Sunday evening, my heart stopped for a second… I had been banned on Tinder!
So many matches and genuine conversations are gone. All of them, forever.
A tremendously big number of Tinder users/ex-users resonate with this. But, why would Tinder ban its users though?
Tinder takes the app’s safety very seriously including your jokes on your bio, which is why, to you, it may seem like you’ve been banned for no reason.
However, you’ll manage to create a new account in no time. Meaning You’ll get unbanned.
So, what’s exactly a Tinder ban, how long does a Tinder ban last, and how to work around a Tinder ban in 2022?
Grab what you need to grab because we’re going nerdy on this one.
What Happens When Tinder Bans You?
A Tinder ban is Tinder's 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.
You won’t be able to have access to your account any longer.
Essentially, a Tinder ban is Tinder’s decision to prevent you from using the app again due to your behavior.
You broke the rules of Tinder, you’re gone from the app.
How long does a Tinder ban last: Are Tinder Bans Permanent?
Tinder bans are permanent. However, there are things you can do about it, and options that help you get back on Tinder.
“User safety is always at top of mind, and we don’t take violations of our policies lightly.”
This translates to “We’ll make sure to not let you get back on Tinder again, as long as we retain your information.”
For more info on how long Tinder retains your information click here.
So, as long as your information stays on Tinder, your account is banned. It may take 3 months only, or forever.
If you’re planning to wait for Tinder to remove your data from their system, then go ahead and wait for 90 days, or forever.
You can’t certainly know when and which of your data will be removed from Tinder’s system!
Well, how to get back on Tinder after a ban then?
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 most online dating apps can track the device ID and phone number.
Therefore, it turns out to be harder to create a new account.
Juggling two accounts can be particularly stressful for some users, and therefore this is by no means a foolproof method.
But you’ll be learning how to create a secondary account on Tinder without being noticed.
In other words, you’ll be learning how to create a new Tinder account after being banned.
Here’s how to get around being banned on Tinder:
1. Uninstall Tinder
Whatever device you’ve been using it on. Delete/uninstall Tinder. That, is to delete the app’s cache from your device.
You can’t recover your Tinder account after being banned. Again, everything will be gone.
It’s one of the reasons why you want to uninstall the app and start fresh.
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.
We’ve got to clean up the old mess to be able to start fresh!
3. Use another device, or change your Device ID & IP address
If you used Tinder on your phone, you don’t necessarily have to get a new device. You can use Tinder on your computer (available as a site: tinder.com).
It’d be more helpful for you to use an entirely different device (be it another phone, tablet, or laptop).
If you don’t want to use a new device, then you need to change your device ID.*
*A device ID is a line of unique numbers, and letters that identify your device.
Tinder bans your device as well, that’s why this step is essential for anyone trying to get back to tinder after being banned. 4 options to get this done:
- New device.
- A Factory Reset on your current device (works for Android only).
- A Device Changer on your current rooted device (works for Android only).
- iPhone jailbreak (obviously, works for iPhone only).
If you’re not getting a new device, then here’s how changing your device ID works:
Change device ID on Android (factory reset only):
- Back up anything you don’t want to lose from your device (e.g. contacts). Settings > General Management > Reset > Factory Data Reset
You can also check out the device ID changer for Android
- Open the App on your device > Edit > Apply > Random. Your device has to be rooted for this which requires technical skills!
– Change Device ID on IOS (jailbreak only)
You can only change your Device ID on iOS if you’ve got a jailbreak. There are no other proving methods to provide you with a different Device ID on your iOS device.
# Changing advertising ID – An advertising ID is a unique line of numbers that are used by advertisers to identify you as a user.
iOS: Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Reset advertising identifier
Android: Settings > Google > Ads > Reset advertising ID
– Tinder can recognize your IP address too only when signing up – Getting a VPN to avoid the Tinder ban is not necessary but it's good to have. Get a VPN app, enable your new VPN – check if your IP has been changed.
4. Get a new SIM/disposable number
You will need this when it comes to verifying your new Tinder account. It’s a crucial part!
- 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.
When you log in with a phone number, you need it for SMS verification. This is the case where:
You can use a disposable 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!
You can buy a new phone number – You always need to provide your ID to get it, which can’t be much of a big deal, sometimes they are pricey.
However, it’s still a way to help you make a new tinder account after being banned.
|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 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 Email Address
You don’t want to connect the same email you connected to your banned Tinder account with your new Tinder account. Tinder will know that it’s you and ban you again.
This means you can’t link your new Tinder account to the same socials (Facebook, Instagram, etc) as you did with your banned account either.
Open a new email if you’re trying to get back on Tinder through email as well!
Note: 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
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 means you need a new device if you’re trying to get back after getting banned.
7. Ready for the new account? Install Tinder or just use tinder.com
You’ll be good to go once you complete the steps above.
“*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 to 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’
Use your new phone number, and your new email to verify your account. Don’t use anything you used on your previous [banned] account.
Tips when opening a new Tinder account after being banned:
– Don’t put the same pictures
Tinder recognizes pictures, which means, yes, Tinder does remember your photos. That’s why you can’t use the ones you did before getting banned.
“I want to use the same pictures again. Is it possible to do so?”
You can use the same pictures on your new Tinder account, however, you’ve got to go through a few steps:
- 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.
This is so that ‘the Tinder robots’ won’t notice it’s a picture that has been on Tinder before.
Getting new pictures is a safer way around it!
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 them (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 banned Tinder account.
Connecting the same Spotify account you had connected to your now banned account is just enough to give Tinder clues it’s you.
– 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.
– New bank details.
If you wish to pay for any of the premium features, you’ve got to use different bank details from the ones you used on your banned account. YOU DON’T WANT TO LET TINDER KNOW IT’S YOU.
– Don’t do a face verification.
This action will give Tinder enough to know it’s a banned user trying to sneak back into the app.
– Don’t break the rules again.
You kind of know what you’ve done wrong, make sure you don’t repeat that after creating your new Tinder account.
If you don’t know what you did wrong, Tinder Etiquette is something that you might want to read a bit about.
Recommendation: Use a shortened form of your name, and add/subtract a year to your age.
Second way: A Tinder ban appeal
Another effective way to get back on Tinder after being banned is to contact Tinder about the ban, and politely ask them to get you unbanned.
There are two ways you can make a ban appeal to Tinder to unban your account:
– Contact Tinder through email about your banned account:
– Submitting a request to get unban to Tinder via their support system:
If you wish to make a ban appeal to Tinder through email, here’s how you make a ban appeal to Tinder through email:
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 increases 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:
You can give it a shot since appealing has worked for 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 or #ACAB bio.
For those of you who don’t know: Tinder users still getting banned after showing support for Black Lives Matter
Tinder started unbanning the people who emailed them complaining about this particular issue.
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, are the steps:
- Follow the previous steps from Create New Tinder Account, except you don’t want to install Tinder this time.
- Open incognito, tinder.com
- Open your Tinder new account
In incognito, you don’t get the ‘log in with Google’ option.
You can either log in with Facebook or with a phone number (which shouldn’t be the same as your banned account).
- Start swiping baby!!
Another ‘incognito’ 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 they 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.
What does it mean: “Your account is under review”
This often happens when you create a new Tinder account after being banned.
Tinder recognized your profile, in this case, your account has to be put under review to be banned again.
If you didn’t get banned before, but your Tinder account is under review it means you’ve done something wrong.
To put it simply, your Tinder account is under review because:
- Tinder recognized it’s you trying to sneak back into the app after being banned.
- You did something to break the rules or guidelines (also got reported, unmatched), and now those actions are being reviewed for whether you stay on the app or get banned.
- You just registered on Tinder.
How long does it take for Tinder to review your account?
Tinder can take minutes to days to review your account, depending on your ‘history’ with the app/site.
– If you’ve just registered on Tinder, then the review will only take a couple of minutes to put your profile together and confirm your profile isn’t fake.
– If you’ve been using Tinder and you got this notification out of nowhere, then chances are it’ll take a few days for your profile to be reviewed.
– If you got banned on Tinder and now you’re trying to get back in, then Tinder might take a few days as well to review your new account.
Usually, it’s a sign they recognized something off from your profile, and it often results in another ban, however you’ve got to wait and see.
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.
If you got banned, you probably 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, and 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 or is related to worked as a cop.
People probably reported them and got banned from Tinder.
This could’ve been considered 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:
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.
This doesn’t look like it’s their first time sending such texts. And this behavior is very likely to be reported and get you unmatched by a lot of people.
This attitude will get you reported and banned no matter how many new accounts you manage to open.
3. You’re underaged and lied about it.
It is one of Tinder’s community guidelines – Not to allow minors to use the app.
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.
This will get Brooke banned. Stay away from Tinder if you’re under 18, it’s not safe, and you’ll get banned for solid reasons.
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.
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:
If you break a rule, Tinder bans you automatically even if you weren’t purposely breaking a rule.
Writing a joke in your bio can get you banned, robots don’t have common sense, right? You will get banned if it’s the wrong joke!
People may have reported you for reasons you don’t know of.
Tinder bans you for a reason for sure.
But I got you… for the next time, you’re on Tinder.
How to use tinder after being banned: 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 the 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 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, going out with friends, or meeting people at a bar – cannot ban you. I bet you’ll like it more than Tinder.
Does Tinder remember your device ID when they ban you?
Yes, Tinder remembers your device ID. That means, when Tinder bans you, they ban your device ID too. To avoid getting caught by Tinder you need to change the device ID or use a different device.
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?
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?