HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account

Facebook have quite the draconian usage policy and at any point in time you might find yourself the proud owner of a disabled Facebook account. Do not despair for there are ways to reactivate your account without having to re-create a different one.

The Dreaded Account Disabled Message

All you have to do is send an email to inquiring about the reason that they disabled your account for (usually it’s a hater reporting your profile to be in violation of the EULA of Facebook) and explain your willingness to remove the violating content and if it was just a “clerical error” to reactivate your account.

Other accounts to “CC” in your email:


That usually does the job of getting your account back within a period of 2-5 days, depending on whether you actually had a violation or not, doesn’t that sound more like a country’s court system than a websites usage violation?

Most common reasons for Account disabling?

  • Porn
  • Showing too much cleavage if you are a women but men can almost get away with anything — love the commitment to the status quo of society!
  • Adding too many friends, too quickly, getting a warning for it and ignoring it.
  • Spamming
  • You didn’t use your real name that is on your birth certificate!
  • Browsing too much of Facebook too often, mostly due to apps like Snap2Face and others like it.
  • and many many more!

UPDATE: Make sure to act preemptively and backup your Facebook profile. Check our post on how to.

Have you gotten your account disabled? What did you do and why was it disabled? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section.

Comments and Reactions

546 responses to “HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account”

  1. charlene says:

    andy jusuf hacked my face book page and now it is disable how do i get my page back it is 5 months

  2. Mileidy_niczelys says:

    hola mi face esta bloquiado desde ya 15 dias yo vivia metida en facebook y creo q por esa razon me lo bloquiaron o desactivaron necesito ayuda e hecho de todo para recuperarla y no e podido..¿sera q nunca podre recuperarla??porfa ayudennme..!!!!

  3. lucky says:

    some one make my fake profile using my pic. plz delete this account… help me…

  4. Kevanfitzgerald says:

    I was disabled for this “Luz this is why ” as Racist and hateful???????

  5. Marcustparks80 says:

    My facebook mobile just logged me out so reset my password.And now its saying i have to log on from a computer

  6. Chainge11 says:

    My account was closed and I was told they had sent a security code to a phone I no longer have. Then I was prompted to send a copy of my license via e-mail with no conformation it was recieved

  7. EkaXoXp says:

    Today my acc got deleted…how to open it back??

  8. JulietLuvsYa2466 says:

    did u manage to get it back

  9. JulietLuvsYa2466 says:

    i send them mail everyday but they just send pls visit this link for help and many more nothing happen

  10. JulietLuvsYa2466 says:

    if you did can you help me

  11. JulietLuvsYa2466 says:

    Hey If anyone get back their account can you pls help me i would really thank u guys for this

  12. Suriya Prakash says:

    My account was disabled saying that i was using a fake name.

    how it can be a fake name as that is my real name!!!

  13. joy mide says:

    please i didn’t violate anything.i believe it was an error. so please reactivate my account. thank you

  14. charlene says:

    face book thinks they can let men treat in to kill you and they get away wuth it but let them have over 100 pages but wont give me back my page  face book sucks

  15. charlene says:

    i am done be in nice and begging

  16. Purpleninja06 says:

    I dont know why my fb account got disabled,and i dont got any warning if i violate something please i need to have my fb account back

  17. JulietLuvsYa2466 says:

    I tried tht nothing happens

  18. Anonymous says:

    me too i did not violate they should really give a warning or reason

  19. Anonymous says:

    the last time i sign in sucessfuly is on 8 nov i been searching and searching nothing happens

  20. Anonymous says:

    did u get it back

  21. BlackBerryCURVE9300 says:

    Some reports can be delayed, but you should think before you do anything… You shouldn’t do things knowing you’d get banned from it, waiting for a warning, infact, facebook hardly ever give warnings.

    Ellie. Xx

  22. Www Natrocksyourworld says:

    mine got disabled yesterday because my year of birth is false, i recieved an email saying to send them my real name and month/day/year of birth. The first time i messed up and the second time i did it right, will the first email change anything?

  23. Geethapriya says:

    My fb account got disabled without any warning. As far as i know, i didn’t violate anything. Now what do i do?    plz reopen my fb account

  24. Charlene Zechender says:

    please a hacker disabled my page it does not say by an admin it just says disabled please help me all my work and every thing is on my page

  25. Stefanigermantto says:

    i had a hacker named andy jusuf andeejay g ciccone treat in me that he was going to hack me and the next day my page was gone face book wont help me please help me

  26. Germstefani says:

    i had a hacker named andy jusuf andeejay g ciccone treat in me that he
    was going to hack me and the next day my page was gone face book wont
    help me please help me

  27. Germstefani says:

    i had a hacker named andy jusuf andeejay g ciccone treat in me that he
    was going to hack me and the next day my page was gone face book wont
    help me please help me

  28. Serenityzadul says:

    Well, my account was disactivated by false pretences and I really would like to get a responce back to reactivate my account

  29. Shirley9001 says:

    Posting to feeds has been disabled for a few days.  They did not define what a few days is nor did I receive a warning or anything.  Said I had suspicious malware.  Well I don’t.  I play 3 games & think it’s because I clicked a lot to posts trying 2 catch up on games after being unable to play for a while. I enjoy FB but customer service sucks.  Oh well…

  30. archana devi says:

    my facebook account has been blocked seens 2weeks i would like to reopen my same account.when i try to sign in with the same email address and the password it say,the account doesnt exist….its bin 6 months iam using my account..i think i dint confirm my account thats y my account got blocked..pliz reopen my account..user name is archana devi 4rm suva fiji..dea is a photo well ..iam wearn black to top n iam sittn down..pliz help me..

  31. NelyBetancourt says:

    i did not get a warning at all it only says that my account does not exist on facebook. i really need it back. i have to many thing on there , i think it affected it that i really didnt use my real name on the account.

  32. Jonata silva says:

    I have blocked my account and only have the option to resendcode and resubmit for a connection code but the code never getson my cell with any of the options, and also can not change thephone number.
      My email:
    Please help me unlock my account.

  33. Stormy2199 says:

    Everytime I make a fb it gets disabled 4 days after I made it and it pisses me off Bc I didn’t do shit really no porn no anything but I see a lot of porn on my home page every fuckin day and Nuthin happends to them -.-‘ and btw mark u should make more web sites plz! Facebook is boring sometimes but I have to keep it Bc my frinds r on there that’s the only way I can get in touch with them.

  34. Deivanayaki says:

    i need to know why was my account delete without warning message….

  35. Deivanayaki says:

    tell me the way to activate my account again

  36. Azi_sumera says:

    pls,reactivate my old facebook acount,

  37. Abidalibhatti says:

    My fb account got disabled without any warning. As far as i know, i didn’t violate anything. Now what do i do?    plz reopen my fb account

  38. thanks for the tips i will check them 

  39. sent a email to those addresses, its been 2weeks and i still dont have my account back. 
    i dont even see what is so bad about putting my ‘tag’ and my name as my account name, thats what everyone refers to me as *sigh*
    i was using facebook to get my music spread out, but how can i do that now when my facebooks been disable, and ive only made one video.
    i best get my fb ASAP !

  40. Mobinkhan1995 says:

    my fb account disable, i hv contact fb team and sent the id to prove that it is not fake, and they found other reason to disable forever…Plz reactivate  facebook team my account

  41. Franzicka Alimes says:

    My mine was locked out. I don’t know what happen and I can’t access my facebook account anymore. I’m trying for couple of days but still its not going through to the same process. Hope someone can help here because Facebook has no contact email address. It is quite frustrating that their Help section doesn’t actually give me a way to contact Facebook with my unanswered question. Anyone know the FB help email address?

    It all started a few days ago when logged in on the second time using my new password. I think this triggered a security problem, so FB asked me my security question. I answered it. Either way, I reset my password. I got the “wait 30 minutes for an email to reset your password” and nothing came. The FB pop up message also said my access should be enabled within 24 hours. It’s been four days. I just reset my password by clicking the red link after you incorrectly enter a password (not the blue “Forgot your password?” link on the main login at I reset it using the email FB sent me (this time it came through). 

    I am still locked out. Here’s the message when I enter my new correct password:

    “Your account is temporarily locked.Someone recently answered your security question correctly in order to try to access your account.Was this you? If so, click the “Okay” button and you’ll be able to log in to your account within 24 hours with the new email and password you chose.If this wasn’t you, click the “This wasn’t me” button to secure your account.”Please help — if I click either button it seems to restart this whole process of resetting and waiting for an email that never comes.Thanks. 

  42. Bobby Sox says:

    I was disabled because I never used my real name and Date of birth.   I contacted FB and they requested My real name & D O B …I emailed back with the information ( I used a different name because I am a musical act…Therefore i gave my performing name )  I gave FB the information 3 days ago and my account is STILL disabled ! …Don’t they work weekends ???  I should add that I ahve been on Facebook for the past 2 years ..with no problems…Did someone who maybe doesn’t like me report me or something ???
    Bobby Sox-Prizeguy.  

  43. jayson123x says:

    pls.back my fb

  44. Jaka6666 says:

    Hi there,my name is Michael and fb disabled my account 6 weeks ago for no apparent reason.After myself sending many emails to them still disabled.How do i join google?I am not so computer friendly,Have a good life:)

  45. Kcanderson13 says:

    My daughter’s account was disabled, with a very vague reason given (“reason to believe you are not who you say you are.) Tey are asking for a copy od a government-issued photo id. She’s only 15 years old – old enough to have a facebook page, too young to have a photo id.  Anyone know how to get around this?

  46. stephan says:

    im really tired of facebook and there crap already i was just logging out to log into a different pc and as i know im being locked out why is that i did not do nothing wrong and since they locked me out my phone number is no longer working to let me get my account back up this is making me angery why cant they not just leave us alone

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