How to Recover a Disabled Facebook Account

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Recover a Disabled Facebook Account

Is your Facebook account disabled?

Do you want it back?

You can do that by appealing Facebook’s decision within 30 days.

If you don’t appeal within 30 days, Facebook will permanently disable your account, and there’s no return.

Did your account get disabled because you violated community guidelines or without any reason?

In this article, you’ll learn how to recover your disabled Facebook account in a few simple steps.

How to recover your disabled Facebook account:

  1. Go to the “My account was disabled” Facebook form
  2. Complete the form will all the necessary information
  3. Enter the email address or phone number associated with the disabled account, and then enter your full name as listed on the account
  4. Upload a picture of your ID so they can verify it’s you
  5. Click “Send”

Keep reading to find out more about recovering disabled Facebook accounts.

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How to Recover a Disabled Facebook Account

How To Recover Your Disabled Facebook Account

You can submit an appeal for a disabled Facebook account in three forms.

Here’s Form 1, here’s Form 2, and here’s Form 3.

Try the first form initially. If that doesn’t work, move on to Form 2 and Form 3.

This article will show detailed instructions on submitting an appeal using the first form only.

Alternatively, you can search “My personal account was disabled” on Google and click on the first result.

Search for “My personal account was disabled” on Google
Search for “My personal account was disabled” on Google

Once you click on the first result, you’ll get taken to this page.

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Complete the form to recover the disabled Facebook account

Complete the form will all the necessary information.

Enter the email address or phone number associated with the disabled account, and then enter your full name on the account.

Finally, upload a picture of your ID so they can verify it’s you.

Also, know that Facebook saves the photo of your ID for up to a year to improve their fake ID detection algorithms.

If you don’t want that, follow the instructions on the webpage.

After you enter all the necessary information and click “Send,” you’ll need to wait.

Generally, Facebook will reply within 3-5 days. If they don’t, you can only wait a bit more.

If they’re very busy, it may take more than a week. Either way, you should check your email periodically.

The other two forms function similarly, but you must use the first one.

Use the other two if the first one doesn’t work.

Moreover, if your account was disabled for a good reason, you need to explain yourself if you can.

Tell them it was a mistake and you did nothing wrong.

But even if you don’t say anything, the Facebook reviewer will analyze your case and see why your account was disabled.

If it were a mistake, they’d reinstate it after a couple of days.

If you did break some community guidelines, they might still reinstate your account.

But if you’re a repeat offender, they may choose to disable it permanently.


More and more people are getting their Facebook accounts disabled these days.

While many of them have broken community guidelines, some haven’t.

They’re getting their accounts disabled for no good reason.

Either way, you must appeal Facebook’s decision within 30 days, or they’ll permanently disable your account.

Follow the steps above and go to the appeal page. Fill in the fields with your information, upload an ID photo, and you’re good.

Within 3-5 days a week, Facebook Help Center should reply to your email.

In certain cases, if the Facebook team rejects your appeal, you could also lose access to your Instagram account.

This is because Facebook owns Instagram, and your password can also be used to log in to Instagram.

Also, your disabled account could affect your Facebook ad account in certain cases.


Why was my Facebook account disabled?

Either it was a mistake, or you’ve broken some community guidelines. That much is clear.

But what are Facebook’s community guidelines, and what could have gotten your account disabled?

Either one of the following violations could get your account disabled:

– Impersonating someone else
– Posting content that violated the Facebook Terms
– Harassing other people even though they asked you to stop
– Promoting or advertising content that’s not allowed on Facebook
– Using a fake profile name
– Receiving numerous bad reports from people
– Spamming
– Posting sexual content
– Hate speech or direct attacks on people
– Content with excessive violence and self-harm

The above could “land you in jail” and get your Facebook account disabled.

Can you speed up the account recovery process?

No, there’s no way you can do that. In some cases, people have received recovery confirmation in a day.

Others have waited for more than a week to get their accounts back.

It all depends on how busy Facebook customer support is.

If they’re free for the day and there’s someone to review your appeal, you’ll get the account back fast.

You won’t speed up the process by submitting another appeal, though.

On the contrary, if you’re spamming appeals, they may not reinstate your account at all.

Can you recover your Facebook account without an email address?

Yes, it’s possible to recover your Facebook account without an email address.

In the Facebook appeal form, you can enter your mobile phone number as a replacement.

But Facebook won’t send you a message on your phone after they reactivate your account.

You’ll need to try logging in daily to know if your Facebook account was reactivated.

That’s the only way to check if it was reinstated.

If you had an email address, Facebook would send the account status there.

But you’re left with no option other than using your mobile phone number if you don’t.

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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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