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  1. By the way guys, I waited the three month thing – still shadowbanned. Infact I gave it about five months. I was never permanently banned before just always shadowbanned. Previously i did EVERYTHING – new phone, internet, photos, email, apple id etc. This did not work so I assmued they used facial recognition and decided to wait it out for 3 months. As usual, in the first few hours I got a few likes from really ugly girls miles away, but of course none from the many who I had already liked. After a day all the likes dried up and back to being a dead account. Looks like there is no way back after all.

    • I’m sorry but that makes it seem like your profile may just have a low attractiveness rating, and is not actually shadowbanned.

      • No because I get likes in the first few hours every time (but only really ugly ones miles away, so they must only show me to those with a really low ELO score). But then no likes for a whole week and eternity. How can I go from getting likes to then getting absolutely zero? And considering I use my swipe right limit every 12 hours, you would think at least ONE would swipe back. So I don’t think that’s the case.

        • See the algorithm and FAQ. You get a boost in the beginning wghile your score is calculated. If the result of that calculation is very low, your profile will be shown less and to less attractive people.

          It may be a distinction without a difference, but a low score is “natural” while a shadowban is a punishment for an action and is immediate and absolute. If, for example, you got shadowbanned for resetting, you wouldn’t be getting even these initial likes.

          And just as a note, not getting likes from attractive people in the hours to days of activating the account does not mean your profile was never shown to them (while the score was still neutral).

    • I’m sorry but that makes it seem like your profile may just have a low attractiveness rating, and is not actually shadowbanned.

  2. hi, very useful info!
    my account was banned for unknown reasons (and no possibility to file a complain).
    I´ve tried to create a new profile, but unsuccessfully… I think it´s because when I used a new phone & Apple Id in the Itunes store to unload the app, I was still logged to the phone with the original Apple Id while receiving the SMS.
    All attempts later have been unsuccessful with the same new ID in profile and that same new SIM card.
    Do you know if this second ID and second phone have been linked to the original banned one so that they are totally useless? Does it mean I have to start from zero (third ID, third SIM card…)?
    will I have to connect always with the new ID not being able to use the previous?
    thanks a lot for your help
    keep on swiping!

  3. Hi!
    fantastic post, just a question before trying: It seems that you need the new phone number (new SIM card) just to register, later you can change back to the original SIM (original phone number you normally use) in the phone.
    However what about your phone ID (Apple ID)? do you have to log always on with the new Apple ID that you´ve used to register?
    Thanks a lot, I´ll try

    • I wouldn’t change back to the old number and yes you always have to have the new ID active when using the app.

      • Thanks for your rapid answer.
        In other posts you mention you can use a “disposable” number just for registering
        I supposed that later you came back to the original phone you normally use. Isn’t it? Otherwise you have to change the SIM card each time you log in… or use that phone from then on…Do you permanently change the phone number just for using Tinder?
        Thanks !!

        • Did I use the word disposable? If so I should correct that. Yes, if you use an alternate number you can’t go back to the number they still have on file, at least as long as that is the case.

  4. Deinstalled Tinder. Unlinked Facebook. Logged into a new Google Account. Downloaded Tinder. Registered on mobile data and with a phone number that has never been used before. Removed all the Meta Data from my pictures. New bio, no linked socials. Worked well for 2-3 days because of the Noob Boost, now stuck again at 34 Likes. Shadowbanned again. 😛 Lol I’m out. Just doesn’t work anymore for me. So sad, should’ve known this before. I’ve 99+ likes in a couple of minutes in a small town with a more “fresh” account. Then I was so dumb to restart over and over again without knowing the consequences.

  5. Thanks so much for such well-written and well-reasoned articles! You’re great!

    I was shadow-banned for swiping everyone to save time, then later got disheartened and began deleting and recreating accounts maybe three times.

    I’m hoping for a successful reset, and this is what I intend to do along with one or two small precautions of my own. I’d appreciate any comments or advice.

    1. Request Tinder data
    2. Receive and read Tinder data
    3. Make a note of what they know and don’t know about me
    4. Decide to change whatever they know wherever possible (i.e. birth date
    or surname), maybe drop year in age, keep only first name and location)
    5. Delete my account (and make a note of when I did it)
    6. Wait between two and three weeks
    7. Get new Sim card and phone number
    8. Delete Google account
    9. Choose new email address and create new account
    10. Use this to make new Google account
    11. Take new pictures and remove EXIF metadata
    12. For old pictures, remove EXIF metadata, then screengrab, crop, mirror,
    and blur out faces of friends (in case Tinder has facial recognition
    software – I’ll have to risk my own likeness)
    13. Draft a new bio in Microsoft Word, perfect it, then save for later
    14. Make a note of IP address (to check against new one)
    15. Reset or reconfigure router to get a new IP address
    16. Open Tinder and create an account
    17. Do not connect any other site or app affiliated with previous account
    18. Upload photos/saved bio and swipe while I’m still high in the stack
    19. Request Tinder data to see if there is any data relating to old account
    20. If there aren’t any – I am no longer shadow-banned!

    How does that look?

  6. The reset works all the time, Tinder does not remember your number once you delete your account. However, the people in your location are the ones killing your profile! Or tinder is using facial recognition to shadow ban you in places that you are “unpopular”. The former is most likely to be true.How do I know? I reset my account frequently, get a temporary boost immediately and then it all goes quiet after two to five days. I did a reset in my location in April, same shit happened. But tinder offered free passport feature then so I travelled around the world. I got numerous matches in place I was “popular” and close to zero matches in other parts of the world that I was “unpopular”. I now have over 250 matches but mostly from places that I’m popular. My conclusion is this, if you setup tinder for the first time, you get a lot of matches, if you reset, especially using same pictures, some of the matches in your location remember you and swipe left hence you have less matches. If you resest more frequently like I do,most of the matches remember you and swipe left hence throwing you immediately down to the tinder bottom pit albeit with a few matches along the way down so it gets quiet after 2 to 5 days.

    • Yeah, I think you’re right. Resetted like 5 times and all the fucking time those 2-3 girls instant liked me. Fucked up. Tinder could be so nice in this generation.

      • I have deleted my tinder account and my 3 month delete waiting period ends July 6th once July 6th is passed can re download tinder with the same number email and photos and not be shadow banned ? Also before my reset I could still swipe but I would receive no replies or get no matches which is not what I’m used to having previously used the app

  7. Hello, I wanted to ask I deleted my tinder account and created again with same information. There was actually a reason why I did that. Now one thing, everything is fine, except that there are less likes. If first time when I got account I got maybe over 30 likes in one day, now 28 in three days. Whats going on ? Maybe I need to contact tinder company, ask them for help ?

  8. Hi,
    Is it necessary to get a new phone?
    I didn’t know about this guide before and attempted to do a reset, which I’m guessing didn’t work (used same pics, same home WiFi but new google acc, new phone number, new phone) now I want to try again using a new number with a data connection only and new pics but I don’t want to get a new phone again….
    thanks

    • You know, theoretically the new number alone should be sufficient as long as you don’t pay for Tidner Plus/Gold, but if you want to be sure, then I’d recommend following all the steps in the guide above.

  9. This may be a difficult question but if I edit my Apple ID (that contained the tinder)changing my email address to a different one then logout and make a new Apple ID using that same email address that was previously associated with the Apple ID that had tinder will it recognize it as a new Apple ID or the same one that had tinder before

  10. Hey guys, one question: I’m going to delete my current account and create a new one, following all the tips given here. But I was thinking about using an old phone number, linked to an old Tinder account (it’s been more than 3 months though). Is this an issue? Can anyone confirm that? Thanks!

    • As long as that account was deleted more than three months ago, and you were never outright banned (and aren’t a POI in the eyes of any three letter agencies), then reusing the number should be fine.

      • As I wait for my 3 month reset on tinder can I use other apps like hinge bumble etc ? Or are they all owned by the same company ?

        • Hinge is owned by the same company, bumble not. I kinda doubt using hinge in the meantime would do anything to your tinder data though.

  11. Have asked this before but didn’t get a response. Is there any proof the 3 month reset works? Has anyone tried this to confirm? I’m currently 2 months off tinder having been ultra shadowbanned so guess I’ll find out soon.

    • Yeeeeeeeeees. I have. people have. Some have commented on it. If that’s not enough then all you can do is try yourself.

  12. Adding to previous comment i have a theory that im shadowbanned and can see only those accounts, who ran boost option. Thats why i can see little portions of people and then its gone.before that i could swipe for hours everyday as its more then 20million people in my city .

  13. Hello guys, I did a full Tinder reset just 2 days ago and followed the entire procedure: I also created a new Itunes Account and removed meta data from pictures.
    After about 30 hours I have 12 likes (hidden) and 2 matches (useless ones girls looking for IG followers only). Since I did not buy Plus again, I was not able to get matches with the daily likes of the free account. Is that strange? Do you think Tinder punished my for the reset? Shouldn’t I have better results with new account boost?

      • I was shadowbanned and I was getting almost none in the past months (used to have 4-5 per week before). I heard that with a proper reset you should get even 50 or more likes in 24hours if the reset works. Is that true?

        • Well you didn’t hear that here because while technically true that it’s possible, that number is pulled out of thin air. You should get more matches than before the reset. If you got 4-5 per week before, you wouldn’t just suddenly get 50+ a day after a reset without changing anything about your profile. Maybe 2-3, maaybe 5 times more than before, for the first few days, if it worked properly.

          • Actually my profile had been improved before but could no see results because of shadowbanning. So I deleted my old profile, used and Apple ID, new phone number, new IP address. I used the same pics (after removing EXIF data) and same bio. I did not buy any service yet.
            The results are frustrating: in 2 and half days only 13 likes (of which 3 useless matches) How should I interpret this? Did the reset work or not?

  14. Tinder noob boost is now gone.Tinder removed it because fake accounts abused the living shit out of it.Source: i was one of the million fake accounts.

  15. so I’ve reset a couple of times and I thought id share this to help others not fail the reset.(don’t make the mistake I did)

    new phone
    new sim/new number
    new email/new google play account
    new wifi(used phone data on new phone)
    used google play card for tinder purchase
    –and my reset still failed–

    and here’s why I think
    I screenshotted the photos I wanted to keep (to wipe the photo data so tinder would not track me) and use it on my new account.

    but I did not delete my old account before I uploaded new screenshots to my new account.

    so I think tinder must use location and match identical photos(around current location) even if IFXA data is wiped
    I think if I had deleted my old account first and waited a day or 2 this wouldn’t have happened.(just a theory)

    so my reset failed and I followed every step.
    I will not be using the same photos again and suggest other people do the same. Even if you really like the photo!!! just take new pics as painful as that can be to get one you like lol.

    I know my reset failed because I got about 15 matches that day.
    To give some context I’ve gotten about 100 matches with a propper reset in about 2 days(used boost both times at the same time 9pm).

    Hope this helps 🙂

  16. I did a reset a month or so back that hasn’t worked (I know why, too close to my last one and linking spotify) – the likes I’m getting are off people who are not even fit for my mate, and he’s got zero taste. I paid for a subscription this time to see the likes. Even changing my location to massive cities still results in dregs. I know there’s a penalty being applied…the question is, does this penalty lift after a period of time or am I heading for a clean reset again?

  17. If you use the same phone number and don’t get the noob boost, do you at least get a reset on potential views (people who swiped on you before can see you again, i.e., their account won’t have a history of you)?

  18. Yo man thanks for the great content!
    A question: if I wait for the 92 days since I deleted tinder and everything, and use the same apple id as well, will it remember me? You reported that Tinder should have “forgotten” your phone numnber and so on but not sure about the apple id.
    Also wondering since the subscription will run out a few days before the 92 days (checked on the subscription list in the apple id, you get a bit paranoid after reading of all the allegiations, wonder if it would affect the day count?). So probably the safest bet would be to change the apple ID as well I guess?
    Thanks in advance and keep up with the great work 🙂

  19. Tried absolutely everything except a new phone. So, I signed up through a new facebook, email and phone number, new apple ID, new photos, new bio, new date of birth. Also used mobile data instead of wifi. Yet it still shadowbanned me right away as I’m getting no matches. The only things I have left to test are all of the above but with a new phone, or wait the 3 month period. Has anyone took 3 months off and confirmed it works?

    • Update: tried all with new phone, seemed to be working ok for the first 2-3 days, was getting a couple of matches, nothing much though. The only thing that remained the same was my name, which surely they don’t track, but the only thing they then would have to track is facial recognition even though I used new photos. However since then they seem to have flicked a switch on me as I haven’t got a single like or match in over a week. Looks like the only thing left is the 3 month wait. Has anybody done this?

  20. Hey,
    Thanks for the article.

    How bad is the shadow-ban?
    I’ve been doing lots of resets and using 2 different Facebook accounts and some numbers in 2018. Recently I was using one Facebook with age 28 but since I couldn’t change age on my FB anymore.
    So I did an “unclean” reset to use my other FB (which had already been used) just to change my age to 26, paid for Tinder Plus and I got 9 matches ad 10+ likes (in Chengdu China which has very few users).
    But the problem is I’m still getting 0 likes and matches in some other cities/countries I started to swipe a few hours ago. Does it take time to reach to them, or is my score just crappy? Would it recover?

    Thanks in advance!

  21. You’re doing God’s work here. I’ve come back to this thread multiple times over the last couple years.

    1) You mentioned that Tinder might retain user data if you’ve been banned “with a notice.” I think I was banned but never received an official notice by email, nor was my Tinder Gold sub cancelled. I got a ‘303 Error’ which I gathered meant banned. In this case do you think they will they retain my data past 3 months?

    2) I’m on Android. Will I need to use a new Google Play account, temporarily or permanently, even with a new Facebook and phone number if I don’t plan to restore any purchases?

    3) Can I buy boosts in the future with the same credit card information whether with the same or a new Google Play account?

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Hi

      1) At least as far as their policy goes, they can only keep the data after an official ban, or if law enforcement is interested in you.

      2) If you had a subscription in the past, yes, as the app will try to restore any on its own.

      3) Theoretically yes, but with a new play account.

  22. I believe it is Google. New phone. New email. New phone number. New FB.
    Sim that never used for Tinder. It didn’t work again.
    Does anyone want to try exchange account? contact me.

  23. 3 questions: (resetting to avoid a shadow-ban)
    1) If I buy a new SIM card to get a new phone number, must I have this SIM card inserted in my phone at all times, or just insert it when Tinder wants to send SMS codes (initial login and future verification checks)
    2) Can we confirm IMEI is not being tracked?
    3) Is stripping EXIF data enough? Or we *need* new photos. Maybe different croppings and Instagram filters help?
    THANK YOU!

  24. Needing advice for a reset on iOS. I think I’m shadow-banned, and probably because I stupidly had two accounts I switched between on the same phone (using different FB logins, same pictures and I *think* same phone number supplied to both). I can create a new account but ZERO matches. Assuming I’m shadow-banned how can I start a new account so Tinder doesn’t recognize me? Can I keep my same phone? I live in Ukraine, so getting a new SIM card is dirt cheap, but wouldn’t getting a new facebook account be easier? The steps in this guide don’t seem specific to shadow-banned users so I’m unsure how to proceed. Thank you for the amazing guide!

    • I think following the guide is your best bet. New FB alone doesn’t help because you still have to give them a phone number anyway.

  25. I got shadowbanned too, but I think I’ve fixed it, I got 8 likes for about 1 hour, so I think I’m fine now. These steps helped:
    1) I removed exif data from photos.
    2) Registered new google account.
    3) In google play store I downloaded tinder using new google account.
    4) Removed tinder app from facebook and signed out from it on my phone.
    5) Registered in tinder using new phone number.
    I can confirm that another device is not necessary for resetting tinder account. I tried another device and used new photos, but with the similar exif data and tinder somehow understood that I’m shadowbanned me again. After that I tried to register a new account on my laptop using private browsing in safati. I successfully registered it, got 2 likes and after that I signed up using my phone and likes disappeared and I got shadowbanned again. So tinder uses only google account/apple id, phone number, exif data and email and does not use emei, phone id or any other device’s id. I hope this info will be helpful. Have fun!

  26. so did a reset with a new number, goog play account and email.i linked old credit card to new google play? does this matter? i used the credit card on my old account but through Paypal. with new tidner i used it through google pay with the new google account.

  27. My matches seem to have completely dried up. I have had the same Tinder account for 4 years now, used to get loads of matches as a paid user especially and was always getting a nice steady feed. Now I barely get any matches with boosts and all the girls that I can see have liked me are all whales. There was a time I would use boost and get 30-40 matches, now I am lucky if I even get 1.

    What do you think I should do here? First try restart and see if I get matches again after an account refresh? Obviously I have some new photos so I would be hesitant to use these if we think Tinder is using our photos. If this doesn’t work my option is to delete the account, wait the 90+ days. In the meantime I have a spare phone I have access to.

  28. Hey Swipe Helper!
    Thanks a lot for this very useful thread.
    Would it be possible that you please tell us why would we re create a tinder account with a Facebook since just a phone number only is enough to create a Tinder account.
    Also, using a new fb account might not be the best since Tinder might notice it’s a fully new account with almost no activity on it … :/
    Thanks!

  29. Hello,

    I uninstalled and deleted my old Tinder account, which was linked to my FB account, about a year ago. Back then, I was getting a decent amount of nice matches every day. About a month ago, I reinstalled Tinder and connected it to my phone number but did not start swiping.

    After that, I think I might have fucked up bad, guys – here’s what happened next:
    1. Travelled to another city and started swiping.
    2. Came back home a few days later and stopped swiping for about a week.
    3. After the week of non-swiping, I bought a six month subscription of Tinder Plus. Right-swiped a lot, may have fucked up the Elo.
    4. Thought there was a bug related to me travelling and decided to reset my account.
    5. Made a new account, linked it to the same phone number, restored the old Tinder Plus subscription to the new account and power-swiped away, probably fucking up the Elo once again.
    6. Cancelled my subscription since I wasn’t happy with the service I got from Tinder support about the believed bug.
    7. Swiped for about two weeks, got almost no matches at all – maybe two per week.
    8. Contacted Tinder support again and asked if my account was shadow-banned (thus exposing myself) and got the answer that nothing was wrong – did not know then that shadow-banned accounts doesn’t get likes at all.
    9. Sitting here, seemingly bug-free, with the shittiest Elo score in the world, getting no likes and am afraid to reset my account again.

    Two questions:
    A. If I reset this phone-linked account and create a new one that is connected to my Facebook like my oldest, well-performing account, will that save the situation?
    B. If A = no, is there something else that can take me out of my misery?

    Best regards,

    David

    • Hi David

      A) No, you’ll have to provide your phone number anyway.

      B) The only thing that seems to be guaranteed to work right now is the abstinence method. Delete your account, leave Tinder alone for 3+ months, then try again.

  30. So you say that with restoring your purchase of Google Play “You still get a blank slate in terms of matches though.”
    Is this information still up-to-date?
    I do not mind retaining my old ELO score, but I want to reset who swiped left on me.
    Switching to e new Google account seems to be the hardest part of a full reset since I have other purchased apps on my phone and my email goes through that account, etc.

  31. I can affirm that the abstinence method works. I deleted my account for 90 days and when I came back, I got the noob boost and all my past information was gone after I did a data request.

    I will say though I am convinced with this blog author that the female Tinder user population is on the decline. I live in a very rural area. With Gold, I would passport to a “metro” of around 200,000 people. Last time I swiped through it, it took me three or four days to get through all the users. This time, I was through it the first day. Similar results to other “larger” areas nearby.

    I am convinced my profile is better than ever and I use better photos (thanks to Photofeeler) than I ever have. The match rate is still less though. And I think we all know why. Tinder is in trouble and I think it’s only a matter of time before MTCH Group has an unexpected terrible quarter. Probably Q2 or Q3 of 2020.

  32. I got banned…so for me to come back I’d need a new phone number to use/fb, can I still log in with the phone that I was banned on/apple id, or do I really need a new phone?

  33. Hi I was using my previous tinder account for more than 6 months and it worked awesome with almost 600 matches. But then from no where one day in last month. Tinder banned my account idk for what Reason even when i didn’t do any such activity.
    So I created a new account with my different mobile number and email ID, so I created a account but on that I didn’t get even a single match after swiping so many profiles …which is can’t be the case if my account is working normally… I created new account more 3 times but still it’s the same …no matches on it … IDK whats the problem and what should I do ? …
    Your help will be appreciated….

  34. The sorting of the comments is totally confusing as they are not Dörtes Boy date.. today I registered at tinder again after more than 3 months of abstinence so I used the same mobile number and the same mail address than I used for my former Account but using the same device and the same Apple Id. And my Account was NOT reset. Tinder welcomed me saying I am entitled for boosts which is not correct. They still remember that with my old Account I once had a Gold subscription (which is already more than a year ago). So seems like the abstinence Method does NOT work at least for Apple Users. I have now requested my saved personal data and I am very curious what it will contain. Tinder is lying to its customers…

  35. Hey
    There is something i don’t understand, last month i made a new account with new phone number and new google account, got many matches the first week etc. Then i made a new one recently, new google account, new number, but got almost no match, so what s the problem?

  36. Nice video, I am a pro user since 2014. I got shadow banned roughly 3 months ago. I created my profile as usual and retrieved my gold member. and I got stuck with 4 ~ 6 matches for days.

    Before I get into brand new sim and apple id. I had to switch around my new/old sims, apple ids due to apple security reasons and I needed my notes, bookmarks, updates, etc

    New sim, new id, express vpn on/off same network, same phone, same pics/videos but I cropped a few pixels, and an identical bio. I felt the noob boost so I went ahead and purchased 6 months plus with a new apple gift card. I did all this in Starbucks WiFi. My likes maxed out at 9 and lasted 1.5 days. So I passport to shanghai and I just got 3 more likes in 30 mins and it’s morning.

    1. Device IP
    2. IP address
    3. Facial recognition
    4. less active users
    5. simply showing less fancy pics

    Or

    There were a few times I accidentally tapped “ purchase “ while logged in with my old apple id. It will prompt “ purchase with this [email protected]? I clicked NO of course. Do you think this might already linked to my old apple id account? It takes 2 ~ 3 seconds to load.

    Also, I think with insta, and Spotify on my phone. When I open the app, I don’t think it affiliates with tinder unless I connect it manual in the app? I don’t think running all these apps in the background does any difference.

    Hmmmm maybe it will shadow ban again

  37. Thanks for your amazing article. Could you please help me in a related issue?

    I switched my actual account that was created with phone A and phone A mobile number to another phone, let’s call it Phone B. I’ve also updated my phone number from A to B.

    Now, I want to reset. I hadn’t linked any Fb, Instagram or Spotify account, I’ve only bought 2 boosts so far with Google Play Coupons.

    If I reset and create a new account with phone B and phone B number, will Tinder detect? Thanks in advance

  38. Hi! Quick question, so I have used the “The Abstinence Method” and it has been exactly 90 days. If I had Tinder Gold in the past, would it matter as it already has passed 90 days? Do I just need to make sure that I don’t restore my purchase or don’t activate Tinder Gold anymore? (Afraid of them knowing that it’s me and get shadowbanned). Would I need to get a new Apple ID when I re-download tinder? Does it matter if I use the same photos when I used tinder 90 days ago?

  39. Can i get a new account for Noob Boost purpose, while keeping my old account not deleted(but just logout instead) ? as i want to keep my matched list and the chat history. I will then only access my old account at third party platform at computer, but never at my phone anymore.

    I plan to do in this sequence:
    – Logout my old tinder account at iphone (but not “delete account”)
    – Logout my Fb at Safari (but not unlink tinder from Fb, preserve setting for my old Fb account, for future access at computer) (p.s. i don’t have Fb app)
    – Uninstall the Tinder App
    – Create new Fb account and new email account
    – Log in new Fb account (should not have tinder linked yet i suppose)
    – Reinstall Tinder. 
    – Open Tinder and sign up an account, with a new phone number

    Do i miss anything? For Noob Boost of new account, and keeping my old account at the same time?

    Thanks!

  40. I have something for you about the image recognition. This will not of course 100% prove anything but very strongly suggest that Tinder is taking serious actions to prevent people from successfully resetting.

    So a week ago I made a new account ’cause the old one was shadowbanned. I used a new number, new Google account, new pictures and did not connect any of my social medias. I also only used the desktop version. I got plenty of matches and successfully messaged with them. Then I came across my friend, matched with her and we joked a little about being on Tinder, using the Tinder chat. As I was chatting with her, I decided to upload a new picture, one that I also used on my old account. I’m not sure if it was the exact same-way cropped version, because I screenshotted it from my Instagram to make sure there was no EXIF data or filenames the image recognition would be familiar with.

    Instantly, boom! The very same minute, my friend messaged me on Whatsapp and was upset about me unmatching her, which I did not do. She couldn’t see me anymore. Since then I also haven’t got any responses from my other on-going Tinder conversations, any likes, or any matches. We tried to play around a bit, and noticed that I can still see her profile updates, for example if she changes her bio or pictures, but from her perspective I have unmatched her. We both tried to log out and back in, restart the app etc. with no success. Based on this I’m 100% sure I’ve been connected to my old account and thus shadowbanned, again. I’m also 100% sure I did not do or say anything that could be considered to be not allowed on Tinder.

    For everyone resetting: DO NOT use any of your old pictures, even if you cropped them again or removed the EXIF data. Take completely new ones, as the image recognition seems to be clever enough to connect them, even if the other was a low-quality rendered Instagram-version with different EXIF data.

    Luckily, they do not seem to have a working face recognition. YET.

    • dude, you are a saint! I just asked a week ago if people were using the same pictures on their botched attempts… looks like it you do need new ones. thank you so much!

      by the way, at the time you uploaded the picture you used already, has it passed 3 months or no?

  41. I used tinder for about 6 years and always got many attractive matches, not to be full of myself but i’m quite attractive so I know that the reason I’m getting 0 likes from anyone is because my card isn’t being shown to anyone. After being banned on both my mobile and Facebook without any explanation from tinder and then using second number apps but having terrible elo and getting 0 matches. I bought a new phone with a new sim thinking this would finally work. But it hasn’t at all, after creating the new account on my new phone, I got like 2-3 matches in 2 weeks and they were only matches i superliked, which I think gives you more of a chance of your card being seen and I know my card isnt being shown to anyone because i get no likes in the gold section. The only reason I can see that this new account hasn’t worked is it’s maybe tracked my pictures, or the same bank details maybe. I created the account with just mobile data on so it wasnt the ip address, tho I did sign into the wifi and back out before creating it. I don’t know, I feel like just giving up at this point, it’s a real shame because I met many people on tinder and formed some relationships but I just don’t know what else to do to fix it

  42. Hi SwipeHelper! Great guide and community here!
    I am due to get a new phone under a new contract/new number/new SIM card.

    Going to delete my current tinder, unlink from Facebook and start again under my new number with no Facebook attached. Only going to log in using my 4G signal also rather than my WiFi.

    Also going to set my new account up in a different city.

    Will also be adding all new photos too.

    This should be good for a reset?

    • Glad you like it.

      The only thing to add would be a new google or apple account if you ever had an active subscription, or if you want to take extra care. Other wise you should be good to go.

  43. Actually my account is from philippines since I lived in the Philippines. So, I used my Philippine number to sign up for tinder account. Then last month I migrated to Bahrain and a few weeks passed by, my account suddenly crashed. What should I do to get my account back? Can you please help me? ? thank you.

  44. Great help Swipehelper. I used to get loads of matches, now I am lucky if I get 1-2 a week. I still get matches from time to time, but I want more. I’ve considered re-setting for ages but I don’t want to damage my ELO score any more than it already is.

    Is it possible to hide my account and log-in using a different phone number? Or would Tinder remember me and harm both ELO scores due to the IP address used?

    • It seems to be possible, but I would not guarantee (or indeed risk) it at this point, as the declining match count is most likely a systemic issue and not one unique to you.

      • Do you have any advice for that to do? I’m a Gold user and my radius is about 22 miles. I’ve had my tinder account for about 4 years now on and off without deleting it. I used to get 20 matches per boost, now I’m lucky to get 1-2. Similarly it seems girls only like me during boost, but usually the girls that like me are not the girls I would go for (but our ELO scores are probably similar). It’s been this way for probably a year now.

        I’m not sure whether to just spice my account up with new bio and pictures as have tried that before and never really worked.

        • New bio and pictures couldn’t hurt, but this is most likely because Tinder’s male/female user ratio is out of whack, or because they’re pushing their paid boosts.

  45. What exactly does it mean to “use a different Apple ID”? Do I need to set up my entire iPhone from scratch or is there a way to just download Tinder using a different Apple ID and then go back to the old one?

    I was banned. Got a new phone and phone number, just worrying about the Apple ID now. Would really hate to reset all my apple devices. Didn’t ever make a purchase if that matters, only used tinder free.

    • You can’t go back to the old one, at least not while using Tinder. If you had premium. Which you didn’t. So it shouldn’t matter.

      • SwipeHelper, I’m trying to keep track of the updates here.

        Is it true that you need a new appleID each time you reset /and/or make a new account?

        I know of late 2018 that you could use the same one and change the other methods up i.e. fresh e-mail and number, fb, etc. But it seems like there’s new updates, such as only numbers working once again to set an account up.

        I just made a new account with new information earlier tonight. The only possibility I see now of getting me shadowbanned (which I think I am as I haven’t got any matches and I’ve had the profile for 5 hours) is having the appleID I used in my last profiles and maybe using the same photos/vids unaltered. No I didn’t restore a purchase, because each time I get banned I immediately delete the subscription (which I recommend everyone do).

        Is this something you’ve gone over? Note there hasn’t been a reset, but I will log out and back in and try to begin a reset.

      • Did not work. New phone number, new phone, new photos, no facebook or other social media connected, old Apple ID. Shadowbanned from the first minute. Has been days now, still no luck.

  46. Kept resetting my account, and noticed that with each time, the likes kept dwindling in numbers.

    Created a new account on my iPad, just to be safe. Created new email, new facebook (though wasn’t linked), new Apple ID. Linked the same payment card to it. Created the account, simply connected my iPad to my iPhone’s 4G network, instead of wifi. Did not purchase Gold. Within a few hours, had 10 likes. A few more the next day. And then I decided to purchase Gold and see who it is who liked me. Since then, and this was Saturday, no more likes. It’s only been a few days, and I’m not exactly a 10, but come on now. I don’t think I can claim entirely that I’ve been shadow banned again given how few days have passed, but …

    – I used the same pictures, even added a few extra ones. Took screen print of them before, so I uploaded entirely new files. If they use facial recognition, then … I don’t exactly have an endless supply of what I think are my best pictures.
    – I used my iPhone’s 4G network when making the account. Sort of. I connected to the Wifi to be able to send a message to my phone number, and as soon as I had it, and switched back to my usual sim, connected to 4G at once to finish the registration.
    – I did mistakenly use regular Wi-fi when purchasing Gold. But that would be absurd …

  47. I reset a new account with a new iPhone, phone number , email, pictures and I’m still shadowbanned and not getting matches (I have 21 likes and no matches)

    Can it possibly be because of the Apple ID email that downloaded tinder was the same one with the banned account I had?

    Please help I’m about to start crying . I’m handsome and I know I’m missing out !!

  48. Hi, I am also one of the Tinder users and after I have used tinder succesfully few days, I couldnt get any matches and also not to send or receive messages. I have deleted and reinstalled with a new number. It worked one day. I got alot of matches like 100 or more, it can be the reason they block me? If I buy a new card with new phone number but I have an old buying for a Tinder plus aquisition and try to recover this, they can track me again, though it? Should I subscribe new and purchase all new? thank you!

    • If it worked again after reinstalling, I’d just continue as normal now. If it stopped working again, you could try resetting, but you’d need a new apple ID/Google account, and everything else in the guide and no, you can’t restore your old premium account.

  49. Just tried resetting my android tinder account. I deleted my google play account made a new one downloaded tinder again, tried to make an account with a second phone number from an app I’m using and it came up that I have been banned from tinder. So I guess that they can somehow track your phone or ip address now.
    I havent had tinder for months now, it was the only way i could really talk to women and go on dates, its really annoying. I dont think theres a way to overcome this except maybe getting a new phone

  50. Is it possible to “buy” or transfer a tinder gold account?

    I.e. my friend has tinder gold but doesn’t want to use it any more. I don’t have it and would like to buy from him.

    Is there a way for me to get it on my account, or him change the details on his account to my details (email address / phone number / whatever) so that I can log in and have tinder gold?

    Cheers!

  51. What if I follow the steps of creating a new facebook account and using a new phone number that’s not mine, and then, after a few days, or even instantly, change the phone number for the one I use for future verifications?

    • I would imagine it wold recognize you and stick you with your old score plus penalty, but I haven’t tried that. Let us know how it turned out for you if you give it a shot 🙂

  52. Hi,

    Great article thanks.

    If you’ve been liking to many people but stop doing this, how long does it take the algorithm catch up?

    I’ve tried resetting my account but I wanted to restore my Tinder Plus purchase so I don’t think it’s done much.

    Cheekiky they promote Tinder Plus as having unlimited likes. They actively plug you should do this.

    • It doesn’t really catch up. I haven’t seen a punished account ever recover.

      I mean, it is unlimited likes and they don’t “plug” you unless you only swipe right, or swipe so much it shouldn’t be humanly possible (while still actually taking note of the profiles you’re swiping on. In other words, unless you behave like a bot. I can understand that logic.

      • Thanks.

        The thing is I was swiping right on pretty much everyone for about a year and started getting no matches, so deleted my Tinder and signed up with a different email address but the same number.

        I did change the phone but not at the same point, a couple of weeks earlier.

        I’m now wiping properly now and am getting matches again. I requested my data and it only starts from the date I re-created the account.

        I thought maybe it wouldn’t because I didn’t realise to use a different number. I’m not sure I’d say I got any boost in likes though.

  53. So i have been an old user like many others doing the whole “swipe everything right” and now im looking to reset. From what i understood i can still use my old device? BUT

    -Delete tinder,clean cache/info from the phone/tablet
    -Log out and delete the google play account from device. (basically use a throwaway account anyway on my tablet).
    -Make a new google account.
    -Only use this new google account to interact with tinder
    -New phone number (In my case a new sim) but i can still use my old device/internet connection?
    -No insta/spotify etc linked.
    -Is facebook required to create a new account if using number only or can i skip the hassle with the facebook?

  54. I used a brand new phone and number. It works fine for now but I wanted to get gold and get boosts. I was wondering if they track the card that was used on your account. It was connected to my Apple ID but now I have an Android. I was able to get in using some of the methods of before but I think they added something. It seems to be retroactively banning accounts with the new 500.5000 error.

    • Not quite sure I understand. Do things work fine now on your account or not? What do you mean you were able to “get in”?

      But no, I don’t think they track credit cards if you didn’t use the card directly as payment before.

  55. Something very interesting happened to me. My gold subscription just expired. I was one of those who when I first downloaded Tinder over a year ago, I had virtually no bio and maybe one or two bleh photos. Over the time I had gold (about eight months), I frequently updated my bio and messed with photos time and time again (I am impressed with what Photofeeler helped me realize).

    Anyways, I live in a highly rural area. Within my free 100 mile radius, I can swipe through everyone within 10 days. If I go swipe elsewhere for two weeks, I will come back and swipe through 10-15 profiles and it will be back to no one. Half of those profiles are usually on the interstate that is just at the tip of the 100 mile range. This is with a 17 year age range for matches.

    As you can imagine, being back down to a free account became very boring very fast. Thus I e-mailed Tinder and explained my situation. And how I can’t even reset my account to try again.

    Well, this evening, about 24 hours after the e-mail was sent, suddenly there are tons of profiles available in my area. Tons as in I could still swipe through all of them in 10 minutes. However, it’s not just the sporadic one or two like I am used to. I think they reset my account for me. Either that or maybe I had a shadowban (not sure about this… was still getting 2-3 matches per week with gold and occasionally a fairly attractive one) that was lifted. Just some food for thought. Maybe if you politely ask Tinder for a reset, maybe they will actually do it?

    • That is indeed interesting. Based on your description, I don’t believe you were shadowbanned before, just in a low density are and doing pretty well for that.

      I guess it’s possible they reset your account for you without confirming they did, but did you notice seeing many profiles a second time now? Maybe there was just a coincidentally timed convention in the area or something ^^.

  56. Let’s say we do the abstinence method and decide to restore our purchases with our Apple ID will the ELO score benefit have been made void despite the break?

    • If you have never been banned (officially) and the subscription ended more than 3 months ago as well, it should work according to their own privacy policy.

  57. So, I was having 1-2 matches per day, which was acceptable, because i swipe right on like 20-30 people per day. Was writing with 6 matches consistently every few hours, then i changed my profile picture and all of a sudden all the matches stopped writing me and for 3 days i had zero new matches. So i changed back to my old profile picture, but nothing changed – 2 Weeks now and no match whatsoever. I have no idea what Tinder decided to do with my account and why…

    So I just made a new account – new email and new phone number, same PC – old pictures where i had a consistent flow of 1-2 matches per day.
    3 days no likes at all, no precious “Noob Boost”.

  58. What if you just delete your FB account and come back just one month after (1 month is the period that FB keeps your data until your account is completely deleted) with a new FB account but with same email? Will that reset your score?

  59. I followed this guide, but I have a question stuck in mind.

    I have removed my main google account, cleared the cache and data of Google Store, uninstalled Tinder, and created a new google account to follow all these steps.

    When I was done with creating Tinder account, I had to login to my old Google account seperately (my new account is still the main option in google apps) to reach my contacts.

    I am wondering if my extremely low ELO is back because of this.

  60. Hello! Do you know if abstaining from Tinder for a while (I mean 2 or 3 weeks, not the whole 3 months) or deleting your account and then come back like 1 month after will have any postive effect on your ELO even if they still keep your data? Thanks for your help!

      • well I don´t know about Tinder´s algorythm in relation with your ELO score but maybe inactivity has something to do with it(don´t know if in a positive or a negative way)… just wondering

        • Well it does, and as mentioned in the algorithm guide, your visibility is reduced more and more as you stay inactive, but pops back to its old spot once you come online again.

    • They do, but not in the way you’re thinking. They use amazon’s services to figure out what is going on in an image, not to search for one face in a billion other images.

  61. I deleted my account back in early January but haven’t deleted access from my Facebook until yesterday. When will the 3 months (where it’s safe to recreate your account) be over?

  62. Hi swipehelper,
    I think you are missing some information they dont admit they use on tinder.
    I have created a new tinder – I used phone that tinder has never been installed at , got new Apple ID, got new email, used my sister phone number to create new facebook, used VPN to prevent IP adress tracking, and still I am shadowbanned.
    I unfortunatelly assume they use image recognition, there is no other explanation for this 🙁

  63. My recent experience: I think I’m shadowbanned, superlikes are not working, 0 matches and something interesting, Tinder Places has dissapeared for me.

    Had a log-in problem in november 2018 (facebook + tinder issue), lost prosperous matches so I had to start over, saddly. Made a noob reset, matches where pretty low in quantity and quality and I barely found 1 of my previous matches. Send her superlike but didn’t work so I chose deleting the app and set my mind.

    January reinstalled the app and the results where the same, very poor, so noob-deleted again, reinstalled but this time using an one-month tinder gold suscription. First day I got 68 likes, matched with 3, 1 worth.

    1 week later done the same noob-restart, but this time I had a lot of trouble getting the code, so I deleted the account many times. Got the code, but now I’m not being able to use Places and even the likes are null.

    Will try the old share profile and like with a new account+number+phone acording to this guide.

  64. What happens if I reset my account with a brand new, Tinder untouched mobile number but from an IP that can be foun in their system?

  65. Restarting with new FB + new phone number will work even if I’m using the same Google account in the device?

    I’m confused about how far goes the Google account tracking… I did not add any payment method, not purchased anything, no IG linked…. Only that I donwloaded the app from play store

    However I would like to reuse my pictures, is it risky?

    Thanks for everything

    • If you were not explicitly banned, then it has to. They leave open a justification for law enforcement reasons to keep your data longer. It’s a bit fishy.

  66. He Swipehelper,

    Last time I got a new phone number and facebook it did track me down somehow. I suspect it was the google play store account, for all my previous purchaches where still there on my “new” account.

    I’ve went to the phone store to change my number, tomorrow I’m going to put my phone back to factory settings to avoid device ID detection and make a new google play store account. Obviously I will be using a new facebook and email adress with it. I will do all of this at my school library, where I have a different IP. Will this work?

    Cheer

    • I suspect so, but you can leave out the factory reset. What Tinder stores as “phone ID” is your phone number not device ID. Just don’t restore your purchase and keep logged out of the old google account.

      • I don’t think they automatically retrieve your phone number, only if you explicityly tell them.

        Because I checked the Android app permissions and it is not there.

        Can you confirm?

  67. I’ve been using a “fake” facebook account for my Tinder for the last 4 months or so. My matches have dried up, and I’m looking to potentially resetting with newer photos. I went to retrieve my tinder account data from my “real” facebook account using the link you provided, but when I tried getting data from my “real” facebook account it says that my account was deleted. Since I haven’t used my “real” facebook account for my tinder for over 3 months, do you think it be safe now to use it for the reset? I’m just using basic tinder, with no gold subscription (although I used to have a gold subscription when I was using my “real” facebook account). Thanks!

    • Should be safe if they don’t have any data on it and it’s been deleted for over three months. The problem is they will go by your phone number, not facebook account. So if you use the same number, the reset probably won’t work.

          • I’m confused. Why no? Isn’t that what you said above? I’ve been using a “fake” fb for tinder for about half a year now. So based on what you said above (unless im mistaken), I could now use my old/actual fb once again for tinder as long as I use a phone number that i haven’t used before on tinder. Am i missing something?

          • Sorry, I was missing the context of the question and thought you meant using the same FB account as before. Yeah that should work.

  68. Great guide thankyou! One question – if I do the entire new sign up on the desktop version with a new phone number, and then once the account is created I login to it on my phone, would I need to be using a new apple ID? Or would I only need to use a new ID if I was to make any purchases? (in this instance could I just make any purchases on the desktop version anyway rather than creating a new ID?) I am a previous tinder plus user. Thankyou!

    • To be safe, you should get a new ID if you had subscriptions in the past, but certainly if you have a running subscription. Creating the account in the browser version and switching to your phone does not offer any benefits, but be aware that Tinder has a tendency to spazz out when logging into a “browser-account” from your phone, for example pictures might not load or changes not stick, or the bio just vanishing.

  69. So how confirmed is it about whether or not they track your old photos ? And is anything more than a mild cropping needed to get around it, short of using new pictures.

    • It’s not confirmed at all. Imo it’s the result of grasping at straws, trying to find a reason for not getting matches. The next step is attributing it to facial recognition.

  70. I think Tinder must have shadowbanned my account from a long period of inactivity. I dont get matches anymore. Ive tried resetting using new FB accounts/google voice numbers, but they dont seem to be working (not getting nooboost matches). One weird thing is that I switched to both men and women just to see if id get matches from the other gender, and I got a bunch of matches. What can I do?

  71. I just signed up for Tinder again yesterday, swiped until i had to wait 12 hours, then 12 hours later I kept swiping and i wasn’t running out so I swiped right like crazy trying to hit the limit, until it said “check back later for new people.” I thought it there was a glitch so I deleted my account, uninstalled the app, reinstalled and remade my account using the same phone number, and I think I got shadowbanned. I’d see the heart and the X buttons, but no pictures would show. I deleted my account and uninstalled the app again, going to wait a couple days and see. Do you think that’ll work? I’ve had an account with the same phone number before, a few months ago.

  72. Hello and thanks for the guide. You recommend using a different device and phone # to create your the new account, but do you have to keep using it on this phone afterwards?. If I use a friend’s phone to create the new Tinder account, can I then log into the new Tinder account on my OLD phone (using the new FB account) without risking getting “caught” and making the reset fail? Also, if my friend has his own Tinder account linked to his phone number, will this pose a problem?

    Thank you and good luck with the site 🙂

    • Different device may be overkill. I would just go with a different number first. But no, you can log in from any device after that.

  73. So how is it realistic to suggest you get a new phone number for a tinder reset?
    how do you even do that?
    just basically start a new life, new phone plan and tell all your friends and family to add your new number? doesnt seem realistic to me.

    • New life may be a bit of a hyperbole, and you don’t actually have to use this new number i.e. make it “your new number”. One option is buying a burner sim, but before you get there, you cold use your work phone, or friend’s number, etc. As mentioned, actually.

  74. After a big break, I decided to try Tinder again and as a surprise, the game is working fine again, even using the same Facebook account and phone. I also tried to recreate my account, several times, and NoobBoost works as expected. But I’ve noticed “people who liked you”, after some time, acts weird… For example, when I start the app, I have 10+ “likes”. So I just give an X to one person and then, it goes to 3+. Anyway, now I have to figure out how to deal with the ones who match me and don’t talk… 🙂

    • And now Tinder has another issue… In the last few days, we’ve got “Loops” here in my country, also more photos fields and the photo size increased. Ok, so after a while, I decided to reset my profile, adding 2 “loops”. Perfect! But then, after closing and reopening the app, the new features are gone! My loops became static photos and I can’t see profiles with these anymore. Do you have the same behavior in your country?

  75. Hello. I’m trying to reset my personal ELO after turning my tinder into ad page. Can I just possibly reset using your basic free login reset with new number or do I also need to delete/add Google account as well? Also can’t I just uninstall Facebook if I’m using login only?

  76. i did a reset for a gold subscription as mentioned in the advanced post, i made a new account, but when i go to the tinder gold page from my new account, it gives me error that my subscriptoin is linked with another account, i dont have the option to buy a new subscription so can have a brand new ELO score. please let me know what i can do to pay for a new subscription while resetting the ELO completely.

    thanks

  77. I tried to reset following the instructions for gold users. But it doesn’t seem to have worked entirely. I received 3 likes within the first 30 minutes or so, but then it was back to nothing. Maybe it’s because I only changed the Apple ID associated to the AppStore when I redownloaded the app, instead of changing the Apple ID that my entire phone is associated with, but if that was the case, then I don’t think I would’ve even gotten ANY right swipes.

    I think Tinder is using facial recognition, and it just took a while to process my accounts original score, so by the time it went through, I managed to get those few right swipes.

    The noob boosts I have gotten in the past were definitely much more significant though. At least I was able to use the app back then. Now I just swipe until I run out of right swipes, or until I’m too depressed to continue, and I never have any matches to talk to or anything. I don’t even know what I did for my score to end up so low.

    It’s really frustrating, because I’ve even paid for the app’s supposed “premium” experience, yet I feel completely alienated from the community.

    • How many likes did you get on your previous account once the noob boost ran out? Have you considered that the reset might have worked, but the only way to get more likes is to create a more attractive profile? People are getting less matches in general since Tinder Gold was released, and also since boosts were introduced.

  78. What happens in this scenario:

    You use a new device + new number to make a new account and the reset is SUCCESSFUL. You start getting a good noob boost.

    You login to your main device (already known to Tinder that had unsuccessful resets). Do you lose all of your benefit from the successful reset from the alt device? Does your account then become throttled/shadowbanned?

  79. I didn’t get one thing though: do I have to download the app with a new Google account and then I can switch to my old one or do I just have to always use a new Google account with my phone? That wouldn’t be feasible for me at all

    • You don’t actually have to download it with a new google account, but you have to be using the new google account every time you use tinder IFF you subscribe to plus/gold.

  80. Hey SwipeHelper,

    A few days ago I began the reset, without consulting the internet. Why did I reset? Because my messages weren’t sending/receiving and ‘no’ matches. I assumed it was not just a bug, but instead the ELO thing people keep talking about, which I don’t know why either..

    Okay, so take into account I had been using this account for a month, on my original FB (where I have never entered my number). I activated this account with a number (I acquired online) and passed verification.

    After I deleted the profile through tinder proper, and off of my og fb’s settings.>apps, I thought to give it a day to re-make tinder. I began the process again, and used a different number (since there’s a timeout with these generated number things). I even bought a month sub of tinder plus this time with this attempt to ‘reset’; two days of smooth sailing. And then: another verification window popped up, a cell-phone one, again! A problem because I no longer have access to the number used a few days ago during ‘reset 1’.

    Avoiding entering any number, I am now consulting the internet. I will likely use my g voice number, as I will have access to it. I’ve been banned off my real number with an account before, which after this sequence events (after subscribing, I took off of my apple ID and replaced with voice number, in anticipation to using voice).

    There’s a part in my 2nd verify dialogue **eyeroll** which links to a faq page on tinder of “what happens if I don’t have the same number?” — and it asks the user to log into tinder on the desktop version and request an email to be sent to the email associated with the account.

    Here’s the catch; I haven’t set an e-mail to the account, and am not sure if it would be wise to set up the e-mail to the original one that I have used for my original fb. I get some access to my account and my messages/matches casually and on/off, otherwise it’s the dialogue locking me out (it acts glitchy; almost like it doesn’t want to be there). Do you advice I enter the same e-mail, or what would this amount to– defer to my past ELO? I’ve defied the odds of the reset resistance by part of tinder, given that I used the same Facebook, as outlined here NOT to do. Maybe I can get off with using a totally new e-mail ? Or maybe this opportunity is granted to me only because this time I’m paying… thoughts?

    Thanks in Advance!

    • This one’s a doozy.. I’m sorry, but I can’t think of any way to recover your new account under these circumstances. Maybe someone else has an idea?

      • Thanks for the speedy reply! I also posted this to r/tinder to no avail, which was comic able as they’re just concerned affirmations about pointing other users of the app out, and not actual problems. I’m trying out new/e-mail/ number (that I have access to).

        I chose going with a number I have access to now, in case they pull this again– it will be more convenient. Otherwise if this happened again on a one-time number, I would have to log-in on desktop version and use a different number. Let’s see how things go after my month with ‘plus’ expires! I will update you in the future, as I’m sure tinder will police me once again.

        • I’d definitely recommend going with a permanent number, yes. Do keep us updated 🙂 I’m just sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  81. hi, swipe helper. I created a new throwaway email (proton mail) on different phone and facebook using that proton mail. then I used new google play account by creating a new gmail. I logged into tinder using a friends number that is not currently on tinder. I did this all on wifi using a burner phone. Once all this was setup, i deleted the facebook app on my phone, uninstalled tinder, reinstalled in the new google play account and logged in using the protonmail. Then i got a popup for tinder gold being on sale so i proceeded to buy, it had a paypal option which was linked to my old google account. I dindt realize this and bought it instead of using a different form of payment under the new google play account. When i looked on subscriptions, its under my old google play account. I have yet to get any matches if i do its fake. I requested tinder to refund the tinder gold prescription but not sure if it will happen. My questions are this
    1. After creating the accounts on the burner phone and logging on them in the new phone ; does this create a issue?
    2. Since it used paypal on my old google play account, does this also create a issue?

    Those are the only reasons I can think of why I am not getting matches. Ive had my profile reviewed on reddit and no issues.

    Thanks!

    • It’s definitely because of the old payment option. Tinder will not help as they do not have to and don’t have an incentive to. I’m sorry, but you botched your reset with this and will have to start over if you’re not getting any matches.

  82. I purchased a Tinder Gold subscription the other day and foolishly enough have reset my account multiple times on account of getting less matches. I reused the same phone number(no FB login used) for login, Google ID(android) etc. and now I don’t seem to get any matches at all. I did use boost as well still no likes on my profile which is quite strange. My questions are these:
    1. If I am shadow banned (which I am sure of), how long would it take for my account to be up and running again?
    2. If I use an older version of Tinder,say earlier than 9.0.0, can this algorith of shadow ban for resetting the account cease to work?
    3. I am also using another Tinder account on a different device linked to the same Google account. Will this also result in a shadow ban?

    • The only question I can answer confidently at this time is 2. – No, this doesn’t happen client side Your app’s version doesn’t matter.

  83. I use bluestacks (virtual android phone) on the pc, thats the only thing I do differently. I can’t for the life of me reset my tinder profile. I follow the instructions exactly. Sometimes, it already has the boost button and replay button, other times it has me unlock them. But no matter what, it gives me infinite likes and I never get a match. It’s like I don’t exist in the app. I can spam like 10000 times and nothing. I used a new number, new FB, new tinder, and uninstalled beforehand.

  84. Not sure whats going on. Im on an android. Unisntalled tinder, reinstalled. deleted old account. Deleted google play account, made a new one and used a new number. Tinder acted like I was on a fresh account…as in, it let me unlock replay and super like….but I got no matches after hours and it gave me infinite likes, it didnt cut me off after a certain amount for 12 hours. It’s like my account is invisible or something and my likes don’t work.

  85. I used a friends cell number who has never used tinder till my subscription got expired now I don’t be know the friend of mine who I used now I cant restore purchase i

  86. I’ve been on Tiner for a few days. It’s not bad, but I have much better photos now, so I’d like a reset. I never bought anything on Tinder and I have never linked Instagram or Spotify. I have an android. I plan on making a new Facebook account and using my sister’s phone number to register.

    Here’s my question. If I follow the above advice and I do get a proper reset and the noob boost.
    Do I need to keep my new facebook account logged in on my phone everytime I want to use tinder? Or can I just log back into my old/current facebook account and just use the new Tinder account after I have made a new account? I want to be logged into my current Facebook account after the reset.

    Would it be wiser to make a new Tinder account without Facebook and just use the new phone number to register, if the above-mentioned option isn’t possible?

    Thanks a lot for the answer.
    Denis

    • You might consider just riding your new pictures until your score improves on its own, given how often resets fail for many people nowadays. But if you’re set on resetting, yes you would have to be logged into the new FB account every time, and Yes it would make more sense to just go with a phone number now that you need to provide your number too when logging in with facebook.

  87. Hey, any update if linking Instagram actually remembers your ELO? I feel that having my insta on my profile makes it look better

    • It’s just a logical conclusion since they remember you by so many profile details now. It would be weird to not use linked social media. You can try and update us 😉

  88. I used to swipe right on everyone and now realize that that has tanked my Elo Score. I created a new account using a new email, a new Apple ID, and a new phone number. I re downloaded the app and subscribed to tinder gold with the new Apple ID. I did not connect to any facebook or social media. It seems as though nothing has changed though and I am not really getting many matches even though its still within the initial 24 hours. Could it be that I signed back into my regular Apple ID on my phone after I paid for the new subscription? Would that automatically connect it? After I did so, I selected purchase super likes to see if it asked me for the password for the new Apple ID, but it asked me for the password of my regular one. I did NOT, however, process the payment, or hit restore purchases or anything while my phone was logged into my regular Apple ID. Could it be that it recognizes my phones IP address, or my wifi network?

    • If you used tinder while on your old apple ID that would make sense as a culprit. The IP address doesn’t make that much sense as it’s likely not static.

  89. Hello, I read your guide. I have tried resetting using land line numbers, while the verification works it still feels like Tinder remembers me. It seems the only real way to reset now is getting a new SIM with a fresh number. Has the land line method been tested and works? Thanks.

  90. Hello guys

    Regarding using a new phone number, I’m using a new Apple/iCloud account now

    Does that mean I have to use a new sim card inserted into the original phone and registered with the new apple account while logging in? or just another sim number inserted in another phone?

    Thanks

    • You don’t need to use a new sim card in your phone, but you need to use a new phone number. This can also be a landline. You’ll just need access to that number in the future, to log in.

  91. I had my old Tinder account for 4+ years and recently decided to just delete it and remake it. I didn’t see this article until now so I just deleted my account and used the same Facebook and phone number to create the new account, which has most of the same pictures and bio. However, my new account is getting way less matches than before, and the majority are delayed matches which leads me to believe that Tinder is just severely limiting my account visibility for some reason. I think I still got the noobbost because initially I got a decent amount of matches and I would say about half of them were instant matches. However, at first when my account was probably being “recalibrated” I didn’t really send/respond to messages and I was fairly picky and only swiped right a few times. Do you think I actually did reset my account and just fucked myself over by giving myself a bad ELO score this time around by engaging in some bad behavior the first few days? I can’t think of anything else other than that or Tinder remembering me and punishing me for resetting my account by just giving me lower visibility now. Is it worth trying to do a proper reset now? I’m thinking of overhauling my profile anyways but I’m afraid it’ll somehow remember me by AppleID/ IP address or my device since I’ll be using the same phone.

      • I was thinking of putting my current reset account on pause and then giving it a few days to a week for Tinder to filter it out of the stacks completely (if my visibility is a low as I suspected in the first place it shouldn’t take that long for my profile to completely disappear) and then making a completely new profile with new pictures, a new appleID, a new gmail and using a google voice number and no Facebook. That way if the proper reset doesn’t work I could always go back to this old reset account which isn’t great but at least is linked to my Facebook still and has some matches. My only question is, do you think this would work if I used the same device? I’ve been reading other people’s comments and it looks like some people are running into issues when they use the same device either due to device banning or IP banning.

        • Yes, it does seem some people are having problems resetting on the same device, though I have to say I am not one of them, so it seems to be hit and miss (that, or there are other factors at play). If you have access to a second device, I’d do it from there (or from a computer).

          • Sad to report that I just tried the reset procedure as I had described (with a new google voice number on a new computer that used a private home internet, even new pictures) and it appeared that the account was shadowbanned the moment it was live. Not sure if was because Tinder was able to detect that I had two accounts? I didn’t receive a single like in the first few hours even though I swiped through a ton of people so there was definitely no noobboost and when I tried to log out and back in the discovery was stuck on “searching” for people near me.

            I eventually caved and tried to look for myself using my old account that I had turned off temporarily (thank god I didn’t delete it permanently) and couldn’t find this new profile which I think just goes to prove that it was shadowbanned immediately upon creation and was never shown publicly on Tinder. In the end I just deleted this shadowbanned account because it seemed useless and I was afraid that if I left it up Tinder would eventually trace it back to me and ban my other real account. I only tried the desktop version of Tinder with this new account though, not sure if that makes a difference with anything.

            Any idea why this didn’t work? I thought I followed the reset procedure as well as I could (other than keeping a backup account). I even falsified my birthday so it wouldn’t be as if there were literally two people with identical information on Tinder as that might’ve tipped off some red flags. The only thing I can think of is maybe the home wifi network? But it’s a private IP address which shouldn’t be traceable and I made a new google account and email. Unless Tinder literally has facial recognition software or it matches information like name and and age with location and pictures.

          • It might be the wifi , though it shouldn’t, or device ID.

            I’m working on figuring out what exactly they use to remember you and I think I’m onto something. Stay tuned for a new article.

    • For me, it was enough to switch the active account in the play store app, but if that doesn’t suffice, you would have to remove the account in android’s accounts & sync options, yes.

  92. Hey man. I did everything you suggested here for a reset(I’m on android) I had tinder gold. I set up a new Google account, new Facebook, used a different number(same credit card for the Google account) but when I started up my tinder I clicked tinder gold by accident and it said “tinder gold unlocked” & went straight into it, no purchase….it must’ve remembered me somehow but how could it?

      • I was logged into my new one can it be logged into multiple at the same time? Because on Google chrome/gmail I have to do the log in procedure for my old Google accounts but on their Google play store I can switch to different accounts instantly would that do it? If so that must mean I’d have to remove the old accounts but would that get rid of my gmail etc? Thank you for the reply

        • Yes, unless you log out, you can be logged in with multiple simultaneously. You would have to log back into your old account for gmail etc.

          • Ah right I appreciate the response, my final question is I’ve found there’s older versions of tinder available for download for android on websites(other than the Google play store). Would it be better to download them as they’re not as strict on older versions in terms of remembering your account?

          • That is worth a try, though I am not sure if it doesn’t happen server side, in which case the app version won’t make a difference.

  93. Hey so I got banned from tinder for no real reason. Inappropriate messages, photos, bios, no harassing etc but anyway I tried to reset my account so I created a new fb, gave a new phone number but I think it doesn’t seem to work bc I haven’t gotten any matches in like a day which usually I get matches within the same day. Also the same people’s profile keep appearing over and over so definitely seems to be something wrong. Any suggestions?

  94. Hi,

    I feel like I’ve been shadowbanned by Tinder. Virtually the only matches I get are from super likes (I bought Tinder plus a month or so ago). I’ve just overhauled my pictures and feel a full reset is in order.

    I’ve got a new facebook account all set up, a new email attached to it, and I’ll ask a friend to use his phone number since he never plans on using the app. My only obstacle is this google account issue. First of all, does it only affect those who want to buy Tinder Plus? I do not want to have to lose all my apps, saved data etc from my google account. Does anyone know if there is a way to bypass this issue? Can I uninstall Tinder on one google account, and reinstall it on the other (while keeping the first google account on my phone as well)? I’m willing to re-purchase Tinder plus (my subscription was nearly done anyway) on the second google account, so there would be no trace of me having tinder plus on the first google account.

    The other option if anyone has tried this, but what if I buy Tinder Plus from Tinder web (www.Tinder.com), that way it isn’t attached to any google account. Would this bypass the issue altogether meaning I wouldn’t need a new google account at all?

    I appreciate your help!!!

    • You can still keep your old google account and just switch to the new one for using Tinder. Buying online with your CC directly should also work. Once.

      • How do i switch to the new google account? I tried reinstalling tinder with the new google account, but tinder automatically reinstated my tinder plus from my old google account.

  95. If sign up for Tinder in my country, and start changing my location to pipeline for foreign girls, but if i sign up with my countries number and then go abroad and use a local sim card where i cant receive an sms from my old number, will there still be some problems for me using tinder?

  96. In the past few weeks I have tinkered around and found a method (for iphone) that works to reset your account and receive the noob boost ad infinitum while maintaining a single tinder gold account – which in my case is the subscription that I purchased on my original apple ID, years prior to any of this resetting nonsense, which has caused several accounts to receive no noob boost when resetting and restoring by different means.

    Follow these steps:
    1.) Create new Google account, with email address and phone number via google voice – which works for tinder sms verification
    2.) Use that email to make a new apple ID. Not sure if you need to use a different card, but I really doubt it – I don’t see how tinder could access that information.
    3.) On your iphone, delete the old tinder profile and app (and remove it from its FB account if linked).
    4.) Sign out of your old apple ID on your iphone and restart it. If you’re really paranoid about the IP address being tracked, you can change it however you like.
    5.) Sign into the new apple ID, and download tinder – you MUST download the tinder app on your iphone, and not try to do the next step on desktop
    6.) Make a new tinder account, within the new app, with the new email address and phone number. Set up your profile and swipe a bit.
    7,) Switch apple ID’s back to the original account, go to the app, and select “restore purchases”

    You will now have your original gold subscription on a new account which has the noob boost. You can also log in using the phone number on desktop as you please.

    This method relies on downloading an *entirely new app* tied to a different apple ID, so I dont think that making the new account on desktop will not work, and I haven’t tried it out with google play. It seems like you can even use the same phone number for all your apple accounts – it isn’t causing me any issues.

    I got the idea for this when I was looking at my purchases between two apple accounts on my desktop. The old apple account showed the tinder app as ‘not on this iphone’, the new account showed it as ‘on the iphone’, despite being logged into – and using the gold subscription of – the old account. The new account had received the noob boost and was functioning well. I then repeated the procedure two more times over two days. Both repeats yielded new accounts that obviously had the noob boost.

    My guess is that any tracking of your activity is done through literally every mean except the subscription – facebook/email/spotify/instagram/phone number. But I really doubt pictures.

    Hope this helps.

    • This seems like basically the same procedure as described above, but without sticking to the new apple ID. Thing is, that’s what did many users in (drop in matches after restoring purchase), which is why it’s part of the guide.

    • Hey! Thanks man this definitely worked but it only works if you log in with a new number and don’t link it to a Facebook account. I got a new number from Google voice with a new Gmail created also created a new apple ID and stuff and it’s working so far.

  97. hi swipehelper): i changed phone numbers and got automatically logged out of tinder, and now can’t log back into acct. I remember when setting it up it asked for a recovery email and password. But don’t see any spot on desktop version or mobile version to login in via email lol! so what gives lol?

    • You wouldn’t be able to log in via mail. I’ve never had to do this but I imagine you should be able to recover your account by mail. Have you checked Tinder support?

  98. Here is my experience with Tinder:
    Like many of you I didn’t know how Tinder worked when I joined for the first time. Never heard about ELO score and made stupid decisions that lowered my score big time.
    After not getting any matches anymore, I decided to reset my account and just use the same FB account again. WRONG! (did this a few times actually)
    I could swipe a lot of the same girls I saw before resetting, but the match rate was minimal to none. I found out that a lot of accounts had no description anymore in their profile (before reset they did), so it looked like they were a bunch of bot accounts just to keep you swiping. Don’t know if it is true, but it looked to me that my swipes were going nowhere and I was shadowbanned.

    Then I read more about resetting online and did the following:
    -create new email account
    -create new FB account
    -install tinder and FB on second phone
    -login with new accounts
    -use same phone number
    -restore tinder plus
    So far I have seen a lot of new girls passing by that I have never seen before resetting the right way. Also I saw more profiles with descriptions and got more matches immediately. I think it is pretty shady of Tinder to make people (especially guys) go through so much trouble just te reset their account. They make it seem that just using their ‘delete button’ will reset your account, when in fact it does nothing at all!

  99. Does OkCupid need to be reset like this too? I don’t think there is a noob boost like tinder but I had and account a year ago and deleted it. Then I came back and its been radio silent. Just curious.

  100. Can I just buy a cheep phone for the new number, but still load tinder on my main phone with a new google play account. Just use the new phone and number for signup/login? am I missing anything? I don’t want to miss out on all the girls that swiped left on me with my old account.

  101. I don’t really get what is the difference between resetting your account and creating a new one. Am I correct that in both situations you need to use a different SIM-card and in both situations you won’t be having all your previous matches and chat history? What is the difference then?

    • There is no difference, they are just two terms for the same thing. I apologize if I gave you a wrong impression, but could you point me to where I implied these are different things?

      • Well because it is called “Reset account”, not “Delete old and create another” :P. And at the beginning of the guide we delete old account and unlink facebook as if we will be able to use them after reset. But in reality we create a completly new account with completely new facebook or SIM card. Why do we even delete the old ones?

        • Because otherwise your subscription, and linked social accounts will be bound to an account already and can’t be used on the new one. Also, I wouldn’t want countless old ghost accounts of mine floating around.

  102. I made a new tinder account with new phone no at a different location than where I live and after 2 days returned to my orignal place of residence. would that have any impact as I made my account at a location different than my residing place?

  103. Hello Sir. I read on Tinder Privacy policy that they will delete users data after three months since an account deletion. Does anyone know how this can relate with the reset procedure?

  104. I signed up for tinder 2 weeks ago for the first time ever. I just used my phone number but didn’t link it to my FB. Just trying it out and had no idea about ELO. I know it has dropped. I plan on overhauling my profile with professional photos. Is it worth resetting? Does the score drop if I stop swiping? How hard is it to raise your score once its dropped? Remember I’m only 2 weeks in so far. But I’m getting a lot of ugly girls to swipe on.

    • With how much harder it is to reset nowadays, I would recommend trying to improve your score “organically” while you still can. Meaning as long as you aren’t currently shadowbanned, I’d try with the new pictures first for a week or so before considering a reset.

  105. The noob boost appears to be gone in 9.5 version. I’ve used a new fresh SIM phone number, new Google Play Account(with app reinstall) and no Facebook. The same photos and bio would net me ~40-70matches in the first 2 days and now barely ~10.

  106. I signed in on tinder with my cell number. Today I tried to reset it as I don’t get any like. I deleted my account, I removed the app on Facebook (I opened an account with FB 1 year ago), I unsuscribed from Tinder Gold on Google Play (i did it before deleting the account. Still, they adviced me the service would be in force 20 more days). I deleted the app. Then i downloaded again, created a new account with my landline phone number, and after some minutes I realized i had again Tinder Gold, without pressing the restore purchase button… I guess i’ill keep my low ELO 🙁

    • Yes, that’s because it tries to restore automatically now. Which is why you need to use a new google account.

  107. Thanks for the thorough account reset information.

    I’m an iPhone user and have reregistered on Tinder (twice in the past week) using a new phone number, apple id, with data/no wifi, etc. Nothing. 0 likes. In my old account I’d normally get 15-25+ likes from the noob boost. Several days and no likes.

    It looks like I’m shadow banned and Tinder has found another way to track you.

        • Well that is strange then because Tinder doesn’t check your apple or google account until it tries to restore a purchase.

          • Maybe Tinder has a way of reading your device (phone, computer, etc)??
            I also set up my new account with a text app phone number. Although I got a code to register for tinder, do you think that could be an issue?

          • Maybe, but then everyone would be having these issues. Sorry, at this point I really don’t know.

            If you tried it from a friend’s device (who never had Tinder) you could find out for sure.

  108. Hello SH, do you need to be logged into your new Tinder-Facebook + Google Play account on your phone all the time or only at the time of creating your new account (and then you can go back to your old Fb/Google)?

    Also do you think Android version matters? My phone still uses Marshmallow.

    • Facebook: Only when logging in. Google play: Theoretically only when interacting with Tinder Plus/Gold subscriptions, but there’s a danger it will “update subscription” from the wrong account upon interaction with the menu. Safer to stay logged in while using Tinder. No, I don’t think Android version matters.

  109. Hi Swipehelper. I have historically reset my account once or twice per week to benefit from the Noob Boost as well as rekindle moribund conversations following a rematch. This strategy worked flawlessly until roughly March or April this year; however, I have recently observed that frequent resets seems to cause a protracted period of no matches immediately following the reset. I generally receive ~50 potential matches during the first day of the Noob Boost, so I found it curious that I hadn’t received a single possible match after a number of hours following a recent reset (I have Tinder Gold, so I can see if there are any potential matches in queue). As a test, I had one of my female neighbors set her radius to 1 mile, and my profile did not appear prior to her running out of prospects. In my experience, the penalty for “serial resetting” seems to be inconsistent and can range from three hours to multiple days of no possible matches. Do you have any insights or commentary on the duration of the penalties or how to avoid them (assuming I want to continue using the same Facebook account, since my Gold subscription is linked).

    • Hey Roger.

      Yes, what you’re describing is the experience of many a long time user. I can’t comment on duration as apparently I never reset often enough to get this kind of ban, but the only thing that seems to work now is the complete above procedure. There shouldn’t be any negative repercussions from resetting that way.

  110. Yesterday I made an account on Tinder desktop using a phone number through the Burner app and email address from Protonmail. Neither had been used for Tinder before. And still, zero matches and zero people that liked me after multiple hours using pictures that I’ve used before that got many matches. Can Tinder tell the phone number is not legit?

    Another thing: it seems when I make an account with a Burner number, I can swipe endlessly even though I didn’t upgrade to plus or gold. Has anyone else experienced this?

    • Sean, as stated in the guide, you can’t use burner numbers. Not in the sense of free online throwaway numbers.

  111. If one is using an iphone and wants to use the phone number/email address option, do they need to uninstall and reinstall the app? And if so, using a new apple account or not?

    I recently remade an account with a new phone number and new email address and it seemed my ELO was the same as before. However I did not uninstall and reinstall the app.

    • You’ll have to consult you memory. Most likely though, you provided a phone number. There was only a brief period of a few months this year where Tinder somehow didn’t require one anymore.

  112. I have a new i phone that I bought today. Set up Tinder with new phone number(accidentally used to log in from my old phone and restored my earlier Tinder Gold purchase. Immediately realized Tinder knows I am the same person, since apple id was old one , since it told me my free boost was used 8 days ago. In this case apple id was a giveaway.

    So set up new Apple id on my new iphone and used new sim card and cellphone number(to get a new ELO). Then I linked my instagram account(which was linked to old Tinder several times).
    Will Tinder track me because of Instagram link..

    • Well, do you notice inferior reset results when linking Instagram?

      If Tinder is really “cracking down” on resetting, I’d imagine they’d use Instagram and spotify accounts to identify you, yes.

  113. Hi! Great site. For a few days I wondered why my matches arent replying so I asked from one of my old matches whos number I got that did u receive my message and she said that got a notification but didn`t see my text and I was also disappeared from her matches. What is this sorcery? I had tinder gold so too many location switches got me shadow banned or?

    • Hi, thanks! That does sound like you were shadowbanned (or your account is bugged (never discount the possibility of it being a bug with Tinder)), but I doubt it’s from switching locations too often. If it were, I’d constantly get shadowbanned ^^

  114. Quick question, wouldn’t creating a new facebook account lead to tinder flagging it and send your ELO to the abyss? Since this account would have just been created, have no friends, no activity, etc, I’m just skeptical.

    Also, does anyone know if tinder remembers your phone ( the hardware itself, not the number), between resets? I’m thinking new everything ( including new google store account, gift card to pay for gold, so no linking back to a credit card) should work, but buying a new phone just for that seems to be a pita.

    It’s really kinda ridiculous the BS one has to go through just to reset his ELO, I wish Tinder would read this and offer a paid ”clean slate” reset, I’m sure it would have a lot of success, and make a ton of money for Tinder. anyway…

    • In the beginning your FB account needed 30 (i believe) friends to be valid, but that requirement is long gone and the above procedure has worked as intended up until Tinder 9.0. Now I’ll have to rewrite it because to answer your second question, yes you now need a new phone number and google play/apple account. I don’t believe device IDs or credit card numbers matter here, but I’ll soon find out and put it in the updated guide when I write it.

      You may be onto something with your last point, because up until recently it didn’t seem like Tinder cared if we reset and suddenly it has become harder. Reminds me of the “see who likes you” companion apps no longer working with the new API before they introduced Tinder Gold. We’ll see.

  115. Just experienced a fail with an android gold restore. Brand new number and throwaway email, got I huge amount of likes in the first few days but they all seem to be lower quality girls. Match rate then immediately flatlined and I’ve already run out of people to swipe on even though I was passporting in a large city. I will get a new number and try again soon without restoring my purchase and see what happens, but it definitely seems like android restores can trigger a re-creation of your old account. Might also be worth experimenting with a late restore. Ie, waiting a few days for Tinder to set your ELO score before restoring your purchase. But anyway, creating a new Google account might well be the next step now guys.

    • Hi Chris. Yes it seems the reset procedure will need to be rewritten to include setting up a new google account. Do let us know what your tests yield 🙂

  116. Followed all the instructions 1-10 (new fb account with a protonmail + used a free online phone number for registration) but have had 0 matches or 0 people “who liked you” in the last 17 hours. I even bought tinder gold and used boost (first time ever buying anything tinder related) which should boost my ELO score even more besides the noob boost.

    I downloaded tinder again a week ago on my old account and got 22 matches in 5 days (with 6 matches in the first 12 hours or so). However since ive trolled away on this account over the years i know my ELO score is way lower than it could be if i kept it serious. I used the exact same photos and everything. Basically copy pasted my old account but injected it with steroids, by resetting and buying tinder gold.

    Something is definitely wrong. I dont know if Tinder shadowbanned me for using the free online number or saw through my scheme somehow but this doesnt make sense whatsoever.

  117. Hello, i have a new phone number and tinder logged me out and i want to get back my last account! The old Number exists no more, please help me. I had my account only with old Phone Number and email, but i cannot find, how to reactivate it?

    Thanks

  118. Hello, I’ve followed all these instructions, but after 1 day i’ve got 0 likes. I used to get about 1.500 likes in the first day with the noob boost (i can see with tinder gold how many people liked me) . Now, 24 hours later, absolutely nobody liked me. And, yes, I created a new facebook account with a new email adress, and I used a new phone number. I honestly can’t understand.

      • Hi! I have made many accounts on my phone because I just can’t get a match anymore. How would I know if I am out of tries on my SIM card? Additionally, does tinder track IP? I’ve tried different phone #s and different emails, all of it. Do I need to switch my Apple ID? That’s the next thing I plan to try to switch.

        • Out of tries on your SIM card? You just need a new number every time.

          As mentioned above, yes, you should use a new Apple ID (payment method, if subscribing to Plus.)

          But you need to switch everything at once. All new.

          • If i use a new phone number/simcard and a new apple id and download tinder again with the same pictures, will this reset the elo?

            I used to get hot girls but i’ve resetted so much that i’m getting goblins now.

            Does tinder also look at your pictures?

          • As far as I can tell, reusing pictures shouldn’t matter. If in doubt, crop it slightly differently as even one pixel difference will throw image recognition software (they suck).

            DId you try the complete procedure as described above?

          • Bought a new sim card, new apple id(done this multiple times) yet i keep seeing the same girls and my elo is extremly low now matching with the bottem of tinder.
            I used to get a lot of good looking girls daily but now its just sad how bad it got.
            I have no idea what to do now, maybe i’m resetting too much?
            Somehow tinder keeps recognizing no matter if i have a new sim or apple ID. I know this because i always start with the same profiles.. and end up with the ugliest when i used to get very hot ones( 2 months ago)

          • I don’t really know the exact circumstances of your situation, and I unfortunately can’t offer a solution. It does seem that mostly iphone users are having issues since the new Tinder version. What I can tell you is that resetting the way described above still works like a charm for me and everyone I know (and I think most readers here). For reference, I never rest more often than once every 1-2 months.

    • I am having the same problem. I made a new account using a new fb and phone number and connected with tinder plus and I am not getting any match. I dont know what to do. Maybe I should cancel my tinder plus and purchase a new one?
      I’m an apple user.

  119. I’ve created a fresh account following these instructions, but I didn’t get the NoobBost as usual. 24 hours and my “people who liked you” is empty. I think Tinder has another trick, maybe related to Google account…

      • Yes, both Facebook and phone number are new. And before the last update, even if I delete my profile and create a new one using the same FB and phone, NoobBost was there, with 25+ likes in just one day. Some users are complaim about it too in Google Play…

        • It does seem things are changing, especially for apple users. As for Android, I just cannot confirm. Still works as it should for me.

          • Tinder banned my old account for some reason. So I set up a whole new account, new phone number, new email, new google play account and tinder worked amazingly, I was getting lots of matches. Then after about 36 hours it banned me again on the new account. I’d got tinder gold on my old account and I even set that up on my new account with my new google play account. Stupidly though I paid for some super likes and it automatically took the payment from my old google play account, not my new one. So is this how tinder remembered me as being a blocked user do you think? Or is it because I linked my instagram again to my new tinder profile? I had linked them both before on my old account. Any help would be much appreciated please so I can create a new account properly and not get sussed out…

          • Did you link the Instagram account from the start? I would have said it could be both but the google account is definitely at least one of the culprits.

      • Does Tinder remember you if you restore your Apple purchases? I was getting matches until I restored my purchase – then it all dropped and I haven’t got a match in hours.

        • Since it’s only been a few hours, I’d give it a moment. But: Yes, it seems apple users are having problems doing a clean reset as of late. On android, the procedure in the article still works flawlessly for me. Out of curiosity, do you have Gold? I think I’m noticing getting fewer matches with Gold vs. Plus.

      • I followed all steps but when I created my new account it seems to have been shadow banned as I see the same profiles and have unlimited swipes without having plus or gold

    • Last month I was using Tinder with my own phone number and e-mail address. I then deleted my account and created a new one using a different phone number and e-mail address. I feel like I’ve been shadowbanned on this new account so can I go back to using my own phone number and e-mail address again or do I need a completely new phone number and e-mail address again?

    • I dont get any matches while im unironically a model. Used to get 99+ matches on reset.

      I bought a new simcard and reset again using a new number, also uninstalled tinder by switching google play account (but not deleting the old ehich has active subscription)

      Now i do not get any matches, another bug is i dont see the forst bubble woth a grey heart that is clickable which would lead to a buy boost button. It is completely empty and unclickable.
      When i go to google play i see an actove subscription under tinder, even though swapped accounts and the purchase cannot be restored.
      I suspect that the app still sees the other google play account even though you swapped before installing.

      • Yup tried another sim on another phone and deleted Google accounts in settings then reinstall. Also used vpn.
        Now I’m getting loads of matches.
        At least one of the following must thus also a problem in addition to your list:
        -Switching google account but not deleting the old
        -Same device
        -Same ip (use vpn)

        • Well leaving the old account inactive is part of it and to get a new IP all you have to do is restart your router, assuming you don’t have a static IP; which you most likely don’t if it’s a residential connection.

        • new phone(factory reset phone so it changes the android device ID), new email, new number, new FB.
          same pics
          same bio
          200 matches in 2/3 days(including gold swipes on me)
          Had been swiping right nonstop on old account for like a year. I had an app that did it for me. Must have destroyed my ELO or whatever it is called now. I only got matches when i used boosts.
          then i learned about the ELO thing and was like FML.

          • Same guy here, do you think i can move my tinder account to my main phone if don’t connect play store? or don’t risk it?

  120. Hi, after resetting my account, if I see profiles that I remember from swiping with my earlier account, does that mean the reset was succesful or is it possible that the ELO score remains while just the matches and swiped profiles reset? Thanks for your help!

    • Yes.

      The latter is possible and usually happens when not using a new facebook account and/or phone number. You should be getting more matches than usual the day of resetting, if successful.

  121. Hello. Somehow, i accidentally made a new account using the same phone number i used to login with my previous account. Will my previous account be deleted and replaced since i cannot login to my previous account anymore?

    • Did you create a phone number only account both times? If yes, you shouldn’t have been able to create a new one at all. It would’ve logged you in instead. If you used facebook last time but not this time, your old account will still be floating around, inactively.

      • I only use my phone number when logging in. When i tried to login using the same number, it displays like im starting a new account where i write my name, etc.

  122. Hey SwipeHelper

    I have depleted my swipes every 12h since Sunday night, so 5 times in total, and this morning I got “There’s no one new around you” after many swipes but well before depleting them. I am sure there are many more available profiles as I live in the second-largest city in Greece. Could it remember me via phone number (although not sure if I gave it when running my first profile) or just a temporary glitch?

    • Tinder can remember you by your phone number now yes, but this could also be a glitch that’s usually fixed by resetting your account, or it could be that you got flagged for something, which would also be fixed by a (proper) reset.

    • Seems absolutely ridiculous that you can’t properly reset your ELO score from facebook without having to make a whole new Facebook account. Is this 100% confirmed that your ELO won’t be reset otherwise?

      I usually use two accounts (one using my phone number) so I can cheese the noob boost on the phone number account. Seems really stupid that they would remember my number specifically to restore the same ELO.

      • It’s confirmed in so far as reusing the same facebook account has always resulted in no perceivable boost, or change in matches for me and others.

  123. 2 days ago I deleted my profile because I wanted a fresh start with a much better photo and bio.

    But after I connect to my new FB account and confirm my email, Tinder goes “Oops! Something went wrong” and then when I press CONTINUE again it goes “Unfortunately, Tinder has stopped.”

    I don’t want to use phone numbers so I would appreciate your help.

    • I haven’t seen that error, so unfortunately I can’t give you a definitive solution. Did you use a new email address for the Facebook account (and Tinder)?

      • ProtonMail no less!

        Is it relevant that my new e-mail has 11 letters or that my new Facebook account has the same name and the same first 5 letters as surname (I cut it there) ?

        • That really should not matter. I’m kinda surprised it doesn’t ask for your phone number though, as recently most people seem to have to use it again.

    • Had this same issue! Sign up online on the tinder website first. Once logged in there it should now work on your mobile. Obviously make sure youre signed into your new Facebook etc! Quick question, can tinder now also remember you through your google account/gold subscription? Ie, if you make a completely new account with a new number/email but then restore your purchase?

      • Thanks for helping out 🙂

        No it won’t remember you from your subscription, though there seem to be some problems with apple IDs lately.

        • So if I make a new facebook account and use a new phone number, but my iphone still has the same apple ID, would I still not be able to get in? I was banned for absolutely no reason with no explanation (no nudes or asking for them, not selling anything, no threats, cant even remember being particularly rude to someone or anything) and when I emailed tinder support I got a generic email just saying that my account had been banned for violating community guidelines or terms of service, and I would not be able to create a new account with that same facebook or phone number. So as an iphone user, what all has to be different (facebook, number, apple id, etc) for me to make a new account now?

          • You should still be able to recreate your account, but you won’t be able to restore your purchase without Tinder remembering you. If at that point you would just regain your old ELO or get banned again remains to be seen.

      • Thanks Chris, although only “smartphone online” works, not “desktop online.” I appreciate your help.

        Swipehelper, it did ask for my phone number now that it worked via Chris’s method. Does it mean I can’t reset now because I can’t use the same number?

        I am grateful for your contribution and for providing a platform for us too, kudos!

        • You can still reset. It may or may not be less effective than with a new phone number, but if so, an unused phone number shouldn’t be too hard to come by the first few times. See above 😉

          And thank you, I’m glad if I could help.

          • 1) Does it matter whether you use all your swipes once or twice per day or per 12 hours, or you gradually swipe throughout the day so that you don’t run out?

            2) Any insight into Badoo? Does it work in a similar fashion, regarding ELO, visibility etc. or you need to pay to level the playing field? Or maybe encounters are not that popular there?

          • 1. If feasible, I try to space it out so I stay more recently active in decks.
            2. I have never used badoo, so I really couldn’t say,

  124. Hey, thanks for the guide. I was thinking of making a reset once a month, but what if I have a plus subscription? Can they find out it’s me through my credit card or something?

    • Up until now, the answer to that question has been “no”, as it never appeared Tinder actually cared if you reset or not. There have recently been comments that the usual reset procedure didn’t work anymore for some people though. As I’m investigating, these do appear to be isolated incidences. Everything still works the same for me and others I’ve asked.

      EDIT: Turns out at least one of those was a troll.

      I would say go for it, but don’t make it a once a month rule. Reset when you’re out of people in your area or something is wrong with your account, or if you’ve made great improvements to your pictures.

  125. It must know my IP address because I remade it several times and I am using good pictures but I’m getting no likes. Before it used to say 99+ liked me under matches. Now it doesn’t even say 1 person liked me. I think my profile is invisible to everyone because I’ve been shadow banned. I’m pissed. When does this go away?

    • Leann I have the same issue. I think they are IP banning now,, getting 0 matches. All because some idiot girl reported me, and tinder just deletes without checking the reason why.

        • Hi, I don’t give it my phone number, never have. I create separate facebook logins each time. Which is why I think they must know my IP now.

          I succeeded in making a new account by creating it on tinder.com, after that, I could log in via the app. However I got 5 matches quickly, and since then nothing. It seems suspicious, normally I’d get 30-40 matches in the first 48 hrs – which is where you get the “boost”.

        • Okay something is definitely up. I have a match that I also can communicate with via other means. I asked her if she was getting my messages – she said no: i was not on her list anymore. Even though on my tinder, I was seeing my messages go unresponded. So I am shadow banned. I don’t know if they did it via IP or via Google account (used to pay for Plus).

          • Because you were getting matches initially, I’m beginning to suspect the reset actually worked, but then something happens that gets you banned. If they remembered you by your IP or Google account, and wanted to keep you banned, you’d be shadowbanned from the get go.

  126. Wow took too long to scroll down on mobile to comment..
    Anyway i made a new one with a new fb but i thought it required my number so i gave them it again. Is this account recognized as the same as my old one? Think i was shadowbanned for liking too many ppl at once on my old.

      • just fyi.

        Seems that Tinder has implemented some tracking methods.

        Even with new FB, it was able to assign the same Tinder ID to my new account, as the old accounts, therefore it’s either keeping track of the phone number, or Apple ID gives it away.

        However, considering when I contacted the support about purchase restore error, and they asked for the phone number associated with the account, I’m assuming to get a new and complete reset, one would need new FB AND new phone number.

        • Thank you. I’m getting more and more such reports, though so far they seem to be exclusively from Apple users, and I myself have been having no trouble resetting. I’ll update the reset post soon to reflect this.

  127. If you reset with a new facebook account but with a previous phone number will your ELO reset or do you need a new phone number as well as a new facebook account?

    • A new FB account has always been sufficient for me, but reports vary. To be safe, or if you don’t see the desired results, you can try to use a new phone number as well.

    • I’m noticing that the ELO reset no longer works on my iPhone. I’ve had the Tinder Gold or whatever it’s called, and usually reset my account every 2 weeks or so, I regularly get 20-30 likes within the first 30 minutes or so of creating .a new account.

      After some reports of Tinder changing the way your ELO is tied to your account, and some guesswork, it “looks” like ELO is now tied to your Apple ID at least on iPhones. I’ve tried recreating accounts 3 times in the last week, and over a 1.5 days on each and not one single like.

      So it appears as though they’re getting smarter in an effort to force people to purchase boosts.

      • Interesting, thanks for the report. I can say with confidence that the reset still works on (my) android.

        To test your theory, you could try to reset like you did before, but without restoring a purchase. If it’s tied to your apple ID now, you should get your noob boost as long as you don’t link Tinder to it.

  128. My problem with his reset is that when I use my real Facebook account I am not show to all my female friends since tinder doesn’t show you to people you friended on there. If I use a new account they will all be able to see me.

    • If that is a big concern for you, then yes, you’re gonna have to refrain from resetting.

      Or you could pay for tinder plus and use the option to only show your profile to people you’ve liked.

  129. Swipehelper, I turn to you once again. You probably know my story by now. 🙂

    Since I was not able to clear my swiping history (that’s all I care about) by recreating my Tinder account using the same Facebook account, what about creating a new Tinder account logging in with phone number? This feature is pretty new right? I’m scrolling through the comments but get the impression very few tried it out, and it is not mentioned in your 10 step procedure above. Have you tested that feature Swipehelper?

    If using for example my sister’s or father’s phone number, and completely removing Facebook from the equation, I can’t think of any way Tinder can recognize me, except maybe, but not likely, if I restore my purchase with same apple id.

    Any input on the above strategy?

    • I believe I have it in the reset procedure as an optional step? I didn’t mention the web version though, that’s true.

      Yes, I agree that should work. I have tried it, but for me the result has been the same (as the old method worked for me too).

      • Thanks for the reply! I will try it and report back within a couple of days.

        Ah, maybe I misunderstood step 9 above. I thought that step meant that Tinder was asking you to also provide a phone number when registering with facebook, and the optional part was whether to use a new phone number or not.

        • You didn’t misunderstand, I just thought it applied to the new options too, but I realize I should mention that explicitly.

  130. Hi
    I reset my account using a new fb, now I am seeing people which I was seeing 2-3 days back with my old account.
    does this mean my account\elo was properly reset or is tinder using my old elo/account.
    Although I am still not getting the noobboost

  131. “You’ve exceeded the number of times you can restore your purchase after recreating your account.”

    Just got this message with 5 months left, ended up getting a refund from apple but does any one know the limit?

    • Hm Strange, I have never gotten this message before. Has anyone else seen this?

      How many times did you reset?

    • I’m going through this now. When I try to contact Apple through settings, Apple ID, subscriptions etc.. they say to contact tinder. So far they e been no help. Do you recall how you contacted Apple?

  132. Hi! This is a great site!

    Question! Can I omit step 4 above and still reset matches? I do not care about resetting elo.

    There are two reasons why I am asking.
    1. I like seeing common friends and interests, and I do not want to risk being considered a bot for using a fake account.
    2. I think my elo rank is pretty good. I am picky, I write to all my matches, I have a full bio and work/education details, and I am and have been a paying member for years etc. If possible, I ideally want to reset all swipes and matches, but not the elo. But I can live with resetting the elo, as long as I kan use my same facebook account.

    Is this possible? I think that you Swiphelper wrote somewhere that there were different requirements to delete matches only compared to matches and elo. Thanks!

    • Hi Erik

      Thank you! Glad you like the site.

      I almost have a bad conscience to give you such a short answer, but: Yes. Yes, you can omit the whole Facebook reset and it should have the desired effect.

      Good luck out there

        • The reset seems to have worked fine! Your site has been of great help.

          The only strange thing was that although I deleted the account, I was not asked to create a new one after unlinking in facebook and reinstalling Tinder. The account was just there when signing in with facebook, although all matches gone and settings back to default values etc. Match history seems to have been reset, which was the purpose of my Tinder reset. Old matches appeared again and also I was not able to swipe until end of deck which normally happens if I swipe for 20 minutes every day, which suggests that the deck is now filled with tons of users again.

          • Gah! It not work after all. I have reached the end of the deck again, only after two weeks of moderate use. I live in a big city and did not expect this to happen in a couple of months at least. The reset of matching history did not work.

            Probably because I was never asked to create a new account. Despite having deleted my old account Tinder just reactivated it when I logged in with facebook.

            Is a fake facebook account a mandatory part of the reset after all, even if I just care about resetting matching history and not care about elo rank? Any experience, suggestions?

      • Hi Swipehelper, great site

        I’ve been shadowbanned and it sucks, it’s borderline false advertising as I was paying for the gold service..I got a new phone and Facebook and did a reset as per the instructions and still nothing. Even with two boosts I got no matches and when ‘someone new likes you,’ I’d check it out and the person is no longer there.

        I actually think tinder might think I’m a bot as I’ve reset so many times it’s probably too late. Anyway, this confirms that ip addresses must be crucial for some resetters..how do I deal with this for my next reset? Would buying a new router do the job?

        Thanks

  133. If you have the Plus sub from the google play store can tinder recognize that and link your old ELO rating? It’d be nice if you could still use the subscription but still be able to legitimately reset your Tinder account.

    • In my experience, you can keep your subscription and still reset properly. This leads me to believe Tinder isn’t actively trying to hinder you from resetting your score, it’s just a byproduct of something else that it remembers you by your FB account.

      • That makes sense, thanks. I just sync’d my google play account to the new FB account I used on Tinder. That makes me think that as long as I do a fresh install of tinder on my device anyone can link their Tinder/FB account and reap the benefits of my google play Tinder plus. That also leads me to believe you are right in that Tinder may only track your FB account and not necessarily the device or IP as the rumor mill seems to think.

        • To me it seems like Tinder maps your new Account with your old score. This Is very easy now as you always need a mobile number to activate your Account. Using my old mobile number to activate did not help increasing my matches. Using another mobile number worked. But as soon as I restored my purchase to get tinder Gold back, my likes and matches went down to nearly zero….

  134. I unmatched someone recently. Her profile returned five days later. Same pictures, same biography. I have no doubt that she’s genuine and not a BOT.

    What’s the most likely reason? I was under the impression an unmatch is permanent.

  135. How could you be sure that just deleting and creating a new tinder account doesn’t rest also your ELO? did you take tests? and if yes, does deleting my actual account ( tied to Facebook) and creating a new one with my phone number should reset the score?

    • Yes, in the beginning I just deleted and recreated my account, but it didn’t have any effects. Still the same match rate, and didn’t come across the people I already swiped on again either.

      Until I learned Tinder remembers you by your Facebook account (and/or phone number now.)

      So if you didn’t use that number before, it should work.

  136. To achieve a proper reset do you have to use new pics? Sounds like some users are being tied to an old account even when they use a new number / Facebook, new device, new IP address. What about using the same bio?

  137. Do you think resetting also requires a new Apple ID, phone and/or phone number as well? I’ve tried the resetting method every few months and I seem to get far less matches now even though I’ve followed the procedure and it seems like Tinder still recognises my old profile because I’m still on the same devices and Apple ID

    • I’m sorry it didn’t work. Unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t. But may I ask: In what way did it not work? What made you certain it didn’t?

  138. I just renewed my tinder account two days ago, this morning I tried to access and it is asking me to log in again, and I’ve lost the phone number I used to sign up the first time. What can I do to recover my account back?

    • You can log back into your real Facebook account. Just remember to always use your “fake” FB to log in to Tinder (and that Tinder sometimes logs you out).

  139. This is a long one, but if you can help me you’d be the soundest geezer going.

    So I had tinder for a few months, a few months back, had hundreds of matches but I took it for granted. For some stupid reason I deleted my account and started again on the same Facebook. I’m sure it still worked but less matches. I kept deleting and redoing it, probably with same pictures and bio, if I had one.

    I then deleted tinder and unlinking it from my genuine Facebook account and made a side one just to use tinder on. Then I’m sure I got next to no matches (this was a few months ago). So I thought I’d forget it for a while.

    I live in a city and I’m 19, freshers are now here, this is like Christmas for tinder. So I thought l’d try it again, I seriously wanted it to work so this is what I did..

    Got a spare iPhone laying around, brought a new SIM card from Poundland, created the account with my wifi but with a VPN on, used different pictures, bio etc.

    That should bloody work right? Wrong. Absolutely NO matches. Without trying to sound big headed or doing it for my ego I’d say I am a decent looking lad, no model haha but decent enough to get matches. With well thought pictures too.

    But.. I might have found the reason. When I signed up I signed up with just my number, no Facebook. I feel like that could be the reason?

    A few weeks ago I made another Facebook account, with a new email address, everything is legit like fresh and new. No traces for Facebook or tinder. I now want to make tinder again with this.

    Here is my plan, please advise if there is any mistakes.

    Different phone, new sim, new email, new Facebook, create account at another wifi point, different pictures.

    Surely there is absolutely nothing there that would trigger tinder to give me a terrible ELO again?

    If you could help me with this I would be so grateful as I’ve near enough give up and accepted I’m like person banned from tinder haha.

    Cheers

  140. My first account was under review,I had no choice than creating a new email address, new Facebook account and logged in to tinder,but surprised me how my new account was deleted… how do i get back on tinder? please do help.

  141. Does this method still work? Does Tinder not recognize I’m using the same device or the same IP? If I use my number for registration, can I not reset by just deleting the account and creating a new one? Thanks

  142. What about connecting the same Instagram and Spotify profiles from previous tinder account after resetting? Is that a bad idea and will it make it recognise who I am and give me my old score?

  143. This doesn’t seem to work, as Tinder also asks you for your phone# as you first log in, so if it’s the same, you’ll still end up with swipe status.
    Or am I wrong?

  144. I followed this guide exactly and I have gotten 1 match in the last day. Is it possible that Tinder shadow bans an account if the FB account is newly created or has no friends?

  145. I did this, liked about 60 interest on facebook and my facebook account then got banned then disabled and now im stuck with an active tinder profile that i cant get access too cause my facebook doesnt work, what can i do? I now see u can sign up with a phone number but I think they clocked it as I’ve had the app for 2 days and got no matches at all…

  146. Does this still work as of July 2017?
    This procedure seemed to reduce the number of matches I had before to almost zero. I’ve followed the process religiously, including reseting the apple advertising id, phone number, email address, facebook account etc.

    When was the last time you tested it? Are you sure that new checks haven’t been implemented that this process fails to subvert?

    • Yeah, as far as I know this doesn’t work, same exact thing happened to me. I had sent tinder a couple of really bad “rate this app” things after being frustrated for a while, so I’m pretty sure they blacklisted my phone number or something. It’s really too bad, I previously got tons of matches and my current profile gets good reviews online. As far as I know nobody has ever reported me, I haven’t been inappropriate, I’ve just always tried playing the system by resetting, sending Tinder passive aggressive messages etc. haha. You can tell Tinder has started down this awful path of pay to match, 10 percentile dating. Aside from my personal blacklist issue, they’re ruining the dating scene. Dudes don’t want to talk approach attractive women in real life anymore because they know they have the pick of the litter on Tinder, and attractive women will shatter your confidence so quickly in real life because of it. Whether on tinder or in real life, making moves has become a game of trying to get the stars all aligned to an impossible precision, all because dating has become a casual day of window shopping for most. My poor friend, who is definitely not bad looking but pretty average, is going through a really rough time, and Tinder is pushing him lower and lower despite my efforts to assure him that it’s not what it first was. People have become cold, cliquey and insulated like in high school, and far less likely to venture outside of their comfort zone anymore. Everyone only cares about themselves and boosting their likes on facebook and instagram; if you don’t have either of these things to prove you live a good life, people who do have them won’t want to associate with you. The boomer generation may have been awful, but as a millennial, I can honestly say our generation has some pretty huge downsides as well. That one episode of black mirror illustrated this so perfectly it’s scary.

      • This is mainly in the US (and possibly UK as well). You do not want to delete your tinder, however, if you do travel frequently to other countries and cultures that are typically more open minded, kind and accepting. Also, consider where you live, because certain regions are harder to make friends or date than others in the US… And the east coast, especially northeast, is typically difficult because people are more closed off to anyone outside of family and anyone they don’t know. The west coast, not including California, is easier.

        Other countries, however, tend to have better results for men. Poland, Australia, Romania, Manila Philippines, etc. are just a few examples.

        If you can, try to focus on obtaining a lifestyle that enables you to travel internationally more often and consider seeking women in other countries.

  147. hello please, is it possible to retrieve my tinder account? as i was logged out and i cannot sign back in because the Facebook i used to sign up has been deactivated

    • In that case no, sorry. You need to be able to log in to the facebook account you used to create your tinder account.

  148. I don’t think creating a new FB account is necessary. I simply deleted the app data from my FB account and Tinder account. When I signed up again and restored my purchases, I was able to swipe on a lot of girls I remember seeing when I first signed up. Also I matched with a bunch of my previous matches.

    • It’s not necessary to reset your matches, but it’s necessary (in almost all tests) to reset your score and get the noob boost.

  149. If you were spamming right… not knowing there was an elo, is there anyway to fix it by being more picky from now on? Or is resetting the only answer?

    • I believe you can slowly increase your score again, but progress takes so long, it makes more sense to just reset. Plus, you’ll get a second chance with new pictures maybe.

  150. ive gotten my profile reviewed on tinder and they say its good. I have reset using these procedures but still no luck. Can anyone confirm if using a different number when creating a new tinder for sms verification works? I was going to try using a friends number and see if it works. Thanks.

    • Am in UK. Does anyone know why when i swipe a yes like, tinder does not allow my chosen like anymore and now immediately directs me to the page were it says ” Get tinder plus” now i cant choose any more likes on the tinder app i downloaded from google playstore unless i sign up an pay for tinder plus, Any help please from anyone what am able to do or why tinder has done this? How can i now keep on tinder without having to pay to sign up onto tinder plus?

  151. Do you think that if I reset my account using this procedure with Tinder Plus, it will use my old elo because of my subscription?

    Because I did just that, and ‘m not sure if it’s a coincidence, but after doing the reset and restoring purchase, I haven’t been getting many matches, whereas before I reset, I was getting quite a bit. Mind you, yes, it’s only been a few hours, but I still find it weird. Only difference between my new and old account is that on the old one, I was swiping non-stop and actually hit the 2000 swipe cap one time and had my visibility set to recently active. Now I’m swiping much more modestly with balanced recommendations turned on.

    • It doesn’t remember you by your subscription. Most likely because it’s not actively trying to remember you. Remembering by facebook login is likely just a side effect of something else.

      I’d say your amount of swiping and the different settings have more to do with your changed match count.

  152. I’ve used tinder in the past, around a year ago. Had very few matchs, removed the app in frustration and unlinked from facebook.

    Only after I realized I was using the worst possible pictures imaginable, breaking every rule of what should be done.

    Well, Now I’m working on new photos and I in the got a new phone, but my number and facebook are still the same.

    Should I be concerned about reseting my account? I don’t wanna burn my new phone by using the same facebook/number since my elo is horrible.

    • I would just get a new (throwaway) facebook account. A few extra minutes, but you should get a fresh start.

      • I’ve tried pretty much everything but I think that a new device, new number and new Apple ID with a new Facebook should be overkill and definitely work unless Tinder uses facial recognition software. Can anyone confirm to me that it would work? Thanks.

        • I can only confirm that the steps in the guide have always been enough for me. I cannot guarantee your plan will work. But I do agree that it’s overkill and SHOULD work. Unless there is another, overlooked factor.

          • Thank you sir. I really can’t think of any other way that they could tie the account to me. Wifi? But I could download and create over AT&T network? The new line is part of a family plan, so that shouldn’t be an issue I wouldn’t think. Short of facial recognition software, I think this plan is full proof besides the Facebook with 50 friends, but my SMS verification should alleviate that concern. I’ll keep everyone posted.

    • I’ve tried it all, but it hasn’t worked. I think I’ve really messed up my tinder account. I’ve gotten around 1400 matches before and it’s been good, but after deleting my account for the 15th or so time,I think I really messed it up.

      Here’s my plan to outsmart (and outspend lol) Tinder. Get:

      New phone
      New phone number (non burner, adding a new line to my plan)
      New Apple ID
      New email address

      Any other suggestions to beat the system?
      New fake Facebook

    • Hi swiper helper, I believe I’ve been shadow banned on tinder because I do not receive any matches anymore which is not at all normal for me even when I use super likes I don’t get any matches. I believe this is because I delete and re create my account quite often so I think i have been flagged. My question to you was I’m doing the three month reset as I’ve deleted my account and deleted the app, after the 3 month period, can I still use the phone number pictures and email that I’ve used before after I’ve Done the greater than 92 days method ? I was going to wait 4 months just to make sure and then never delete my account again. But I do not want to go through having a new number Apple ID and email and photos

        • So it is fine if it is the same email, Apple ID, phone number, and profile photos etc, as long as it’s been past the three months reset ?

          • Oh okay, and since I was still able to log in and swipe etc That means I wasn’t actually banned right because I could still see and swipe on girls i just received no matches

          • Also is it fine if i use the same Apple ID to buy tinder plus or gold after my 3 month reset ?

          • If you weren’t actually banned, then yes, theoretically. Can’t comment on apple stuff.

          • Thank you for all your help, hopefully I can use the same Apple ID 3 months from now because I have too many things attached to that account to make a new one

  153. Question: a friend found my girlfriend on Tinder very recently and told me about her being on there with screen shots of her 4 photos which are very recent (the past month or so). She did have a Tinder account 3 years ago with about 5 pics on it. That’s how met. She claims when she updated her iPhone the other week that it must have reinstalled it. I don’t buy it. Even if it was possible, it wouldn’t pull in recent pics right? You have to manually put pics in. Please advise. Thanks.

    • [Disclaimer] To the best of my knowledge [/disclaimer] that story is… let’s say weak. No, I don’t believe an iOs update would reinstall a previously uninstalled non-standard app. Even if so, did she not delete her account, just the app? And as you said, Tinder does not automatically pull new pictures off of Facebook or your phone, or from anywhere. They have to be uploaded/replaced/updated manually.

      I’m very sorry, Ryan.

      Best case scenario in my mind: She’s “just” there for the attention/validation/ego-boost and doesn’t plan to meet anyone.

      • Thank you for the confirmation and the info. I’m just still in shock since it was the other day I found out about it. Been racking my brain trying to think of any possible scenario but I know all too well that there’s be no way Tinder would’ve imported the photos in. I was 99% sure, however that one percent I thought, “could it be?” Well, here’s to moving on and forgetting her. Her loss.

        • I can’t 100% confirm. But I was messing around with this process just last night, and when I reinstalled it pulled pictures I had never ever used on Tinder (I knew bc they weren’t good pictures of me). Some of them were recent too. Like I said, I can’t be positive, but it did stick out Ronnie at the time. Hope this helps

          • If the “smart photos” feature is on, tinder will update her photos automatically.

  154. Hello guys. I’ve done some tests and here are the results I got :
    – To fully reset your Tinder account, you have to find a second phone. Yes, you’ll have to use 2 phones : one for Facebook/Messenger and another one for Tinder. The best method I found to properly reset my first account after running out of profils was to return to the factory configuration onto my phone (yes, you’ll have to lose all your apps and settings), to change my phone number with another sim card, and indeed, to create a new Facebook account with a new disposable email. Once you have cleared your phone, Tinder cannot re-connect your real (old) Facebook account with your second Tinder account since you deleted the app and all settings from your phone. However, it will request to verify your new account by SMS confirmation, which will not be a problem as you use a new phone number. Thus, I now have my real (old) Facebook account onto a second phone with my old phone number, and Tinder alone onto my first phone which was reseted and now holds a new sim card with a new phone number. Now, I can reset my Tinder account as many times as I want since Tinder cannot connect the accounts with each others.
    – When I created my new account, I uploaded new and better pictures but I didn’t see any matches boost within the first 2 days. I only felt it when I got a beautiful looking girl matche and a tchat. After that, girls profils were better.

    • This has never been necessary for me, but thanks for your input. It may be an alternate method to try if you’re having trouble resetting your account.

      Just one detail: If you didn’t get a boost, it would seem to me that the reset did not work properly.

      • Thank you for your return. It is very strange because I have a different phone, a different number, a brand new iOS (factory configuration), a new Facebook account and a new email. I do not see why the reset would not have worked properly.

        • I don’t see a reason either. Maybe you did get the boost as you should, but didn’t notice a huge difference. It’s possible, I guess. But you never know with tinder. Could also be a bug. Or something went wrong.

          • I think I found a clue. I was not active the first day of the boost and not so much the second one. I thought that letting the app running some hours before starting to swipe would provide more matches. But, looking at your explanations about Tinder’s algorithm again, I probably was downgraded by my inactivity. Thank you for your help, I now understand that the noob boost is very short.

    • I had new phone. New sim.
      New account started with SMS not Facebook. First week..traveled from Melbourne to NZ. The app was buggy as shit. No matches while in nz for 4 days… back to Melbourne. Waited 5 more days. Zero matches.
      So in saying this, no noob boost. No new location boost. Zero matches. Delete.

      Would they somehow store pics from previous accounts to track users? Or face recognition?

      • I seriously doubt they store and compare pictures, let alone use facial recognition to “bust” resetters. Plus, all that is inconsistent with my own experiences (resetting always worked for me). Never forget how glitchy Tinder is. Chances are if something like this happens, it’s not on purpose.

  155. If I create a new Facebook associated with a new email but use the photos i’ve used on Tinder before and the same phone number as before, is Tinder smart enough to realize what I’m doing? Because it doesn’t seem like I’m getting the noob boost or anything really.

  156. This might be slightly long winded. I’ve been testing things for a while now with a few different accounts, and on two different accounts that I’m sure tinder knows are related, having logged into the same account on two different phones and vice versa. Basically, it seems like the device you’re using somehow related to ELO and how many accounts you’ve made, and all that jazz, despite being on a new facebook, itunes account, etc etc.

    When I use Protect My Privacy on a jailbroken iPhone, it says Tinder only accesses the advertising identifier and device name. Even normal iOS lets you reset your Advertising ID. Theoretically, couldn’t you trick Tinder into thinking it’s a totally separate device if you use a new iCloud account, iTunes account, and reset your advertising identifier? Honestly I’ve done so much experimenting, Ive like tanked my ELO and I’m having major issues now even with new accounts, I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way for me to actively start fresh without getting a new device.

    I know that’s a lot, but I’m curious if you guys have done any research on anything related to this, or have any info.

    Thanks!

    • No, and no.

      Having an active subscription is no problem, and you’ll get to keep it with your new account. You just have to select “Restore Purchase” in the settings.

  157. Upon activating Tinder, I immediately bought Tinder + and turned on the “Control Who Sees You” to “Only People I’ve Liked” to avoid certain people. I went about my business swiping and I generally swipe right about 5 – 10% of the time. Long story short, I think I wrecked my ELO score.

    I recently changed my “Control Who Sees You” back to “Standard” (even though I still am not exactly comfortable with that). I only keep that setting while I’m boosting. All friends have loved my profile FYI and I don’t have any stupid pictures.

    I’m not getting matches. Is there any way to boost my ELO score? I don’t want to nuke my profile because I want to keep my original Facebook linked since I like seeing mutual friends, etc.

    • Well for one thing, you could be less picky.

      Apart from that, getting better pictures and/or and resetting, there’s not much you can do. But the few factors I know of are listed here.

      Thank you for your comment.

  158. I’ve done everything you suggested but my profile is still not being shown regularly. I feel like even when I create a fake facebook Tinder still assigns me the same horrible score that I ruined by swiping right on everyone in the past. I feel like two potential things are getting picked up by Tinder and that’s my phone number and Tinder account that I pay for Tinder Plus on. I don’t want to change my phone number just for a dating app. I tried using Text Plus but those fake phone numbers don’t make it past SMS verification. Contacting the support team is no help either all they did was give me free Boost which didn’t work either. What do you suggest I do?

    • A new phone number or phone, or google/apple account has never been necessary before to make it work.

      It may sound insensitive, but maybe it’s just your profile. Have you put it up for review on r/tinder for example? Or asked friends for their honest opinion?

      • Lol no offense taken and yes I have and I’ve matched with attractive females in the past and every now and then I get an attractive match who’s not a robot. Furthermore, I know it’s my account because I’ve swiped right on over 800 girls while using Tinder Boost when I passported to New York City and I barely got 5 matches. Now that’s just impossible unless Tinder wasn’t showing my profile.

        • Well if it was a new location for you, the noob boost alone should have made your profile a lot more visible. The only thing left I can think of without actually seeing and using your account myself to check is whether or not you were spamming right. But that was covered already.

          At this point I can only assume that I’m either missing a critical piece of information, your perception of what constitutes getting enough matches is different from mine, or yours is somehow else a special case. Oh, and also Tinder seems to have picked up some more bugs recently. I’m reading a lot about “No one new around you” being shown in cases where that’s impossible, and plummeting match rates in general. If this is a relatively recent issue for you, you may just be suffering from one of the common Tinder malfunctions de jour.

          Sorry All this didn’t help.

          If you wanna be completely sure you could always ask a friend for help, and create a new profile with a new FB account on their phone. That should help zero in on the culprit.

  159. What do you mean by a right swipe quota of 30 to 70%? How many girls should I be swiping right on to be seen more? My problem is that my profile is not being shown enough so I barely get any matches no matter how many girls I swipe on. Furthermore, how do I improve my score so that my profile is seen by more women? By the way, I’ve swiped right on hundreds of girls while using Tinder Boost and that still didn’t work.

  160. I followed your instructions for a proper reset exactly, but when I redownload tinder, it still asks me to login with my old facebook password. I unlinked tinder from my primary facebook account, and yet it still wants me to login with that account. It doesn’t even give me a option to login with a different account. Am I missing a step or has tinder removed the ability to login with a different account?

    • This seems very weird, and I have to admit, I can’t really imagine what you mean by it wants you to log in with the old account.

      Do you have the Facebook app running on your phone? If you’re logged into your new account on the FB app, Tinder should automatically use that login.

      • After some troubleshooting, I found out that signing out of my Apple ID allowed me to sign into Tinder under my new account. My only guess this happened is because prior to signing out of iCloud, while unlinked, my data from my tinder account and facebook account was still saved in the Cloud. But this is only my best guess as to why I was running into that issue and don’t have any real way of being 100% sure.

        But yeah, before signing out of iCloud, even after deleting tinder, unlinking the account, and then reinstalling, it still told me “Sign is as (my name)” without any option to log into a different account.

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