Sometimes if we enter our password wrong in Gmail, we need to fill the letters in Captcha to login into the account. Here, Twitter is different, if you forgot your password or typed a wrong
password several times, after certain login attempts, Twitter will lock your account and you may not be able to access it for one hour.
If you have experienced this, you will be presented with a picture like the one below.
What User Did wrong?
From the picture, it is evident that the user’s login attempts failed due to entering the wrong username or password. Meanwhile, the user tries all the passwords (it is a rare case where the user forgets his username for Twitter) he knows it is too late as the user crossed the limit of login attempts set by Twitter. Hence twitter locked the user’s account.
This lock won’t be cleared until 60 minutes, during this period, if the affected tries to log in with the correct password he won’t be successful. After one hour, the lock will be automatically cleared, user able to log in to the account successfully with the right password.
There are possible solutions if the user’s account is locked only after one attempt, or the lock hasn’t been cleared after one hour.
Fix Twitter Account locked out after Several Login Attempts
1. Disable third-party applications:
If you are using any desktop applications like TweetDeck, Seesmic Desktop, or other third-party applications or widgets to access Twitter updates please disable those applications. Because these applications still trying to log you into Twitter with a username and password.
2. Wait for one hour:
Just be patient as a lock for your account will be automatically cleared after one hour. Meantime make sure you have got the right username and password to log in to Twitter after one hour without any confusion.
3. Forgot the password, request a new one:
So you are not sure or forgot the password then request a new one here, if you haven’t got a reset password to your email account, then email to [email protected] for one mentioning your username, email address with which you registered for Twitter, and list of desktop applications you use to access Twitter. Though this will take time as your request will be queued and will be processed on a first come first serve basis. Rest assured you are going to get the password and fill your timeline with tweets.
4. Try to login to web twitter first:
Once you can log in to the web Twitter interface, you can then re-enabled temporarily disabled desktop or third-party Twitter applications and login into them without any problems.