1. Hi,

    Great article , thanks .
    One question around the updates on the article . The screenshots provided when creating the account via phone number / email were the original ones when the article was written in 2018 ? I just want to see since when Tinder mandates email address ! Seems to be quite a long time !

  2. I was blocked from tinder, since that happened, I secretly downloaded the tinder app on my dad’s phone. I create an account using the phone number option to create it, I also use his email too. Anyway, I was wondering if I can be able to log in on tinder webpage to keep using the service and avoid using my dad’s phone too much. I mean what would happen if a log in, did all reset? I mean, would dissapear my matches?

    • Were you on web before, or on a different phone?

      In my experience it wouldn’t harm your score, but my phone profile always became extremely buggy after saving a change in the web version.

  3. My friend has asked me to log into my tinder account on her phone cause she wants to check if the guy she’s seeing is still on it.. Idk if it makes any sense but anyways.. I told her it is not possible cause im using tinder on my phone and it’s linked to my number.
    But is that possible to do though?
    Thank u?

  4. This may sound a stupid question, but I’m thinking about starting over on Tinder again (which I already did using the same phone number before I realized there could be an algorithm influencing my matches).

    My question is, if I create a new account via Facebook, do I have to use another phone number if I don’t want Tinder to remember me from last time (to be more exact, 4 times since the end of October/2019)? My real Facebook account is linked to my phone number that I used on Tinder all these times.

    Another stupid question, lol. I see some people using their first and last names on Tinder. Does this necessarily apply to whom subscribe to Tinder using Facebook? Because I don’t want to display my last name, only my first one due to privacy reasons.

    On a side note, even if I use another phone number, do you reccomend me using a different Google account when using Tinder again?

    Thanks for your help!

  5. I first entered in tinder with my FB account.
    Later I reset that account and created a new one with the Cell number without using FB.
    However, I realized it is better with the FB, more advantages. So I reset again my account and tried to get in with FB, but now the system doesn’t permit me to use this metros. Is there anything I can do? I would like to be again connected through FB, IT permits me to see common interests and common friends

  6. If I create a Tinder account with just a phone number (no FB), how does Tinder find my matches? BTW, I don’t know how Tinder works, so if I’m missing something, please clue me in : )

  7. I don’t have access to a mobile phone atm so I’ve been trying to use tinder from my laptop. It worked for a while, however, it keeps automatically logging me out so that I have to re-insert a verification code by phone number to log in. Considering I don’t have a mobile phone rn, it means I’ve had to ask friends to get the text sent to their phone.

    Is there any way for me to connect facebook to an existing tinder account that was created via phone number? That way I don’t need to keep receiving verification texts??

  8. Hello. From my browser I have mobile phone registered but I can log in to tinder on PC without SMS just facebook. I would like to ask if I log in from my phone also will it log me out of my PC or vice versa? Cause I like to use it in the home office or bed.

    • It shouldn’t log you out, but things get wonky when using a browser created account in the phone app.

  9. Hello.. I install tinder app and i put my phone number but i never get my verification code why?? Any help please?

  10. Hi,
    My phone had broken down a week ago and so I logged in using another phone which I now have to return. Now I have about 3 matches and wanted to ask if they will be retained if I were to log out from the old phone and logged in from my phone which is now repaired.

    • The phone itself doesn’t really matter, only the phone number used for verification SMS.

  11. Can I reuse my real Facebook in a way? I don’t like to idea of a fake second Facebook that I would have to “fake” likes and “stuff”. Is there a delay of time to Wait? Ive read 3 month data retention somewhere. I mean, If I delete my tinder profile and wait 3 month and start over tinder won’t Remember me after this delay, can can use my Facebook or cellphone number again? I don’t really care waiting since tinder don’t work for me anyway, I mean it really doesn’t work, no Match at all for months and I respect the guidelines of a decent profile and pictures (and in not Brad Pitt but I look good and I’m fit) . I know tinder don’t really work for most man, but still I want better chance.
    Thank you.

  12. My friend used my phone number to create a new profile. But I saw his profile when I logged in on my phone. He deleted this profile. Then I tried to log in again but tinder wanted me to sign up again. So I can’t log in. I want to know that is my old profile still active or it has been deleted? How can I log in to my old profile?

    • I think in this case, your friend’s profile has overwritten your old profile, but you can’t be 100% sure. You’d have to ask tinder support (good luck).

  13. I had a Tinder account via Facebook only (from 2016) with no phone number. I deleted it in Dec 2018. In early Feb I downloaded Tinder again, it worked well, deleted it, downloaded it again, it didn’t work well, and then deleted it and used a friend’s phone number to open a new Tinder account, which displayed the “noob boost” activity and has since turned to nothing.

    Given that it’s been over 3 months since I associated a Tinder account with Facebook, should I attempt to sign up with Facebook instead of resetting with just a phone number? (I have another number I can use for verification.)

    And if so, should I leave my current poorly working account up or delete it first?

    I want to complain to Tinder but I’d rather not communicate the details of this in case it causes them to penalise any other attempt I make with any account.

    • if you have a new number you can use, that alone would do it. Unless you want to link your FB account for other purposes, in which case it should be safe to do so. You can do with you current account as you please, but I would probably delete it just so I could reuse that number in the future.

  14. I logged out of my tinder account made using a phone number and logged into a new account made with that same number. However I can’t go back into the original one?

  15. So i got banned (naturally) and now I’m using a friends number to use tinder. It works and every once in a while it asks me to verify my number and i use his and he sends the code and everything’s great. I’ve accumulated a bunch of matches and I want to get tinder gold to look through them. But every time i try to buy it it says error. Am i supposed to buy it on my friends phone?

  16. What if a friend uses your phone number to register, through the register with Facebook, the OTP is sent , because you weren’t with your phone so he uses it with your consent, how can you deactivate the account?

  17. I have not linked my Facebook account and only my phone number. My account logged me out and when I’ve tried to log back in using the same phone number it’s asking me to create a new account? I assumed my account had been deleted for some reason so proceeded to create a new account using the same number which it allowed me to do. When I tried to link my Instagram account to the new tinder account it said I couldn’t as it was already linked to a tinder account. I created a fake tinder profile using the same number to see if my original tinder account came up in the fake accounts search which it did. I have tried to login on the web browser version of tinder using my email address but that isn’t working either as it says if there is an account linked with the email address it will send an email which I am not receiving.

  18. Hi I signed up for tinder and browsed around for an hour or so but I deleted my account and now I am wondering how long they will keep my info? I signed up using my mobile number and not via FB but I am worried about a future data breach and then having my phone number and email address published via hackers. Once I delete it is there still my info left around to exposed in a possible breach or does tinder encrypt all of that and then delete it all shortly after you delete the account?

    • What exactly they do with the data I cannot say, but they should delete it within 3 months of your account deletion.

  19. What if I’ve entered a wrong phone number while logging in? Does that mean a person with that phone number has normally received sms with a code, and can log in with it in my account? O.o panic attack here.

    • It means they received the code, but if they logged in it would be with their number and to their profile, not yours.

  20. My tinder is broken. Its does the below things.

    – Repeat swipes of cards over and over again.
    – Unlimited swiping (There is no limit to the swipes)
    – Network error when trying to swipe top picks
    – No matches.

    It was working three months ago and I had something like 300 matches then met someone, deleted my account and started again but its as though the information is not getting through to tinder server.

    I have done the below:
    Deleted app
    Deleted Facebook and re activated
    Logged out of tinder
    Deleted tinder account several times
    Bought gold membership and changed the location and age bars

    Nothing works. I even started a new account with new number and new email address and still it does the same thing. I have no idea how tinder is linking the old broken account with the new account.

    I have contacted tinder about 9 times and same generic answer that they are working on it.

    Let me know if you have any solutions.


  21. Hi. I use my company phone and line for tinder. When i was travelling abroad i got sms code to log in which i did not ask. I wonder, if somebody from our company get dual sim card with same line, can also login to my account with sms code. I mean, multiple sms login with same line in different devices available ? If yes 2 person from different countries can see tinder matches and messages at the same time ?Tinder can check if i ask them about from which countries logged in last 48 hours ? Sorry for my English and thanks in advance for your kind reply.

  22. If I connect my tinder account trough phone number without FB, and now i want to buy a new device, all the matches will be their when I will install the app at the new device?

  23. Hi,

    My account just logged me out and when I’ve tried to log back in using the same phone number it’s asking me to create a new account? I have not linked my Facebook account and only my phone number so why is it asking me to create a new account when I’m just trying to log back in?


  24. 1. Is there any difference by signing up for a new account via browser or via mobile App?

    2. I never receive a confirmation/registration Email, no matter which Emailprovider (like ProtonMail..).
    I can edit the address, but and it says that the confirmation message is on the way but never arrive). Is that normal?

  25. Hey, I logged into Tinder online on my old account. Succesfully reset my account, and logged into tinder on my PC again but I’ve got the idea that it remembers my old account? New likes skyrocketed after the reset but now after a day, nobody seems to be liking me. Could this be a thing or is this just me?

  26. Hi. I recently lost my Tinder account – error 40303. Apparently this means I’ve been banned for ‘misuse’. I guess everyone must plead their innocence in these scenarios, but I’ve genuinely never written anything even possibly offensive to anyone.

    I’ve had the account for over three years, and it’s linked to my Facebook account and my phone number, but a couple of days ago I made a stupid mistake, and I think that might be what has resulted in my ban. I tried to set up a secondary Facebook account to keep my personal artwork separate. With hindsight, a bad idea, I know, especially as I attached my phone number when asked to verify this new Facebook account (a phone number already attached to both my existing Facebook account and my Tinder account). Later, when I tried to log in to Tinder (web), I was asked to verify my account with my phone number – I did so, without thinking that my phone number, and probably my IP too, are now attached to this (still pending) secondary Facebook account. Needless to say, Tinder kicked me out and won’t let me back in. This goes for the app on my phone too.

    I’ve emailed Tinder support and get nothing but the standard template response, so I’m wondering what I can do to get Tinder back. I accept that I can probably kiss my existing matches goodbye.

    Is the ban likely only linked to my current phone number? If so, will changing my phone number and creating a new Tinder account using only that phone number work? Will there still be some crossover with my actual iPhone handset, or am I just being paranoid… 🙂

    Any advice/assistance would be massively appreciated – and thanks for reading!

    • If you cannot log in at all anymore, that means you can’t delete your old account. This in itself should be a violation of data privacy law on Tinder’s end (you have to be able to delete your account and data), but that doesn’t help us at the moment.

      Yes, I think creating anew account with a new number is the only option, but at the moment resets aren’t working for a lot of people. You can read the relevant guide to give yourself the best chance.

      • Thanks for the reply. So, I’ve bought a second SIM card to create a new account with a new number, but I’m worried that my old Tinder account will cause problems down the line – especially as I can’t even log into it anymore to delete it. Is there anything I can do about that? Anything that I should delete from my iPhone or existing Facebook account before attempting to create a new Tinder account (obviously not linked to Facebook)? Maybe I should remind Tinder about their possible violation of data privacy law? 🙂 Or maybe it’s just a case of crossing my fingers and hoping for the best…

        Thanks again for you help!

        • Still having your old account up and running could actually be beneficial in ensuring your new account is seen as separate. If you followed all the precautions in the reset guide, all you can do is cross your fingers.

  27. I deleted my profile/Android App two days ago. Today I could log in through my same email address but it showed two different pictures of mine that weren’t the ones I was using. How can my profile still be live with different pictures if I deleted the app/account/profile day before yesterday. Any help would be mush appreciated considering that my relationship is on the brink of a breakdown. Gf thinks that I am such a low life that I actually created a new profile yesterday and accessed Tinder on a browser after deleting the account day before yesterday. I am genuinely helpless and can not explain this.

    • Well did you delete the app, or the profile? That’s a big difference. As for the different pictures, I cannot offer an explanation.

  28. Hi, when I log in with phone number, which recently happens very often (dont know why it asks for my number like 4 times a week) it says that there is a fee I have to pay for the message with a code which I receive from them. Do you know how much it is please?? I feel like they do this to get money for there messages from people:-/

  29. How to log out and delete the app? I cannot log in in tinder to get all my info deleted, as I am being asked to provide my phone number, which I refused to do. Anyone managed to do it? I’d rather be on bumble since they do not require phone number.

    • I am having the exact same problem. At this point, I don’t even care. I just want my information and account deleted, but I can’t do that because when I log in (on web page or app) it won’t let me do ANYTHING without first providing a phone number- which I am not willing to do.

  30. I’ve had an existing account for several months that was attached to a Facebook page. Now, when I open the app, it doesn’t take me to my account but rather to a page that says “Verify your phone”. I thought the whole phone number thing only applies if you are making a new account. Why are they forcing me to give them my number now if my page is already associated with Facebook?

  31. I can’t log in into tinder as I am being asked to provide a phone. There’s no way on earth I’ll be giving out my phone number when I logged in using my real facebook (what a stupid thing I’ve done), They collect enough information on people and make enough money out of misusing people info. SO is there a way on how to use tinder without giving out my phone? Otherwise, this app becomes worthless.

    • You always needed to provide your phone number, except for some months after they allowed phone and facebook-only accounts.

    • Facebook disabled my account because I dodn’t have a phone and tried to use an online sms receiver to verify my account. These sites have no right to my phone, location, contacts, or ID. You can fight this. I urge everyone to talk to your local congress and government about GDPR regulation. Now enforced across Europe, this regulation has stopped faceless corporate entities frim collecting, sharing and witholding user’s info. It’s a game changer for privacy, the end of “you must give us consent if you wish to use our services” and instead enforces site to allow you to opt out of sharing info. The fines for companies and sites that retain users personal information are in the millions of dollars.

      • I think this is a little misleading. Under the GDPR, they can still collect all info you provide to them freely. They just have to delete or provide it at your request. Nobody is forcing you to use Tinder, and they may demand a phone number for registering if they so choose.

  32. Are there no cons to logging in from your phone number? I have an anonymous FB, so will I retain anonymity if I put my number? No accessing contacts? Other people won’t be able to see my number?

    • Well you don’t really have a choice (anymore). You must provide your number anyway, you can just provide a FB account on top of it. But no, other people won’t see your number.

  33. I created a tinder account using my number only. Then one day it suddenly logged out my account. When I tried to login back, I can’t. Is there any possibilities for me to get back my old account? Help me 🙁

  34. Hi SH!:
    I’ve gotten in some sort of “death loop” with Tinder. When I hit “Log in with FB” it pops up “Tinder wants to use FB to sign in and when I hit continue it just pops up the same thing over and over. Trying to hit “log in with Phone Number” just takes me back to the same place! I e-mailed Tinder and they sent me a boiler-plate that was no help. is this common?? Isn’t there a way I can log in without FB? I can still access Tinder on my computer OK. Thanks!

    • Hi Gary

      Sorry, I have never encountered this particular bug. Maybe someone in the community can help? Try the subreddit too 🙂

  35. Hey!
    I created a profile via phone number and then another one in the same way unfortunately,just wanted to check what girls guys see there but now whatever I do can t go back to my original account.Does my original profile still exist and can o sign in somehow?

  36. Hi – I’ve encountered a new thing today whilst resetting my account. I receive the account kit code fine, then enter it only to receive the message ‘Oops! An error occurred while validating the token for text validation. Please try again.’.

    No amount of trying again yields different results. Any ideas?

  37. Even with a Facebook Fake Account I am ask for verification with my mobile number.

    So the infos here are outdated. You always need a mobile number

    • Yes, you are correct. For a while there you didn’t have to provide a mobile number anymore, now apparently it’s required again. The relevant sections will be updated shortly.

      • I have a real Facebook account connected to Tinder so the account is already created. But now when I open the app it asks me to verify my number and I really don’t want to do that.
        According to their help site, Tinder doesn’t currently allow for account recovery or changing the number associated with your account. They said they are working on it.
        But the problem with having a phone number associated with my account, personally, is that I’ve had to change numbers or cancel accounts if I’m spending time abroad and I won’t need it. I don’t want to have to create a new Tinder profile each time that happens.

        • Well I’m sorry Leena, but that is just the reality of things. You need a phone number to sign up and log in. Maybe that will change (again) in the future, but for now, it is what it is.

          • Hello, i would love ke tp use tinder with FB credentials (my real profile), but i wouldn’t want my friends to know about it. Could you tell me how can i achieve that please?

          • Tinder doesn’t share to your facebook wall, so the only way your friends are gonna know about it is if they come across your profile while swiping, in which case it would not matter whether you signed up with your real FB account.

    • Hi! 1) If i logged in on tinder with phone number, is there any way facebook has any info about this on the security tab-> apps and sites? (I use the same number and email on both tinder and fb)
      2) Is there any way to be shown on tinder after 5years of no activity? (deleted the app but not the account) I found a friend after 30 nopes but i used the minimum distance and age filter around his age in order to check. He claims it’s from 5 years ago.
      3) If you delete the messages is there any way a match send you a message? Or to see the ones you deleted?

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