Facebook account locked? How to unlock a Facebook account with or without ID proof or phone number 

There may be times when users find themselves locked out of their Facebook accounts due to various reasons. However, there are several methods to regain access to an account, such as verifying one’s identity, seeking assistance from others, or clearing the browser cache if a temporary lock is in place. In more serious cases, Facebook may require users to provide valid identification proof to unlock their accounts. Here’s a detailed guide on how to regain access to a locked Facebook account.

How to unlock your Facebook account

Let’s dive into how you can unlock your Facebook account using several methods.

Unlock your Facebook account without ID proof number

Below are the workarounds you can perform to get back access to your locked Facebook account. These don’t require any government ID or proof.

Clear browser cache and cookies

There are instances when Facebook might temporarily suspend or lock your account for a few hours or days. However, you’ll still see your account as locked because the new data isn’t being loaded. To solve this, try clearing the cache and cookies of your browser.

  • Open Chrome and click on the three dots at the top right corner of your display. 
  • Now, select Settings.
  • Click Security and Privacy.
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  • In the Clear browsing data option, checkmark Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files
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  • You can also clear the browsing history if you desire.

Verify your identity

Another method you can try is to verify yourself. By following the steps mentioned below, you will receive a verification code or link that will help you unlock your Facebook account without ID proof. 

  • Open https://www.facebook.com/ and click on Forgotten Password?
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  • Enter your Email Address or Mobile Number to search your account.
    Unlock Facebook account by verifying identity
  • You will find the account linked to the provided email address or mobile number on the next screen. Hit Continue to proceed.
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  • Select the mode of receiving the verification code. Either email or SMS. Once done, select Continue.
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  • After that, you will receive a Verification Code or Verification Link on your Mobile number or Email Address
  • Click on the link to verify your identity, or enter the Verification Code on the next page in the provided space. 

Request help from friends

If you have previously added trusted contacts to your Facebook account, you can request those contacts to help you to unlock the FB account.  

  • Open https://www.facebook.com/ and click on Forgotten Password?
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  • Now, click on Forgotten Account at the top right corner of the screen.
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  • Enter your Email Address or Mobile Number to search your account.  
  • Click on No longer have access to these? 
  • Fill in your friend’s Email Address or Phone number that you can access and click continue. 
  • Now, select Reveal my trusted contact and fill in their Full name. 
  • Ask your friend to visit, https://www.facebook.com/recover
  • Once they receive the recovery link, ask them to open it. 
  • Ask your friend to share the login code with you. 
  • Use this code and log into your account. 

Unlock your Facebook account with ID Proof number

An account can also be unlocked by submitting a valid ID proof to Facebook within the first 30 days. Failing to do so will result in a permanent ban on the account. Here’s how.

  • Click on this link or copy-paste it to a new tab – https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/260749603972907
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  • Fill in your Login email address or mobile phone number in the box below. 
  • In the next box, fill in Your full name. Remember to type your name as listed on your account. 
  • Now, click on Choose Files and upload your identity proof. 
  • Once uploaded, scroll down and click Send.  

Facebook might store your identity details for around a year to improve their systems that automatically detect fake IDs. If you do not want Facebook to save these details, you can adjust your Identity confirmation settings, and Facebook will delete your ID within 30 days of submission.


Why was my Facebook account locked?

The simple answer to why was your Facebook account locked is you broke some rules or regulations set by Facebook. If you know the reasons, you can avoid these mistakes in the future and won’t have to scour the internet again for ways to unlock your Facebook account.

Here’s a list of all the potential reasons for Facebook locking your account:

  • Your account was seen performing any suspicious activity.
  • Some tried to log in to your account multiple times.
  • Spreading hate or misinformation on Facebook in posts, stories, comments, etc.
  • Sending Friend requests to multiple people and exceeding the daily amount.  
  • If your Facebook account is logged in on multiple devices simultaneously. 

How long will my Facebook account be blocked?

A temporary ban usually lasts for 48 to 72 hours. However, there is not a certain amount of time that a Facebook account can be locked for. It all boils down to the severity of why your account was banned. There are instances where an account might be automatically unlocked within a few hours, and there are instances where accounts get permanently banned. 

If your account has been permanently banned for a valid reason, we suggest you make a new account and, this time, adhere to the rules and regulations set by Facebook.

How to contact Facebook after the account is blocked

If your account has been blocked for no reason and you want to recover your account, listed below are some Facebook support email addresses that will hopefully help resolve your issue. 

  • support@fb.com 
  • disabled@fb.com
  • appeals@fb.com
  • platformcs@support.facebook.com 

Let us know in the comments below if any of the steps mentioned above helped you unlock your Facebook account. Also, if your problem is not solved, leave a comment, and we will try and help your solve the issue.