If you are reading this, you might have been a bad boy (or girl) in the eyes of Omegle! Or you may have done nothing wrong and got banned from Omegle for no reason at all.
Omegle has an itchy trigger finger and loves to ban users at the slightest hint of something they don’t like.
Human moderators do some of the bans. Other bans are from a computer algorithm programmed to enjoy torturing users as much as the moderators obviously do.
But regardless of why you were banned, Privacy Bytes here to save the day! Follow the instructions below, and we will get you unbanned from Omegle lickety split!
Why Does Omegle Ban Users?
If you were banned, assume the source is one of these three reasons.
1. You’re Dropped Too Often by Chat Partners
When other chat users consistently skip or drop their chat with you, Omegle takes notice. To them, it’s a sign of a potential problem.
What is causing its users not to like chatting with you? Are you a troll? A scammer? Acting lewd?
Regardless of why Omegle wants its users to feel safe and have a good experience.
To them, it’s better to ban a few users to protect their members as a whole.
2. Other Chat Partners Reported You
There is a feature that allows users to report you for whatever reason they see fit. Be it simply offending them or actually breaking the rules.
When you get one or multiple reports against you, expect a moderator to review your chat session. If the mods don’t like what they see they will drop the ban hammer.
If you get reported many times, expect Omegle’s computer algorithms to ban you automatically.
3. You Broke Omegle’s Rules / Terms & Conditions
The Omegle rules seem simple enough. They are there for you to see at the bottom of the page every time you log in.
Do not use Omegle if you are under 13. If you are under 18, use it only with a parent/guardian’s permission. Do not transmit nudity, sexually harass anyone, publicize other peoples’ private information, make statements that defame or libel anyone, violate intellectual property rights, use automated programs to start chats, or behave in any other inappropriate or illegal way on Omegle…. You may be denied access to Omegle for inappropriate behavior, or for any other reason.
Whether you break the rules in an obvious way, or in a not so obvious way, you risk a ban. Sooner or later their moderators or computer algorithms will find you and ban you.
Many claim there is a 4th reason. The no darn reason at all, reason. Hey, it happens I’m sure. In the end, Omegle just doesn’t care. They love to ban and ban they will.
Just follow this guide and laugh all the while you unban yourself.
Some Countries Block Omegle Completely
Not all countries are a fan of speech they can’t monitor or control. Even if it’s harmless chatting about random things with strangers.
These are the countries known to block Omegle completely. The only way to access the service in these countries is through the use of a VPN, which we discuss below.
- The UAE
If you live in a country that blocks Omegle that is not on the list, please let us know so we can update the list.
How Long Do Omegle Bans Last
Most bans last anywhere from 1 week to 4 months. Only Omegle knows why they choose the length of the ban.
In extreme cases, they will ban you for LIFE! If somehow you end up on that list, I’m going to assume you were a bad bad boy.
How Do I Get Unbanned From Omegle?
Lucky for you, Omegle has a fatal flaw when it comes to banning. The website doesn’t use logins, email addresses or other information that it can use to identify you.
Cookies are a way for websites to identify and track you. You can delete them from your web browser with the click of a button.
Think of your IP address as your home’s street address. It allows your computer to communicate with websites across the world.
But unlike Cookies, your IP address is not as easy to change. And we need to change your IP address to get you chatting again.
Let’s talk about three common methods used to get past the Omegle IP ban.
Method 1 – Trick Your ISP Into Giving a New IP Address
This method is iffy, but depending on your ISP it’s worth a shot.
The benefit to this method is, if it works, you don’t need to use a 3rd party program to access Omegle. We are always fans of simplicity.
The real question is, does your ISP assign you a static IP address that never changes? Or do you have a dynamic IP address that changes from time to time?
Most internet users have no idea the answer to that question. These steps will help you determine if you can get your ISP to give you a new IP address.
1. Consider waiting a few days.
It can’t be that easy, can it? Yes, sometimes it can. If you aren’t in a hurry, go outside, play some ball, hang out with some friends. You know, real-life activities.
You may find that in a few days your IP is magically different and you have access to Omegle again.
If you tried that or are in a hurry, move on to step 2.
2. Find your public IP address
Open a Google search and type “what is my IP” to find your current public IP address. Write it down unless you are some savant that can magically remember a 12-digit number.
3. Power down your modem
Physically unplug the power from your modem from the power socket. We want it to have as much power as a lead brick. While unplugged, your modem has zero communication with your ISP’s servers.
4. Now let’s wait
Let your modem sit unplugged for about an hour. Yes, a whole hour. No cheating!
We are hoping your ISP forgets your modem exists and assigns your public IP address to another device somewhere else on the internet.
5. Plug your modem back in
Plug your modem back into the power socket and let it power up.
Don’t forget to cross your fingers and throw some salt over your left shoulder. Or is it the right shoulder? Or does it differ depending on your hemisphere? You get what I am saying.
6. Check your public IP address again
Check your public IP again by typing “what is my IP” into Google. Is it different than what you wrote down earlier? If so then DOOM, you’re ready to get back chatting.
If it’s still the same, time to move on to method 2.
Method 2 – Use a VPN Service (Virtual Private Network)
A VPN is a service that lets you change your IP address like you change clothes. Don’t like the way your IP looks in the mirror? Click a button, and automagically you have a new IP address.
Since Omegle is blocking you based on your IP address, getting unbanned is as simple as clicking a button. The process is as simple as 1… 2… 3… 4.
- Choose a VPN
- Download and install the VPN
- Click a button to connect to the VPN and get your new IP address
- Chat until the sun come up!
How a VPN Works & What Does It Do?
When you connect to the internet normally, you are routing your activities through your ISP.
Your ISP can see everything you do online. The websites you visit can identify who you are via your IP address and other methods.
A VPN uses technology to prevent your ISP from seeing what you do online, and the websites you visit from knowing your real IP address.
When you go online and connect to a VPN, all your traffic is tunneled first to the VPN servers. Your activities are 100% encrypted, so your ISP has no clue what you are doing online.
Once connected to the VPN servers, any website you visit will see the VPN’s IP address instead of your own. This masks your identity and keeps you anonymous.
The result is four-fold:
1. Your ISP can’t spy on your internet activities
They can’t see the websites you visit, the online chats you have, the video calls you make, or anything else you are doing. They can’t sell your private info to the highest bidder, which they normally would. It also means they can’t give that information to any government agency.
2. Websites can’t see your real IP address
Advertisers and online trackers won’t be able to track your online activities. They can’t share or sell your data to third parties.
Online services won’t be able to ban you by your IP address alone. And with the right VPN service, you can make it look like you are located in any country where the VPN services have servers located. This allows you to bypass censorship of the internet by local government and ISP.
3. Your internet traffic is securely encrypted
Encryption helps you stay safe and anonymous online. Even if a third party does somehow hack your activity stream, they won’t be able to read it due to its encryption.
4. Your VPN does know what you are doing online
Which VPN Should I Use to Get Unbanned?
Privacy Bytes Recommends: TorGuard to Unblock Omegle
While there are many VPN service providers available, I use TorGuard. The #1 reason is for its ease of use. Privacy technology is only useful if people actually turn it on and use it. The more user-friendly the software is, the more likely we are to use it.
Here are some other reasons we love TorGuard:
- Strong encryption to keep your internet usage private
- They do not keep logs of where you go or what you do online
- The software is so easy to use a child could use it
- It has a kill switch that stops your browsing if somehow the VPN software fails
- 3000+ servers around the world for reliable high-speed connections
- 30-day money back guarantee
It’s easier to get unbanned from Omegle than it is to get banned in the first place. All you need is a new IP address.
As we have shown here, a VPN is the most reliable solution for changing your IP address anytime you like. With that magical power, you can laugh maniacally at the feeble Omegle ban gods.