Looking to get back into the world of dating after being banned from Tinder?

Well look no further, because In this ultimate 2022 guide, we'll show you step-by-step how to get unbanned from Tinder so you can start swiping again in no time. This guide will walk you through the various ways of getting unbanned from Tinder, step-by-step. We'll also give you some tips on how to avoid getting banned in the future.

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Tinder Ban Explained (Tinder Ban vs. Tinder Shadowban)

First things first, let's understand what a Tinder ban is. A Tinder ban is basically a complete shutdown of your tinder account on the app, meaning that nobody can see your profile or interact with you in any way. Your tinder account simply ceases to exist.

Plus if you are banned from Tinder, it means you can no longer use the app with that phone number. You will also lose any special features that you had as a premium user.

Some users may be shadowbanned instead, which means that while you won't be able to view their profiles or receive any messages from them, they won't be aware of this change either.

There are a lot of reasons why being shadowbanned on Tinder is the worst. For starters, it means that you're not going to show up in anyone's stack of potential matches. That means that you're essentially invisible to everyone on the app, which is a huge bummer.

Another reason why it sucks is that it feels like you're suddenly randomly shadowbanned on tinder without a valid reason. There have been hundreds of people on Reddit who have been shadowbanned, often without understanding why.

It's important to note that getting banned on tinder is not the same as being blocked by another user. A block is a more temporary measure, typically used to prevent someone from contacting you if they are being abusive or harassing.

If you want to learn how to get unbanned from Tinder, read on.

Is A Tinder Ban Final Or Temporary?

If you're shadowbanned there's really no telling how long it could last, but for most people it seems to be permanent. If you're completely banned then it's usually a final decision (unless support helps you reverse it).

First check if Tinder is down.

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps in the world, with millions of users around the globe. However, if you find yourself unable to use Tinder for any reason, it can be frustrating and confusing. In this guide, we will show you how to check if Tinder is down or experiencing technical issues so that you can get back to swiping as quickly as possible.

One of the easiest ways to check if Tinder is down or experiencing technical issues is by simply visiting the official Tinder website. On this website, you will be able to see if there are any known outages or issues with the app at that time.

Another option is to check Tinder's social media profiles, such as their Facebook or Twitter pages.

On these platforms, you may find information about any ongoing technical problems and any potential workarounds for getting back into your Tinder account.

What is Tinder Error Code (40303)?

If you get an error code A40303 when trying to log in to your Tinder account, it means that your account has been banned from the platform. This can happen for a number of reasons, including violating community guidelines or Terms of Service.

Many people have found themselves facing the dreaded A40303 error code, signaling that their tinder account has been banned. But don't worry - there are ways to get unbanned from Tinder if you're willing to put in a little bit of effort.

"Your Tinder Account has been Banned"

Pretty self-explanatory. In this case, Tinder explicitly tells you that your Tinder account has been banned from Tinder. This happens rarely, and only after you have been reported repeatedly by many people. If you see this message, you're gonna have a hard time getting it back.

It can be really difficult to get unbanned from Tinder. Many users report that the Tinder support team is slow to respond, and can often take weeks or months before they address your appeal if they respond at all. We have instructions on how to contact the Tinder support team below.

Reasons for Getting Banned from Tinder

The easiest way to keep your Tinder profile alive is to not get banned in the first place. There are a number of red flags they look for when banning Tinder profiles, including sexually explicit profiles and inappropriate photos. Here are the top five reasons Tinder will ban an account.

1. Sending unwanted or inappropriate messages to other users, either using explicit language or making sexual advances.

One of the most common reasons that Tinder will ban an account is if the user is sending unwanted or inappropriate messages to other users, either using explicit language or making sexual advances. This behavior is not only against the Tinder Terms of Service, but it also goes against the grain of what most users are looking for on the app - a respectful and fun interaction with someone they're interested in.

2. Creating multiple Tinder accounts or using bots to boost your profile in order to gain more matches or swipes.

In addition to sending unwanted messages, another common reason that Tinder will ban an account is if the user has created multiple accounts or used bots to boost their profile in order to gain more matches or swipes. This behavior is also against the Tinder Terms of Service, and it's something that the app takes very seriously.

3. Spamming other users with unwanted pictures, messages, or links.

Tinder also has a strict policy against spamming other users with unwanted pictures, messages, or links. This kind of behavior is disruptive to the community, and it runs counter to the purpose of the app, which is designed to help people make connections based on mutual attraction.

One of the most common offenders here is OnlyFans. In the last two years, there has been an influx of Onlyfans creators using Tinder to lure in paid subscribers to their OnlyFans accounts, among other social media accounts.

Another common offender here is prostitution.  Many sex workers use Tinder as a way to connect with potential clients, and sometimes this can result in an unwanted or inappropriate exchange that leads to the user being banned from the app.

4. Using fake or stolen photos in your profile.

For the love of God, do not use fake or stolen photos on your Tinder profile. Tinder takes safety very seriously and will drop the Tinder ban hammer on anyone who appears to have a fake profile.

If you're doing this, stop. Nobody wants to be catfished, and your dates will figure out they've been duped the moment they meet you for the first time.

If you're having trouble getting matches with your current photos, there are better ways to solve this problem. You can learn how to take better photos using your phone, or you can work with a company like ours to get real, authentic, high-converting dating profile photos.

5. Impersonating another person on Tinder.

Finally, it is against the Terms of Service to impersonate another person on Tinder. This can include creating Tinder accounts that use your name and photo but have different personal details or creating fake profiles that falsely represent other people.

Not only is this behavior against the Tinder Terms of Service and Community Guidelines, but it can also be quite harmful to the people you're impersonating. If you're caught doing this, you will almost certainly be banned from the app for good

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There are a few other reasons you could get banned on Tinder, including using hate speech, sending sexually explicit messages or sending messages that simply look like spam.

The Tinder terms of service are in place to create a respectful and fun environment for all users, and anyone who does not adhere to them will be banned from the app. So if you want to avoid being banned on Tinder, make sure you are respectful and consider your approach.

Your Tinder Account is Under Review

If you receive the message "Your Tinder Account is Under Review", it probably means that there is something suspicious or inappropriate about your Tinder account.

Tinder may be reviewing your account to make sure that you are not a spammer or a fake profile. In most cases, this shouldn't be cause for alarm, but we would suggest limiting your activity on the app to just the basics (matching & messaging).

But if you think there is nothing wrong with your account and want to prevent a full-out Tinder ban, you can try contacting Tinder customer support (although the jury is out on whether or not this is effective).

Does Having a Tinder Subscription stop you from being banned?

Some people believe having a tinder subscription will reduce your chances of tinder bans. Unfortunately from our research that doesn't seem to be true. Even if you have an active Tinder subscription, you can still get banned for breaking the community guidelines.

What happens to Tinder Gold / Platinum if I'm banned?

If you're banned from Tinder, your Tinder Gold or Platinum subscription will be canceled automatically. You will not be able to use any of the features that come with these subscriptions, and you will not be able to get a refund for the time you have already paid for.

Can I create a new Tinder account?

Yes, but you need to do it carefully. This method is called a 'Hard Reset' (see below).

How to do a Hard Reset on Tinder

One of the ways to get over a Tinder Ban is to do what's called a Hard Reset. This tip comes from the community over at r/SwipeHelper and seems to have worked for many people.

Tinder Ban/Shadowban Hard Reset Guide

  1. Delete your account
  2. If on a device, uninstall the app
  3. Create a new email address
  4. Get a new number
  5. Edit your photos in some way to make them not the same photo, e.g. adding a pixel somewhere, cropping, and/or strip EXIF info, save with different filename
  6. Use a different IP address than when you created your account
  7. Open your web browser or get a new device
  8. Create a new account with your new number and email address

Other considerations:

  • Don't link old Instagram/Spotify etc.
  • Don't pay with the same card, if buying premium services
  • Never do face verification
  • You don't need to wait a certain period of time (like 90 days) if doing a hard reset

Does Tinder use Facial Recognition?

This is a widely debated topic on r/SwipeHelper with many users swearing that Tinder uses Facial Recognition to track tinder bans. If that's true, then you could follow all the right steps and create a new account - and still, get banned on Tinder.

We've seen reports of users on Reddit who have gone through the effort of buying a new phone/device, using a new phone number, using a new google play store ID or apple ID, creating a new tinder account, uploading new photos and following the guidelines - and they still get banned on Tinder.


Luckily, we believe that Tinder is not using facial recognition to track banned accounts. Besides the privacy concerns, there's simply not enough evidence to show that facial recognition is being utilized.

We do believe that image recognition is at play, but this is using a more fundamental approach using EXIF data, rather than AI algorithms. We've seen a lot of people report successfully that they've been able to reset their Tinder Profile by removing the EXIF data from their photos, although we haven't tested this ourselves.

Instead of facial recognition, Tinder could be looking at other factors such as your phone number, credit card data, Facebook account, Apple ID or Google Play Store credentials, and even the linked Spotify/Instagram accounts. That means even if you created a new account, they could cross-reference the old account and see why that account was banned.

How to Appeal a Tinder Ban (Updated for 2022)

Recently banned on Tinder? Let's talk about the ban appeal process.

It might surprise you to know that Tinder doesn't actually have a formal appeals process for banned accounts. There's no phone number you can call to get unbanned. But considering the sheer volume of people using the app, this makes a lot of sense. The number of emails they would receive regarding ban appeals would be absurd.

Tinder Ban Appeal Official Documentation:

Tinder: My Account Was Banned

However, if your account was banned by mistake, we suggest reaching out to their customer support team just in case. There have been a number of reports on Reddit where users reached out to Tinder customer support to get their accounts unbanned.

When inquiring about a ban appeal, be extra nice to the Tinder support team.

This is not the time or place to be a self-righteous dick. You want to be as nice and courteous as possible to increase their chances of helping you. You want them to root for you, rather than be unwilling to help.

Explain the facts in a clear/concise way. Tell them how you're using Tinder to find love and how you've followed all the rules but somehow you were still banned and you're not sure why. Be honest and transparent.

The last time we checked you could use this form to submit an appeal request. But this might change, so you might have to do some googling for the most up-to-date contact details. We recommend waiting 2-3 days for a response due to the volume of requests they have to get through.

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Tinder Ban Recap:

Follow the Tinder Community Guidelines.

Avoid hate speech, sending links to social media accounts (like OnlyFans), spam, nudity or sexually explicit photos.

Avoid Getting Reported.

If you break the Community Guidelines and get reported by multiple users, there's a great chance you'll get banned - and a very slim chance you'll get your account back (even if you have a Tinder Subscription).

Already banned? Reach out to Tinder support.

While there's no official protocol to get unbanned, some users have reported success by politely reaching out to the Tinder support team. Besides creating a completely new account, this is your only shot to get unbanned, so be nice to them.

If all else fails, try creating a new account (ie. Tinder Reset).

Sign up with a new account using a new phone number and email address. Use different photos or crop your current ones. Wipe the EXIF data and save with new filenames. Don't link this new account to any of the services you linked your banned account to, otherwise, your new account could end up getting banned too.

If all else fails, try another dating app.

There are a number of online dating apps such as Bumble and Hinge that you could try. While Tinder does have the largest volume out of all the other online dating apps, many of our clients actually prefer using Hinge or Bumble.

Tinder is a great way to meet new people, but you need to make sure you’re following the terms of service. If you find yourself banned from Tinder, you can try reaching out to their customer support team. If you were banned at no fault to yourself, they may be able to help you get back on your way to finding love (or just some fun).

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Updated
March 5, 2020
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