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How to Get Unbanned From TikTok

By Novak Bozovic / November 20, 2021

TikTok uses advanced algorithms to detect violations of its rules, just like other social media platforms. If you’ve found yourself targeted by that system (for whatever reason), you’ll want to know how to get unbanned from TikTok. With that said, know that you have several options right now, which we’ll explain in this article.

So, to get unbanned from TikTok, you need to contact this platform and submit your appeal. Of course, know that if you’ve been banned for repeated offenses, a permanent ban is something you’ll have a hard time bypassing. And now, let’s take a closer look, shall we? 

Method #1: Submit an Appeal to TikTok

Before submitting your appeal, we recommend reading TikTok’s Community Guidelines. You need to be aware of what you did wrong, which improves your chances of having your TikTok account restored. 


Keep in mind that TikTok has an unusually short appeal deadline. If you fail to submit an appeal on time, you’ll be prevented from doing so via the TikTok app. In that case, jump to the second method (instructing you to send an email) described below. 

Then, you need to use the TikTok app to submit your request. To learn how that is done, go through the following steps. 

  1. Open the TikTok app on your smartphone. 
  2. Navigate to 'Profile.'
  3. Tap on the 'three dots/lines' icon, visible in the top-right corner. 
  4. Then, pick 'Report a Problem.'
  5. Next, tap on 'Account and Profile.'
  6. Select the 'Compose' icon, in the top-right corner.
  7. Tap the 'Compose' icon once again.
  8. Describe the issue you’re experiencing and ask to have your account reviewed.
  9. Once happy with your message, tap on 'Submit.'

Keep in mind that you need to be very clear in your message. If you believe that your account was banned by accident, say that you did nothing wrong and ask TikTok to allow you to access your account in its full capacity. 

However, if you did something against TikTok’s rules, make sure to be polite and apologize. Say that you weren’t aware you were doing something against the app’s policies and ask to have your account reviewed by TikTok’s team.

Method #2: Contact TikTok via Email

To increase your chances of getting unbanned from TikTok, you can also compose an email and send it to [email protected] and/or [email protected]

In case you’re a creator, you can send your email to an additional address, to a team that works with TikTok’s creators. Check which email address you need to use, based on your location: 

Once again, we’d like to remind you to be polite and very precise in describing the reason for your TikTok ban. If your account has been flagged by accident, you need to provide proof of your statements (to speed up the process).

Method #3: Use a VPN Service (If TikTok Is Unavailable in Your Country)

In case you’ve moved between countries, or if TikTok no longer works in your country, your account can get banned as a precautionary measure. This isn’t the same type of account ban as addressed above, which means there’s a different workaround to unban TikTok. 

So, to bypass TikTok’s region-based restrictions, you need to use a VPN service. By connecting to a server located in a country where TikTok works, you’ll get to unblock the app. That means having full access to the app – without any restrictions whatsoever. 

Before you dive deeper, it’s worth learning more about VPNs apps, including how VPNs work. They’re pretty easy to use, but it’s always a good idea to make an informed decision. 

Then, head over to our article on the best VPNs for unblocking TikTok. We made sure to answer any questions you might have while giving you a set of solid options along the way. 


What’s the Most Effective Way to Get Unbanned from TikTok?

The most effective way to get unbanned from TikTok is to submit an appeal. You can do that by using the app itself, on your smartphone.

What Types of TikTok Bans Are There? 

In general, there are temporary bans (for first-time offenders) and permanent bans (for repeated offenders). There are also shadow-bans, which affect parts of your content.

How Long Do TikTok Bans Last?

TikTok’s temporary bans can last anywhere from one day up to two weeks. That depends on the reason for your ban and the seriousness of your violations. 

How Long Is a Permanent Ban on TikTok? 

TikTok’s permanent bans are – permanent. In other words, the only way to undo a permanent ban is to contact TikTok and try to get your account to be reviewed again. 

How Many Violations You Need to Get Banned on TikTok?

TikTok doesn’t offer a threshold limit regarding how many community guidelines strikes it takes to get your account banned. Sometimes, even a single strike is enough. 

It all comes down to what you did to get your account banned. In terms of less severe violations, you’ll most face several temporary bans. Repeated offenses lead to permanent bans. 

There you have it – the three most effective ways to get unbanned from TikTok. If you have any questions for us, make sure to use the comments section below. Thank you for reading!

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