Did you ever get your TikTok account suspended?
If so, you are in good company; I know many people who get their TikTok accounts suspended.
Am I one of them?
No. However, before you rush off, you should know that I have been researching the causes of TikTok users getting their TikTok accounts suspended for months.
I have also discovered the solutions.
Based on my original research, this post shares the reasons TikTok users suffer account suspensions.
You will read first-hand accounts from people who had their TikTok accounts suspended about their experiences.
This anecdotal data helps you realize if you ever had your TikTok account suspended, you are not alone.
Will this post tell you what to do if you got your TikTok account suspended and you want it back?
Although I have never had my TikTok account suspended, I have had my Instagram account banned and I’ve had my Facebook account suspended many times. Here you can read about my frustrating experiences trying to figure out how to get out of Facebook Jail.
As you see, I can relate to the stress of being banned from using your social media account. You spend your energies trying to grow on TikTok, just to have the account taken away and your time invested wasted.
There are one billion users on TikTok. According to 2022 data, the site continues to grow at a rate of a new user each second (Source).
Do new users read the Community Guidelines before attempting to post on the site? Based on my personal social media practices, I don’t think so.
By the time you are done reading this guide, you will know why you might get your TikTok account suspended and what you can do if you find yourself in this predicament.
This article shares 13 causes and three solutions available to you.
Let’s start exploring the causes and the solutions if you get your TikTok account suspended.
Why Will You Get Your TikTok Account Suspended?
UPDATE: September 2022
Here are the reasons you will get your TikTok account suspended.
Before we proceed with the intentional actions you take that might cause you to get your TikTok account suspended, let’s start with unintentional actions.
Are you aware TikTok has a countdown timer? Suppose the TikTok timer goes off and accidentally captures you doing something inappropriate, and you post the video to TikTok unaware of what the video shows. Clearly, you will get your TikTok account suspended.
For this reason, it’s important no one else be in your video. You may not be aware of the actions of the other person on camera.
Has this ever happened to you?
You can get your TikTok account suspended if you use a VPN (Virtual Private Network.) If it goes down, Tiktok will be on to you and know that you were trying to game the system.
You can get your TikTok account suspended if you follow other accounts too fast.
You can get your TikTok account suspended if you are under 13. Thirteen years of age is the age minimum to use the site.
You can get your TikTok account suspended if you post inappropriate content.
Here are examples of content considered inappropriate by the platform:
A TikTok user called someone “ignorant” and got a ban.
Another TikTok user went live on TokTok while vaping and got banned.
You can get your TikTok account suspended if you have violent content.
In fact, this dog video account was banned. The platform claimed the angry dog video promoted violent content.
You can get your TikTok account suspended if TikTok makes a mistake.
For instance, I learned of one TikTok user who got his account banned for being under the age of 13 when, in fact, he was 23.
In total, there are 13 categories of violations that can get your TikTok account suspended.
You will find them here:
- Minor safety
- Dangerous acts and challenges
- Suicide, self-harm, and disordered eating
- Adult nudity and sexual activities
- Bullying and harassment
- Hateful behavior
- Violent extremism
- Integrity and authenticity
- Illegal activities and regulated goods
- Violent and graphic content
- Copyright and trademark infringement
- Platform security
- Ineligible for the For You Page
What Happens When You Get Your TikTok Account Suspended?
Have you ever received this notice when attempting to use TikTok?
Important notes: The violation announcement does not say which Community Guidelines the user broke.
In contrast to users who receive this notice, not all TikTok suspensions result in a permanent ban on your account.
How Long Is Your TikTok Account Suspended?
Depending on the violation, you can be put in TikTok Jail for a day or permanently banned from the site or any length in between. For instance, the TikTok user who was caught vaping during a TikTok Live had his TikTok account suspended for a week, but he was only suspended from doing more Lives.
I read of another TikTok user who had his TikTok account suspended for an hour or two.
If the platform feels you have enough violations, they will ban you and you will get your TikTok account suspended.
According to TikTok,
• We’ll send a warning in the app the first time your content violates our Community Guidelines.
• If the violation is a zero-tolerance policy, it will result in an automatic ban. We may also block a device to help prevent future accounts from being created.
After the first violation
After your first violation, we can take one or more of the following actions.
• We may suspend your account’s ability to upload a video, comment, or edit your profile for a period of time (typically between 24 or 48 hours), depending on the severity of the violation and previous violations.
• We may restrict your account to a view-only experience (typically between 72 hours or up to one week). This means that your account can’t post or engage with content during that time.
• After several violations, we’ll notify you that your account may be permanently banned. This means that if the behavior persists, the account will be permanently banned.
There is also another penalty: Your account may remain in view mode. When your TikTok account is in View Mode, you will be able to reply to comments but not post new TikTok videos.”
Based on my research, some TikTok users get notified of violations and some get their TikTok account suspended without receiving any notices at all.
What Can You Do If You Got Your TikTok Account Suspended?
If you receive notice that you are banned from using your TikTok account, there are actions you can take.
Solution 1: Appeal the Suspension
If you received notice that you are banned from using your TikTok account, you can appeal.
Fill out the online form and appeal.
Here is a template you can use:
“I feel my account was banned in error.
Can you please review my account and reinstate this account immediately?
According to a Reddit user, this worked three out of the four times he got his TikTok account suspended.
Another Reddit user recommended filling out the form between 20 and 30 times a day if you want your account back but that you shouldn’t be mean.
One important note:
Before appealing on the grounds that your account was banned in error, you should actually check the TikTok Community Guidelines to confirm you haven’t broken any of the guidelines. You can access the guidelines here: TikTok Community Guidelines.
Solution 2: Outsource to Get Help
You can go to Instagram and hire Kelvin Techxx. He offers an unbanning service.
Please note: I am not an affiliate of Kelvin Techxx. Also, I have never personally used his service.
Solution 3: Start Over
Make a new TikTok account and start growing your TikTok followers once again.
Also, people find they can access their old account by logging in through their new account.
TikTok Account Suspended: Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a TikTok account suspended for?
According to the platform, your TikTok account could be suspended for as little as 24 hours to a permanent ban. However, I know of people who only had their TikTok account suspended for an hour or two.
How do I get my suspended TikTok account back?
Check the Community Guidelines and if you feel your TikTok account was banned in error, you can appeal by clicking this link: https://www.tiktok.com/legal/report/feedback.
Wrapping Up: TikTok Account Suspended
In closing, this post shared reasons you might get your TikTok account suspended. You also discovered what options you can take if you find yourself in this frustrating situation. In addition, you saw an example of a type of TikTok video that was suspended.
Please share so other TikTok users know why they might get their TikTok account suspended so they can avoid committing these violations. Also, by sharing, they will know how to get their account unbanned.
I look forward to your views in the comments section. Have you ever had your TikTok account suspended?
Janice Wald is the founder of MostlyBlogging.com and co-founder of the Mostly Blogging Academy. She is an ebook author, blogger, blogging coach, blogging judge, freelance writer, and speaker. She won the Best Internet Marketer Award and the Best Blogger Award at the 2021 Infinity Blog Awards. Wald was also nominated as 2019 Best Internet Marketer by the Infinity Blog Awards and in 2017 as the Most Informative Blogger by the London Bloggers Bash. She’s been featured on Small Business Trends, the Huffington Post, and Lifehack.