Last updated September 14th, 2013 at 10:28 pm
If Facebook suspects that your account has been hacked or it is being used for spam purpose then they will definitely lock your account. In some cases, they will temporarily lock the account and ask you to provide some required information. However, in many cases they will not let you access your account for a specific time period. Prevention is better than cure so it is recommended to use your real information in your Facebook account, make sure not to violate the Facebook’s policies and most importantly, don’t give anyone access to your account because in most of the cases, friends or hackers are the reason for getting a Facebook account locked temporarily.
In this post, we will not be discussing the reasons for which a unlock my facebook account which one locked but our emphasis will be to learn the methods to unlock an account.
Unlock My Facebook Account
Open the Facebook homepage from where you login to your account. Just below the email and password field, you will find a link “forgot your password?” Click on that link and you will be shown a new window. There you will find different options but you should click on “Search”. Here you will see many other options from which you should click on the link “I cannot identify my account” and after that, you will be required to click on “Submit”. This is the easiest way to get help from Facebook for unlocking your account. You can use this option even if you don’t remember your email and password.
You will be presented with CAPTCHA letters and numbers, make sure to enter them correctly. In next step, you will be required to click on “Identify your account.” Now click on “This is my account” and continue to change your password as guided by Facebook.
Facebook will send a password reset code to your provided email address or phone number. Make sure to enter the email address and phone number that is in your use right now. Click on “Reset Code” and a new code will be sent to your email address or mobile number.
Check your email and mobile phone for a reset code by Facebook and then enter that code in “Enter password reset code” field. Click on “Submit Code” and then you will be required to enter a new password to get access to your account.
Compromised Account – Unlock My Facebook Account
If you think that your account has been hacked by someone, open Facebook homepage and at the bottom of the page, find “Help”. Click on the link and you will be taken to the next window. You will see a form to report about your compromised account.
On left, you will find a link to “Browser Help Topics”, click on it and then choose the link “Login and Password”. This will help you get access to the “Report Compromised Account” form easily.
Keep scrolling down unless you see a link saying, “My email address or my Facebook account has been compromised.” From there, keep following the guidelines provided by Facebook and soon your account will be unlocked, provided you insert the right information.