Snapchat Temporarily Locked!? Snapchat has been one of the most prominent social media apps, and the reason why it has gained huge significance is that of the impeccable feature of limited-time photo sharing it has got. The app allows the users to share pictures of people, either to the ones in your friend list or to the ones whose contacts are saved on the phone. However, lately, Snapchat has been locking users especially the iOS users who have jailbreak tweaks on their devices. If you have found yourself locked in Snapchat, there are high chances that you have a tweak like GhostPref, Phantom or any other running on your device.
The app has now developed a technology to detect the tweaks which break the app’s functionality or features. For example, Phantom allows you to screenshot pictures without notifications, play snaps without any limitations on time, disable the live stories, etc. In such cases you can witness messages like, “Your Snapchat account has been temporarily locked” or “Snapchat not working” keeping you notified that your account is locked.
Why is my SnapChat Account Locked?
Snapchat is a social media app that lets you post the most pretty moments of the life and share them with people around you. These memories can either be videos, photographs or memories from the past. One can share them with family, friends, contacts and anyone that are added to their list. Snapchat works in an entirely different way from other image-based social media platforms, and therefore, it included a new feature where people can post pictures from the past as a memory. This thing added a huge value to the app as previously it only allowed people to post from their present.
Usage of other Apps:
However, just like any other app; developers have taken an interest in Snapchat and tried to break the rules in the form of unethical apps. These apps are created in order to crack the basic functionality and rules of Snapchat. So, the reason behind your locking of Snapchat account is that you have one of these unethical apps installed on your phone. The good news is that this locking of account is temporary because Snapchat doesn’t want you to manipulate it’s functionality using these apps.
Spamming users on Snapchat:
One more reason why you might have got locked on Snapchat is that you haven’t verified your account using any mobile number or email. This way, the account gets locked, and you need to verify it in order to lift the lock. Also, if you are spamming people without any limit; your account is again in jeopardy.
People might have reported you for the spam and if you’re one such person with many reports on it, Snapchat will take your account down by locking it. So please be sure that you’re not doing any such things to keep your account safe. In some cases, even when you haven’t done anything; your account might get blocked because of someone imitating you and you will be unblocked within few minutes by contacting the Snapchat support.
How long does the Snapchat Lock last?
Usually, the snap chat account stays locked for a day or more. You have to find an appropriate solution to unlock the Snapchat account, and then you can resume the services it offers. If it’s been more than two days and your account is still locked, uninstall the Snapchat first. After that, uninstall all the apps and then install the Snapchat again after restarting the device. This method works in most of the cases and if this is not still working, you can contact the Snapchat support by emailing them.
How to unlock Snapchat Account?
Snapchat has become more stringent, and you need to do something other than waiting to unlock your account. It’s time you buckle up and apologize to snap chat by uninstalling all these tweaks. In case if you try to unlock the account with the third party apps still on your device, you will receive a message saying “Snapchat temporarily locked” and “Sorry, we were unable to process your request.” So, start with uninstalling the apps as a first step.
After receiving the message, you can witness a yellow button to unlock the account. Tap on this yellow button to get the account back. Also, make sure that you have verified your account with a mobile number and email that are attached to your account. Also, do not bother any random people on the Snapchat and be sure that you’re keeping a clean record in order to avoid any barring from the developers to use Snapchat for a long duration.
It’s important to note that if you don’t uninstall the apps and unlock Snapchat account, the Snapchat is going to lock your account forever permanently and you can’t get it back. Therefore, get rid of all the Cydia tweaks as soon as you can and get your account back in a blink of an eye.