How Can I Fix My Restricted Facebook Account

Facebook has strict policies in place to protect users from poor experiences. If your Facebook account has been restricted, then it means Meta has detected some behavior that violates their community guidelines or any other terms. These restrictions can limit your ability to advertise or sell on Meta technologies. In this guide, we will explore various reasons why Facebook restricts an account and how can you fix your restricted account on Facebook.

How Can I Fix My Restricted Facebook Account

What Forces Meta (Facebook) to Restrict An Account

There are several cases where Meta can apply restrictions to accounts:

  • Violation of policies like Community Standards, Advertising Standards or Commerce Policies.
  • Suspected account compromise or hacking.
  • Failure to meet two-factor authentication requirements.
  • New advertiser accounts (temporary limits until consistent policy compliance).

How Can I Fix My Restricted Facebook Account

If your account is restricted, don’t panic. Meta provides a process to troubleshoot and potentially reinstate your account. You can follow this step-by-step guide on how to fix a restricted Facebook account:

Step 1: Check Account Status

  1. Visit the Meta Account Quality page on your Desktop.
  2. Click on Account overview.
  3. Click on the restricted account you want to troubleshoot.
  4. Look for a What you can do section – if this is missing, there are no further actions you can take now.

click on Account overview

If there is a What you can do section, Meta will provide recommended steps for you to take to reinstate your account. The steps can include:

Step 2: Confirm Your Identity

In most cases, you’ll need to confirm your identity before Meta can reinstate your account. Click the button to start this process.

You may be asked to provide:

  • Email address associated with the account.
  • Mobile phone number for SMS verification.
  • Photo ID like a passport or driver’s license.
  • Payment method linked to the account.

Follow all on-screen instructions to complete identity confirmation. Your account may be reinstated immediately, or you may need to take additional steps.

Step 3: Complete Verification

For suspected unauthorized account access Meta will ask you to verify it’s really you are controlling the account. Look for a Start verification or Secure your account.

If you see Start verification, follow these steps:

  1. In the What you can do section click on Start verification.
  2. Follow the on-screen steps to verify your account.
  3. While performing these steps you may need to provide the following:
  • Account email address
  • Photo ID
  • Linked payment method

Successfully completing verification should reinstate your account.

If you see Secure your account, the steps involve:

  1. In the What you can do section, click on Secure your account.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to verify your account. This may involve:
  • Enabling two-factor authentication.
  • Verifying email address (via a confirmation link).
  • Requesting approval from someone with full Business Manager access.

Once all verification steps are complete, your account access will be restored.

Step 4: Secure Your Account

Accounts in Business Manager over 90 days old must have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled for security. If not, access may be restricted.

To secure your account:

  1. Go to the Account Quality page then click on Account overview.
  2. Click on the restricted account.
  3. Click Secure your account in the What you can do section.
  4. Follow the steps to enable 2FA.

Enabling 2FA to meet Meta’s authentication requirements and reinstate your account.

Step 5: Request a Review

If your account is restricted due to a policy violation, you can request a review if you believe the restriction is incorrect.

Note: Only admins can request reviews.

  1. In Account Quality click on Account overview.
  2. Click on the restricted account.
  3. Click on Request review in What you can do.
  4. Complete the on-screen instructions

Meta will review your case within 48 hours (possibly longer for complex cases). If they determine the restriction shouldn’t apply, then it will be removed, and your account reinstated.

Also Read: How To Unrestrict Facebook Account

So, this is how you can fix your restricted Facebook account easily. If you have any queries or suggestions do let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to TechCult for more helpful guides.

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