Why Did My Instagram Account Get Deleted For No Reason? (What To Do)

In this article, you'll learn why Instagram deleted your account for no reason. And you'll know if you can restore your deleted Instagram account back or not.
Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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My Instagram account was deleted for no reason? why? Because you’ve violated Instagram’s Community Guidelines, or their Terms of Use repeatedly.

People are complaining that Instagram is deleting [/or disabling] their account for no reason, and it’s not [there are reasons], or a mistake.

Instagram has rules, and if you repeatedly break it, your account will be deleted. If you think you didn’t break any, sometimes, you may even do so [break rules] without knowing.

In this article, you’ll learn why Instagram deleted your account for no reason. And you’ll know if you can restore your deleted Instagram account back or not.

Why Did Instagram Delete My Account For No Reason?

If your Instagram account got deleted [/or disabled], it doesn’t mean it’s for no reason. This could be that you’ve either violated their Community Guidelines, or their Terms of Use repeatedly, or it’s a mistake.

If your Instagram account got deleted, you may have violated their Community Guidelines, Terms of Use before, or it’s just an algorithm mistake.

Instagram takes action against accounts that violate their Guidelines or Terms repeatedly. You may not know that you’re violating it, but once it gets to a certain point, Instagram will take action.

As per Instagram “We may permanently remove an account that repeatedly violates the Community Guidelines or Terms of Use.”


And if you’re pretty damm sure that you didn’t do anything wrong, and your account is clean, then it could be a mistake.

If your Instagram account has been deleted, and you think you didn’t do anything wrong. You can try to restore the deleted [/or disabled] Instagram account.

The Reasons Why Your Instagram Account Is Deleted [/or Disabled]

If your account is deleted and you’re wondering why this happening to you.

It could be for different reasons why Instagram has to delete your account, or it could be a mistake made by the algorithm.

1. Community Guidelines Violation

If you’re wondering why Instagram has taken down your account, it could be that you have violated one of their community guidelines.

The list is long, and you may think that you’re not doing anything wrong but you may have.

2. Illegal Activities

If you engage in illegal activity or promote it with your page, it goes against Instagram guidelines, and this will get your account deleted.

3. Inappropriate Content

If you’re posting nudity and other inappropriate content, and you’ve received several warnings, you’ll eventually get your account permanently deleted.

4. Threatening

Threatening someone on Instagram isn’t necessarily a good idea, if you do you may get reported, and the account may eventually be deleted.

5. Hate Speech

Doing Hate speech on Instagram is not your ideal platform, you’ll have to find another one, or your account will be deleted after several warnings.

6. Under 13 Years

If you’re a little too young to use Instagram, and they find out, your account will probably get deleted.

7. Spamming/Fake Interaction

If you like texting everyone on Instagram, you’ll eventually get your account deleted. Most user does this, and they think they’re not doing anything wrong, but you’re.

If you’re asking people for likes, to follow you, to share your post, to post the same comments/content, or to reach out to people for commercial purposes without their consent.

Offering money, or doing giveaways in other to get likes, followers, comments, or other engagement. And also promoting fake and misleading user reviews or ratings.

Creating an account to violate or mislead another user in scamming.

To see more about WHY Instagram may have deleted your account, read the community guidelines, and their Terms of Use.

8. Using A Banned Device

Using a banned device that Instagram has restricted to logging in to your account might even get it disabled [not always the case though].

If you don’t want your account to be disabled or deleted make sure you’re not using a banned device [IP device that’s Marked].

If Instagram banned the device because of their activity or a violation, you shouldn’t use the device on Instagram again.

How To Restore A Deleted Instagram Account

If you’re seeing a disabled account notification on your account when you try to log in, it means you may have a chance of getting the account back.l if it’s a mistake.

You can restore your Instagram account by filling up the “My Instagram account has been deactivated” form in Instagram’s Help Centre.

Step 1: Go To Instagram Help Center

To restore your account, go to the “My Instagram account has been deactivated” page.

Then select either Yes or No to this question “Is this account used to represent a business, product, or service?”

Step 2: Fill The Inbox With Your Details

If you select Yes, you’ll have to type in your Full name, your Instagram username, email address, and country.

And then you’ll have to provide any of the documents listed in JPEG format if possible.

Then tap on the checkbox that says “I understand I can’t get help with my account if I haven’t uploaded valid documents supporting my business.”

If you select No, you’ll have to type in your Full name, your Instagram username, email address, and country.

Then tap on the Send button.

Then, you’ll have to wait for some time, about 1 to 2 weeks, before you’ll get back your account.

What Happens If Instagram Deletes Your Account?

When Instagram deletes your account, you’ll not be able to sign in to your account, your followers will not be able to see your account or post.

Everything about your account will completely disappear from the app, and they’ll not be able to contact you.

If you’ve used the account as a third-party sign-up account for other social apps, or connections it’ll no longer work.

Can You Restore A Permanently Deleted Instagram Account

No, you can’t get back your permanently deleted Instagram account if it has been removed by Instagram after many warnings for violation.

This isn’t possible to do once the Instagram account has been removed permanently. You can only restore an account that has been temporarily deleted [/or disabled].

What To Do If Your Instagram Account Is Permanently Removed

If Instagram deleted your account, or someone with the password did, you’ll not be able to restore the account.

Instead, you can create a new Instagram account with the same email address you used before, but you may not be able to get the same username.

How Do You Tell If Your Instagram Account Has Been Deleted?

To know if your account is deleted you’ll not be able to log in, except Instagram is not working.

When you try to log in you’ll see a message that “your account has been disabled for violating our terms.”

To be sure, use another account to search for your account, or go to your web browser and visit instagram.com/username.

If you find a “User Not Found” error message coming up when you check the account, it means that your account has been deleted.


If you’re thinking that Instagram deleted your account for no reason, well you could be right and wrong, as they’re a lot of guidelines you may have missed.

Maybe the deleted account you’re talking about is not deleted, instead, it could be that it’s just temporarily disabled.

You’ll have a chance of getting the account back, but make sure you’re not violating any of their rules if you’re not able to get your account back.

It may have been permanently removed because you’ve repeatedly violated Instagram Community Guidelines and Terms of Use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do report Instagram accounts get Deleted?

Yes & No, it depends on the type of report the person has made, and you might get a warning after that. And if continue, your account will be deleted. If the person keeps reporting your page on a particular post/content, it might eventually get your account deleted.

How long until Instagram deletes your account?

It doesn’t take too long if you keep on violating their community guidelines and terms of use. Once you’ve been given a warning and you’ll continue doing the same, you’ll get your account deleted [disabled] sooner than expected.

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By Timothy Iyekowa Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at Techvocast.com since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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