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Here’s How to Activate a Banned WhatsApp Number

WhatsApp can temporarily or permanently ban mobile numbers of users who violate the free messaging app's terms of service

WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most popular apps that is being used by billions of users across the world. The free messaging platform is used for send messages, making audio and video calls by as many as 300 million daily active users according to a report on 99Firms.

However, not many users realize that the app has certain ‘Terms of Service’, which require to be followed failing which  accounts may face a temporary or permanent ban. Nevertheless, there are steps that can be taken to revoke the ban.

How to Know if WhatsApp Account is Banned?

Accounts that get banned receive the following message on the platform: “Your phone number is banned from using WhatsApp. Contact support for help.” The platform usually does not issue any warning before banning an account. A temporary ban is usually indicated with a timer that displays the length of the ban, and a permanent ban can only be used for contacting support.

How to Activate a Banned WhatsApp Number

Temporary WhatsApp bans can most likely be reversed, and are handed out to users who install unsupported version of the app instead of the official one. Third party apps such as WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp, an so on are not supported by the Facebook owned platform as their security practices cannot be validated.

Temporary ban is generally revoked for users who switch from these apps to the official app failing which the user may face a permanent ban. Users  can even backup their chat history on third part apps while migrating to the official app by taking the following measures:

  1. In GB WhatsApp, tap More options > Chats > Back up chats.
  2. Go to Phone Settings > tap Storage > Files.
  3. Find the folder GB WhatsApp and tap and hold to select it.
  4. In the upper right corner tap More > Rename and rename the folder to “WhatsApp”.
  5. Download the official app, and then press Restore >Next on the back up found screen.

As far as the WhatsApp Plus app goes, user chat history if previously saved, should automatically transfer to the official WhatsApp app.

Permanent Ban WhatsApp Ban Could be Irreversible

A permanent ban could be irreversible, unless a user is banned by mistake. The only option a user has upon facing permanent ban is to write to contact support stating valid reasons as to why their account must be unbanned.

Users on Reddit recently reported that being a part of a group proved to be expensive for them when one of the members of the group changed the name of the group to “Child Pornography.” This problem seems to impact only old users who have been part of a group for a long time, as the platform is able to detect when a new user is added to a spammy group. However, such activities on the messaging platform are likely to make the platform hand users an irreversible ban.

250 comments

  1. Anmol pandey

    My WhatsApp number has been banned . I will not misuse WhatsApp features.please unbanned my WhatsApp number.i won’t do it again thank

  2. Jawad Ahmad

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    My whatsapp account has been banned. please return my account. my side no mistake some friends report my account.. please undestand and solve my problem..

    Thank you,

      • Fauziyat Khalid Adamu

        I am opera ting a group on watsapp advertising legal networking business which everyone know too well that it is legit….. So I don’t see the reason for me to be banned from using watsapp. Please my account should be unbanned..

  3. SymplyChirpy

    Respect from me to you sir/ma
    My whatsap number was hacked by an unknown person,was trying to get my number back and I found out that my number has been banned😭
    Please sir/ma …i need my number back please,i need it back now more than ever please 😭😭😭😭😭

  4. Vivek kuamr

    Respect from me to you sir/ma
    My whatsap number was hacked by an unknown person,was trying to get my number back and I found out that my number has been banned
    Please sir/ma …i need my number back please,i need it back now more than ever please

  5. Nidhi Kumari

    Hi sir my WhatsApp Messenger before on the phone number, please sir, my WhatsApp number has been discontinued. Please turn on my WhatsApp number

  6. Vivek swarnkar

    Respect from me to you sir/ma
    My whatsap number was hacked by an unknown person,was trying to get my number back and I found out that my number has been banned
    Please sir/ma …i need my number back please,i need it back now more than ever please

  7. Jawad Ahmad

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    My whatsapp account has been banned. please return my account. my side no mistake some friends report my account.. please undestand and solve my problem..

    Thank you,

  8. Zoë

    I just got a new phone after losing the old one
    The sim card came along with the phone but the number evidently had a previous owner
    In SA if a number had not be used for an extended period of time it is recycled
    I just activated my WhatsApp and now it is says I am banned
    I haven’t even began using it yet
    Please help

  9. Veitor mankge

    My watsapp number has banned ,plz activate my number..my old phone is broken so m using a new phone so it says my number is banned

  10. Rajashekar

    Please my WhatsApp account number is banned please on my WhatsApp account number please 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  11. Ravichelluru

    my whatsapp account is banned ….why i don’t know reason …please solve my problem …..my request ….thank you

  12. Ravichelluru

    my whatsapp account is banned ….please solve my problem ..as soon as possible …my whatsapp number please activate it….thanks..!

  13. sant ram

    Banned it may real and personal number. Please unbanned may number.i request you to so sir please turn it on agesin

  14. onyii

    pls my whatsapp is harked by someone else and the person is using my account now nd i can’t aaccess my whatsapp again pls help me

  15. Survivor kingsman

    Pls I know I misused my WhatsApp number and it was banned, pls I want to unbanned my WhatsApp number I will not mouse it again more thanks

  16. Mmunmun Mukherjee

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    My whatsapp account has been banned. please return my account. my side no mistake some group add me without my permission. If there is any unintentionally mistake, sorry for that,.. please undestand and solve my problem..

    Thank you,

  17. Mmunmun Mukherjee

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    My whatsapp account has been banned. please return my account. my side no mistake some friends report my account.. please undestand and solve my problem..

    Thank you,

  18. Happiness David bassey

    Plz sir/ ma ave not gone again the rules some people add me to a group I don’t even know. Most times I block them plz unbanned my number I might ave made mistake plz unbanned. It wount happens again 👏👏👏👏👏👏😭😭😭😭😭 help plz

  19. Happiness David bassey

    Plz sir / ma my number was banned from using watsapp. Plz if ave made mistakes plz forgive me and unbanned my watsapp line thank u

  20. Ajay gujare

    माझा व्हॉट्सअँप क्रमांकावर बंधी घातली आहे.
    प्लीज लवकर चालू करून द्या
    मला त्या नंबर वरती चालवणे खूप गरजेचे आहेत

  21. Tshiamo

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me to retive my number or my whatsApp has been ban please what ever I did went happen again I am sorry for my mistakes please help me

    Thanks for your time and co-operation

  22. Okungbowa mercy

    Please my WhatsApp number has been banned please help me fix it so that I can use it to open WhatsApp and I won’t vaolate the law

  23. Okungbowa mercy

    Please my WhatsApp number has been banned please help me fix it so I can use it to register WhatsApp again ad I won’t break the law

  24. Syed meesam raza

    My whats app acvount us banned for lord sake please activate it i am in a problem i need to open it immediately please activate my account i am worried or lord sake activate my account

  25. Bipul goyari

    Please my WhatsApp number has been banned please help me fix it so that I can use it to open WhatsApp and I won’t vaolate the law

  26. Bipul goyari

    Please my WhatsApp number has been banned please help me fix it so that I can use it to open WhatsApp and I won’t vaolate the law

  27. Favour

    Please help me unbanned my number….I don’t know the reason why my number is being banned from using what’s app.please I beg with the name of God

  28. Comfort

    Two of my number has been banned from WhatsApp I don’t know the reason why and I tried using another number but it was also banned please what went wrong and what am I to do

  29. ali

    Please my WhatsApp number has been banned please help me fix it so that I can use it to open WhatsApp and I won’t vaolate the law

  30. Oluwabukunmi

    Please help me unbanned my number….I don’t know the reason why my number is being banned from using what’s app.please I beg with the name of God

  31. Waziri Abba Kyari

    I did not know the also the number is new to my Contacts. But I sent the messages only to the known people. I request you to please unbanned me

  32. Pankaj Kumar

    Hi
    Dear sir /mam
    I inform you that, my whatsapp number was banned yesterday,
    So please unbanned.

    Thanks & regards
    Pankaj Kumar

  33. Alade Afeez

    My Name is Afeez, please my WhatsApp was banned this morning and I dont know why, please unbanned my account as its my bussiness channel of communication

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  34. Tochi Onuoha

    My phone numberhas been banned from using Whatsapp for no reason. Pls help me resolve the issue I hadn’t done anything wrong with my WhatsApp.

  35. Hameed Adam

    I will be so glad if my WhatsApp number is unbanned becouse it the only mean of contacting my customers. I believe this banning is a result of mistake

  36. John idowu

    I really want my whatsapp account back please,am begging and pleading not to misuse whatsapp anymore. I believe the banned was a mistake

  37. Oloruntoba oshe

    Please my number was banned reason for which I don’t know. All I know was that it been long I logged in because I sold my phone but forgot to uninstall my WhatsApp from the phone.please turn it on again

  38. Yusiroh

    Please I don’t know why my WhatsApp was banned.Please I need you to help me unban not because that is the only easy means I use to contact my customers for work.Am sorry if I violated any of the terms.

  39. Sylvester

    my WhatsApp number burned please. I request to help me unburned. am sorry if I violated any of the terms.

  40. Adaeze Ikwuka

    I was enjoying my Whatsapp successfully until it fall in water and I took it to technician that is still on it till date, but due to how important it is to me, I bought a new phone. Now, I was told Whatsapp have banned me. Please kindly unbanned me. Thanks.

  41. Linda Onochie

    Please , I really need your help. My phone number has been banned from using Whatsapp,please am so sorry if I have violated the terms and conditions. I have been missing alot since I was banned from using Whatsapp, please.

  42. Sandy

    Hello all,

    Please this place can’t solve your problem send a mail to whatsapp support with a screenshot of the issue. I was banned few hours back, I had to send a mail with reason and how I had know idea about my actions from banning me. Honestly I received a message from the team and immediately I use the access the send to my mail to access my account. So now I’m happy i can use my whatsapp again.

  43. Babalola Ayodele Israel

    Please help me unbanned my wathsapp number. Because people usually chat with me on that number and please if I have violate the rules and regulation I’m sorry for that . please help me..

  44. Babalola Ayodele Israel

    Please help me unbanned my wathsapp number. Because people usually chat with me on that number and please if I have violate the rules and regulation I’m sorry for that . Thanks

  45. Olanrewaju Hammed Iyiola

    My number has been banned from using WhatsApp,,, please kindly help me to unbanned it Thanks.

  46. Harpreet singh

    Please sir unbanned my WhatsApp number its my personal and primary number which i use in office and work please help us immediately one week have to go
    Thanks you sir

  47. Ruth Eda

    Please kindly unbanned my WhatsApp number its my business number and is very very important to me, though my phone has been faulty I just got a new one please help me. Thank you

  48. Nilesh Sanghavi

    My number has been banned without valid reason, even I mailed them so many times but still they have not unblock my account since 12 hours,
    Kindly do the needfull

  49. Adil malik

    My number has been banned from using WhatsApp,,, please kindly help me to unbanned it Please help me now. Sir

  50. Ruben D Martinez

    My WhatsApp has been banned pleas help me reactivate my account I strongly believe is a mistake I reporte a group with explicit photos and videos and I get punish for doing the right thing? Also my Facebook account was banned as well

  51. Nitesh Jain

    My WhatsApp account is banned
    I don’t know the reason
    If anything wrong I m sorry
    In future I ll keep in mind
    Plz restart my account

  52. Drool

    Guys once ban permanently it is irreversible,my number was banned,and Whatsapp statedto me they have reason to believe i violated their terms,if you have been those cp groups or u using unofficial Whatsapp then you are banned,i was banned b4 for using gbwhatsapp and continue using antiban gbwhatsapp

  53. Virginia

    My Whatsapp account has been banned. please open it so that I can continue using it. I entered a wrong digit of my number.

  54. Virginia

    My whatsapp account has been banned from whatsapp. the reason was that i was trying to reinstall again and i entered one wrong digit. Kindly help. Thanks

  55. Harpreet Singh

    Hello WhatsApp team
    My mobile number has been banned by whatsaap its my main, personal number I need it to much I’m sure i have never spam on whatsaap and I always use official whatsaap install and version
    Kindly urban my number
    Thanks you if I mistake in this i never do mistake in future it’s my personal number sir

  56. Helen

    I was banned from using WhatsApp
    Please I really need my WhatsApp to be unbanned please
    I’ll be grateful if my wish is granted😭🙏

  57. Arulnithi

    I am already use this number iPad,iPhone.but now change new one iPhone.now can’t used the number for WhatsApp.please unbanned my phone number

  58. Muhumuza Adolf

    My number was unnecessary banned from using business watsapp
    I don’t know what could be the reason, and my watsapp contained important bank credentials which am in the need of. Please team unban my number
    Thanks in advance

  59. Tina

    Good pm
    My WhatsApp account is banned
    I don’t know the reason
    If anything wrong I m sorry
    In future I ll keep in mind
    Plz restart my account.

  60. Grace fred

    My account has been banned, I don’t know why. Pls help me activate it. It’s really important to me

  61. Grace fred

    My account has been banned, I don’t know why. Please help rectify it. Please it’s really important
    Thank you

  62. Esther nyanchama makori

    My account was banned and my children are suffering because they can’t manage to see assignment sent by their teacher through whatsapp.please unbann it for me

  63. Mamta sehgal

    Hello sir
    sir may account has been banned last 20 days , I request sir please my account is unbanned please sir again never mistake and i am strictly follow your all rules please sir please sir reply

  64. Hannah

    My account has been banned, please help me unban it, because I need to fill out a form that was sent there about my masters degree….

  65. Afia

    Please my WhatsApp business account has been banned and it’s making business really slow for me and I’m losing a lot. Please help me get it back . Thank you

  66. zunair

    unfortunately my WhatsApp is banned 1 week ago i have many requests send by email and support help.

    no response form WhatsApp members only tell me your complain is received then number is banned.

    plz its my important number if my mistake then plz forgive me or un banned my number plzz plz unblock my number i have many lost in other situations study, family relationship talking etc. plz accept my sorry and un banned my number next time i will not complain of WhatsApp admin

  67. VINAY MISHRA

    DEAR CONCERN

    GREETINGS

    IT IS TO BRING TO YOUR KIND NOTICE THAT I AM NOT INVOLVED IN ANY MISLEADING ACTIVITY: As due to some reasons my account has been blocked by your goodself and If and misleading or violated activity done by me so far then I am highly regretted and apologise for the same

    I do hope your goodself will find the same in order to reactivate my account and i shall be highly thankful to you

  68. Swastika

    Hello siir my account is banned plz help me i suffers lot in my business plz guide me to reopen my phone no

  69. Mwendwa mwema

    Please help me reverse my watsapp account my phone has been banned and have not engaged in any misleading activity

  70. Humphrey okoro

    Hello good day, please my number was banned by mistake, I don’t use my whatappps for anything bad, I use it to send messages to my customers aswell as, knowing goods, samples to buy or sell, please is affecting my business, thanks

  71. Olotu favour

    Please
    I beg you in the name of. God
    Please unban my numb
    I promise never to go against rules
    Please have mercy

  72. Imran

    Same thing happend with me
    WhatsApp just banned my account without any reason.
    And it effected on my business badly. Than I open a new account on same business name and what’Sapp ban that too.
    Now I have decided to leave WhatsApp permanently.

  73. Nitin Gola

    Hello siir my account is banned plz help me i suffers lot in my business plz guide me to reopen my phone no

  74. Umenze Grace

    Help my number was banned from using WhatsApp, pls it is very urgent, I won’t violent any of WhatsApp rules again.

  75. S john nifemi

    Please my business is been affected by mistakely banning my business WhatsApp,please do something on time….

  76. Nakakawa Alice

    My account was banned by mistake and I think its because I blocked someone who was trying to steal money from me with a fake profile photo. I guess he reported me out of feeling bad because I blocked him. Please help me recover my account because is the only way to communicate with my husband

  77. Deepak

    Sir plz help my whatapp is banned for without any reason. I given request to unbanned the account. Over a month past no response plz help to recover it.My important work and document are pending.

  78. Ravikant

    Sir, please help me my number also banned over the whatsapp since a long time, my very important data is there .. I really very sadfullly in my life without my pending important data on whatsapp, but why you are not responding over the mail , you should be give the intimation time for this unconvience.

  79. Ukulor kennedy

    Good day WhatsApp admins
    My WhatsApp number was banned from using WhatsApp, could it be as a result of the digital currency earning platform I was advertising my link to my friends on WhatsApp?
    PLEASE UNBAN MY PHONE NUMBER

    Thank you
    Ukulor Kennedy

  80. Shadrack Appiah Adjei

    Pls my phone number has been banned from using whatsapp. Pls help me and unban it for me I beg u.

  81. Kelvin Uche

    Good day.
    Please I noticed that my Whatsapp account was recently banned.
    Please I seriously need to unban my Whatsapp account because I have so many business and chats to respond to urgently, I use the account for my business.
    Please help me unban it.

  82. Nontokozo Portia Luthuli

    Early this morning I woke up my what’s app was banned. This is so painful because I don’t remember violenting anybody on my WHATSAPP. Please unban me. Iam using my WHATSAPP number to communicate with my clients. Its urgent PLEASE

  83. bucy majozi

    My phone number is banned from whatsapp and i still dont understand why or someone hacked my account? Please assist me unban my account i really need my whatsapp back !!!!

  84. Sinenhlanhla

    My number has been banned from using whatsapp and i dont know the reason behind that because ive never posted something inappropriate. Please unban my number

  85. Abisoye bakare

    Please my number is banned on WhatsApp, please if I have done anything wrong forgive me,need to use that number please

  86. Bandele Folashade

    My whatsapp is banned and this is so painful because I don’t remember violenting anybody on my WHATSAPP. Please unban me. Iam using my WHATSAPP number to communicate with my clients.

  87. Musthafa Mohd

    Hello Team,I don’t know why this number got banned my phone was in hands of my kid and i think he messed it with my whatsapp please unban it asap as there are very important chats Thanks in advance

  88. Snazzy

    My number is banned from using WhatsApp and I don’t know why please unbanned it for me I need by WhatsApp back

  89. Egoamaka Geraldine

    My number has been banned from using Whatsapp, please activate it because, that is only number I uses for my business . Forgive whatever be my offenses and unbanned my phone number. Thanks

  90. Muhumuza Denis

    but whats the point in whatsapp banning an account without even issuing a warning, or even making there terms and conditions clear and popular, its sooo annoying, atleast warn someone before u ban there account

  91. Akinwumi Esther

    My number was banned from registering on WhatsApp and this is the first time am registering with this number..don’t know why that happened.. would appreciate if it’s been looked into.

  92. Ndinae ndou

    My contact is banned from using whatsapp , I was not aware of the terms and conditions of the whatsapp please am asking for second chance and am ready to follow all rules required.

  93. Ndinae ndou

    Please unban my contact I accept my mistakes even though I was not aware all am asking is for the second chance

  94. Frank

    My WhatsApp account was mistakenly banned please unbanned it .I don’t even know what happened it has started on Monday please help can’t able to work.

  95. Sudesh Piyathunga

    My WhatsApp business account banned today. I don’t know what went wrong. Waiting for the reply from the WhatsApp

  96. simbi yusuf

    i woke up in a morng and i found my whats app banned but i dnt remember violating any term. plz help me un ban it coz i have so many business operating through it

  97. Lynn okal

    I just wake this morning I found my WhatsApp is banned I don’t even know the reason,,, kindly will you give me back

  98. JAMES MAMAI

    Hi, my number has been banned from using whatsapp. I’m very sorry if I violated your terms and conditions of service, I promise it won’t happen again. I really need this account kindly activate it. I will be grateful.

  99. Okwor Favour Onyinyechi

    Dear Team,

    Please my number was banned from WhatsApp and I don’t know the rule I violated. Please I accept my mistake, do help me to unbanned it as it is seriously affecting my business.

    Thanks.

  100. Blessedpromise

    My WhatsApp number is banned pls unbanned it please Sandra promise is my wife whose account was on before the banned

  101. Ravin Mehla

    Hi, my number has been banned from using whatsapp. I’m very sorry if I violated your terms and conditions of service, I promise it won’t happen again. I really need this account kindly activate it. I will be grateful.

  102. Rushdie

    Hi. Could you please unban my whatsapp . I regret not ready the T&Cs and will abide by those terms way forward.

    Regards

  103. Chinwendu igbokwe

    My WhatsApp number has been banned, please help me to reactivate it back I Promise to abide by the rules, thanks

  104. Amain

    I ask you to release the ban on my WhatsApp account, as I did not violate your terms since my son was using the number without my knowledge
    And I apologize to you if there is any violation of your conditions
    Please take this request into consideration and unblock it
    In the future, there will be no violation of your conditions
    My number is

  105. Tina Ani

    My number is banned from using Whatsapp, please what can I do for it to be unbanned, and I promise to keep the rules guiding WhatsApp, thanks in anticipation..

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