Facebook—do we have to introduce it to you? Not at all! So, let’s get straight to the point that if Facebook is your social media platform of choice for keeping in touch with your friends and family, we can understand how it feels when you find yourself suddenly logged out of your account.
Being locked out of your Facebook account can be one of the worst experiences you’ve ever had! However, luckily, we are there to help you. So, if your account is suddenly disabled, read this guide and it will help you recover it.
What is a Disabled Facebook Account?
Facebook disabled accounts means that you no longer have access to your Facebook account that you have been using for a long time. Basically, Facebook disables your power and ability to access your account and perform any activity on the platform until and unless you try to recover it.
Tip: You can also visit the “Facebook Help Center page” if you would like a detailed explanation to know the difference between a disabled, suspended or temporarily locked Facebook account.
How to Identify a Disabled Facebook Account?
While this handy guide can do wonders in disabled fb account recovery, it is recommended that you first make sure that your FB account has been disabled or not.
Even though it appears like your account has been disabled when you are suddenly locked out of your account; you can only confirm this if you see the message that your account has been disabled when you try to log in.
However, if you don’t see a disable message when you try to log in, you may have a different login problem.
Tip: If you think someone hacked your Facebook, visit this “Facebook Help Page” to check and recover your hacked Facebook account.
What to Do in Case of Disabled Facebook Account?
First thing first, for a disabled account, note that there are two scenarios reported by users, and they are as follows:
- Facebook accounts have been deactivated by the user itself either mistakenly or purposely.
- Facebook accounts have been deactivated by the Facebook team itself.
So, depending on which scenario you will fall into, you have to decide whether you need to perform the steps to recover a self-disabled account or the steps to reactivate a Facebook-disabled account!
Scenario 1: Self-Disabled Facebook Account
You will take a sigh of relief knowing that it is very easy to recover a self-disabled Facebook account. So, let’s not waste time and take a look at the process of recovering disabled Facebook account yourself:
How to Recover/Regain Access to a Self-Disabled Facebook Account?
- Step 1: First of all, go to the “Facebook Sign-in Page” via this “www.facebook.com” link.
- Step 2: There, you’ve to enter your “Phone Number” and “Email Address” in the space at the top right of the page.
- Step 3: Then, make sure to also enter your “Facebook Password” inside the respective text-field.
- Step 4: After entering your account’s login credentials, you simply need to hit the “Sign-in” button.
Tip: If you have forgotten your account login credentials, you can either get help from your “Trusted Facebook Contact” or you can answer the “Security Questions” asked when you’ve registered your account on Facebook.
This is it! Just following the aforementioned 4 steps will help you regain access to your Facebook account. However, remember that your account is scheduled for deletion, so you’ll also need to cancel your scheduled delete, if Facebook prompts.
Scenario 2: Facebook-Disabled Account
To combat the ever-increasing hacking attempts, fake accounts, cyber-stalking and other sorts of illicit usage, Facebook like other ‘Social networks’ has taken the repeated privacy lapses a bit more seriously.
In tackling ever-increasing hacking attempts, cyber-stalking, fake accounts, and other forms of illicit use, Facebook, like other social networks, takes repeated privacy lapses a little more seriously.
Therefore, to protect its billions of users from any form of abuse and/or breach of privacy; Facebook carefully monitors the platform for illegal or suspicious activity and this has resulted in the suspension of millions of fake accounts.
What Are the Common Reasons Why Facebook Account Is Disabled?
With reference to what we have just said above, let us tell you that the Facebook team primarily disables a Facebook account if the account holder has intentionally or unintentionally violated ‘Terms and Conditions’ or ‘Rules and Regulations’ of the platform.
To be more precise, Facebook says that it will disable or suspend a Facebook account for any or all of the following reasons:
|Root Reasons Behind Disabled Facebook Account|
Tip: You can see the full list of Facebook terms and standards at ‘https://www.facebook.com/terms’ for the possibility of protecting your Facebook account from being locked again.
How Can I Get Access to My Facebook Account Back After Being Disabled?
While Facebook mostly disables or suspends a Facebook account for valid reasons (mentioned above) but at times, authentic and genuine accounts have to bear the brunt of Facebook suspension.
So, if you are one of those innocent people who get caught in the trap of this security system and are facing the consequences, learn how you can unlock your Facebook account to continue using or accessing the service again.
Preliminary Steps to Fulfil!
Before you try to recover your disabled account, it is suggested that you fulfill these prerequisites in order not to face any problem later or in the middle of the process.
- Step 1: Check the Facebook-Server Status
To ensure that Facebook server is not down, what you need to do is:
- Open your preferred “Web browser.”
- Using it, navigate yourself to the “Outage.Report” website.
- There on the Outage.report website, you’ve to simply type “Facebook.com” in the search address bar and hit the “Enter” button.
- After that, wait for the website to display a “Report” that tells you the server status of the Facebook website.
In the report, if the status indicates that the Facebook server is down, you’ve to wait until Facebook itself resolves it or, you can contact the local administrator for help.
However, if the status indicates that the Facebook status is up and working, you can simply proceed to the next step.
- Step 2: Check Your Internet Connection
To make sure that your Facebook login page works smoothly without facing any such error, you need to check your internet connection whether it has a strong signal to support the site or not!
So, in case, you find out that your device is not connected to a strong network connection, you can consider switching on Google DNS:
- To do this, open your device “Network Setting” from “Network and Sharing Center”.
- Within the network settings, select the “Change Adapter” option and simply right-click on the “Properties” of your network.
- Then, you need to select “Internet Protocol Version 4/(TCP/IPv4)”.
- After that, you will need to re-open its “Properties” to select “Use the following DNS server addresses”.
- Now, enter “184.108.40.206” in front of the “Preferred” DNS Server and “220.127.116.11” in front of “Alternate” DNS Server to troubleshoot the network issue that is behind your inability to login to your Facebook account.
Now that you have checked the Facebook server and your Internet connection; it’s time to finally try methods to recover your Facebook-disabled or suspended account.
5 Methods to Try for Disabled |Suspended Facebook Account Recovery
To get your Facebook-disabled or suspended account back, luckily there are various methods available. Out of all these, discussed below are the top-5 ways to ‘Recover a disabled |suspended Facebook account’ in 2022:
|Method 1:||Verify Your Identity or Identity Verification|
|Method 2:||Submit An Appeal to Facebook|
|Method 3:||Answer Your Security Questions|
|Method 4:||Identify Friends in Your Uploaded Photos|
|Method 5:||Ask Your Trusted Facebook Contacts for Help|
Point to Consider: You may need to try them all to decide which methods work best in your favor to help you recover your suspended Facebook account.
Method 1: Verify Your Identity or Identity Verification
First, to remove the suspension from your Facebook account or to get access to your disabled account, you may consider verifying your identity on Facebook with these steps:
- Step 1: Open your preferred web browser and visit this link “https://www.facebook.com/login/identify/?ctx=recover&ars=facebook_loginhttps://www.facebook.com/login/identify/?ctx=recover&ars=facebook_login.”
- Step 2: Once you visit the same, Facebook may ask you to provide either one or all the following information that is associated with you—
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Date of Birth
- Facebook Account Name [This is specifically because most Facebook accounts are suspended for not using a real name.]
- Step 3: Provide “Information” for all the asked details to confirm your identity that you are the actual account holder of the Facebook account from which you wish to remove the suspension!
Furthermore, you need to note that in some critical situations, Facebook also asks for your ‘Photo-identity’. And, if you are asked to provide the same, it will be mandatory for you to upload a photo of your ID (which can be either a Government ID or a Non-Government ID) to verify that the above details provided by you to Facebook are indeed correct,
Tip: To understand this better, consider looking at the list below of government and non-government IDs.
So, as in the above case, if you are asked to upload a photograph of your government issued ID, ensure that you have any of the following documents with you to upload for verification:
- Government IDs List: You can send one of the government IDs listed below to verify your identity and gain access to your Facebook account. However, make sure that any government ID you wish to send should contain your name, photo and/or date of birth.
|Voter ID card||Birth certificate||Immigration registration card||National age card|
|Family certificate||Driver’s license||Official name change paperwork||Marriage certificate|
|Non-driver’s government ID such as disability, national ID card, SNAP card, and pension card||Passport||Visa|
|Tax identification card||Tribal identification or status card||Green card, residence permit or immigration papers|
- Non-Government IDs List: This list is an alternate option for those who do not have a government ID. So, if you want to send a non-government ID, note that you will need to send two of them and before sending make sure that your name as well as your date of birth and photo (which matches your Facebook account details) should be on at least one of the two non-government IDs.
|Address proof card||Bank statement||Utility bill||Diploma||Credit card|
|Health insurance||Transit card||Magazine subscription stub||Family registry||Medical record|
|Contract||School ID card||Personal or vehicle insurance card||Paycheck stub||Company loyalty card|
|Religious documents||Professional license card||Certificate of registration for accreditation or professional||Membership ID (i.e., your work ID, professional ID Pension card, or union membership)||Employment verification|
|Cheque||School record||Library card||Permit||Yearbook photo|
Tip: You can find out what types of IDs Facebook accepts by visiting https://www.facebook.com/help/159096464162185/.
Now that you have decided which photo ID proof you want to use for verification, in order to submit it, you need to upload it and for that:
- Click on the “Select Files” option.
- Then, select your “ID picture” from your respective device’s photo library.
- After that, click on the “Open” option to upload it.
- Now, all you have to do is click on the last option of the “Send” button to finally submit.
Method 2: Submit an Appeal to Facebook
If you believe that, ‘Facebook Suspended My Account for No Reason’ then, you can raise an appeal in front of Facebook. However, if you don’t know ‘How to Appeal Suspended Account from Facebook’, follow the steps below to send an appeal to Facebook to recover your disabled/suspended Facebook account:
- Step 1: Firstly, open your regular-used “web browser.”
- Step 2: Then, you’ve to visit the “Facebook Account Disabled and Suspended Page” via this link https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/260749603972907.
- Step 3: Alternatively, you can use either of the given form to submit an appeal to Facebook:
In this given way, users can be successful to remove suspension from their suspended Facebook account or recover their deactivated account in about 5 to 20 days.
Point to Consider: Facebook may take around a week to review your appeal.
However, you should always keep an eye on your email account to ensure that you have received an email from Facebook regarding the activation of your disabled |suspended |locked Facebook account! Alternatively, you can also try logging into your disabled |suspended |locked Facebook account.
Method 3: Answer Your Security Questions
Next, also by answering the security questions (updated during the time you created your Facebook account) correctly and accurately, you can authenticate to access your disabled or suspended Facebook account again. So, if you consider using this method then, follow these steps:
- Step 1: To get started, go to the “Facebook Sign-in Page”.
- Step 2: On reaching there, click on the “Forgot Password” link to open the “Facebook Password Recovery Page”.
- Step 3: There, on the Password Recovery page, you’ve to select “Answer Your Security Questions” from the recovery methods listed.
- Step 4: After that, you will have to correctly “Answer” the security questions available on the screen to authenticate your disabled | suspended Facebook account.
Once Facebook has verified your account, you will most likely be able to remove the disabled tag to regain access to it.
Method 4: Identify Friends in Your Uploaded Photos
For those who don’t know, photo tag recognition is the most recent verification protocol of Facebook with which you can also choose to verify the identity of your Facebook account.
It’s a very simple process according to which Facebook will show you some pictures from your Facebook account’s “Uploads folder” and from those photos you need to identify at least 7 of your Facebook friends who you tagged on your uploaded photos.
However, it is not necessary that all your 7 guesses are correct because out of 7 you need to make sure that you guessed 5 correctly.
But, if you don’t recognize 5 of your 7 random friends on Facebook; Chances are Facebook will consider that you are not a real person or that you are not the actual owner of the Facebook account you are trying to access!
Conversely, if you’re able to do so on your first attempt, Facebook will assume that you’re the rightful owner of the Facebook account (you’re trying to remove the suspension from) and maybe you get lucky to regain access to your account back.
Method 5: Ask Your Trusted Facebook Contacts for Help
As per this last method, you can even take help from your trusted Facebook contacts to recover your Facebook-Disabled account.
To be precise, you need to select your 3 trusted Facebook contacts so that they can visit the “https://www.facebook.com/recover” page to receive the recovery code on behalf of you and pass it on to you using which you can log back into your account.
That being said, here’s explained step-by-step how you can do so:
- Step 1: Open your web browser and visit the “Facebook Login Page”.
- Step 2: On reaching there, click on the “Forgot Account” option.
- Step 3: Thereafter, as prompted, enter your “Phone Number, Email Address, Username or Full Name”.
- Step 4: Once you’ve entered the asked details, click on the “Search” button to find your account.
- Step 5: After that, select the option of “Show My Trusted Contacts” and using that trusted contact list, enter the “Full Name of one of your Trusted Contacts.”
- Step 6: Now, ask your trusted contact(s) to visit this https://www.facebook.com/recover link and receive “Codes” for your Facebook account recovery.
Alternatively, you can also go to the “Facebook Password Recovery Page” and select “Trusted” to select at least 3 of your trusted Facebook contacts to visit this https://www.facebook.com/recover page and receive a recovery code on your behalf.
- Step 7: Once your trusted contact(s) receive the code(s), ask them to deliver it to you and using them you can “Log back into your account” that Facebook disabled | suspended.
So, these are the 5 possible recovery methods that you can use to recover your disabled Facebook account or to remove suspension from your account.
However, before concluding, we want you all to have a good understanding of Facebook’s “Terms & Conditions as well as “Rules & Regulations” which ensure that your account remains active.
Preventive Measures to Avoid Facebook Account Being Disabled |Suspended |Locked
It is our responsibility to our readers that made us share with you all these preventive measures that should be taken care of!
|Facebook doesn’t allow you to use a fake profile name for your account. Also, children under age 13 are not allowed to have an account on Facebook.So, if you still use a fake name instead of your real name and don’t meet the age-limit then, this can lead to your account suspension upon finding it because it’s against Facebook rules.||Since you cannot fake your identity on Facebook— you must use your real (legal) “Name” to sign-up for a Facebook account. Also, make sure to use Facebook after 14 years of age because children below age 13 are not allowed to create an account on Facebook platform. So, if you’re below 13, avoid using Facebook.|
|If you engage in unethical activities such as hacking into another user’s accounts on Facebook, you may face dire consequences, including having your account disabled or suspended.||Never engage in unethical activities on Facebook, such as hacking into the accounts of others.|
|Unsuccessful Login Attempts|
|Multiple unsuccessful log-in attempts by you or someone else to access your Facebook account may result in your account being disabled and suspended for security purposes.||If you do not succeed in logging into your account, try to interpolate your attempts to log into your account.|
|Posting Offensive and Copyright-Protected Content|
|If you post any illegal and inappropriate content on your personal profile page or your fan page, notwithstanding the guidelines of the ‘Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibility,’ it leads to your account being disabled.||Avoid posting or uploading any illegal and/or offensive content or photos/videos on Facebook platform.|
|Threatening or Unacceptable Behavior|
|On Facebook any kind of harassment, or misbehaving with other Facebook users, is unacceptable and this may result in your suspended Facebook account.||Make sure you treat Facebook users the way you want them to treat you.|
|Misuse of Profile|
|If you create a personal profile page, firstly you are not allowed to run another using your real or fake name and secondly, you are not allowed to use your personal profile page for any kind of sales, marketing or advertising. If you still do so, your account is likely to be disabled by Facebook.||Instead of using your personal Facebook account, create a Facebook Business Page to promote your products, services or brands.|
|Getting too Personal|
|While you can build personal relationships with your friends and family on Facebook, you may not post personal information of any kind about another user without their consent because it is against Facebook policy.||Always take prior content of the user whose personal information you wish to make public.|
|If you engage in inappropriate behaviour such as sending friend requests to Facebook users you don’t know in any way or buying fake likes on your FB posts and someone reports it to Facebook, then this may be the reason for Facebook disabling or suspending your account.||Make sure you send friend requests when necessary and always prefer likes on your posts that come naturally. Also, avoid unnecessarily tagging Facebook users in your posts and that too without their permission.|
Tip: You can also check the full list of Facebook terms and conditions here at ‘https://www.facebook.com/terms’ to protect your Facebook account from being suspended or disabled again in the near future.
That’s all! Hopefully, you now have a clear idea on how you can regain access to your disabled or suspended Facebook account. You can use the possible recovery methods discussed above to recover your disabled Facebook account or to remove the suspension from the same.
Once you have recovered your account, you must act in accordance with the “Facebook Community Guidelines”, comply with the “Facebook Rules and Regulations” and adhere to the “Facebook Terms and Conditions” to ensure that you will not fall into such a situation in the near future.
Ques: Why Facebook Suspend or Disable an Account?
Ans: It is mainly because Facebook might have suspected that you’re engaged in the following unethical and unacceptable behaviours:
- You run more than one Facebook account on your ID.
- You post abuse other Facebook users.
- You upload inappropriate content to the Facebook platform.
- You post copyrighted material on your Facebook profile.
- You comment inappropriately on various Facebook pages and groups.
- You use a fake profile name or buy ‘fake’ likes on your uploaded posts.
- You send too many friend requests to users who are unknown to you.
- You impersonate other users on Facebook.
- You promote or market your business, product, or service on someone else’s Facebook business pages.
- You commit unethical activities such as hacking other user’s accounts.
- And, lastly, when your posted content was marked as spam and reported by others to Facebook.
Ques: What happens when Facebook deactivates your account?
Ans: When Facebook disables your account, you cannot log in to your Facebook account. To be more specific, you are essentially locked out of your account and cannot use any features of Facebook.
Ques: How long does Facebook disable your account?
Ans: It’s worth knowing that disabled Facebook accounts are disabled indefinitely until you appeal to Facebook. When you do, be prepared to respond in case company representatives reach out to you for more information and while responding, make sure to verify that the query is actually from Facebook and not from scammers.
Ques: Why do you get suspended from Facebook?
Ans: There are many reasons why you could be suspended from Facebook, ranging from violating Facebook’s “Terms and Conditions” to “Rules and Regulations” as well as Community Guidelines”.
Ques: Do you receive notification for a suspended Facebook account?
Ans: Yes, but not always. While users may receive an advance notification, in many cases, they are not notified until they make an unsuccessful attempt to log into their accounts.
Ques: What happens if Facebook suddenly suspends a Facebook account?
Ans: If Facebook suddenly suspends your FB account, then note that—
- You will lose access to your Facebook profile.
- You will have access to the Facebook pages for which you are an admin!
- You are no longer able to communicate with your Facebook friends.
- Last but most importantly, all of your photos, videos, posts and other information that you store in your Facebook account will be out of your limit.
Ques: How long does a Facebook suspension on an account last?
Ans: The answer to this question is based entirely on the reason why an account is suspended or disabled. However, generally speaking, Facebook accounts can be suspended/disabled for a period of time or indefinitely.
Ques: Can Facebook disable your account for no reason?
Ans: Facebook usually doesn’t disable accounts without a valid reason. In fact, the company deactivates only those accounts that violate its terms of service. But, if you suspect that Facebook may have deactivated your account by mistake, you can make a review request to regain access to your account.
Ques: How do I contact Facebook to restore my account?
Ans: To contact Facebook for restoring your suspended/disabled/blocked account, what simply you can do is visit the ‘Facebook Help Center’ page. Alternatively, you can use this link “https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/260749603972907” to directly raise an appeal in front of Facebook via any of the 3 forms mentioned there.
Ques: What are the possible scenarios after my account is disabled?
Ans: If you have a disabled Facebook account despite following the company guidelines, you can recover your disabled account with the help of above-discussed method. However, if you have violated Facebook’s Terms of Service, you might not be able to recover your account, so you could try creating a new account.