Facebook Temporarily Locked – Causes And How To Prevent This

I know this is one thing that is affecting most facebook accounts and thats the issue of facebook telling you that your account has been temporarily locked and you will need to verified ownership and the worst part of it is that the verification process is very complicated.

Just recently a friend of mine had this issue with his account, he told me that his facebook account has been blocked, so i requested for his facebook username and password. But when i logged into his account the first message i saw was:

Sorry your account is temporarily unavilable, please login to www.facebook.com from a computer and follow the instructions

At that point in time i realised what was wrong, he’s account wasnt blocked, it was just temporarily locked but its so unfortunate that he couldnt identify his friends that were tagged in photos since that was the only verification process offered to him, so now he has no other option than to open a new account, through am working on a solution to that, hope i find one ;-).

Now, have you ever come accross same issue as this?

What if you were also giving the only verification process to
be “identify friends tagged in photo? What would you do, especially when you’ve got lots of friends will you be able to identify them?


Preventing your facebook account from temporarily blocked is better than cure, because there could be no cure. So you could ask

Why Is My Facebook Account Temporarily Locked?

The reason is because someone or you, tried accessing your facebook account from a region or location not familiar with facebook.

Another factor that could result to this is device. Yes sometimes the kind of device you use in accessing your facebook account could result in your account temporarily blocked.

What Measures Can I Take Inother To Prevent My Facebook Account From Been Locked

We know how much our facebook friends mean to us and it would be very disasterous to wake up one morning to find out that your facebook account is temporarily blocked, so inother to prevent this, i have come up with some certain things to avoid.

1. Dont Access your facebook account using proxy servers. Proxy servers are anonymous ips used in accessing blocked sites, using such servers might cause negatively effect to your facebook account. Through not all proxies affects, but proxies unknown to facebook will affect so i think its better you dont use them.

2. Prevent Using Too Many Devices In Accessing Your Facebook Account : Lately, there has been lots of devices that allow direct log on to facebook thus allowing you to sign in to your account, am not saying this third party devices will cause harm but preventing the use of too many will definitely keep you on a safer side.

I think so far so good this are the common issues that leads to temporary locking of facebook accounts based on my speculations but i really wonder why facebook has to fix just one verification process which is very difficult to answer, i just hope they make things better when next mark does he’s changes as usual.

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  1. guys dis issue is a big one it happend 2 me once nd i bet u it ws very fustratin i went thru five verigatio proces as folows-imputi capcha identifiyi frens photo changin of paswod nd lastli recovri of accout .d identifyi of frens foto ws reli fustratin i even felt lyk cryin i trid it 4 monts bt i ws always hoked in d secod stage of identifyi fotos.2 kut d lng stori shot i hv almost givinup bt 4 a frnd dat encourag me 2 kip triyin.d wost tin is dat it kan only b don on a computa dis
    Made me 2 intal bolt on mi fone kos it modifies a page jst lyk d pc bt d problem wit bolt is dat it always hang ofen fustrate 2…wel am veri careful wit mi acct naw nd dats y i dont use al dos web servers lyk status via nd al of dem dat wil always want 2 aces ur acct info kos it ofen result 2 phishing nd dis lets ur acct into troble

  2. trueinternetworld says:

    @anonymous, this also happened to me sometime ago though its been long, i was only lucky to have been given more verification process, this new facebook photo tag verification is way too difficult. Please Hope you dont mind sharing with us how you restored your account as this would be vital to other readers.

  3. Wel as i hv comented b4 i was gvin 5 different stage in verification as folows u enta d capcha dey give u (2)u indentifi ur frens foto dis i wudnt lie is veri dificut if u hv plenti of frens dat u dont even know dia foto as som use anoda pic lyk futbal ☆ nd so on d pics wil b in 4 rols in a page u re requrid 2 click on onli 1 dat u re sure of nd dis wil be in 5 pages nd u most be veri acurate cos if u get some pics nd u mis d odas dey wudsay u ansas re not acurat enof pls tri again nd dis afta u hv finished identifiyi d whol 5 pages containi u frens pic pls note there re maximum numba of times u kan tri dis nd if u dont get it or u ansas re not acurat enof u wil c d mesage"u hv exited d hourly maximum pls tri again lata" u wil hv 2 com anoda tyme 2 start al ova again ◇that is d hardest pat in d verification proces d ③ stage u re required 2 change ur paswod dats if u get pas d foto verifyi stage den d ④ stage u recova u actt bi login in▲wel i pray God wil neva alow me 2 xperenc such again** nd if u re alredi a victim jst kip trin as dey somtym bring d pics dat dey hv use 4 u b4.nd pls @ d owna am stil xpetin d mtn cheat 4 mi ericsson.gudai

  4. trueinternetworld says:

    @anonymous, nice one am just wondering how you were able to identify your friends pics, nice pal. The photo identification is the hardest, the rest re just chin-chin lol

  5. Oh no…. to many device? We use fb for business purpose so in my count only know we are using 4 different devices. 2 Mobile phones, laptop, desktop. it is between our uses in contacting our customer. my 2 boses using their phone, me using laptop, other using desktop and other….oh no.

  6. Sarun Daffodil says:

    Iam facing this prob.my personal facebook acc is locked.i cant access.. and the only option to unlock is identifying pictures.can u please help me in this.

  7. My acc is blocked and I cant access it.the only option is identifying pictures.that is impossible as many friends and those pics are too common .so im not able to.can u help me in this

  8. meeran mohamed says:

    i could’t get any messages from my fb freinds in nimbuzz for the fast few days.plz unblock the same and activate the same immediately.thank u

  9. umesh ramdas dagde says:

    Please connect my Facebook account

  10. anonymous says:

    I ended up waiting 5 weeks after providing all required proof that was requested & as a last resort ended up going to the BBB & filed a complaint. it was reinstated the next day. the explanation was non-existent as was their apology. Since FB HQ is in the San Fransisco area, this is the BBB address to use: http://goldengate.bbb.org/
    good luck!

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