Fresh Engagement’s Guide to Getting Back a Banned Instagram Account
Did Instagram ban you? Here’s some savvy advice from a leading digital marketing agency on how to get back on top.
It’s a nightmare most of us could go a whole lifetime without and be glad of it. For many of the Gen Z and Millennials out there, Instagram has become how we store our memories and our photographs. It doesn’t matter anymore if you lose your phone; as long as all your pics are on Instagram, then they are retrievable… or so we might think.
Realistically, if you don’t follow the community guidelines on an online platform, they have the right to kick you off of it. If you aren’t playing by the Instagram rules, you may soon find yourself in Instagram court, so to speak. We consulted the experts at Fresh Engagements, who advised us on how you can get out of it.
Who is Fresh Engagements?
If you haven’t heard of them before, Fresh Engagements is an up-and-coming social media branding agency. They don’t just market your business for you; they develop the potential of your entire brand. Of course, one of the easiest ways to do this is to help you stay abreast of the best bits of social media accounts. This includes Instagram… even if you happen to be banned.
How do you get Unbanned on Instagram?
So given that Fresh Engagements are the experts in dealing with this kind of thing let’s finish by reviewing how you would go about getting that banned IG account back.
Determine the Damage
There are two ways Instagram can deal with bans. They may permanently delete your ability to access your account, or they may have partially disabled it. Whatever the case, finding out for sure will help decide what you do next. You can appeal if it is a permanent ban. If it is temporary, your best bet to get unbanned might be to wait it out.
If you have a partial ban, delete the entire app from your account. Reinstall an earlier version, then try to log in again. Some users have reported that this works to unban them.
If you have gone against the service agreement, the only way to get your account back is by creating a new one.
The Banned Device
One way Instagram determines that you are banned is by excluding the device you posted the offending posts from. If you try an alternative device, you may still be able to log in. Similarly, if you can change your device’s IP address, you might be able to un-ban yourself by logging in and fooling the system.
Reset your Device
Last but not least, try resetting your device to see if it kickstarts the IP address change. If it has a different digital signature than what it had before, there is a chance that Instagram won’t recognize your temporary ban and will let you use the system.
If you attempt to bypass a ban by circumnavigating their rules, you can expect there to be some repercussions if you get caught. Our advice is that you be wary of messing with them too much. The last thing anyone wants is to be permanently removed from Instagram… Can you imagine trying to explain that one to your friends?