Youth should be protected from illicit content, spam, and other users on social media. To sign up for TikTok or give gifts to your favorite creators, you must be at least 13 years old.
You can’t create an account if you are younger than this, or TikTok will delete it. Children are not allowed to share videos on TikTok; it violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Facebook is notorious for deleting accounts with obvious fake birthdays, so you might want to update yours.
We’ll explain how to update your birthday on TikTok in this article. It’s not possible to update your date of birth in the app. You may find it easier to start a new account depending on your age and account age.
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Changing Your Age on TikTok
Even though it’s not the simplest method, you can still correct your birthday on TikTok. As you’re relying on TikTok’s support team, it may take a while for your age to update.
Here’s what you can do – a piece of advice from the TikTok team itself.
- Install the app.
- Log in.
- Right-click the three-dot icon.
- Support is at the bottom.
- Go to Report a Problem.
- Go to Account and Profile.
- Edit your profile.
- On Other.
- Need more help?
- Inform TikTok that your account’s age is incorrect. Detail as much as possible.
- Check your email for a response from TikTok.
TikTok will change your age when you report a problem with the app.
For verification, you will need to upload your government-issued ID or passport. Only these forms of ID are accepted by the company, but it’s worth asking if a school ID or another form of identification will work.
TikTok’s younger audience may not have this type of identification, but it is what the company uses to update your birthday. Minors can get a state ID at any age in most states. You can probably get the proper identification at your local DMV if you don’t have it.
What if TikTok Deleted Your Account?
Lawsuits forced the company to take a stance on young users. As a result, TikTok deleted any accounts with a listed age under 13. Some online forums report that these deletions continue.
If TikTok deletes your account due to your age, what can you do?
TikTok website or app users can report problems by clicking Report a Problem. Disputes can be filed with TikTok by filling out a form. A Government ID proving your age is required.
Your videos will be attached to an email if TikTok deletes your account because you are under 13. You can download them. Anyone having trouble downloading their videos from this email attachment can use a Chrome Extension.
Although there is no official word on whether the accounts will be reactivated once the user turns 13, it doesn’t seem likely. Deactivated TikTok accounts are permanently deleted after 30 days, and many users’ birthdays were incorrect.
Editing Your Profile on TikTok
It’s natural to want to change some information in your social media profile. You entered the wrong phone number or birth date and want to change it.
On TikTok, how do you edit your profile? Several things can be changed, including your profile photo. How.
Changing Your Profile Picture or Video
It’s fun and engaging to change your profile picture. The Edit Profile section of your TikTok account lets you update your image anytime.
- Edit your Profile by tapping on it.
- Choose a new photo.
- Set a new profile photo from your phone or take a new one.
Changing Your Username
If you want to build a loyal audience, don’t change your username if you want to recognize your account. If you want, you can still do it.
- Go to Edit Profile in your Profile.
- Replace your current username with a new one.
For the next 30 days, you cannot change it again.
Changing Your App Language
Here are the steps you should follow to switch your app language:
- Create a profile.
- Setup is available.
- Select Language from the tabs.
- Choose your desired language from the App Language option.
The moment of writing, 39 languages were available.
Deleting Your Account
Delete your account altogether if you’re tired of changing everything. You only need a minute to complete the process. Think about it first to make sure you want to do it before you lose all the content you’ve been posting.
- You’re there.
- Tap on the three-dot icon in the upper right corner to open Settings.
- Go to Manage My Account.
- Delete your account.
If you’ve purchased something in the app, you won’t get a refund.
Add an Account
TikTok lets you have multiple accounts. If you want, you can create a new account without deleting your old one. Follow these instructions to create a secondary account (with the right birthday) using a different login ID:
- In the bottom right corner, tap Me.
- In the upper right-hand corner, tap three horizontal dots.
- Accounts: Scroll down.
- Sign up the same way as your original account with your correct birthday.
While this doesn’t solve your birthday conundrum, it lets you keep your old account and create a new one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s some more helpful information.
TikTok implemented policies in the past to protect users from scammers. Their ability to send money to others in the app is primarily affected. Under 18 year olds cannot send or receive TikTok gifts due to TikTok’s community guidelines.
If you are under 18, you cannot send or receive gifts on TikTok. There is a workaround for this issue, however. Many TikTok users put a PO box address in their bio so that others can send them gifts and order things from their Amazon wishlists. Beware; this method may be unsafe.
To go live, users must follow two rules. A minimum of 1,000 followers is required. Second, you must be 16 or older. You won’t be able to access these features until you’re 16 years old, even if you follow the steps above.
Double-Check the Info
When registering on a platform, app, or anything similar, don’t make mistakes. Now you see how a simple typo can result in your account being deleted, causing you to lose all your content. Take your time, double check everything, and don’t rush.
Have you updated your TikTok profile? Comment below and let us know.