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How to Fix Temporarily Disabled Snapchat Account Due to Repeated Failed Attempts

Is your Snapchat account temporarily disabled due to repeated failed attempts?

Snapchat is a photo and video app where you can share moments with your friends and family.

You can send snaps to people, which are photos or videos that last for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, the photo or video will be automatically deleted.

The app has multiple filters known as Lenses that are created by the Snapchat community.

Snapchat also allows you to chat, video chat, and express yourself with Bitmojis and Friendmojis.

The app also has a feature called “Snap Map” where you can share your location with your friends.

Since Snapchat’s launch, the app has had multiple bugs and glitches like log-in errors.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix a temporarily disabled Snapchat account due to repeated failed attempts or other unusual activity.

Why is my Snapchat account temporarily disabled?

Due to repeated failed attempts or other unusual activity, your access to Snapchat is temporarily disabled

Your Snapchat account is temporarily disabled because you made too many login attempts.

It can also happen because Snapchat detected unusual activity in your account.

Here’s the full error message, “Due to repeated failed attempts or other unusual activity, your access to Snapchat is temporarily disabled”.

In some cases, Snapchat might be down—which prevents you from logging in.

You can check if it’s down by going to downdetector.com/status/snapchat or Twitter.

On Down Detector, a spike in the graph indicates that the app is down for a lot of people.

Your account can also be temporarily disabled because you’ve rooted your Android device.

How to fix a temporarily disabled Snapchat account

To fix a temporarily disabled Snapchat account, you can try unlocking your Snapchat account on a browser.

If your Android device is rooted, you need to unroot it and uninstall any third-party apps or plugins.

If you’re connected to a VPN, you need to switch your network and turn off your VPN.

You can also try contacting Snapchat support if you think that you got the error by mistake.

Fix 1: Unlock your Snapchat account

  1. Go to https://accounts.snapchat.com/accounts/unlock.
  2. Log in to your Snapchat account.
  3. Select “Unlock” to unlock your account.

Source: https://support.snapchat.com/en-US/article/locked.

Fix 2: Switch your network and turn off your VPN

  • If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network, turn it off and switch to mobile data instead.
  • If you’re connected to mobile data, connect to a Wi-Fi network instead.
  • Turn off your VPN if you’re connected to one.

Source: https://support.snapchat.com/en-US/a/account-questions.

Note: After you’ve switched your network or turned off your VPN, you need to force close Snapchat and reopen it.

Fix 3: Unroot your Android device

  • If you’ve rooted your Android device, you need to unroot it.
  • Uninstall any third-party apps and plugins on your device.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the Snapchat app (this will clear Snapchat’s cache and it will be automatically updated to the latest version).

Source: https://support.snapchat.com/en-US/a/account-questions.

Fix 4: Contact Snapchat support

  1. Go to https://support.snapchat.com/en-US/i-need-help.
  2. Select “I think my account was compromised”.
  3. Fill up the form and submit it.
  4. Wait for a few days for Snapchat’s response via email.

Note: Make sure to enter the email address that is associated with your Snapchat account. You can also contact Snapchat Support on Twitter (@snapchatsupport) by tagging them or sending them a direct message.

Further reading

How to Fix Snapchat Support Code SS06

What is the Snapchat Plus Solar System?

How to Fix “Oops! We could not find matching credentials” on Snapchat


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