How Can I Recover My Banned Whatsapp Account?

There are very many people from different parts of the world who use WhatsApp Messenger. However, some accounts that violate WhatsApp terms of service usually get banned and locked. If that sounds like you, do not despair as there is still hope for recovery. With some effort, you may be able to unlock your account and gain access to your chats with friends and family members again.

It is important to first of all understand what kind of ban has been placed on your account before you can recover it:

Temporary ban: This is usually a warning from WhatsApp, and most times they themselves remove the ban on the account after several days.

You may be temporarily banned from WhatsApp if:

1. You tend to use unofficial clients to gain access to the platform.

2. You have a habit of sending too many messages to people who do not have your phone number on their address book.

3. You create WhatsApp groups with multiple users who don't have your number.

4. You are blocked a significant number of users in a fairly short period.

5. You send the same sort of message to too many users (without utilizing broadcast lists).

Permanent ban: This kind of ban is meant to last forever, unless the ban occurred due to a mistake on the part of WhatsApp. The procedure for unlocking the account is usually more tasking.

You can be permanently banned from if:

1. You use WhatsApp Messenger to send ads and spam or post unlawful content like images, and videos that are sexually offensive.

2. You use unofficial clients repeatedly.

3. You break WhatsApp terms of service continuously.

How to Recover a Temporarily Banned WhatsApp Account

If your WhatsApp account has been temporarily banned and you see a 24-hr, 48-hr or a longer countdown on the app's main screen, you can restore access to the account by removing whatever caused the ban and then wait patiently for the countdown to end.

When the timer has reached zero, you should be able to access your chats again. To avoid getting banned in the future, don't send messages to "unknown" persons (i.e. people who do not have your contact on their address book).

If the reason for the temporary ban was due to using third-party clients that WhatsApp does not support officially, delete them from your smartphone immediately and wait until the ban is ended and reinstall the official WhatsApp messenger for Android or iPhone.

For Android:

  1. Navigate to the Android drawer that shows the apps installed in the device.
  2. Look for the alternative WhatsApp client you were using to use the service e.g. WhatsApp+, GB WhatsApp, WhatsApp MD, etc.
  3. Tap and hold the app icon and uninstall or delete it.
  4. Press OK to confirm the deletion.
  5. Wait patiently for your WhatsApp Account to be unlocked.
  6. Reinstall the official version of WhatsApp on your phone to be able to access your account.

For iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings application on the iOS main screen.
  2. Tap on the icon for the alternative WhatsApp client for some time until it starts to move then press the x tab that appears on the icon. Choose Delete.
  3. Wait for the account to be unlocked.
  4. Reinstall the official version of WhatsApp messenger and follow the original application procedure.

How to Recover a Permanently Banned Account

When you see "your number is no longer enabled to use our service", on the main screen of your WhatsApp account, this means your account has been permanently locked. The only solution here is to try to send an email to the technical support team for WhatsApp and ask them for a more detailed evaluation of your account to prove that you did not commit any of the violations that caused your account to be permanently deleted. Here are the WhatsApp contact details.

If you are unable to prove your innocence and WhatsApp refuses to restore your account, you shouldn't be tempted to turn to suspicious online applications or services that promise to unban WhatsApp for you.

Why Did GetHuman Write "How Can I Recover My Banned Whatsapp Account?"?

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