How to Get Unbanned From TikTok Live Ban
Getting banned on TikTok is never good news, especially if you’re trying to build up a following as a business. All your marketing efforts could go down the drain because of a single dodgy upload.
Worse yet, your videos may not break any rules, but someone can report you, or the platform’s algorithm might flag you by mistake, and you can get banned on TikTok for no reason.
What should you do when this happens? When you receive the notification about getting banned, it’s not the end yet—there are ways you can appeal the decision and continue your progress towards getting popular on TikTok.
In this article, we’ll show you how to get unbanned from TikTok and explain what might have caused the ban in the first place.
Types of TikTok bans
Before you attempt to get your client’s TikTok account unbanned, it’s crucial to understand the different types of TikTok bans.
A “shadowban” occurs when TikTok restricts the visibility of your content on the platform. It is an unofficial term used by the TikTok community since you won’t receive a banner notification if you’re hit.
Under a shadowban, your TikTok videos won’t appear on other users’ “For You” page—one of the most important content discovery channels on the TikTok app.
This makes shadowbans particularly detrimental for brands, influencers, and individual users who use TikTok for income.
Some of the reasons for getting shadowbanned on TikTok are:
- Spammy user behavior: Posting too much within a short amount of time, bulk-following other users, writing too many comments, etc.
- Minor violations: Committing a minor violation to TikTok’s long list of community guidelines (e.g. sharing misinformation, promoting gambling-related apps, sharing personally identifiable information).
- Algorithm flaw: TikTok’s algorithm sometimes flags certain topics—and related hashtags and keywords—as potentially harmful, which results in shadowbans.
2. Temporary ban
Unlike shadowbans, TikTok is completely transparent about temporary bans and how they happen.
Your clients will know if they’re hit with a temporary ban via a banner notification.
A TikTok account typically gets temporarily banned for a violation of the community guidelines. And, as the name suggests, temporary bans eventually get lifted after some time (depending on the violation’s severity and the number of occurrences).
Temporary bans may involve restrictions on specific activities, like video uploads, comments, and direct messaging. These bans normally last for anywhere between 24 and 48 hours only.
Some temporary bans completely restrict a user’s account to a “view-only experience,” which limits their access to viewing other posts only. A view-only ban can last from 72 hours to an entire week.
3. Underage ban
An underage ban is a potentially permanent ban that can lead to account deletion after 113 days.
Underage accounts are owned by users under 13 years of age (14 in South Korea and Indonesia).
Agencies typically don’t need to worry about underage bans, especially if they’re handling professional TikTok accounts owned by businesses, industry experts, and influencers. But if you think the underage ban happened by mistake, you can reinstate your client’s account by sending an appeal.
4. Permanent ban
Multiple, repeated violations—especially including severe violations—can get your client’s account permanently banned on TikTok.
Permanently banned users won’t be able to access the platform or any of its features beyond seeing the notification. In severe cases, TikTok also blocks the banned user’s device to prevent them from creating new accounts.
TikTok takes permanent bans very seriously. In fact, no rightful permanent ban was ever reported to be reversed.
Your only hope is if TikTok permanently banned your client’s account by mistake.
If you believe this is the case, you can file an appeal using the TikTok mobile app
What Happens When TikTok Bans You?
TikTok ban is TikTok’s way of getting rid of the people who are breaking their rules. When TikTok bans you, they BAN you. You lose everything that has to do with the platform.
You won’t be able to sign in or access your account any longer. Usually, TikTok ban is TikTok’s decision to prevent you from using the services again due to your behavior.
So, if you go against the rules of TikTok, you’re gone from the platform.
How to Get Unbanned From TikTok Live Account Ban
If you feel your account was wrongly restricted, all you need to do is contact the TikTok support team and provide them with enough proof of your innocence.
In most cases, the reasons for your account suspension will be stated in the email notification confirming your account ban. When you contact TikTok support, make sure your message is clear and detailed. If need be, provide pictures and any other files necessary to prove your account was wrongly deleted.
If your account was justifiably banned, then you may not have a case. TikTok will not enable an account that deliberately violated its terms and conditions of service.
Another immediate answer for how to get unbanned from TikTok is to make a polite appeal to the TikTok support system. All you have to do is contact the service and ask for the unbanning process, which will reveal why the account is banned.
Make a simple appeal to the service; that will get your TikTok account unbanned. You want to send them your screenshot of the ban.
If it is something quite big that you did, you won’t get a chance, you can also contact TikTok to unban your account.
How to Contact TikTok About Banned Account
TikTok clearly states that any user that consistently violates their community guidelines will be banned. If your account has been banned, you will receive a banner notification when you next open the app, informing you of this status.
Meanwhile, If you believe your account was banned incorrectly, let TikTok know by submitting an appeal.
To submit an appeal:
1. Open the notification.
2. Select the ban “Appeal” option.
3. Enter your username and email address.
4. Type in your appeal in the description field.
3. Follow the instructions provided and then click on “Submit”.
After submitting the appeal, you can expect an answer back within a few hours to a few days. I’d recommend you wait around 3-4 days. If you get no answer within these 3-4 days you can write to them once more to let them know you’re waiting for their answer. Remember to keep being polite.
Does TikTok Live Ban Device?
TikTok does ban your email/phone number and device. Even if that device is new, TikTok can still ban it along with your other information.
TikTok takes cognizance of your device ID, they ban your device too e.g. phone. Besides getting a new email address, you need to either factory reset your device, get a new unique device ID, or get an entirely new phone/device.
Your device ID represents your device. It’s made of unique numbers and letters that identify your device as unique.
Since TikTok bans you for a solid reason, it’s going to be difficult to bypass TikTok’s ban of your email/phone number or device. Your ID is banned when your account is banned and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
How to Unban Device from TikTok
1. If you don’t have the technical skills, and can’t afford to change your device, then try using TikTok on the web, with a new phone number.
2. TikTok bans your account when you open it with a new email or number when it has been used before. Also, TikTok can recognize your device, especially if something wrong was done on TikTok through that device. Using a used device could mean:
- You’re using a friend’s or a family member’s email, device, or number.
- You’ve got a disposable email or phone number.
- Your phone number was previously used by someone else to open your TikTok account.
3. You need a new Device ID as giving the same information that you gave in your previous will get you banned again.
4. Use TikTok responsibly, and avoid bot-like behavior.
How Long Does It Take TikTok to Unban You
TikTok can take minutes to days to review your appeal, depending on your history with the app/website.
If you’ve just registered on TikTok, then the review will only take a couple of minutes to put your profile together and confirm your profile isn’t fake.
When you got banned on TikTok and now you’re trying to get back in, then TikTok might take a few days as well to review your new account.
How to Create a New TikTok Account Without Getting Blocked
Many people enjoy the services of TikTok and can’t possibly think of going somewhere else than TikTok.
When such a person gets banned and tries to reactivate that banned account but to no avail, then the next option will be to open a new account.
However, you can’t just go ahead and reopen a new TikTok account. There are steps to take in order to avoid repeated bans.
Method #1. Uninstall TikTok
Whatever device you’ve been using TikTok on, delete and uninstall the app from it. That is to delete the cache from your device.
You can’t recover your restricted account and everything will be gone if TikTok still recognizes your invalid activities. It’s one of the reasons why you want to uninstall it and start over.
Method #2. Contact TikTok
You can contact support telling them you want to open another account; promising to be a good member this time.
It may be very difficult to get a good response from support. They most times feel reluctant to help people reopen banned accounts or give them permission to open a new account. That’s why you may have to act on your own by contacting them.
Method #3. Change Your Device, Its ID or IP Address
If you used TikTok on your phone, you don’t necessarily have to get a new device. You can use it on your computer. it’s safer to open a new TikTok account using a completely new device since TikTok cookies have a very long expiration date.
Meanwhile, if you don’t have access to another device and want to use the same device with which your previous account was banned, then you have to follow these steps:
1. Delete browser cookies, cache, and TikTok data: TikTok cookies don’t expire quickly, so you have to clear the cookies, browser cache, and other TikTok data stored on your computer.
2. A Factory Reset on your current device (works for Android only).
3. A Device Changer on your current rooted device (works for Android only).
4. iPhone jailbreak (obviously, works for iPhone only).
5. Changing advertising ID – An advertising ID is a unique line of numbers that are used by advertisers to identify you as a user.
- iOS: Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Reset advertising identifier.
- Android: Settings > Google > Ads > Reset advertising ID.
6. TikTok can recognize your IP address too only when signing up – Getting a VPN to avoid a ban is not necessary but it’s good to have. Get a VPN app, enable your new VPN and check if your IP has been changed.
7. Do not verify your account using the same old email or phone number:
It’d be more helpful for you to use an entirely different device be it another phone, tablet, or laptop, and If you don’t want to use a new device, then you need to change your device ID. You can get a new phone number to verify your new account if you don’t want to get banned again.
TikTok bans your device as well, that’s why this step is essential for anyone trying to get back to TikTok after being banned.
Method 4#. Use a New Email Address
You don’t want to connect the same email you connected to your banned account with your new account. TikTok will know that it’s you and ban you again.
This also means that if you try to make a new TikTok account, and got banned before even opening the account, a disposable email address or phone number could be the cause.
You can’t link your new TikTok account to the same email as you did with your banned account either. Open a new email if you’re trying to get back on TikTok through email as well.
The previous user of that email or number could’ve got banned, and now the next user (you) is in pain because of bad luck. That’s because TikTok remembers and recognizes your ID including your device information, especially if you violated their rules.
Using the same email or phone number with which your previous account was verified to verify your new account is like shooting yourself in the legs.
Method #5. Use a New Google Play Account/Apple ID
Since your Google account/Apple ID collects the data, using the same google account/Apple ID to download the app again can give enough clues to TikTok to know who you are.
TikTok doesn’t ban your Google account or Apple ID, however, it bans your device. This means you need a new device if you’re trying to get back after getting banned.
Do not make the same mistakes that got you banned. A new TikTok account is an opportunity to start afresh; but if you go on and repeat the same mistakes that got your previous account banned, then your new account will end up getting banned too.
So, you kind of know what you’ve done wrong, make sure you don’t repeat that after creating your new TikTok account.
TikTok Blocked Account for No Reason
If your TikTok account has been blocked for no reason, you can recover/reactivate it.
If you believe it was blocked by mistake you can use the guidelines on the website at any time to appeal the ban. Send a message to TikTok with your registered email address and they will take review your appeal and unban your account.
How to Report a Problem to TikTok
You can also contact TikTok to report any problem you have with your account or a suspicious act on your account. You just need to visit the site.
To report a problem:
1. Click Profile in the bottom right.
2. Then click on the 3-line icon in the top right.
3. Select “Settings and Privacy”.
4. Click Report a problem and select a topic.
5. Follow the steps in the app to submit the problem.
6. If the recommended steps do not solve your problem you can select No to the question “Is your problem resolved?” and click Still have a problem so that you can contact TikTok with further details about your problem.
That’s pretty much everything about how to get unbanned from TikTok or making a new one.
I hope this article helped you?