How to Get Instagram Back After Being Disabled

After verifying that your account is actually disabled, in order to get it back you need to submit an appeal. This is a simple process and while not guaranteed to work, is the best option you have.

Instagram is a great tool to express yourself, get inspired, entertain yourself, and see some truly beautiful and unique content. However, there may come a time when you attempt to log into your account only to see that it has been disabled.

While this can be worrying, it is possible to get your account back after it’s been disabled in some cases. Keep reading to learn more.

Key Takeaways

  • The first step is to verify that the account is actually disabled. Unless you get a message when you attempt to log in saying that it’s disabled, it may be another issue altogether that is keeping you out of your account.
  • Once you know the account has indeed been disabled, you can submit an appeal by trying to log in and following the on-screen instructions, and/or by filling out the online appeal form.
  • There are several reasons why an Instagram account can be disabled, including going against community guidelines, being reported, paying for likes and follows, and many other things.

1. Verify That It’s Actually Disabled

Before I go over what you need to do in order to try and get your disabled account back, you need to make sure it’s actually disabled. If your account is disabled, you will get a message saying so when you attempt to log in.

If you don’t see this message, it’s unlikely that your account is disabled and you may be suffering from some other kind of login-related issues.

2. Submit an Appeal

Once you have been able to verify that your account is indeed disabled or suspended, the way to get it back is by submitting an appeal. The easiest way to do this is to simply attempt to log into your account with your username and password.

A page will pop up explaining what is happening to your account, and at the bottom of the page you will have the option to request a review. After clicking this option, you need to provide your full name, your username, and go over why you are requesting a review.

In addition to doing this in the app, there is also an appeal form that you can fill out. It is straightforward and simply asks you for your name, email address, username, phone number and a brief overview of why you’re appealing the decision.

How long a review takes varies, but it can often be within 24 hours. Also, keep in mind that if your account being disabled is justified and you have gone against the company’s community guidelines, your appeal is unlikely to be successful and your account will be deleted.

Appeals are generally meant to be submitted if you feel a mistake was made in disabling your account. In addition to submitting an appeal, you can also consider reaching out to the Instagram support team for assistance.


Here are a few commonly asked questions about this topic, along with their answers.

Why do Instagram accounts get disabled?

Your Instagram account can get disabled if you go against community guidelines, impersonate someone, pay for likes or followers, or if you’ve been reported enough times. However, some accidents may happen and accounts can indeed get disabled by mistake.

Can I recover an Instagram account that has been fully deleted?

No, if you or someone with your password fully deletes your account you will be unable to restore it. However, you should be able to register for another account using the same email.

Final Thoughts

Dealing with a disabled Instagram account can be frustrating, especially if you feel it was unjust. I hope this guide has been able to help you learn how to go about getting it back, as well as why it may have been disabled in the first place.

Is there something I missed mentioning that you think should have been included in this guide? If so, I’d love to hear from you in a comment below.

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