How to Undisable Instagram Account + Top 7 Disabling Reasons

This post will explain how to undisable Instagram account step-by-step. You can also find possible reasons why your Instagram account might have been deactivated including your intentional self-deactivation. For those who might find written guide …

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This post will explain how to undisable Instagram account step-by-step. You can also find possible reasons why your Instagram account might have been deactivated including your intentional self-deactivation. For those who might find written guide difficult, I included a video instruction so that all the visitors can achieve what they came for.

How to Undisable Instagram Account

To find out how to undisable Instagram account, let’s clarify two scenarios. Your account could be deactivated because you decided to have a break and have made your account disable voluntarily. In this case, undisabling is easy. The other case is tricky. That when Instagram disabled your account for a reason. It cloud be you may have violated some rules against Instagram Terms of Use. Or, it may be related so security.

Let’s assume that we are in the similar case – account deactivated by yourself.

How to Reactivate Instagram Account (Deactivated By Yourself)

I believe it was quite straightforward to deactivate your Instagram account. Reactivation is as easy as deactivation.

  1. Go to your Instagram app or Instagram website.
  2. Try to log in using the account credential that’s been deactivated.
  3. If you successfully log in, that means your account now has been reactivated.

That’s it. You did not have to find a menu or raise a ticket if it is you who deactivated your account.

If you came to this post less than 24 hours since you have deactivated your account, you may not be able to deactivate it. The Instagram require every user who deactivates an account to wait for 24 hours in order to reactivate it. So, if this is your case, make sure you have waited for more than 24 hours.

You also want to know that if you have deleted, not deactivated, your account, you cannot reactivate it. Deleting means that you have permanently terminated your account so you no longer can access it. So, think carefully to delete your account.

How to Undisable Instagram Account (Disabled by Instagram)

If your account has been disabled by Instagram, you need to submit your appeal to Instagram. How do you know if you fall into this case? When you try to log in, if disabled, the app or the website will say something like “Your account has been disabled for violating our terms.” Instagram will notify you of suspension, but they may not point to which specific term(s) you violated.

To recover your undisabled account, you need to appeal to them.

  1. Open your web browser.
    • Since you have to fill out the form, using your laptop or PC can be easier than using your smartphone.
  2. Go to this Instagram appeal form.
  3. Fill out all the empty input boxes. The form will ask you to provide the following details:
    • Full name
    • Your Instagram username
    • Your email address
    • Your mobile number
    • The reason why you’re appealing the decision to permanently deactivate this account
  4. Once you complete the form, click “Send” to submit the form.
  5. That’s it and you have to wait.

Video Instruction

If you found the written guides above hard to follow, check this video instruction. The video only covers when your account has been disabled by Instagram, which is a more difficult case.

How to Reactivate Instagram Account

Possible Reasons For Being Disabled

If your account has been disabled by Instagram, that’s likely to be caused by violation against the Instagram’s Community Guidelines. Breaking some of these rules can lead to suspension of your account.

Instagram does not like anyone breaking the guidelines or the law
Instagram does not like anyone breaking the guidelines or the law

You used someone else’s work without proper right

When you post content on Instagram, you need to share authentic content. You shouldn’t just copy and paste someone else’s work without proper right and post it on Instagram. It is against intellectual property rights and not respectful to the creators.

You posted inappropriate photos or videos for a diverse audience

You would understand what inappropriate photos or videos. If you want to check the full list of inappropriate contents, check the guidelines and find “Post photos and videos that are appropriate for a diverse audience”. This section explains that the photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women breastfeeding are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is also permitted.

As a dad, I understand you want to share photos of your kids. But, mind that, for safety reasons, Instagram can remove your children’s photos that involve nudity or partial nudity. Even when you had a good intention, it could cause some unexpected incidents. Instagram shares these Tips for Parents.

You fostered in-genuine interactions

I believe most of the Instagram users want attention from other users. They want more likes, followers, shares, and reads. It takes time and effort to earn more of these. If you used artificial ways for interactions, Instagram can notice them and ban your account. The non-genuine interactions include artificially increasing likes, followers, or shares. You shouldn’t post repetitive comments or content, or continuously contacting people for commercial purposes without their permission. You are also not allowed to do any activities to trade fake user reviews.

You broke the law

Being on a social platform shouldn’t be any different when it comes to abiding the law. Instagram does not tolerate any activities that are against the law. According to the guidelines, you must not “support or praise terrorism, organized crime, or hate groups. Offering sexual services, buying or selling firearms, alcohol, and tobacco products between private individuals, and buying or selling illegal or prescription drugs (even if legal in your region) are also not allowed.”

Instagram also bans the sale of live animals between persons although actual stores can offer these sales. Any activities promoting gambling or lotteries must be done after getting a consent from Instagram. Also, needless to say, any criminal activities are strictly banned.

You didn’t respect others

If your posts contain hate speech, threats, blackmailing, harassing or any other unjust intentions, Instagram will ban your account. Instagram does not allow any contents that encourage violence or attack based on someone’s race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any personal elements that should be respected.

You glorified self-injury

Your injury like cutting, disorders, or any other physical or mental illnesses shouldn’t be glorified and shared on Instagram. Your posts involving any of these can encourage others to embrace injuries. If this is reported, Instagram will delete the content or disable your account.

You were not careful for sharing newsworthy events

Social media platforms are a powerful medium to spread information. When they are used carelessly, wrong information, or inappropriate content such as graphic images can also spread widely. To check the quality and rightfulness of the contents, Instagram monitors your posts and remove posts if inappropriate. If you have to use graphic images to raise awareness, caption your image with a warning about graphic content.


In this post, we learned how to undisable Instagram account step-by-step. After reading the written and video instructions, I believe you should be able to know how to recover your account. I also shared 7 possible reasons why Instagram disabled your account. If you know what’s the cause, you’ll know how to fix, which might help you to get a positive response from your appeal.

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