Changing your password on your social media accounts every so often is never a bad idea. It ensures you have control over your account’s safety. 

If you’ve been a user of TikTok for a while now, you might be thinking the time to change your password has come. If that’s the case then you’ve come to the right blog post! 

We’ll explain how you can change your password on TikTok, along with another trick or two you can use along the way.

 

How to Change Password on TikTok

Depending on whether you forgot your password or remember it and just want to change your password, you can go about changing it two ways. 

If you remember your password and are already logged into your TikTok account, the process of changing your password is simple. Just follow these steps to get started: 

  • Open the TikTok app.
  • Click on your profile in the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • Click on the three horizontal line menu bar in the top right-hand corner. 
  • Click on “Settings and privacy,” then “Manage account.”
  • Click on “Password,” then wait for TikTok to send a code to the phone number you have associated with your account.
  • Enter the 6-digit code.
  • Create your new password. 
  • Note: Your password must have the following:
      • 8-20 characters
      • 1 letter and 1 number
    • 1 special character

TikTok Profile

TikTok Settings and privacy

TikTok Manage Account

TikTok Password

TikTok Code

TikTok Create Password

On the other hand, if you do not remember your TikTok password and you’re not logged into the app, you’ll have to approach this a different way.

  • Open the TikTok app. 
  • Click on one of the options to log in to your account.
    • Tip: Using “Use phone/email/username” might be the easiest option to choose from when trying to reset your password, so we’ll use this example to explain.
  • Click on Email/Username on the top right-hand side. 
  • Click on “Forgot password?”
  • Choose whether you want to reset your password with your phone number or email. 
  • Enter your phone number/email depending on what option you chose. 
  • Wait for TikTok to send you a code and then enter it. 
  • Create your new password. 
  • Note: Your password must have the following:
      • 8-20 characters
      • 1 letter and 1 number
    • 1 special character

TikTok Log in

TikTok Login

TikTok Reset Password

TikTok Number

TikTok Code

TikTok New Password

 

 

How to Change Username on TikTok

Outgrowing your username on social media sites is nothing out of the ordinary. Luckily on TikTok, the option to change your username is available to users but there is one small catch. 

Your username can only be changed once every 30 days, so be sure to choose wisely when you begin the process. 

To get started, follow these steps:

  • Open the TikTok app. 
  • Click on your profile icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Click the “Edit profile” button in the middle of the screen. 
  • Click on username.
  • Type in the new username you want and see if it is available. If it isn’t, you’ll just have to try different variations of it until one becomes available. 
    • Usernames are only allowed to contain letters, numbers, underscores, and periods. 
  • Click “Save.”

TikTok Profile

TikTok Edit Profile

TikTok Username

TikTok Save

How to Change Username on TikTok on Desktop

If you feel like changing your username on your desktop instead, that works too. But even if you decide to use a desktop instead, the rules remain the same. You’ll still only be able to change your username once every 30 days and it will only be allowed to contain letters, numbers, underscores, and periods. 

To get started on changing your username using a desktop, follow these steps:

  • Open tiktok.com in your browser. 
  • Log in to your TikTok account. 
  • Click on your profile icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click “View profile” from the drop-down menu. 
  • Click the “Edit profile” button.
  • Click on the box next to “Username,” and type in your new username. 
  • Click “Save.”

TikTok View Profile

TikTok Edit Profile Desktop

TikTok Username Change

Conclusion

Now that you know how to change your TikTok password, whether you’re already logged into the app or not, and also how to change your username, you’re set to begin resetting your TikTok log-in details to ensure better safety!

Again, it’s never a bad idea to change your log-in information every once in a while, no matter the social media platform. If you’re curious about other platforms, follow these links to change your Instagram password, Snapchat password, or Facebook password

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