How to Unsuspend a TikTok Account

There are many reasons why your account on TikTok may be suspended, but the most likely cause is that you…

There are many reasons why your account on TikTok may be suspended, but the most likely cause is that you have broken the TikTok community guidelines in some way.

The level of suspension depends on the severity and frequency of your violation – with this article covering some of the most commonly reported issues and how to unsuspend your account.

The Most Common Violations That Cause a Suspension

If you post a TikTok video that contains any of the following violations, then your video will be removed, and your account may be suspended.

  • Criminal or domestic violence
  • Drug-related content
  • Terrorist activity or weapon glamourising content
  • Content which promotes hate speech
  • Sexually explicit content
  • Videos which show harassment of children or women

If you are a repeat offender, it is more likely that your account will be permanently banned as opposed to a simple suspension.

You may also find your account suspended if you try to open a TikTok account despite being underage. And it’s not impossible for TikTok to suspend your account by accident – which is why there are always steps in place that users can follow to flag an issue and reach out to TikTok to discuss their suspension.

How Does TikTok Identify Problematic Content?

Wondering how TikTok is able to flag and track content which breaks community guidelines?

While there are bots behind the scenes at TikTok which specialise in assessing content and identifying any content which highlights an issue or violation, a great deal of the identification process is aided by other users who report content.

The more reports that a single video receives, the higher the likelihood of it being investigated efficiently.

What Happens When Your Account is Suspended?

If your account is suspended on a temporary basis, then you will find yourself unable to start a Live Stream or even – in more serious cases – unable to access any of your account details.

The duration of the suspension can last anywhere from 24 hours up to 7 days, or permanently if it is a fixed ban.

How to Get Your TikTok Account Back Up and Running

So, what do you do when your account is suspended – and how can you unsuspend it?

  • The first thing you need to do is head into the TikTok app and login as normal
  • Head to your profile page on TikTok and navigate to your ‘Settings and Privacy’ menu
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings menu and you will find a section dedicated to the Support area of the app. Click on ‘Report a Problem’ and then find the right area based on your issue. If your account has been suspended, then the best area to navigate to is likely going to be ‘Account Recovery’ – or you can browse the other areas of the support platform

This support page is comprehensive and is designed to support users across the platform, ensuring that they receive the advice and guidance they need.

We hope this helps! It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that your account is suspended through no fault of your own, so don’t be afraid to raise a report if you feel your account has been unfairly suspended.