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Instagram / Device Banned/Limited ?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by xpgo, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. xpgo

    xpgo Newbie

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    Hello guys,

    Need some help from you. I've been working with instagram lately, already with a good amount of followers and nice engagement on my niche. Doing some follow/unfollow but only after few days difference, not immediately, and with very small limits (like less than 100/150 per day).
    Earlier this morning found that one of my accounts had the follow button disabled, on the right of each user photo. Once I browse any hashtag and click any of the images, when scrolling down it no longer shoes the other images related with the hashtag, but instead "suggested photos". If I open any profile directly, I'm able to follow, but not using the hashtag search. Checked with my other two accounts, and happens the same. One of the accounts I barely use, so this is definitely a device soft ban.

    Anyone heard about this?
    Thanks!
     
  2. longdouble

    longdouble Regular Member

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    Send me a name of your empty account, I will take a look, how it looks like when I browse it from my account.
     
  3. xpgo

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    Problem keeps the same today. All photos I see, do not have anymore the follow button. I have to open the user profile to follow them.
    On computer at instagram.com everything runs smooth! I have reinstalled instagram and problem keeps the same. For sure the device has been flagged, and all accounts have this problem now!
     
  4. xpgo

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    After several days one of the accounts keep the same status. I can follow everybody, but have to open their profile.
    I cannot search by hashtags, keeps giving only suggested photos below, and not hashtag related.
    Follow button is gone from all photos, except if I go to explore and see random photos.

    Can't post printscreen's.

    Not sure what more can I do to solve this... did this happen anyone else?
    I'm not sure if I ever validated this specific account with a mobile phone number with SMS confirmation. Anyone hows how can I check this? Can only see in the setings a place to add a mobile phone number, and my number is there, but can't see where to validate account with SMS.

    Thanks
     
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  5. longdouble

    longdouble Regular Member

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    Try to temporarily disable your account for a few days.
     
  6. xpgo

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    Yeah, was doing that until a found this two articles:
    quora.com/I-temporarily-disabled-my-Instagram-account-but-I-cant-log-into-it-anymore-Why-cant-I-log-into-it
    quora.com/I-temporarily-disabled-my-Instagram-account-and-now-when-I-go-to-log-in-to-reactivate-it-is-saying-it-was-disabled-for-violating-the-terms-and-conditions-which-isnt-right-What-can-I-do
     
  7. xpgo

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    10 days and problem remains... really annoying! Can't believe this doesn't happen to others....
     
  8. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    You mentioned the Follow button is missing, but if you click on their profile, you can follow them. This doesn't sound like a ban, this sounds like a CSS stylesheet error with your device. This may have happened from a software crash or installing an ig-related software.

    I had to do 10 PVA's, and by the 6th one, every time I entered the correct SMS code, the screen would go blank with the message "Ooops an error occurred". I had to reinstall the IG app, restart my phone a bunch of times before the PVA would go through. Sometimes waiting a few days too.

    I wonder if you installed an IG-related app that is messing with the design?

    Also, if you have another phone, test IG on that device.
     
  9. xpgo

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    Thanks madblackhatter1000. Only saw your message today. I though that was well, but that didn't make sense for me because the other account was running fine.
    I just left the account sitting for a month, and now it's back again to normal so far.
    Thanks !