How to get unbanned from Grindr ( Everything You Need To Know)

Grindr, an application for gay, bisexual and bi-curious men to meet other men with the same interests can be complex to say the least. The app has both benefits and drawbacks to it.

If you have been using Grindr for a while then you would know that all too often you will receive messages from people who are either interested in just chatting with you or looking for hookups.

Unfortunately, it gets even worse if someone has your profile reported for whatever misuse which can lead to the account being blocked or banned because you have been reported using Grindr for abusive reasons. But, can you get your account unbanned on Grindr?

As a general guide, to get unbanned on Grindr app you have to follow these steps:

  • Uninstall the Grindr app from your device:  Clear you browser history on respective browsers, for example, Google Chrome or Safari, etc. – Clear cache of your respective browsers – Login to Grindr with a different email address, a new phone number, and a VPN service like the IPVanish, AIRVPN to mask or hide your home IP address.
  • Hide your IP address: Grindr uses your internet IP address to block your access to their application, so if you are told that the profile is already in use or its not allowed in your location, you can use a VPN to hide the IP address.
  • Create a new account: Some users have reported that they were easily able to get their accounts unbanned by just creating a new Grindr account with a different email address and phone number and then deleting the old profile from within the app, but in order to do so, there are certain requirements that you might need to meet such as having a phone number from the same country or city where you live.
  • Ensure that your device is running on the latest version of its respective operating system, whether iOS or Android. Grindr does not work properly if there are any bugs present in your device’s OS – Make sure that your internet connection is stable.
  • Use your VPN service to get around the block. A lot of Grindr users have reported that they were easily able to login with their profiles after using a VPN service every time before opening the app, but since there is no guarantee that this method will work for you then it would be best if you try everything mentioned above in order to get your account unbanned on Grindr.
  • If you are able to login with your profile then ensure that you do not violate the Terms of Use, for example, by using multiple profiles or creating fake profiles in order to generate more hits on the app.

You will be banned again if they find out that you are misusing their application particularly if you are using discriminatory words relating to ethnicity.

The Grindr app encourages its users to focus more on what you are into rather than what they do not like. Therefore, saying words like no blacks or Asia will get you banned on Grindr.

When you are banned from Grindr, the first thing that will happen is that you cannot use the service and even if someone tries to send a message it will not go through or they can try and search for your profile but it does fails because your account is blocked. When someone reports. The application has over 5 million users worldwide.

Speaking to those who have been using Grindr for four to six months now without any problems said they were caught off-guard when they got up to a Grindr account banned notification until this morning. “I am not exactly sure what happened” they say, ” but I am getting a device banned” message whenever I try to log on into my Grindr account.

How long does Grindr ban last?

Once your Grindr ban has been established, it is likely that you will not be allowed to use the application until such a time as your ban has been removed. A Grindr user who was once banned for over three months said he was only allowed to re-sign up after receiving an email from Grindr.

Grindr users have often complained of getting blocked accounts and this has prompted the company to come up with a way of verifying accounts for security purposes.

No one seems to know who decides what gets blocked but once your account is blocked you have no choice but to wait until it is unblocked by Grindr or try all other possible ways to get back on the Grindr app.

In general, Grindr will expunge a banned account within 120 days from the day you receive your email notifying you of violations of their terms of use. All your data including images and messages will be deleted from the server.

An up-to-date list of violations, what you are allowed to do on Grindr to avoid their fair use is available on the app itself.

What words are banned on Grindr?

Grindr has put in place a list of banned words the you’re not allowed to use on their app especially when you are using Grindr. They have said that words will be banned if they are used in conjunction with the following:

* Violence, physical or otherwise

* Discrimination based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation.

If you are caught using these words then you will get banned and you will not be able to access Grindr for a certain amount of time.

Some words which can get you banned on Grindr include:

  1. * No Asians, No Indians, no femmes or chics, etc.
  2. * You should send me what you can handle if you can handle me (Cannot handle me)
  3. * I’m not black but you can suck me (Black guys only)
  4. * I don’t like Asians or Latinos.

If you use any of these words then you will be banned from Grindr and the user who reported you with those words may be rewarded.

All aspects of your profile must also fall within their terms and conditions. Be sure to provide images of yourself and not of other people in your profile.

Hanging out with friends or family members is allowed but you cannot set up a date or hookup using Grindr while at their place. You are not allowed to use the camera or any GPS location services while at their place either.

There are pages of guidelines on Grindr’s site which you need to read before signing up for a profile. You can also search their website or speak with a customer care representative for more information.

Grindr is not the only gay dating app but it has been used by millions especially those who are looking for casual relationships.

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