How to recover your disabled Instagram account
Have you ever tried logging into your Instagram and this message: ‘Your account has been disabled for violating our terms. Learn how you may be able to restore your account.’ pops up?
This has been happening to a lot of people lately and while it’s true that many of those getting their Instagram accounts disabled have violated Instagram’s terms and conditions, there are many others whose Instagram accounts were mistakenly disabled.
Recovering your disabled Instagram account can be a real pain especially at a time like this when Instagram has cut down the number of their staff due to the COVID pandemic.
We’re seeing a lot of people in my telegram group getting the message: We can’t review the decision to disable your account. We have fewer reviewers available due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, so we can’t review this decision at this time.
This message appears to show mostly to people appealing from third world countries and the possible solution to this would be to use a VPN (the free version will do) when appealing.
Using the VPN you can set your location to the USA or other Western European countries. This could help get your appeal through.
Whether Instagram will restore your disabled account or not will mostly depend on the reason given for the ban. I’ve seen accounts reenabled a few hours after the appeal and I’ve also seen others take weeks, sometimes months to recover.
There are two ways to recover your disabled Instagram account:
- Manually appealing or…
- Using an automated system
Manually recovering your disabled Instagram account
This process involves manually filling up the right forms and then sitting and waiting after hitting send. I personally used to do this a lot when I ran hundreds of Instagram accounts on my automation tool.
It can be exhausting and frustrating when you’re having to send appeals every day, but it’s worth doing it if you’ve lost a valuable Instagram account.
The following are some of the Instagram support forms that you can manually fill to get back your account:
- General appeal links: https://help.instagram.com/contact/1652567838289083; https://help.instagram.com/contact/396169787183059
- Report hacked account: https://help.instagram.com/contact/740949042640030
- Age verification link: https://help.instagram.com/contact/730583250290732
- Report a problem to Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/contact/364531043625021
- When both Facebook and Instagram disabled: https://www.facebook.com/help/instagram/contact/606967319425038
You only need to visit the appropriate link above, fill it up with the right information, hit send, and wait for a reply from Instagram.
If you don’t get your account reactivated after sending an appeal, it’s worth sending more appeals regularly until Instagram responds positively.
How often should you appeal?
I’d recommend sending in new appeals every 24 – 48hrs until your Instagram account is recovered.
The longest I had to wait before I got my account back was about 8 weeks. I’ve also seen in my group about others who were able to recover their Instagram accounts after appealing for more than 6 months. This is probably where a set-and-forget automated system comes in handy.
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How to automatically recover disabled Instagram account
This is a new method that popped up recently and is what a lot of us are now using to recover our disabled Instagram accounts.
The process involves an appealing tool that automatically sends out your appeals regularly until your Instagram account is recovered.
I like that it takes away the headache of having to fill out the forms every day manually. You won’t even have to worry about the common Instagram’s response asking you to take a picture holding a paper with a code written on it.
In case you’re wondering what it does about the request to take a picture with the code Instagram sends to your email, well, you’ll be pleased to know that the tool has its own database of images that it picks one from and writes the code on it before submitting it to Instagram.
You don’t need to worry about it using other images other than yours because experience has shown that they don’t actually confirm if the person holding the piece of paper with a code written on it is the same person whose images appear on the disabled Instagram account.
They also have their own emails that they use to send appeals.
But just in case you’re still skeptical, the tool allows you to upload your own images holding a blank paper that it will use every time it’s required to send an image with the code.
There’s also an option to use your own emails, in case you want to.
Personally, I never had to upload my own images or emails. Once I’ve typed in my username, I only need to sit back and wait for a message telling me that my Instagram account has been recovered. It can take hours, weeks, or in extreme cases, months, but it takes away the stress of having to do it manually.
This tool will also show you all the replies it’s getting from Instagram. When your account is recovered, you’ll see a message on the appeal bot saying ‘An email have* been received and your account has been reactivated!‘
If you’re involved in Instagram automation and frequently get your accounts disabled, this might just be the service you’ve been waiting for.
Visit the Appeal Bot’s website to get started today.
Feel free to leave us a comment in the comments section below if you have any further questions.
Until next time!
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