instagram account?

If you temporarily disabled your Instagram account yourself, you can easily recover it: simply open the app and enter your credentials (login and password) and you’ll be able to use it again. If you encounter problems whilst recovering your account, check this article with precise instructions and steps on how to recover Instagram account via various methods.

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