How to Change Your Account Settings on TikTok: Step by Step with Photos

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How to Change Your Account Settings on TikTok: Step by Step with Photos

TikTok is the latest app that has taken the world by storm with its entertaining videos and memorable memes. While you’re enjoying TikTok, you might wonder how the app’s settings work under the hood.

Thinking about making some changes to your TikTok account settings? You’ve come to the right place! In today’s blog, we will go through different account settings, what they do and how they affect your account. 

Looking to update your profile picture or username? Don’t want people to view your videos? Whatever settings you may want to change, we have got you covered. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be a pro at navigating your TikTok account settings and making the changes that matter most to you. So, let’s get started!

How to Access Your TikTok Account Settings

how to change account settings on tiktok
Locating the profile icon.


So, how do you even get to your TikTok account Settings? It’s easy. Open TikTok on your device and click on the profile button in the bottom right corner of your screen. Once your profile opens up, locate the three lines on the top right corner of the screen.

how to change your account settings on tiktok
Finding the three lines in the top-right corner.


Tap on the three lines. A pop-up window will appear, having three options. Creator Tools, My QR code, and Settings and Privacy. Everything you need to modify your TikTok account settings is right here.

How to change your account settings on TikTok
Selecting ‘Settings and privacy.’


Tap on Settings and privacy. In the new window, you will see a bunch of options related to your account settings. Viola! You have successfully navigated to your settings and can customize them however you prefer.

How to change your account settings on TikTok
Navigating to the settings.


Howfinity on YouTube created this helpful video for five settings on TikTok that you might want to consider changing to improve your user experience.

Tips for changing your TikTok Account Settings

Here are a few tips that can help keep your account secure:

Privacy Settings:  Don’t want people snooping around your profile? You can prevent people from doing so by changing your Profile Settings. Alternatively, you can make your account private so that only people you approve can see your content.

Strong Password: Having a strong password is highly recommended. Although it may be hard to remember it, your account will be less likely to be compromised by hackers. The stronger a password is, the harder it is for hackers to guess it.

Two-Factor Authentication: Two-Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, is another security measure you can take to make your account secure. This feature adds an additional check while logging in to your account.

Along with a password, a pin is sent to your phone or email, which is required to log in. This helps make your account safer, as even if someone has access to your password, they will need to gain access to your phone or email to get the required pin.

Changing Common TikTok Account Settings

Share your Profile

If someone cannot find your profile via the search method on TikTok, you can share your profile by using the Share Profile feature. It allows you to share your profile via any platform, such as TikTok, WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, etc.

While still in “Settings and Privacy,” tap on “Share profile.” 

How to change your account settings on TikTok
Selecting ‘Share profile.’


A pop-up menu will appear. From here, you can share your profile via a platform of your choice.

Setup Two-Factor Authentication

Turning on 2FA is highly advised if you want to secure your account further. If you log in using an unknown device, this standard account safety measure adds an extra degree of security to assist us in confirming it’s you. 

While still in “Settings and Privacy,” tap “Security.” You will be prompted to log in again, enter your credentials, and proceed.

How to change your account settings on TikTok
Choosing ‘Security’ from the list.


In the Security window, tap on “2-Step Verification”.

How to change your account settings on TikTok
Choosing the verification method.


Here, you will be asked to choose at least two verification methods. It is recommended to choose Phone number and email as the options. Once you are done, tap “Turn On” at the bottom of the screen.

Manage Devices

In Manage Devices, you can see all devices on which your TikTok account is currently logged. You can log out of different devices from the Manage Devices option so that your account does not get used by someone else you don’t know.

This can be helpful if you suspect your account has been hacked or if someone else has access to your account. If any unfamiliar devices appear under the list, you can quickly delete them. As a result, anyone else logged into your TikTok account will be booted off.

Private Account

Accounts for users under the age of 16 are, by default, set to private, which allows you to decide whether to accept or reject follower requests and limit who can view your content.

All accounts created by people over the age of 16 are initially set to be public, allowing any member of the TikTok community to view any public videos and leave comments to interact with the content you’ve shared and made. You can change your account to Private in Privacy Settings.

While still in “Settings and Privacy”, tap “Privacy”.

How to change your account settings on TikTok
Choosing ‘Privacy’ from the list.


You can set your account as private in the Privacy window by toggling the “Private Account” option to “On.” To make your account Public, toggle the option back to “Off.”

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Choosing whether to make the account private.



The Interactions menu is home to many useful functions. In the Interactions menu, you will see various options such as Comments, Direct Messages, Duet, Stitch, Downloads, Following List, and Profile views. You can enable and disable these options according to your privacy concern. 

Tweaking these can allow:

  • People to download your videos
  • Duet or Stitch using your videos.
  • Choose who can see your following list. 
  • See the accounts that you have blocked. 
  • See who viewed your profile in the past 30 days.
  • Allow other people to see that you viewed their profile. 
How to change your account settings on TikTok
Managing various Interactions.


How To Delete Or Deactivate Your TikTok Account

If you have had enough of TikTok and want to delete your account, the door is always open for you. You can delete your TikTok account by following the steps given below.

  1. Open TikTok.
  2. Now click on your profile button, located in the bottom right corner of your screen.
  3. Here on the top right corner of the screen, you will see three lines. Click on it.
  4. Click On the Settings and Privacy option.
  5. Click on Account > Deactivate or Delete account.
  6. Select the Reason why you want to delete your TikTok account.
  7. Click Continue to Delete Your TikTok account.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you change your age on TikTok?

No. You cannot manually change your age on TikTok if you have already set it up. You will need to contact TikTok support.

What does it mean if your settings are restricted on TikTok? 

Restricted mode is a handy feature, similar to parental controls. It allows you to hide content that might not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Can someone manage my TikTok account? 

If you are running a TikTok account for business purposes, you might be a little disappointed to hear that there is only one way for someone else to manage your account: you must provide them with your username and password. At the moment, TikTok does not have any enterprise account-sharing options.

Can you see who checks your TikTok account? 

Yes. You can turn on a feature that will let you know who viewed your profile. However, others will also know if you check their profile too.

Does TikTok have a minimum age limit?

Yes. You must be 13+ to use TikTok.

Does TikTok have two-factor authentication?

Yes. TikTok allows you to set up two-factor authentication. This is a valuable feature to have, as it requires you to verify your account with an email or text code every time you log into the app.

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