Tinder Reset still works in 2020 but it is not as easy as it used to be if you want to delete your Tinder account and restart it right after it.
But if done right, Tinder Reset can still give you a free new user boost, reset matches, and your ELO score, all your previous swipes and can even work if you were previously banned from Tinder.
In this Tinder reset guide, we are going to go deep into everything related to how to reset a Tinder account. We will explain when should you consider doing a Tinder reset, what are the risks of resetting Tinder and the exact step-by-step process you have to go through to recreate a Tinder account.
What is a Tinder Reset?
Tinder reset is the process of deleting a Tinder account and then right after deletion, recreating your Tinder profile in order to get all the benefits of a new Tinder account: increased profile visibility from Tinder, reset Tinder ELO score, the chance to rematch with profiles who swiped you left.
Tinder Reset used to be a very straightforward and easy process but it is not anymore. Tinder made it against their terms of service to delete and right after restart your Tinder account as too many people have taken advantage of it.
As we will show in this article, it is still possible to reset Tinder, it is just a more cumbersome process.
However, if you are not doing the Tinder reset process the right way, and Tinder can associate your old and new accounts, you will be either forced back to your old account or in a worse scenario, you will be shadowbanned or even hard-banned by Tinder.
Why should you reset your Tinder account (top 5 reasons)
Before we would go over the step-by-step process to reset your account the right way, so Tinder can’t connect your new account with the old one, we also have to explain why you would want to restart your Tinder account.
Here are the top five reasons to do a Tinder reset:
1. Tinder reset to get a newbie boost
One of the most frequent reasons people wanted to reset their Tinder account is to get the new user boost from Tinder.
As Tinder thinks that you are a new user, they manipulate the algorithm to give you a better than average experience, so there is a higher chance that you stay on the dating app.
Your profile will get way more profile impressions in the first couple of days after you recreated your Tinder account which also means more matches than usual.
2. Use Tinder Reset to get unbanned from Tinder
If you are banned from Tinder, you don’t really have any other choice. Tinder won’t change its mind, you have to reset your account if you want to use the online dating app again. This is the only way you can get your Tinder account unbanned.
If you don’t restart your Tinder account the way we describe below, your account will be banned or shadowbanned again.
Actually, a lot of Tinder bans happen because people don’t know the proper way to remake their Tinder account.
3. You want to reset your Tinder ELO score
Although Tinder denies that they use an ELO score to evaluate the attractiveness of profiles, they must use a similar metric for sure. If your Tinder ELO score (or a similar score calculated by Tinder) is not high enough, it doesn’t matter if you buy a ton of Boost or Super Boost, you won’t get shown to the most attractive profiles on Tinder.
However, when you reset your Tinder account, you have no swipe history, so the algorithm cannot know your attractiveness yet. So, even if you don’t have an attractive Tinder profile, the algorithm will also show you to the hottest profiles so it can learn how attractive you are.
4. You are constantly out of Tinder profiles.
You live in a small neighborhood or you are a Tinder addict so you are constantly out of new profiles. In this case, make sure to review your account and improve it before recreating it, so when you reset Tinder, you will get a higher match ratio with your new profile.
5. Restart your Tinder account to get a second chance on Tinder
If you are using Tinder for a long time, you have swiped thousands of profiles and thousands of profiles swiped you left or right.
If someone swiped you left or you swiped them left, you have no chance of matching with them ever again. Maybe you couldn’t use Tinder Rewind and swiped left a profile who you wanted swipe right. Or you managed to improve your profile and believe you can improve your match ratio.
For all these issues, Tinder reset is the perfect solution as you can get a send chance for matching.
In the next section we will go over the steps you have to go through if you want your Tinder account to be reset. It is important to emphasize to do all of these steps in the way we describe here.
How To Reset Tinder step by step
If you prefer a video format, you can also check out this video, where you will get a quick summary of the whole process explained from a banned profile perspective:
The important thing to keep in mind that you have to make sure that Tinder cannot find two pieces of information that are the same in your old and reset account. So, for example, if you have never added Facebook to your Tinder account, then you can skip the steps that are related to Facebook.
Step 1. Delete your Tinder account
This step of course only applies if you still have your old Tinder account, if you are banned and can’t log in, then don’t bother.
We have a full article on how to delete your Tinder account, but actually it is a simple process:
- Open up Tinder and tap your profile icon
- Tap on Settings
- Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Delete Account
Step 2.: Delete the Tinder app from your phone as well
You should know how you can delete a mobile app from your phone, so no instructions here.
Step 3.: Remove Tinder from Facebook linked app section
This step is only necessary if you have connected your Tinder account to Facebook which is not necessary.
- Go to Facebook.com and log in
- Click the arrow in the upper right corner and choose Settings and Privacy, then click Settings
- On the left side of the screen click on Apps and Website
- Click on Tinder
- Scroll down and click remove as you can see on the screenshot below:
Step 4.: Get a second phone or second sim card
Once you registered for Tinder you can use the app without a phone number, but during the signing up process, they will send you authentication code. For this, you need a new sim card and phone number.
If your phone has two SIM card slots, the second sim slot can work as well. You can also buy a second-hand phone for a few bucks.
Step 5.: Make a new Apple ID or Google Account ID
As you will download the app from an app store, your ID could also expose you to Tinder.
Step 6.: Change your IP address
Tinder also stores the IP address you had when you first signed up for Tinder so it is essential to change it when you download the app and recreate your account.
It is not difficult to change your IP address, here you can find out how you can do it, if you have no idea.
Step 7.: Download the Tinder app again
Make sure you download the app from the app store with your new Google Account or Apple account if you use an iPhone.
Step 8.: Recreate your Tinder account
Sign up for Tinder with your new sim card. You can’t use your Facebook account for this, only if you make a second one for your new Tinder account.
When you recreate your Tinder account, it is also a must to upload completely new pictures. Tinder also stores your pictures for 3 months after you delete your account and the algorithm can easily detect if you upload the same photos. Don’t mess up the whole process in the last step, make some new photos.
Some additional notes about Tinder Reset
Just to make sure that you really want to reset your Tinder account, here are some additional thoughts about Tinder Reset.
If you had a Tinder Gold or Plus subscription, you won’t get it back, as you cannot connect your old account with your new one. So,keep this in mind that if you want to recreate your Tinder account you have to
If you want to purchase a new Tinder subscription, do not forget that you cannot use your old credit or debit card because Tinder also stores that card information data. You have to use another card for this if you want the premium features.
If you want to find out what data Tinder stores about you, you can read our article about Tinder data here.
Tinder Reset Risks
If you fail to do the step by step process outline below properly, it is no doubt that Tinder will ban or shadowban your account. We have separate articles where we show you how to find out if your account is banned or shadowbanned.
The only positive about this whole thing is that at least when your Tinder account gets banned, you can retry the whole Tinder reset process, right after you have been banned. You just have to make sure that you don’t use any data that can be associated with any of your previously banned or deleted accounts.
2 additional methods of Tinder Reset
If you found this complete Tinder Reset method to be too complicated or you can’t do it right now there are still two Tinder reset techniques that should work if you want to get a new user boost from Tinder or want to reset your Tinder ELO score.
One of them is the white hat way of Tinder Reset as Tinder has no problem if you reset your account if you wait three months after you deleted the previous one.
The second option is the “black hat” Tinder reset method. If you have no other choice than you have to download and use a hacked version of Tinder, Tinder ++. We will explain both of them in detail in the next section.
Tinder 3 Month Reset
Tinder currently stores your user data for 3 months after you deleted your account which means that if you delete your account and wait three months you should be able to get back on Tinder with all the account info you used in your old Tinder account.
As Tinder should have deleted all user data three months after you deleted your account, they won’t be able to connect your old account with the new one.
So if you can live three months without Tinder (maybe try out some other dating app during that period, like Bumble), then this might be the best method to get a Tinder reset without all the difficulties, tricks and techniques of a full Tinder reset.
It is important to add that Tinder 3 Months Reset method does not work if you were explicitly banned from Tinder as in that case Tinder doesn’t allow you to restart a Tinder account even if the 3 months period has passed.
If you were banned from Tinder, you have to either go by the Tinder Reset process outlined above or using Tinder++, which we explain next.
Use Tinder ++ to Reset Tinder
The other “black hat” version for resetting your Tinder account is to download and use Tinder ++.
We have a full article on Tinder++ where you can learn everything about this app and how you can use it to get your account back even if you are banned from Tinder forever.
If you want to get more details and also want to find out how you get Tinder Plus for free, check out this article on Tinder++.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tinder Reset?
Tinder Reset Is The Process Of Deleting Then Recreating Your Tinder Account In Order To Get The Benefits Of A Brand New Account Such As A Natural Boost In Visibility, Reset Tinder Matches, Swipes And ELO Score.
Does Tinder Reset still work?
Yes, Tinder Reset still works if you do it in the right way. It used to be really easy but not anymore as you have to wait at least 3 months after the account deletion to be able to make a new account without getting any Tinder penalty. Or you can do it by following the steps we outlined in this article.
How to Reset a Tinder account?
The exact step by step process is pretty complicated, but the bottom line is that you have to make sure that your new account cannot be connected by any mutual data (Facebook account, phone number, with your old account.
How many times can you reset a Tinder account?
If you do it the right way, you can reset your Tinder profile as many times you want.
Will I be shadowbanned if I reset my Tinder account?
If Tinder can connect your new account with your old one, then yes, your new account will be either banned or shadowbanned. However, if you manage to leave no traces, you have nothing to worry about.