Instagram users can either delete their accounts or temporarily disable them. The option to disable your account is a great way to take a break from the social media platform for some time. Users who have intentionally disabled their Instagram account can reactivate it any time they want.
However, sometimes an Instagram account gets disabled without the consent of its owner. This usually happens when the user violates the rules and regulations of Instagram, and the platform punishes them for doing it. For instance, Instagram will likely disable your account if you post content that is violent, copyrighted, pornographic, offensive, etc. We will cover in this article how to recover your disabled Instagram account whether you have disabled it or not.
It is easy to recover your Instagram account if it is disabled because you decided to temporarily deactivate it. In that situation, you only need to log into your account to reactivate your account. To log back into your Instagram account, you need to enter the username and password associated with your account.
You may have forgotten your Instagram password and now face difficulty logging back into your account. If that is the case, you can recover your disabled account by first resetting your Instagram password.
How to Recover a Disabled Instagram Account by Resetting the Password
Step1: Launch the Instagram app and select the Forgot Password? Option.
Step2: Enter your username or email address and phone number associated with your Instagram account. Instagram will check if the entered details match the details of your account. After your entered details match with the details of your account, you will get some password reset options. You can get a password reset link via email or SMS.
Step3: Choose a password reset method that most suits you and tap Send Login Link. You will soon receive the password reset link via the method you chose earlier.
You need to tap the link and follow the simple on-screen instructions to log into your Instagram and thus reactivate it.
You need to have access to your phone number for the above method to work. However, you may not still have access to the phone number associated with your Instagram account. You can still log back into your Instagram account and reactivate it by using Facebook. Note that this method will only work if your Instagram and Facebook accounts are linked.
How to Recover a Disabled Instagram Account by Logging Into Your Account Via Facebook
Step1: Launch the Instagram app or visit the Instagram website using a browser.
Step2: Select the Login with Facebook option and follow the simple on-screen instructions.
After completing the above steps, you will be able to log back into your Instagram account and thus reactivate it.
We have discussed above all the methods you can use to recover your disabled Instagram account if you have temporarily disabled it yourself. Now, let’s see what you can do to recover your Instagram account if it has been disabled by Instagram.
How to Recover a Disabled Instagram Account With an Appeal
Step1: Visit the Instagram Help Center website using your browser. You can enter the link “help.instagram.com/contact/606967319425038” in the search bar to access the Instagram help center.
Step2: You will see a form page on the screen, which you have to fill with the relevant information to make an appeal to Instagram for reactivating your disabled account. You need to provide as much relevant detail as possible about your situation and explain why Instagram should reactivate your account. Send the form after you have filled it out completely.
You need to wait for a response from Instagram regarding your appeal to reactivate your account. The response from the Instagram help center usually takes 24 hours. However, there is no guarantee that you will get a response from Instagram or Instagram will grant your appeal to reactivate your account.
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