My Facebook Account Temporarily Locked! How to Unlock?

Whether your Facebook account temporarily locked? How to unlock and solve Facebook account problem?

Everybody knows that Facebook is a convenient channel for passing and sharing information, but security at Facebook is becoming critical nowadays.

Facebook has developed such a system that it can detect even the subtle case, where it detect Facebook account that are involved in sending continuous spam. When this happens, Facebook shuts off access to the account immediately.

Must Read: How to Delete Facebook Account Permanently Immediately? Quick Solution!

In result of above procedure, hacker or spammer are penalized, but Facebook strikes hard at ignorant people (like us!) whose sole purpose is social networking through Facebook.

But the only reason Facebook does that is for security purposes!! One of my friend recently suffered in the same way one morning with a popped up message “Facebook Account Temporarily Locked”.

 My Facebook Account Temporarily Locked

Facebook Message Pops:

For Security Reason Your Account is Temporarily Locked

Isn’t frustrating????

Yeah! I do get that errrr feeling that you are undergoing right now!! Chill out, it can happen to anyone and you can fix it with a little effort and a careful approach.

Right now you won’t able to log in back.

Remember, different cases has different procedure and different way of dealing.

When your Facebook account get locked, you’ll definitely see disabled message when you try to log in.

In case you won’t see any disabled message, then you would probably be having a log in issue (Which is totally different). In that case, you may take the help of this.

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Reasons Why My Facebook Account got locked

I have spotted possible list of reasons for any sudden disabled Facebook account.

Updating Database or Cleanup Procedure

Facebook do regular improvement in their database, or cleanup of fake or duplicate Facebook profile. If your account fall under this procedure,  your Facebook account will get locked.

During this time, you won’t be able to gain access to the account. It may not last more than an hour.

Reported for illegal activity

Maybe somebody probably reported your account as fake account or requested Facebook to block the account. Remember it never happens with a single person view but of mass.

Reporting may happen because you may be running a fake account with a fake name, annoying a person by posting content that doesn’t follow the Facebook terms or by sending continuous friend request.

Multiple warning from Facebook

You may have got warning from Facebook, but you still continued prohibited behavior after receiving multiple warning

Your behavior or purpose of using Facebook account matter the most. Any type of advertising, promoting illegal content, unsolicited contact for dating, harassment cases or any other inappropriate conduct may lead your account to be temporarily or permanently disabled

Suspicious Activity

May be Facebook has detected suspicious activity and has temporarily suspended it due to security precaution.

Adding unknown friends in Facebook

You may have involved in randomly adding a large number of friends and sending continuously message to your friend list.

Due to which, an unknown friend has detected that as a spam or reported abuse. Even a large number of people report abuse or spam, it may lead to your Facebook account temporarily locked.

Creating random and fake profile

May be randomly using different devices to open a Facebook account.

May be you are creating Fake Facebook account with some other identity (by using name, profession etc.)

Facebook Account Temporarily Locked Solution. How to recover?

You will receive a message “For security reason your account is temporarily locked”, Once your Facebook account get locked

While encountering such situation, Facebook will come up with list of option on “how to unlock you Facebook account”.

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Try below options to verify and unlock your temporarily locked Facebook account

Clear the cache and Security Verification

Don’t Open your Facebook account upto 96 hrs. Clear the cache and stuff like history etc. It may be back to normal.

If you still can’t, go through the automated security verification process. It may possible that Facebook has detected some suspicious activity and your Facebook account got locked. In such cases,

  • You can verify by confirming your mobile number. Facebook will send you a code, you need to enter and verify your Facebook account. Once you have verified, you may able to unlock your Facebook account.
  • Account authenticity: Facebook will give you an option to verify by identifying the photos of your friends. You need to identify at most five photos to unlock your Facebook account. You will be provided with two lifeline, in case you didn’t able to identify your tagged friend in one go.
    • Once you completed identifying the tagged photo of your friend, a welcome message will pop up “Account verified congratulation!”
    • You have to click continue to proceed for the next step and they will ask your current email address or go with your new email address.
    • They will ask you to enter a new security question. Enter your preferred security question and in the end of the procedure your Facebook account will get unlock. Further, you can proceed with unlocked Facebook account by logging in.

Facebook account was locked or disabled by mistakes

Sometimes your Facebook account was locked or disabled by mistakes. No worries, you can submit an appeal to Facebook by clicking here. You have to identify your identity by submitting ID card, which must include your name and date of birth.

Facebook will give you an option to identify yourself. Firstly, you can submit any government issued ID that must contain your name and date of birth.

  • The option 1 includes: Birth certificate, driver license, Passport, Marriage certificate, Voter ID card, Green card and for more options you can click here.
  • If the above option doesn’t suit for any reason or you didn’t have above listed ID, you have to provide two different ID. The name contain in your ID must match each other. Also, one of your ID proof must contain photo or date of birth.
  • The option 2 includes: bank statement, bus card, credit card, Library card, school card, utility card and for more options you can click here. Remember, before submitting documentation such as credit card or social security number you should cover up personal information.

Facebook Account temporarily disabled

If you’re thinking, what Facebook will do with your ID proof. Don’t worry, they just use it to verify your identify. Once done, they delete your ID information.

It may take a week for a response. So be patience, if you’re clean and mistakenly violated any policies, Facebook account will be unlock automatically.

In some cases, your disabled or temporarily locked Facebook account will never be resorted. This is the strong message from Facebook. It is better to open a new Facebook account. These cases are severe where you’ve strongly violated the Facebook Community Standards.

Preventive Measure for your FB Account Temporarily Locked

Friends are too valuable and important to anybody, so nobody want to lose them in the long run.

Suppose one fine morning you wake up and you came to know that your Facebook account temporarily locked or blocked, it would be very disastrous!

One thing is very clear, that Facebook has become much smarter nowadays. So, never try any such activity that may land you up in trouble.

Below listed preventive measures would help you to run your Facebook account securely and safely.

Facebook Terms and Conditions

You have to review and follow the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities very strictly, so that in future your account would be safe and secure. When you try to commit any such activity, please try to look through Facebook guidelines and their policies.

Avoid Proxy Servers

Don’t use proxy servers – As we know, the proxy server uses anonymous IPs in order to access blocked sites. By doing so, it might create negative impact on Facebook account.

Actually proxies are unknown to Facebook and it may affect the security network. So, it’s better not to use them.

Login with too many devices

Don’t use too many devices – Try to prevent using too many devices for your Facebook account. Previously it was not the case.

It allowed sign in to your account from different devices. But now, security level of Facebook has increased, so avoid multiple devices.

Must Read: How to Deactivate Your Facebook Account Easily in Few Steps


Based on my speculations, I think these are the common issues, Facebook user are facing right now. There is no easy solution from Facebook and some process takes a long time with no result.

Hope this would help any Facebook user to recover from “Temporarily Locked Facebook Account”.

I would do regular update if any changes occur in the future regarding the above issue.

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173 thoughts on “My Facebook Account Temporarily Locked! How to Unlock?”

  1. hi my facebook is temporarily locked, ive tried all the ways to unlock it but cant get past final stages, ive changed password and enter codes fb have sent me, I even did photo identity and it still say temporarily locked, what else can I do……please help x

  2. My Facebook was temporarily locked it caused by phishing. Im trying to recover the account by following the instructions given but sadly its not going through to last step.

  3. good day.when i logged in to my fb account it shows that my account is temporarily locked.i have done perfectly the security checks like identifying pictures of friends, identifying friends that i sent messages for 2 weeks, & sent security code to my phone…still all of these failed.i have done these several times & the results are always the same…it always shows continue or cannot confirm your identity.what should i do now?please help me.thank you.

  4. My facebook account has temporarily blocked on 15th of september 2018 .
    There is a respond that because of some suspicious activities my account has been blocked by facebook . i was using in afternoon but when i logged in at evening so my account was blocked. There is no security process to re log in my account . There is an option to Countinue but i clicked again and again on countinue option but got no repond. There is no email in my yahoo mail and no respond in facebook no security process no verification .
    Can anyone help me to sort this matter .

  5. Hello
    My facebook account is locked under phishing mode. tell me how Can i Get back to my account. I really need to open my account becouse i m doing business by Facebook marketplace and facebook group. Its difficult to me work without facebook.

  6. Hi
    my Facebook account was disable, the ask me to submitte my picture, but when i did they say it was too small, right now i am confuse i don’t know what to do, please any useful information, the worse part of it is that i lost my my sim.

  7. So my account is locked too..however when I click on the ”continue” button to do the security check…nothing happens. It just shows the button loading and then it stops. So I can’t even get to the part where I can start selecting friends for the verification. I can’t get passed the continue button wtfff. Anyone else have this problem and know how to solve it? I’ve waited over 96 hours before logging into my account again. Please help.

  8. My Facebook was temporarily locked it caused by phishing. Im trying to recover the account by following the instructions given but sadly its not going through to last step.

  9. Hello, my account was ”hidden” if I can say that, they logged me off and when I try to log in again, they asking me to change the password, then to revise posting and friend list because some people seems to be out from my frind list, and then appears this message: ”Sorry, something went wrong.
    We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.”
    I can’t thro to the last security step checkpoint. I have changed the password alot when I do all these operations, but in the last step gives me that error… I only know that I posted too many items for sale in Marketpale at once. (and also to other groups). Can it be this the occured problem? Can I have a chance to restore my profile? Why they put my account to ”Hidden” ?Thanks!

  10. First time user . created account and added 3 members of my family as friends. Facebook locked me out. asked me for mobile number and sent a verification code. Let me back in for an hour then locked me out again and asked for a photo. sent the photo yesterday but I am still locked out.
    Decided to create another account with a different E-mail. I added my wife as friend and facebook locked me out

  11. Hi Concerns,

    My Facebook was temporarily locked it caused by phishing. Im trying to recover the account by following the instructions given but sadly its not going through to last step.

  12. My Facebook account is temporarily locked it said something about phishing. I followed the steps logged in, and when it gets to the last where it asks about commerce post, items that I’ve posted over the years for sale, it doesn’t let me passed that part. Please tell me how to get back into my account

  13. Hi Anurag. My facebook account was disabled for about 21days. how can I able to recover it back? I have send many appeals and they do not response at all. I have tried to log in but they reply me,

    Your personal account was temporarily disabled. How long will be I am waiting to log in again? Do I have the chance to recover my account? My other friends said that I will wait for 45 days.

    Thank You Anurag! Godspeed.

    • My fb account have been temporarily lock yesterday. What should I do to recover my account it’s so very important. Help me please… I done the security check but it’s not working.

  14. Hi anurag, I need your help!
    I have the same problem with my ig account! Been temporarily locked out due to suspicious activity and when I click on send security code in order to verify my identity I don’t get anything to my mail address. I’ve seriously tried everything, I’m so frustrated!!

  15. Hi Anurag, thanks for all the information. I got a new phone and was intermediately using fb on two phones. Now the fb app on my phone is asking me to identify my identity. They are sending a 6 digit code to my phone but I’m receiving none. Now my account is temporarily locked since my friend s can’t see me too. Please advise.

  16. Hi there .. I have a serious problem I was locked out of my long term facebook account due to name change I sent them the photo id but the problem is ..they said they would respond by email.. WELL.. my email has changed and I see no way of contacting them in order to change the email I am totally locked out of my account and sigh.. I did not put in a phone number either Can you help me thankyou ..

  17. My facebook page has been disabled for spamming my gofundme in too many groups at once. I have filled out the appeal but I am concerned because I do not have access to my login email since this FB page is almost 10 years old. I have requested that they contact me at my gmail account that I have access too. I really hope they let me back in, let alone message me at the right email address :(

  18. Hi everybody, I had same issue.. FB app on my hp suddenly kicked me out of the app, thus when I tried to login, it asked me to change the password immediately by asking to enter old password and new password.
    I’m really suspicious as it is quite simple asking me to change password just like that.

    I’m very worried that there’s a Trojan or something on my hp, and the hacker tried to hiject my account by asking new password.

    I tried to look for official email of Facebook but couldn’t find it. Anybody know their email, pls share with me.

  19. Hi Anurag

    My account got temporarily blocked about a month ago and I am trying to recover it.

    Facebook ask me to provide original Government issued ID to get them verify my information.

    I have provide them, they check and confirm my identity and send me an email which is below.

    Hi Nabeel,

    Thanks for confirming your identity. We’ve unlocked your account, and you should now be able to login. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

    If you have any problems getting back into your account, please let us know.

    View updates from your Support Inbox:


    Community operations

    After getting this email i tried hard to login but failed with the same error that your account is temporarily locked, please help to verify us by providing your Government issued ID.

    I have provide them more them 25 times my ID and more then 25 Emails i received from Facebook that we have unlocked your account. but in reality its still locked with same error.

    Can you please help on this? as i have already tried below steps.

    I changed my IP.
    I changed many browsers.
    I cleared history,cache and cookies

    Please help me i am now tired.

  20. Hi Anurag,
    I could not login my fb, everytime i login this message
    You Can’t Log In Right Now
    We noticed some suspicious activity on your account that needs to be reviewed. Until then, you won’t be able to access things like your News Feed or messages. Learn More about why your account might be disabled.
    If you can please help me the way to contact with fb

  21. First of all, I want to appreciate you Anurag for providing such an informative post. Many doubts of my are cleared after reading this whole. You followed a manner to detail every topic which is very easy to understand. Sometimes I face typical issues with my Facebook account as well but I try to solve it by my ownself. For me, blogs like this are true support. Thanks!

  22. Hi Anurag,

    My account is having issues. I deactivated it and reactivated it a few times and now when I tried to login from the mobile site I get a message stating you must login first after I put in my email address or phone number and password then hit submit. If I try to login from a computer the screen does nothing and just resets the email and password entry to blank after I hit submit, no messages. I can still log into the app on my phone however, if I try to access any security settings or other options on my account the app closes and then my phone displays a message from Facebook saying it cannot authenticate the account. When I’m logged in in the app I can see what people are posting but I can’t post anything or like anything myself. My friends can still see my account so it’s not like my account is missing or disabled. I’ve cleared the cache on my phone and on the app I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled it and nothing has worked to remedy the situation. I’ve sent Facebook many reports and have not gotten an answer back. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you for your help.

  23. Hi Anurag,

    First of all, Merry Christmas! Now my Christmas is not that merry because it’s been over a week that I have this problem. I would be really happy if you would be able to help me with this. Since more than a week, my account shows the following when I try to log in:

    Your account has been temporarily locked
    We’ve detected suspicious activity on your Facebook account and have temporarily locked it as a security precaution. It’s likely that your account was compromised as a result of entering your password on a website designed to look like Facebook. This type of attack is known as phishing. Learn more in the Help Center. Over the next few steps we’ll walk you through a security check to help secure your account, and let you log back in.

    After I clicked continue to go through the steps to verify, it shows the below:

    Identity not confirmed
    We currently can’t verify your identity. Please try again later.

    I tried changing passwords etc and it still keep coming back to the above.
    Is there any other way to go about this? I know that normally, a recovery process with pictures and security questions is suppposed to come up so that I can verify my identity, but it just does not come up.

    I would really like to have my account back,
    Thank you in advance,

    • Hi Ine,

      You need to clear your cookies as well as IP address. Then, you have to follow the instruction as it is mentioned in the article. You will definitely recover you account.

      Merry Christmas to You


      • How do you “clear your cookies” ???? This same thing has happened to me I’m desperate to get back in, how do I do that

  24. Hi Anurag,
    I am temporary blocked with my facebook account.I have done many steps to access my account but I am unable to do so.Now when I am trying to reset my password using(the account has been compromised link) the two phone nos or using mail id linked to my account,i am receiving the code but when trying to enter the same for verification it is saying that “too many codes generated in short time” and after then tried the same for several times,it shows that I have been temporarily blocked from using that feature.

    So sir can you please guide me what to do to get my account back and I am an original user also all the information provided is all correct.Also shared a govt ID with them.And how much appx time will it take to be in the recovered condition after which I can reset my password using mob no or mail access?


    • Hi,

      You need to wait and try to recover through different medium such as mobile or clear your IP and then try to follow the process which I have listed.


  25. Hi Anurag. My account was temporary disabled/locked due to suspicious activity last sunday. I already sent out 3 photo id and the verification was successful. Email was sent out last monday night, but when i tried to click the link, it says that i’m trying too often. I tried the alternative way and change my password using their code. Same message still shows up. Please help me. I’m sure I haven’t violated any policies in facebook. I already cleared history and cache, tried to open my facebook on a laptop but the same thing still happen. Hope you could help me.

    • Hi, No need to worry much, since you have not violated any of the Facebook policies you will be recovered soon from Facebook. You need to give some time and try after 2-3 days. Cheers!

  26. Hi, my account has been reflected as below when I tried to login since last Thursday night:

    Your account has been temporarily locked
    We’ve detected suspicious activity on your Facebook account and have temporarily locked it as a security precaution.
    It’s likely that your account was compromised as a result of entering your password on a website designed to look like Facebook. This type of attack is known as phishing. Learn more in the Help Center.
    Over the next few steps we’ll walk you through a security check to help secure your account, and let you log back in.

    After I clicked continue to go through the steps to verify, it shows the below:

    Identity not confirmed
    We currently can’t verify your identity. Please try again later.

    I tried changing passwords etc and it still keep coming back to the above.
    Is there any other way to go about this?

    Thank you so much!

    • Hi, First thing you need to do is to verify your identity because as it say it was phishing, it will open when you confirm your identity and other details. Then, you have to wait till you receive a confirm message from Facebook. Have a great day!

    • I experienced this very thing on November 25th and still haven’t regained access to my account. I know that I need to verify my identity, but how do you verify if it gives you no options to do so?

      I tried completing an appeal and sending my Driver’s License, but it wouldn’t accept because my account wasn’t disabled…only temp blocked.

      Help!!! Please.

      • Very same shit happened to me and I swear, ima take Facebook to court lol, but seriously, it’s complete crap. I had a 3 day temporary ban, okay, so I waited, now today the three days were up, so I signed back in and it logged me out and now banned me for 7 days due to a really old post I made that didn’t even go against the standards. I think I’m legitimately never going to be able to get onto my Facebook ever again.

  27. PLEASE, if someone could tell me what I can do. I have only had 1 FB acc. with a name that I go by (im a dancer). I had it disabled, forgot password and was finally in. I started on browser, taking for ever so figured I logged in app on same comp. Now its locked until I submit id. I just want my pics. Do I send them doc with my real name? Also cant remember DOB on FB, because I changed it when my birthday came around so I woulndt b bothered. Am I just completely screwed? Im having a major breakdown.

  28. Hi Anurag,

    My Facebook account has been temporarily suspended because I violated the policies and standard. My own fault, clearly. Even though I don’t agree that what I posted violated any rules, that’s beside the point. It logged me out and made me log back in and told me I’m suspended for 7 days. It then asked me to submit a photo ID, which I did.

    Is there any quicker what to resolve this or do I have to wait the 7 days? My ID matches all my Facebook information so no issues there. I couldn’t find an appeal link. I had been temporarily suspended for 72 hours before but was still able to log in and see my news feed etc.



    • Hi Aaron,

      If it matches everything, no need to worry. You’ll able to recover everything. But, still I can say you read their TOS and policy very carefully before doing anything. Thanks!

  29. My facebook birth year is different because i made it loong time ago when i was little.. but everything else is the same .. i sent a picture of my passport.. but still havent gotten a response.
    Also when i click on “My personal Account was disabled” and i fill in the email and name and such, it says the email does not belong to a disabled account.. which makes no sense because its 100% that email… do you think they deleted my account or soemthing?! I did nothing wrong.. anf my account is sooo important to me…………

      • Imsending a picture of my ID .but i put a different birth year when i made facebook . But my actual birth year is 1999. Would they still accept it???!

        • No, Birth year should be same as per ID proof. Most probably you’ll not get any reply from them because of mismatch ID proof. If they reply, just provide them a genuine reason. Hope this would help!

  30. This is completely ridiculous! Why does Facebook need me to upload personal documentation like my government issued ID to prove it’s me? I was just locked out of my account this morning (I believe it’s because I logged in using a different computer). Now the only way to get back in is to give up more of my personal information?? Even though all the information I have on Facebook currently is completely accurate and I have never had an issue. This is infuriating. This feels like a complete violation on Facebook’s end. How can I resolve this without giving up all these documents??

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  32. Im gutted… just typed my comment and its gone. Facebook locked me out tonight, asking for my mob number. No problem, I went to do that and the page where Im meant to add it keeps flashing on for a second then throwing me out. I cant do anything!! And I cant tell them there’s a glitch… :( Its my real account, not some fake one. Im really frustrated with facebook….

  33. Hi. I already submitted an appeal because my facebook account was temporarily disabled and I believe that facebook blocked/disabled it by mistake (facebook haven’t specified what kind of problem/activity/violation was it)

    After some several days, I recieved an email from facebook about my ID and they say that my ID info doesn’t match my FB profile info. Any other solutions aside from what is said from your topic. Please. A possible solution. I’ve been desperate on searching ways to recover my account in any way.

    • Hi Angelito, Sorry to say, if your identity doesn’t match then you can’t recover your Facebook account. It was utmost necessary that your account should be well protected with your identity and this is one of the foremost filtration by Facebook.

  34. Hello Sir,
    My Facebook account has got locked. I think somebody has reported about me as a fake id. But I have given real information about me on Facebook. It’s just been a week that I have opened this account.
    When I tried to login, it said complete a security check. I was asked to select a option. There was only one option – Identify photos of friends (hourly limit exceeded).
    The option is not getting selected. what is meant by hourly limit exceeded?
    Then I selected – I am having trouble with this step. Soon the confirmation page opened and I was asked to give a government id proof. I uploaded my domicile certificate in which my real name and birth date was clearly mentioned. But no reply came. Should I upload a Xerox of my driving license?
    What should I do? please help me to recover my account. I don’t want to lose it.

    • Hi Gauri,

      If you have uploaded the exact document what actually needed then you need not to worry about it. Once it get verified, you’ll receive an email from Facebook to activate an account. One more thing, if your account get reported then this is one of the least criteria to get banned from Facebook, until and unless you’ve disobeyed their terms and condition.

  35. I need help. It is just in a snap, my facebook account suddenly logged out on it own, saying “expiring-of-licence” and such. When I tried to logged in again. Facebook would accept it saying “we-need-to-verify-somethings” and such “fill-up-the-following” like for example “your name” “birthdate” and “valid i.d.” and worst i only have 14 days tos settle this requirements. There are lots of questions running in my mind. What happend? Why it happened? Who can help me?

    Please help me!! Please! I know i can make again another account but you now, the memories.

    Please do help me.

    • Hi Kyla,

      This type of message is not generated by Facebook instead due to malware and virus. Beware of it, and don’t fill the details. This whole process shows the installed malware trying to hack your Facebook account. I think you should first clean your devices with anti-virus and anti-malware software. Remove cookies and history and finally clean your registry using one of the recommended software Ccleaner. Thanks

  36. I am temporarily disabled due to suspicious activity. Suddenly. I got to the screen where I had three options for Facebook to recognize me.

    (1) they would text a code to my cell phone. Problem is, that cell phone number is obsolete. I tried to get it back thru Verizon but I no longer own the number.
    (2) recognize pictures of friends. I have 1300 ‘friends’, 90% of whom I don’t know. I am an author and have a nice following on facebook, but I could only recognize one out of ten.
    (3) state the city where my mom was born. NO PROBLEM, I’ll just type that right in there. Evidently, Facebook refused to believe me and said I was wrong.

    It’s been about 24 hours and I’m still disabled; I’ll wait another 72 and try again, but I’ll still have the same problems with those questions. What do I do? There is NO human recourse on Facebook – a major problem that I never realized before. Please help.

    BTW, this began when I was reading an article in the Washington Post and wanted to post it to my FB page. I hit the button and that was it.

  37. hi, im kishore
    My facebook account was blocked and it is showing as
    “Your account has been temporarily locked
    We’ve detected suspicious activity on your Facebook account and have temporarily locked it as a security precaution.
    It’s likely that your account was compromised as a result of entering your password on a website designed to look like Facebook. This type of attack is known as phishing. Learn more in the Help Center.
    Over the next few steps we’ll walk you through a security check to help secure your account, and let you log back in.”

    After clicking on continue enter text below it asks. After that it is asking date of birth, but i forgotten which date i have given while creating. So please help me. Thank u in advance

    • Hi, You need to enter your security credential to get unlocked from Facebook. Moreover you can do speculation to just bypass the security check. Thanks

  38. Hi.
    My account is temporarily blocked

    If i open my account Always ask
    to identify the photo you have
    taged but i don’t know my all friend
    photo !

    But I can finish the all photos !

    but always this question is repeated
    when i log into my Fb Account
    and please help me

    how can i know who reported on
    my fb account !

    ——#Reply me please !

  39. Hi sir..
    Few days back i forgot my fb passwrd..
    aftr the security ques answering.. they said i can log in aftr 24 hours.. bt frm dat day till now.. i cannot log in my account.. as it was temporarily blocked..
    though they daily give me a notification dat login to see what ur friends are sharing.. bt whenever i log in.. i cannot starr my account back.. plss help.. ?

  40. Hi . I did a password reset through my phone and i got a answer from fb team for verifications . But my fb id last name is a nickname not a real name . My first name is is real in FB which is stated On my ID . Which ive snapped a picture of both of my ID and send it to FB . When i try to log in it says ” unfortunately you wont be able to access while we are reviewing these additional documents . . We will get back to you as soon as we can . Can you pls advise me dear admin . Thank you .

  41. Hi
    I too got the message “We’ve locked your account because someone recently tried to log in from an unfamiliar location. Please help us confirm that it was you who tried to log in.”
    But my problem is that I never get further than to the renewing of my password and when I press continue, it all goes white. Sometimes I don’t even get to the password-site before it goes all white.
    And this happens on all my devices (Computer, iphone and ipad). Have used different browsers and deleted caches but nothing works.
    Do you have any idea what I can do?

  42. My account was locked because I logged in from a different IP and now I cant access it. I reset the password, recovered account, etc. Nothing works. I have tried to login numerous times from different devices, browsers, private windows, etc. Every time I login, I see the message that my account is locked and I am asked to confirm the suspicious login attempt. I click to say yes I recognize the login attempt and then get an error message. After I click yes, I receive this message “The FB page isn’t working
    FB is currently unable to handle this request. 500″

    My account is stuck in an endless loop and I can not get past the error. Have you seen something like this before?

    • Hi, “500 internal server error” indicate that the link is inaccessible. It means that link has been changed or modified. So, now you need to clear the cache, cookies, and history and start with the fresh browser. You also need to switch off and on the internet network and then continue browsing. You’ll definitely able to get rid of the error.

  43. Hi,

    Yesterday I was browsing the internet using Epic Privacy browser with Proxy enabled. I also logged into my FB account using that browser. And since I was behind a proxy, my location got reported as Unknown location and my account was temporarily blocked.
    On trying to login again, I was showed the temporary blocked message with options to unblock which were :
    1) Security code sent to mobile
    2) Answering the security question
    3) Identifying friends.

    After choosing any of the options and answering successfully, I was redirected to a page with a map of the location of the suspicious login. It had 2 options :

    a) This was Me
    b) This wasn’t me

    On selecting the second option it asked me to change the password and submit.

    Regardless of which option i choose, a or b, I get a blank page with Error 500 and I am unable to unblock my account.

    I tried to find solutions for this online but could not find any solutions for this error 500 (server error) anywhere. I have raised a issue with facebook regrading this with screenshot. i was then asked for a govt. ID which I have provided.

    Please help me as how I can get my account unblocked and resolve this 500 Error.A

  44. Hello,

    I think I have been locked/blocked from facebook, but I don’t know why. They never asked me to secure my account by using friends photo’s and they never asked me for my ID or something. I don’t think I secured my account with my phone number, could be my old one. My e-mail is okay though. Whenever I try to log in I get redirected to page:500 Internal Server Error. I can log in on other accounts (friends). I’ve had one other account, without any friends though, because I wanted to switch but I never did. I just deactivated that one, just in case. When I try to log in on my phone a blank page pops up. This is really frustrating, I just want to get to my personal information and photo’s. I don’t think I violated the facebook rules and I have always marked ‘this is me’ whenever I logged in on a new device/cleared my history. I browse privately on my iPhone and delete my history on my laptop frequently. I did accidentally log in to facebook when on a proxy, but after that I could log in and secure my account, which I did. However, couple of minutes later I couldn’t log in anymore. I didn’t get any e-mail about this log in, though. I changed my password 2 times, which works, but when it logs in the blank page still appears. I don’t know what to do?! Help please!
    I wish facebook had some sort of contact form. I tried emailing to disabled(at) but got a response that they don’t use the e-mail contact form anymore. Oh, and I alsof filled in the disabled account page as listed above but it says my account hasn’t been disabled..
    The account hasn’t been deleted cause it’s still in my friends list.
    Will I ever get back to my account? What can I do?

    • Hi, “500 internal server error” indicate that the link is inaccessible. It means that link has been changed or modified. So, now you need to clear the cache, cookies, and history and start with the fresh browser. You also need to switch off and on the internet network and then continue browsing. You’ll definitely able to get rid of the error.

  45. hi anurag my account was blocked 13 days back…they asked for my ids which i have provided and they confirmed on email that your id has been veified and account is now unblocked but whenever i login i receive a message like this

    Thank You
    We’ll get in touch with you at the email address you provided after we’ve reviewed your ID. You will now be logged out of Facebook.
    Log Out

    i send message in support box and they close my case without any reply. i am worried now would i ever be able to access my account…can u plz help me what to do for unblocking??????

  46. Hello sir, I have read your article in a state of utmost confusion and panic.
    My facebook account got Locked by Facebook just yesterday. I had recieved an Email in the morning regarding someone who tried to access my account by answering all the security questions and then trying to change my email to some other. Unfortunately before I could read the email and take some security measures my account got locked. As it had never happened to me before, I automatically went for any identification process the facebook demanded from me.
    According to the procedure I was suppose to send them a picture of My legal ID card etc which I did.
    And by your article I even got the point that the response may take sometime.
    But during all this, I in the state of panic tried too many times and they continued sending me codes until they stopped doing so saying that I had tried too many times. Plus, during all this time they kept on notifying me for the changed password. I guess my password got changed thrice as per my trials. But none of them works as they either say the password is old or the whole security check process restarts. While on the other hand facebook is still considering my security check and my confirmation is being done. The first time I sent them an email with the picture, they replied and said its difficult to identify the name so resend a clearer picture.
    Please tell me would my too many trials affect the confirmation process. And what about the passwords that have been changed all along the process. Please help me sir…

  47. Hi :)
    My FB account was reported earlier. I guess. Cause when I opened in my mobile phone the logo of session expire suddenly popped out from nowhere it asked me to log in again wich I did then the reply was they are reviewing some of the documents etc. But, I didn’t give any ID photo. Is there still a chance that I can recover my account?

    • Hi, If they found out some missing docs, they will definitely contact you. Once they find account as genuine, your Facebook account will be recovered.

  48. Hi. My account was locked so I submitted my I’d and in few days I got mail that your account is unlocked but I m not able to log in. When I try to log in it shows that thank u for submitting I’d we will get in touch via email

    • Hi Aman, Congrats for your unlocked Facebook account. You can try with different browser or internet network. It’ll show your account.

  49. Hi Anurag, I hope you will be able to help me.

    For 3 days now I’ve been stressed fighting with FB.

    I hired someone from the Philippines to try & get me the vanity name for my company name. People hire people from all over the world to do SM work for them, how is this ANY different?

    I gave him the wrong p/w by accident & instead of just telling me, he did something stupid by requesting the p/w be changed.

    The next day I went to log in when he told me he couldn’t get in, I don’t even know if the right p/w was entered in or what, because the next thing I know, my business page is now locked.

    They said to write to them via e-mail so I did & NOW they won’t unlock my account.

    I gave them my personal ID & that’s not enough for them, they want articles of inc. business registration, utility bills in my company name NONE of which I have because I’ve never registered the biz offline before, I only have the domain registration.

    You show me how many online businesses register their company name offline unless they grow to be very big.

    They keep arguing with me & I’ve had it upto here.

    And yes I was logging with the same computer, but maybe my IP address changed. It’s NOT unusual for someone’s IP address to change on their modem, almost no one has a static IP address.

    Even if it’s because of this Filipino, I sent them my ID. I wasn’t asked ANY security questions, they just demanded all this paperwork as if they are the gov’t or something.

    They keep sending me the same generic messages, won’t let me speak to a manager, nothing. I feel like I’m dealing with little children.

    Thank you

    • Hi Michelle,

      I suggest you to go through security check and provide them with the relevant document as listed by them. Their is always an alternative to every document. I want you to go through the link which is provided in the article to find the relevant document with is available with you. I believe if their would be no fault from your side, your Facebook page will get reopened without any doubt.
      I think you need not to worry, be patience and wait for their action. If they doesn’t found any suspicious activity they will unlock the business page soon. It may take some time from Facebook side to understand the situation. I found out so many cases like this and believe me they got recovered within a week or two.

  50. Yesterday I was uploading some music videos to share with my friends. There were notifications that I was infringing on copyright guidelines. But there was no warning that my account would be blocked if I did not stop this. So I continued to upload music thinking that if I I inadvertently to infringe again, I will again get similar notification and nothing more will happen. Then suddenly I got the notification that my account has been temporarily blocked because of repeated copyright violations. Now how to get the account unlocked?

    • Hi Suriya, Copyright violation is one of the strict guidelines of Facebook. Now in-order to open your Facebook account, you’ve to identify yourself by following the link in the article and dropped a message like you’ve mistakenly violated the Facebook guidelines which won’t be repeated again in future. Thanks!

  51. Wow! Great post! I have heard of people getting locked in “Facebook Jail” but have never experienced it. These tips definitely help to prevent me (or anyone else) from getting locked up! Thanks for the post!

  52. Hi, my account is locked for security reasons.. I sell sarees online and I sent friend request to many people who are interested in similar pages like mine.
    My business page is active but personal page is locked. I am the only admin for my business page and could not acess my page now. Have submitted my passport copy. Will my account be unlocked

    • Hi Rajeswari, Your account will get recovered but you’ve violated the Facebook terms and conditions. Sending a friend request to unknown person is against the T&C of Facebook.

  53. Hi. Last night I clicked on a story to share while using Facebook on Safari. I use an ipad and have the. FB app as well. Yesterday I updated my ipad to the latest update to ios 9, and got a message flash up during the share that My account was temporarily locked due to someone trying to log in from a different device – now that was me using the same device I normally use, and the app had session expired on it.

    Only other thing could be is that when I clicked on the share button on the page it may have spooked FB, when you click a share button on a webpage, can this cause problems, how does the software behind how sharing sharing buttons work, and can webpages access your account via other devices via the share button.

    Luckily I got back in ok using my security question, but this is a pain. Facebook locked my account, telling me I was using another device when I wasn’t!!


  54. I’m in need of your help,i was browsing when almost suddenly my account logged out saying logging session something,then it said my account is temporarily locked and i think i know why its because i have been adding too much friends and its been locked please help me and i was told to upload govt id card which i don’t have except my voter card please help me how to go about it?

    • Hi,

      Please read the instruction on the article, what all document needed to verify your Facebook account. In case, if you’re not fulfilling the criteria than it would be tough to get the positive feedback from FB. As I can see, you’ve violated the Facebook terms and condition, which I’ve clearly mentioned on my article.

  55. Hey Anurag, how are you?

    My name is Ezio Jemma and i’m from Brazil. Two days ago (november 28) I went to a concert and there was a place (some kind of toten or TV) where you could take a picture and post it on Facebook.

    I took a picture of my friends and logged into my Facebook. I logged out right after taking the picture.

    When i got home, my Facebook account was blocked. I did the security confirmation by recognizing my friends and by receiving a code on my cellphone. I seems like it would work, but when I clicked on “continue”, there was a page error. Its been almost two days and still happens the same thing.

    Can you help me? I just read on foruns that maybe i need to wait for 96 hours. Is that true? I really need to recover my access.

    The message that appears is:

    “Your Account is Temporarily Locked
    We’ve detected suspicious activity on your Facebook account and have temporarily locked it as a security precaution.
    It’s likely that your account was compromised as a result of entering your password on a website designed to look like Facebook. This type of attack is known as phishing. Learn more in the Help Center.
    Over the next few steps we’ll walk you through a security check to help secure your account, and let you log back in.”

    I did the steps but it didnt work

    Thank you so much! I’m desperate!

    • Hi Ezio,

      I think this the case of phishing, you need to clear the cache of your browser and login again with your Facebook credential. If still doesn’t resolve, go for security check.


  56. Hi,
    I got a message from facebook 5 days ago that my account is temporarily locked and i have to submit a govt id proof or 2 other proofs with my photo and date of birth matching to my Facebook profile details.

    This facebook profile is Fabric e Studio and i have 2 pages i.e. fabric estudio and fabrics & borders. I created a separate profile for business purpose as i wanted my business profile and pages to be separate from my individual profile.

    Obviously i do not have any id proof for my business profile. I submitted my personal id proof and informed them that this is a business profile. I have used their adverts on several ocassions and at that time why did they not verify or object it. They get back to me with this standard reply – It looks like your timeline doesnt represent you as an individual person. As a result we have determined that your timeline should be converted to a facebook page. Don’t worry we will help you convert your timeline into a page the next time you login.

    When i try to login the next time i again cannot login and get same message that account is temporarily locked and submit id proof for identity.

    What will happen next? I have never spammed anyone. How will i convert it to a page when i cant login at all?

    Please help. I have addresses of all my clients in my inbox and have 55000 inr worth orders pending to be sent :(.

    Please please reply

    • You’ve violated Facebook norms by opening business profile; profile always should be personal. For business, Facebook already given an option of Facebook page. As you’ve mentioned you’ve submitted your ID proof, but Facebook do match your current identity with your profile; so now you need to hope for the best.

  57. Hi, I’ve sent my ID passport and I am waiting for their response. My problem I have gotten is that my email which I have provided does not longer exist after 12 months locked, and there is no way I may get their reply. I only have the Gmail one or the yahoo mail which I registered.

    Is there another way I may get their reply? Quite frustrating because I can’t get the Facebook notification and there’s no way to contact them. I need help please. It has passed 3 days now and am still locked out. I tried still doesn’t lemme. I need your answer thanks!

  58. Hi good evening, I have been locked Facebook on Sunday last week when I was just sharing about my religion belief and kind of preaching and, suddenly I got several spams by the Facebook users. I was reported for infringing the terms and policies and then I was reported for fake account which is the same account am use to now and before, perhaps my profile picture was unseen but still with the image of sky.

    I just noticed that it happened the next day when I woke up with 4 notifications, and I was seeking for help how is gonna be unlocked. I don’t think I did something bad but, and today is Monday so I still have to wait for 2 days more. I was quite disappointed because I don’t feel like I did something wrong to them.

    It happened when I shared my page to promote and, nothing just happened that I posted messages that annoyed some different believers. I do not know if am gonna be permanently locked because of violating or whatever case it seems absurd. I still feel no guilty of what I did and I don’t think I have to apologise for that. I just want to know how Facebook is gonna be unlocked. After 92 hours if then is not unlocked, what is the next?

    I am ready to send my passport to the Facebook if they require my identity. If after a week is not unlocked, what’s next gonna happen to my account?

    Thanks for your response. Thanks!

    • You’ve violated the Facebook policies by sharing the religious sentiment. I think you should read Facebook terms and condition which I’ve listed on my article and follow the method to get unlocked from Facebook. Thanks!

  59. Hi,

    This is pretty long. Pls bear with me as I am desperately looking out for help.

    My facebook account was locked couple of weeks back.
    I had a created an account for my business page.
    I created it like a normal account and created my page under it. Both my profile name and page name are the same.
    I was not aware that business page can be created without actually creating a profile.
    Though I got multiple friend request I did not accept as I was always wanted it to be a business account.

    I was sending a message to a customer when suddenly my account got locked. It said “temporarily locked due to security reasons”.

    I was asked to verify with an Id Proof. Which I did immediately and I also got a response pretty fast say with in 2hrs saying my timeline did not look like an individuals but rather like a business page and next time when I log in I will be guided to convert into a business page.

    I waited for a day to log in. It still did not allow. I reopened the issue using support inbox.
    I was asked to provide my proof again as they were not sure if it was my account. I submitted my id’s and highlighted that it was an account created for business with business name.
    I got a response with the same message when you login next we will help you to convert it into a business account.
    It is almost a week and I am still unable to login.
    There are few things which I feel I have made a mistake. I had joined close to 20 groups to promote my business. When ever I posted something on my page I used to share it in those groups.
    I was promoting my page myself and did not use FB’s promotions. Is this called as spamming?

    Now I am stuck.The page likes are increasing for my business page on a daily basis and I am get notification on my email account and I just cannot respond.

    I cleared history and tried on other browsers and I still get the message temporarily locked.

    I really do not know what to do now. I see so many people successfully doing business on FB but I am not sure is it the right medium.

    What should be my next steps?
    Pls help.


    • Hi kush,

      Posting in different group and joining to different group is not a spamming. But, I think sending a message continuously to a person, who are attach with you are count as spam. May be this would have occurred due to large number of message to an unknown person. I think this would help!

  60. I have a similar, yet different problem with FaceBook. When I load FB, I only see a completely white screen. No FB logo, no home screen, no anything! It happens on whatever device I use (my computer or phone). My children using the same devices can load and log into their accounts. I can’t even contact FB for help, because when I try to load anything beginning with, I get the same white screen.
    I did manage to get to the link you provided above for FB desktop help. When I tried to submit, I got a message that said my account had not been deactivated.

    Have you ever heard of my problem?

    • Hi Lidia,

      It’s totally a different problem. I would suggest you to clear your cache on your devices and then temporary file. After that, try to login again on your fresh browser. I think this problem will never come again. Thanks!

  61. Hi,
    Can you please let me know that can Facebook team detect/identify/ doubt any account to be fake (having all data fake; name, d/o/b, location etc) and lock it temporarily for security reasons “Or” an account is reported by masses and then blocked? In simple words is it must that an account be reported by people as fake to be blocked or Facebook team can identify some account fake and block it?

    • Hi,

      Facebook algorithm is very advantage, so to detect a fake account is very easy for them. They doesn’t need any agreement from masses. Though reporting may help in speed up their process. Thanks!

  62. I was locked out of my fb account because someone they thought hacked me, and if I would have not been so upset at the time I would have read the instruction more carefully. I submitted my license, but I could have also logged into the device (our laptop) that afternoon to prove my identity, will I went over the instructions about 20 times and finally I saw the answer, I logged into our laptop and went to my fb account and put in my new password and it asked me a few questions I would only know and bam I was back into my account it seconds, so if any of you were locked into your phone or a laptop or different devices that you don’t always log in on.. go back and read the instruction about logging into a device you were logged into on a certain day and time, and then login on that device. Hope this helps someone.

  63. My wife is having a nightmare. She has a middle nickname which is short for her birth middle name, it’s what she’s known as. On trying to change her password Facebook all of a sudden insisted on proof of Id.
    She’s sent government id UK, bank cards, statement etc but of course these all have Catherine not Kitty (her Facebook middle name)she’s already explained they can change it if they want etc.
    She gets responses daily but they just close the case, no explanation Just case closed.
    Never got an option to do any other form of verification.
    She’s in tears worried about losing all her photos and friends.

  64. I am having trouble getting into my account. I haven’t gotten any warning or anything like that and can’t think of anything I’ve done that goes against the community standards. I am not able to log into my account from ANY laptop. I enter in my info and then a blank screen comes up. However, I am able to log into my daughter’s account without problem. I tried clearing my cache. I’ve changed my pw twice, but the only way anything will even pop up for fb is when I use incognito…otherwise, I just get a blank screen with nowhere to log in at. I am able to access my account from my phone. I’ve emailed fb three times and haven’t gotten a response and it’s been a couple days. I’ve asked people if they’ve had this problem but nobody has ever experienced it. Do you have any ideas what is going on and how to fix this?

    • Hi Densise,

      If you able to login to your account (other than laptop), try to change the security feature. It may possible that you have login to your device after very long time. May be this would be the temporary issue, which will get resolved automatically. Thanks for your concern

  65. Dear Anurag,

    thank you for your patient comments to the frustrated facebook users.

    I have a similar problem that was discussed here. About three years ago, I created a facebook Page for my blog (now about 17 k followers). I didn’t want my personal account to be connected to it in any way so I created another account used solely for the page administration. The name of the account was the name of the blog, i.e. not my real name.
    Now my account got locked (no reason given), I was asked to provide ID which I did, but of course, as mentioned earlier, it doesn’t match the name of the account. After a day or so I received an answer saying they are unable to give me access to my account or continue with my request as the name etc. doesn’t match the name on the account. Of course I’ve tried to reach them in several ways and explain my situation, but as you probably know, it is quite impossible to contact a real person in facebook. In the same email, they asked me to attach an ID to the reply (again), which I did again (with explanation), but got no answer and I don’t even know if it was delivered as I got some weird delivery message afterwards.
    Anyways I have no other ways to claim back my account (I wasn’t asked to confirm friends, phone number, etc.) and I have no idea what to do now. Should I start a new page right away? Or should I wait few more days if *something* (a miracle perhaps) happens? What if I don’t get any answer ever, will my page (with the only admin account locked out) just be hanging there forever? Can I somehow close it down so that I can use the name again for a new fb account? And what about the account? Will it be locked forever or will it get disabled after a while? (If it did, I could at least fill in the appeal for disabled pages, but there is no such thing for locked accounts)
    I know I shouldn’t have used the “fake” name (now), but it is all very frustrating :(.
    Please let me know whether you think there is still a chance and if not, what to do about the “dead” page.

    Best regards


    • Hi Pura,

      I will suggest you to reopen your account, but always with a real name and details. The reason behind is that if in case your account got locked, you can open it without worrying. Fake account is not beneficial in any way. If Facebook found your account non-spammy, it may possible you will regain access to your account. But, still, it’s not a secure way of continuing your account. You can even transfer your fan following to your new account of it’s own or by contacting to Facebook (which I will discuss in detail in my new article).

      Thanks for contacting!

  66. Frustrated Here,

    I was locked out of Facebook account about a month ago,yes a month.I tired three times to send them my forms of I.D,however,I have not gotten an email back from them after they say thank you for sending your I.D…..will get back to you at email provided. Still a month later and nothing,now when I try to do the whole I.D thing again it wont let me.

    As shown on screen.

    For security reasons you account is temporarily locked.
    If this Account reflects your real name and personal information,please help us verify it.

    So I click the continue button thinking I will have to do the I.D stuff and nope,It brings me to this.

    Thank You.
    We’ll get in touch with you at the email address you provided after we review you I.D.You will now be logged out of Facebook.
    Thank you.

    So it won’t even let me try to send my I.D in anymore,I am so mad after a month of waiting and trying to email them I am at my wits end,please help!!

    Signed,Frustrated over Facebook

    • Hi Nicollette,

      There would be two possible case:

      1) You would have tried creating multiple fake Facebook account with the same IP address. In that case, you real one would got trap with the fake one.
      2) Some mismatch occurred with the given ID information, so you’ll never get a positive feedback in return.

  67. A few days ago I tried logging into my account and it stated that my password was changed last Friday, I never changed it. I tried recovering it, I went through ALL of the steps. My current email is not valid but my phone number is. I tried sending a code to my phone, nothing. I did the security question, I know I put in the correct answer, says it is invalid. I even did the 3 friends to help verify you, again nothing. They never received a code for me to put in. I also locked my account in case someone tried logging in to spam me. I know I have to wait a few days for it to be unlocked but since my recover password information is not working, what else could I do. I have tried EVERYTHING. Even contacting facebook. I just really want my pictures back, Any suggestions

      • Hlo sirr…
        I am Navpreet Kaur..
        few days back i forgot my passwrd of facebook account.. I tried to recover it.. bt the email is to which my account was connected is no longer wrking.. i mean m not using it.. n i forgot the passwrd of dat id also.. ?
        then facebook asked me for my security ques.. n i gave a correct answer..
        they said thaylt ur verification is done.. n asked me to open my account affter 24 hours.. i opened it bt they said that for security reasons ur account is temparorily blocked..
        i didnt opn my facebook for 2 days.. bt still its blocked.. when wver i try to log in to my account they use to say it is temparorily blocked..
        what can i do now.. plss help..

        • Hi Navpreet, Try another browser or clear the cache, cookies and history of your web browser. You’ll able to login again. Thanks

  68. Hi,

    I created an account which was in the name of my business. The profile was created to link and launch our business page. The problem is at 2 levels:

    1) I got warnings from FB for over using sending friends request and messages and I my account is temporarily locked.
    2) The personal info that I used while creating the account were imaginary and does not match with my ID, although I have uploaded the same. After uploading my ID, on hitting enter, my page goes blank with no message.

    I have put in a lot of effort in creating a community on the page. I will be devastated if it goes in drain. Please suggest a solution!

    • Hi Smita,
      It’s a very typical situation. Using fake Facebook account is against Facebook terms and condition. If you still want to get back, try to validate through your phone number or by identifying friends.

  69. hi, we have a fan page facebook account. my problem is, our page is now temporary locked. i dont know how to resolve, they want us to figure out people based on our friends, the problem is i dont know all of these people since it was a fan page and not a personal facebook page. how to resolve this matter?


  70. I created a Facebook account I don’t want to put my real name that’s why I change my name on fb and only added one frnd but within a day my account is temporarily locked they want to verify my I’d I edited my voter I’d name and try to upload that but at last an error occurred server not found I just want to log in fr one time so tht i can permanently deactivate my Facebook id plssssss help me

  71. HI iam sky shine..! please don’t think my name is fake …its real… facebook also have been locked temprarilly according to the name confirmation…! please find a solution……! :'(

  72. Hi, my facebook account was disabled on August 2014, because I was under 13 years old. In February 2015 I turned 13 years. I want to bring back that account because I’ve some important photos there and some pages I owned! When I try to log in with email addres and password I’ve had. It’s not impossible. Can you tell me any method how to bring back it? Please reply to me. Thank You :)

    • Hi Qesara,

      Please provide your ID proof to unlock your account. Remember it should contain date of birth, photo and actual name. Any mismatch would turn to failure to authorise

  73. Hello
    My Facebook Account Was Temporary Locked Because Of Using Multiple Devices. Now Facebook Team Need Government Id Or School Id Etc. . I Have Id But The Problem Is That My Facebook Account By The Name Of My Nick Name(my Home Name) . But On Id My Name(document Name) Differ From Fb Account But My Picture And Date Of Birth Are Same As On Facebook Account.
    What I Do Now I Have Id But Name Differs .
    Plz Help Me
    Plz Rply As Soon As Possible


    • Hi Gaurav,

      Name is foremost necessary to match your profile. If possible, you can try to verify your profile with other security measures, else in last go for option 1 in an article to unlock your Facebook account. If Facebook consider other detail to be true (except nickname), then may it get reopen.

  74. Hello, my account got locked a few hours ago and they asked me to change my name and upload my ID, which I immediately did. (I was not using my real name so it is understandable, I changed it to my real name and attached the photos of my ID.) Shortly after that, I got an e-mail saying I have to reply to the e-mail stating my authentic name in order to reopen my account. They say they will reopen it once they know my authentic name. I followed this instruction as well. I want to know what’s going to happen now, because I don’t want to lose the pages I own and the photos I’ve shared on there. Will they open my account, and how long will it take? I don’t want to wait for a good news for weeks.. Thank you so much.

    • Hi Colin,

      Facebook is getting strict day by day. If their would be no mismatch, you’ll soon receive positive reply from Facebook. Well, process is concern, it may take a week.

  75. I have also same problem.My account gets temporarily locked for security reason . I have uploaded my government issued certificate but don’t get logged into my account.. What should i do please help me ..

  76. I have also same problem.My account gets temporarily locked for security reason . I have uploaded my government issued certificate but don’t get logged into my account.. What should i do please help me ..

  77. recently my Facebook id was blocked and they wanted my Govt ID… so I uploaded the documents and after a while I got a reply that they could not verify it cuz it was not properly uploaded as the instructions were given and they told to resend the documents and I provided those as per the instructions…after that I got reply from facebook notifying about my Facebook notifications and they provided a link to open Facebook and another link to check the notifications…when I tried those links that said log in first… so I logged in but the id is still locked… it said thanks for the providing the documents and they would reach out for me if they need further documentation…and I still can not open my account… this is getting so pathetic now…what can I do now?

    • Hi Juliet,

      Please have patience, it takes time from Facebook to reply. You definitely able to unlock your Facebook account

  78. Plz help me to open my account that is temporary locked .admin is asking to upload govt id. Im trying to do so but i cant upload my pic.

    • Hi Abhimanyu,

      Please go through the comment, I already described in detail about how to upload your gov ID to Facebook

  79. Hey dear,
    I think someone repoted me as spam and my facebook account has been locked and its asking me for my govt issued id and I upload my dl But after that I can’t access my account what to do please help me.

  80. please helpme my facebook account is temperarly locked help me to unlock it.because it is really frustrating

  81. I am apparently locked out of my account on Facebook but I’ve received nothing telling me that I am but still I can’t get into my account. First it said that my password was wrong but I knew it was right but went ahead and changed it anyway. Once I did that it said that I need to contact my 3 trusted friends to get codes because I no longer have access to the phone number Facebook has. So I contacted the friends, they went to the recover site, got the codes and called me with them. I put them in and clicked on continue and then it told me the site was having problems and they would be working on it. That was 2 days ago. Then I cleaned out my cache and my cookies. It now comes up as “It looks as if you have never used this browser before, please enter the code sent to your cell.” UNQUOTE I never got a code because my number changed as well s my carrier. I couldn’t report it to Facebook because by the time I got home I was locked out. I can’t send a photo of my I.D. because I don’t have a printer or a scanner. I’m disabled and can’t get out doors to a library or such. I do know that my daughter in law who has multiple accounts with Facebook turned me in for something after a huge family argument. I used a lap top at her house 2 weeks ago, after I came home she got into my account and copied and pasted all my private messages and sent them to other members of our family. I right away blocked her and all her other profiles, including her whole family and mutual friends. I’ve done nothing to her yet she reports something that is in no way true and I get locked out of my account. I need your help please… Sincerely, Marlene

    • Hi Marlene,
      It’s long story, though I understand you tried every method to get unlocked from Facebook, but still I insist you to go through two method. One is getting a code once again and another one by sending your I.D card for verification. If you carry smart phone, you can directly take a photo of your ID card and send it for verification. If you don’t have registered mobile number, still you can recover from above two method. After that, give some time to Facebook to take some action. I know you will get your account back. Once you get back, follow the security measures to protect your Facebook account from bad guys. You need any other assistant, do drop me a message through contact us tab

  82. Hello Friend, its been 4 hours since my facebook account is being disabled. I was using it when suddently its log out automatically and then asked me to verify my name. But my name was real and perfect. Still i wrote it and send my ID card + Passport. Am still waiting for a response. What will happen now? Please help me. I don’t want to lose this profile of mine, cause its very precious. How many days will it take Sir?

      • Thanks a lot bro.

        I got some friend who waited for nearly 3 months to get back their account as their name was fake on facebook. Why is it so? O.o

        I fear i may not be in the same state :(

  83. I Am New To Facebook And Unknowingly Randomly Sent A Large Amount Of Friend Requests Continuously . I Don’t Know Anything In The Facebook As I Joined Since 2015 April Only . When I Typed My Number And Password Means It Shows That My Account Is Temporarily Locked . I Don’t Know What To Do Whether This Problem Can Be Solved Or I Have To Create A New Facebook Id Please Help Me To Solve This Problem.

    • Hi Padmamohan,
      Sending a large amount of friend request to unknown person is not up to the term and condition of Facebook. To get unlock from Facebook, you have to identify yourself. If you are using FAKE profile, then recovery is close to impossible.

  84. I don’t have any digital copy of any of my IDs as I don’t have any IDs at all…So will my account get unlocked or not…I have my cell phone no added in my facbook ID but option for verification through cell no is not appearing there….
    Would it get unlocked after some days or never get unlocked…???

    • Your Facebook account get locked can have two possibilities. One it would be due to FAKE profile or due to some other means which I have clearly specified in the article. While to unlock your Facebook account, it require identification. Identification can be done in so many ways, it may be through Govt ID, Phone no, Identification of your friend etc. So, to question to get unlock Facebook without any identification is useless. Though, if it appear some unusual thing, it will get opened within 2-3 days.

      • I have added my cell phone there…But they are still asking to upload the digital copy of my identification…which I don’t have…and they are not asking about any other way of verification like identification of my friends which i can…or recognition of their friends which i can also do…or verification through cell phone…Why they are just asking only one way of verification…which I can’t do in any damn way…:(
        My actual question is why they are asking about verification only through one way…:/

      • I want to know How can I verify my account through other options ( Instead of uploading digital copy of my ID ) as none of them appeared…
        The reason why my account got locked is I think I have posted same post in more than 30 groups…That’s why facebook locked me…

          • My account has been locked for about 7 days , as of today .
            I have NO idea why this happened …the only folks on my facebook page are family ..three aunts and some cousins and three friends ..
            There was person who was not on my list that came in and started a post on non relgious picture etc ..i asked him to leave me alone that folks can choose whether they believe of not ..he came back the day I got locked and had a nasty post i went up and blocked him as I did not want my family to see it ..Then i was locked out ..I think he did something or said something and that is why this happened ..i am new to facebook so don’t know all the ins and outs but he did something I had not ..My e-mail is real ..i am real but my birthday should say 11 June but when it put it in it went to 30 ..i tried to change it following the info but I could not do so ..I am a counsellor and not a techie so all this is new to me ..
            I have a landline but not a cell and have no way of uploading anything ..the phone number is mine under my name …can I use this and a few names on my list of friends on facebook to attest to who I am ?please help

          • Hi Donna,

            Adding an unknown person, may hamper your Facebook account. You need to follow the security measure very strictly. I have updated lots of new thing in my article which will help you to resolve the issue. Kindly follow the ID submission and verification method which I have listed above.

  85. my Facebook account is unlocked, i don’t know what went wrong but i cannot log onto my account, i was told to identify the people tagged in my friends photo which i am unable to do because i don’t know all of my friends by face. please what can i do to unlock my account and how long those it take

  86. plz help me open my account my account is temporarily locked and its not opening I have already given my ID but its still not opening plz help me sir

  87. Hi, Anurag ! Your Blog is VERY HELPFUL, Thanks for SHARING…
    My FB Account – Temperarily LOCKED – PROBLEM IS as i LOGIN it Says- Verification CODE Sended to MY REGISTERED MOBILE NO: – NOW this MOBILE Not in USE* for LONG TIME… So Unabe to Get VERICATION Code THOUGH Sended by FB TEAM. PLEASE HELP How to Aproach FB Team to SEND VERIFICATION Code to MY NEW MOBile no: *


    # How to Aproach FB to GET VERIFICATION CODE to my NEW MOBILE NO: ?

    Please REPLY ? HOW to GET BACK MY FB-Account*

    ( as My REGISTERED MOBILE Number No more in USE* So I CAN’T GET VERIFICATION CODE-though FB Sended )

    • You can’t approach with your new mobile number, instead you have to submit your identity proof to claim your FB account.

  88. Yesterday my fb id was temporarily loccked and it is asking to upload a govt id. Is there any risk in uploading the id proof? How can i get my id unblocked?

    • Hi, their is no risk in uploading a govt id. It’s all about security and in future this type of problem will never occur. Your document are used only for verification and quite confidential.

  89. My Name Is Sridhar Chandrana I need to change my old Phone No Blocked:8519957198. My new Mobile No:8499994423 & my email id forget. Reply me

    • Hi Sridhar,

      I’m ready to help you to do so. You can even log in to Facebook account through your phone number, if you don’t remember your e-mail ID. Firstly, you need to go to your Facebook account “setting” (you can find out on a Facebook drop down menu) and then click on “mobile”(left hand side vertical tab). After that, add your mobile number. Once entered your mobile number, you will receive a confirmation code on your same mobile number. Enter it, to get activated. You can easily remove your old mobile number by clicking on “remove”. Remember, mobile number give additional security to your Facebook account. Thanks!

  90. It keep kicking me out saying that my session has expired now it want let me log back in keep saying my password is incorrect and I did everything to identify myself n it still want let me

    • Hi Deonna,

      Session get expired in two case, either someone else has logged on your Facebook account from multiple devices, which may be unethical, not secure medium, and unknown browser or, you have made some changes to your account by changing password, or security updates. Secondly, your password is incorrect. May be your password has been changed. Go through security check, to get recovered. Thanks!

  91. Hi Sir! :)
    My Facebook account was blocked two days ago, asking for ID, which I submitted (my school and US driver’s license). How long do you think it will take for Facebook to unlock my account?

    Thank you so much; have a wonderful day, God-Bless! :)

    • Hi Ehtasham,
      It’s take atleast one week from Facebook to reply. But, do check in between to know whether it’s get unlock or not.

      • my account has been locked. so i upload my passport and voter id card. they told, thank you. i dont know how long it will take. from your reply, i will wait until one week.
        thank you!!!

  92. For security reason I was manage my pages from another account than mine. I’ve also useing this account to promote some of pages in Facebook but the name, birth date, etc are not real. How can I unlock my account now? I manage about 100 pages of me and also to some of my clients. I was using a photo of the anonymous and I think this was the main reason. How can I unclock it? Thanks!

    • If you have added phone number as one of the security measure, you can able to unlock your Facebook account else it’s tough to unlock Facebook account with your false ID. The reason for your banned Facebook account would be spamming activity, not your false ID. Thanks!

      • I dont make a spam – only high quality content. Not more than 1 or maximum 2 links shared per day. And everything was targeting. I also had one more profile which was not used yet with the same profile photo like (the mask of the anonymous) and it is also locked :(

          • Hello Anurag, thanks for replying me. No I dont add a lot of friends. I am 99% the reason is unreal name + unacceptable profile picture. I try to change my password and I changed it, but the profile is still locked. I’m promoting a webs and pages trough Facebook Ad Network and I hope they would take that when deciding who should be unlock… But I’m very worried cause there is a chance to lose about 100 pages with more than 280000 targeting fans :(

  93. Plz help me to open my account that is temporary locked .admin is asking to upload govt id. Im trying to do so but i cant upload my pic.

    • You can upload your document in JPEG format. If your document is in PDF format, you can take the help of free image software like GIMP ( to open the PDF. After that, crop it and export to image format. Hope it will help. Thanks!

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