My Facebook is locked - Try these fixes  💥
Facebook has increased security measures to better protect its platform. They have also enforced guidelines with greater rigor. This has unfortunately led to users losing access to their Facebook accounts and not knowing how to unlock it to continue using the service. Facebook has the ability to disable your account, lock it, and restrict your activities even when you are logged in. It can also prevent you from accessing your Facebook account.
1. Why is my Facebook account locked?
- Facebook may suspect that your account has been compromised if you're logged into multiple devices.
- Facebook might think you've broken one or more rules.
- Your account seems to be a security risk. This can include general suspicious activities, promoting illegal content, harassing users, uninvited contact, inappropriate advertising, and more.
- You may have been misdirected to a fake "Facebook" website by a phishing email. Then you logged in. If this occurs, the cybercriminal could use your credentials to gain access to your Facebook account. Facebook would have detected the activity and flagged it.
- Someone has reported your account and asked for its removal. They may have also reported your content or marked it spam. Facebook flags the account automatically in these cases, while it investigates the reported content.
- Too many groups. Facebook allows users to join a maximum 200 groups. If you exceed this limit, your account could be disabled or locked.
- You may be considered spam if you post too many messages to someone's group or wall, especially if they are posted in a short period of time.
- This is rare, but you have sent too many friend requests beyond the maximum of 5,000.
- Malware, which prompts your computer to be scanned, can signal to Facebook your account may have been hacked, or that there are suspicious activities. Visit our guide for nine tips on how to improve your privacy on Facebook.
- You're not in a high school group and are underage.
2. How to get back in a locked Facebook account?
Contact Facebook if you believe that your account has been disabled or locked by mistake and are sure it is not for any of the reasons listed above.
Facebook will also investigate your issue if you complete this form. Facebook does not guarantee a fast response. You may need to wait several weeks for them to respond.
You'll be asked to answer the security question you chose when you first created your Facebook account. This will allow Facebook to verify that you are who you claim to be.
You can reset or recover your Facebook account if you know your email address or phone number.
You can also choose a Facebook friend that you know and trust, and provide them with the URL to retrieve a code. Once you enter this code, you will be able to see your account but it won't be accessible until you wait 24 hours.
3. Do I need any documents to recover my Facebook account?
Facebook may think that you have created two accounts, or an account with a false identity. You may then receive a message saying: We're currently reviewing additional documents and you will not be able access your account. We thank you for your patience and will get back to as soon as possible. You will need to provide additional documentation to Facebook to verify your identity if this is the situation.
Cover up confidential information when uploading documents (e.g. To reduce the risk of identity fraud, you can use your passport or license number). Your name, birth date, and photograph should appear clearly on all documents.
Facebook's Official Help page has more information on the types of documents that Facebook accepts. You can also read about how to upload your document and why you need to provide proof.
After scanning and saving your documents to your computer, return to the Contact form and click "Upload". Select the file that contains your ID. Facebook could take up to several weeks to reply to your request. You will also not be able recover your Facebook account if you created it under a fake ID or if your name does not exactly match the name that appears on your documents.
4. Different ways to recover a locked Facebook account
Facebook can disable accounts that are deemed pirated, compromised, or phished. You can either clean up your browser, or go through a second verification process if you find this to be the case.
You can restore your account by not opening your Facebook account during the next 96 hours. You can also delete cookies and clear the cache in your browser. This may restore access to your account in some cases.
You can also go through an automated security verification process if your login attempts fail. You can confirm your mobile number online by having Facebook send you a text message with a code.
You can also verify your friends' identities by identifying random photos where they have been tagged. You will receive a message congratulating you and be given access to your account if successful.
5. How to avoid getting my Facebook account locked
You may not be able to control your account if it is disabled or locked without notice. You can prevent your account from being locked again by following these steps:
- Limit the number you send of friend requests
- Facebook Terms and Conditions: Read them and comply with them
- Limit your number of posts within a short time span
- Add other social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and others, to your marketing plan, and create a fanbase on them.
- Cybercriminals can easily hack your Facebook account if you click on links in emails that appear to be from Facebook.