How to Fix “Please Confirm Your Identity” on Facebook?

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How to Fix “Please Confirm Your Identity” on Facebook?

Did you get a “Please Confirm Your Identity” error on Facebook and don’t know what to do?

It’s simple – to solve it, you’ll need to upload a photo of your ID and provide Facebook with a contact email address.

Customer support will verify your identity and get you access to your account in no time.

Many users get this error: “Recent activity may have affected your account’s security, so we’ve locked it.”

How to fix the “Please Confirm Your Identity” on Facebook error?

  1. When the error appears, tap on “Continue”
  2. Select to verify via phone and tap on “Continue”
  3. Tap on “Confirm your identity in another way”
  4. Select “Get a code sent to your phone” and “Continue”, and tap on the profile picture of those you follow
  5. Select your phone number and “Continue”
  6. Select “Upload a photo of your ID” and “Continue”
  7. Read the notice and tap on “Continue”
  8. Attach a photo and continue
  9. Enter your email address and tap on “Continue”
  10. Read the notice and check the box
  11. Open your email and tap on the confirmation link
  12. Tap on “Continue” to take control of your Facebook account and use it

This guide will teach you how to confirm your identity and go through Facebook verification to eliminate this error.

Keep reading to find out how!

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How to Fix "Please Confirm Your Identity" on Facebook?

How Can You Fix “Please Confirm Your Identity” on Facebook?

When the error appears, you’ll have to follow certain steps:

  • Tap on “Continue”
Facebook - Please confirm your identity
Facebook – Please confirm your identity

When the error first appears, it’ll tell you to confirm your identity.

All you have to do at this step is tap on “Continue” to proceed with the verification.

  • Select to verify via phone and tap on “Continue”
Select to verify via phone and tap on “Continue”
Select to verify via phone and tap on “Continue”

You have two options: “Approve your login on another phone or computer” or “Get a code sent to your phone.

Choose the first option to proceed with this guide.

  • Tap on “Confirm your identity in another way”
Tap on “Confirm your identity in another way”
Tap on “Confirm your identity in another way”

This window will show you all the devices connected to your Facebook account.

Tap on “Continue” to proceed with the security check. This means you have access to one of the devices listed.

If you don’t, tap on Confirm your identity in another way” to find another method to verify your identity.

  • Select “Get a code sent to your phone” and “Continue”
Select “Get a code sent to your phone
Select “Get a code sent to your phone

You should select “Get a code sent to your phone to start the security verification at this stage.

Then, tap on “Continue” to proceed.

  • Select your phone number and “Continue”
Select your phone number and “Continue”
Select your phone number and “Continue”

You should select your phone number and tap on “Continue” if you have access to this phone number.

If you don’t, tap on “Confirm identity in another way”.

This will let you proceed through the security check with another solution.

  • Select “Upload a photo of your ID” and “Continue”
Select “Upload a photo of your ID” and “Continue”
Select “Upload a photo of your ID” and “Continue”

If you don’t have access to other contact methods like your phone number, you must upload a photo of your ID.

Select the “Upload a photo ID option and tap on “Continue”.

  • Read the notice and tap on “Continue”
Read the notice and tap on “Continue"
Read the notice and tap on “Continue”

You must upload a photo of your passport, driver’s license, marriage certificate, national ID card, or any other photo ID.

Either one of these can serve as an identification method.

Select “Continue” to proceed.

  • Attach a photo and continue
Attach a photo and continue
Attach a photo and continue

You’ll be prompted to upload a photo of your ID on this page.

Tap on the “Take Photo” button to open the camera feature.

Take the photo, check the box saying you’ve attached a photo, and tap on “Continue”.

You should ensure that the photo is visible and all the information on your ID is readable.

  • Enter your email address and tap on “Continue”
Enter your email address and tap on “Continue”
Enter your email address and tap on “Continue”

This is where you need to enter your email address.

Don’t enter the email address linked to your email account, though.

Facebook might assume your old email address is vulnerable and might not confirm your identity.

Please provide them with another one for this step.

Then, tap on “Continue” to proceed.

  • Read the notice and check the box
Read the notice and check the box
Read the notice and check the box

Facebook will remind you that if you use this email to confirm your identity, someone with access to it will log into your Facebook account.

If this isn’t the email account associated with your Facebook account, it’s fine.

Check the box saying “Only I know the password for (email address)” and tap on “Continue”.

Facebook app will send you another notice saying they’ll send a confirmation email to your email address.

Facebook - Check your email after a day
Facebook – Check your email after a day

They’ll send the email after a working day, so check your email address at that time.

They’ll also log you off your Facebook account until you confirm your identity and complete the verification process.

  • Open your email and tap on the confirmation link

Facebook will send a confirmation link to your email.

Tap on the link to finalize the identity confirmation process.

This will take you to a notification page that says you now have access to your Facebook account.

Tap on “Continue” to take control of your Facebook account and use it
Tap on “Continue” to take control of your Facebook account and use it

Tap on “Continue” to bring control of your Facebook account and use it.

That’s it!

Conclusion

The “Please confirm your identity error doesn’t appear by mistake in most cases.

Facebook’s security algorithms are quite precise when analyzing accounts for suspicious activity, such as fake account access.

However, the algorithms can offer false-negative reports when you use third-party tools or extensions.

That’s because third-party tools are very vulnerable to being hacked or hacking.

To solve this error, you need to confirm your identity. Follow the steps above, and you’ll regain access to your Facebook account in no time!

It will take a day, so you should be prepared to wait some time for a response from the social media platform.

FAQ

Can I wait for the “Please Confirm Your Identity” error to disappear?

Sometimes, waiting for a day will eliminate this error and give you back access to your Facebook account.

But it’s not a written rule. It may not happen that way.

And you’ll have wasted an entire day for nothing.

Instead of doing nothing, you better confirm your identity using the method above.

In case the error disappears by itself, there’s no harm done.

You just took a precaution in case the error didn’t disappear by itself.

Either way, you’re getting your account back.

You can also try restarting your mobile phone, reinstalling the Facebook app, or clearing the app’s cache.

Some users have reported that doing these things, in no particular order, has helped them with the error.

Though again, it’s not a guarantee. The only guarantee is performing the identity confirmation process.

But you can try restarting your mobile phone and reinstalling the Facebook app.

You can always proceed with the identity confirmation method if that doesn’t work.

In the end, you’ll get your account back no matter what!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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