Many TikTok viewers soon learn they have to change their account phone number for some reasons, including,
- Opening a new account because the last one got suspended or deleted
- Moving the uploaded Videos to a different account
- Updating one’s account to a current phone number because the old number got missing or replaced.
Whatever your reasons are, it’s imperative to understand how to change your Phone number on TikTok and the best possible ways to go about it.
TikTok has a strict policy on adding a phone number to an account, such that a particular phone number can only be linked to one account at a time, and this seems to limit the options most TikTokers are left with, in terms of linking a Phone Number with an account.
In this article, we’ll discuss how to change your TikTok Profile phone number.
We’ll also talk about how to log in to your TikTok account without a Phone number and remove phone numbers entirely from your TikTok account.
So let’s get down to it.
Ways to Change a Phone Number on TikTok
1. Delete the Old account
The easiest way to make your phone number available for a different TikTok account is by deleting the old account the phone number is linked to.
You’ll have to wait a 30-day dormancy period after deleting a TikTok account, before the phone number will be available for the new account.
Follow the steps below to delete your TikTok account:
Open the TikTok app and go to your Profile.
Tap on the Menu icon at the upper-right corner of the screen. It looks like three -lines.
Select Settings and Privacy to proceed to the account management menu
Now tap on the Manage Account option.
From here, you’ll be able to delete your TikTok account.
Bear in mind that this will temporarily close your account for 30 days, giving you the window of opportunity to revert the process if you change your mind.
In situations where deleting your TikTok account doesn’t sound palatable to you.
The thought of losing all the likes, comments, and followers which took you a hard time to build makes deleting not an option.
If you’re in such a situation, the following two methods will work-out perfectly for you.
2. Change TikTok Phone Number using your Old Number
You can swap your old account number for a new one if you lost the old one or changed your mobile number.
Open the TikTok mobile app on your Smartphone and go to Profile.
Select the Menu icon (3 dash lines) at the top-most right corner of the display screen
Tap on Settings and Privacy from the options
Next, tap on Manage account
Now Select Phone Number
You’ll be able to change your phone number via code.
3. Change TikTok Phone Number without Using the Old Number
What if I lost my phone and can’t access the number anymore?
Well, the good news is, there’s also a simple technique to change your TikTok Account number, even when you can’t receive a code on the last line.
While there’s no direct way to resolve this issue in the TikTok app, you can file a complaint and mail it to TikTok support.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com detailing how you can’t access the last phone number anymore. It usually takes between 2-5 business days for TikTok to give you feedback on your query, but certain prevailing circumstances can either Fast track or prolong your waiting time.
You can also fill out the TikTok feedback form as an alternative measure to get your issue treated quickly; the feedback forms are attended to more urgently, given the high priority TikTok gives to Viewer’s opinions.
Ways to Login to TikTok without using a Phone Number
You can log in to TikTok using your email address, Twitter, or Facebook account.
Open the TikTok app and head to the Profile section
Tap on the Menu icon and select Settings and Privacy
At the My account tab, click on the Sign-up option.
You can create a TikTok account using your social media accounts or email addresses here.
How to Remove Phone Number from TikTok Profile
People decide to unlink their phone number from a TikTok account for several reasons. Some of these reasons include,
- The previously linked account got deleted/suspended
- They no longer have access to the account
- They changed their lines and didn’t have access to that number anymore
- For other privacy-related reasons.
Whatever your opinion is, follow these steps below to remove your phone number from a TikTok account.
Open the TikTok app and go to Profile
Tap on the three lines at the top-right section (menu icon) to access the privacy and settings page
Select the Settings and Privacy option
Click on Manage account.
Under the Account Information tab, select Phone Number. You’ll be able to change or remove your phone number from your TikTok account.
Which of the methods mentioned in this article did it for you? Let us know in the comments section.