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How To Get Unbanned From Tinder - Bypass The System

How to get unbanned from Tinder has become one of the most searched questions about Tinder lately.

As their policies become more strict, the users get more sensitive and their bots come to misunderstandings more often than not, it’s not strange to find an increasing number of profiles banned or shadowbanned from Tinder.

Whether you know exactly what got you to this point or if you just found one day by surprise that Tinder had blocked you, this article is for you.

We’ll explain step by step how to bypass being banned, reset your account, know what got you there and help you avoid falling into the same situation again.

But most importantly, we’ll give you an easy solution to get you swiping ASAP.

Ready to know everything you need?

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How to get unbanned from Tinder has become one of the most searched questions about Tinder lately.

As their policies become more strict, the users get more sensitive and their bots come to misunderstandings more often than not, it’s not strange to find an increasing number of profiles banned or shadowbanned from Tinder.

Whether you know exactly what got you to this point or if you just found one day by surprise that Tinder had blocked you, this article is for you.

We’ll explain step by step how to bypass being banned, reset your account, know what got you there and help you avoid falling into the same situation again.

But most importantly, we’ll give you an easy solution to get you swiping ASAP.

Ready to know everything you need?

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How to get unbanned from Tinder

There are two ways in which you can get unbanned from Tinder: appealing, or bypassing the system.

We will see in detail both methods right away, and afterward, we’ll explain with more time everything else you need to know about this inconvenient topic.

Because if you got here, chances are that the ban already happened.

Also, know from now that as annoying as it can be, it’s not unavoidable.

So by the end of this article, you’ll have a shiny profile and all the tools you’ll need to preserve it that way.

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How to get unbanned from Tinder

There are two ways in which you can get unbanned from Tinder: appealing, or bypassing the system.

Chances are that if you’re here, it’s because that already happened.

So we will see in detail both methods right away, and afterward, we’ll explain with more time everything else you need to know about this inconvenient topic.

Also, know from now that as annoying as it can be, it’s not unavoidable.

So by the end of this article, you’ll have a shiny profile and all the tools you’ll need to preserve it that way.

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Appeal

Send an appeal to Tinder asking to remove the ban from your profile used to be the to-go method before, as it provided good results from time to time.

Although it’s becoming increasingly hard to unban your profile by getting in touch with Tinder, your profile has been blocked already, so there’s nothing more to lose and something that you can win.

How to make your appeal to Tinder

By writing to [email protected] or [email protected] you’re already on the way.

But you shouldn’t do it just like that.

Before sending any emails, it’s necessary that you identify exactly what’s going on with your account.

You could’ve got a notification that the profile is under review, in which case you have to wait until Tinder issues a verdict.

There can be the case that you get an error when you open the app or try to log in through a browser.

If this is what happens to your account, you could’ve been banned, but it can also be a technical error from the app.

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Appeal

Send an appeal to Tinder asking to remove the ban from your profile used to be the to-go method before, as it provided good results from time to time.

Although it’s becoming increasingly hard to unban your profile by getting in touch with Tinder, your profile has been blocked already, so there’s nothing more to lose and something that you can win.

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How to make your appeal to Tinder

By writing to [email protected] or [email protected] you’re already on the way.

But you shouldn’t do it just like that.

Before sending any emails, it’s necessary that you identify exactly what’s going on with your account.

You could’ve got a notification that the profile is under review, in which case you have to wait until Tinder issues a verdict.

There can be the case that you get an error when you open the app or try to log in through a browser.

If this is what happens to your account, you could’ve been banned, but it can also be a technical error from the app.

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To discard this, it’s enough to try login from a web browser or from a different device and see if the error persists. If it does, you can proceed to an appeal.

The third scenario is that you got that awful notification stating that indeed, your profile was banned.

Once this is confirmed, you’ll have to write a message to Tinder, in which you’ll have to follow some basic guidelines to level up your chances of getting unbanned:

  • Be polite.
  • Expose your case.
  • Make sure you followed the Terms of Use and Community Guidelines.
  • Apologize for any possible misstep.
  • State how much you enjoy being in the app.
  • Ask nicely for the ban to be removed.
  • Attach your account details (name, phone, and email).
  • Include a screenshot of the banning notification.

To discard this, it’s enough to try login from a web browser or from a different device and see if the error persists. If it does, you can proceed to an appeal.

The third scenario is that you got that awful notification stating that indeed, your profile was banned.

Once this is confirmed, you’ll have to write a message to Tinder, in which you’ll have to follow some basic guidelines to level up your chances of getting unbanned:

  • Be polite.
  • Expose your case.
  • Make sure you followed the Terms of Use and Community Guidelines.
  • Apologize for any possible misstep.
  • State how much you enjoy being in the app.
  • Ask nicely for the ban to be removed.
  • Attach your account details (name, phone, and email).
  • Include a screenshot of the banning notification.
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Hovalo tip: Showing support to movements like BLM or ACAB are almost a certain reason for you to get banned. If you had used the former, the ban most likely will be removed, but if you somehow supported the latter, the appeal won’t proceed. More about this in a bit.

Response time can vary anywhere from a few hours, a couple of days, to even two or three months depending on your case.

If by any chance Tinder falls the appeal in your favor, your profile will be restored completely. Matches, pictures, conversations, and subscriptions or purchases without any more fuss. 

Know that if you’re a paid subscriber, your chances to win will be higher. If you’re a free member, there’s almost a 0% probability for the appeal to work.

Here you have an example of a letter that you can send (it’s better if you use your own words instead of copy-pasting):

Response time can vary anywhere from a few hours, a couple of days, to even two or three months depending on your case.

If by any chance Tinder falls the appeal in your favor, your profile will be restored completely. Matches, pictures, conversations, and subscriptions or purchases without any more fuss. 

Know that if you’re a paid subscriber, your chances to win will be higher. If you’re a free member, there’s almost a 0% probability for the appeal to work.

Here you have an example of a letter that you can send (it’s better if you use your own words instead of copy-pasting):

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Hello,

Sadly, I’ve found my Tinder account has been banned. I understand your Terms of Use and Community Guidelines.

Allow me to say, with all due respect, that I don’t think I’ve broken any of them. However, if I did, I’d like to extend my apologies and say that it was never my intention to do so.

I enjoy using your app, and that’s why I would appreciate it immensely if you’d consider this letter to remove the ban from my profile.

Below you can find my details.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

[Name]

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Get around the ban

The only way to work around after being banned by Tinder is to create a new account.

A.K.A. Resetting your profile. A.K.A. Doing a hard reset.

How you do this will depend entirely on how much time, effort, and resources you want to spend on getting your profile back.

Let’s explore your three available options:

Pro tip: These same ways and steps can be followed in case of a shadowbanning or when you want to revamp your Elo score.

  • New Account (Hard Reset)

  • Patient and Slow Way

  • The Easiest Way to Work Around a Tinder Banning

New Account / Hard Reset

Setting up a new account from scratch is the safer way to ensure you get unbanned from Tinder.

However, there’s a series of steps that you have to follow carefully.

And screwing up at any point means that you can be blocked before you can say swipe.

Why? Because Tinder gathers an awful lot of information to know who you are and the point of this is making it believe you’re an entirely different person.

Meaning that you need to break any connection to prior information, data, accounts or media that was anywhere near Tinder’s tentacles.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll need to do:

  1. Cancel all subscriptions (if there are any).
  2. Delete account and app.
  3. Remove Tinder from Facebook (if connected).
  4. Get a new SIM card (or borrow a phone from someone who had never used Tinder).
  5. Create a new Google account or Apple ID (Facebook and Instagram optional).
  6. Take new pictures or modify the older ones.
  7. Make an improved Tinder bio.
  8. Get a new IP address.
  9. Download Tinder again.
  10. Sign in to Tinder as a new user.
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1. Cancel all subscriptions

You were banned, yes. But being banned won’t get rid of your account, and it most certainly won’t cancel any ongoing payments you may have.

To cancel any membership that you could’ve had while the ban occurred, follow the steps that correspond to the device you were using. 

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2. Delete account and app

Uninstall Tinder as you’d do with any other undesired app.

If you were using your computer, delete your history from the browser.

3. Remove Tinder from Facebook

In case that you were logged in through Facebook, or that the accounts were linked, you’ll need to erase Tinder from the social network.

From the account that was linked, go to SettingsApps and websitesTinderRemoveConfirm the removal.

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4. Get new SIM card (or borrow a phone)

Some advice to reset your phone to its default settings. Others are all in for using something like Google Voice or a VPN.

But it’s better to be safe than sorry.

That’s why it’s more recommended to get a new SIM card or borrow a phone from someone who’s never been on Tinder, or who hadn’t connected their phone number to it in any way.

Pro tip: Getting a new SIM card or a new phone, or borrowing one is most likely the safest option to avoid being banned again.

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5. Create new Google/Apple account

If you’re an iOS user, go for a new Apple ID. If you have android, make a new Google account.

And be sure that when you download the app, you’re logged into the new account. 

The whole reboot can go to hell if Tinder detects you’re trying to return.

It’s not recommended that you link your social media since they don’t have a real impact on the number of matches you make with than without.

But if you want to go for it anyway, make sure you use new accounts.

Unless you haven’t linked them before.

Hovalo tip: The more information you give and the more accounts you link, the harder it will be to erase your marks if you have to reset your profile again.

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6. Take new pictures or modify older ones

In case you’re following these steps because you were shadowbanned (we’ll explain thoroughly soon), this step is a must.

When you get banned for any other reason, it still doesn’t hurt to take a second look at your pictures and take a chance to improve them.

Besides, it’s not recommended at all to just upload your previous pictures because Tinder can (and will) identify them.

Unless you make some tweaks.

Some previously banned users had reported success only by cropping, editing, and adding a few filters, but in most cases, these attempts had earned an immediate block as well.

What you need to do if you want to preserve your old pictures is to erase all the metadata from the files. For that, you need a third-party app and some time.

Our advice is that if you’re going to spend time polishing your pictures, you should consider a better idea to just take new, better ones that get you more matches.

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7. Make an improved Tinder Bio

There are two reasons for this.

The first one should be obvious by now: Tinder knows you and will know if you recycle any information.

The second is that especially if you were shadowbanned, having a new and improved bio will boost that Elo score and help you get better matches.

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8. Get new IP adress

This might sound very technical and complicated, but in fact, it’s the easiest step of all.

Unplug your router or modem for a minute.

Plug it back on.

There you go. Easy peasy.

Pro tip: If you run by the Better safe than sorry motto, and want to be 100% sure that your IP address is different, you can also use an IP changer or get a VPN. 

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9. Download Tinder again

Once you have fresh accounts, a new SIM card, updated or modified photos, a different bio, and another IP address, you are ready to download Tinder again.

10. Sign into Tinder as new user

When Tinder is installed, create a new account using all your new data.

It’s a good idea that you use a shortened version of your name, or make a change to it with the new profile.

It’s also recommended that you change your age by a year up or down just to prevent a backtrack.

Hovalo tip: If you want to subscribe again to a membership, use a different payment method from the previous time, and because there’s still some risk of getting banned again, don’t make large or long-term purchases just to be sure. Remember that Tinder doesn’t offer refunds in this case.

As you can tell, how to get unbanned from Tinder successfully will depend completely on how well you followed the steps, and how careful you are to not repeat any previous information given in your former account.

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What is a Tinder ban, shadowbanning, and warnings

You know now how to get around a Tinder ban with all the necessary steps and best ways in which you can reset your profile.

Now time to explain the three basic terms of blocks that can occur to your account.

Tinder Ban

This is the worst-case scenario in your Tinder account since it’s an almost definitive decision.

When your profile gets banned, it means that Tinder decided to block your access to matches, swiping, and conversations.

Why you got here can be due to several reasons that we will explain in the next section.

But usually, it is because you either added something in your profile that you shouldn’t (even if you saw nothing wrong). 

Or you were reported one too many times by your matches or other users who’ve stumbled upon your profile and saw something triggering in some way.

Tinder may or may not tell you the reasons why. It’s more likely that they do after you try to appeal.

Anyway, if you get banned, you will always get a notification about it.

Warnings

Whenever you make a slight slip into the Terms of Use or Community Guidelines from Tinder, you’ll get a warning to let you know that you’re walking the tightrope.

You’ll be redirected to their Terms again to read them, and they’ll make you “promise” (click a button saying) you won’t do it again.

If you stick to their rules afterward, there won’t be any problem.

However, if you break your “promise”, you can get shadowbanned or definitely blocked.

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Shadowbanning

Shadowbanning is when your profile is being hidden further and further away from other users. This means that it’s noticed only with time.

The number of matches drops or falls straight into zero. New matches never ever text back when they tend to do, and lastly, you don’t receive any likes at all.

Although this isn’t as bad as a full ban, it’s harder to know because Tinder won’t let you know if they shadowbanned you.

It will only happen.

And maybe it takes time for you to notice because if you have some ongoing conversations, they will keep going, and you will be able to swipe and like normally.

The thing is that those profiles will never get notifications. 

Also, the quality of profiles that you get to swipe might be increasingly low.

And why did you get there? Because of three main reasons:

  • You swiped deliberately to the right and screwed your Elo score.
  • You tried to cheat Tinder by creating new accounts and failed.
  • You already received a warning and ignored it.

If your case is the first, you can revamp your Elo score with some hard work, but it will probably be better if you start from scratch and reset your profile (following one of the three ways mentioned above).

Hovalo tip: Tinder is somewhat permissive with profile resets due to loss of Elo score once or twice for every one.

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What got you banned

Many people claim they got banned for nothing. 

While in some cases it might’ve appeared that way, the truth is that there is almost always a reason behind it. 

Here’s an overview of Tinder’s Community Guidelines so you know the basics to avoid while you’re using the app.

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Reasons to get banned on Tinder

1. Nudity/Sexual Content: 

Everything has a time and place. Horny pics in your profile or as unwanted attachments are not it.

9. Scamming:

Attempting to get personal information from a user to get a financial benefit isn’t good.

2. Harassment:

Any kind of bullying, threat, stalking, fights, intimidation, or other conduct that makes uncomfortable or offends another user isn’t allowed. And consider that people are getting more sensible every time.

10. Impersonation:

Don’t pretend to be another person. Even if for some reason it’s hilarious for you.

3. Violence/Physical Harm:

Any kind of content that encourages, showcases, or celebrates violence, harm, or damage in any way won’t be tolerated. Yet again, people are getting more sensitive towards this every time.

11. Minors:

Persons under 18 can’t have a Tinder account anymore. Don’t even joke about it.

4. Hate speech: 

Tinder expects people to meet for good reasons in a safe space where everyone is respected no matter their conditions, preferences, race, age, sexual orientation, identity, or origin.

12. Copyright/Trademark:

Only post content that belongs entirely to you. 

5. Private Information:

No one can disclose private, sensitive information either your own or from another individual.

13. Illegal Usage:

If it’s illegal in the real world, it is on Tinder too.

6. Spam:

Tinder should be used only to connect individuals to meet and date, not to be redirected to other websites or pages.

14: One person per account:

No sharing profiles, even if it’s your lifelong best buddy, partner in crime, bff 4 ever.

7. Promotion or Solicitation:

Any form of advertising, promotion, or spreading of events of any kind isn’t allowed.

15. Third-Party Apps:

It’s forbidden to use apps that interfere in any way with the works of Tinder. Things like Tinder++, auto-swipers, or free Tinder Platinum apks can be fun and tempting, but can also get you blocked.

8. Prostitution/Trafficking: 

We shouldn’t even need to explain this, should we?

16. Account Dormancy:

Not using the account for more than 2 years can lead to the profile being erased.

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ACAB, BLM, and others

Those above are the crystal clear, never-changing community guidelines, but there are some more that change over time as trends and causes come and go.

When movements such as ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards) or BLM (Black Lives Matter) surged, Tinder immediately started spotting accounts displaying these acronyms and banned them.

In the case of BLM, there was a chance to appeal as it was a good cause, but when it was used to instigate fights, bullying, or any other thing stated in their terms, said profiles wouldn’t get a second chance.

As for the ACAB usage, it doesn’t matter how strongly you believe in it, or if you just included it as a joke. 

It is indeed against Tinder’s Community guidelines. Therefore, if you appeal to get your profile back after using it, the chances to be unbanned are almost certainly 0.

There can be other small things, like song lyrics, a joke on the bio, or even a photograph that for you it’s totally okay or normal, for others might be not.

Sometimes it may seem like stepping on glass, but whenever you are respectful and follow the basic guidelines, you should be fine.

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ACAB, BLM, and others

Those above are the crystal clear, never-changing community guidelines, but there are some more that change over time as trends and causes come and go.

When movements such as ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards) or BLM (Black Lives Matter) surged, Tinder immediately started spotting accounts displaying these acronyms and banned them.

In the case of BLM, there was a chance to appeal as it was a good cause, but when it was used to instigate fights, bullying, or any other thing stated in their terms, said profiles wouldn’t get a second chance.

As for the ACAB usage, it doesn’t matter how strongly you believe in it, or if you just included it as a joke. 

It is indeed against Tinder’s Community guidelines. Therefore, if you appeal to get your profile back after using it, the chances to be unbanned are almost certainly 0.

There can be other small things, like song lyrics, a joke on the bio, or even a photograph that for you it’s totally okay or normal, for others might be not.

Sometimes it may seem like stepping on glass, but whenever you are respectful and follow the basic guidelines, you should be fine.

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How to avoid getting banned again

Now that we’ve explained thoroughly how to get unbanned from Tinder, possible causes that made you lose it, and what things aren’t well seen by Tinder, you shouldn’t be banned ever again.

New profile, new you

Having a new profile is a chance to change some parts of your behavior that could’ve gotten you here in the first place.

Know that a new profile will come with a unique boost to get you more matches than you will ever get during your time in the app. (Unless you use a Super Boost)

Use it wisely.

Put up the best pictures of yourself that you can get, come up with a witty, fun bio, make good conversations, keep those horny pics for yourself until requested, and don’t be clingy or stalky with your matches.

Like, you know, be a normal human being. Or at least, fake it until you make it.

With that, you should have the best Tinder experience that you can get.

And most importantly, you won’t have to worry about bannings, bypassing systems, shadowbannings, or warnings again, and your only concern will be what to wear for your first date.

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Before you go recover that Tinder profile

We’re done!

Now you know how to get unbanned from Tinder, plus all the secrets to get back to the app stronger than ever.

As you noticed, getting around a ban takes time, but can be done easier and safer with some professional help.

Also, you know now that starting from scratch provides another opportunity to present yourself to those possible matches as a 2.0 version of yourself.

And what’s most important, you know how to avoid another block or shadowban.

However, if you feel like you need further guidance, you have any doubts or you’re ready to get a new swipe-ready Tinder profile, come get in touch and you won’t regret it.

See you next time!

Before you go recover that Tinder profile

We’re done!

Now you know how to get unbanned from Tinder, plus all the secrets to get back to the app stronger than ever.

As you noticed, getting around a ban takes time, but can be done easier and safer with some professional help.

Also, you know now that starting from scratch provides another opportunity to present yourself to those possible matches as a 2.0 version of yourself.

And what’s most important, you know how to avoid another block or shadowban.

However, if you feel like you need further guidance, you have any doubts or you’re ready to get a new swipe-ready Tinder profile, come get in touch and you won’t regret it.

See you next time!

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