Instagram account disabled? Here’s how you can recover it

Updated on 28-Feb-2024
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For violating community guidelines or even terms of use, your account could get disabled.

Also note that after 30 days of your account getting disabled, it can be deleted.

If you want a break from Instagram, then disable it so that you can access it back.

Instagram has become one of the most used applications in our time. More than just being a picture-sharing platform, this social media site has a plethora of options and has become a part of our lives. From networking to business, everything is thriving on Instagram. But at times, we might want a break and might disable our account or because of any reason, the account could get deleted or you could lose access.

This could feel like a nightmare and you might not know what to do in a situation like this. Don’t worry, I know that you might get panicked, but chill out, you are at the right place. I am going to share how you can easily recover your Instagram account under various situations. And well, you can thank me later.

When will your Instagram account get disabled?

First things first, let’s understand why your Instagram account was disabled. For violating community guidelines or even terms of use, your account could get disabled. Sometimes without a warning.

Some of these reasons could be that you were involved in some illegal activity on the platform, engaged in hate speech, shared images involving nudity or graphic violence, or even if you used unauthorised third-party apps to access Instagram. Now, in such a situation Instagram could disable your account.

Also note that after 30 days of your account getting disabled, it can be deleted. On top of that, your account can only be recovered in case you think it was disabled by mistake.

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How to recover your Instagram account if you deactivate it?

If you have deactivated your Instagram account, then it is pretty easy to recover it. You can do it in three simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Instagram App
Step 2: Enter your account’s login credentials on the login screen.
Step 3: Simply click on ‘Login’ and it is done. You have your account back.

How to recover your account if it has been disabled?

See, if your account hasn’t been disabled and you have just forgotten your password then just simply click on the ‘Forgot Password’ option and you will be guided through it. But if your account has been disabled, then there are various routes that you can take.

The first one will be sending an appeal request to Instagram with all your details and asking them to recover your account. But this route could take up to 30 days.

Here is how you can make sure that your appeal is considered within tim

  1. Log in to the Instagram App, and click on “Learn More”. Follow all the steps that pop on your screen.
  1. If this doesn’t work. Go to this form: https://help.instagram.com/contact/606967319425038

And fill in all your details. It will require your full name, email address, mobile number, and Instagram ID, along with an explanation.

  1. You can fill out this form too if your account represents a business: https://help.instagram.com/contact/1652567838289083
  1. Next, send an email to the support team on Instagram once you have sent the forms. Send it to this id- support@instagram.com. Explain your case properly.

Also read: You can add 5 links to your Instagram profile bio: Here’s how

Can I recover my Instagram account if it was deleted?

Unfortunately, if your account gets disabled and post the 30-day window it is deleted, then there is no way to get it back.

I would suggest that if you want a break from Instagram, then disable it so that you can access it back. And make sure to check the notification emails from Instagram which inform you that your account will permanently get deleted. 

Here’s how you can delete or deactivate your Instagram account.

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Mustafa Khan

Mustafa is new on the block and is a tech geek who is currently working with Digit as a News Writer. He tests the new gadgets that come on board and writes for the news desk. He has found his way with words and you can count on him when in need of tech advice. No judgement. He is based out of Delhi, he’s your person for good photos, good food recommendations, and to know about anything GenZ.

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