After an exhausting journey through guides on how to get unbanned from Tinder, I realized that there's a lot of wrong information out there.
Just like yours, my journey started after I got banned on Tinder. All my matches and genuine conversations were gone, there was no way to get them back… Or, was there?
Whether you've been banned for no reason or a solid one, you get a second chance at online dating!
It’s time to share a simple and proven way to get back on Tinder after being banned on the same device or a new device.
So, what exactly is a Tinder ban, how long does it last, and how can you get around it in 2023?
What Happens When Tinder Bans You?
A Tinder ban means you're not allowed to use the app anymore. They kick you out and don't want you back.
When you're banned, you lose your chats, matches, and everything on the app because it blocks your access to your account.
In simple terms, if you broke Tinder's rules, you're out of the app!
Tinder remembers your device ID when they ban you, so you can't easily come back on the app.
Here’s how you get back on Tinder!
How to Make a New Tinder Account After Being Banned on same Device?
If you have been banned from Tinder and want to create a new account, it's crucial to be aware that Tinder, as well as other dating apps like Bumble, can track device IDs and phone numbers.
This tracking makes it challenging to create a new account without being detected.
Now, proven and tested, here’s how you make a new Tinder account after getting banned!
1. Uninstall Tinder app and Delete your Tinder account.
Tinder account ban and deletion are two different things. You can’t delete your Tinder account after being banned.
If your Tinder account gets banned, it may not be automatically deleted by Tinder, but it will no longer be visible to others on the app.
- Uninstall Tinder from your device. That is to delete the app’s cache from your device.
- A good solution is to contact Tinder's customer support and request that they permanently remove your account and personal information from their system.
2. A new Gmail Email Address.
You can use any email service provider but I think Gmail works better in this case because it’s free and you can link your Tinder account later.
DO NOT connect the same email you connected to your banned Tinder account with your new Tinder account.
Tinder will know that it’s you and will ban you again. You need a new email!
This also means you can’t link your new Tinder account to the same socials (Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, etc) as you did with your banned account either.
3. Get a new SIM or disposable number using Tinderophone.
Using your phone number on Tinder is mandatory to create a new account. You also need it for SMS verification.
Since Tinder banned your phone number too, you can:
- Borrow the number from a friend who’s not using Tinder;
- Get a new phone number that wasn’t used on Tinder before (you can buy it, or use one you already have);
- Get a disposable/burner number – a virtual phone number that you can use for a short period.
At the end of the day, an online Tinder number guarantees to stay under the radar and bypass a Tinder ban successfully!
|Fake Tinder Number||– It’s cheap and easy to use.|
– If you get banned, you can get another number without being recognized by Tinder.
– Available for all countries.
|– Costs $9.95.|
|Text Now/Google Voice||– You can use them to send texts, or make phone calls too.||– You’re likely to use used numbers that can get you banned again.|
– It requires your phone number to register to purchase the number.
– It’s not available in all countries.
|New SIM card||– You have a SIM card.|
– You can get it anywhere you live.
|– You have to get out of the house to buy it.|
– Can be pricey.
– You have to keep switching between SIM cards on your phone.
Be careful when getting numbers on apps similar to Google Voice or Text Now, because the numbers could be used before and can get you banned again.
We recommend buying a fake number for Tinder which gives a solution for getting back on Tinder.
You need to follow other steps too because only getting a new number will not get you unbanned.
4. New Google Play account or Apple ID (optional).
Since your Google account/Apple ID collects the data, using the same Google account/Apple ID to download the app again can give enough clues to Tinder to know who you are.
Tinder doesn’t ban your Apple ID, however, Tinder bans your device. This is why you’ll need a different account to download the app again!
If you want to avoid this, you can use Tinder on the web.
5. You’ll need a new IP address.
Use a different IP address than the one you used to make your account.
Many articles I’ve read recommend using a VPN to change IP address but, believe me, it’s not needed at all! In fact, it’s a red flag on the Tinder system and it could go much worse using VPN.
Tinder can recognize your IP address during the sign-up process. In this case, you can:
- use a different Wi-Fi you have access to (one you didn’t use on your banned account).
- use your mobile hotspot 4G/5G network from your new phone number and device.
6. Modify your photos to make them appear different.
Tinder remembers your photos, so it's best to change them up a bit.
You can use the same pictures if you change their metadata/EXIF or use a tool like Fawkes to cloak them.
Alternatively, you can pick new pictures that are similar to the ones you had before.
If deciding to use the same photos, you must edit your photos for them to not be recognizable as the same ones you can
- crop them,
- strip the EXIF info,
- remove or add a pixel on them.
A safer bet would be to use entirely new photos since the rumor has it that Tinder might be using image hash comparisons! Play it the safe way!
7. Use another/new device, or change your Device ID.
Tinder bans your device as well. Using the device you got banned on Tinder for your new account will get you banned again.
Whatever we have done till now, all will be wasted if we do not follow this step correctly.
If you want to use Tinder on the official app, you must either factory reset your current device, or use another/new device that is not banned on Tinder. If you want to use the same device, follow step 8.
A device ID is a unique combination of numbers and letters that identifies your device. To change your Device ID you can:
- perform a factory reset on your current device to change your Device ID on your iPhone/iOS or Android. Just make sure to back up important stuff before you do so.
- Avoid Factory Reset on your Android if you have a Secure Folder. It’s a built-in app in every Android, and it simulates a new device ID.
TIP: Let me tell you what others are doing to face this issue. They invest in a cheap android phone around $40, so they can use all the dating apps and Tinder too.
After factory resetting your device or having a new account, you’ll be ready to start fresh on Tinder by installing the app and creating your account using your new information!!
8. Using the Tinder web on the same device.
Because Tinder is able to track you only via the Tinder app, you are able to use a browser like Chrome/Safari/DuckDuckGo on the same device and Tinder is not able to track/ban you.
Follow the previous steps from Create New Tinder Account, except you don’t want to install Tinder this time.
- Open the browser (preferably incognito mode), go to tinder.com
- Create your Tinder new account with your entirely new information!
Do not put anything old that you did on your previous (now banned) Tinder account!
Using Duckduckgo as your other browser option: install DuckDuckGo on your phone, and go to tinder.com to create your new account.
Tips when opening a new Tinder account after being banned!
If you want to avoid getting banned from Tinder again, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Using the same device for your new account is very likely to get you banned again.
- Avoid waiting 90 days to get back on Tinder if you plan on starting fresh with a different device and new information!
- Don't connect your Instagram, Spotify, or other previous accounts linked to your banned Tinder account. This will help you avoid getting flagged as a repeat offender.
- Use new bank details: If you want to pay for any premium features on Tinder, use a different bank account with the same name. It works fine. Or another option is to use Privacy.com. They give you a one-time virtual card for quick payments on Tinder.
- Don't do a face verification if possible: This will put your Tinder account under review and there is a high chance that after review you will end up getting banned.
- Avoid using any of the same information from your previously banned account, including your device, email, phone number, and social media accounts.
- Write a new bio: Your bio should be interesting and catchy, but avoid offending anyone. Avoid any associations with your banned account.
You can also send a ban appeal to Tinder.
If you want to recover your account on Tinder after getting banned, you can also rely on the classics. In this case, sending a ban appeal to Tinder.
To appeal a ban on Tinder, you can contact the platform directly and politely request that they reconsider their decision.
You can email Tinder at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit a request to Tinder (Trouble with account login > Can’t log in, my account was banned).
In your appeal, make sure to
- include your phone number and email associated with your account, and attach a screenshot of the ban notification.
- explain why you believe the ban was a mistake and express your appreciation for the opportunity to use the app.
- personalize your appeal to your situation and provide any relevant information that could help your case.
Be patient and give Tinder support a few 3-4 days to respond. If you do not hear back, you can follow up once more.
How long does a Tinder ban last: Are Tinder Bans Permanent?
Tinder bans are permanent, but there are options available to help you regain access to the app.
Tinder will ensure you can't return to the platform while they have your information.
If you choose to delete your account voluntarily, Tinder retains your data for three months.
When it comes to banned accounts, Tinder handles user data differently – it retains your data for a year after you've been banned.
So if you're hoping for Tinder to remove your data from their system, you can wait for 365 days or, possibly, indefinitely.
How do you get banned on Tinder?
Did Tinder ban you for no reason, or do they have a solid excuse? Well, let’s find out!
Here are four of the most common bad behaviors that can get you banned from Tinder:
Here are some of them…
“By using the Service, you agree that you will not:”
- Use the Service for illegal purposes/prohibited by the agreement.
- Use the Service for harming/criminal purposes.
- Break the Community Guidelines.
- Spam/defraud any members.
- Impersonate someone else without their permission.
- Mistreat other members.
- Post content that violates anyone’s rights(publicity, privacy, etc)
- Post content like hate speech, pornographic, or sexually explicit content.
- Post content that contains: inciting violence, nudity, graphic, and gratuitous violence.
- Post content that promotes: racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind.
– Getting reported by other Tinder users.
Most of the things you don’t want to do on Tinder (mentioned above) are things that have to do with disturbing other members of Tinder.
Sometimes after a few reports, Tinder puts your account under review.
This has to do with your profile – if it is offensive to anyone – and your behavior.
Offensive behavior will get you reported and banned no matter how many new accounts you manage to open.
– Being underaged and lying about it on Tinder.
Not allowing minors to use the app is one of Tinder’s community guidelines.
The only way to get back on Tinder after being age-restricted is to wait until you turn 18.
On the other hand, if you mistakenly put the wrong age (under 18, but you’re older), then you can verify your age on Tinder after being banned for it.
You have to provide Tinder with an ID to verify that you’re the age you’re claiming to be.
There are cases in which people fake their age, but then claim their real age on their bio, which gets them banned on Tinder, big time! Example,
It’s about your behavior, and actions toward other users.
Here are things you might’ve done, but you weren’t aware were wrong and can lead to your account getting banned:
- Sending the same text to a lot of people(a robot-ish move);
- Ghosting your matches;
- You unmatched a lot of people;
- You swiped right on everyone;
- You weren’t careful when texting your matches;
- You haven't used Tinder for a long time.
Feel like Tinder did you wrong by banning you? Leave a review or file a complaint at Better Business Bureau!
FAQ – All about a Tinder ban
– Does Tinder ban your IP address?
Tinder collects your IP address along with other device information. But Tinder is not strict with your IP address.
You can easily avoid it by using a VPN or restarting your router because you probably won’t have a static IP.
– I was subscribed to one of the premium features on Tinder. What do I do?
Here’s how to cancel a Tinder subscription after being banned!
This is how you do it on the iPhone iOS Apple store:
- iPhone Settings
- Your name > Subscriptions
- Select subscription
- Cancel subscription
Android (Google Play Store):
- Open Google Play Store
- Menu > Subscriptions
- Select subscription
- Cancel subscription
Note: Deleting the app from your phone will not cancel the subscription.
If you’re having any trouble then you can check this out: I’m having trouble canceling my subscription, what can I do?
– I was banned from both Tinder and Hinge at the same time. What does that mean?
If you have been banned from both Tinder and Hinge simultaneously, it could be because both apps are owned by the same company, Match Group.
It's possible that if you are banned from one app, you may also be banned from other apps owned by the same company.
Your pictures, bio, or the way you communicated with people on the apps may have been seen as offensive, dangerous, or robotic. This would prompt Match Group to take action to ensure user safety and security.