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How To Recover A Disabled Google Account?

It’s frustrating to lose access to your Google/Gmail account. Your Google account is the key to this digital world. You can use it to sign in to a new app or get to your email. You’ve come to the right place if you can’t get into your Google account or, worse if your account was disabled without your knowledge. In this article, we’ll explain why your account might have been disabled, what you can do to get it back, and how to keep this from happening again.

Why Was My Google Account Disabled?

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There are several reasons why Google has turned off your account. Some of the main reasons are not following Google’s rules and not doing much. But that’s not all. Here are some of the other things that could cause Google accounts to be disabled:

  • Account hacking or hijacking 
  • Automatic calls or messages
  • Breaking product policies
  • Child sexual abuse & exploitation
  • Creating a false identity to deceive people
  • Export or sanctions law violations
  • Harassment, bullying, & threats
  • High call volumes
  • Impersonation & misrepresentation of identity
  • Malware, phishing & other harmful activities
  • Sexually explicit content
  • Spamming
  • Terrorist content
  • Use of multiple accounts for abuse
  • Valid legal requests

Google has a set of rules called “terms and services.” If someone breaks any of these rules, we can expect Google to either disable their account temporarily or delete it for good. Also, if you break any of these rules and aren’t aware of them, Google will send you an email 10 days before your account is shut down to let you know. Google will shut down your account if it doesn’t get your attention.

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How to Recover a Disabled Google Account

Now that you know why Google shuts down accounts, let’s move on to how to get them back. You can get back into your account in a couple of different ways.

Using Try to Restore Method

  1. Open a web browser and head to sign in to Gmail.
  2. Fill in your Google account usernameemail, or phone number and click Next.
  3.  Enter the password and click Next
  4. If you’re redirected to a logged-in Gmail account: Click on your profile picture at the top right corner and select the Add another account option.  
  5.  A pop-up will display that your account has been disabled. Click on the Try to Restore option. (Google will likely mention the reason for which your Google account was disabled)
  6. On the next page, enter the email address of the disabled account and enter an alternative email address. Google will send a recovery email to the alternative email address.  

Most of the time, the problem will be fixed right away, and the account will be back up and running within a couple of minutes. But sometimes it could take Google up to two or three business days to answer your question.

Using Request to Restore Your Google Account

If the first method didn’t solve your problems, I suggest you try this one because it’s likely to work.

  1. Open a web browser and head to sign in to Gmail.
  2. Fill in your Google account usernameemail, or phone number and click Next.
  3. Enter the password and click Next
  4. On the next page, under the Account Disabled section, you’ll see why your account was disabled. Click on Learn more which is right beside the message. 
  5.  You’ll be redirected to a page that states all the various reasons for Google disabling accounts. Go through these reasons and cross-check if any of the reasons displayed here match what you read on the previous page. (It is highly unlikely that your account will be restored if you’ve violated any of these rules.)
  6. Navigate to Ask us to restore your account heading and click the fill out this form hyperlink or click here.
  7. Go through the page and navigate to Use this form if the steps above don’t work
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions and accurately fill in the details in all text boxes. Ensure to fill in the details correctly under the Let us know if you have any other helpful information text box.  
  9. Once you’ve filled in all the details, click Submit

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What Happens if Your Account Is Disabled?

Google services won’t let you sign in. Google will tell you by email or text message that your account has been shut down. When Google disables an account, the account data, including emails, photos, videos, contacts, Google Drive files, and anything else stored under the account, is deleted from the Google server. You will lose everything you had saved.

How Long Does a Disabled Google Account Last?

Up to a month will pass before a Google account is turned off.

Parvesh Rana

Parvesh is the Content Editor for Bulletin XP. Here at Bulletin XP, she covers news about trending topics in the television and entertainment industries. Moreover, Parvesh likes to dance and listen to music. She also finds time in her hectic schedule to relax and spend time with loved ones.

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