Facebook is leading the social media market since its inception and the security it offers to users is the main attraction to over billions of users. Managing the database of billions is not a cake-walk and thus at many times Facebook directly locks the account in the case of violating its security policy, instead of informing first. Sometimes, users aren’t aware of the actions FB takes, which creates a state of dilemma. A locked FB account can be troublesome as you lose the access to the crucial data you have stored in your account.
So, here is the start-to-end guide which can help you unlock the account that has been blocked by Facebook.
When you receive the message “Facebook Account temporarily locked”, the possible reason for locked out of Facebook account can be one of the following:
Possible Reasons for Locked Out of Facebook Account
Report on Illegal activity:
If any other FB users report your account as a fake account or sent a request to block your account for performing and illicit activity. Keep in mind, a single report can never drive FB to lock your account, it must be happening in mass. So, make sure you are not performing anything suspicious on your account which can encourage the mass to report against you.
Continuously ignoring the warnings:
Facebook usually warns users of the prohibited behavior, but ignorance can force Facebook to take strict actions and block the account. Your intentions of using FB counts and if you are promoting, advertising, sharing inappropriate content, or reaching other users for dating or harassment, the account can be blocked.
If you are conducting any suspicious activity on your Facebook account, it becomes prone to suspension or blocking.
Adding random people to your FB friend list:
If you keep your arms open for unknown request while using Facebook, and add random people, you may have to face the counter effects. If you have numerous spammers as friends, you too fall in the suspect-zone and thus FB can block your authorities.
Solutionthat Can Help You Recover Locked Facebook Account:
The moment you receive the message stating “For security reason your account is temporarily locked”, try the below-given steps to recover your account:
- Go to your favorite browser and go to facebook.com
- On the prompted page, type your credentials and login
- Now, on the security page, click on “Get help from friends”
- When the trusted contact page opens, select the friends you can trust
- After this, click Continue.
- A security code will be sent to the friends you have selected
- Now, contact those friends ask them for the code.
- Provide the sets of code, and unlock your Facebook account.
Unlock Facebook Account by Identifying the Friends in Tagged Photos:
To recover your Facebook account, you can identify the people you have in your tagged photos. By telling the name of tagged friends you can assure FB that you are the real owner of the account and have a genuine friend-list. Just determine 5 of your friends to unlock your Facebook. In addition, you can skip two times (two pictures) while performing the recovery process.
Once your account is verified, you need to create a new password for your account and change the email address (which is optional) and then click Continue.
After this, the “review your application” page pops-up and you can remove or add applications, and move further. Now, it’s time to set a new security question for smooth recovery in the future.
Finally, your account is unlocked!! Happy Facebook-ing!!