For sometime now Snapchat has been a popular messaging app among iPhone loyalists. But users all over are complaining about the mobile app. Snapchat is more often likely to annoy when it locks users out of tweaks like Phantom.
One way to get yourself out of this problem is to disable the Snapchat tweaks to regain access to your chat app. How long it will take you to unlock your account is all dependent on how determined you are. It can take a few minutes, several weeks or a lifetime!
Snapchat may close your account if you created a new account when you already have an existing one. You won’t be able to login when you use the right username and password. Keeping Snapchat dormant for a long period will automatically lock you out.
Sometimes Snapchat sends its users an email warning them of some third party mobile applications few days before locking the account. Users do not understand such warnings especially when they have not installed new apps on their smartphones. They get shocked when Snapchat says the account was locked or blocked by Snapchat itself.
Although Snapchat does not give a reason why they locked you out, the major reason is installation and usage of disapproved third party apps which go against Snapchat’s user policy. Snapchat gives recommendations and steps on how to get back your account but only few users get successful. This may take a few minutes to hours. Many try all those remedies to no avail.
Some users are so unlucky that Snapchat locks their accounts permanently. They just have to forget about it. Opening a new one would still be difficult because your name, location and phone number are still on Snapchat’s database and have been ear marked and kept in a state of permanent lock. In 2014, Snapchat warned of third-party applications, plugins or tweaks that it does not support saying it was a potential security threat.
A third-party app is any application that is an unofficial Snapchat application, but uses the user’s Snapchat username and password to access Snapchat services. A tweak is an add-on that creates more functionalities that are nonexistent on the official Snapchat app.
Snapchat have not designed an app for Windows or Blackberry phone so accessing Snapchat through these devices means you are using an unauthorized third-party application.
If you are sending spam, abuses or unsolicited messages in chats you become a candidate for automatic blocking. You will try all steps to unlock your account but the Error to unlock’ message will constantly appear.
When Snapchat releases app updates much frequently, many accounts get affected. They lock temporarily and after some few hours you login as usual. The same applies to users who add a chain of friends without verifying their phone number or email. Be keen to use the latest version of Snapchat.
Your account will unlock after uninstalling unauthorized apps the switching your phone off and on. Uninstall the Snapchat app then download it to get the latest version. That cannot take you a whole hour.
Sometimes it will take you several weeks to get back to your account. This happens when you keep getting the error message and you email Snapchat about the problem. This could take them a couple of days to resolve.
The duration Snapchat keeps your account locked is dictated by what caused the Snapchat team to lock it. Serious causes will give you a permanent ban on Snapchat services but minor causes will take shorter time to gain back your access.