To remove your phone number from TikTok, follow these steps
- Open the TikTok app on your smartphone.
- Tap on the “Profile” icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
- On your profile page, tap the three-dot icon (or the gear icon on iOS) at the top right corner to access the “Settings and Privacy” menu.
- In the “Settings and Privacy” menu, tap on “Manage account.”
- Under the “Account” section, you should see your phone number listed. Tap on it.
- Choose “Remove phone number” or “Change phone number” (the exact wording may vary).
- A pop-up warning will appear, informing you that you will not be able to use the phone number to log in, reset your password, or receive notifications from TikTok after removing it. Confirm that you want to proceed by tapping “Confirm” or “Remove.”
- TikTok will then send a verification code to your registered phone number via SMS. Enter the code when prompted to verify your identity.
- After successful verification, your phone number will be removed from your TikTok account.
Please note that removing your phone number could impact your account security and recovery options. It’s recommended to have another means of account recovery, such as an email address or linking a third-party social media account.
If you are unable to remove your phone number from TikTok
If you are unable to remove your phone number from TikTok, it might be due to the fact that you no longer have access to the phone number associated with your account. This can make it difficult to receive verification codes when trying to remove or change the phone number.
Here’s what you can do in such a situation:
Link an email address or a third-party social media account:
Before trying to change your phone number, make sure you have an alternative method of account recovery linked to your TikTok account, such as an email address or a third-party social media account (e.g., Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc.).
This will help you maintain access to your account even if you lose access to your phone number.
Contact TikTok Support:
If you don’t have access to your old phone number and can’t receive the verification code, you’ll need to contact TikTok Support for assistance. Here’s how:
a. Open the TikTok app and go to your profile.
b. Tap the three-dot icon (or gear icon on iOS) to access the “Settings and Privacy” menu.
c. Scroll down and tap “Report a problem.”
d. Select “Profile & account settings” or a similar category.
e. Choose “I can’t change my phone number” or a related issue.
f. Provide a detailed explanation of your problem, stating that you no longer have access to the phone number associated with your account and need assistance in changing or removing it.
g. Tap “Submit” to send your request to TikTok Support.
It might take some time for the support team to process your request, so please be patient. If your request is approved, they will help you remove or change the phone number associated with your account.
Please note that unlinking a phone number without having an alternative means of account recovery (like an email address or linked social media account) can put your account at risk of being inaccessible in case you forget your password or need to verify your identity. Make sure to have a backup recovery method in place before attempting to remove your phone number.
Does TikTok show your phone number?
No, TikTok does not publicly display your phone number. Your phone number is used for account verification and recovery purposes and is kept private.
Can you have to TikTok accounts with the same phone number?
No, you cannot have two TikTok accounts with the same phone number. Each account requires a unique phone number or email address for registration and verification.
How do I contact TikTok?
To contact TikTok Support, follow these steps:
- Open the TikTok app.
- Go to your profile.
- Tap the three-dot icon (or gear icon on iOS) to access the “Settings and Privacy” menu.
- Scroll down and tap “Report a problem” or “Support.”
- Choose the relevant category and follow the prompts to submit your issue.
Alternatively, you can visit the TikTok Help Center online at https://www.tiktok.com/safety/resources/faq?lang=en and follow the prompts to find answers to common questions or to contact support.
Why is my number already registered on TikTok?
If your phone number is already registered on TikTok, it’s possible that someone else mistakenly used your number, or you previously created an account and forgot about it. In such cases, you can try to recover the account by resetting the password or contact TikTok Support for further assistance.
What if I don’t have access to my phone number for TikTok?
If you don’t have access to your phone number for TikTok, you can try to recover your account using a linked email address or a third-party social media account. If you still have trouble, contact TikTok Support for help with your specific situation.
Can I set up TikTok without a phone number?
Yes, you can set up a TikTok account without a phone number by using an email address or signing up with a third-party social media account like Facebook, Google, or Twitter.
How do I delete my old TikTok account without login?
If you cannot log in to your old TikTok account and want to delete it, you’ll need to contact TikTok Support. Explain your situation, provide the necessary account details (username, associated email address, or phone number), and request assistance in deleting the account. Keep in mind that the support team may require additional information to verify your identity before taking any action on the account.