How to Fix “Your Account Has Been Temporarily Locked” on Instagram

Instagram is such a cool social media application. With millions of users tuning into the application or website every day, it is safe to assume that there is some heavy-duty data handling going on there. So many users, from almost all age groups, tend to put their personal data on the application and hence the city to protect the user and their data is incumbent on Instagram. In light of the same, Instagram is very sensitive in picking up any kind of malicious or suspicious activity happening on its portal.

your account has been temporarily locked

There is a probability that you might have ever come across a message on Instagram that ‘we have detected some suspicious activity on your account and have blocked it for security purposes’. It doesn’t really mean that you have indulge in a malicious activity but due to so many users and the availability of of their personal data, Instagram keeps on revamping its safety and security features.

The locking of one’s account might also indicate some Phishing and hence one of the following two things can be done

1) After you get this display, you can press ‘Continue’.

2) After that, Instagram will send a 6 digit code to your email address or mobile number, whichever is registered.

Let us try to understand the reason why Instagram might lock you out of your account.

Instagram is very sensitive to the safety and security of it’s user’s data. If you are using a third party application like Jarvee to quickly follow and unfollow people then Instagram might take note of that and think you are a bot. Consequently, your account might be locked.  If you use a third party website to access Instagram, then too your account might get locked.

The safest way to ensure no such thing happens is by

1) Never use any Instagram analytics tool to follow or unfollow people.

2) Go to your Instagram security settings.

3) After that, select apps and website.

4) Go to ‘active’ and make sure that you have removed access to all third-party applications.

However, some people have complained that Instagram doesn’t always send them the 6 digit code and at times the user has trouble accessing their email due to some reasons.

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