Getting banned on Tinder has become some sort of new online dating norm.
The good news is, whether you've been banned for no reason or a solid one, you can get yourself back on the app!
In this article, you’ll find out all about what exactly a Tinder ban is and how to get around it!
What happens when you get banned on Tinder?
A Tinder ban means you're not allowed to use the app anymore. Tinder kicks you out and will do what it takes to not let you back in.
Therefore, you lose your chats, matches, and everything on the app because the ban blocks your access to your account.
Yes, you can create a new Tinder account after getting banned. Here’s how!
Tinder, as well as other dating apps like Bumble, can track and remember device IDs and phone numbers, therefore, making your return on the app extremely challenging.
Proven and tested, here’s how you make a new Tinder account after getting banned:
1. Uninstall Tinder from your phone.
Your banned Tinder account may not be deleted by Tinder, but it will no longer be visible to others on the app.
Since you don’t have access to your account anymore, you can’t delete it. The only option here is to uninstall the Tinder app.
- Uninstall Tinder from your device. That is to delete the app’s cache from your device.
- You can contact Tinder's support and request that they permanently remove your account and personal information from their system.
2. You will need a new email or Gmail.
Since Tinder will recognize your information, you need a new email or Tinder will ban you again.
- DO NOT connect the same email you connected to your (now) banned Tinder account with your new Tinder account!
- Don’t link your new Tinder account to the same socials (Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, etc) either.
3. Get a new SIM or disposable number like Tinderophone.
Tinder bans your phone number too, and a new phone number is mandatory to create a new account on Tinder. You will need it to bypass SMS verification:
- Borrow the number from a friend who’s not using Tinder;
- Use a new phone number that wasn’t used on Tinder before;
- Get a disposable/burner number using Tinderophone service – a virtual phone number that you can use for a short period.
|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.
Note: Getting a new number alone will not get you unbanned, you’ll need to follow the rest of the steps too!
4. (optional) New Google Play account or Apple ID.
Since your Google account/Apple ID collects the data, using the same ones to download the app again can give Tinder enough clues to know who you are.
Tinder doesn’t ban your Apple ID, however, it bans your device. This is why you’ll need a different account to download the app again!
5. You’ll need a new IP address.
Tinder collects your IP address along with other device information, therefore it might recognize your IP address when you get banned.
Using a VPN to change your IP address is useless! In fact, it can signal a red flag to Tinder’s system and it could go much worse. However, 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. New or modify your photos to make them appear different.
Tinder remembers your photos too, so it's best to change them up a bit. You can use the same pictures if you:
- crop them,
- strip the EXIF info,
- Use the Facetune app
- to remove or add a pixel on them,
- use a tool like Fawkes to cloak them.
A safer bet would be to use entirely new photos since Tinder might use image hash comparisons!
7. Use another/new device, or change your Device ID.
Tinder bans your Device ID as well: Using the same device for your new Tinder account will get you banned again.
A device ID is a unique combination of numbers and letters that identifies your device. To change your Device ID you can:
- (after backing up important stuff) Perform a factory reset on your current device to change your Device ID on your iPhone.
- Use your Secure Folder on Android. It’s a built-in app in every Android, and it simulates a new device ID.
- Buy a cheap phone for around $40 and use all the dating apps you want including Tinder.
If you want to use Tinder on the app, you must either factory reset your current device, or use another/new device that is not banned on Tinder.
You’ll now be ready to start fresh on Tinder by installing the app and creating your account using your new information!
TIP: Let me tell you what others are doing to face this issue. They invest in a cheap Android phone for around $40, so they can use all the dating apps and Tinder too.
8. If you don’t have another device, use Tinder on the web!
Because Tinder can track you only via the Tinder app, you can use Tinder on the web through browsers such as Chrome, Safari, or DuckDuckGo.
Follow the previous steps, except you don’t want to install Tinder this time.
- Open the browser (preferably incognito mode), go to tinder.com
- Create your new Tinder account with your entirely new information!
Do not put anything old that you did on your previous (now banned) Tinder account!
Tips when opening a new Tinder account after being banned!
There are a few things you should keep in mind after opening your new Tinder account:
- Do not log in to your new account from the device you got banned on, or you get banned.
- Avoid using any of the same information from your previously banned account: your phone, email, phone number, and photos.
- Don't connect your Instagram, Spotify, or other social media linked to your banned Tinder account.
- Use new bank details if you want to go premium on Tinder. Option: get a one-time card like Privacy.com.
- Don't do a face verification if possible: This will put your Tinder account under review, after which you’ll likely end up getting banned.
- Write a new, interesting, and catchy bio.
- Don't break the rules: Treat your matches right and avoid offending or ghosting them.
An option to recover your account: Sending a ban appeal to Tinder.
Update on 5 February 2024. Tinder released a beta Appeal Center, where users can make their ban appeals directly. This is currently rolling out for a moment.
Or you can email Tinder at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or submit a request to Tinder (Trouble with account login > Can’t log in, my account was banned).
In your ban appeal to Tinder, make sure to
- include your phone number and email associated with your account, and attach a screenshot of the ban notification.
- personalize your appeal to your situation and provide any relevant information that could help your case.
Be patient and wait for a response. If you don’t receive a response in 3-4 days, try sending a follow-up email.
How long, truly, will your account be banned on Tinder?
Tinder bans are permanent. You can't return to the platform while they have your information.
If you voluntarily delete your account, Tinder will retain your data for three months.
But when it comes to banned accounts, Tinder handles user data differently: it retains your data for a year or more after the ban.
So if you're hoping for Tinder to remove your data from their system, you can wait for 365 days or, possibly, indefinitely.
That being said, you don’t have to wait days or months if you use entirely new information and devices for a new Tinder account.
How and why did you get banned on Tinder?
Tinder claims to always have a solid reason to ban its users when it does so. Could this be your case too?
Here are the most common bad behaviors that get you banned from Tinder:
- Break the Community Guidelines.
- Spam/defraud or mistreat any members; Impersonate people without their permission.
- Post content that violates anyone’s rights(publicity, privacy, etc); contains hate speech, pornographic, or sexually explicit material; promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind.
– Getting reported by other Tinder users.
Disturbing other members of Tinder is a no-go. If you do so, you’ll end up getting reported.
After a few reports, Tinder puts your account under review, and eventually your account gets banned.
– Being underage or lying about your age.
Tinder doesn’t allow minors to use the app. Hence the only way to get back on Tinder after being age-restricted is to wait until you turn 18.
But, if you mistakenly put the wrong age then you can verify your age on Tinder after being banned for it.
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, ghosting your matches, unmatching a lot of people, and swiping right on everyone.
Feel like Tinder did you wrong by banning you? Leave a review or file a complaint at Tinder Better Business Bureau!
FAQ – Everything about a Tinder ban.
– 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 the Google Play Store
- Menu > Subscriptions
- Select subscription
- Cancel subscription
Note: Deleting the app from your phone will not cancel the subscription.
– I was banned from both Tinder and Hinge at the same time. What does that mean?
It’s likely because both apps are owned by Match Group.
This would prompt Match Group to take action to ensure user safety and security.