- My Instagram account has been disabled, what should I do?
- I have a disabled Instagram account, how do I get it back?
If your Instagram account, whether personal or business, has been disabled for any reason, there may still be a good chance of getting it back.
This short tutorial will take you through the steps to recover a disabled Instagram account but before we get to that, let’s first take a look at some of the main reasons why your Instagram got disabled so that you can avoid the same mistakes in the future.
Remember that it will be very difficult to get your account back if you make the same mistakes again.
Reasons why Instagram disable your account
If you are not posting inappropriate content (adult/abusive material) and believe your account complies with the Community Guidelines as set forth in Instagram, Instagram may have decided to delete your account for spam or copyright infringement.
So, to regain access to your disabled account you have to click on [ Learn More ] or [ Learn More ] and then submit an appeal through 4 processes as shown in the screenshots below:
Minutes after submitting the appeal, you will receive an email from Instagram asking you to send proof that you are a real person with a photo of you holding the code that you will receive in the email:
Send the required image and you must write on the paper the code you provided in addition to your full account name and your account username. Then you have to wait 72 hours (usually) for another reply from the Instagram team telling you either your account has been activated or they may ask you for some additional details about your account before reactivating it.
Video Tutorial How to Recover a Disabled Instagram Account
Updates on Recovering a Disabled Instagram Account (10/10/2018)
Since the 4th of October 2018, there has been a wave of account deactivation on a scale we’ve never seen before. It looks like Instagram is doing another cleanup but on a larger scale this time.
Users have reported losing up to 5K followers per day, and few more. Aside from losing thousands of followers, the unusual aspect of this wave of bans is that most of these disabled accounts are run by real people, not fake Instagram accounts, but real accounts.
In the end many users were able to recover their disabled Instagram account but some did not. So, if you’re typing these questions on Google:
- How can I recover my Instagram account?
- How to reactivate Instagram
- How can I get my Instagram profile back?
- Back to disabled Instagram account
… We hope this tutorial helps you. Continue reading please.
Another way to recover disabled Instagram account
Another option that I see people using and being able to recover their Instagram account is by writing to the Instagram support team directly as follows:
- You will need to do this on a desktop computer. Make sure your computer is running on your home IP address (as opposed to proxies and VPNs).
- Go to Support Form 1 or Support Form 2 for an appeal and fill out the form.
After filling out this form, you will receive an email from Instagram in the next few minutes. Simply attach a personal photo as shown in the email and then click “Submit”.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to protect an Instagram account from being disabled?
It is helpful to complete your profile (upload a profile picture, write a short bio and post 3 photos/videos) before you start interacting with other users to avoid getting your account banned. It is also important to avoid posting any offensive or copyrighted content.
Why is my case not being answered in the reactivation of Instagram?
Instagram responses usually take 3 to 5 days. If you do not receive a response, the decision to suspend your account is final and the team cannot process your request due to an explicit violation of the Terms of Service. In this case we recommend that you leave the account and try to start a new one.
What should I do if my Instagram account has not been reactivated?
If your account is not reactivated, keep submitting unblock requests! Do it at least once a week until you get the account back. Use a different email for each request, because if a final decision is made on your email, they will not respond to it. Remember to avoid spam with Instagram!
Let us know when you get your account back in the comments!
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