Just when everything seems light and easy in life, you get a ban from Tinder and an urge to break your device at that very moment. Out of 66 million users on Tinder, you were the one to get banned! Oh, we’ve been there. Well, a lot of us…
We sure do have a handful of questions when it comes to Tinder and its banning. It’s a little strange that for some reason there are misunderstandings and unclarity when it comes to Tinder bans and the way they work.
We know why Tinder bans you and how to get unbanned, right? Now it’s time to have a better understanding when it comes to your phone number and your device. Does Tinder ban your phone number, or your phone (device)? Does it block it, how does it work?
We can handle all those question marks, of course, we can!
Does Tinder ban your device or phone number?
Yes, Tinder does ban your phone number and device. Even if that number is a new number, Tinder can still ban it along with your other information.
Tinder tells us that “If you’ve been banned, you won’t be able to sign up for Tinder again using your Facebook account and/or phone number.”
Once Tinder bans you, Tinder bans your phone number, device/device ID too!
Tinder remembers your phone (device ID), your Facebook account (if you had it connected to your Tinder account) including your Instagram, your pictures, your phone number, email, card numbers if you included them.
This information is not displayed on your Tinder profile, but it’s something that you use to use Tinder, right? You gave this information to Tinder, they have the data even though temporarily.
Tinder recognizes your device ID, they ban your device too (e.g. phone). Besides getting a new phone number, you need to either factory reset your device, get a new unique device ID, or get an entirely new phone/device.
Since Tinder bans you for a solid reason (at least to Tinder), it’s going to be difficult to trespass a Tinder ban of your phone number.
Difficult doesn’t mean impossible. I repeat, difficult doesn’t mean impossible!
|Device ID||Number||What happens to your Tinder account|
|Old device ID||New phone number||Banned|
|New device ID (new phone, or changed device ID)||Old phone number||Banned|
|New device ID (new phone, or changed device ID)||New phone number||Unbanned|
* Your device ID represents your device. It’s made of unique numbers and letters that identify your device as unique.
* If you don’t have any technical skills whatsoever, and if you can’t afford to change your device, then try using Tinder on the web, with a new phone number.
Why is my phone number banned from Tinder?
Your phone number is banned from Tinder because your account too, was banned from Tinder.
When Tinder bans you, they ban all the information that you gave them (phone number, Facebook, email, etc).
You violated Tinder’s community terms, though to you it may look like Tinder banned you for no reason. You probably did something you weren’t aware that doing so isn’t appropriate (at least not on Tinder).
Long story short, your account gets banned, your phone number gets banned too – essentially anything that’s been involved on your Tinder account.
Your new phone number banned from Tinder? Well, you might get in trouble if you’re using a disposable number!
The rumors that Tinder bans new accounts with new phones and phone numbers are true. Here’s why!
Disposable numbers (a.k.a burner phone numbers like google voice) are free to use for those who don’t want to use their phone number when creating a Tinder account.
What! They’re free, they’re easy to access, anyone can use them, sounds just peaceful, right? Where’s the trouble in that, you might ask.
The trouble is the fact that anyone can use those numbers, and they’ll still appear on the lists.
Tinder bans your account when you open it with a new number when you’re using a phone number that’s been used before. Also, Tinder can recognize your device, especially if something wrong was done on Tinder through that device.
Using a used phone number could mean 3 things:
- You’re using a friend’s or a family member’s number.
- You’ve got a burner number (disposable).
- Your phone number was previously used by someone else to open a Tinder account.
If you’ve been trying to open a new Tinder account, and got banned before even opening the account, a disposable number or a new phone number could be the main reason for that.
The previous user of that number could’ve got banned, and now the next user (you) is in pain because of bad luck. That’s because Tinder remembers and recognizes your phone number, especially if you violated their rules!
In this case, a user of that burner number before you was a bad boy/girl and Tinder recognizes the number even though you’re a completely different user.
This is pretty common and happens a lot to those who use disposable numbers (e.g. google voice) or using texting apps for Tinder.
If you’ve managed to open a Tinder account with a new number and got banned shortly after, then:
- You did something wrong.
- The device you’re using is banned.
- Your ‘new’ number was used by someone else.
If you don’t want to use your own number, and use a new phone number for Tinder, find a reliable source for a fake Tinder number! It’s very important for the number you’re using to not have been used before since Tinder keeps that data and information for a while.
Tinder banned my phone number – How to get my phone number unbanned from Tinder? Is it even possible?
Tinder takes the violation of their terms very seriously, so getting your phone number unbanned from Tinder is not possible. However, you can get a fake Tinder number to create a new account.
Again, trespassing a Tinder ban isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. Here are the steps to a new Tinder account when your phone number is banned on Tinder:
Step 1 – Get a new fake Tinder number.
Step 2 – Change your Device ID by “reset factory” on your phone, getting a new unique Device ID, or getting a new phone.
Step 3 – Reset your internet router just in case.
Step 4 – Use a different device from the one you used before you got banned.
Step 5 – Don’t connect the same email/Facebook/Instagram.
Step 6 – Use the fake Tinder number, and create the account.
Tip: It could help a bit more if you’d use Tinder on the web/using it through a browser (in a new device/another Device ID).
How to get a new phone number for Tinder?
You need a reliable source when it comes to changing your phone number for Tinder. You need a new number that hasn’t been used before on Tinder.
A used phone number can affect your experience on the app whether that phone number got banned or not. It could be seen as a violation of one of their community guidelines which says “one person, one account”.
Getting a new, unused phone number for Tinder is quite easier than you thought it’d be!
Here’s how you get a new phone number for Tinder:
Step 2: Purchase the number
Step 3: Get the confirmation code from customer support, and you’re good to go!
Make sure you follow the steps correctly and use new and different information from the one you used previously in your (now banned) account.
Put these in your pocket!
To wrap everything up, a few things you could keep in your pocket:
- Tinder does ban your phone number when it bans your account and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
- You need a new Device ID (change the current one, or get a new device).
- Giving the same information that you gave in your previous (now banned) account will get you banned again.
- Using Tinder responsibly, and avoiding bot-like behavior will actually get you to have a decent experience on the app. Give it a try.
- Tinder does ban your phone too. That’s because Tinder tracks your Device ID, and recognizes the device too.
Getting banned on Tinder is easy, but using it properly is easier. Get your new phone number, new account, a decently fun bio, and start fresh. Start swiping and get dates!