As one of the most popular apps and social media platforms, Instagram takes security seriously to ensure the safety of its users.
Therefore, you might have come across a message that says, “We’ve detected suspicious activity on your Instagram account and have temporarily locked it as a security precaution”.
Using unauthorized third-party apps for network growth and sharing inappropriate content might get your Instagram account locked.
In most cases, once users receive this message, they can click Continue and receive a six-digit code via email or phone number to confirm their identity and unlock their accounts.
However, some users have reported not receiving a code despite following the necessary steps.
If you are one of the users experiencing this issue, a step-by-step tutorial might help.
Although Instagram does not elaborate on the reason why they temporarily lock users’ accounts, there are a few reasons that might influence this decision.
Here is a list of possible reasons that might lead Instagram to lock your account:
In most cases, Instagram temporary lock lasts between 24-48 hours.
A user's account may remain locked for a more extended period if they continue to violate Instagram's rules.
In addition, if users continue spamming, posting similar comments randomly, and liking too many photos, they may have their accounts permanently banned.
The best solution to this issue is to fill out the ‘My Instagram Account Was Deactivated’ form.
Here is a list of everything users need to write in the form in order to unlock their Instagram accounts.
After filling in the form:
Bonus: Want to learn more about Instagram? Check out guides on How to add effects to Instagram DMs, and How to convert Instagram story highlights into Reels.
As previously mentioned, there are multiple reasons why Instagram locks users' accounts.
If you are unfamiliar with your commitments as a user on the platforms, here is an example of what Instagram requires of its users. You can read more on their official page.
Explore also how to delete your activity on Instagram.
Getting locked out from your Instagram account for no apparent reason is an experience that many find frustrating.
The best and most convenient solution is filling in the ‘My Instagram account is deactivated’ form. As these forms are manually reviewed by real people, it might take some time for your form to be taken into consideration.
Bonus: Check out also how to fix if you get the error message ‘Sorry we couldn't complete your request'.