Has your TikTok account been lost in the digital void, and you’re uncertain of how to retrieve it? You may be struggling with one of three common issues:
- Your account has been blocked or suspended.
- You’ve forgotten your password.
- You’ve deleted your account.
Before resigning to start from scratch with a new account, take heart. Depending on your predicament, there could be a way to retrieve your original account. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you reclaim your TikTok presence.
Recovering a Suspended or Blocked Account
When TikTok blocks your account, it sends you a notification upon your next attempted login.
If you believe you’ve been mistakenly blocked, you can submit a review request. Click on the notification, hit ‘Review request’, and follow the steps provided.
Alternatively, you can directly contact TikTok through their report form: https://www.tiktok.com/legal/report/feedback.
After providing necessary details and explaining your situation, the TikTok team will review your case. If they find an error was made, your account restrictions will be lifted, and you can log back in.
Retrieve Your Account Using Your Username
If your obstacle to access is a forgotten password, the recovery process is simpler. Here’s how to recover your TikTok account using your username:
- Open the TikTok app. Upon opening, the app prompts you to register.
- Instead, select ‘Log in’, located at the bottom of the screen.
- On the following screen, you can sign into your account. If you’ve forgotten your password, select ‘Forgot password?’.
- You will then be given a choice of how to reset your password: either through a text message or the email you used to register your TikTok account.
If you registered your account using Twitter, Facebook, or another social media platform, account recovery becomes even easier.
You simply need to reconnect using your social media profile. Keep in mind that the contact details you used upon registration are crucial for this recovery process. If you forget these, recovering your account becomes significantly more complicated due to TikTok’s security system.
Resurrecting a Deleted Account
If you’ve deleted your TikTok account but regret the decision, you might be in for some disappointment. Deleting an account is usually considered a definitive process, and the account cannot be recovered, requiring you to create a new one.
However, TikTok does provide a grace period. The platform waits 30 days before permanently deleting an account.
If you log back in within this period, you can reactivate your account. Beyond the 30-day limit, your only recourse is to contact TikTok via their support page.
This guide has addressed the three common reasons for needing to recover a TikTok account.
The process might seem daunting, but with these steps, you should be able to regain access to your account and continue delighting your followers with your content.