If you find that your Facebook account has been disabled when trying to sign in to your account, there can be numerous reasons responsible for it. Below you can find the most common reasons as well as solutions to recover your disabled Facebook account. However, before moving on to the solution, it is important to know whether your Facebook account has been disabled or is there any other reason.
To Know Whether Your Facebook Account Has Been Disabled or Not?
When you try to sign in to your Facebook account, you will find a message on your screen notifying you that your account is disabled. In case you do not see a disabled message on your screen when trying to log into your account, then you might have a different login problem (For example, someone hacked your Facebook account and changed its password).
Causes of Disabled Facebook Account
Facebook generally blocks or disables its users’ accounts when they are not following the Facebook Terms. Some of the examples include:
- Using a fake name.
- Posting content that violates the Facebook Terms.
- Contacting other people for harassment, promoting, advertising, or other similar conduct that are not allowed.
- Impersonating someone.
- Continuing behavior that are not permitted on Facebook and violates the Facebook Community Standards.
Steps to Take When Your Facebook Account Has Been Disabled
If you think that you have not violated any Facebook Terms but still your Facebook account was disabled, you can submit a request to Facebook to review your account by following these posts.
- Open a web browser on your phone or computer and go to the Review Request page (https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/260749603972907).
- On the Review Request page, you will first need to enter your Login email address or mobile phone number in the provided field.
- Next, enter your complete name (same as listed on the account).
- Then, click or tap on the Choose files button to upload your ID(s). Try to upload the file in JPEG format.
- Facebook may encrypt and store your ID for up to one year to improve their automated systems for detecting fake IDs. You can be assured that your ID will be stored securely and will not be visible to anyone on Facebook.
- In case you do not wish Facebook to use your ID to enhance their automated systems for detecting fake IDs, you can adjust your Identity confirmation settings (https://www.facebook.com/id?id_settings=true).
- Once you are done providing the required information, press the Send button.
- You can then wait for the response from Facebook regarding your disabled Facebook account.
NOTE: It is to be noted that, in certain cases, you may not be notified before Facebook disabled your account. For severe violations, Facebook may not be able to restore accounts under any conditions.
When Your Friend or Child’s Account is Disabled
In case your friend’s account is disabled, ask him/her to submit an appeal using the email address which was connected to their Facebook account. However, it is to be noted that Facebook never releases information about an account to anyone except the account holder. Also, Facebook will never take action on appeals sent on behalf of friends.
What If You Don’t See a Disabled Message When Trying to Access Your Facebook Account?
In case you don’t see a disabled message on your screen when trying to access your Facebook account and still can’t sign in, it is most likely that your Facebook account is hacked by someone and its password has been changed. In such a case, you can regain access to your Facebook account by resetting the password. To know how to reset the password of your Facebook account, follow these steps.
- Open a web browser on your computer and go to the Facebook sign-in page https://www.facebook.com/.
- On the sign-in page, click or tap on the “Forgotten password?” option. This will take you to the next screen.
- On the next screen, enter your email address or mobile number associated with your Facebook account in the provided field and press the Search button.
- As you will press the Search option, you will be directed to the next screen where you are most likely to be prompted to receive a code on your registered email address or phone number. The options provided would be as follows:
- Send code via email (your email address)
- Send code via SMS (your phone number)
- So, select the appropriate option to receive the code and press the Continue button.
- On the next screen, enter the code in the provided field and press the Continue button.
- Then, on the next screen, you can enter your new password in the prompted field and press the Continue button.
- Once you are done resetting your Facebook account password, you can try signing into your account.
So, now as you know how to recover your disabled Facebook account, you can regain access to your Facebook account easily by following these suggestions.