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How To Reset your Bumble Account

Posted by Jamie on December 14, 2018

Bumble is a dating app with a difference. Unlike other dating apps, it puts the power firmly in the hands of female users. Once two users have swiped right on each other, the woman has 24 hours to reach out to the man – otherwise, the match will disappear.

While this system is a great basis for a dating app, it doesn’t always go exactly as planned. You might swipe through every profile in your area, and not match with anyone you like. Or you might change your job, city, or lifestyle, making your Bumble profile outdated. Or you might want to give someone another chance to swipe right on you – just in case it’s love at second sight.

Putting your Bumble account in Snooze mode

Even if it’s just because you want to start fresh, there’s nothing wrong with resetting your Bumble account. But before you go through that process, consider just putting your account in Snooze mode. Bumble introduced Snooze mode to allow users to take a little break from the app without losing any of their matches. Activating Snooze will remove your profile from the stack, but still let you communicate with anyone you’ve already matched with. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open the Bumble app.
  2. Tap the Profile icon in the top left-hand corner.
  3. Tap “Settings.”
  4. Tap “Snooze mode.”
  5. Tap the amount of time you want to Snooze your account.

Reset your Bumble account

The upside to resetting your Bumble account is that as long as you do it correctly, you wipe the slate clean. You can use new images, a new bio or even a new Facebook account. To reset your Bumble account, you need to delete it and then start a new one.

Before you get started, though, be warned: Bumble does not like it if you reset your account too frequently. It will display a brief message prior to deleting your account that tells you as much. According to official Bumble messaging, those who frequently do a hard rest, or who reinstall the app immediately after uninstalling, will not be shown as often to other people. However, doing it occasionally should not affect your ranking in the stacks.

Here’s how to reset your Bumble account.

  1. Open up your Bumble app.
  2. Tap the Profile icon in the top left-hand corner.
  3. Select “Settings” and scroll to the bottom of the page.
  4. Select “Delete account.”
  5. Select the reason you are deleting your account.
  6. Tap “Delete account.”

This will delete your Bumble account completely – but there is another step you must do in order to fully reset. You will need to break the link between Bumble and Facebook. If you don’t, your new Bumble account will see the Facebook link, and restore your old account.

On a phone:

  1. Log into Facebook.
  2. Navigate to “Settings” and “Account Settings.”
  3. Select “Apps” and “Logged in with Facebook.”
  4. Select “Bumble” and then “Remove app.”
  5. Confirm the removal when prompted.

In a desktop browser:

  1. Log into Facebook.
  2. Select “Settings and Apps” and websites from the left menu.
  3. Select “Bumble” from the list.
  4. Select “Remove app” and confirm.

Now your Bumble account is properly deleted. To fully reset your account, you will need to create a new one. First, download a fresh copy of the Bumble app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and install it. If you want to improve your chances with a better set of images or bio, or you’ve made changes to your Facebook information such as city or career, make those changes in Facebook first. Then set up Bumble. If you just want a second round with the same information, go right ahead and set up Bumble.

  1. Open the Bumble app on your phone.
  2. Set up your profile and link it to your Facebook account. Make changes to your Facebook profile before doing this if you need to.
  3. Set up your Bumble profile.
  4. Start swiping!

Do something different, get different results

If you have been a Bumble user previously, you will already know that while the app seeks to be different it is still a game of looks. If you are planning to reset your Bumble account, take a good look at it and consider making changes before setting up a new one.

Here are a few ways to improve your Bumble account for your next go at it:

  1. Obviously, better pictures. Choose pictures that are clear, fun, and that represent you really well. Ask a few friends for their favorite pictures of you, then use those.
  2. Don’t swipe right on everyone. Bumble rewards selectivity, so when you only swipe right on the people you like, you’ll end up higher in more users’ stacks. Bumble also says to swipe right more than you swipe left.
  3. Expand your user preferences. Be willing to travel for a great date, or open up your age range – love could be a different age than you might expect.
  4. Take the time to write an engaging, authentic bio. Your pictures can be model-esque, but if you have no bio, or worse, a boring, unoriginal one, you’re likely to get left-swiped on.

If you were previously successful and just want to reset your matches, you may not need to make changes. If you were dissatisfied with your performance first time round, make some changes. Consider whether your images show you off at your best, your bio says what it needs to say to attract someone, or your replies to conversations were putting people off.

Remember: To get results you’ve never gotten, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done. How’s that for a Bumble bio!

2 thoughts on “How To Reset your Bumble Account”

Kathryn Coogan says:
Hi! My name is Kathryn Coogan. I have a Bumble account and paid $79 for 6 months (signed up 3 weeks ago). I unfortunately had to factory reset my phone and now my account is shown to have been deleted. How do I log back in? I already paid for the 6 months. I have friends I didnt want to loose contact with. Thanks. Kathryn
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Zachary Tyler Midgette says:
i havnt been able to login to my bumble account for 3 weeks or so and I have no idea why. much help would be appreciated <3
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