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Shadowbanned on Tinder ? Reset your account with those 8 secret & very simple steps (2023 guide)

Not getting any matches for weeks? You are shadowbanned like I was a few months ago. We created a simple process for you to see how hard you have been shadow-banned (72% of our readers are positive) – See if you’re too now ! 
shadowbanned on tinder learn how to reset your account 2022 guide

If you are here, this is for a good reason. You are swiping on Tinder, clueless, sometimes for days... but you don't get any matches.

Tired of not getting the results you deserve, you try all your best to thwart this curse:

  • uploading new photos
  • updating your bio
  • deleting and creating a new tinder account

Nothing changed... What if you were shadow-banned?

Or maybe your profile is just not adapted for Tinder in 2023 like 87% of Tinder users? So better ask ROAST what to do first with your pictures and bio, or all the following could be completely useless for you.

Hey, it’s Ben from Beyond Matching, your favorite Tinder Expert.

You’ve been so much to ask us about the famous « shadowban  » that I’ve been working for months to give you everything you need to know about this. You’ll never find this anywhere else, and you’ll finally get your dream girls to swipe you right today like the top 1% of Tinder men are already doing. All you have to do is to follow what ROAST will tell you - I have to admit that he is way smarter than me for that!

This article will explain to you everything that Tinder is hiding to you about shadowbans, and, most importantly, how to get rid of it now in less than 10mn and forever !

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Table of Content

Here is the outline of the article, feel free to jump to the section that interests you the most.

  1. What is a Tinder shadowban?
  2. How long does the Tinder shadowban last?
  3. The reasons why you are shadowbanned on Tinder
  4. How to test if you are shadowbanned or not
  5. How to reset your account when you have been shadowbanned
  6. Can I keep my old photos after being shadowbanned?
what is a tinder shadowban

What is a Tinder shadowban?

A shadowban is when your actions are restricted by Tinder without you being warned. For example, you could still be able to use the app, to swipe left and right. But your profile would not be shown to other users. Shadowban is a light sanction, used by MANY services: Bumble, Hinge but also social networks, Reddit, and many more!

The consequences?

You are wasting your time because you’ll never match… you’re beginning to lose your self-confidence, you think you’re not good enough… But this is not even the worst thing !

The worst thing is… that your dream girl will never see your cool profile right now while she’s actively swiping the other guys on Tinder, all of this because:

• neither you don’t know how to get out of this hell,

• nor you know how the other guys are ranking on top of Tinder with this unfair tool, therefore avoiding this hell naturally and without any effort!

Have you ever wondered why Dating apps are working for your friends but not you?

It's hard to know what makes a dating profile attractive, and even harder to know which pictures are good or not.

With our AI-trained on 10,000+ pictures rated by hot girls and dating experts, we can help you to choose your best pics and stand out. Make your dating profile more attractive in just 2 minutes.

how long does the tinder shadowban last

How long does the Tinder shadowban last?

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Just like a regular Tinder ban the shadowban lasts forever.

Yes, you heard me right. Once your account has been shadowbanned there is no escape. Except resetting your account, and I explain to you how to do it here.

That's why you want to avoid this at all costs.

To keep your account safe, I detailed in the next section the most common causes of shadowban on Tinder. If you think you've been banned, there is an unban guide here.

the reasons why you could be shadowbanned on tinder

The reasons why you are shadowbanned on Tinder

There are various reasons for ending shadowbanned but they are always linked to an infringement of Tinder terms of service and guidelines. In fact, Match Group shadowbanned you only to "protect" its community.

The main ones are:

  1. sending ‘inappropriate texts’.
    Inappropriate texts are not necessarily what you think, most of the time users will report you for this by laziness just because they don’t like your pictures or bio. But if you let ROAST do this job for you, then it will never happen again since it is based already on the behaviors of the hottest girls of Tinder.

  2. getting reported.
    Like in the real world, Tinder has its own invisible standards, and unless you are a super AI with the knowledge of thousands of top-ranked users you will never know what in your pictures or bio will make the hot girls report you. But the good news is that this AI already exist for you here today! So don’t miss it and beat all the other guys to the game now before they steal your girls!

  3. or having disturbing pictures on your tinder profile.
    I know you have a lot of muscles but don’t show too much !;) Wanna know the exact limit of ‘sexual pics’ on Tinder but that will still melt the brain of the hottest girls ? Stop overthinking and let the greatest experts out there tell you exactly what to do pic by pic.

Small aside. Did you know it is possible to make your profile more attractive in 2 minutes and get more matches every day?

Thanks to our Artificial Intelligence trained on 10,000+ pictures rated by hot girls, you will be able to access personalized feedback and tips to boost your dating profile for good.

You will know exactly which pictures are good or not, and most importantly why.

So, what are you waiting for to take charge of your dating life?

how to test if you are shadowbanned or not

How to test if you are shadowbanned or not

Steps before reseting

First, you can check if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • You're actively swiping but you don't get any matches
  • You have recently received a warning for inappropriate behavior
  • Your number of likes is stagnating or if you have Tinder Gold/Platinum, there is no
  • You're not getting any responses to your messages

If all the previous conditions are fulfilled, you must reset your Tinder account now.


Resetting your account won’t do anything if you use the exact same pictures once again! So be sure to use ROAST on your profile this time in order to force Tinder to show your profile to the hottest girls of the platform now!

Attention: not getting matches could also being the result of a low ELO score.

how to reset your account if you have been shadowbanned

How to reset your account when you have been shadowbanned

Resetting your tinder account is something that took me years to find out, I made dozens of new accounts - banned every time.... until I found the ultimate and unique 8-steps process that will take you only 10 min and that I'm offering you today for FREE.

I'll help you to go through each step so you can get a fresh start (and your matches back)!

The method we will follow is the hard reset as it's the most effective one. I wrote another article - How to Reset Tinder in 2021 - that explains other methods to reset your account and helps you to choose the best depending on your situation. You may check it too before resetting your account.


Here is what you'll need to follow our tutorial and finally get your matches back:

  • New phone number (2 min)
  • Fresh email address (1 min)
  • New Apple account (iOS) or Google account (Android)
  • New IP address (Don't worry you don't need a VPN for this)
  • New smartphone device (optional)
  • New pictures (optional)

Reset your tinder account in 10 min now

Step 1: Delete your previous account

tinder delete my account

  1. Go to settings
  2. Scroll down till you reach the "Delete Account" button
  3. Select the "Delete my account" option
  4. Tap on "I want a fresh start"

Step 2: Uninstall Tinder from your device

how to uninstall tinder

You need to remove the Tinder app from your phone because you will need a new Apple / Google Account before installing the app.

Step 3: Clean your Phone data

If you can use another device, it's even better.

But sometimes, you just have one phone and you don't want to buy a brand new device just for Tinder. In that case, we recommend you to do a factory reset of your phone to clean the device id and use a new Google Play Store or Apple App Store account.

tinder reset my phone


  1. Open your phone settings
  2. Go to "General"
  3. Scroll down till "Reset"
  4. Select "Erase All Content and Settings"


  1. Open your phone settings
  2. Go to "About Phone"
  3. Select "Factory reset"

Step 4: Get a new SIM card

tinde reset new sim card

You will need it to receive the token sent by Tinder to verify your account.

You will have to buy a new SIM card.

All of this looks too try-hard for you?

I know it was the same for me before. So make sure to never live this hell ever again and that your profile is adapted to Tinder forever by using our secret tool ROAST.

Step 5: Restart your WiFi router

tinder reset new connection

Tinder tracks your IP address, hence you should not spoil all your efforts to reset your Tinder account by neglecting this.

To get a fresh IP, the simplest way is to restart your WiFi router. Once that's done, you can check your IP by googling "What's my IP" or using this website.

Using the mobile network of your new SIM card could be a backup solution.

Step 6: Create a new Apple / Google account

tinder reset new google appstore account

Before installing Tinder you need to create a new Apple / Google account to connect to the store.

Do NOT link your previous email, or your previous credit card.

Step 7: Reinstall Tinder

tinder create new account

Go to your Appstore and reinstall the app.

Step 8: Create a new account

This step is crucial. Create a new account using a new phone number and a new email address (this is super important, otherwise Tinder will restore your previous parameters and you will be still shadowbanned... game over).

Don't link your social accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Spotify)if you previously used them with Tinder.

Then it's time to upload your new pics and write your bio. But do not upload the same! Tinder will spot it. Instead, use this lifetime opportunity to make a perfect brand new profile this time by using ROAST, like the top 10% of Tinder men are all already doing in your back in order to steal all the girls - don’t worry there is still a lot of place for you if you do it right!

Have you ever wondered why Dating apps are working for your friends but not you?

It's hard to know what makes a dating profile attractive, and even harder to know which pictures are good or not.

With our AI-trained on 10,000+ pictures rated by hot girls and dating experts, we can help you to choose your best pics and stand out. Make your dating profile more attractive in just 2 minutes.

can i keep my old photos after being shadowbanned

Can I keep my old photos after being shadowbanned?

If you want to keep your old photos, it's doable. But is it really what you want? Is it worth it to spend so much time and effort in creating a brand new Tinder account without changing your pics?

It depends.

If before getting shadow-banned, you put the work in and managed to create a strong profile. Keep your pics! But if you're still using those random pics that are older than your grandma... then you probably shouldn't... Just saying.

You don’t know how strong are your pics yet?

Then ask urgently to ROAST if there is room for improvement before your profile get lost in the depths of Tinder (free)!

If you want to use your old pictures on Tinder, follow those steps:

  1. Rename the picture.
  2. Clean the EXIF data. You can google "remove EXIF data online" and you'll find plenty of tools.
  3. Slightly resize the picture or add a black pixel.

If you were disappointed by your previous results or if you're simply looking forward to skyrocketing them, you must check ROAST. This app will review your profile and give you feedback and tips to improve it.

Here is what customers are saying:

I was really expecting a bot giving a generic review… But that was perfect! I am genuinely impressed with actual feedback. I am gonna implement that advice to the last dot. Thanks Ben.

Thank you for your feedback and the review, I guess I need to ask some friends to help me with some new photos! I really enjoyed ROAST, I found it pretty down on the Earth but still a professional service, you got my 10/10!

Thank you for the review. It was really helpful. I also appreciate the service as it turned out to be surprisingly difficult to get feedback on the profile, the site itself is clearly organized and easy to understand, and the price point is quite reasonable.

Click here to get feedback on your Tinder profile, and get more matches now.

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Ben is one of the best Tinder Experts I've ever met and one of the few that cracked the algorithm of Tinder. Every week, Ben is publishing new articles on ROAST, helping 5M+ of people to get more matches, dates, and find the one!