Sunday evening, my heart stopped for a second! B-because I had logged into my Tinder account and I read something like:
“Your account has been banned”
*matches and genuine conversations flashing in front of my eyes*
“I’m banned?? Why?
That’s it! I’m heading to Bumble, fuck Tinder!”
Oh boy! What a moment!
A lot, a LOOOT of Tinder users/ex-users resonate with this.
Now I’d get back in time and tell myself: “Hold your horses buddy!
You’ll manage to create another account, don’t you worry your pretty little head.”
As the nice, sweet guy that I am, I’ll tell you how I managed to unban myself (and my friends) on Tinder. I will also answer the questions below:
What is a Tinder ban? How to workaround Tinder Ban in 2021? Why does Tinder ban its users? How long does a Tinder ban last?
Grab what you need to grab because we’re going nerdy on this one.
You’ll read about:
- How to write a ban appeal to Tinder? Successful templates you can copy-paste.
- Can I get unbanned from Tinder? Let’s work around it together.
- What’s the deal with DuckDuckGo?!
- Are Tinder bans permanent? Guess it!
- How to create a new account on Tinder? Bypassing tricks.
- Removing the subscription after getting banned. A must-do thing.
- How to make sure you don’t get banned? Avoiding the ban at all costs.
What Happens When Tinder Bans You?
A Tinder ban is their way of getting rid of the people who are breaking the rules of Tinder.
When Tinder bans you, they BAN you. You lose your conversations, matches, everything that has to do with the app really.
You won’t have access to your account any longer.
You’ll read further below in the article about details on why Tinder bans its users. There are good reasons actually. Very.Good.Ones.
Also, you’ll find out if you can get your banned account back.
Let’s say you’ve got your lesson and wouldn’t repeat the same ‘mistakes’.
The next question is:
Are Tinder Bans Permanent?
The answer is painful yet simple: YES, Tinder bans are permanent. But there are things you can do about it, and options that can get you back on Tinder.
Let’s take a look at what Tinder says:
“User safety is always at top of mind, and we don’t take violations of our policies lightly.”
BUUUT, there are a few ways to get back on Tinder and you can finally be good enough to not get banned again.
First way: How to make a new Tinder account after being banned?
Every time a new account is created after a ban, Tinder or Bumble and any other online dating app is able to track the device ID and phone number.
Therefore, it turns out to be harder to create a new account on these apps.
As we all might know: the new ‘login with facebook’ feature is not working fine since its introduction.
Juggling two accounts can be particularly stressful for some users, and therefore this is by no means a foolproof method.
But I have a solution for you! With this post, you’ll learn how to create a secondary account on Tinder without being noticed.
Alright, this is not that easy. I know. But hang in there pal.
Here, IMPORTANT details you don’t want to miss when creating a new account:
Steps How to get unbanned on Tinder.
- Uninstall Tinder
- Disconnect your Facebook or any other socials from Tinder.
- Change your device advertising ID & IP address. Or, don’t use the same device/s you used before you got banned.
- Get a new SIM/disposable number
- A new Facebook account
- New google play account/Apple ID & new bank details
- Reset your internet router (just in case)
- Ready for the new account? Install Tinder or just use tinder.com
Make sure you follow the guide step-by-step, without further ado, let’s dive into step one.
1. Uninstall Tinder
Whatever device you’ve been using it on. Delete/uninstall it. That, in order to delete the app’s cache.
2. Disconnect your Facebook or any other socials from Tinder.
Facebook > Settings > Apps and websites > Tinder > Remove App
You won’t be able to use your account again – there’s no reason to keep your socials connected any longer.
3. Change your device advertising ID & IP address. Or, don’t use the same device/s you used before you got banned.
This is because Tinder can recognize your IP address, Advertising ID, device ID through the device.
If you don’t want to use a new device:
⬤ Get a VPN app, enable your new VPN – check if your IP has been changed.
⬤ Change advertising ID – An advertising ID is a unique line of numbers which is used by advertisers to identify you as a user. Here’s how you change it:
Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Reset advertising identifier
Settings > Google > Ads > Reset advertising ID
Or, you can give it a try differently: You can do a factory data reset on your phone if you’ve got nothing important to lose. Keep in mind that this method will remove everything from your phone.
⬤ You can also change your device ID (rooted android only) – A device ID is a line of unique numbers, letters that identifies your device.
Would not recommend it, but if you’ve got time in your hands and a rooted android device, then you can change your device ID.
In order to change your device ID on Android check out the device ID changer for Android.
Note: You can restore your original ID after changing it. AND your device has to be rooted for this which requires technical skills: A friendly reminder that you might face difficulties during this process.
4. Get a new SIM/disposable number
You will need this when it comes to verifying your new account. It’s a crucial part.
You can borrow the number from a friend who’s not using Tinder.
On the other hand or when you log in with a phone number, you might need it a few times for the SMS verification. This is the case where:
You can use a disposable number – which is a virtual phone number that you can use for a short period of time.
At the end of the day an online Tinder number guarantees to stay under the radar and bypass successfully, also, it works better into getting you out of the trouble.
You can buy a new phone number – You can also get one in your real shop but you always need to provide your ID to get it, which can’t be much of a big deal, but still, and sometimes they are pricey.
|Fake Tinder Number||– It’s cheap and easy to use.- It gets sh*t done.|
– If you get banned, you can get another number without being recognized by Tinder.
– Available for all countries.
|– One-time use: You have to pay every time you wish to use the number.|
– Costs $4.95.
|Text Now/Google Voice||– You can use them to send texts, or make phone calls too.||– There are chances you buy already used numbers that can get you banned again.|
– It requires your phone number to register in order to purchase the number.
– It’s not available in all countries.
|New SIM card||– You have the 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.
So, according to the comparison between the three types of numbers, we conclude that you:
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.
They could even be the numbers that belonged to someone that got shadowbanned. What is Tinder Shadowban?
|Note: You need to follow other steps too because only getting a new number (SIM or a temporary one online) will not get you out of the ‘trouble’.|
5. A new Facebook account
You don’t want to connect to the old Facebook you connected Tinder to. They’ll know that it’s you, and they’ll ban you again.
New, new, new!
Note: It’s not necessary to connect your Facebook with Tinder. If you get a new phone number and a new email you won’t need to connect your Facebook with Tinder.
6. New google play account/Apple ID & new bank details
Changing your google play account (Android), or Apple ID (IOS) will help when you download the app.
Since your google account/Apple ID collects the data, using the same google account/Apple ID to download the app again might just give enough clues to Tinder to know who you are.
New bank details
It’ll be useful if you wish to pay for any of the premium features. I don’t think this even needs an explanation.
But, if it does – YOU DON’T WANT TO LET TINDER KNOW IT’S YOU.
7. Reset your internet router (just in case)
Unplug your router, wait for 1-2 minutes, plug it back in and you’re good to go.
8. Ready for the new account? Install Tinder or just use tinder.com
You’ll be good to go with a new device/ device ID, google play account/Apple ID.
“*Note: Google and Apple sign-in options are currently being rolled out to members in select test markets.”
‘LOG IN WITH GOOGLE’
Do not use the same email that you had on your [now]banned account.
You can connect it with another google account and verify with your new phone number.
‘LOG IN WITH FACEBOOK’
Once again, don’t connect the same facebook you used on your banned account
If you opened a new one, use that one to connect with Tinder.
‘LOG IN WITH PHONE NUMBER’
This doesn’t need much explanation. Use your new phone number, and your new email to verify your account.
Don’t use anything you used on your previous [banned] account.
Opening the new account:
# Don’t put the same pictures
Tinder recognizes the pictures. That’s why you can’t use the ones you did before getting banned.
“But Liam, I want to use the same pictures again. Is it possible to do so?”
What a good question Rupert!
In fact, there are things that a lot of people did and worked for them quite f#cking well indeed.
- Change the pictures’ metadata/EXIF.
Metadata changer for iOS: Check out the app here.
Metadata changer for Android: Check out the app here.
- Cloak them (you’ll find the link to download ‘Fawkes’ for mac or windows here) Bypassing Tinder Facial Recognition.
- And lastly, crop them just a little.
Or you can pick other pictures that are similar to the ones you had before (from those ‘photo shooting sprees’).
This so that ‘the Tinder robots’ won’t notice it’s a picture that has been on Tinder before.
|Note: Some people tried such methods, however, they ended up getting banned again. It could be that people recognized their profiles and reported them, it could also be that Tinder recognized (less likely to happen though).|
# Don’t connect your Instagram
Connecting your Instagram that you used to have connected to your banned account, is another way of begging Tinder to ban you once again. Don’t do that.
# Don’t connect your Spotify unless you didn’t have it connected with the first account
Clues, it’s all about the clues.
# A new bio
Write something interesting, and catchy. Something that won’t offend anyone would be an awesome idea.
Something that would be awesome would also be an awesome idea.
# Be a good girl/boy and don’t break the rules again. I’m pretty sure you kind of know what you’ve done wrong.
If you don’t, Tinder Etiquette is something that you might want to read a bit about.
Recommendation: Use a shortened form of your name, add/subtract a year to your age.
2. Send a ban appeal to Tinder
A lot of people managed to get their account back by asking Tinder (very politely) to remove the ban.
Here’s where you can make a ban appeal on Tinder:
If you wish to make it simple, here’s a simple Tinder template ban appeal:
With all due respect, I don’t think I broke any of the terms or guidelines. If I did I’d like to apologize, and I’d like to let you know that I wasn’t aware of doing so.
I do enjoy my time on your app, and I’d appreciate it a lot if you’d consider this letter and remove my ban.
Here are my details:
[phone number associated with your account]
[email you associated with your account]
Thank you for your consideration,
[do not forget to attach a screenshot of the ban]
Note: You want to send them your screenshot of the ban.
Tinder bans for different reasons, and they note them very generally in the notification you get when banned. This’ll increase the chances for them to unban you.
You can expect an answer back within a few hours to a few days. I’d suggest you wait around 3-4 days.
If you get no answer within 3-4 days you can write to them once more to let them know you’re waiting for their answer. Remember to keep being polite.
If it is something quite big that you did, you won’t get a chance.
Instead, you might get an email that looks something like this:
A lot of people have been complaining about the Tinder support saying it doesn’t work, it’s a joke.
However, you can give it a shot. Because making an appeal has worked for also a lot of other people who tried.
Speaking of giving things a shot, you can try telling them that the reason why their account was banned was that they had a #BLM bio.
For those of you who don’t know:
Before June 2020, Tinder would ban anyone who promoted the Black Lives Matter Movement or ACAB acronym on their bio- For those of you who don’t know about ACAB:
ACAB stands for All Cops Are Bastards. It is used to protest injustice against citizens.
According to them [Tinder] they did this because of one of their guidelines, which says that they may remove accounts used for promotional purposes.
However, that changed and they started unbanning the people who emailed them complaining about this particular issue.
If this was your case, you can send them a ban appeal. You can use this even if #BLM wasn’t the reason why you got banned. Heck, you got banned, you’ve got nothing to lose.
If that doesn’t work out, then there is another option:
Third way: Using Tinder on web incognito
This method hasn’t been discussed much. Some people tried it, and it seems to have worked for them.
The reason why this could be easier is that you don’t need to install Tinder on your device which makes it difficult for Tinder to get clues that it is you.
This is the last option if nothing works out.
Here, the steps:
- Follow the previous steps from Create New Account, except step 9 because you don’t want to install Tinder this time.
- Open incognito, tinder.com
- Open your new account
In incognito, you don’t get the ‘log in with Google’ option.
You can either log in with Facebook (not the one you used for your banned account) or with your phone number (which shouldn’t be the same as your banned account).
- Start swiping baby!!
Another way to a new Tinder account: Using Duckduckgo
What Duckduckgo claims to be is an app that works as a search engine that doesn’t allow websites to collect your data. People have been telling stories of success with Tinder.com on duckduckgo, so I thought I’d share what I found about it. In other short words:
DuckDuckGo is a privacy-protecting search engine that, besides other things, recently has been used by people to create new Tinder accounts after their (then) current ones got banned.
You’ll find the very basic steps listed below:
1. Install DuckDuckGo on your phone, Android or Apple.
2. Open DuckDuckGo and search for tinder.com.
3. New IP address, or even bank details if you used them before on the banned account.
4. Create a new account by using your new fake number, new pictures, or email. Do not put anything old that you did on your previous (now banned) account.
Note: If you try to make a purchase it may just not work since a lot of fellas have been complaining about this. You can give it a try though.
Does Tinder remember your device ID when they ban you?
Yes, Tinder remembers your device ID. However, they might not ban your device ID. To avoid getting caught by Tinder you need to change the device ID or use a different device, just in case.
Does Tinder ban your IP address?
Tinder bans your IP address but they are not strictly with your IP address. You can easily avoid it by using a VPN or restart 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?
This is how you do it on iOS:
- 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?
Why am I banned on Tinder?
I’m sorry you had to learn this the hard way…
That’s the line you read on your screen when you get banned.
Most people that get banned, get it because they broke one or more of these rules.
Here’s a summary of them…
“By using the Service, you agree that you will not:”
The highlighted lines are the ones that people do more often with or without them knowing they’re doing them, hence getting banned.
- Use the Service for illegal purposes/prohibited by the agreement.
- Use the Service for harming/criminal purposes.
- Use the Service to damage Tinder.
- 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, gratuitous violence.
- Post content that promotes: racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind.
- “Solicit passwords for any purpose, or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other members or disseminate another person’s personal information without his or her permission.”
- Share an account with another member, have more than one account.
- Create another account after being banned, unless you’ve got Tinder’s permission.
2. You’ve been reported.
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.
This has to do not only with your profile (if it is offensive to anyone), but with your behavior too.
It’s something you said or did that made your matches report you. Example:
This user shared an opinion on a ‘sensitive topic’. This bio most probably (even if this wasn’t the intention of the user who wrote it) offended people that worked as cops, or someone they knew/loved/are related to work as a cop.
People probably reported them and got banned from Tinder.
This could’ve been considered as hate speech by Tinder. Which [hate speech] is not allowed on Tinder (it’s included in the community guidelines).
This means if you’re disturbing other users, you’re breaking one of the rules.
Your way of texting can get you reported too:
Even if he/she meant it as a joke, they’re getting banned for sure.
This doesn’t look like it’s their first time sending such texts. I do feel sorry for her, and I’m glad there’s a ‘report’ option.
This attitude will get you banned no matter how many new accounts you manage to open.
I think I heard a voice screaming “F#CKING BAAN HER!!”, perhaps it was Tinder…
Justine… We all like some “do me”, but we ain’t getting any with such pictures on Tinder, honey.
I wouldn’t report Zen, but I’m pretty sure enough people did to get Zen’s account banned by Tinder.
“Tinder is not for: Hate Speech”
I believe you got the message…
3. You’re underaged and lied about it.
It is one of Tinder’s community guidelines – Not allowing minors to use the app.
Come on! You’re young, do fun things outside the ‘phone world’.
This will get Brooke banned. We’re thankful for that!
You’ll get enough of Tinder once you’re old enough, trust me.
It’s about your behavior, and actions towards other users. Here are things you might’ve done, but you weren’t aware they 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(another robot-ish move)
- Your mind told you to swipe everyone, and you listened(ROOOBOT)
- You weren’t careful when texting your matches
- You didn’t use Tinder for a long time
Is Tinder Banning People For No Reason Sometimes?
You can always use the Tinder Ban appeal if you feel you are right.
…The next day you find out you’ve been banned. Why?
Well, I’ve been seeing a lot of people complain about this ‘issue’.
Is it a Tinder thing we don’t yet know of?
What gets people into thinking they’ve been banned for no reason can also be the fact that when you get the notification for the ban it says something very general like:
They don’t let you know more than that. They don’t give you the specifics on what you did exactly.
You break a rule, Tinder bans you automatically even if you weren’t aware that you were breaking a rule.
Even if you write something as a joke in your bio a robot doesn’t have common sense right? You will get banned if it’s the wrong joke, pal!.
People may have reported you for reasons you don’t know of.
Tinder bans you for a reason for sure.
Even if you’re not aware you’re doing something wrong, you could be doing that exact wrong thing that gets you banned.
But I got you… for the next time you’re on Tinder.
Tips: Let’s not get banned on Tinder again, shall we?!
Alrighty! To not get banned on Tinder again, you must consider a few things:
- Be careful with your jokes on your bio, and jokes you tell your matches (it’s very easy to report someone you don’t like).
- Respect your matches: don’t offend them, don’t ghost them, don’t unmatch too often. Try to not get reported – don’t be an a##hole.
If you don’t wish to put any effort into getting back to Tinder again…
How wonderful! There are a lot of things you can do besides obsessing with Tinder.
Instead of spending that amount of time you did on the phone, do something good for yourself or others.
Activities like learning how to do something, or going out with friends, or meeting people at a bar cannot ban you. I bet you’ll like it more than Tinder.
Knock yourself out!