How To Unlock The Locked Twitter Account?

28 November 2019

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Having a locked Twitter account could be annoying and irritating as this restricts you to access your Twitter profile. Once your account is locked, then you would not be able to perform any activity on your account.

There are several reasons due to which Twitter may lock or place temporary restrictions to someone's account like suspicious activities of the user, violation of the Twitter Rules and Terms of Service, unethical posts and many more.


Note:  "If you log in or open the Twitter application and see a message that your account has been locked or some of your account's features have been restricted,  it means your Twitter account has been locked by the channel."

Fortunately, there are multiple ways to easily unlock Twitter account that has been locked, but before unlocking the account, it is important for you to know the exact reason and identify the problem due to which your account got blocked.


Table of Contents

  1. Reasons To Identify For The Locked Twitter Account
  2. How To Unlock A Twitter Account?
  3. How To Fix A Limited/Restricted Twitter Account?
  4. How To Manage A Suspended Twitter Account?
  5. How To Delete A Locked Twitter Account?

Reasons To Identify For The Locked Twitter Account:

Every social network has some community standards and a range of ways to access the account, and Twitter also has its own ways which need to be followed by the users to access the Twitter account. Check out the reasons due to which your account could get blocked or restricted and what causes them to activate.

Locked Twitter Account: When a Twitter account gets locked, then the channel forcefully logs you out on all of your devices because of all the suspicious behavior or the security concerns. This could happen due to the multiple attempts with incorrect password on your account, or too many third-party tools has been used or connected to your Twitter account and so on.

Limited Twitter Account: If you breach Twitter's community standards and Terms of Service, or you are too active on the channel, then the channel could restrict your account with some limitations to prevent you from tweeting, retweeting, and liking. Apart from this, restrictions are usually automated to stop spam on the network but Twitter staff can also activate them.

Suspended Twitter Account:Suspended accounts are equivalent to being banned on Twitter. Most of the time a suspension on Twitter is temporary and could be requested to remove, but usually, it is permanent. Twitter accounts are usually suspended for spam, fake news, being a fake account, hacked or violating Twitter rules.

Once you are well-aware with the facts behind the locked Twitter account, you are ready to attempt the easy procedure to unlock the account. Read on the post and learn the basic steps to unlock your Twitter account from every restriction.


How To Unlock A Twitter Account?

If your Twitter account is locked and you try to log in it, you will be presented with a message explaining why your account has been locked and how you can unlock it.

Note:"You could not log in your Twitter account if the account is not unblocked."

If your Twitter account has been locked, the channel may lock it and request you to confirm that you are the valid owner of the account. To unlock the Twitter account-

1. Log In Twitter:

Log in your Twitter account via correct login id and password.

Log In Twitter

2. Look For The Message:

Look for the message letting you know that your account has been locked.

Look For The Message

3. Start:

Once you received the message about your account's current status then you will be required to tap "Start" to simply unlock your Twitter account.

tap Start to simply unlock your Twitter account

4. Enter Phone Number:

Now, it is the right time to provide your phone number- here you need to make sure that the number you are going to provide should be associated with your account.

Enter Mobile Number

Once you provide your phone number, Twitter will send a phone call with a verification code. It would take a few minutes for the verification code to be delivered to your phone.

After entering the verification code, you will be required to click "Submit"  to unblock your account.

** If you have an email address associated with your account, then Twitter will also send all the instructions to the email. Just in case, you don't see an email from the channel, then check your spam, junk folders.


How To Fix A Limited/Restricted Twitter Account?

Twitter could restrict account for various reasons which have no end and the exact reason will vary. And the cause of restriction does not matter, Twitter will always connect with you through a direct message and email to explain why your account has been restricted and what actions you should take to get rid of this.

Here, we have posted some of the action that you should follow to remove the restrictions from your Twitter account-

  • Verify your email.
  • Verify your phone number or add one to your account.
  • Delete the tweets associated with the rules that were violated.
  • Change your password.
  • Request for the removal of limitations

Note:"In most of the situations, it is better to apologies when communicating with Twitter for violating its terms of services."


How To Manage A Suspended Twitter Account?

Twitter suspends users' account only at the last stage when the user has crossed the limit of breaching its terms and policies or has violated the network's rules. But sometimes, it is easy to get a Twitter account reinstated.

Few suspended accounts will be represented with the actions they could take to reinstate their account. These actions could vary by user and usually involve confirming your identity through email or phone number.


How To Delete A Locked Twitter Account?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to delete a locked, limited, or suspended Twitter account. The one and only way to delete a locked Twitter account is; unlock the account and then follow the procedure to deactivate the account.

If you do not want that your Twitter account gets suspended or limited with any sort of restrictions, then ensure that you do not violate its terms and services and do not make the use of Twitter for any suspicious activity.