Last Updated on 1st February 2023
Many users have reported getting their LinkedIn account banned for no reason. In this post, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to get unbanned from LinkedIn and why Linkedin blocked your IP address.
LinkedIn lately has been going on banning sprees and blocking IP addresses. While, for the most part, they will ban people who break the rules and bots, there is a vast percentage of those accounts banned that never broke any rules or did anything wrong, leaving them in the dark, asking themself why Linkedin blocked my IP address.
The first thing most people will do after they get their Linkedin account restricted is to make a new Linkedin account, only to release that will get banned either instantly or after a few days. If you are one of those people, keep reading this post since I will show you how to get unbanned on LinkedIn and unblock your IP address with the latest workarounds and bypasses, and I can assure you that at the end of this post, you will be able to use LinkedIn again.
Many of you might be wondering, why don’t I reach out to LinkedIn support and talk to them to get my account restriction lifted? There is no way you will get anywhere with their support team. I did hours of research around the internet specifically to see if anyone had bypassed the ban by contacting their customer service, but I didn’t find a case where this happened.
How to get unbanned from LinkedIn?
Before we get into what you should do to bypass the LinkedIn ban, let’s get into what it means to be banned or shadowbanned.
When you get your account or IP address blocked from Linkedin, you will get a message that your account is Disconnected/Disabled/Banned, or you will get a message saying that you can not log in to your account anymore due to a violation of the community guidelines.
That means any connection from your end to LinkedIn servers will be denied and your Linkedin account will be restricted from accessing Linkedin tools and features.
On the other hand, being shadowbanned on LinkedIn is unclear and sometimes challenging to understand. Being shadowbanned on LinkedIn means that certain functionalities of your account are not working as they should but that you don’t get notified, so you will have to find out by yourself.
The truth is that bypassing the ban is not as easy as creating a new account with different details. Your phone, personal information, and unique network identifiers are flagged(IP Ban) and will automatically bind to any new account connected from the same device/network.
This post gets updated every LinkedIn update to keep up with all the recent changes.
With that said, in this post, you will learn how to get unbanned on LinkedIn in a few easy steps, as follows:
- Clear all traces.
- Get A New Phone Number Ready.
- Get A New Email Address.
- Get A VPN Ready(PC + PHONE).
- Create New Account ( ON PC ).
- Complete your profile.
- Age the account for a few days.
- Ready to go?
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The content you will find in this post is for educational and research purposes only.
You are not encouraged to use these methods or techniques.
1. Clear all traces.
The first and most important thing you must do is ensure that all files and traces that could link you back to the restricted account are gone from your mobile or desktop device.
On your Android phone, navigate to Settings > Manage Apps or Settings > Apps to access the complete list of installed apps. Look for LinkedIn, Select it, and then press the uninstall option.
On IOS devices, navigate to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and choose to delete the LinkedIn app.
If you are using LinkedIn from your PC browser, I recommend getting a portable version of your favorite browser and using it only for LinkedIn. You can find a portable version for almost any browser available. If you don’t want to do that, reinstall your current browser and clear all cache.
To clear the cache in your browser, follow these steps:
- Open the browser.
- Click the (3 dots)icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
- Select “More Tools.”
- Select “Clear Browsing Data.”
- Select all the checkboxes in the “Clear Browsing Data” window.
- Click “Clear Browsing Data.“
2. Get A New Phone Number Ready.
You cannot create a new account with the same number and not get banned instantly. So that means you will need a new phone number.
Google Voice numbers, TextMe Now app phone numbers, and most free apps or phone numbers you will find online are already recognized and flagged by LinkedIn and almost all major social platforms and websites.
No worries, though; there are easy ways to get around this.
The first option is to register using a friend’s or family member’s mobile number and then ask them to send you the verification code to proceed with the registration.
The best option, in my opinion, is to get a cheap VoIP phone number to receive text messages from LinkedIn for registration and verification purposes. This way, you have complete control over the number and decide how and when to use it without bothering anyone. You can get a cheap number from Tossable Digits or Hushed.
Another thing you could do is to go and get a new SIM card.
3. Get A New Email Address.
You won’t be able to create a new LinkedIn account with the same email address. You will be instantly linked to the previous LinkedIn ban, and your new account will be flagged and banned as soon as possible. You will need this Email for the next step as well.
Pretty easy to do; use your favorite email provider(Gmail, Yahoo, Protonmail, Zoho, AOL, iCloud, GMX, etc.) and find the section on the page where you can sign up for a new account, enter the required information, such as your name, Email, etc. and create a new account.
Once you are all set up, proceed to the next step.
4. Get A Dedicated IP Address. (PC + PHONE).
Your IP address is the most crucial security step that will even make or break everything you did above to bypass the LinkedIn ban. The best way to change your IP address is to use a VPN service or a proxy server(Proxys need an excellent setup to avoid disconnections and unhiding your IP, so let’s stick with the VPN).
I recommend using NordVPN because they have dedicated IP addresses which means that you will be the only person connecting to LinkedIn from them.
Why is the dedicated IP important?
Because you will have a fresh IP address only for yourself that no one else can connect from.
The shared servers from all VPN services are public to everyone with a subscription, which means that the chances that someone already got a public IP banned from LinkedIn are very high.
5. Create New Account. (Recommended on PC)
Now that we have everything we need to create a new LinkedIn account let’s go ahead and create one.
I highly recommend creating your new LinkedIn account on a PC(If possible) and not from the app on your mobile device. It will work either way, but to make everything easier and get the best results, please use your PC/Laptop.
No worries, you won’t be using it just from the PC; it’s a security measure to ensure your new account doesn’t get flagged.
How to create a new LinkedIn account:
- Make sure you are connected to a VPN server on your PC/Mobile.
- Navigate to LinkedIn’s official website and click Create Account.
- Enter your new Mobile Phone number & Email and proceed with the on-screen instructions to complete the registration.
- DON’T USE THE OLD PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL IN ANY WAY.
6. Complete your profile carefully.
I want you to be very careful on this part and make sure you follow all my instructions and tips below to avoid getting banned again.
– Don’t link your other social accounts to this one.
If you used to have any of your social accounts linked and connected to LinkedIn, please don’t ever connect the same social media accounts to this one. It will get you instantly banned or shadowbanned.
– New payment details
Make sure never to use your old payment method. Use a different card to complete any transactions later on.
– Don’t use the same pictures or clear the traces of OLD ones.
The truth is that if you upload your old pictures to your new LinkedIn account, you will most likely be flagged after a few hours/days, and that’s because of the Metadata and the picture itself that bots can recognize.
I highly recommend you don’t use the same picture from your old LinkedIn account, BUT if you have to, I will show you a method to not get linked to your previous LinkedIn ban.
By following the steps below, you will be able to use old LinkedIn photos on your new account without getting banned or shadowbanned:
- Change pictures, Metadata, and EXIF information.
- You can do that by visiting IMGonline, uploading your photos, clicking on OK, and then downloading the processed images with their Metadata / EXIF info deleted.
- Next, you can crop the images just a little bit or add a color overlay to the image(It doesn’t have to be visible). It won’t make a difference in the eye, but it will make a huge difference when a robot reads it because it’s an entirely different photo for them.
- If you follow the two steps above, the only way to get linked to your previous photos is by manual review of a human.
7. Age the account for a few days.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE VPN.
Don’t forget that you just created your account, which means that you are a new user of the platform who is unfamiliar with how the platform works and how you should act. Always keep that in mind, at least for the first week.
Login from time to time, navigate through different tabs, log out and repeat after some time.
The golden rule for the first week is to avoid getting reported by someone for whatever reason, so please act accordingly!
8. Ready to go.
That’s it, and you are officially back on LinkedIn!
If you want your stay to be longer than your last one, please read the rest of this guide with some times that will keep your account safe forever(hopefully)!
Tips to not get banned on LinkedIn.
The tips below will keep your account safe from getting banned or shadowbanned.
Read at least one time the LinkedIn guidelines.
You know, this stuff that no one ever reads but presses “I accept” every time. If you’re actively using LinkedIn and would like to continue using it for months or years, I recommend you take 5-10 minutes of your time and read all the guidelines.
Maybe you understand why you got banned last time, or at least you will know what to avoid in the future to keep your account in a good state.
Make sure your profile is not offensive.
Your profile should not be offensive to anyone or any group in the slightest way.
So, try to keep it simple and clean.
DON’T DO THE FOLLOWING ON LinkedIn:
- Use any third-party app to abuse the platform.
- Share nude, sexually explicit content.
- Bullying, harassing, or disrespecting anyone.
- Don’t impersonate people.
- Use copyrighted content in your profile.
- Use LinkedIn to do anything illegal.
LinkedIn Bans and Shadowbans: Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the LinkedIn ban last?
LinkedIn bans and shadowbans can last anywhere from a few hours to a few months, and it’s almost impossible to appeal your ban. Even if you do, you most likely won’t get a response; even if you do, it will be negative.
Can you bypass the LinkedIn ban?
Yes, there is a way to bypass the LinkedIn ban discussed above. You must follow every step and read all the tips and information to ensure you won’t get banned again.
Does LinkedIn ban your IP address?
LinkedIn collects a lot of information about you, such as the device you are connected to and your network. That means every IP Address you’ve ever used to log in to your LinkedIn account is in their databases.
In case you get banned from LinkedIn, depending on the rules you broke and the violations, there is a good chance that your IP address will get banned. It’s nothing to worry about since you can easily bypass it, as shown in this guide.
Can I appeal the LinkedIn ban?
Yes, there is an option to appeal for your LinkedIn ban, but it’s tough to get a response and even harder to get a positive response that your account has been reinstated. You can give it a shot but don’t expect anything at all.
You can even try contacting customer support on social media accounts to get their attention and possibly a quicker answer/review to your ban.
Can I use LinkedIn if I’m banned?
You won’t be able to use LinkedIn again with the same account or phone number, Email, photos, etc. But, you can use LinkedIn again by following this guide and bypassing your shadowban or ban.
Will LinkedIn ever unban me?
Unless there is a good reason for LinkedIn to unban you, don’t expect them to do so. I would say that it’s not even worth it to try for most of you. Instead, create a new profile with the methods discussed in this article, and you will be good to go.