How to Get Rid of Action Blocked on Instagram

Mehvish

If you have landed on this page, we are presuming Instagram has punished you. You are not alone if it makes you feel any better. Lately, Instagram has been blocking people from commenting and liking pictures due to various reasons. In this post, we will tell you how to get rid of Action blocked on Instagram.

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While Instagram’s main motive behind blocking people is to keep a check on bots and reduce spam, many innocent people have also come under its wrath. If you are one of them, we are here to help.

What Does Action Blocked Mean on Instagram

When Instagram detects that a particular profile is indulging in spam activities, it blocks them for some time and shows them an error message that says, ‘Action Blocked’.

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It is Instagram’s way of punishing people for conducting mischievous activities. When you get this notification, you won't be able to comment or like pictures on Instagram. 

Why am I Blocked From Commenting and Liking on Instagram

There are many reasons behind Instagram's bold move. Some of them are:

  • You have been aggressively following and unfollowing people.
  • You used a third-party app to get likes on your pictures.
  • You used a third-party app to get more followers or to auto-follow and auto-unfollow followers.
  • You used the same comment multiple times.
  • You have a habit of liking many pictures in a short span of time.

If you are guilty of doing any of the above-mentioned activities, Instagram has detected you as spam and, hence, blocked you.

How to Get Rid of Action Blocked on Instagram

1. Switch to Mobile Data

If Instagram has blocked you, it could be that Instagram has blocked your IP address and not your account. The first solution that you should try is to switch to mobile data instead of using your Wi-Fi.

2. Stop All Instagram Activities for 24-48 Hours

If the above fix doesn’t work, you should stop all Instagram activities for 24-48 hours. You need to give some rest to your account. Don’t like, comment, or follow anyone on Instagram. Take an Instagram break and then log in after 48 hours.

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3. Link With Other Social Networks

Since Instagram has labeled you as a Spam account, try linking other social networks to your Instagram account. This will help in establishing the fact that you are a real person and not some bot.

To link other social networks with your Instagram account, tap the three-dot menu in case of Android and the Settings icon on your profile page in case of iPhone. Then, hit the Linked account option and add your accounts.

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4. Uninstall Third-party Apps

One of the primary reasons behind getting blocked is using the third-party apps for increasing your likes and followers. If you have installed any such app, it’s time to bid them goodbye. Uninstall them and delete your account from such apps as soon as possible.

5. Report to Instagram

If you think you haven’t done anything wrong, you could appeal to Instagram. You need to report the problem to Instagram and they might reconsider your case.

To report to Instagram, open the Instagram app on your phone. On your Android device, tap the three-dot menu present at the top right corner. On iPhone, tap the Settings icon.

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Under Options, scroll down and tap on the Report a Problem option. From the pop-up, select Report a Problem. Explain your problem to Instagram and hit the send button. After sending it, all you can do is pray and wait for their answer.

6. Have Patience

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither your account will be restored in a day. Actually, it could, if you are really lucky. 

But, in most of the cases, you need to be patient. It could take anything from 4 hours to 4 weeks to restore your Instagram account.

How to Avoid Getting Blocked by Instagram

If your account has been restored after a temporary break, it’s better to be careful in the future. Here are some tips that you should follow to avoid being blocked by Instagram.

1. Reduce the Number of Actions

Don’t like and comment excessively. You should always keep a few seconds gap before liking multiple pictures. Also, don’t post the same comment repeatedly.

Moderating your action also holds true for follow and unfollow. Keep a check on the number of people you follow daily.

2. Avoid Using Third-party Apps

Instagram is very strict about fake likes, comments, and followers. Try not to use bots for gaining popularity on Instagram.

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3. Complete Your Instagram Profile

Make sure to add a proper bio, email address, and phone number to your Instagram Profile. Also, as mentioned above, link other social networks to your Instagram account.

Be Careful!

We hope the above fixes have helped you in unblocking your Instagram account. We would advise you to be careful, as further suspicious activity could permanently block your Instagram account.

If you know of any other method to remove the 'Action blocked' ban, kindly let us know in comments below.

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Mehvish

Mehvish is a technology enthusiast from Kashmir. A computer engineer by profession, she's always been keen to help when someone finds technology challenging. She keeps to herself and is an introvert. This doesn't stop her from being curious about the world around, especially when it comes to technology.