Many users have reported getting their Tinder account banned for absolutely no reason, and Tinder doesn’t seem to care too much about that. In this post, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to get unbanned from Tinder and bypass any Tinder ban and shadowban.
Tinder lately has been going on banning sprees, and 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 their self why did I get banned from Tinder?
The first thing most people will do after they get banned on Tinder is to make a new profile, only to see that their new profile will get banned either instantly or after a few days, or they will get no matches for extended periods (forever, lol). If you are one of those people, then keep reading this post since I will show you how to get unbanned on Tinder with the latest workarounds and bypasses, and I can assure you that at the end of this post, you will be able to use Tinder again.
Many of you might be thinking, why don’t I reach out to Tinder and talk with them to get my account back? There is no way you will get anywhere with their support team. I did hours of research on Reddit specifically to see if anyone had managed to bypass the ban by contacting their customer service but didn’t find a single usual case that this happened.
How to get unbanned from Tinder?
Before we get into what you should do to bypass the Tinder ban, let’s get into what it means to be banned or shadow banned on Tinder.
When you get banned on Tinder, 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 Tinder anymore(for whatever reason).
That means any connection from your end to Tinder servers will be denied, and you won’t be able to access their platform ever again.
On the other hand, being shadow-banned on Tinder is unclear, and sometimes it’s tough to understand it. Being shadowbanned on Tinder means that your profile is not actively shown to people.
So now you might be thinking, how can I know if I am shadowbanned on Tinder?
Most people conclude that they are shadowbanned because they are not getting matches, which is partially true, but it’s not always the case.
The best method to determine if you are shadowbanned on Tinder is to look for a big difference in matches between your other dating apps. For example, if you are getting one match on Tinder, but you are getting more than 30 matches on every other dating app with the same profile, then that’s a pretty good sign that your Tinder profile is shadowbanned.
Now, if you are getting like two matches on Tinder and, let’s say 3-5 matches on the other apps, then you might not be shadow banned as you may be thinking because the chances of getting shadowbanned on all those dating apps at the same time are pretty low.
The truth is that bypassing any Tinder ban is not as easy as creating a new account with different details. Many of 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.
The best way to get yourself unbanned from Tinder is to act on relevant and up-to-date advice with the latest Tinder algorithm changes, which is exactly what you will find in this post.
This post gets updated every Tinder update to keep up with all the recent changes.
Now that you know if you are banned or shadowbanned on Tinder, let’s just go straight on how to get unbanned and protect yourself from getting banned again.
With that said, in this post, you will learn how to get unbanned on Tinder in a few easy steps, as follows:
- Uninstall Tinder & clear all traces.
- Change your Device ID or Use another one.
- Get A New Phone Number Ready.
- Get A New Email Address.
- Get A New Google Play Account / Apple ID.
- Get A VPN Ready(PC + PHONE).
- Create New Account ( ON PC ).
- Complete your profile carefully.
- Age the Account for a few days.
- Install Tinder App (ON PHONE).
1. Uninstall Tinder & Clear All Traces.
The first and most important thing you will have to do is uninstall the Tinder app from your mobile phone and make sure there are no files left that could link you back to the previous ban.
On your android phone, navigate to Settings > Manage Apps or Settings > Apps to access the complete list of installed apps. Look for Tinder, Select it, and then press the uninstall option.
On IOS devices, navigate to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and choose to delete Tinder.
Since your account is banned once and for all, we don’t want that to be linked to the changes we will make later on in this guide and your new account. That’s why it’s crucial to uninstall the app from your mobile phone as soon as possible.
2. Change your Device ID or Use another one.
In my opinion, this is the “hardest” and most time-consuming part of this guide.
If you are on an Android device, you will have to back up the important files of your phone or sync them with your Google account(if you haven’t already) and then factory reset the device.
On the other hand, if you are on an IOS device with iOS 14 and higher, you don’t need to change the device ID since apps are prohibited from automatically collecting data. (Without your permission)
(Once you are done with this step, everything else is super easy and quick to do, so don’t get discouraged and follow the next steps depending on your device.
How To Change Device ID on Android
If you factory reset the phone on Android devices, it will generate a new Device ID on the first boot. That’s exactly what we want and what we will do here.
Before you do anything, please, go ahead and back up anything you don’t want to lose from your device.
Once you do that, navigate to Settings -> General Management -> Reset -> Factory Data Reset or go to Settings and type “Factory Reset” on the search bar, click on the option available, then choose to Erase All Data, and proceed with the on-screen instructions.
Once your phone restarts, you will have to set up language and everything you did the first time you got it. Once you are done, proceed to the third step of this guide.
Your mobile device has a brand new Device ID ready to be used to bypass that Tinder ban.
How To Change Device ID on IOS
Each iPhone has its very own ID, but since the iOS 14 update and Apple’s changes in TOS, all apps on your device are forced to ask for confirmation before they can track any of your activity on your device.
That means that you no longer have to care about changing and resetting the advertising ID as long as you uninstalled the Tinder app from your iOS device.
Use Another Device
If you absolutely can’t or don’t want to factory reset your phone, there is an alternative; you can get a “burner” phone. What I mean by burner phone is to get a cheap mobile device just to use Tinder on it.
If you don’t want to do that, maybe you can ask friends and family if they have any old used phones that they don’t use anymore.
3. Get A New Phone Number Ready.
There is no way you can 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 Tinder and almost all major social media platforms.
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 just receive text messages from Tinder for registration and verification purposes. You can get a phone number that will work for Tinder for 3.49$/Month from Tossable Digits.
Another thing you could do is just to go and get a new SIM card.
4. Get A New Email Address.
You won’t be able to create a new Tinder account with the same email address. You will be instantly linked to the previous Tinder ban, and your new account will be flagged and banned as soon as possible. You will need this email for the next step as well.
Pretty easy to do; just use your favorite email provider and create a new email address. Once you are all set up, proceed to the next step.
5. Get A New Google Play Account / Apple ID.
Another thing that is tracked and will instantly link you to the previous Tinder ban is your Google / Apple account. Tinder won’t ban your Google account or Apple ID, but if it matches with previously banned accounts, it will get automatically flagged by their algorithm and most likely banned after a while.
Create a new Google Play or Apple ID with the new Email Address or Phone number you previously got and proceed to the next step.
6. Get A VPN Ready(PC + PHONE).
Your IP address is the most crucial security step that will even make or break everything you did above to bypass the Tinder ban. The best way to change your IP address is to use a VPN service or a proxy server(Proxys need an excellent setup to avoid disconnections and unhiding your IP, so let’s stick with the VPN).
This is the most commonly asked question. Do I need a VPN? YES! You do. If you don’t use a new IP, your new account will get linked to your old Tinder ban, and it will be banned or shadowbanned, sometimes instantly or after a few hours/days.
Why not use a Free VPN? Slow speed, your data may get leaked, and disconnections all the time, which can reveal your IP and get you banned instantly again. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and try yourself.
I can’t find a completely free method because you will need a VPN 100%, but you can get NordVPN for 3.29$ per month, which is the best possible solution I can think of.
What you want to do now is :
- Download the NordVPN on both your PC/Laptop and your mobile device.
- Login to your NordVPN account.
- Navigate to the Settings -> Kill Switch, and make sure Internet Kill Switch is enabled.
- That will ensure that in case of disconnection from the VPN for any reason, the internet will shut down, so your real IP address doesn’t get leaked to Tinder.
- Once you’ve set up both VPNs, you can move on to the next step.
7. Create New Account ( ON PC ).
Now that we have everything we need to create a new Tinder account, let’s go ahead and create one. You should create the account from your PC and not from the app on your mobile device. No worries, you won’t be using it just from the PC; it’s just a security measure to ensure your new account doesn’t get flagged instantly.
How to create a new Tinder account:
- Make sure you are connected to a VPN server on your PC.
- Navigate to Tinder’s official website and click Create Account.
- Enter your new Mobile Phone number and proceed with the on-screen instructions to complete the registration.
- DON’T USE THE OLD PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL IN ANY WAY
Once you have your new account created, don’t upload any photos or complete your bio just yet. Please read the next step of this guide, where we will be discussing exactly how to complete your profile.
8. 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.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE VPN, AND YOU ARE ON YOUR PC/LAPTOP OR MOBILE DEVICE BROWSER
– Create a new BIO.
Ensure your Tinder bio is not offensive, leading to reports and possibly getting banned.
– Don’t use the same pictures or clear the traces of OLD ones.
The truth is that if you just upload your old pictures to your new Tinder account, you will get banned instantly or after a few hours/days, and that’s why, because of the metadata and the picture itself, that can be recognized by bots.
I highly recommend you don’t use the same picture from your old Tinder account, BUT if you have to, I will show you a method to not get linked to your previous Tinder ban.
By following the steps below, you will be able to use old Tinder 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 which have their Metadata / EXIF info deleted.
- Next, you can either 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.
– Don’t connect your social media accounts to this one.
If you used to have any of your social media accounts linked and connected to Tinder, please don’t ever connect the same social media accounts to your new one. It will get you instantly banned or shadowbanned.
– New payment details
If you make any purchases on Tinder, make sure never to use your old payment method. Use a different card to complete any transactions later on.
9. Age the Account for a few days.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU USE THE ACCOUNT FROM YOUR PC/LAPTOP or your Mobile Phone BROWSER for a few days to age the account, so afterward, you can use the Tinder app without issues.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE VPN.
Don’t forget that you just created your account, and that means that you are a new user to the platform who is not familiar with how the platform works and how you should act. Always keep that in mind, at least for the first week.
If you’ve been out from the platform for weeks/months/years and you were waiting for this moment to get back, then please, don’t go crazy on it. Be patient for the first week! Login from time to time, swipe, log out and act like a new user.
The golden rule for the first week is to avoid getting reported by someone for whatever reason, so please act accordingly!
Now let’s get to the next step you’ve been waiting for!
10. Install Tinder App (ON PHONE).
You can even download the app and log in to your new account right now if you wish to, but as I said above, I highly recommend using the account through a browser either from your laptop/PC or mobile phone for a few days and then using the app.
Either way, when the time comes and you want to install the app and start using your lovely new account, make sure you are connected to the VPN. Go ahead and download the app, install it, and log in to your new account.
That’s it, and you are officially back on Tinder!
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 AGAIN!
The tips you will find below will keep your account safe from getting banned or shadowbanned.
Read at least one time the Tinder guidelines.
You know, this stuff that no one ever reads but presses “I accept” every time. If you’re actively using the Tinder platform 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 bio is not offensive.
I said it above, and I will repeat it to make sure you understand how vital your bio is. Your bio should not be offensive to anyone or any group of people in even the slightest way. People nowadays will instantly report you and try to “cancel” you if your opinion doesn’t match theirs.
So, try to keep it simple and clean.
Don’t send the same message over and over again.
Don’t copy-paste a phrase and send it to a lot of people. That’s what low-quality bots do and get banned after a few days. Instead, try to be unique every time or at least change a few words.
Don’t go into an unmatching spree.
Even if you feel like cleaning out your closet, don’t just go and unmatch everyone in a matter of minutes. Instead, try to unmatch a small percentage every day for the rest of the month.
DON’T DO THE FOLLOWING ON TINDER:
- Use any third-party app or software like auto-swiper, auto-match, etc.
- Share nude, sexually explicit content.
- Bully, harass or disrespect anyone.
- Promote any services or spam links on chat.
- Don’t impersonate people.
- Use copyrighted content in your profile.
- Ask any user for money.
- Use Tinder to do anything illegal.
Tinder Bans and Shadowbans: Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the tinder ban last?
Tinder bans and shadowbans are permanent, and it’s almost impossible to appeal your ban. Even if you do, you most likely won’t even get a response, and even if you do, it will be negative.
Can you bypass the Tinder ban?
Yes, there is a way to bypass the Tinder ban discussed above. You will have to follow every step and read all the tips and information to ensure you won’t get banned again.
How to cancel Tinder subscriptions after being banned?
Being banned doesn’t mean that your subscriptions will stop automatically. The best thing you can do is to go ahead and manually cancel any subscriptions you had on Tinder. To do so, follow the steps below:
– Open the Google Play Store.
– Tap the Menu icon and navigate to Subscriptions.
– Select the subscription you want to cancel.
– Tap Cancel subscription.
– Open your iPhone Settings.
– Tap your name, then tap Subscriptions.
– Select the subscription you want to cancel.
– Tap Cancel Subscription.
Canceling the subscriptions doesn’t mean that Tinder will refund you even if you didn’t actively use your subscription. It means that you will not be charged in the future.
For more information about Tinder subscriptions, please visit their official page.
Does Tinder ban your IP address?
Tinder collects a lot of information about you, the device you are connected from, and the network you are using. That means that every IP Address you’ve ever used to log in to your Tinder account is in their databases.
In case you get banned from Tinder, depending on the rules you broke and violations, there is a good chance that your IP address gets banned. It’s nothing to worry about, though, since you can easily bypass it, as shown in this guide.
Does Tinder remember your device ID when they ban you?
Yes, Tinder does have a track record of your device ID bound with your account information. You will have to manually change the Device ID, reset your phone to factory defaults, or get another device to avoid getting instantly flagged from the Tinder algorithm.
Can I appeal on Tinder ban?
Yes, there is an option to appeal for your Tinder ban, but it’s tough to get a response and even harder to get a positive response that your account has been re-instated. You can give it a shot but don’t expect anything at all.
You can even try and contact their customer support on different social media accounts to try to get their attention and possibly a quicker answer/review to your ban.
Can I use Tinder if I’m banned?
You won’t be able to use Tinder again with the same account or with the same exact phone number, email, photos, etc. But, you can use Tinder again by following this guide and bypassing the shadowban or ban you had.
Will Tinder ever unban me?
Unless there is a good reason for Tinder 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, just create a new profile with the methods discussed in this article, and you will be good to go.