How to fix the Snapchat temporarily locked issue? (March 2022)

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Wondering how to fix the “Oh no! Your account has been temporarily locked” issue in Snapchat? Yes, then you are at the right place to fix the Snapchat temporary lock issue.

Why Snapchat temporarily locked your account ?

If you are using any third-party apps, plug-ins, or tweaks, then that might result in a temporary lock of your Snapchat account.

Snapchat also has automated systems that try to detect when accounts are being used for things like spam.

Unfortunately, sometimes legitimate accounts get locked by mistake. Your account might be one among them.

Why Snapchat keeps locking my account?

Continued use of third-party applications, plug-ins, tweaks, sending spam, or other abusive behavior can lead to your account getting locked again.

You must uninstall any third-party apps, plug-ins and tweaks before trying to unlock your Snapchat account.

How to fix Snapchat issue “Oh no! Your account has been temporarily locked”?

Here we will discuss a few different methods to bypass a Snapchat temporary lock issue.

Method 1: Submit a request to unlock the account

Method 2: Wait it out

Method 3: Buy a new phone

Method 4: Contact Snapchat

We will discuss each of these methods in detail below.

Method 1: Submit a request to unlock the Snapchat account

If you received a message saying that your Snapchat account has been temporarily locked, please wait and try logging in again after several hours.

If your account has been locked for an extended period of time, then you can follow the below steps to request an unlock on the Snapchat account.

Visit Snapchat account unlock page.

snapchat temporarily locked for no reason

Enter your username and password.

Click on “I’m not a robot”.

Click on Log In

Once you have logged in, you will see a screen like this.

snapchat temporarily locked unlock form

Click on “I’m not a robot”.

Click on Unlock.

Now your account gets unlocked.

Method 2: Wait it out

If you are not addicted to Snapchat, then it is advisable to wait it out. You have to wait a while until the temporary lock lifts from your account. Many people have confirmed that the temporary lock lasts only for 72 hours.

Try not to log in on Snapchat during this period.

Method 3: Buy a new phone

Sometimes, Snapchat keeps logging you out while you try to login. This occurs because Snapchat bans your device. Snapchat bans a device based on its IMEI number. So, to bypass the ban, you can buy a new phone.

After buying a new phone, you should take the following precautions.

  • Try not to use the same sim card as your banned device.
  • Try not to login to your new phone with your old iCloud account. A new iCloud account must be created on your new device.
  • Try not to connect to any of your local WiFi routers. Keep your device in LTE mode at all times.
  • Avoid using a VPN on your new device. Keep your IP address stable to reduce suspicious activity.
  • Verify your Snapchat with a fresh Gmail account. Ensure to create this account on your new device.

You can follow all or any of these precautions. If possible, it is better to take all the above precautions. There are people whose devices got banned again for not following any of these precautions.

Method 4: Contact Snapchat

You can also try reaching out to Snapchat informing them about your issues. There are different ways to contact Snapchat support team. A few of them are mentioned below.

  1. Use Snapchat Support online resources
  2. Contact Snapchat through Report link
  3. Get Snapchat support through Quora and Reddit
  4. Contact Snapchat Support through Twitter and Linkedin
  5. Contact Snapchat Support through Email
  6. Contact Snapchat directly

Detailed step-by-step instruction regarding each of these methods is provided in the following article.

6 trusted ways to contact Snapchat support

FAQs

How long is a temporary lock on Snapchat?

In normal cases, temporary lock on Snapchat lasts for 72 hours. However, sometimes it might last longer. In those cases, it is advised to check whether you are device banned on Snapchat.

What to do if my Snapchat account is locked for no reason?

Snapchat might sometimes mistake your activities on your account as spam. In those cases, your account will get locked. You can follow the method mentioned in this article to fix the issue. In case, it is a device ban, you are advised to read this article on 5 ways to fix Snapchat device ban.

Wrapping Up

Hope you get an idea about bypassing the Snapchat temporary lock on Android or iPhone devices. Kindly let us know if you have any queries.